Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review by Kidstons
- Sail Date: January 2013
- Destination: Australia & New Zealand
- Cabin Type: Family Veranda
Only quibble is that Ocean Grill where most breakfast and lunch is eaten in very overcrowded which seems strange given that there is so much other public space that is so under-utilised - I think they need to turn another of these spaces into another casual dining room. It got so busy it was often a bit dirty and grubby as the wait/cleaning staff could not keep up with the turnover of diners, so this room would only rate a 2 or 3 unlike the 5 I have given for other public rooms.
We didn't want a cruise specifically aimed at families, with the unecessary chaos of water slides etc - we much prefer a more rounded environment with simple deck games and a nice pool any age can enjoy. All three generations really enjoyed it. It's actually pretty good value compared to a luxury resort style family holiday. I would definitely recommend this as a family holiday for children 7-10, with or without grandparents. It was a really nice change and we will do it again.
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