First of all, let me say that the Celebrity Solstice is my favorite ship thus far. My husband says we are not the cruising types (since most of our travels are non-cruise trips). Yet despite what he says, we have been on five cruises and five different cruise lines including Carnival (while in school with a limited budget), Royal Carribean (friend’s wedding…she took the whole wedding party!), Holland America (gift to parents to Alaska), Disney Wonder (for the kids), and finally Celebrity Solstice to Alaska August 2014.
This time, we went with a large group of 14, three couples in their 30-40s and their children (ages 3, 6, 7, 8, and 11), and the children’s grandmother and aunt. We just returned and though happy to hop into our own comfortable bed and hug our wonderful dog, we do miss the family time together and the amazing adventure that is Alaska!
It rained nearly every day that we were there, but we were out and doing things every single day. I never let weather stop me from having a good time and I do believe preparation is key! We were prepared for the rain with thermals, fleece jackets, REI rain pants, Smartwool socks, waterproof Keen shoes, and Northface rain jackets (I mention the brands because I find it useful when I am searching out advice.) They supply an umbrella in each stateroom, but we didn’t need them with our rain gear.