Celebrity Solstice Review

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The first ship in Celebrity’s Solstice-class, Celebrity Solstice was launched in 2008 with the first of many new features for the cruise line, including The Lawn Club, a buffet restaurant with stations instead of lines, spa-inspired accommodations, and more specialty-dining options. During the northern hemisphere's summer season, Celebrity Solstice sails week long cruises to Alaska from Seattle before heading “down under” to the southern hemisphere summer and longer sailings of 12 to 17 days from Sydney, Australia, or Auckland, New Zealand.

Solstice-class ships are the largest in the Celebrity fleet. While the ships are contemporary in design—even a bit edgy for Celebrity—the line included enough spaces with old-world ambience to satisfy traditionalists. The atmosphere is not unlike a hip boutique hotel yet filled with grand spaces, as well as intimate nooks and crannies. Celebrity Reflection adds an additional deck for more high-end suite accommodations.

The Lawn Club, a half acre of real grass on deck 15, is where you can play genteel games of croquet, practice golf putting, indulge in lawn games and picnics, or simply take barefoot strolls. In a nearby open-air "theater" on Solstice, Eclipse, and Equinox, artisans demonstrate glassmaking in the Hot Glass Show. A similar space on Silhouette and Reflection houses an outdoor grill restaurant, and those ships also have private cabanas in the Lawn Club (for a fee). These ships have a lot to offer families, with a family pool and the most extensive children's facilities in the Celebrity fleet.

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