Celebrity’s Solstice has a range of unique features such as the Lawn Club with real grass, so well manicured that you want to touch it to see if it is real, where you can play croquet or bocce ball. Or even a bigger attraction is the “Hot Glass Show” in partnership with the Corning Museum of Glass. They have actual demonstrations in the art of glassblowing called the “2300 Show”, referring to the heat of the oven. The show runs three times a day and once at night.
Another great thing about the Solstice is how well it is organized. Specifically, the pools and spa are located on deck 12 and the two-level Aqua Spa and treatment rooms all located on deck 11 with a Persian Garden sauna and relaxation area. Next-door is the Fitness Center, which has an assortment of cutting edge exercise equipment. The guests in the Aqua Spa staterooms have special access to the spa lounges, extra cabin amenities and their own dedicated restaurant, Blu, which serves lighter fare.
The Solstice has such a wide range of dining options, the Silk Harvest which serves Asian fare, the Tuscan Grill an Italian steakhouse, the Murano, a French restaurant, the two-level Grand Espernay, which is the main dining room and the casual Bistro that offers sandwiches, crepes and salads 6:00AM-2:00AM. The spacious buffet restaurant called the Ocean Café offers a huge variety of food. You can find just about anything there - seafood, steaks, pizza and so much more. The restaurant called Blu, which is mentioned above, is a beautiful white room with a rose sculptured wall (live white roses)! Guests in suites and the Aqua Spa staterooms are given priority for the two dining times, which makes it the first mainstream American cruise ship with a class system for dining. Oh, I forgot to mention Café al Bacio where you can enjoy an espresso or Italian gelato!!!
After dining you can head to the ships main shopping venues called the Galleria Boutiques conveniently located on deck 5. There you will find unique fashions, leather goods and beautiful jewelry, including the Solstice Diamond, a gem designed specifically for the vessel.
The entertainment venue onboard the Solstice consists of a series of bars, clubs and theaters. The Solstice Theater offers 3 different shows in the 2 level circular theater. Nearby is Celebrity Central, a smaller cabaret-like theater featuring comedians and other acts. Quasar is the ships somewhat retro-modern disco. The Fortunes Casino has a full range of slots and table games. Some other venues include the Martini Bar featuring an iced bar top, and the Cellar Masters, offering wine tastings.
Another major feature of the ship is its atrium, which rises 13 decks through the center of the vessel. On deck 7 there is an exhibit called Team Earth sponsored by Conservation International.
Now let’s talk about my stateroom. It had a large off-white leather couch, a very comfortable designer bed, a 32-inch flat screen TV and a nice size balcony with 2 two chairs and a table. The bathroom was also nice size with a larger shower and a designer sink.
I can say that anyone who sails on the beautiful Celebrity Solstice is in for an awesome treat! E-mail me today for your chance to see this ship for yourself! email@example.com