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Old 02-17-2009, 12:35 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia
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We are back from the Solstice, sailed on Feb 8th. We arrived by car at 10:30am and walked right in to the lounge area for CC members. They let us board at 11:30am, we went up to our room and unpacked, we booked Aqua Class, very nice room, I loved the bathroom with the rounded shower with glass doors more room to move around and dry off. I also enjoyed the long glass cabinet to put makeup etc. I have to say the bath towels were wonderful.and thick. Others mentioned less closet space, that was my impression too, but we did have the overhead space and drawers for items that didn't need hanging. The bed was also very comfortable, the long leather couch was nice for watching TV, which was a flat screen TV that pulled out and turned for TV viewing in bed, nice touch! The verandah was great, we had a room on the 11th floor where it bumped out so our deck was much larger. I loved the new reclining chairs and ottoman out on the deck very nice. We were assigned to the Blu restaurant the first nice we had the most fantastic filet mignon, melt in your mouth. We also had dinner in the Tuscan Grill, this was also so incredible, the staff was wonderful. We loved Bistro on 5 for breakfast crepes, nice change. We also went to Epernay Dinning room 1 evening and that also was very good. We did Valentines in the French restaurant Murano, wow again! The staff was again fantastic and food to die for, once again. We loved the openness of the ship with the Library and game room. The bars were all so very nice, loved the Martin Bar with the bar it self being frosted and cold! The Aqua Class Relaxation Room was facing the front of the ship with about 10 or so wicker beds to read of just look out at the sea, very quiet and relaxing. I loved all the neat wicker bed type lounges all over the ship and lots of hiding spots with just 2 chairs~. I only had a problem with 2 areas and that was the pool area we could not on 2 sea days find a chair that someone had saved with towels or books or whatever and I didn't have the patience to watch a chair for 30 min to see if I could move the stuff and take it. It was like that on all the floors, people just getting a chair for the day and leaving and saving it for later. The 2nd was the buffet was very very good but with the new lay out people would always be confused (I Guess) and not no which end to start from so it was always a mess with people going the wrong way or just jumping right in. The shows were also fantastic, best I have seen on Celebrity, I think the reason people had to stand was late- dinner late show and they may have gone to the early one! Not sure it never seemed crowed until you went near the pool.....that was awful! Well, we hated to get off and loved the Solstice, we'll take her to Eastern Med, next year or Equinox. The lawn club was neat and we watch people playing Bocce Ball and people enjoying their Golf etc. The Staff, Ship and food WOW, loved it all
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