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wbaste 04-01-2011 02:46 PM

First Time Cruisers - Solstice
 
Hi there

Me and my Fiancee are having our honeymoon on the Celebrity Solstice in Spet 2011. Weve never been on a cruise before but know a few people who cruise all the time. They have told us the Celebriy Cruises are out of this world.

I wondered if you could help ease some of my worries please.

Smart evenings (Tux / Dark Suit) Will i be ok in a normal suit with a tie or does it have to be a dark suit? The last thing i want to do is stand out like a soar thumb because im dressed properly.

Every other night do i need to wear a shirt and trousers? Tie?

Can i wear jeans any night?

Can i wear jeans on an evening around the ship apart from at dinner?

When the boat docks at each port, if im not booked on an excursion is there a bus that drops you into the centre of places or do i need to sort taxis?

Ive probably got loads of other questions but ill leave it at that for now.

Any responses would be greatly appreciated and dont worry about offending me i have broad shoulders :-)

Thanks in advance

Stephen

janfred 04-02-2011 03:43 AM

Stephen,
You set the Bar high for a first cruise ! The Solstice is beautiful. On formal nights any suit and tie is fine. On resort casual nights no jeans but you can wear a polo shirt and khaki pants for example. You can wear jeans around the ship in the evenings. If you don't have a booked excursion you will need to see what transortation is available taxi or bus etc. Try a specialty Restaurant at least 1 night. At least 1 time try Bistro on 5 for some crepes for lunch. You will have a wonderul time and be treated wonderfully!

wbaste 04-02-2011 11:42 AM

DO you have to pay extra for the specialty restaurants?

Teh reviews weve seen do sound amazing and we really cant wait. ust wanted to make sure i wore the correct clothing.

Thanks for the advice

janfred 04-02-2011 12:14 PM

Yes, the specialty restaurants do have a cover charge, if I remember correctly we paid $25 each for Murano and I think the same for the Tuscany Grill and $5 ea for Bistro on Five. It was fun and the food was excellent. Check out the video of the Soltice on Celebrity's web.

wbaste 04-03-2011 02:38 AM

Thanks for the info

poormom 04-04-2011 01:02 PM

Just got home from the Solstice! She's a beautiful ship, you won't be disappointed. If you let us know what ports you'll be visiting, I'm sure you would find many helpful suggestions. You can also visit the port section of the website for ideas and helpful hints. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. You couldn't pick a better way to begin your lives together!

wbaste 04-04-2011 01:36 PM

Thanks for the info the ports we are staying at will be:-

Nice
Florence
Rome
Naples
Dubrovnik
Venice
Monenegro

We have already books excursions for Florence Rome Naples.

Cheers


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