An unparalleled class. An extraordinary experience.
From the minds of the world’s top designers and architects comes a class of ships that defy the imagination. Introducing Solstice Class.
Encapsulating Celebrity Cruises' vision of innovation with service and style, and boasting a host of groundbreaking new features and design, Solstice Class ships are truly extraordinary.
Expansive decks, rich colour palettes illuminated by beautiful natural light, spacious accommodations and a stunning array of onboard diversions - are all delivered with the exceptional service and attention to detail for which Celebrity Cruises is world renowned.
Magnificent architecture and stylish design to its advanced technology Celebrity’s Solstice Class leaves convention behind.
|Inaugural Date:||April 19, 2010|
The Lawn Club - With it’s decidedly Country Club ambiance, The Lawn Club, located on Solstice’s highest deck, lets you relax and enjoy a variety of casual outdoor activities on its magnificent, freshly manicured lawn. There's absolutely nothing like it.
The Hot Glass Show - Celebrity Cruises and the Corning Museum of Glass together bring you the dazzling and engaging Hot Glass Show. Watch as professional glassblowers create gorgeous pieces of art in an interactive setting in this one-of-a-kind exhibition.
AquaSpa - Lose yourself in Celebrity Solstice’s deeply indulgent AquaSpa. From our soothing treatments to the immersive Persian Garden, we’ve created an atmosphere that will collectively caress the senses like never before.
Martini Bar & Crush - Inspired by the cool grace of ice, snow and water, the Martini Bar boasts an ambiance unlike any other, exemplified by its sleek, frosted main bar. To further indulge you, we’ve added Crush, a small alcove featuring an ice-filled table centre where you can sample Caviar and Vodka pairings well into the night.
Quasar - Take to the dance floor and embrace the invigorating pulse of Quasar. A contemporary nightclub with a retro flair, it will lure you in with vibrant lighting and hypnotic rhythm.
Cellar Masters - Inspired by the vineyards of Napa Valley, Cellar Masters brings to life the experience of a global wine tour while you learn about and taste a large variety of wines from around the world. A welcoming and unique on board environment, you'll discover new wines, receive recommendations and enrich your knowledge of the world of wine.
Fortunes Casino - Test your luck at the exciting yet elegant Fortunes Casino. This spacious venue features a distinctly Monte Carlo atmosphere, tailored to comfortably accommodate both players and observers. With 200 machines and 16 tables, there’s a game of chance to satisfy every impulse.
Theatre - Enjoy intimate performances on a grand scale at the eponymous Solstice and Equinox Theatres. Each ship’s theatre will treat you to inspiring Broadway style shows, beautiful music arrangements and hilarious comedy acts. The plush, comfortable atmosphere and rounded stage make every show feel like it was created just for you.
Main Dining Room - The main dining room glistens with a magnificent two-storey glass wine tower, stunning chandeliers and gorgeous ocean views. Inspired by the grandeur of Hollywood, you’ll enjoy the finest cuisine in a plush atmosphere that exudes style and sophistication. Savour delicious, freshly prepared Classic World & Continental cuisine, with exceptional service.
Blu - As the specialty restaurant serving our AquaClass guests, Blu’s menu features a wide choice of fresh and healthy dishes. A selection of International and California wines accentuate your meal, all to be enjoyed in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere.
Café al Bacio - Café al Bacio’s selection of speciality coffees and tasty liqueurs complement a variety of freshly baked pastries. In addition, the Gelateria offers a variety of Italian ices and gelatos prepared with an artistic touch.
We choose this ship because of its size We loved the ship, its crew, the entertainment, activities and most important the food was excellent. Been to the ports before but it had been a long time ago. Loved tendering to Cabo San Lucas. Took awhile but we’re retired so slow and easy for us Enjoyed them again, as if for the first time. Had no wait times on elevators, dinner, buffet, theater, shopping, activities. 2000 passengers, 1000 crew just about perfect. The show Topper was great. The magician and impressionist too. Loved the coffee bar and dessert bar. I loved getting my charms and necklace. I also thought the shopping and sales were great I would name names but to many. Let’s just say all crew we encountered were great We would cruise on this ship again. Celebrity Eclipse did it right. Can’t say enough good things. We had a great time. We will choose this ship again Thanks to all
We've sailed the eastern Caribbean many times and wished to experience the Mexican Riviera . Glad we did - these ports are gems. Overall we enjoyed the cruise. Booked and S1 - Sky Suite, deck 12 port aft side. Deck 12 balcony rooms have a "cover" deck from above, so they can remain shaded for periods of the day. If you don't want direct sun - you pick deck 12. Cabin was comfortable, but after sailing the current Edge class Sky Suites - it's definitely smaller and out of date. Small nits like not having phone charging options next to bed and the relatively smaller bath is minor, but contrasts how much the new class of ships has corrected the old. Sky Suite gives access to Luminae dining and Michaels club (also known as the Retreat). Luminae offered a few new dishes early in the cruise, but toward halfway through the week, the menu became very weak, and we ended up ordering from the MDR menu on a few nights. We also found they were running low on certain beverage types and fruit accompaniments. Our waiter was excellent - as was all the Luminae staff. They tried to keep the penny shiny and were honest about the menu shortfalls offering recommendations when we didn't know which way to go. Our Sky Suite butler situation wasn't the expected level of service. Celebrity has elected to remove the butler from Sky Suite service. Instead, additional responsibilities are given to the room steward. Our steward did a good job stocking water, reminding us about laundry etc, but there wasn't the past experience of getting the periodic canopies or fruit in the room. The Retreat butler did provide his card in the cabin, but never stopped by for a welcome and we can't even recall meeting him in Michaels club. We interacted with Anastacia (lead concierge) and Michael who always had answers to our questions. Michael's is dated, and doesn't provide the food services you find on the revolutionized ships - so disappointing. In all, the Sky Suite cutbacks were very noticeable and did influence our overall impression of the vacation experience. Port calls at Cabo San Lucas, PuertoVaerta , Mazatlan, San Diego. Cabo required tender service which was very bad if you were not in the first group. (Retreat guests and early excursions had first tenders). Some guests had a 3 hr wait to get off ship. Other ports were able to dock. We sampled the Ocean view cafe a few times, and found the food adequate, but less selection. We don't mind that there aren't huge mounds of food, but noticed a reduction in choices of breads, pastries, and desserts. (Things were missing by the end of the cruise). Thought it was easy to move through ship and the cruise director team did a very good job with the selection of entertainment types as well as distributing entertainment throughout the ship. It was a well run operation. The early immigration stop in our last port of San Diego worked out well, but did disrupt the next to last morning of being on the ship. We used the spa facilities often and found them fully manned and able to handle the demand. But it's a space in need of update. Primary issue was not ship operation or entertainment, but the premium paid for the S1 level did not lead to our expectations (based upon previous Celebrity experiences and were at the Elite + Captains Club level). Probably would not sail Eclipse again until it's updated. and would need to book higher than a Sky Suite to get the previously provided service. Overall, a pleasant cruise, no way close to our best Celebrity experience.
This was our very first sailing on Celebrity. We've sailed mostly on NCL, few Carnivals and one MSC cruise. The overall vibe was very different than what I'm used to but we still had fun. It was a relaxing cruise. The service was excellent! Entertainment was hit or miss. We are in our mid 40's and we felt relatively young on this cruise. Later at night the ship was pretty quiet. We walked into the Sky Observation Lounge one night at around midnight and we had to ask the bartenders if they were still open because it was so dead in there. Haha! Eventually the crowd showed up a little but not too crazy. Bartenders are fabulous! We loved the drinks at the World Class bar with Eka and Prathamesh. They made the cruise a 3 star review into 4! They were so much fun. The martini bar and the Cafe al Bacio were also favorites for before and after dinner drinks. Our room steward was just okay compared to service I've had in the past. I'll definitely give Celebrity another try in the future on one of the bigger ships. The highlight for relaxation was hanging out in the solarium with a good book. They had technical problems with the ship and so we didn't get into Cabo until 7pm which was a disappointment since we were supposed to arrive 5 hours earlier. We made the best of it and it was like getting an extra sea day.
The purpose of our trip was to check out progress on our condo that is being built in Cabo San Lucas. Cost of cruise was about the same as round trip airline tickets first class to Cabo. We booked a balcony in concierge class no drink package. One month before the cruise we upgraded with the move up program to aqua class and added the premium drink package since Celebrity offered a great discount. We had an amazing experience dining at the Blu restaurant which is dedicated to aqua class guests. The service was outstanding. The food was excellent. My wife is a health nut so the healthier menu satisfied her. We also had the option of ordering from the main dining menu if we so desired. Blu was a more intimate setting than main dining and we had the same wait staff every meal and they knew after a few days exactly what we liked. The drink and wine choices were also very good! Lunch was not available at the Blu so we typically hung out by the pool and ate at the spa cafe and snacked on healthy fare that they offered. We tried the Mast Grill for a burger one day and it was ok but not great. The Buffet we wandered into a few times and was very unimpressed. The pool cocktails were not very good but the service from our waiters was good. The Solarium pool was great on hot days in the afternoon since it is air conditioned. Adult only so very relaxing. Loved the live music at the main pool in the afternoon! Classic rock type music which we love 70’s - 80’s. The evening entertainment was much better than I expected. Went several nights. The comedian was funny. The musical shows were entertaining. I was amazed at the quality of the ship and how well maintained it was. I saw virtually little wear and tear on the entire ship. Our stateroom was absolutely perfect. No flaws in anything , Everything worked great. The bed was amazing, I slept really well. My only negative comment about the ship would be there were some dirty windows in many different areas of the ship. There were many bars and lounges on the ship. Many with live music at different times in the evening. My wife and I are in our early 60’s and this cruise catered to our needs perfectly. Younger adults or families may not find this cruise to meet their needs.
Booked our cruise for November, to sneak in some couple time before the holidays - its just me and my husband in our late 20s. We chose this cruise as an upgrade from our last Royal Carribean cruise (our first cruise ever!). We even opted for a balcony room vs the interior one we had last time. I want to share some of the highs and lows of our trip, and a reason we're likely not going to take another Celebrity Cruise in the future. The good. 1) Itinerary. Having an overnight stay is wonderful. The tender service is quick and easy, despite them having some trouble with the platform on arrival. Cabo is easy to navigate and its very easy to find fun activities to do, even if you go outside of the cruises excursions. In cabo, we did a snorkling sailing cruise and got beach massages (living zen massages did an amazing job - they are essentially a tent on the beach but we both agreed it was one of the best massages we've ever had) San Diego is a great addition for a more city-centric day of shopping and meandering. I recommend taking a drive up La Jolla (uber is about $30) to the Raptor Center and do some Falconry! 2) The Bars. The bars on board make some great cocktails and they are definitely cheap enough to forego the premium drink package if you don't plan on drinking 10 a day, a pina colada was only about $10 - they have a special martini bar with an ice chilled counter and some great espresso martinis. 3) We loved our room. The bed was incredibly comfortable, we couldn't believe how well we slept and we loved having breakfast delivered to our balcony. The bathroom was spacious and well arranged. The staff did an impeccable job at housekeeping and it was well worth the upgrade. Now for the bad. 1) The food. One of the reasons we booked a celebrity cruise was for the upgrade we expected to get in the food area. I would say the main dining room was hit or miss - the hits were good, the misses were TERRIBLE. I enjoyed the Tuscan Grille (we booked the first night discount) but my husband's prime rib steak looked like something they fished out the bottom of the bargin bin. The mast grill is embarrassing with the low quality, tasteless burgers. But the worst of the worst was the Oceanview Cafe. A miserable buffet experience with terrible, minimal choices that ran out quickly, spongy desserts that all taste the same, and mucky silverware and cupware. The best and only really good restaurant on board is Sushi on 5, where we enjoyed gyoza, rolls, crispy rice, and ramen I would gladly eat every night of the cruise. 2) The entertainment. My husband and I ventured to the theater entertainment the first two nights. The eclipse theater has nice stadium seating. On our voyage, you could always find an open seat easily right at time. The first night was a comedian, if you can even call him that. Simple, "i hate my wife and kids" jokes that got a couple chuckles from the crowd. He spent 5 mins trying to talk to a 10 year old which was incredibly cringey. 2/10. I dragged my husband back the second night to see Topper - a custom show about a guy who traps people in his magic hat? Sadly the talent left a LOT to be desired. Couldn't stay on tempo, sharp, flat. The song choices ranged from the most soulless rendition of Uptown Funk I've ever heard, to a horrifyingly dull version of Bubbly. We gave up on the entertainment after that. But the entertainment on the rest of the cruise outside of the shows was also mediocre, uninspired, and infrequent. On both our sea days, we found ourselves thinking theres not much to do on board (and most of what was available required an additional fee). Some of the things like the hot glass blowing classes seemed random, and even if we wanted to do it, we weren't in the mood to fork over $300. I was even more surprised at what they did have that they didn't really take advantage of - like Quasar, their nightclub. They rarely had events, or parties there which felt like a huge miss. Despite all that, I can't complain too much. it was a 6 night cruise i snagged for $1200 total - but I think it'll be passing on future celebrity cruises given the importance I put on food and entertainment when cruising!