Mary kept our cabin tip top shape. I was happy there was plenty of room under the bed for empty suitcases. Storage was good, the balcony was well worth it to us. The vacuum toilets took some getting used to (along with the swaying of the ship in open sea) but we adjusted and just enjoyed the scenery (what we were primarily there for anyway). Read entire member review >>
Excellent stateroom experience, just a pity that there no 'freebies' in the fridge to welcome us onboard for the first time. Nice to have silent air conditioning! Although I mentioned my wife's birthday to the steward there was nothing done to the cabin to celebrate this. Read entire member review >>
It was generally quite nice, although 2 of the nights at sea it was not as calm as at a port (and not that bad at all) yet we could hear a clanging sound throughout the night, very hard to sleep through yet we couldn't find what it was!
The ceiling above the TV was making a little creaking noise but the clanging dominated. Read entire member review >>
Loved the location - close to the lifts and midship so there was less movement. Lots of storage space especially in the bathroom. Bed very comfy and room for the suitcases under the bed Read entire member review >>
The cabins are great. Good sized bathroom. Very well decorated and equipped. Balcony makes massive difference to the overall experience. Cabin steward Michelle was a lovely lady. Room service for morning coffee was excellent and all the staff who brought it very chirpy and friendly. Great standard overall Read entire member review >>
The cabin was absolutely great. Clean, spacious and comfy. And actually had quiet neighbors this time. Plenty of storage space, probably one of the first times we didn't use all the drawers/shelves. Perfect location, pretty much mid-ship so access to elevators/stairs was a breeze. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was well placed near midship and easy to get to activities either below or above us. We took stairs most of the time when going to the bars and dining. We loved the balcony view, although we kept too busy to spend much time there. It was great to monitor the weather (stunning!) and location. We were very pleased with the layout and the size of the cabin. It was not cramped for the two of us. We would book a similar cabin again. Read entire member review >>
The stateroom (balcony) was very roomy- long enough that it had a full size sofa vs loveseat size. Plenty of storage in the main stateroom and bath area. The faucet over the basin was a bit annoying as it extended into the bowl which made it awkward to use when washing face, etc. Drapes were heavy enough to make the room dark, but sheers available also.
King-size bed had curved corners which made it easier to walk around since space is limited. Bed was comfortable.
Only one evening was there a folded animal towel. Later in the week though folded animal towels by the different attendants were on display on the deck. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was mid-ship. Our stateroom attendant, Marlon, and his assistant, Elmer, did an excellent job having our cabin cleaned daily. Marlon thanked us mid way through our cruise for us keeping the cabin picked up so he could clean it more easily. He said so many just leave clothes where they were dropped when taken off.
This stateroom had plenty of storage in both the cabin and bathroom. We were unaware of two huge storage bins above the bed, until we were on our third day. We thought it was for extra pillows and blankets.
If there was a negative concerning this stateroom, it would be we were only one deck above the lifeboats and we could not look directly down at the water. On a day we had rough seas, we were thankful it was mid-ship. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was wonderful and had plenty of room for clothes etc. The cabin staff were fantastic and kept the cabin in tip top shape. The bathroom had wonderful toiletries and had a shower screen. Read entire member review >>
Really good, had 2 reclining chairs on the balcony, the room was kept spotless. The tv Screen was big. one thing about that though, on your account and you click your name you see all products paid for, then you click into the husbands and it shows the same items pau=id for, id prefer if it showed what was bought with each card. Read entire member review >>
Nice room - typical of a balcony room. Bed comfortable, nice shower, a few drawers, lots of hanging space for clothes, nice chairs on the balcony. The couch was very uncomfortable to sit on. It was basically big square chunks of hard foam pieces covered in vinyl. It was more of a day bed. Bed linens were very good, as were the towels. Large screen TV with many movies to choose from. Room attendants were terrific. But view was somewhat obstructed to the front by the bump out cabins just to the left. Also the lifeboats did obstruct the view down. The lifeboats you see in the pictures on the web page are NOT the lifeboats actually on the Solstice now. They are all orange, and some are HUGE (the ones used as tenders). To be fair, they didn't impact views straight out, but it was difficult to take pictures without those big orange behemoths at the bottom of most of the pictures. The 3 lifeboats right by our balcony were much bigger than others and were used as tenders. The nights before we arrived in a tendering port, crew would be loading these tenders with "stuff" to be taken off ship in the morning. They were very noisy until all hours. This room was NOT supposed to be an "obstructed view". We were assured by Celebrity that it wasn't, and that the life boats wouldn't be an issue. WRONG. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was perfect, it was big enough for everything we required. Our Stateroom attendants were legends. Morris and Imade were some of the happiest guys on the boat. They were always smiling and always keen for a chat. They also made us some really cool towel animals!! Read entire member review >>
Level 7 is a great location on the central hump, looks straight down to the sea. Also handy if elevators are slow and you need to use the stairs. Short walk to common areas on levels 3-5. Minimal motion from sea swells. Very clean, well maintained. Fabulous bed.
Twice a day servicing of the room is lovely for the stay at home Mum, the ultimate luxury.
I believe these cabins would go very quickly when cruise is opened for bookings. If travelling in a family group try to get interconnecting cabins. They are indicated by the dashed line on the deck plans. I would rather book one of these and than pay for the speciality restaurants than get concierge or aqua cabins. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was located slightly forward of mid ship. It was very comfortable and had plenty of storage. It was quiet (except for the heavy-footed passengers above us) and the bed was very comfortable. Read entire member review >>
Foreword just around from elevators on Deck 7 (Sunrise Deck) - hubby has a bad knee and can't do stairs so being close to lifts was great. Quiet room, good location, life rafts are just a deck or two below and do obscure clear view straight down to water/waves slightly, but didn't worry us...see above description for details. Read entire member review >>
Average size cabin, plenty of drawers, & closets space. Decent size shower, good lighting, comfortable bed. Quiet, would book it again.Convenient to elevators and all event venues. Partial obstruction just below the balcony due to lifeboats. Read entire member review >>
I think that I have completely covered this in my ship report.However here is the section on our cabin 6172
There is plenty of space -- we never felt crowded or were aware that there were over 2,800 passengers on board.
Cabin -- door opens OUT into a recess in the corridor!
Overall facilities -- double or twin beds, very small bedside table with two narrow shelves under.- thin chocolate on pillow at night with turn down service
Plenty of room for cases under bed. Above bed storage for bed cushions, extra doona, blanket
Life jackets under bed in a basket
Bible in the top drawer
Lounge -- seats up to 4, small oval table
TV -- flat screen -- can swivel. Interactive with keyboard to book excursions etc.
Safe -- in wardrobe, easy to use and larger than on most ships
Frig -- mini bar -- some heat transfer to side drawers
Next to mini bar frig - Two shallow top drawers (do not store medicines or first aid kit in these as they get quite warm); three deeper drawers below,
Cupboard above frig = in size to two shallow drawers
Marble top "desk" with chair. Drawer under holds interactive keyboard and hair dryer
Powerpoints -- 2 X US flat 2 pin (110), 1 X Europe/Asia round 2 pin (220)
Mirror with light above.
Wardrobe -- two door -- standard is for 24 hangers -- we had 4 with trouser clips.
Drop down bracket if needed for hanging shirts, tops
Three shelves -- two below safe, one above
Two bathrobes, one umbrella, one Celebrity bag (re-cycled material similar to those used for shopping)
Shower is excellent -- good amount of room with glass sliding doors, not a shower curtain
Foot rest in shower
Large mirror with power point above -- takes both flat and round 2 pin plugs (110/220)
Bath towel, hand towel, washer and bath mat
Double towel rail
Moisturiser, shampoo, conditioner, real soap (not bath gel), tissues, shower cap, cotton balls and cotton buds
Hair dryer -- in desk drawer
No clothes line, however ample room to attach elastic extendable line from hooks in shower over glass screen to towel rail.
Basin -- small if you are doing your washing!
Storage -- 2 tiny drawers (6" X 5") -- probably of little use
Side cabinet with glass door 4 shelves (not very wide but deep enough for a wash bag or makeup bag, wooden cabinet below with three shelves
Dim light in bathroom stays on at night
Good size and depth. Two comfortable mesh chairs, round wooden top table, high privacy screens between staterooms, high glass panels.
1 - TV guide
2 - Cruise director channel
3 - Shore Excursions
4 - Port Talk and Shopping
5 - Bridge view
6 - Navigational map
7 - Celebrity Life (Lecturers)
8 - Movie channel
9 - Engage
10 -- Fox News
11 - MSNBC
12 - BBC World News
13 - CNBC
14 - Sky News Australia
15 - Fox Sports
16 - Fox 8
17 - Fox Footy channel
18 - Comedy
19 -- Arena
20 - Bio Read entire member review >>
Great cabin, plenty of storage in the cabin and in the bathroom. Great balcony, totally uninterrupted view. Did not hear a sound from the rooms either side of us. Also read it was noisy because it was just above the theatre - this was not the case at all. Read entire member review >>
good cabin design, but drawers too small. we were unfortunate to have noisy neibours, tv on at 6 most morning and very loud.otherwise the cabin was ok. good bathroom. comfortable bed. Read entire member review >>
This cabin was dead aft; concierge class. My husband chose this cabin because he liked to be able to see the view from Port and Starboard. That part was great. And, the bonus was the long walk to the cabin several times a day, when we compensated for the great food!
A typical balcony cabin; we were unable to figure out any other reason to choose concierge class in the future.
The afternoon canapes were uninteresting and not worth eating; the bottle of sparkling wine was flat dreadful and when I tried to get some help from the concierge my call was never returned.
While this didn't, at all, spoil any part of the cruise, it was a lesson learned. We wouldn't spend money for a concierge class cabin again. Read entire member review >>
We had an oceanview balcony on deck 9, room 9284. It had ample space for your clothes but they could give you some more hangers. The bathroom and shower for fine. We were on the hump and right in the middle of the ship and very close to the center elevators which was very convenient. Not noisy at all and was a great location. We were on the starboard side. I think either side would have been OK. Read entire member review >>
We found our cabin and balcony to be excellent ---only distraction is we could here the band way down on the third deck atrium too late into the night.
More than enough storage space, the bed very comfortable --balcony a good size,
bathroom great, with roomy shower - and folding doors instead of a curtain.
TV system very helpful and clear. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 7244, category 2A, mid-ship, well laid out, bed near bathroom, ample storage space, quiet, close to elevators. Balcony overlooks life boats, but otherwise view is unobscured. Read entire member review >>
Balcony cabin forward on deck 7. Nice size and very quiet location. Closet ample for 7 days but could've been larger for a longer cruise. Balcony adequate with table large enough to have breakfast on. Full size leather sofa and coffee table nice almost comparable to mini suites on other ships. Read entire member review >>
Staterooms 7231 & 7235
Our cabins (we had two) were situated on Deck 7 on the "hump". In comparison to Princess, our cabins could only be described as a step up to the standard balcony cabin we would normally book. Our room had the settee near the bathroom, the bed (very comfortable) by the balcony. The sofa sat opposite a wall-mounted flat-screen TV (with interactive elements to allow you, in theory, to see your bill online, order excursions, view your photos etc). I say 'in theory' as we somehow managed to add the same photo to the basket about 19 times and then couldn't find the delete button. I wouldn't mind, but it's wasn't even a photo we particularly liked nor wanted... unless, of course, I knew how to shave about 20lb off my profile with Paintshop Pro! The wardrobe/drawer space was more than adequate with ample hangers provided.
The bathroom was, in contrast to Princess, a real success... if only for the generous size of the shower cubicle and the proper screen (as opposed to a curtain). There was more than enough storage space for your toiletries etc. The only negative here would be the size of towels. A couple of bath sheets definitely wouldn't have gone amiss and we resorted to using the beach towels that were provided instead.
Please note both of our balconies were slightly affected by the infamous X! Approximately a third of each one had a triangular shaped tinted film applied to the glass. I can honestly say this would not deter me from booking these staterooms again. For us it really wasn't a big deal or something to get worked up about. You can see through it and I suppose I would describe it as like looking through a tinted car windscreen. I might feel a bit differently about a stateroom with the entire glass tinted, but as ours was only partially obscured it was fine.
The proximity of our cabin to the bank of lifts was a great bonus and the location itself was very quiet with little or no through traffic other than from those folk in neighbouring staterooms.
That said we had families with young children on either side of our stateroom. Noise travels and we could, most evenings, hear crying through the walls. This led to the conclusion that the partition walls could be better sound proofed. Mind you I got my own back by causing my own disturbance when we finally disembarked at 6am on the 17th. Believe me there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth... such was my reluctance to get off the ship. Read entire member review >>
Wall mounted flat screen TV projects too much sound into adjacent cabin! We were on the "Bump" at midship. I recommend others choose elsewhere, as there is too much wind to use the balcony at cruising speed, along with the noise from the wind passing around the partitions. Read entire member review >>
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