Disappointing solstice: Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review by Bevbryant@msn.com

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Disappointing solstice

Sail Date: November 2013
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
Embarkation: Auckland
This our third cruise with Celebrity did not live up to our expectations.

The ship is attractively decorated and modern and clean but the food let it down as did some of the entertainment and the location of entertainment venues - on staircases in foyers!!!! Quite strange and obstructive when trying to access other areas.

Our cabin was excellent being in Aqua class and on the 11th deck. Wardrobe amenities were adequate as was bathroom tho water in the shower could have been hotter. The bed was comfortable best sleep I have had and the access under the beds for luggage was handy . We had complimentary champagne but no room in fridge to keep it cold but cabin steward emptied fridge out when we mentioned this to accommodate this bottle and complimentary bottles of water. We had no wooden handrail on our balcony for practically the entire trip one would think these class rooms would have priority maintenance after all we are paying a premium but not a problem only More visually.

We took a specialty dining package and enjoyed tuscan grill and the Asian restaurant but thought Murano a bit heavy and over the top so probably wont try there again.

Embarkation was ok but disembarkation was disorganised.

director of entertainment Ian is good very funny and we enjoyed the Liars club in the smaller theatre. Some of the imported guests were average but we did enjoy the violinist and pianist and of course loved lecturer milos who has been on other cruises we have done.

To sum up they need to look at there food -Oysters in "blue" really .Only two shells served and one didnt even have an oyster in it and no reaction from the waiter or offer of something else. Just said would report it to the Chef. Food in the buffet poor .Not good enough celebrity Less

Published 12/11/13

Cabin review:

Aqua class cabin midships deck 11. Room size adequate as was storage for suitcases under the bed.Wardrobe space good as was number of coat hangers. Bathroom size good as were toiletries. Water in the shower could have been hotter. Balcony size ok with table and two chairs. Bed so comfortable the best sleep I have had.

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