Celebrity Solstice

Celebrity Cruises

AT A GLANCE

24-hour Room Service
Beauty Salon
Broadway-style Entertainment
Butler Service
Casino
Children's Play room
Cooking Classes
Elevators
Fitness Center
Hot Tub
Laundry/Dry Cleaning
Showroom
Spa
Specialty Restaurants
Swimming Pool
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins

Ship Info

What's Included

Included

  • Shipboard accommodations| Ocean transportation| Most meals| Some beverages| Most entertainment aboard the vessel.

Not Included

  • Airfare Transfers| Items of a personal nature| Anything not listed as included.

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
2008
Tonnage
122000 Tons
Public Decks
13
Passenger Capacity
2850
Crew
1250
Registry
Information was not provided

Reviews and Recommendations for Celebrity Solstice

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Very satisfied

By: K


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.

Great Cruise

By: couples


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

The cruise was wonderful. The entertainment was great... especially the research scientist who did shows about whales, etc.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Barber

Highly recommend

By: Susan7


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

People friendly food very good organized tours room good ship had good entertianment
Travel Advisor:  Deanna Sutherland - Rigby

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

Travel Advisor:  Sharon Cooper

Highly recommend

By: John


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2014

Great cruise experience, accommodations, staff on board. A wonderful cruise ship to be on.
Travel Advisor:  Kyle Marney

Highly recommended.

By: Roy


Reviewed on: 03 May 2014

Michele is the best travel agent we have ever had.

Highly recommended

By: SuzyQ08


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

Highly recommend

By: Teen


Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2014

Travel Advisor:  Jamal Guiden

Highly recommend

By: Regina


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
Travel Advisor:  Jamal Guiden
Not Recommended

Will not recommend

By: Solstice cruiser


Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2014

Fantastic experience!

By: ACE


Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2014

Seriously it was a fantastic experience all the way around!

extremely highly recommended

By: mumby56


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!

By: Debbie


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!
Travel Advisor:  Rosie Goldberger

highly receommended

By: CC


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.
Travel Advisor:  Kym Harrell

Over The Top Experience

By: Annie


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.

Terrible disembarkation

By: Felice


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.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Nidetz

Expert friendly service

By: Mark7


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!
Travel Advisor:  Karen Barber

Great ship

By: Grandpa


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

By: MaryDeeH


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.

By: Sheryll


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.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward

Excellent ship

By: jandcm


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.
Travel Advisor:  Olivia Kirlin

Average ship

By: Elle


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
Not Recommended

friendly staff

By: cruisers


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

By: Mikeshy


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

Disembrarkation Nightmare

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

Great cruise

By: GnMHines


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

Great Service

By: Luv2travel


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2015

The Entertainment and Lectures were First Rate!!! Great Food!!!
Travel Advisor:  Gail Harada

ship too big

By: Joe@6935


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

By: bkl99


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!

By: marl1


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

excellent service

By: zel


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!

By: Jeff55


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!
Travel Advisor:  Dawn Campbell

Excellent Service

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!
Travel Advisor:  Noemie Cornelius

Staff very helpful and attentative

By: Virginia


Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2015

Getting on board was a breeze ! Ship was clean and all personnel were friendly and helpful !!!
Travel Advisor:  Dawn Campbell

Friendly and enjoyable.

By: Ibrahim


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

By: KISHORKK


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
Not Recommended

Horrible experience

By: Randy


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"

By: basilisa


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

By: Alex


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

Cruise

By: Steve


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2016

Great service for our stateroom.
Travel Advisor:  Noemie Cornelius

Great entertainment

By: Eddie


Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2016

very satisfied with our ship! Great entertainment, food, and drinks!

Alaska on Soltice

By: Sbm


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2016

Lovely ship and great Alaska Cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Good value and service

By: bow1888


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

Great trip

By: Jess24


Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2016

Our accommodations on the ship were perfect thanks to Judy.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Kotkin

Great Cruise Line

By: sue2016


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

NZ cruise

By: Ramy


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

By: Nammy


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.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Kotkin

Great!

By: Herzz11


Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2017

Great experience!

Celebrity Solstice

By: Bill


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

By: RussB


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.

Solstice Review

By: Forest


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.
Travel Advisor:  Tina Slimp

Another great cruise

By: Ldge


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.
Travel Advisor:  Tina Slimp
Not Recommended

Not a very good experience

By: Owen


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.

Great stuff

By: Pedro


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.
Travel Advisor:  Noemie Cornelius

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

By: Pjfogs


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!

Unforgettable Cruis

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

By: Betty


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.

Alaska Cruise

By: Chell


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

We had a wonderful time. Great food and entertainment!

Alaskan Cruise

By: SharonF


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.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Kotkin

Trip

By: Mortimer


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

By: lisala


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
Not Recommended

AUGUST ALASKAECRUISE ON CELEBRITY

By: RALLPH


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017

GO0D, WITH SOME FINE CREW AND CLEAN SHIP

Sweet Trip

By: TravelingTexans


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

Alaska

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2017

Food was good, service was great, excursions were good but overpriced.
Travel Advisor:  Michel Panzardi

Alaska Cruise

By: Alisa


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

By: Wildwoman


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

Alaska trip

By: Client


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

Alaska

By: Ann


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

By: Paul-ASU


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

Vancouver/Hawaii

By: ray


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!
Travel Advisor:  Paul Sacks

Solstice Suite = Sweet

By: Lyndale


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

By: Duckbucks


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

Solstice

By: Julie


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

By: Suzanne


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

Australia/New Zealand

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

Sailer

By: Sailer


Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2018

Had a great. The crew was very accommodating
Travel Advisor:  Cheryl Fenig