Hi tblood, welcome to Cruise-Chat! Just because I didn't like the food, doesn't mean you would not like it. The presentation was first class. The ship was beautiful. And if you're not a smoker, there are very few smoking areas, so you're not bothered by that.
As Cruise Fanatic states, a travel agent can be a very beneficial asset. There have been many satisfied Celebrity customers. Some will not cruise any other line. I do not wish to deter anyone from trying the Solstice or any Celebrity ship. They're just not a good fit for me. It definitely was not a bad cruise, we had a great time. The food was not bad. Bad to me means rancid, raw when it shouldn't be, stale, spoiled, etc. The food was definitely not that. It just was not seasoned to our personal tastes.