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Celebrity Solstice cruises for 2016-2017-2018


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Where she sails
Celebrity Solstice shares its year between Australia/New Zealand and Alaska. Around October until March each year, based between Sydney and Auckland, she cruises the South Pacific, Great Barrier Reef, Tasman Sea and New Zealand, and (late 2016) makes a return trip to Singapore for a minor refit. Around April to September she is based in Seattle and offers 7-night cruises of the fjord coastline of Alaska and the Inside Passage. Take a trans-Pacific cruise via Hawaii in April or September/October. The full crossing takes 27/29 nights, and consider linking it with a 7-night cruise of the Inside Passage. Celebrity Solstice is ranked by Berlitz (2014) the highest of cruise ships that regularly sail Australian waters.

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Celebrity Solstice Cruise Calendar

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Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2016 CRUISES

8

OCT

Celebrity Solstice cruises

14

NIGHTS

Australia Coast and Bali Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Singapore
29

$1,709

$122

31

OCT

Celebrity Solstice cruises

14

NIGHTS

Australia Coast and Bali Cruise
Departs: Singapore | Arrives: Sydney
17

$2,483

$177

14

NOV

Celebrity Solstice cruises

13

NIGHTS

Australia & New Zealand
Departs: Sydney
30

$3,540

$272

27

NOV

Celebrity Solstice cruises

12

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Auckland
8

$2,555

$213

9

DEC

Celebrity Solstice cruises

14

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Auckland | Arrives: Sydney

$2,133

$152

23

DEC

Celebrity Solstice cruises

12

NIGHTS

South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$3,059

$255

2017 CRUISES

4

JAN

Celebrity Solstice cruises

8

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney
23

$1,150

$144

12

JAN

Celebrity Solstice cruises

12

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Auckland
3

$2,284

$190

24

JAN

Celebrity Solstice cruises

12

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Auckland | Arrives: Sydney

$2,372

$198

5

FEB

Celebrity Solstice cruises

12

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Auckland
7

$2,279

$190

17

FEB

Celebrity Solstice cruises

12

NIGHTS

NZ Cruise
Departs: Auckland | Arrives: Sydney
3

$1,990

$166

1

MAR

Celebrity Solstice cruises

12

NIGHTS

41 Exclusive rates!

$1,675

$140

13

MAR

Celebrity Solstice cruises

12

NIGHTS

Great Barrier Reef Cruise
Departs: Sydney
37

$2,205

$184

25

MAR

Celebrity Solstice cruises

9

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney
Exclusive rates!

$1,131

$126

3

APR

Celebrity Solstice cruises

10

NIGHTS

Southern NZ Cruise
Departs: Sydney
Exclusive rates!

$1,653

$165

13

APR

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney
17 Exclusive rates!

$969

$138

20

APR

Celebrity Solstice cruises

17

NIGHTS

Tahitian Treasures Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Honolulu
Exclusive rates!

$3,109

$183

7

MAY

Celebrity Solstice cruises

10

NIGHTS

Hawaii Cruise
Departs: Honolulu | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,797

$180

17

MAY

Celebrity Solstice cruises

9

NIGHTS

Ultimate Alaska Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Seattle

$2,191

$243

26

MAY

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,549

$221

2

JUN

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,909

$273

9

JUN

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,879

$268

16

JUN

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,929

$276

23

JUN

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,909

$273

30

JUN

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,939

$277

7

JUL

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$2,036

$291

14

JUL

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$2,099

$300

21

JUL

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,969

$281

28

JUL

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,969

$281

4

AUG

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,961

$280

11

AUG

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,909

$273

18

AUG

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,744

$249

25

AUG

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,631

$233

1

SEP

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,631

$233

8

SEP

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,631

$233

15

SEP

Celebrity Solstice cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
Departs: Seattle | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,504

$215

22

SEP

Celebrity Solstice cruises

10

NIGHTS

Hawaii Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Honolulu

$1,719

$172

2

OCT

Celebrity Solstice cruises

18

NIGHTS

Tahitian Treasures Cruise
Departs: Honolulu | Arrives: Sydney

$3,060

$170

20

OCT

Celebrity Solstice cruises

2

NIGHTS

Sampler Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$362

$181

22

OCT

Celebrity Solstice cruises

8

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,174

$147

30

OCT

Celebrity Solstice cruises

12

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Auckland

$1,801

$150

11

NOV

Celebrity Solstice cruises

14

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Auckland | Arrives: Sydney

$2,094

$150

25

NOV

Celebrity Solstice cruises

14

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Auckland

$2,114

$151

9

DEC

Celebrity Solstice cruises

12

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Auckland | Arrives: Sydney

$1,805

$150

21

DEC

Celebrity Solstice cruises

12

NIGHTS

$4,429

$369

2018 CRUISES

2

JAN

Celebrity Solstice cruises

12

NIGHTS

Great Barrier Reef Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$2,004

$167

14

JAN

Celebrity Solstice cruises

8

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,378

$172

22

JAN

Celebrity Solstice cruises

12

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,901

$158

3

FEB

Celebrity Solstice cruises

14

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Auckland

$2,114

$151

17

FEB

Celebrity Solstice cruises

16

NIGHTS

Australia & New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Auckland | Arrives: Fremantle

$2,668

$167

5

MAR

Celebrity Solstice cruises

16

NIGHTS

Austalia & NZ Cruise
Departs: Fremantle | Arrives: Sydney

$2,469

$154

21

MAR

Celebrity Solstice cruises

9

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,341

$149

30

MAR

Celebrity Solstice cruises

12

NIGHTS

Great Barrier Reef Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,906

$159

11

APR

Celebrity Solstice cruises

18

NIGHTS

Tahitian Treasures Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Honolulu

$3,333

$185

Celebrity Solstice — Ship Review Rating: 4.4 out of 5 based on 217 ratings.

Life aboard Celebrity Solstice
Celebrity Solstice shares its year between Australia/New Zealand and Alaska. Around October until March each year, based between Sydney and Auckland, she cruises the South Pacific, Great Barrier Reef, Tasman Sea and New Zealand, and (late 2016) makes a return trip to Singapore for a minor refit. Around April to September she is based in Seattle and offers 7-night cruises of the fjord coastline of Alaska and the Inside Passage. Take a trans-Pacific cruise via Hawaii in April or September/October. The full crossing takes 27/29 nights, and consider linking it with a 7-night cruise of the Inside Passage. Celebrity Solstice is ranked by Berlitz (2014) the highest of cruise ships that regularly sail Australian waters.

Celebrity Solstice, at 121,878 GT, carries 2,850 passengers, and is ranked in the best large cruise ship category, styled after the great ocean liners. Launched in 2008, refurbished in 2016, she boasts a wow factor along with a fresh and unique décor. Passengers give her 4-star ratings for most categories. Dining caters for all tastes, and a wide range of additionally-charged options. Relax in solitude, or select your level of conversation and ambiance. Daytime activities include lectures, quizzes, auctions, magic and the like. For evening entertainment there are production shows in the Solstice Theatre, soloists at the cafes, bars and pools, and cinema. All child and teen ages have dedicated program selections and centres. Dress is smart casual, with some formal nights.

Accommodation
Ninety percent of staterooms have an outside view, and of these 95% have a balcony – more than any other superliner in the world. Features in all cabins include: twin beds convertible to queen-sized bed, sitting area, vanity desk with hairdryer, interactive flat-screen TV (32” minimum), bathroom with shower enclosure, wireless internet access, and premium bedding. The suites are larger, with more personal amenities and extras. AquaClass cabins share a deck with the AquaSpa amenities, dine at the exclusive Restaurant Blu, and share in a feast of indulgences. Families can book inter-connecting cabins.

There are four suite-grade accommodations: Royal Suite, Celebrity Suite, Sky Suite, and Penthouse Suite. The latter offers floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, separate living room/dining room, baby grand piano, full bar, sofa queen sleeper, two 52" TVs, master bath with whirlpool tub, shower with dual shower heads, double washbasins and a 26" TV. The verandah has a second whirlpool and lounge seating. There are no single cabins, and 30 cabins are wheelchair-accessible.

Food and Dining
The two-deck Grand Epernay is the principal dining room, of stunning and contemporary design. Dinner is served at two sittings, either traditional with assigned tables, or 'when and with whom you choose'. There are four specialty dining rooms, all with picture window views of the sea. Murano is a superb, extra-cost reservation-only venue not to be missed. Blu is mainly for guests in the AquaClass cabins. The Tuscan Grille, an Italian steakhouse, delivers the best of grills, seafood and pasta. Silk Harvest serves a mix of Southeast Asian dishes.

For casual eating there are five options. Bistro on Five is for coffee, cakes, crêpes and pastries. Cafe al Bacio & Gelateria is an Italian coffee house and "Italian ice-cream" servery. Oceanview Cafe and Grill has a good range of self-serve buffet stations. The Mast Grill serves burgers, hot dogs, fries fast food. The AquaSpa Cafe is for light, healthier options. Themed bars, lounges and clubs provide a wide range of atmospheres for your pre-dinner drinks, private party, or relaxed down-time chat. Room service is available 24 hours a day from a limited menu of sandwiches, pizzas, salads and desserts.

Entertainment
The main showlounge Solstice Theatre typically provide three shows on a seven-night cruise: circus-type acrobatics and revues. Theme nights are held in the Observation Lounge. Celebrity Central hosts comedy, cookery and entertaining lectures. The Ensemble Lounge is from the big-band era with jazz-style music. The Entertainment Court, featuring street performers, is adjacent to the Quasar nightclub. Throughout the vessel guests will be met by a variety of soloists and ensembles. During the day entertainment choices range from games, art auctions, bingo, wine samplings and dance lessons, to educational presentations. A unique "Hot Glass Show" demonstrates the creation of glass art by the Corning Museum of Glass. For a quiet time withdraw to the card room, or the spectacular 24-hour library, extending vertically for two decks. Play casino-style games on their Apple or Android smartphones while on board.

The adult-only AquaSpa operated by Steiner Leisure offers the full complement of beauty and massage treatments and facilities. A fully-stocked and staffed gym sports all the newest fitness machines, and there is an outside jogging track. The Lawn Club is a dedicated area on the top deck of the ship that features real grass where passengers can play croquet, bocce, or practice their putting. The Fun Factory has complimentary programs for children aged 3 to 17 years under the guidance of trained counsellors. Teens have their own X Club. The ship provides lunch, dinner and slumber parties for children aged 3 to 11, so parents are freed up to lunch, dine and party at night.





































Explore the decks

Celebrity Solstice deckplans

Celebrity Solstice deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

Ninety percent of staterooms have an outside view, and of these 95% have a balcony – more than any other superliner in the world. Features in all cabins include: twin beds convertible to queen-sized bed, sitting area, vanity desk with hairdryer, interactive flat-screen TV (32” minimum), bathroom with shower enclosure, wireless internet access, and premium bedding. The suites are larger, with more personal amenities and extras. AquaClass cabins share a deck with the AquaSpa amenities, dine at the exclusive Restaurant Blu, and share in a feast of indulgences. Families can book inter-connecting cabins.

There are four suite-grade accommodations: Royal Suite, Celebrity Suite, Sky Suite, and Penthouse Suite. The latter offers floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, separate living room/dining room, baby grand piano, full bar, sofa queen sleeper, two 52" TVs, master bath with whirlpool tub, shower with dual shower heads, double washbasins and a 26" TV. The verandah has a second whirlpool and lounge seating. There are no single cabins, and 30 cabins are wheelchair-accessible.

Decks
Celebrity Solstice

Celebrity Cruises

Ship facts

Star rating: Celebrity Solstice star rating
Maiden voyage: 2008
Number of decks: 13
Tonnage: 121878
Cabins: 1426
Passenger capacity: 2850
Number of crew: 1210

What's onboard? ▼

  • Suite butlers
  • AquaClass suites
  • Interconnect balcony cabins
  • Shop arcade
  • Suite butlers
  • Interconnecting balcony staterooms
  • Full room service
  • Destination concierge
  • DINING
  • Traditional dining (2 seatings) OR ‘any time’
  • In-stateroom dining
  • Dietary requests (pre-cruise)
  • Oceanview Café (buffet)
  • Pool/Mast Grill (burgers)
  • The Porch, casual daytime
  • Blu (AquaClass only, Mediterranean)
  • Murano (French, extra)
  • Qsine (order by iPad, extra)
  • Tuscan Grille (Italian)
  • Lawn Club Grill (extra)
  • Sushi on Five (Asian food/drinks)
  • Café al Bacio & Gelateria
  • Multiple lounges & bars
  • Celebrity iLounge (by Apple)
  • Champagne High Tea (extra)
  • Beverage & Dining packages
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Show Theatre
  • Celebrity movies, comedy, lectures
  • Outdoor screen
  • Main lounge, bar, dance floor, bandstand
  • Aerial fantasia show
  • The Alcoves cabana retreat
  • Library
  • Card Room
  • Art gallery
  • Casino
  • Smartphone casino gaming
  • Quasar adult night club
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Pools (3)
  • Pool butler
  • Whirlpools (6)
  • Thalassotherapy Pool
  • Fitness Centre & programs
  • Solarium
  • Jogging track
  • The Hideaway (hi-tech retreat)
  • The Art Studio for art, cuisine
  • Lawn Club, real grass
  • AquaSpa treatments
  • Conference Centre
  • Workshops & lectures
  • Shore excursions organised
  • Programs for 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-17y.
  • X Club for teens, video arcade
  • Fun Factory for children
  • Toddler Time for under 3s
  • Baby-sitting for fee
  • OTHER
  • Wheelchair access & special needs
  • Elevators
  • Medical Centre
  • 110/220V AC
  • High speed Wi-Fi Internet packages
  • Cellular at Sea (pay home carrier)

What's included? ▼

  • Flight/s and/or transfers as specified
  • Gratuities if pre-paid when booking fare
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea & milk 24 hrs
  • Open/anytime or traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
  • Alternative specialty dining (extra)
  • Suites: Butler, private restaurant & lounge, priority dis/embarkation
  • In-cabin dining at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Specialty lectures, workshops, classes & programs
  • Infant crèche, kids clubs & teen programs
  • Special needs requests (when booking) & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Gratuities per person/day: US$13.50 - US$17
  • Gratuities are voluntary & can be modified/removed on request at Guest Relations after boarding
  • Service charge: 18% beverage, mini-bar, spa & salon
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Childcare night services (3-12 yrs, 10pm-1am)
  • Babysitting, individual or in groups (from 1 yr)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • REMINDERS
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code requirements ahead

Happy Customers

All dealings with Clean Cruising have been excellent More than I can say about some other companies."

Reviewer: Graeme B, VIC
Date: 21 May 2016
Rating: 8.67

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