Bez's Transpacific Trip: Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review by pbez

Celebrity Solstice 5
Member Since 2013

Overall Member Rating

Bez's Transpacific Trip

Sail Date: October 2013
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
Embarkation: Honolulu
Well, what can you say about French Polynesia?? The most beautiful azure/turquoise waters in the world. Bora Bora was exceptionally beautiful. Our trip started in Honolulu the day before departure. We stayed at the Ilikai Hotel, Waikiki beach. Gorgeous hotel with an inside/outside restaurant. People were extremely friendly and it was in a great location with a small lagoon out back. They were also filming Hawaii 5-0 behind the hotel.

Next day at noon, we boarded the luxurious M/S Celebrity Solstice. Breathtaking ship, to say the least. Check-in was a breeze due to the on-line check-in feature on Celebrity's website. Within 15 minutes we were on our way to our cabin. Due to us being there so early, our cabin was not ready. Since we didn't have our luggage with us, we headed to the top deck to the sunset bar for some "refreshments". LOL! It was all uphill from there. Since we had a drink package(classic), the drinks came and went very fast. Free pour is the way to go. Had to More ask the bartenders to lighten up on the rum...can you believe it??? The food on board is to die for. The specialty restaurants are worth every the 5 dinner package!!

The amenities are quite impressive; the décor is stunning; staff are wonderful. Shouts out to Martin in the Grand Eperney and to Martin, the F & B manager. Also to my poker buddies Howard, Stefan(Austria), Greg(bayley), Bob, Paul and MJ(Patel)'s Patrick. All in all, a spectacular cruise and I hated to leave. I highly recommend this cruise line and this cruise in particular. We have already booked a 14 nite exotic Caribbean cruise for December 2014 and can't wait to go.

Bez. Less

Published 11/03/13
Helpful? Thank pbez

Cabin review:

Stateroom was everything we could hope for. Well appointed with a decent sized balcony. Bed was to die for...verrrrryyyyy comfortable. Lots of storage space, hangers, etc...

Port and Shore Excursions

Grabbed a taxi and went to the Inter-Continental Hotel, got a day pass which included a meal and use of the hotel's facilities. Amazing!!!

Compare Prices on Celebrity Solstice Australia & New Zealand Cruises

Read more Celebrity Solstice cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic’s Celebrity Solstice Review >>

Compare Prices on Celebrity Solstice Australia & New Zealand Cruises

Member Since 2013
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Onboard Experience
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Skip X

See Celebrity Solstice deals up to 82% off:

October Deals
Celebrity Solstice 80% Loved It

17 Night Tahitian Treasures Cruise
See all Celebrity Solstice Deals >>