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This was our first European cruise. Let me start with on board embarkment. How easy was that? We had the concierge class balcony room and were assured first on. We arrived at noon and were escorted directly to champagne and access to the ship wherever we wanted to go. We walked along many of the common area decks to the "buffet" area. This is no ordinary "buffet" There were many stations with many different types of food. Indian, Mexican, Italian, English, paninni sandwiches and more. Fancy desserts, ice cream (not ice milk). All of which were equally very good. We then toured on our own to see the specialty restaurants, took pictures while no one was there and went to see the ship stores. From regular everyday ship stores to fancy boutiques. Something for everyone. Onto our room for a wonderful surprise. Roomy, big bathroom, large deck with lounge chairs, big table, champagne and fruit. Bed was comfortable, room stewards were great!!! Solarium for 18 and over was great! small pool for just wading or small dips, nice fresh organic food(even though we are not very organic, it was good! Places to lay down, covered secluded areas and hot tubs. Soft music. RESTFUL. Standard pool area for everyone. Not loud. Only draw back was not enough seating for everyone. No kiddie pool which was needed. Days at sea consisted of kids at the pool. Dining room was very elegant and food was good, not great as we expected. Smaller portions were okay but needed to be hotter. Wait staff accommodating. The only specialty restaurant we ate at was the Tuscan Grille, You have to go. The food was out of this world!!Especially the steak(filet mignon) Service was second to none!! andy the view was outstanding. Even the Captains crew were very helpful and smiling. The coffee bar was great. Cappucinos everyday with free pastries was a nice place to sit and relax. The waiters were not pushy for drinks. If you wanted one, they would help you. No drink of the day, no sell, sell, sell. The drink package is worth it. We chose the premium package and did not over do it, it was worth not worrying about a bar bill at the end. We do have many comments about the ports of call but will have to complete another section for that. Disembarkement was slow even though we were suppose to be first off but we were able to get to our plane in plenty of time. We can only say that our expectations of this Celebrity ship were met and have decided this is now our the Solstice class of Celebrity is our cruise line of choice

Celebrity Solstice EASTERN Med. July 2011

Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review by dalo2036

Trip Details
This was our first European cruise.

Let me start with on board embarkment. How easy was that? We had the concierge class balcony room and were assured first on. We arrived at noon and were escorted directly to champagne and access to the ship wherever we wanted to go.

We walked along many of the common area decks to the "buffet" area. This is no ordinary "buffet" There were many stations with many different types of food. Indian, Mexican, Italian, English, paninni sandwiches and more. Fancy desserts, ice cream (not ice milk). All of which were equally very good.

We then toured on our own to see the specialty restaurants, took pictures while no one was there and went to see the ship stores. From regular everyday ship stores to fancy boutiques. Something for everyone.

Onto our room for a wonderful surprise. Roomy, big bathroom, large deck with lounge chairs, big table, champagne and fruit. Bed was comfortable, room stewards were great!!!

Solarium for 18 and over was great! small pool for just wading or small dips, nice fresh organic food(even though we are not very organic, it was good! Places to lay down, covered secluded areas and hot tubs. Soft music. RESTFUL.

Standard pool area for everyone. Not loud. Only draw back was not enough seating for everyone. No kiddie pool which was needed. Days at sea consisted of kids at the pool.

Dining room was very elegant and food was good, not great as we expected. Smaller portions were okay but needed to be hotter. Wait staff accommodating.

The only specialty restaurant we ate at was the Tuscan Grille, You have to go. The food was out of this world!!Especially the steak(filet mignon) Service was second to none!! andy the view was outstanding.

Even the Captains crew were very helpful and smiling.

The coffee bar was great. Cappucinos everyday with free pastries was a nice place to sit and relax.

The waiters were not pushy for drinks. If you wanted one, they would help you. No drink of the day, no sell, sell, sell.

The drink package is worth it. We chose the premium package and did not over do it, it was worth not worrying about a bar bill at the end.

We do have many comments about the ports of call but will have to complete another section for that.

Disembarkement was slow even though we were suppose to be first off but we were able to get to our plane in plenty of time.



We can only say that our expectations of this Celebrity ship were met and have decided this is now our the Solstice class of Celebrity is our cruise line of choice
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Concierge Class
Cabin C2 1205
Room 1205. Mid ship,port side, quiet near the library.
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