We chose this cruise at the last minute as we were booked to go on a cruise around Asia, which was cancelled due to port restrictions in Singapore and Hong Kong. We had not travelled with Celebrity at all prior to this cruise.
I agree 100 percent with the two previous very positive reviews. The cruise was fantastic. It was a great way to see New Zealand.
The ship was kept very clean and everything was done that could have been done to ensure that health risks were kept to a minimum.
I commend the wonderful crew of this ship. John, our stateroom steward was wonderful, along with Richard, our sommelier in the MDR, and our waiters Anthonius and his assistant waiter. The Captain looked after us well, as did everyone that we encountered.
All crew were only too happy to help with anything at all.
We flew into Auckland from Australia prior to embarkation. Many other fellow passengers had flown in from USA and UK. Our temperatures were taken and we were asked many questions about our health and where we had been before boarding, unlike our experience at the airports and with airlines, where no precautions were taken. Yet airports and airlines have not been scrutinized in the same way as cruise ships have been so unfairly targeted.
The worst thing about this cruise was having to disembark. I can't wait to cruise again, once the travel ban is lifted. Thank you Celebrity Solstice, for a great holiday. Until we meet again...
Our stateroom was ideal for our needs. It was very spacious and comfortable. The balcony area was quite spacious and the outdoor furniture was lovely. The cleaning of this ship even extended to the outdoor areas and our balcony and furniture was cleaned regularly. Our stateroom steward, John, went beyond the call of duty to ensure that everything was very clean and that all of our needs were met. We could not have wanted more.