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Celebrity Solstice Review

5.0 / 5.0
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2128 reviews
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1st time on Celebrity Cruise.

Review for Celebrity Solstice to the USA
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Holomoku
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2013
Cabin: Concierge Class 1

This being our first time on a Cruise Line other than Princess we were just plain amazed at the beauty of the ship inside and out.

We did not have to participate in the bus adventure from San Diego to Ensenada to embark. We came into Ensenada on a Princess ship and then just walked across the pier to board the Solstice. Everyone that came from San Diego on the buses had their Sea Pass Cards already, but it only took about 10 min. for someone to take our information that the ramp and go make up our cards. We were onboard in about 15 min. from disembarking the Princess ship.

With the lovely ship we were expecting great service, but that was not to be. The staff were efficient and did greet everyone, but it was robotic. We did see the Glass Blowing show, but there are not enough seats for everyone. The show was well done and explained in laymans terms. The Theater Shows were better than Princess with the Cirque style show above and beyond anything we expected to see at sea. Having the two level theater seating is a big plus. Having grown up on the West Coast and done other coatal cruises we did not take any of the tours offered. The Tender operation into Santa Barbara went very smoothly, good job.

Cabin Review

Concierge Class 1

Cabin C1

Our CC group did a cabin crawl and after viewing all the cabins I am still confused about the different classifications of Concierge Cabins. There was no difference in the size, only the layout arrangement. The showers are great in size and features, the general bath layout is good. Closet is too small and poorly arranged. The cages under the beds are useless and take up too much room. Way too easy to slam the door if the veranda door is open, it is almost dangerous. 1008 is a Starboard room 4 back from the Bridge on the same level, so any view forward is blocked by the Bridge. It is a long way down the hall, but then we like Bow cabins.

Port Reviews

Los Angeles

I grew up on the West Coast and have been to all but one of the ports so we did not take any tours from the ship.

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