1. Home
  2. Cruise Reviews
  3. Celebrity Solstice

Excellant. The Royal Suite accommodation. Basically a hotel suite on water.

The butler Tague and the room attendant Armed. By far the best trained and presented of any cruise we have been on. Anticipated rather than have to be asked.

Cleanliness throughout the ship

Staff overall.

Very Good

The price of goods in the shops. Some about half of that on the land.

Hint Wait for the sales later in the cruise. 40-50% off was common

Average

Quality of food on board. Plenty of it but

Poor

Communications: Beware boarding time is a tiered approach. The higher up on the ship the earlier your boarding is. Was not informed of this by Celebrity until 48 hours prior to boarding. A bit late to change air flights booked 30 days in advance.

Shuttle service. Its been reported before.

Drinks package: Not worth the money unless you are like my brother in law who would use his quota by breakfast. Drink prices surprisingly were the same as on land

Hint Buy the 355mill wine carafe. It was very good Californian for $11

Cocktails and Spirits about $7-8 a glass.

Land packages.

Very expensive.

Hint. Go ashore you will find local operators at half the cost. We did.

Overall impression

This is a big ship with 3000 guests. We had a very good suite, and paid for that experience. We felt on our cruise the public areas were swamped with guests reading or sleeping.We retreated to out lounge room, a privilege most did not share.

The Oceanview buffet was generally overfull requiring my wife to wait at the table when one became available so not to lose it.This was unacceptable.

We will not be repeating our experience on these larger ships again

 

Tips for Australians on the Celebrity Solstice

Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review by archer66

Trip Details

Excellant. The Royal Suite accommodation. Basically a hotel suite on water.


The butler Tague and the room attendant Armed. By far the best trained and presented of any cruise we have been on. Anticipated rather than have to be asked.


Cleanliness throughout the ship


Staff overall.


Very Good


The price of goods in the shops. Some about half of that on the land.


Hint Wait for the sales later in the cruise. 40-50% off was common


Average


Quality of food on board. Plenty of it but


Poor


Communications: Beware boarding time is a tiered approach. The higher up on the ship the earlier your boarding is. Was not informed of this by Celebrity until 48 hours prior to boarding. A bit late to change air flights booked 30 days in advance.


Shuttle service. Its been reported before.


Drinks package: Not worth the money unless you are like my brother in law who would use his quota by breakfast. Drink prices surprisingly were the same as on land


Hint Buy the 355mill wine carafe. It was very good Californian for $11


Cocktails and Spirits about $7-8 a glass.


Land packages.


Very expensive.


Hint. Go ashore you will find local operators at half the cost. We did.


Overall impression


This is a big ship with 3000 guests. We had a very good suite, and paid for that experience. We felt on our cruise the public areas were swamped with guests reading or sleeping.We retreated to out lounge room, a privilege most did not share.


The Oceanview buffet was generally overfull requiring my wife to wait at the table when one became available so not to lose it.This was unacceptable.


We will not be repeating our experience on these larger ships again


 

archer66’s Full Rating Summary
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Cabin
Fitness & Recreation
Shore Excursions
Rates
Service

Cabin Review

Cabin 1614

ROYAL SUITE 1614.

Very spacious maintained to perfection by the best butler and room attendant we have experienced.
No noise from either the passage our above or adjoining
Perfectly positioned in the midships.
Great bathroom with twin basins, rainshower and spa bath.
Second toilet and handbasin was a bonus.
We were presented with a bottle of wine, scotch and vodka as well as mixers.
Afternoon tea was to the room at 4.00pm
Breakfast to your cabin by the butler was a welcome relief.

  Celebrity Solstice Deck Plans