Celebrity Solstice, Solstice cruise review, Celebrity Cruise Lines - Cruisemates Reader's Cruise Reviews
Celebrity Cruises

Solstice
by Greg Gaines
Western Caribbean
November 30, 2008

PROS

Best buffet area ever. No crowding and great food (ocean View café).

Fast on and off ship

Great cabins

Very few smoking areas. No Smoking in cabins or balconies.

CONS

Entertainment was about what you would expect from a cheap carnival cruise. Two of the main shows were a guy playing a xylophone. I was totally disappointed in the overall entertainment. I expected Celebrity to be a cut above.

The food in the main dinning room was ok to poor. It seems like they wanted you to go to one of the 5 pay extra to eat dinning rooms. The desserts were the worst of any cruise I have taken.

So much room on the ship is taken up with extra pay places that it seems small and chopped up.

Gym is just ok and the large and beautiful steam room is extra at $60.00 per hour, and it was always empty.

If you have been on the RCCL Freedom of the Seas, you will be completely disappointed in the ship.

If this is your first cruise you won't be disappointed, but most others would expect more from Celebrity.

SUMMARY

I would not recommend this ship unless you got the cruise cheap and just wanted to rest.