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Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2013
Great cabin (sky suite) with very good service. Would not ask for select dining again as it ended up with only 2 choices every day 6:30 or 8:00. Expected more choices. Specialty restaurants were very good - Muro & Tuscan Grill.
Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013
The cruise was wonderful. The entertainment was great... especially the research scientist who did shows about whales, etc.
Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013
People friendly food very good organized tours room good ship had good entertianment
Travel Advisor: Deanna Sutherland - Rigby
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Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014
Travel Advisor: Sharon Cooper
Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2014
Great cruise experience, accommodations, staff on board. A wonderful cruise ship to be on.
Travel Advisor: Kyle Marney
Reviewed on: 03 May 2014
Michele is the best travel agent we have ever had.
Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2014
We enjoyed the ship and our accommodation very much. The shows were very good. Food great. Service in dining room very good. On board lectures, Brent Nixon and his wife, we're excellent. Found some of excursions pricey.. Disappointed that we didn't see calving of icebergs or more whales. Scenery was lovely. Mountains reminded us of our Rockies back in Canada..Alaska had been on our "bucket list" . Happy we had a chance to have made this trip. Always a pleasure travelling with Celebrity.......our favourite cruise line.A special mention about Giovanni Domael our waiter in dining room and his assistant. Wonderful service and very obliging. Also congrats to the Social Director (sorry forgot his name). He was terrific and made you feel special.
Travel Advisor: Sheila Gallant-Halloran
Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2014
Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2014
Our trip got off on a rocky start after a five hour delay at the airport. We had to board our ship without any luggage and my travel mate did not have her passport. We had to go for two and a half days without our clothing. Lucky, the other travel mate had clothing that she did share with us. Once on board, we wer directed to speak with Karen in Guset relations. Karen took really good care of us. She made us feel welcome along with the other memebers of the Celebrity Solistice ship. Our Butler, Edwin was wonderful, he paid close attention to details. He made us feel like we were the only people on the ship. I have taken several cruises but, I think that this cruise ship was the best cruise I have every taken. If and when I do cruise again, I will consider Celebrity Solistsice
Will not recommend
By: Solstice cruiser
Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2014
Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2014
Seriously it was a fantastic experience all the way around!
extremely highly recommended
Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2014
This, our very first cruise ever, was totally epic! We are so very fortunate to have had our very special tour consultant arrange such a beautiful, exciting cruise, leaving no stone unturned with extra special details included! To have sailed with the best of the best, was a dream come true! :)An amazing ship with top-notch customer service; first class all the way!!! We can't thank you enough, Maria!! You are awesome !!! Can't wait until we cruise again!
Travel Advisor: Maria Karmiris
Loved this ship!
Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2014
just the right size! I would seek out this ship when planning my next cruise. My only disappointment is that they use performers to teach ballroom dance rather than professionals. No other cruise that I've taken does this. The lack of teaching and ballroom dance knowledge was obvious. Otherwise food, service, staff and accommodations were superior. Large cabin bathroom was really appreciated!
Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2014
A wonderful experience. The ship and the crew were outstanding. Excellent service, great attitudes by everyone. Sanitation was continuous, no trash or dirty dishes laying around. Staff was helpful and friendly - always available to answer questions or point us in the right direction.
Over The Top Experience
Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2014
This was our fourth cruise to have taken and our first with Celebrity Cruises. We are so glad to have experienced Celebrity Solstice and thankful that Kelly Brady advised us of this ship. We were so pleased in every area.
Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2014
Ship was clean, staff was friendly and efficient, medical staff was wonderful. The disimbarcation process was terrible. Was delayed, everyone exiting at the same time, no formed lines to customs, no lines for transportation and so many people together fights were breaking out for cabs.
Expert friendly service
Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2014
Our cruise was excellent. Amazing waiters at our table. We had excellent care in our room. Cruise # 4 and the best!
Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2014
The ship, the staff , the food and the excursions were great. Unfortunately, this was a Top Chef at Sea cruise and Celebrity did not schedule the Top Chef events while at sea, they scheduled things while we were in port so you had to make a choice, Top Chef or see Alaska. Very poor planning on the part of Celebrity.
Professional courteous staff
Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2014
A step above all of my other dozen plus cruises. Great service and courteous staff. Dining experience a pleasure. The food everywhere on the ship was superbly cooked. Views from our veranda were amazing.
Travel Advisor: Trish Mercer
My favorite ship ever.
Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2014
I enjoyed the ship on this cruise more than any ship I've sailed on, even other Celebrity ships. I give everything 5 starts, except for my Spa experience. I was scheduled for a 50 minute Swedish massage. Of course, these are not cheap on a cruise ship. I was called back 10 minutes late and she quit 10 minutes early. This meant my 50 minute massage actually lasted about 35 minutes. I was disappointed. However, I am not disappointed at all in the ship and I can't wait to sail again. The food was really good. I loved the addition of the Blue Restaurant for Aqua Class guests. The naturalist was a great addition. I really enjoyed what he did. Also enjoyed the Titanic session. All in all, it was a great trip. I will do it again, I just won't sign up for a massage. Thanks for a great cruise.
Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2014
The Solstice was excellent. The crew and passengers were friendly. The entertainment was great. The food was good. They were a little pushy on trying to sell us drinks. Disembarking was a little disorganized.
Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2014
I did not find Celebrity any higher end then other cruise lines such ad RCL,Princess, or NCL. The only upgrade was cloth towels in public bathrooms!
Travel Advisor: Bill Beckett
Nice ship, good food
By: NV-AZ Granny
Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2015
Friendly efficient staff
Travel Advisor: Lynn Horton
Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2015
We were constantly at the customer service because of mistakes made in the cards given for the services. One example: One 14 year old girl was given a card that said she could be served alcohol. We had submitted passports, names and birthdates at least 3 times and the week before were told that one family still needed to submit information. This was either a mistake on the part of the agent or the cruise line. We were not advised that we would be paying tax on the 3rd and 4th occupants of the rooms. We may have been told this verbally but it should have been done in writing. The website for the cruise did not give enough factual information either.
Excellent, friendly service
Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2015
My wife and I sailed on the Celebrity Solstice from Perth to Sydney, Australia. We have sailed many times on Royal Caribbean and also on Azamara, however, this was our first cruise on Celebrity. Over the last few years, we have gravitated to small or mid-sized ships as we enjoy the more intimate service available. Celebrity is working very hard to provide this intimate service on a ship that carries 2850 passengers. They are in the process of implementing a new class of service called "Suite Class". It provides a private lounge called Michael's for suite passengers of a given category, where you can have cocktails and canapés in a more intimate environment. While on this cruise, they opened a "suite class" private dining room called Luminae. While the dedicated galley was not yet in service, the food and service inside Luminae was significantly better than in the main dining room. We only had to fight the crowds when we went to the buffet restaurant. All in all, it was a nice cruise.
Travel Advisor: Jodi Fox
By: Sherlock Texas
Reviewed on: 06 May 2015
Ship was OK but does not compare to Oceania's service and food. Late embarkation and disembarkation and almost missed the plane even though there was 6 hours in between docking and plane. Once you are off the ship they don't care...
Travel Advisor: Patty Perry
Reviewed on: 08 May 2015
Good cruise. Not many people our age but we knew that going in. Not many activities or shows. Food was great and staff literally made the cruise. We enjoyed meeting them and speaking with them about their job, etc. The people we met as passengers were pretty awesome too. They taught us so much.
Travel Advisor: Roseann Konke
Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2015
The Entertainment and Lectures were First Rate!!! Great Food!!!
Travel Advisor: Gail Harada
ship too big
Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2015
Service of staff and food was excellent. alsot theMain shows were excellent only complaint is I do not prefer lge ships
Travel Advisor: Lois Moran
Perfect Alaskan cruise
Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2015
The cruise was awesome! Nicer ship, bigger room and better food than we can remember from Royal Caribbean. We bought 3 specialty restaurant package ahead of time and scheduled once on board. We also ate at the Bistro which was only $10/person. The food in the dinning room and cafe was decent, but you could tell it was mass prepared compared to individual plates in restaurants. We really liked the pool grill, coffee shop on 5 and the spa cafe for healthy breakfast options. The premium alcohol package was well worth it (if you drink). The best excursion was the Juneau helicopter glacier tour (save a little money and book directly with the tour operator). The balcony room was spacious enough for 3 people and well maintained. The bathroom seemed bigger than our last cruise and had a sliding shower door instead of a curtain. It was nice to wake up and see the new landscape every morning. We could see little icebergs float by when we were in the Tracy Arm Fjord.
Travel Advisor: Katie Schmit
Fantastic all around!
Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2015
Great ship with beautiful accommodations. Food, service, and entertainment was superior. Loved the huge variety of classes offered and the instructors. The food was plentiful, beautifully presented, and delicious from prime rib, lobster tail, shrimp cocktail, interesting salads, and amazing desserts. The wait staff in the dining room was superb. Even the buffet dining room had different choices and an array of fresh fruit, vegetables, salads, main courses, homemade breads, and desserts several daily. Our rooms were always clean with soft linens on the beds and bathroom towels, even some surprises for night time turndown. The evening entertainment was top notch music, dancers, comedians, magician, and aerial shows. All were wonderful and so worthwhile. Had a great tip on the Celebrity Solstice and plan to return soon.
Travel Advisor: Marlene Kraft
Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2015
i dont like the ship because the area for dancing is in main area where everything else is going on and celebrityhas the worst library of all ships beside the lack of books it is above main floor so you hear all noise etc....libraries should be restful.
Travel Advisor: Debbie Yonker
A Wonderful Experience!
Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2015
This was a wonderful way to celebrate my 60th. Enjoyed all of the port visits, the cabin was comfy and the meals were delicious. Would recommend this cruise to anyone!
By: Nannie's Crew - Jim
Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2015
Great cruise. Great crew. Treated like a king. Wish I could just stay onboard.
Travel Advisor: Sharon Whiting
Very organized and helpful.
By: Clint Allison
Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2015
The folks on the cruise ship were very helpful and organized. The food was outstanding and plentiful. We are happy we took this trip and we can now cross it of our "bucket list". Thanks!
Staff very helpful and attentative
Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2015
Getting on board was a breeze ! Ship was clean and all personnel were friendly and helpful !!!
Friendly and enjoyable.
Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2015
I will continue to use Celebrity. It is efficient company, has clean ships and very good itineraries.
DETAIL TO THE SEASONED TRAVELLER
Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2015
THEY MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE A CELEBRITY. DETAILS AND SERVICE AND QUALITY OF THE MEALS COMPARED TO OTHER MAINSTREAM CRUISES LUXURY AND NOT OVERCROWDED, I WILL TRAVEL ON CELEBRITY AGAIN AS A PREFERRED CRUISE LINE
Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2015
I can't recommend Celebrity cruises because: * We had to pay to have our clothing ironed because they would not allow irons onboard the ship (gee, I wonder why). * We were forced to purchase expensive and unwanted alcoholic beverages, because they confiscated all carry-on liquor. * We were constantly bombarded by requests to upgrade packages several times per day.
Hilario "The Butler"
Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2016
We had an awesome cruise! Thank you to Hilario for making it extra special! He is the absolute best!
Excellent Ship and Sites
Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2016
We are veteran RCCL cruisers and this was our first Celebrity cruise. I don't think we will go back to Royal Caribbean. Everything was perfect except for the shore excursions and shore excursion staff.
Travel Advisor: Deborah Barth
Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2016
Great service for our stateroom.
Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2016
very satisfied with our ship! Great entertainment, food, and drinks!
Alaska on Soltice
Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2016
Lovely ship and great Alaska Cruise.
Travel Advisor: Jesse Taylor
Good value and service
Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2016
Ship is well maintained and very well designed. Food was quite good but on a longer cruise repeating choices becomes a problem. Selling of beverages. specialty dining, photos, etc. needs to be cut back.
Travel Advisor: Alan Abelson
Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2016
Our accommodations on the ship were perfect thanks to Judy.
Great Cruise Line
Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2016
This was our second cruise with Celebrity, and it is our favorite cruise line. The service is great, the food is consistently good with great variety, and the trip was very comfortable. The excursions offered were well run for the most part. I would recommend this ship and itinerary to anyone considering it.
Travel Advisor: Ileana Weingart
Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2017
Boat was great, clean and well appointed. Captain was nice with a great sense of humor. The staff was superb and so was the food.
Australia/New Zealand cruise--Celebrity Solstice
Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2017
The time aboard this ship was enjoyable for the most part. We would have preferred more activities on days at sea and sometimes there were conflicts with two things we wanted to do being scheduled at the same time so we had to pick one. There seemed to be a large number of fitness and health talks that were trying to sell different products or services and we weren't interested in them. The food in the buffet was excellent but we were somewhat disappointed in the food at dinners in the main dining room. The appetizer portions were extremely small and some of the entrees lacked proper spices although they were always nicely presented. The staff that we dealt with were very accommodating and our stateroom was always very clean and tidy. The ship decor is pleasing although some of the upholstered furniture showed signs of wear in the lounge areas. I went to look for a book in the ship library and I found very few in English. Perhaps I should have looked earlier in the cruise.
Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2017
Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2017
Quite okay. Issues with two Excursions and the Tuscan Grill were the only disappointments.
Travel Advisor: Marian Blessing
A Huge and Very Comfortable Ship
Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2017
The ship had just been refurbished and was in superb condition. The Cruise Director and his staff provided a long list of daily activities, including nightly shows with very talented cast members. The Captain, Officers and Crew were exceptional. The Captain handled the ship with amazing skill when entering the harbor at Wellington with 70+knots of wind. The entire crew was always happy and helpful. They really cared for and about the passengers.
Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2017
Celebrity continues to provide an excellent value. The Solstice was well managed and the cruise was nearly flawless. The only negative comment I have is that the 14th floor cafeteria was over crowded during peak times (8-9 breakfast, 12-1 lunch) and as a result it was often difficult to find seating even for two. I think the solution lies with the touring customer as it appeared that many stayed at the dining tables chatting even after completing their meals even though Celebrity encouraged folks to leave after eating to allow others a table. Not many were receptive to that message. The entertainment was excellent as was the customer service provided by staff.
Another great cruise
Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2017
Celebrity does a great job of taking care of their guests! Good food, entertainment, and great ports of call. We find celebrity cruises to be an outstanding value.
Not a very good experience
Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2017
Celebrity Cruise was just okay, no seats in the buffet area during peak times, bad dinner seating and worst of all, Influenza A ran through the passengers and crew, of course I got it and was quarantined even though I had the flu shot. The mattresses in the stateroom were filthy and stained with various body fluids including blood, ugh. I wasn't supposed to see them, but as I was ill, I needed all the bedding changed. Very difficult to sleep after that, knowing what I was laying on. Stateroom attendant said they couldn't be changed. Won't be going on this cruise line again.
Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2017
Delightful! Accommodations were very nice with ample room and a very comfortable bed. The shower was larger than we have experienced which was wonderful. The cabin service was superior. All the ship employees were pleasant and helpful. The food was very good and the selection was also excellent. The wait staff in all the dining locations were terrific. All of the shipboard entertainment was worth attending. Great fun! Chelsea Behymer, the on board naturalist, did a super job with her informative presentations. The ports of call were all good. Overall, a relaxing and enjoyable trip.
Alaska Cruise 10`7
By: Rich C
Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2017
Nicw ship. Booking Aqua Class and being able to have breakfast and dinner in Blu made a huge difference. Embarkation at Vancouver was a complete and total mess. By far the worst I've ever experienced.
Travel Advisor: Carol Terhune
Alaska in May
Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2017
This is a lovely ship. Service is typical Celebrity. Entertainment leaves a lot to be desired, especially the main nightly shows. I don’t understand why solo performances are so popular. Yet, so not good for the main nightly shows. Balcony rooms (which we had) are small, but seams (because of the layout) roomy. The bathroom is surprisingly larger than similar ships I have been on. The gym is very nice. Lots of treadmills, etc. The food in the main dining room is ok, not much provision is made for vegetarians. The buffet however, is fantastic. Great stir-fry and pasta is made to order. Silk Harvest, a specialty restaurant is fabulous!
By: David Nathan
Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017
We've been on a Mediterranean cruise aboard the sister ship Celebrity Equinox and therefore have chosen Solstice for the Alaskan cruise. The service, the cabin, the food, the entertainment and the offshore excursions were all of excellent standard. Highly recommended!
North to Alaska
Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2017
The Solstice is a beautiful ship, well designed. Our families especially enjoyed the Oceanview Cafe which offers a well variety of foods. The grandchildren loved being able to pick out their favorites, especially the pizza and ice cream. My youngest granddaughter raved about the Fun Factory and spent a lot of time there. There were lots of great shows, competitive games, and a wonderful naturalist to entertain us on the days at sea. The Captain had a great sense of humor and made our voyage up Tracy Fjord a unique experience. I would recommend this ship (or class) to any cruiser.
Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017
We had a wonderful time. Great food and entertainment!
Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2017
We were first time cruisers. Every experience on this ship was wonderful. They have set the bar high. I cannot imagine any ship exceeding their standards. My only issue would be the fee they charge for wifi/internet service. It wasn't too problematic as we could connect in the Alaskan ports. I would certainly cruise Celebrity in the future.
Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2017
Satisfactory in every way, except I was disappointed with the theater shows. I expected more talent than was presented.
so so cruise ship
Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017
the cruise was a great adventure. the staff were amazing!!!! and the ship was very clean. I found the food to be very ordinary and just ok.....almost like they didn't season the food. The ship itself was just ok. It worked with our budget.
Travel Advisor: Betta Singer
AUGUST ALASKAECRUISE ON CELEBRITY
Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017
GO0D, WITH SOME FINE CREW AND CLEAN SHIP
Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2017
Extremely pleasant trip. Never been on a cruise? Then try this ship as it works smoothly in all phases and there is always someone to answer any question . Food was good as was entertainment, staff was very friendly. Captain did a good job of telling us each day what was ahead , etc.
Travel Advisor: Jennifer Lannon
Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2017
Food was good, service was great, excursions were good but overpriced.
Travel Advisor: Michel Panzardi
Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2017
The ship was great, it offered many options for both relaxing and fun, whether you decided to participate in the many activities or simply watch. The opening seating was a great option and our waiter Andre was the BEST! I would definitely recommend Celebrity.
Cruise to Alaska
Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2017
It is a beautifully designed ship. There is something for everyone on it. We had three generations on this trip & everyone loved it. The kids' factory was a great hit with the grandchildren. All the staff was unfailingly courteous and thoughtful. We are a family of foodies and all were delighted with the food. It was a great first cruise experience for our children and grands.
Travel Advisor: Diana Gardner
Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2017
Generally, the cruise went well. The company is very efficient and did a great job of luggage transfers. The entertainment was just average. Show times of 7pm and 9pm made dinner reservations problematic. The educational programs were excellent - Brent Nixon and Miss Amanda (cultural historian). The aerialists were great. Food was okay, but not great - not too imaginative. I liked Holland America cruises better.
Travel Advisor: George Balogh
Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017
A great ship! Complete facilities, good entertainment, and complete service.
Travel Advisor: Ann Harrison
Celebrity Solstice - Vancouver to Hawaii Fall 2017
Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017
My wife and I have been on 2 Celebrity cruises now and 3 of their sister company Royal Caribbean. Our most recent sail on the Celebrity Solstice was our favorite. The other cruises were great also, but the Solstice exceeded our expectations. Ricky was our stateroom attendant. FANTASTIC stateroom attendant. He met us at the room when we arrived. He asked if there was anything we'd like. I was really thirsty and asked him where the ice machine was. He told me no worries. He brought fresh ice and updated our ice bucket twice daily which as perfect when we came back from long excursions. I also have a medical issue where I need an extension cord for my equipment. He had that completed quickly for the trip. The food, on the ship, was excellent. I highly recommend the classic-drink package. We were 5 days at sea for this trip from Vancouver to Hawaii. They had more than enough events to keep you entertained including glass-blowing by Corning Glass. Great ship, service, excursions.
Travel Advisor: Susan Boehnstedt
Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2017
Excellent, with one exception. Disappointed that Celebrity has downgraded their Classic Drink Package. No longer able to get an Absolute Martini at the Martini Bar unless we pay an additional $3.50 per drink. However, able to get an Absolute, on the rocks, with olives, at no additional charge. Does NOT make sense!
Solstice Suite = Sweet
Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2017
Recently, we have sailed some smallish ships, so sailing the Solstice (at close to 3,000 passengers) felt very busy. Soon, though, we came to appreciate the perks that come with their suites. Our Sky Suite was only a bit roomier than our previous Spa cabins, but it gave us access to a private dining room, Luminae. It was a friendly island of quiet and calm, starting with their Embarkation Lunch. We also had access to a private concierge lounge, Michael's Club, with comfy chairs and a private bar. Between our Sky Suite's wonderful butler, Hilario, and our concierge in Michael's we never wanted or even waited for anything! We did a repositioning cruise from Vancouver to Honolulu, so we had 5 restful sea days to enjoy the pampering. Because the Solstice is larger, almost all the Hawaiian ports were tendered, so some passengers were not thrilled by that. Celebrity has never disappointed us and they manage large numbers of passengers very well!
Travel Advisor: Sandy Martens
Sailing on Solstice
Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2018
Older but nice ship. Great food and all of the service staff were terrific. High praise for Solstice solving a problem when someone picked up a piece of our luggage by mistake upon disembarking. We had a late flight so we told Solstice we would be at 4 Seasons hotel until 1:15 should they find our luggage. At 12:50 someone from ship delivered our suit case to the hotel. We had about 4 hours of anxiety but end result was a wonderful vacation on a great ship.
Travel Advisor: Theresa Quintarelli
Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2018
The ship was trouble free and comfortable. It was remarkably clean.
Travel Advisor: Betty Worthy Strahan
Australian / New Zealand Cruise
By: Tom E
Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2018
We have been on 4 prior Celebrity cruises. The Solstice is our favorite ship. It is a large ship but within only 3,000 passengers it didn't seem crowded. There was also a place to sit by the pool. The Solarium is a particularly good place to lounge by a pool. The entertainment was very good. We had some weather problems which made us skip a few stops. The captain explained very clearly why the ship was changing the itinerary which made the guests feel totally comfortable -- He also had a great sense of humor that added a lot to his announcements. This was our 3rd Aqua Class experience. While we enjoyed the Blu restaurant we will probably book the veranda next time and save the additional funds to use for the special restaurants.
Travel Advisor: Rich Korb
Australia and New Zealand Cruise
Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2018
The ship was very nice....clean and modern. Great itinerary at a nice pace with just the right amount of days at sea. The staff were very pleasant and accommodating. It had been several years since we last cruised and this was our first experience with beverage packages (I am not a fan). The first few days of the voyage, we were constantly hit up to upgrade our packages. I did not appreciate this ongoing "sales pitch".
Travel Advisor: Monika Dysart
By: Back from Australia
Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2018
Great ship and beautiful itinerary in Australia and New Zealand. Lots of choices for excursions and excellent service on board.
Travel Advisor: Meg Harrison
Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2018
Had a great. The crew was very accommodating
Travel Advisor: Cheryl Fenig
Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2018
This was the best cruise ever. Because we booked for the first time an suite. It was great. The food in luminea, wow. But Australian and New Zealand beautiful. We loved it. It was an long flight but worth it. Hope to do it again.
Reviewed on: 07 May 2018
I enjoyed my time on the Solstice. The ship is beautiful and laid out well and I never felt crowded. It was wonderful!
Travel Advisor: Linda Allen-Speer
Reviewed on: 29 May 2018
The Celebrity Solstice is a beautiful, immaculate, extremely well run cruise ship. The service was outstanding, the entertainment wonderful and the food excellent. The shore excursions were great and there were many activities to partake of on the ship. A variety of restaurants, different types of bands and music, stores, art auctions, lectures, pools, spas and on and on. One of the things we enjoyed the most was the Captain who participated with the guests and had a great sense of humor.
Travel Advisor: Mary Stershic
Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2018
All was good. Interiors were very elegant and comfortable.
Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2018
Very good, would travel with them again.
Travel Advisor: Rose Rende
Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018
The cruise was enjoyable because of Alaska and our group if 10 friends. Paying for a Concierge Cabin was a waste of funds. Towels and linens were old and torn and gray in color, not white. Ship needs a makeover. Food was okay but not great. Upscale specialty restaurant was nothing special. Staff was nice but feel we overpaid.
Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2018
Seriously I cannot think of anything they could have done better Great service Awesome room Good food great drinks Entertainment etc Very happy
Travel Advisor: Sigrid Braeckeveldt
no one to play scrabble with
Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2018
we had a good time, despite the fact that there was no one for me to play scrabble with and nobody to arrange a scrabble game. the first time this happened after several cruises. No librarian, but lots of people in the library every day. the food was just not good enough, seemed as if the ship was trying to save money on food; the only really fine meal we had was at the restaurant where one had to pay extra; this was also different from all our other cruises.
By: RD Green
Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2018
Our trip was outstanding in every way from the Captain to the stateroom attendant. A great first cruise!
Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018
Great! They were very accommodating. All 5 of us eat a vegan diet. Entertainment was impressive.
Travel Advisor: Jan Barash
Celebrity Solstice is a very nice ship
Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2018
We normally travel or small 6 star cruise lines but enjoyed Celebrity very much with our family group of 15. There was a greater variety of activities and the ship is very nice....lots to do...staff was superb and our stateroom was clean and maintained very well by our room steward. Excursions were well-organized and fun!
Travel Advisor: Gay Johansen
Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2018
We had a great experience with celebrity. From A to Z. Beautiful ship, cabins had great location and we loved the itinerary. All in all was great. Can't wait to do another Celebrity Cruise.
By: Genie buff
Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2018
The ship was an interesting experience. Our cabin was spacious, the crew was helpful, always cleaning. I didn't care for the personal care products demonstrations. We enjoyed the entertainment and the talks on history. I'm also not much for a lot of down time, so the days at sea aren't my cup of tea. We thoroughly enjoyed the Tracy Arms Fjord.
Travel Advisor: Ronna Noah
By: Happy Traveler
Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2018
Was a little disappointed that our last port got canceled and there was no compensation for it.
Travel Advisor: Barbara Weigel
Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2018
Everyone in our family enjoyed the Solstice experience. The fact that you can't drink the water from the ship's taps and bottled water costs extra didn't result in any negative feelings
Travel Advisor: Jennie Jensen
Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2018
The Solstice was terrific. The only other ship I enjoyed as much was the sister ship to Solstice. This was our ship on a transatlantic cruise last year, Celebrity Reflection. I will make the following negative comments on these two fabulous ships. It is one heard by me from a number of travelers. I am an ordinary person with simple tastes. Although the food was extraordinary, the deserts offered are too fancy, too cute, too over the top. In the whole three weeks aboard both ships, I remember very few memorable deserts. There were acres of beautifully ornate, artistic desert offerings, but most were not at all satisfying, and were left uneaten. I understand little of the complexity of feeding thousands of people of many nationalities, but when I am offered so many beautiful choices of desert, and can't find much satisfying, I feel that there are probably many people who feel the same way. Thank you for letting me comment. Paul Douglas
Travel Advisor: Tammy Jones-Deem
July end to Alaska
Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018
Very nice, lots to see and do. Weather was the best ever! Captain was hilarious and we enjoyed all of his jokes. Would like to sail with him again. Staff was very very polite at all times. Exception service from our cabin steward for Aqua Class 627. Wait staff Udo on buffet . Several others I have forgotten their names and am very sorry ( I lost my notepaper).
Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2018
Great I was very impressed with Celebrity service entertainment and food was great
Travel Advisor: Lucy Diaz
Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2018
Music entertainment reading dinning
Travel Advisor: Brooke Ross
Beautiful Ship to Alaska
Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2018
Beautiful ship with great service and entertainment not to mention good food! The staff was very attentive and personable. They truly made you feel special. The ship had a great layout and you never felt crowded or lost. The excursions offered were wonderful and the captain was very good at making announcements regarding where we were and what there was to see.
Travel Advisor: Janice Liescheidt
Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2018
Mixed to the point that I would NOT cruise again on Celebrity. The food and the food and beverage Group was not acceptable.Too bad because the ship was nice.
Soltice to Alaska
Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2018
Very nice ship, very good food, staff was courteous and helpful. Good lectures provided on Alaska and Alaskan wildlife.
Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2018
It was very nice.
By: Frequent Traveler
Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2018
It was great except they forgot to give us the complimentary specialty dinning that our travel gent had given us. I finally asked them three days before the trip was over, did my travel agent give us a gift for specialty dinning. Then they said yes,and brought it to my room immediately.
Travel Advisor: Joyce Krichman
Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018
Our experience with Celebrity was exceptional! This was our 3rd Celebrity cruise and our 2nd on Solstice to Alaska. The entire staff from the communication as we planned our trip until we disembarked was super helpful and friendly. The staff actually cared about us and if we were having a good time or if we needed anything. Our cabin was immaculate and every need met regarding our cabin. The food in the restaurants was delicious and the menus varied. The staff in the buffet and restaurants went above and beyond. The officers on board were skillful and knowledgeable. The way the Captain turned the ship around in Tracy Arm was truly amazing. I can't wait to go back!
Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2018
The staff and food are wonderful! The ship is first class! Service above and beyond expectation. Will continue to take our cruises with Celebrity only!
Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2018
We had an excellent time. The staff made us feel like royalty and took care of our every need. The food was delicious with a wide variety to choose from. Our state rooms were kept clean and tidy all the time. Our stateroom attendant was excellent. He answered our questions, provided extra amenities such as blankets and umbrellas and picked up laundry late evening. We booked a few tours in advance and made arrangements for transportation to the airport on the return trip through the cruise line for a hassle free trip home. We also included the beverage package as part of our cruise which was nice, no surprise charges at the end of the cruise. The entertainment and activities on board kept us entertained as much as we wanted to be. We traveled with other couples which made the trip even more fun. Our staterooms were booked all together on the same deck with great veranda views. Overall we would give this trip a 10! Loved it!
Travel Advisor: Diana Rolig
Review the Cruise Ship
Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2018
The Celebrity Solstice was a beautiful ship! We had a balcony room and loved it! The rooms and bathrooms are designed so that you have plenty of space and storage. The balcony was also a nice size we really enjoyed sitting out on the balcony and seeing all the sights . The crew on the ship was on believable! Everyone was so nice,polite and ready to help anytime we needed them. They really helped to make the trip so enjoyable. The ship is very clean very, well taken care of and has lots of activities and things to do if you choose to participate . The food both at the buffet, at the restaurant, and at the specialty restaurants was very good and the waiters were so kind and so helpful, they wouldn’t hesitate to explain to you what the food was or help you if you needed something different. I would Recommend this particular cruise line and ship to anyone who wants to have a relaxed enjoyable trip.
Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018
Fun & relaxing & delicious food
Travel Advisor: Marla McCandless
Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2018
The ship was very enjoyable. I especially liked the presentations each morning while at sea
Travel Advisor: Judi Walker
Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2018
Satisfactory. We enjoyed our cruise.
Australia to New Zealand
By: John & Linda
Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2018
Our cruise was great, met a lot of wonderful people. The food in the main dining room was very good. We did use a specialty restaurant when celebrating one night for our anniversary, personal service, lots of attention. The crew & staff was very nice, very attentive.
Travel Advisor: Brenda Tolson
rude crew - old ship
By: Awesome Australia
Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2018
Numerous times throughout our trip we encountered crew that was rude, short tempered or acted as if they didn't care to be there and working. The ship was older and sure showed it.
Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2018
Great. Boarding and leaving went well. Cabin service was great. Food and beverage service was great. Entertainment was below average. Staff were friendly. Cleanliness. Nice stateroom.
Travel Advisor: Coleen Noble
Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2019
The ship, staff and itinerary exceeded our expectations. Entertainment, cuisine and shore excursions were memorable. Cabin size and other ship amenities are the best.
Travel Advisor: Cathy Wassermann
An old tired ship
Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2019
The Solstice is badly in need of an update. Curtains were frayed, towels were frayed and rough, cabinets and closets doors didn't close properly. The staff was wonderful though the Blu chef was not as accommodating to my vegan diet as in previous trips - I had to tell him what to make instead of him giving me options. That part was frustrating and not up to Celebrity's standards. In addition, we booked a land tour through the ship which was cancelled because of bad weather. The alternative trip was awful, a total waste of time (a train ride, and half the time was spent waiting for other trains to pass! Even the conductor was embarrassed.). We were given a partial refund after a lot of negotiating but it never should have been offered, and we should have received a full refund.
Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2019
The ship is dated. The staff comes across as not having experience. Several comments were that it seemed as if it was a training ship. The food was tasteless. The seafood was overcooked and dry. The baked goods and deserts could have come from Costco.
Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2019
Enjoyed it a lot. Cabin, public areas are all well managed - though the Ocean View cafe is a bit of a 'bunfight' and to be avoided. Entertainment not great.
Australia / New Zealand
Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2019
Great Ship, Great Service, Great People. Jim Waid
Travel Advisor: Ramona Holbrook
Celebrity Solstice is a Fabulous Ship!
Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2019
Celebrity Soldstice was stupendous! This was the first time we had booked a suite. It was fabulous and came with so many perks! We had a dedicated person cleaning our suite that went out of his way to please us. Our Butler was great and personally obtained anything we wanted on a daily basis plus personally delivering any food we ordered by room service. We had a dedicated Concierge who gave us priority getting off the ship, provided a private lounge only for suite guests, and answered any questions we had about our trip and offered to help us book a private meeting to book another cruise, which we did! Our suite was on the back corner of the ship so we had twice the space and twice the veranda. We ordered any snacks on the tv and ate breakfast in our suite several times. All suite guests had a price small dining room with fabulous food and service. Definitely 5 star! We were spoiled! We weren’t ready to leave such great people and excellent service.
Travel Advisor: Alexandra Tucker
NZ & Australia
Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2019
1st Cruise on Celebrity. Aqua class stateroom, with dining in BLU. All meals in BLU and the specialty restaurants were excellent. Buffet dining at lunch was plentiful and had a lot of choices, but was organized chaos. Not enough tables for guests, which led to lots of rushing around and cutting lines. Staff at the restaurant entry pushing specialty restaurants and upgrades to dining and drink plans EVERYDAY! 75% of the ship salon, and theatre entertainment was very good. Lots of activities to keep guests occupied “if you choose” on sea days. Stateroom was comfortable and well appointed. Staff friendly and accommodating. Overall, we enjoyed Celebrity, but prefer smaller ships with fewer passengers and will probably return to Crystal Cruises or try a smaller Celebrity ship with Aqua class!
Travel Advisor: Teresa Skeim
Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2019
Every staff on board made it a pleasure to be on board
Comfortable Medium Size Ship
By: Bernie and Eileen
Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2019
We found the Celebrity Solstice to be a comfortable medium size ship. It does have some wear and tear and is in need of a refurbishment and that will be done in 2021. If you look beyond the drapes and carpet, the ship rides easy in the water and rarely can you feel the waves (unless very bad weather). The staff is pleasant and eager to help and the entertainment was local (Australian and New Zealand). Shore excursions were well organized and getting on and off the ship at ports was a breeze. We enjoyed ourselves and learned tremendous amounts about Australia and New Zealand.
Travel Advisor: Jane Hopson
New Zealand / Australia
By: Pam G
Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2019
We would highly recommend Celebrity Solstice. The staff were outstanding and the food was excellent. We chose this itinerary for the port destinations, which were incredible. We wished that there was an extra day in Tasmania and Melbourne and less time at sea, but don't know if that is possible with any cruise line. We did not attend the nightly entertainment, but heard from other passengers that it was excellent.
Travel Advisor: Michelle Ellis
By: M & M
Reviewed on: 07 May 2019
What a great time we had. From Sydney to Honolulu we enjoyed every minute. Wonderful crew and meals were excellent
Travel Advisor: Janice O'Neil
Reviewed on: 16 May 2019
The Celebrity Solstice was a great ship. They see to all of your needs. If you have an allergy they are very good at making sure you know what is in there food etc. Everyone is super nice and they want to make sure you are taken care of. I would recommend this ship if you are interested in cruising the islands.
Travel Advisor: Lynda Deville
What a ride!!
Reviewed on: 17 May 2019
The cruise was amazing!! From the moment we stepped onto the embarkation dock in Hawaii until the disembarkation in Vancouver it was a whirlwind of fun and activities. The food was absolutely delicious, pretty & plenty. My gaining 7 pounds is a testimony of the food! The crew of the ship were all very attentive and friendly. It was clear that their priority was to make the cruise unforgettable. There was so much to do with all of the entertainment and activities that were scheduled. The music was perfect for young and old alike. It was pretty much perfect.
Travel Advisor: Shelley Oliver Littleton
Reviewed on: 26 May 2019
The ship was great. We love Solstice and have travelled on it many times. The staff are incredible.
A magical experience
Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2019
Our ship was immaculately maintained and crewed by a wonderful group of people. Every interaction with staff and crew was pleasant and many had a great sense of humor. The ship itself was beautiful and I could not believe the ongoing maintenance from dusting every nook and cranny to pressure washing and painting any and all blemishes at every port. The food was wonderful, and we used all of the facilities from the Grand Epernay dining room, to the Ocean View cafe. The on board premium restaurants are a great experience for the extra money, and I enjoyed the Tuscan the most. I highly recommend getting a package that includes your gratuities, and a premium drink packages (if you are In to that). You could quite easily rack up $60-80 a night in drinks with just 3-4 drinks. I loved the experience of just swiping the card and getting whatever i wanted. The crew provided a lot of historical information about the Dawes glacier, and other sights along the way.
Travel Advisor: Paula Sasser
Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2019
The ship was comfortable, and the staff very responsive and helpful.
Travel Advisor: Nancy Cutter
Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2019
No second time. I thought the meals were better in 2016.
Solstice to Alaska
By: Captain J
Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2019
The Solstice was a beautiful ship with a wonderful captain and crew. All the Celebrity employees were friendly and made sure we had a good time.
All you could ask for.
Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2019
The Celebrity Solstice is a beautiful ship with all the amenities and entertainment you could wish for. Wonderful captain and crew. An easy place to call home for 7 days.
Travel Advisor: Henya Lish-Gebeloff
Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2019
This was our first and last cruise with celebrity. We usually cruise Royal and we were hoping that Celebrity would be a little bit of an upgrade from Royal and that was not the case. I would compare the cruise to a carnival cruise with regard to food, activities and very disappointed with the shows or lack of shows. One of our favorite times while cruising are the nice dinners in the dining room. Not the case here...the food was very bland and some of the seafood was not fresh. We also did not care for the fact that our balcony was more than 30% obstructed and we should have been informed that there was a service area outside of our balcony that can be accessed by other guests. Do not book a balcony room on level 6 of this ship without asking about the rooms with the service area attached. One other negative was the drink package. I think that a drink package with alcohol should not be so limed to brands. On a positive note, the wait staff and room attendants were very good.
By: Alaska Crusier
Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2019
Ship was very clean and the staff was incredible!
Travel Advisor: Michelle Harvell
Celebrity Solstice Alaska Cruise
By: Jennifer Rink
Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2019
The Celebrity Solstice is a beautiful ship, with friendly and competent staff. This ship was the perfect way to experience Alaska. Attention to guest’s comfort was top notch!
By: Wanda M
Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2019
My husband and I have sailed on the Solstice three times, once in Australia/New Zealand and twice in Alaska. We love this ship and the food is fabulous.
Travel Advisor: Aline Coleman
By: Jane C
Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2019
Celebrity Solstice is a beautiful well maintained ship. Once underway, the number of passengers spread out and it doesn’t seem to be too crowded. We mostly ate meals in the Cafe and main dining room. The food was average. Staff was pleasant.
Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2019
Ship was nice and rooms were well laid out and comfortable. Food was good. Safety meeting was not done very well.
By: Alaskan Adventure
Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2019
Fantastic, enough staff to assist everyone at all dining areas. The ship was spotless and constantly being cleaned. I appreciated this with all of the people onboard
Good size ship
Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2019
Staff were friendly. Dining room in Luminae very nice. Love the Martini Bar. Plenty of space by the pool. Hot tub use always uncrouded.
Travel Advisor: Sarah Fitzpatrick
Great time on Celebrity Solstice
Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2019
We cruised on the Solstice to Alaska in July with our family of 9 and all had a wonderful time. We found the staff to be above and beyond with their attention to detail and customer service. Our family has a lot of food sensitivities and found the buffet to be amazing and made everyone happy!
Travel Advisor: Charissa Popp