Celebrity Solstice cruise ship guide


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When she was launched in 2008, Celebrity Solstice was the largest cruise ship ever built in Germany – and although that record now belongs to another ship, you’ll still be impressed by the sheer size, with 19 decks to explore.

This summer, she will be embarking on a number of cruises to stunning destinations from Australia. Take a look at our range of cruises, or keep reading to learn more about what Celebrity Solstice has to offer.

Passing the time on board Celebrity Solstice

As you’d imagine, you’ll find plenty of things to go during your time on Celebrity Solstice. The owners have put some real effort into creating an ‘outdoors’ feel to the ship – namely half an acre of grass! Feel free to chill out as you would in your local park. You can even play a number of lawn games including croquet, bocce, blongo or baggo (haven’t heard of them? There’s plenty of time to learn!).

Elsewhere there are dance lessons in a variety of styles including salsa, jive and hip-hop, Rosetta Stone language lessons, photo editing classes, and more. Then there’s the ‘mixology’ classes, where you’ll learn to mix the perfect cocktail. Or the ‘wine appreciation 101’, where you’ll get to sample a number of wines from around the globe. Or watch one of the glass-blowing demonstrations at the the Hot Glass Show, featuring the Corning Museum of Glass.

There’s even a dedicated youth and teen programme to keep the kids entertained while you relax. Younger children will enjoy the play areas and entertainment centre, while teenagers will get to hang out with other people their age, play games on the latest consoles, and dance the night away at one of the supervised late-night dances.

With this much to choose from, there’s little chance of anyone in the family getting bored!


Just as much attention to detail has gone into creating the living environment on board. It’s all maintained by one member of staff to every two guests, so should you have any problems or questions, they’ll be happy to help.

Just a few of the features of all staterooms include:

  • Interactive TV – enabling you to preview and book excursions at stops, order wine, and of course watch a movie
  • Concierge service
  • Dual voltage (110w/220w)
  • Complementary bathrobes
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary beach towel service

There are various levels of accommodation to suit different budgets – but no matter what you choose, you can expect a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Cruise destinations

Cruise 1st currently offers luxury trips to a variety of beautiful destinations. Here’s a selection:

Singapore to Australia (fly, stay and cruise)
This 17-night trip begins with a flight to Singapore, where you’ll stay for a night. You’ll then embark on a cruise, stopping at Indonesia, Darwin, Yorkey’s Knob (Cairns), Brisbane and then back to Sydney.

Hawaii & Las Vegas (fly, cruise and stay)
A 15-night cruise that flies from Australia to Honolulu, Hawaii, followed by a cruise to some of Hawaii’s most beautiful spots including Lahaina, Hilo, Mount Kilauea, Kailua Kona and Lahaina, then onto Ensenada in Mexico, and finally a flight from San Diego to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Then you’ll fly back to Australia.

Sydney to Auckland (cruise only)
A 12-night cruise from Sydney, stopping at Melbourne, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Tauranga and Auckland.

There are many more cruises to a number of destinations available – check them out on our Celebrity Solstice page.

Celebrity Solstice Key Facts

Total occupancy: 2,850 guests
Weight: 122,000 tons
Length: 1041 feet
Cruise speed: 24 knots
Inaugural date: November 2008

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