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Celebrity Solstice Review

5.0 / 5.0
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2107 reviews
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Lack of onshore time

Review for Celebrity Solstice to Australia & New Zealand
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Invergowriemike
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2019
Cabin: Concierge Class 2

This cruise is a disappointment.The food in the restaurant was never hot and the menu choice just seemed to be juggled about each night.Restaurant staff very good as usual but the wine waiters seemed to give you one glass then disappear.The cafe is a nightmare and very difficult to find a seat not because there are not enough of them but the over 70 groups seem to just sit there for hours after they had finished breakfast and refuse to move.The Itinerary is lacking in ideas with too many days at sea and two of the ports Esperanza and one of the New Zealand ones were just stop to refuel.The Dunedin trip is a waste of time as we wandered a botanic garden for over an hour when only getting 25mins in downtown Dunedin not even time to enjoy the shops or have a coffee.Your tours are also overpriced compared to the local tours when you disembark.I have never seen such disorganisation than at Fremantle port where preferred guests are ok but others waited for over 2 hours to board.Perhaps you could cut New Zealand out of the tour and let us see Brisbane and Canberra and please arrange to dock in Sydney and not tenders.Lastly your staff on board were impeccable as usual but the bands were somewhat lacking in variation.I would not recommend this cruise to the under 30s unless they want to sit about playing cards,knitting,or sleeping in the library.CELEBRITY can do better than this

Cabin Review

Concierge Class 2

Cabin C2

Cabin was spotless and Jack kept everything ship shape for us and was a top man

Port Reviews

Perth (Fremantle)

Never seen such disorganisation at a port in my life.People were sitting for 2 hours while preferential guests were boarded

Esperance

Nothing of note in this port at all

Adelaide

Great trip saw most of the city

Tauranga

Refuelling stop and that’s it

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