Celebrity Solstice – Celebrity Cruises
In Service – 2008 to Present
Type: Cruise Ship GRT: 122000 Length: 1033 ft Beam: 121 ft
Speed: 24 knots
Registry: Bahamas Passengers: 2850 Crew: N/A
Shipyard: Meyer Werft
About Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises, marked with an X on the ship’s stack, is characterized by elegance and international atmosphere on midsize ships. Extraordinary itineraries are even interesting for experienced travellers. Although the atmosphere in the daytime is very casual, formal dress is required on some evenings. Most ships are designed very classy but Solstice Class convinces its guests with innovative design. Basis skills in English are recommended if you want to travel with Celebrity Cruises.
Celebrity Solstice has been put into service as the first ship of the “Solstice” class of Celebrity Cruises at the end of 2008. It offers room for 2850 passengers and you can look forward to a 5-star-cuisine, excellent service and a good price-performance ratio.
Nearly 90% of the cabins have a balcony. All cabins are furnished very attractively, and are comfortable and quite spacious. Room service for free is available at all times. Staterooms belonging to the “Concierge Class” as well as suites enjoy the special butler service.
Atmosphere on Board
Celebrity Solstice has been built in the Meyer Werft in Papenburg (Germany) and is a good choice for all passengers who like exalted cruises in combination with a large range of modern attractions onboard. You can find all generations on board, but most passengers are 45 to 75 years old. The majority of the passengers come from the USA, but there are international guests as well.
Overall, the atmosphere is relaxed but high-quality. Even though the atmosphere during the day is rather casual, on special evenings formal dress is expected in the main restaurant.
A bottle of wine in the restaurant or at a bar costs from about 45 USD. All services are, as usual on American vessels, subject to a service fee.
Food and Beverages
The stylish main restaurant is kept in white and lighted with atmospheric effects. The outstanding cuisine is one of Celebritys’ characteristics, there are “show-cooking” events with freshly cooked dishes and special diet wishes are no problem as well. Apart from the main restaurants there are various speciality restaurants (extra costs from 20 to 35 USD). Reservations for the speciality restaurants can be made on board for an additional charge.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
Whether you prefer a quiet atmosphere or a party in the disco: from piano music at the “Michael’s Club” to Broadway style shows to disco there is a huge range of different entertainment offers. On board there are art auctions, the ever-popular bingo games and lectures about the called ports. From time to time there are picnics at the fresh grass on the Lawn Club on top of the ship.
The ship offers a large fitness area with stunning ocean views, a swimming pool with a relaxation area (“solarium”), many sports classes (partly for a fee) such as aerobics or Pilates, a sauna and a steam room (separated by gender). There is a jogging track on the Lido deck as well. A wide range of wellness and beauty treatments are offered in the spa, too. Besides the AquaClass staterooms, only available on Celebrity ships, offer further services, special menus in the restaurant Blu etc.
Celebrity Solstice is a middle sized cruise ship suiting passengers who search for a luxury cruise but enjoy a casual and relaxed style of living at one time. The excellent food as well as the first-class service are two main characteristics of Celebrity Cruises. The audience is international and the main language on board is English. Overall, you can expect a professionally organized cruise experience of high quality