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Has anyone sailed recently on the Solstice?  

We're looking to book our first Celebrity cruise for April 2023 (7-day Pacific Coast; roundtrip from Los Angeles).  We're not familiar with the Celebrity ships at all.  Mostly have sailed on RC ships and twice on Princess and once on NCL.  

Any input? 

Thanks!

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21 hours ago, csrsue said:

Has anyone sailed recently on the Solstice?  

We're looking to book our first Celebrity cruise for April 2023 (7-day Pacific Coast; roundtrip from Los Angeles).  We're not familiar with the Celebrity ships at all.  Mostly have sailed on RC ships and twice on Princess and once on NCL.  

Any input? 

Thanks!

Nice ship.   Solstice is first of its class.   Mid sized by today's standard and a little smaller than the new Edge class (smaller than Freedom class).   Its been through its "Revolution" upgrade but the suite Retreat area is  still decorated like Michaels club (old name).    Its a different feel than RC, Princess, or NCL - a bit slower paced.  First, Celebrity doesn't have toys, so less for kiddos if there going also.   Just pools and hot tubs.   There is a Solarium area (16 and older) with a some quick and healthy menu/drinks.   You won't see pool events like biggest belly flop or even VP tourneys.   No large promenade, but there is shopping and areas of around the clock entertainment and guest activities.   Like most Celebrity ships, the martini bar tends to be the primary hangout for guests.  The bar tenders put on a good show at night.    Focus is on dining, entertainment, and relaxing.  On the upper deck there's a real grass lawn and you can play bocci, put, or just lay on the grass and watch a movie.   Its smaller than a Freedom class ship.   Easy to get around.   Has a 3 level main dining room and a buffet.   Specialty restaurants and bars, spa and workout area.  Solstice has been a Pacific mainstay with west coast, Alaska, and even Hawaii and south Pacific itineraries in past years.  Its a relaxed venue.

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2 hours ago, cruisellama said:

Nice ship.   Solstice is first of its class.   Mid sized by today's standard and a little smaller than the new Edge class (smaller than Freedom class).   Its been through its "Revolution" upgrade but the suite Retreat area is  still decorated like Michaels club (old name).    Its a different feel than RC, Princess, or NCL - a bit slower paced.  First, Celebrity doesn't have toys, so less for kiddos if there going also.   Just pools and hot tubs.   There is a Solarium area (16 and older) with a some quick and healthy menu/drinks.   You won't see pool events like biggest belly flop or even VP tourneys.   No large promenade, but there is shopping and areas of around the clock entertainment and guest activities.   Like most Celebrity ships, the martini bar tends to be the primary hangout for guests.  The bar tenders put on a good show at night.    Focus is on dining, entertainment, and relaxing.  On the upper deck there's a real grass lawn and you can play bocci, put, or just lay on the grass and watch a movie.   Its smaller than a Freedom class ship.   Easy to get around.   Has a 3 level main dining room and a buffet.   Specialty restaurants and bars, spa and workout area.  Solstice has been a Pacific mainstay with west coast, Alaska, and even Hawaii and south Pacific itineraries in past years.  Its a relaxed venue.

Oh, my!  What a great review.  Thank you so much.  A relaxing, all-adult (late 50s/early 60s) trip is what we are wanting and seem that that will be just what this will offer.

I appreciate the help.  Thank you!  You've helped make up our minds.  🙂

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