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Celebrity Solstice Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Won't travel Celebrity again

Review for Celebrity Solstice to Australia & New Zealand
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2016
Cabin: Deluxe Veranda 2B

Looked for a last minute Xmas/New Year break and Celebrity fitted the bill.

Food and dining service was excellent and cabin was good but somewhat cramped. Was let down by lack of onboard activities that didn't revolve around selling products from the onboard stores , price gouging (tours , alcohol - a Crown Lager costs USD11.50!), a disastrous Xmas lunch (dining room filled in 10 minutes causing 45 minute queues - complaints were later very rudely handled by dining management and a subsequent written complaint remains unanswered!)) , loud and inappropriate music on the decks and public areas , ship photographers - making money of course - blocking off passageways and public areas at peak times (including a small dance floor with band on New Year's Eve) and many other small repetitive management shortcomings.

The nightly shows were very well performed by the resident performers but the orchestra was so loud that people left shows early. The shows however did become somewhat repetitive (same singers and dancers , different costumes) after a while.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Veranda 2B

Clean but somewhat cramped. It might have been there , but we could not find space to store our suitcases which remained on the floor. Bathroom was adequate and shower cubicle of good size. Attendant was very obliging.

Port Reviews

Sydney (Australia)

Embarkation point. Lived in Sydney for 20 years.

Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)

A pleasant port of call spoiled only by the weather

Noumea

No Particular highlight

Mystery Island

Again , spoilt by the weather

Suva

Lovely people. A village visit adds to the experience.

Lautoka

Not much to see. Mainly stayed on board

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