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David

Age: 59

Occupation:paralegal

Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Celebrity

Ship: Celebrity Solstice

Sailing Date: 2012-02-4

Itinerary: Western Caribbean

A very good experienceon this ship. Note that we are not demanding travelers, and as such enjoy good service but do not need to have the staff at our bekon call. The staff was very friendly and were more than willing to do what it takes to make us happy. At the pools there were enough people to serve drinks so we did'nt have to wait very long at any time. Embarkation was efficient.

Ship was appealing in both the public areas and the stateroom. Pleasantly surprised at the size of the balcony.

Outdoor pool area was lively. had enough activities and music to make it a good meeting place to meet people. The Solarium pool was for those eho were less "exuberant". The art for sale on the ship was questionable, given the prices.

The cruise caters to a lot of older, less active travelers, which meant that the late nightlife and events were not as good as on other lines. There were early P.M. activities for the seniors which featured a lot of dated music. Would have liked to see more lively activities for those of us older people who are still active.. Need to see more younger travelers to liven up the cruise.

Food was generally good,although a little too salty. The Oceanview Cafe was buffet style which had a varied and tasty menu. There was a good variety of items to choose from, both traditional and for who prefer more health related foods. Staff was quick to clean the tables too. Pizza bar had decent food. Ice cream bar was also good.

There also was a hamburger and hotdog bar near the pool, which was nice to go to. It also had good fties.

Epernay Restaurant (Main Dining Room) was very nice. food was ample and varied, though still slightly salty.

Wine was overpriced given the quality. Portions wre satisfying, not leaving one stuffed. Deserts were creative and tasty, even the ones that had no sugar.

Staff was attentive,never smothering. Did not have to wait long for anything. Too many utensils on the table for me,I prefer less formal dining. Formal nights should be eliminated, they are unnecessary given todays more informal lifestyle.

Had a balcony. Very nicely decorated with a larger than expected balcony area. Cabin attendants were always available and willling to help with all requests.. TV was good for information on the ship. Bathroom was surprisingly large for a cruise ship. Clean and well appointed. Had the usual soap and shampoo. Closet was a little cramped and put in a place where it was like an afterthought, though not a nuisance. Found the bed to be more comfortable than expected'

Not a real active nightlife due to a large population of elderly(not just senior) guests. Lack of younger guests meant the late night activities lacked excitment. Good amount of late afternoon activities for older travelers, featuring dated music for them. Karaoke was fairly dead based on lack of participation. Theatre show had a Cirque de Soleil type performance. It was decent if you like that sort of thing. Magician/Comedian had pretty good show. The featured Pianist/Singer had a nice voice but as an entertainer she could not make a connection to the audience. The production shows had good singers and dancers. They were a bit boring and corny for me. Needed more edgy type performances. Stand up comic a big hit. Put into too small a venue but still very funny.

Divers need to dive the Kittywake. Grand Cayman wes a great dive experience. Roataan was also a great dive.

Had a great trip. The staff was very good. The Officers including the Captain) S andenior staff interacted with the guests on several occasions.They participated in pool activities and also in somr evening pregrams. Passengers really enjoyed that. The Captain played guitar and sang at two shows. He was quite good too.

Loved the ports and the cruise. It was relaxing and a basically carefree cruise. I have nothing major to complain about. Just a very satisfying cruise on a very nice ship. Only disapointment was a lack of young travelers

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