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Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Honolulu to Sydney on Solstice

Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review by kennyvee

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2016
  • Destination: the South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda 1B

Solstice a nice ship overall, staff service great, 2 choices for dining either Oceanview cafe deck 14 or Grand Epernay deck 3 or 4 all other dining places take your fat wallet you'll need it. ( Remember the charges are US Dollars plus 18% Tax)

Bar prices are expensive plus you pay 18% tax on every drink which makes the humble Corona beer around $15 AUD that's each not a six pack gents.

Veranda Staterooms are comfortable and serviced well each day, entertainment is somewhat repetitious, the resident ship band certainly missed out on the TV talent quest, The Lawn Club deck 15 with Sunset Bar quite relaxing however Port Side is designated Smokers area depending on wind direction can be unpleasant for non smokers.

Embarkation and Disembarkation is punishing long queues stretching for 100 meters or more, be prepared to move at snails pace with frustrated passengers surrounding you on all sides.

Most importantly remember on board currency is US Dollars with 18% TAX on everything you purchase ( even bottled water) the Solstice is a floating Sales market with more than willing Sales Staff after your Dollar.


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Deluxe Veranda 1B
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Cabin was excellent nicely appointed , serviced twice daily to perfection.


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