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Just returned from Cruise- 2nd to 13 February 2016- Ship was very well appointed and food was fairly good- crew very pleasant service acceptable -cabin clean I am a solo traveler and paid almost double for my cruise- However I was very disappointed to find that the Solstice did not provide any specific activities or facilities form the solo traveler I approached guest relations who pointed out a small notice on the information board suggesting that solo guests meet every morning 10am in the Martini bar- I attended several mornings but as the bar was in the middle of a very public area and was not staffed- in order to introduce solo guests -not a good idea - no guests approached the bar. I spent long days at sea- aside from the gym nothing and no-one for company- meals taken alone- never experienced such total indifference to solo travelers on any previous cruise- Celebrity take the exorbitant amounts from solos and do nothing to provide even basic introductions to facilitate the needs of single guests. On sea days I found the entertainment insufficient and poor quality- not all your guests are interested in gambling and shopping. The disembarkation process was absolute chaos- port of Auckland was not too small to cope I will never recommend Celebrity cruises or go on another. they are over priced especially to solo travelers but you take the money but do not provide us with any basic needs Shame on Celebrity- I endured a miserable time on the Solstice

Solo facilities and activities- non existent-

Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review by deane123

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2016
  • Destination: Pacific Coastal
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View
Just returned from Cruise- 2nd to 13 February 2016- Ship was very well appointed and food was fairly good- crew very pleasant service acceptable -cabin clean

I am a solo traveler and paid almost double for my cruise- However I was very disappointed to find that the Solstice did not provide any specific activities or facilities form the solo traveler

I approached guest relations who pointed out a small notice on the information board suggesting that solo guests meet every morning 10am in the Martini bar- I attended several mornings but as the bar was in the middle of a very public area and was not staffed- in order to introduce solo guests -not a good idea - no guests approached the bar. I spent long days at sea- aside from the gym nothing and no-one for company- meals taken alone- never experienced such total indifference to solo travelers on any previous cruise- Celebrity take the exorbitant amounts from solos and do nothing to provide even basic introductions to facilitate the needs of single guests. On sea days I found the entertainment insufficient and poor quality- not all your guests are interested in gambling and shopping.

The disembarkation process was absolute chaos- port of Auckland was not too small to cope I will never recommend Celebrity cruises or go on another. they are over priced especially to solo travelers but you take the money but do not provide us with any basic needs

Shame on Celebrity- I endured a miserable time on the Solstice
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Ocean View
Cabin 07
adequate clean
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