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Celebrity Solstice

3 of 10 Celebrity Cruises ships

Celebrity Solstice is the first in this new class of ships, claiming to be more luxurious and with more spacious cabins than existing Celibrity ships. Celebrity Solstice passengers tend to be 40+ and mostly American. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 41.4 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 1.9 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 39.3 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2 passengers.

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7 years 3 months ago
Just returned from a 10 night cruise of Eastern Med on the Equinox. Would definitely recommend it. The ship is very big but you never feel crowded, we had 3 adults (son is 16) in our cabin and it was fine - the extra bed was a converted sofa but long enough for him (6ft) which is unusual. We had a deluxe ocean view cabin which comes with a balcony - wonderful for when you are arriving or departing a port or catching the last of the afternoon sun. The shower is a good quality, toiletries are topped up every day and everything is immaculate - cabin is cleaned twice daily with the usual cruise touches - chocolate on your pillow etc at night. Our son was really impressed with the flat-screen TV - about 20 free to view English films and you can view your account, photos etc through the same medium.

The staff are very attentive - how they remember your name after the first day is very impressive - they seem to be a very happy bunch.

Food was exquisite - we could not do justice to the volumes but everything was perfectly cooked. We ate in the main Silhouette restaurant on all but one evening - only 2 formal nights when men need to wear a suit/tuxedo but other than that was smart casual. If you do not want the fuss of that, it was more casual in the Oceanview "cafe" on the 14th deck - do not be fooled by the word cafe - it was better than most 4 star hotels we have stayed in. We only tried one of the speciality restaurants (Silk Harvest) which was excellent - just seemed daft to pay the surcharge ($25 - 35pp) when the main restaurant was so good. Did hear good reports of the others though - particularly the Murano.
Drink - we pre-purchased a soft drink package for our son but the rest we paid for on board - very expensive but good quality. The minimum we paid for a bottle of wine was $30 (about £20 - would have cost £10/12 for the equivalent in a restaurant at home). Cocktails are about $7.50 each but they seem to have a happy hour each day (at different bars around the ship) when they are just $5. Tea/coffee and cordial type juices are free - you just need to go the 14th deck to collect.
The shops were also very expensive - aimed at a designer market.
Loads of opportunities for formal photos - up to $20 each for 10x8 but they were very good.
Trips - we went on 5 organised trips, again not cheap but each one had an excellent tour guide. On a couple of other days we took the shuttle ($10 pp) to the local town. Everything was very slick.
Entertainment - 3 formal shows - were all ok but the Cirque de Soleil type show on the last formal night was particularly good. Casino was very popular. Loads of bars each with live music - so something to suit most tastes.
Pool - the main area got very crowded with young families but we always managed to get a sunbed on one of the decks. Towels are provided. Indoor pool was lovely - adults only. Did not get to try the Spa - ran out of time and it looked expensive.
Other guests - mainly American.
If you get the chance - go!

Travel operator: Bolsover Cruises


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