lakers: Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review by denny47

Celebrity Solstice 5
Member Since 2013

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Sail Date: November 2013
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
Embarked in Sydney our 1st cruise magnificent site a Circular Quay.Flew from Brisbane that morning and transferred straight to ship.We where held up by Celebrity as husband has a chronic cough due to Asbestosis and had to be interviewed by medical person who did not know what it was, very irritating and slowed things down.

Ship magnificent , very clean and well maintained. Ate at all venues, we had my time dining and had the same table each night we ate there.Food incredibly good with good choices as much as you wanted with fab wait staff.Silk Harvest was not that good was not at all to our taste though service was good. The other specialty restaurants were excellent well worth the extra money.

Be prepared to walk long distances this is a big ship, usually congested at lifts which I needed to use as disabled otherwise not too much trouble getting around

Plenty to do and shows were extremely good with many Australian entertainers but you had to be early to More make sure you get a seat

Had a non alcohol package found it good value as it included coffee etc,Drinks were a reasonable price though bottled wine tended to be pricey Plenty of places to sit and relax .

We arranged our own port tours where we had trouble locating the tour operator otherwise very good value cheaper than the ships.

Being disabled biggest problem was distances as my husband/carer had great trouble pushing my chair and carrying hand luggage no help there.Though crew were amazing at ports in New Zealand getting the chair on and off gang planks in some pretty bad conditions without any complaint, my hat off to them.

Would recommend this cruise highly specially mature aged people not wanting a party ship. Less

Published 12/23/13

Cabin review:

Very comfortable plenty of room butler looked after us, well worth extra money for this fab experience Bed very comfortable, plenty of large fresh towels Kept clean at all times every time left cabin .Never hassled us though if we wanted to spend time in cabin. Room service excellent with good choices.A great experience.

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