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Celebrity Solstice Review

Celebrity Solstice misses the mark!!

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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2016
Cabin: Deluxe Veranda 2C

This was our 3rd Celebrity cruise & we were extremely disappointed! Having had 2 great trips on the Millenium class, this entire voyage missed the mark!

Our cabin steward was fantastic but the cabin itself (6249) was extremely noisy with mechanical ship noise throughout the night. The 2 twin beds they pushed together were sunken & about as comfortable as a cot. Every night the room heated up regardless of how cool we set the temperature. Also we had a non-smoking veranda that we couldn't enjoy because we were directly over one of the ships smoking areas! It's shocking that Celebrity can justify putting a customer in this cabin!

The entertainment on board was awful (of the 17 nights we only enjoyed 3 shows).

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Deluxe Veranda 2C

Cabin 2C

Our cabin steward was fantastic but the cabin itself (6249) was extremely noisy with mechanical ship noise throughout the night. The 2 twin beds they pushed together were sunken & about as comfortable as a cot. Every night the room heated up regardless of how cool we set the temperature. Also we had a non-smoking veranda that we couldn't enjoy because we were directly over one of the ships smoking areas! It's shocking that Celebrity can justify putting a customer in this cabin!

Port Reviews

Cairns

Great port but not enough time. Celebrity offered a Great Barrier Reef excursion for $300 US when you could get a GBR tour ashore for $88 AUD - the problem was that Celebrity didn't stay long enough for passengers to take their own tour. Hmmm

Darwin

Super hot & nothing to do. This is where Celebrity decided to stay an extra night in lieu of Bali that got cancelled. Why they wouldn't choose a 2nd night in any of the other ports (where there was lots to do) shows a lack of planning & consideration for customer satisfaction.

Brisbane

The Zoo itself was great but the bus tour through the ship left much to be desired. Unorganized, too much waiting & the guide talked way too much (the whole hour & 1/2 ride) without valuable information.

Newcastle (Australia)

Great port stop - fantastic place to tour on your own.

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