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Celebrity Solstice Review

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Australian and Bali on the Solstice with Perth and Sydney

Review for Celebrity Solstice to Australia & New Zealand
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2013
Cabin: Deluxe Veranda 1A

Australian and Bali on the Solstice with Perth and Sydney before and after

On our first trip to Australia, we selected a Celebrity cruise on the Solstice called the Top End cruise from Perth (Freemantle port) around the west, north and east coasts of Australia, ending in Sydney, from February 15, ending March 4. The cruise included stops in Bali, Indonesia for two nights, as well as Port Hedland, Darwin, Yorkey's Knob (Cairns), Brisbane and Sydney.

We arrived in Perth on February 12th after a brutal series of flights from Jacksonville, Florida. We departed Jacksonville about 2:30PM and arrived in Perth two days later about 12:30PM. The 14 hour flight from Los Angeles to Sydney was the worst part of the trip. Still, if you want to visit Australia from North American, the trip will be long. Our Delta flights up to Sydney and Virgin Australia flight to Perth were all good. We had good service and the food wasn't bad. We watched several movies on the long flight. I think movies help pass the time better on long flights than anything else. The Virgin Australia flight was good, the seats recline more than on any airline seat from any airline. Also, the lunch we had on the flight was quite good.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Veranda 1A

Cabin 1A

9211 was great, on the hump, with a slightly larger angled balcony.

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