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We chose this particular cruise 15 months ago, primarily because it was a 12 day cruise, the longest Pacific cruise we had seen on Celebrity this cruising season. It was only fabulous, from embarkation onwards. As I have trouble walking, I was escorted in a wheelchair, with hubby trying to keep up as the Celebrity staffer was swiftly through Customs etc. We even scored a glass of bubbly as we boarded. Our cabin, 9292, was ready when we arrived, at about 12.30. It was wonderful and spacious, and the balcony was glassed, so one could see the view of the Quay area. We were travelling with our daughter and her partner. He had never been on a cruise before, but he was sold on it within hours. We had opted for 8.30 dinner in the Epernay Dining Room, Deck 3, and had a beautiful table, with special staff who looked after us, Joseph and Judas. This set the scene for the following 12 nights, with 3 "Chic" nights in between. Meals were great all the time. The second last night we dined royally with lobster, duck and prawns as highlights. The desserts were to die for - the Creme Brulee was the best I've had, followed by the chocolate dessert cake. Yum. To be truthful, we did not see a show, we only could manage to drop into bed, because the food, the sea air and the relaxation of no cooking, no chores and possibly a bit too much wine ensured we were asleep before 10.30. The beds were truly magical, soft but firm. I guess the one thing I could have a small grizzle about were the pillows - they were getting on, but our cabin steward, Wayun, ensured we had fresh ones quickly. Everything on the ship was gleaming clean, from the toilets to the dining areas to our rooms and public areas. Congratulations to all the Celebrity team who worked so hard, so willingly, to ensure our comfort. We had a Classic package so never needed to buy a drink, our Sommelier was fast and efficient in the Dining Room, and all the Bar Staff were friendly and good in their jobs. Usual suspects in the ports, Noumea and Suva were dumps, Llifou and Mystery Island offered great snorkelling and beautiful scenery. Disembarkation was easy, with Celebrity giving us our lazy wish of around 9 am getting off. (Acually I think like a lot of people, I didn't want to get off at all! Again travelling by wheelchair, no hassles and straight out to a cab. All in all, after around 30 cruises, this one was truly outstanding, and if we ever scrape the dollars together again, (maybe Lotto?) we'll be on board this wonderful ship. ratacake

Wonderful!!!!

Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review by ratacake

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We chose this particular cruise 15 months ago, primarily because it was a 12 day cruise, the longest Pacific cruise we had seen on Celebrity this cruising season.

It was only fabulous, from embarkation onwards. As I have trouble walking, I was escorted in a wheelchair, with hubby trying to keep up as the Celebrity staffer was swiftly through Customs etc. We even scored a glass of bubbly as we boarded. Our cabin, 9292, was ready when we arrived, at about 12.30. It was wonderful and spacious, and the balcony was glassed, so one could see the view of the Quay area.

We were travelling with our daughter and her partner. He had never been on a cruise before, but he was sold on it within hours. We had opted for 8.30 dinner in the Epernay Dining Room, Deck 3, and had a beautiful table, with special staff who looked after us, Joseph and Judas. This set the scene for the following 12 nights, with 3 "Chic" nights in between. Meals were great all the time. The second last night we dined royally with lobster, duck and prawns as highlights. The desserts were to die for - the Creme Brulee was the best I've had, followed by the chocolate dessert cake. Yum.

To be truthful, we did not see a show, we only could manage to drop into bed, because the food, the sea air and the relaxation of no cooking, no chores and possibly a bit too much wine ensured we were asleep before 10.30. The beds were truly magical, soft but firm. I guess the one thing I could have a small grizzle about were the pillows - they were getting on, but our cabin steward, Wayun, ensured we had fresh ones quickly.

Everything on the ship was gleaming clean, from the toilets to the dining areas to our rooms and public areas. Congratulations to all the Celebrity team who worked so hard, so willingly, to ensure our comfort.

We had a Classic package so never needed to buy a drink, our Sommelier was fast and efficient in the Dining Room, and all the Bar Staff were friendly and good in their jobs.

Usual suspects in the ports, Noumea and Suva were dumps, Llifou and Mystery Island offered great snorkelling and beautiful scenery.

Disembarkation was easy, with Celebrity giving us our lazy wish of around 9 am getting off. (Acually I think like a lot of people, I didn't want to get off at all! Again travelling by wheelchair, no hassles and straight out to a cab.

All in all, after around 30 cruises, this one was truly outstanding, and if we ever scrape the dollars together again, (maybe Lotto?) we'll be on board this wonderful ship.

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Deluxe Veranda
Cabin 1A 9292
Great spot, especially if you can't manage to walk a long way, right near the lifts and straight down to the 3rd floor for dining, Casino and bars. Extremely well looked after by our cabin steward, Wayan.
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