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2 Celebrity Solstice Cruise Reviews for Cruises for the Disabled Cruises to Caribbean - Southern

My roomie and I cruised on Jan. 10, 2010. 5 stars for embarkation. 4 stars for the beautiful ship. 0 stars for the ugly view of the glass elevators and the Atrium tiny area. 3 stars for food. Other cruiselines have better food than ... Read More
My roomie and I cruised on Jan. 10, 2010. 5 stars for embarkation. 4 stars for the beautiful ship. 0 stars for the ugly view of the glass elevators and the Atrium tiny area. 3 stars for food. Other cruiselines have better food than the Soltice. 5 stars for dinner service from my waiter and assist. 0 stars for us singles. They never had a Singles Meet and Mingle for us singles like Carnival cruise ship does. 0 stars for no religious services. 3 stars for the ship stores for shopping. They didn't have much to buy. I only bought a lanyard that I needed for my cabin card. I love to shop on cruise ships. 0 stars for not giving us Trivia players any gifts for winning. 0 stars for having lousy late night snacks at the buffet which was card-board pizza and other heavy foods. I like to eat jello but it was always suger free. I don't eat foods with fake sugars. 5 stars for married couple activities. The married couples had fun. 5 stars for a peaceful cruise. It was nice and quiet inside the ship. Out on deck was too windy at night. 0 stars for the value of the price I paid. Very lonely for us singles. Plus, the food wasn't extra special as I expected because I have cruised on Celebrity three times. 3 stars for breakfast and lunch service in the dinning room. It was terrible because the waiters are not trained to serve us the right way. I have cruised 47 times on 7 cruiselines since l973. I always have a good time on all cruise ships. It is just that the Soltice is over priced for what we get. They have gotten cheap on their food quality. It has nothing to do with it being a large ship. I have cruised on the new Carnival Splendor and I like their food a lot better than the Soltice. SORRY.... 0 Stars for the Everglades tour since it was raining and the boat had lots of leaks on the roof. I got soaking wet. I should have stayed on the tour bus. We only saw one alligator.... not worth the suffering and money I paid. The tour bus driver took out our luggage in the rain and we had to wait on the bus until all the luggage was out of the bus. I noticed some of my things inside my luggage was damp from the rain. Final words..... I said to my roomie during our cruise...."Lets wait until we get home to talk about our cruise since we were having a lousy time. I didn't want to make it worse for us by being all negative on the cruise ship. The people who live in Florida get the best last minute deals so I don't think they will complain because they pay a lower last minute rate. The worse part of me which is really petty to some people reading this.... but I totally disliked the dinning room chairs because they didn't have a way to hang my beautiful silk hand-bag on the side of my chair. I had to put it on the floor. I didn't like that. My roomie told me I needed to buy me a device where you can hang your hand-bag at a table. I need to buy that. Yes, I admit I am being petty but I was truly disappointed that Celebrity has gone down-hill overall. Sorry Celebrity. You need to improve. Luci Read Less
Sail Date January 2010
This would be our twelfth cruise together - Celebrity, RCL and Carnival. We are in our mid 50's. This had to be our worst cruise ever. We are very easy going but what they did to us was beyond belief. I just don't want to ... Read More
This would be our twelfth cruise together - Celebrity, RCL and Carnival. We are in our mid 50's. This had to be our worst cruise ever. We are very easy going but what they did to us was beyond belief. I just don't want to cruise with Celebrity anymore. I have developed painful knees, and walk with a cane. We were fortunate enough to pick a room on the 9th floor that was two steps from the elevator, and because there wasn't three sets of elevators on this class of ship - normally forward, aft and midship, we felt we were very fortunate. The room we selected was room 9231. When we checked in, they had 'upgraded' us - to Concierge class, on the 12th floor, two blocks from the elevator, almost to aft, to room 1242. We had a bottle of chilled champagne in our room when we arrived - we don't drink. We gave the bottle to the room steward. The walking to and from our room did me in and I came home with both extreme knee and foot pain. It was too much for me and I don't feel I would have suffered as much in the original room we picked. Also, we were directly below the Oceanview cafe and bar and all night long they cleaned or did something because we could hear carts being moved and containers being dropped and it was very noisy. We usually sleep like babies when we cruise but not this time. DO NOT book a room on this floor near the aft if you need quiet at night - you will not get it. The other two problems were the overhang over the balcony on this level is extended and therefore your balcony does not get any sun; my husband had to go out to the pool deck to get some sun, and the motion felt on this ship was significant and many people were ill the first two days. We have been in rough seas before but have never been tossed around in bed like we were on this ship. For the first time ever in my cruising experience, by the second night I was quite scared. After we reached San Juan, the motion situation calmed down and was much better. We did complain to guest relations after our first night, and asked to be moved - they said there was nothing they could do - Head Office had 'upgraded' some Captain Club members so that they could sell off the cheaper rooms, and as it was a full ship they was nowhere we could move to. They also mentioned we were the seventh family to complain that morning. We wrote to the Hotel Director, whose assistant called us and virtually said the same thing. Celebrity did not care about the extra walking that I would have to do to get to my 'upgraded' room, and all the other inconveniences. While Celebrity Solstice is a beautiful ship, and service in the rooms and dining experience are second to none, our dream vacation was marred by the location of our room and the nocturnal activities that occurred on the floor above us - we came home very tired and for myself in a lot of pain. My husband said we paid Celebrity to torture us. Read Less
Sail Date December 2008
Celebrity Solstice Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.5
Dining 4.5 4.1
Entertainment 4.5 3.8
Public Rooms 5.0 4.6
Fitness Recreation 5.0 4.1
Family 4.0 4.1
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.7
Enrichment 5.0 3.8
Service 5.0 4.4
Value For Money 4.5 4.0
Rates 4.0 4.2

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