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This was our second cruise and was highly recommended to spend New Years Eve on the Solstice. The public areas and our state room (Concierge Class) was very clean and tidy. The room attendants were very friendly and couldn't do enough for you, along with the rest of the crew on board. My only negative comment is the state room was smaller than the Mini Suits on the Diamond Princess. The bed was very comfortable, wide and sleep was no problem. Close to the balcony and could see the ports when docking in the morning. The bathroom was excellent, the shower was great, good size, plenty of storage in the vanity area. Best of all, had a night light. A bottle of champagne on ice was waiting for us when we arrived along with fresh fruit and bath robes. We ordered breakfast in the state room every morning and was delivered on time, and we enjoyed it on the balcony, viewing the ocean or the ports and islands. We took the classic drinks package and the best decision we made. Daily cocktails listed in the news letter, champagne, cab. sav, scotch from the 11 bars, drinks from the sun set bar with cheese cake on the grassed area. Morning coffee, hot chocolate and cakes were covered in the package from the Cafe al Bacio, a must. The food in the main restaurant, what can I say, excellent, high quality, lot of variety to chose from the menu, from lobster tails, aged rib eye fillet, prawns, salmon. You could choose numerous courses, the food just kept coming. New Years Eve, we had a four course dinner with champagne and a bottle of cab sav. The Solstice was in celebration mode and the atmosphere was sensational. We ventured to the pool deck at 1130 pm and the party was in full swing. The spars were full of ice and loaded with bottles of champagne, free. Waiters were walking around with trays of champagne giving them away for free. The band was in full swing and were excellent. The patrons were well behaved and entertaining to watch. The Ocean View Restaurant, best tasting food with a lot of different food stations from Asian, Indian, Mexican, Chefs Specials, sushi, fresh fruit. The deserts on board were of the highest quality and the best I have tasted, strawberry chiffon and coconut cakes, apple pie, cheese cakes, fruit flans. We did the tourist bit in Noumea and took the motorized train ride to the other side of the island and was a very good way to see the island with commendatory. Mystery Island, just waiting for the Skipper and Gilligan to pop up out of no where, was an enjoyable day, went to shore by tender and was no problem. Lifou, did the tourist bit again and took the two hour mini bus tour around the island, great way to see the island and other parts as well. Visited the pure white sand powdered beach and the clear blue water, was worth the tour to see this beach.

Great Way to Celebrate New Years Eve, December 2015

Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review by Camel GC

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2015
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Class
This was our second cruise and was highly recommended to spend New Years Eve on the Solstice. The public areas and our state room (Concierge Class) was very clean and tidy. The room attendants were very friendly and couldn't do enough for you, along with the rest of the crew on board. My only negative comment is the state room was smaller than the Mini Suits on the Diamond Princess. The bed was very comfortable, wide and sleep was no problem. Close to the balcony and could see the ports when docking in the morning. The bathroom was excellent, the shower was great, good size, plenty of storage in the vanity area. Best of all, had a night light. A bottle of champagne on ice was waiting for us when we arrived along with fresh fruit and bath robes.

We ordered breakfast in the state room every morning and was delivered on time, and we enjoyed it on the balcony, viewing the ocean or the ports and islands.

We took the classic drinks package and the best decision we made. Daily cocktails listed in the news letter, champagne, cab. sav, scotch from the 11 bars, drinks from the sun set bar with cheese cake on the grassed area. Morning coffee, hot chocolate and cakes were covered in the package from the Cafe al Bacio, a must.

The food in the main restaurant, what can I say, excellent, high quality, lot of variety to chose from the menu, from lobster tails, aged rib eye fillet, prawns, salmon. You could choose numerous courses, the food just kept coming. New Years Eve, we had a four course dinner with champagne and a bottle of cab sav. The Solstice was in celebration mode and the atmosphere was sensational. We ventured to the pool deck at 1130 pm and the party was in full swing. The spars were full of ice and loaded with bottles of champagne, free. Waiters were walking around with trays of champagne giving them away for free. The band was in full swing and were excellent. The patrons were well behaved and entertaining to watch.

The Ocean View Restaurant, best tasting food with a lot of different food stations from Asian, Indian, Mexican, Chefs Specials, sushi, fresh fruit. The deserts on board were of the highest quality and the best I have tasted, strawberry chiffon and coconut cakes, apple pie, cheese cakes, fruit flans.

We did the tourist bit in Noumea and took the motorized train ride to the other side of the island and was a very good way to see the island with commendatory. Mystery Island, just waiting for the Skipper and Gilligan to pop up out of no where, was an enjoyable day, went to shore by tender and was no problem.

Lifou, did the tourist bit again and took the two hour mini bus tour around the island, great way to see the island and other parts as well. Visited the pure white sand powdered beach and the clear blue water, was worth the tour to see this beach.
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