Overview – With a 2850 passenger capacity, as well as space for 1250 crew members, Celebrity Solstice was the first of five Solstice Class vessels to be launched since 2012.
Boasting one of the best interior architecture designs ever made, it is renowned for its spacious and easily accessible public areas. Described as a prime example of “Modern Luxury”, Solstice is the highest rated ship to be based in the Australian waters.
The word Solstice itself comes from the word, “sol,” meaning “sun,” and that is exactly what you can expect on one of the South Pacific Sale cruises. With itineraries such as Fiji, Mystery Island and New Caledonia, you will be left with memories to cherish as you anticipate the adorable islands and indigenous cultures that it has to offer. This, along with the balmy heat and luxury treatment while onboard, are what makes Celebrity Solstice South Pacific Cruises so special.
Entertain me – There will never be a dull moment while onboard the Celebrity Solstice and this is true due to the cruise ship’s impressive enrichment program. This categorises entertainment activities into four sections – culinary, enrichment, wellness and trivia &
games. Whether you like to get involved in highly anticipated trivia games and quizzes, relax in the spa, or simply enjoy the fascination of embracing something you haven’t tried before, you will find it onboard!
The “Hot Glass Show”, is where you can sit by the grass of the Lawn Club and watch a master from the Corning Museum of Glass practice his or her art. The Lawn Club is unique to Solstice class ships and provides the ability to play bowls and croquet or lay down a rug with a bottle of wine and cheese plate and listen to some live music as the sun goes down. And its real grass too, manicured by 2 full time gardeners!
In the area of culinary options there is a Riedel glass tasting. This is an intriguing look at how the shape and feel of a wine glass impacts its taste and is sure to spark interest in those of you who take pleasures in the finer things in life. Or attend one of the many cooking shows and see how the amazing food on board is prepared – they might even let you have a go!
Also to keep you entertained there are a wide range of musical performances, including visiting artists as well as the resident production company who put on 2 to 3 new shows every cruise.
If the Spa is what you’re looking for Solstice features a Canyon Ranch facility which includes a broad range of treatments as well as a Persian Garden relaxation room which boasts a sauna and steam room, tropical rain shower and heated ocean view relaxation chairs. Passengers in Aqua Class can enjoy the Persian Garden for free.
And if you are looking for more, Solstice also offers casino, a theater, talk series, gallery tours, cocktail making demos, a putting course and much much more!
For the kids – Celebrity Solstice provides superb entertainment for the kids. Located in its own dedicated area at the top of the ship it which includes many exceptional facets such as the basketball court and games room! On the Solstice, kids clubs are held for all ages, filled with action packed activities such as pool Olympics, game shows, karaoke, air
hockey, table football and Nintendo Wii.
The teen area (aged 11 – 17) also features a soft drink “bar” with a popcorn machine. The Solstice will also provide lunch, dinner and slumber parties to kids age 3 to 11, so that you parents can wine, dine and have a good time knowing that your children are in good hands!
Dining – Food glorious food! It’s safe to say that a luxury cruise wouldn’t be quite right without a wide range of luxury food, and Celebrity Solstice doesn’t disappoint.
Service onboard is top of the range. The trained team is keen on prompt service, is attentive, helpful and above all friendly, so you can enjoy being treated with tremendous care and indulge in the delicious delicacies many different restaurants have to offer.
The dinner menu is not overloaded with choices, offering a total of seven appetizing entrees including an entree that qualifies for each diet requirement category (i.e spa, vegetarian etc.) The Grand Epernay main restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is an impressive room reaching over 2 decks of the ship.
In addition there are 3 specialty dining options that you must try at least once
* Silk Harvest for an amazing range of Asian Fusion choices
* Tuscan Grill steak house which features an wonderful view of the wake of the ship
* Murano, the top fine dining restaurant on the ship which we think rivals the best restaurants available in Australia anywhere.
For more casual choices you can visit the Oceanview Café for all-day buffet options or try Café Al Bacio for a specialty coffee or Bistro on Five for a casual meal at any time of the day (they boast amazing sweet and savory crepes!)
Whether you are happy with an inside cabin or want to plash out on a suite, Solstice offers the full range of options – and all beautifully appointed and designed.
In addition the normal inside, outside and balcony cabin options, Solstice offers a couple of cabin options that are unique to Celebrity and you should ask one of our consultants for more details:
Concierge Class: A normal balcony cabin, but in the best locations on the ship and featuring a number of service benefits and extra like a complimentary sail away bottle of champagne.
Aqua Class: for those looking for a little bit extra, these cabins are right at the top of the ship and general near with Spa area. They offer exclusive access to the Blue dedicated restaurant as well as a range of other benefits. Perfect if you want just that little bit extra luxury on your cruise.
Suite Class: This is the ultimate in pampered luxury and includes a private restaurant, a private lounge with complimentary drinks and the services of a Concierge and a Butler. It’s the ultimate luxury at sea!
Celebrity Solstice combines class, comfort and enjoyment to give you an experience that you will remember forever. Due to the wide range of activities to do onboard, along with a luxurious ship and mouthwatering dining options, we are confident that you will have a n amazing time on the Celebrity Solstice. The top rated ship sailing based in Australian waters – what else could you ask for!