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Celebrity Solstice Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Review for Celebrity Solstice to Australia & New Zealand
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boomer5229
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2015
Cabin: AquaClass 1

We just returned from our cruise on Celebrity Solstice and can say that we will never sail on them again. While the ship is well maintained and easy to get around, the customer service, staff knowledge, and prices were anything but acceptable. Examples:

1) We found out that prior to arriving in Honolulu where we met the ship, all bar prices were raised 80%. This was done, as explained by one of the bartenders, due to the fact that all Australian passengers received a 35% discount through Scoupon for their fares. So, as he continued, Celebrity needed to recoup some costs and raised all drink prices. Martinis were $16.00 and mixed drinks were $11.00.

2) To make things more confusing they had 6 different drink packages. Very confusing and not at all equitable. I opted for the $65.00/day package which included Bombay Gin but not Grey Goose vodka. Why?

Cabin Review

AquaClass 1

Cabin A1

Small but workable. Our room steward was extremely helpful and very friendly. Not a lot of storage.

Port Reviews

Moorea

We were on a catamaran and stopped for some snorkeling. However, we were only give a mask and snorkel, no fins, no noodles or swim vests for buoyance .

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