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Celebrity Solstice Review

5.0 / 5.0
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2121 reviews
30 Awards

Venice and more

Review for Celebrity Solstice to the Eastern Mediterranean
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2012
Cabin: Sunset Veranda

My husband and I went on our 2nd Celebrity cruise 27 August to 8 September 2012. Apart from Venice, where it rained on both occasions we have visited, the weather was perfect. It was a wonderful itinerary as all the ports were beautiful. The Solstice is a very stable ship and even when we had storms on a couple of nights, I did not feel the ship moving. Our first time on Celebrity was the Constellation. Both are lovely ships and did not disappoint.

The crew were excellent - friendly, polite and nothing was too much trouble. The ship was very clean and the whole ship deserved its 5 stars. We did notice some changes though, mainly with the food. We had 1st seating in the restaurant on a table of 10 and they were a good mix of really lovely people. The meat dishes were excellent and the steaks were huge and perfectly cooked. However, every night the vegetables were the same and the overall menu was quite limited. I wasn't really tempted by the desserts which were mostly the same each night. The buffet restaurant, although very good quality food, was also the same every day and very often most of the buffet areas were roped off and cleared away quite quickly, making choice even more limited.

The other criticism is the entertainment. Once the show in the theatre was over there was very little else to do (everyone seemed to be complaining about this). There were plenty of bars but most were almost empty as there was little or no entertainment. If you decided to stay on the ship during the ports of call, again there was very little effort made by the entertainment crew.

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