2018 Transpacific Cruise: Celebrity Solstice Ship Review

By Suzanne Klasen
Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 TransPacific Cruise
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Perhaps one of the best aspects of this voyage was the wonderful cruise experience with so many days at sea. Celebrity has an outstanding service culture. We loved the wonderful atmosphere on board during this long voyage. The unlimited beverage package makes the overall cruise experience so worry free as you don’t have to worry about a bar bill at the end of the cruise. Other than a few nights of specialty dining, we didn’t spend much onboard. We were pampered and entertained beyond belief with all kinds of exciting shows and amazing wine tasting experiences. They even had a King Neptune Equator Crossing during which guest could “Kiss the Fish” and one of the officers got thrown in the pool – all in good fun.

We love the Solstice Class ships for the variety of entertainment venues and lounges including the Sky (Observation Lounge), Main Atrium, Martini Bar, Cellar Master’s Lounge, Sunset Bar, Main theater and Celebrity Central. The activities staff kept us busy with parties like the Abbalicious Party, “Safe Archery” trivia and More. Celebrity always has great live bands who play a variety of music, including classics like John Denver. The acrobats in the main theater are always a highlight for me, as well as several featured entertainers that included a violinist and a virtuoso guitar player. They performed this one show with giant inflatable puppet like props. Kind of weird, but looks pretty cool. We also enjoyed the singer/guitar player that played in several of the lounges. The Corning Museum of Glass was still operating the Hot Glass Show at this time, which has been replaced with a Hollywood Glass Show and a guest interactive experience. We loved the Corning show and loved watching the master glass blowers at work. I didn’t take any pictures of the staterooms as this was out 10th or so cruise on Solstice Class ships.

Suzanne Klasen

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