Celebrity’s Solstice class cemented the line as stylish and design-focused. There are elegant spaces all over this 2,886-passenger ship, from a library that’s as chic as an urban lounge to sectionals on the pool deck and even curtained cabanas in the solarium.
What We Love
The Molecular Bar: Cocktails here go beyond smoke and flames, where mixologists use science to create whimsical presentations that are still a pleasure to drink. It’s an elegant space for an aperitif or a post-show cocktail.
The AquaSpa Café: This café serves healthy breakfast and lunch dishes, without an extra charge. Look for mango served with mint and chili and chicken salad made with Greek yogurt. You can also pay an additional fee for smoothies loaded with fruit and yogurt.
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The Lawn Club: It’s always fun to see nature on a ship, and the real grass here is no exception. Stretch out on the lawn — or in an oversized chair that plays with proportion — to read a book in the sun, or come back at dinnertime to grill your own food in the space’s restaurant.
The Art Studio: Make your own souvenirs by signing up for painting and jewelry-making classes in the ship’s dedicated studio space.
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Who It's Best For
Couples: This is one romantic cruise. From the quiet seating spaces to the musical acts set up all over the ship, the vessel seems designed to be shared as a duo.
Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
The Food Isn’t Consistent: While the buffet is impressive, service in the main dining room can be harried and the specialty restaurants are hit or miss. Qsine, for example, has a fun menu with playful plating, but the dishes themselves don’t always deliver.
Sherri Eisenberg is the New York City-based editorial director of ShermansCruise.com.
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- Line: Celebrity Cruises
- Class: Solstice
- Number of Passengers: 2886
- Ship Size: Large
- Launch Date: 2011