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Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Can this be the same company?

Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review by Rule240

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2015
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand
  • Cabin Type: AquaClass 2

The reason for 4 starts is their web site, phone customer service and choice air are the worst

The cruise gets 5+ stars. How can they both have the same management?

Boarding in Sydney OK. And it just went uphill from there!! Our cabin was ready. Cabin staff on greeting and throughout trip over the top! Anticipated our every need!! Buffet was OK, though crowded as can be expected on embarkation day. Throughout cruise buffet was OK to good taste wise and variety wise. How much can you change a buffet over 12 days? Bags arrived very promptly. Sail away from SYD awesome, bridge behind us, opera house off to the right. This cruise was blessed with excellent weather the majority time Tas Sea bit rough, little rain afternoon in Wellington, few brief squalls part of last sea day. The fjords spectacular with 100% sun AMAZING! (Some other ships had to bypass ports or dock in a storm).

Blu was amazing!! I am a very fussy particular eater with dietary requirements. They satisfied me every day, even when I might be the only one having halibut. Excellently prepared to my liking - had a second portion one night. Can u say stuffed? They really go the extra mile. ENTIRE staff on ship smiles, helpful, doing more than one could ask. It's amazing what happens when you empower staff. The ship was spotless.

Entertainment was fair, but that's subjective. Some was not my style. Others fair to poor, and yet two shows outstanding. Did not take any ship excursions. AKL disembarkation a piece of cake. Quick and hassle free!! Would I sail 'em again. You Bet!! Book thru a T/A.


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Cabin Review

AquaClass 2

Great, roomy and nice bathroom. Cabin, coupled with Blu makes Aqua choice a no brainer


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Sydney (Australia)

if u can take back stage tour and see if you can attend a performance

Dunedin

hop on hop off including cadbury chocolate factory

Dunedin

hop on hop off what can I say mmmmmmmmmmmm good

5 + If you don't mind ridding in a van most of day BUT do enjoy all the scenery that is New Zealand, this is a must. Hills, valleys, back roads, great driver guide. prepared home made snacks for us, and of course, always stop for sheep crossing road. BOOK EARLY this fills up quickly

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