The first in the Solstice class of ships, this was a modern luxury cruise ship from when it was first built in 2008. Fast forward 11 years and it's still a beautiful ship! Yes, it might be a bit worn around the edges. But it's scheduled for dry-docking in 2021 to revolutionize. This entails a fresh coat of paint, as well new venues, stateroom and public area reconfiguration, new decor, and more. For me, I tend to overlook a lot of the aesthetics, since I'm aware of the ship's age, and focus more on convenience, service, and quality. This is where I can tell you Celebrity Solstice SHINES! The staff onboard our cruise to Alaska on the June 1, 2019 sailing was over-the-top phenomenal. The food was superb in our designated dining room Luminae, as well as in the various specialty restaurants on board. All photos below were taken on this sailing.
During our sailing, we had designated driver, Captain Tasos. He's one of the best at sea. If you are lucky enough to be a cruise with him, book it right away! This was our second cruise with him and I knew we were in for a treat. His sense of humor is on point, he's available in various venues around the ship, including a performance in Liar's Club in the main theater, but his accountability and assurance of your safety is his top priority and he will tell you that. He controlled this large vessel with precision and ease as he cruised us around Alaska's Inside Passage. Currently on board (as of 2020) is Captain Alex. I haven't yet experienced cruising with him but I've heard he's phenomenal and very well liked. One day I hope to meet him as well!
See below what makes Celebrity Solstice special.
Solarium Pool on Celebrity Solstice
Alcoves, Movie Theater, and Top Deck on Celebrity Solstice
Venues on Celebrity Solstice