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Celebrity Solstice Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Review for Celebrity Solstice to the Western Mediterranean
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TnTravel
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2012
Cabin: Sky Suite 1

We were celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary so chose a longer cruise in a different part of the world than we usually cruise. The flight over meant that we had gone without sleep for over 40 hours before boarding ship. Should have stayed in Barcelona overnight.

The ship was lovely, the wait staff attentive, the drinks prices reasonable, our table mates delightful, and the food excellent. We were in a Suite and Captain Club Select so enjoyed many perks.

There was a problem embarking. At the Duty Free Shop we bought two bottles of wine for our room. Two men at ship said we could not take them to our room. The brochure clearly states that we may. They finally let us go but we resented the hassle.

Cabin Review

Sky Suite 1

Cabin S1

2150 Aft Sky Suite

Huge with way more storage than needed by two people. Bath large enough with great rain shower. Butler, Chip, was very attentive and quick to help with reservations etc. On his own he brought me melted butter for my morning grits. The steward, Charlie, kept us well supplied and our room clean.

Problem was metal chairs scraping against concrete on the bar above our heads. Our deck was completely covered which was nice, but I don't know that I would choose to be on 12 again.

Port Reviews

Villefranche

First day of cruise so went ashore to explore on our own. Lovely town with small beach. Enjoyed lunch outside at cafe with free wi-fi. There is a small soap factory where we purchased gifts. Felt ike part of the village.

Rome (Civitavecchia)

Not docked in Rome. Most excursions started very early in day and lasted nine hours. Chose to take train to St. Peter's Station and then walk. Very hot in Rome. Very confusing even with two maps in our hands. After seeing most of the sights, we got a taxi to Termini Station. Be warned that it is two levels and there is no one to help you find your train. Not sure exploring Rome alone is good idea.

Kotor

Never been to Montenegro or Croatia and was stunned by beauty of both places. In Kotor we were on own own again but had a good map from concierge desk. Lunch was outside at Hotel Rendevous where waitress was able to convert prices in to Euros for us. Relaxing day.

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