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Alaska Celebrity Solstice Alaska Cruise Reviews

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67 Alaska Celebrity Solstice Alaska Cruise Reviews


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kimb3itz

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good but some disappointments

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I had sailed on Celebrity Summit to Alaska several years ago and it was excellent. This time, on the aging Solstice, while most of the service was top notch, there were disappointments. First, our luggage was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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DarKong

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Would definitely go again, wish there was less upselling

I chose this cruise because I wanted a roundtrip cruise to Alaska from a US port. This cruise checked the boxes. This ship was recommended by a travel agent friend who frequently cruises. This was a second cruise ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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idreaminchocolate

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

FABULOUS itinerary; ship experience was okay

My husband cruised on the Celebrity Solstice ship, May 24-31, round trip from Seattle to Alaska. On our cruise, we visited Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway, Alaska, as well as visited Victoria, BC, Canada. We were ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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ziggydssp

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just okay, was expecting much bettter

We lucked out with good weather but the cruise did not meet our expectations. Just about everything was just pretty average other than cleanliness which was great. The ship was very clean and well maintained. . ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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drummondcreek

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

As much a review of Alaska cruise as Celebrity Solstice

We took this cruise because our friends really wanted to. Wasn't on our bucket list but we were game. In the end we enjoyed ourselves but it wasn't what I would call the cruise of a lifetime. Our overall take ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Mardog98

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

I took this particular cruise because travel agency it was too of the line. The staff was excellent as were the cabins. My biggest complaint was the food. I would rate it cafeteria quality at best. My friend who ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Hawaiiatheart

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointing experience

For the first time ever, we were extremely disappointed in our Celebrity cruise. We are long time Celebrity customers and for the last six years have sailed at least once a year in their aqua class cabins. It ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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shyte

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Boring ship

I was really excited about going on the Celebrity Solstice but once I got on board I was bored. The daily activities are really a joke unless you want to be sold something. The bars were really all the same with no ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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derekt75

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Hire any American parent to help with kids' food.

Background: I’ve traveled several times on DCL without kids and then with kids. I’ve been on the Wonder and the Dream. I recently sailed on the Celebrity Solstice to Alaska with a 6 and 3 yr old. Here ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Silver06Poodle

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Lots of up-selling and spa a ripoff

We chose this Alaska Cruise to celebrate a birthday, 10 adults. The itinerary was really good. My complaints about this ship is mainly 2 things. 1. Compared to other cruises, there was always up-selling. Everyone ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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billslowsky

11 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

You're on your own for entertainment

Traveled with two other couples, all wanted to see Alaska and Celebrity offered a good package that included beverages for the same cost as Royal, where we have done most travel. As others have noted, the ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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31cruises

9 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Celebrity letdown

Alaska was never a destination I wanted to cruise however my family wanted to. so away we go. This cruise left from Seattle, which was a let down as a city, lots of homeless on the streets, didn't feel safe and very ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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chewie 10

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Observation deck "CLOSED for a private party!!!"

This is the 3rd cruise to Alaska on the Celebrity Line. 1st one was on the Century, 2nd on the Infinity and this one on the Solstice. The best of them was the Century. Truly an elegant ship. I've been told It's ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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idclement

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship, terrible ports

My family and I were invited on this cruise by my cousin who wanted to celebrate her retirement later on this year. I was a part of the younger group of my family so of course we had different experience than the ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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tuffy0317

6 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Alaska was wonderful, Celebrity was meh

It was a mixed bag for us: We were in concierge class and for the first time in 9 cruises I can say our room steward was not up to par. Our room was actually dirty (coffee stains, clumps of hair, the last ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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ctarias

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Celebrity is not what it used to be

This was our 3rd sailing with Celebrity. Don't get me wrong, Alaska was AMAZING. The passage thru Endecott fjord and the Dawes glacier was a true Experience. The ship got very close to the glacier and Captain ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Georgia77

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Alaska is stunning. Solstice is all about the upsell.

The pros, clean ship. Staff constantly cleaning and organizing public area bathrooms very nice and clean. Captain Tasso is cool and safe and the crew does a great job navigating and keeping us safe. I traveled ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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username2017

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

It was the best of times (the cruise) it was the worst of times(the embarkation)

We wanted a high quality experience with good amenities and service. Reviews on Celebrity indicated that this was an excellent choice for an Alaskan cruise. Our cruise on the Solstice left from Vancouver May ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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silvergiraffe

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great ports, great Captain, disappointing food.

We chose this cruise for it's excellent itinerary and enjoyed the ports in spite of the rain. The highlights were the wonderful Hubbard Glacier, the White Pass Railway and the beautiful Butchart Gardens. The ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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nsk40

1 Review Written

Just Good, Not Great

We wanted to go to Alaska from Seattle and have enjoyed our last 3 Celebrity cruises. Getting on the ship was a breeze and it was helpful to have concierge status. The ship is beautiful, the staff was great but ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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bjhoff1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very poor all the way round

we had cruise with Celebrity to Alaska before and it was so good we decided to go again with family. The solistice was a disappointment, It is very much in need of a refurbishment, there was signs of wear all ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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goldenren

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

We love cruising, but this was not our favorite.

We wanted to return to Alaska 32 years after our previous cruise. Ship was acceptable, a little worse for wear. Dining was disappointing, especially the specialty restaurants. Bars were adequate, and Martini Bar ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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retiredcruiser2000

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Too many changes to their style of cruising

We chose this destination because my niece had never been up to Alaska. I've enjoyed it for many years. I've cruised on many lines & previously on the Constellation (out of Dover, UK), Infinity and Millenium in ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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magicdreamer

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Highs and Lows

I have cruised on two other cruise lines and decided to try Celebrity this time. Some parts of the experience were impressive and others very disappointing. The embarkation process was smooth, but lengthy. We ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Ranoel

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Not quite what I expected

My second time to Alaska, the first being on RCCL Radiance of the Seas in 2001. First time on Celebrity. Very few kids (schools back in most places)-ship was sold out. Since kiddo grown, decided to give X a try. ...
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Sail Date August 2016


Celebrity Solstice Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.4
Dining4.54.1
Entertainment4.53.8
Public Rooms5.04.6
Fitness Recreation5.04.1
Family4.04.5
Enrichment5.03.8
Service5.04.4
Value For Money4.54
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