In 2010, the Celebrity Constellation was the first of the four Millennium Class ships to be Solsticized.

You won’t find it in a dictionary but here’s what Solsticizing means:

“The addition of the specialty restaurant Tuscan Grille, new staterooms, renovated bathrooms, new bedding, new flat-screen TVs, entirely refreshed public spaces, and new color schemes throughout the ship.”

After the Constellation, all Solstice Class features were applied to sister ships Infinity, Millennium and Summit. And now, the Constellation is back in dry dock adding the features left off the first time, in 2010.

When the ship re-enters service on May 5, the following features will be added:

• Celebrity’s stylish AquaClass accommodations – a total of 107 staterooms (37 entirely new; 70 converted from ConciergeClass) – with exclusive access to the Mediterranean-themed “Blu” specialty restaurant and complimentary access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room in the…

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Best Cruise Ships of 2012

Posted: May 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Mother of All Luxury Liners: ‘Celebrity Solstice’

Is picking the top ships of the year more of an art or a science? Is it a matter of quantifiable parameters, or is it more gut instinct?

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Celebrity has it all, Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Solstice departed Sydney last Monday (8 April) bound for Honolulu, she has just completed her biggest cruise season yet.

Although I have not had the pleasure of sailing on this vessel, I have spent many hours on board and without a doubt, Australians love her sophisticated style. As the newest and most contemporary ship based in the region, Celebrity Solstice has redefined cruising from Australia.  She carried a wide range of guests from across the globe, with 45 per cent of guests coming from Australia and New Zealand,” said Gavin Smith, regional vice president and managing director of Celebrity Cruises Australia.

The maiden season for the newest superliner to be based in Australia featured 12 sailings that ranged from one to 18-night cruises and called at 28 ports in seven countries. The recently refurbished Celebrity Millennium also stopped in Sydney for a brief…

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The Travel Review

Celebrity Solstice bid farewell to Sydney yesterday following a stellar season for Celebrity Cruises in Australia.

Carrying over 38,500-passengers with sister ship Celebrity Millennium during her inaugural season Down Under, Solstice offered 12 sailings ranging from one- to 18- night cruises calling into 28 ports in seven countries and will now take her fresh green grass across the South Pacific to Honolulu ahead of a maiden season in Alaska.

45 percent of passengers during her maiden season derived from Australia and New Zealand, with Celebrity Cruises regional vice president and managing director Gavin Smith highlighting that each average turnaround of passengers meant an estimated contribution of AUD$8 million to the Australian economy.

Celebrity Solstice will return to Australia on 23 October 2013 where she will sail on 16 voyages taking in more of the South Pacific.

“Bookings for the 2013-2014 summer season have already commenced in earnest and, based on…

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Before the first ship has sailed to Alaska this year for Celebrity Cruises, the books were opened for 2014, not just for cruises but for cruise tours as well.

Guess what?

Nothing has changed from this year.

Celebrity’s three home ports will be Seattle, Vancouver and Seward, and even the ships are identical to the 2013 cast.

Here is the schedule…

• Celebrity Solstice will operate 7-night Inside Passage round trips from Seattle to Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord/Sawyer Glacier, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria. The season will begin May 8, 2014, with an 8-night sailing from Vancouver to Seattle and conclude with an 11-night cruise from Seattle to Vancouver on September 12. Weather-wise, this has historically been a great month for cruising Alaska.  This September cruise puts you on a Solstice Class ship, so that’s a plus.

• Celebrity Millennium will offer 7-night sailings between

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Take an onboard tour of the Celebrity Silhouette! Then join us…..

On a special departure fundraising cruise to benefit Free The Girls, an organization devoted to helping victims of human trafficking. We depart from Fort Lauderdale on February 23, 2014 for seven nights on a western Caribbean itinerary aboard the Celebrity Silhouette. Here is your home away from home as she cruises the waters of the Caribbean. Picture yourself here!

The first thing I saw onboard was a beautiful tree growing in the atrium. Elevators surround this beautiful chrome and glass area. A fully-stocked library is opposite.

The grand staircase echoed the modern luxury theme of Celebrity Cruise Lines. Beautiful!

Celebrity Solstice ships have an upper deck area called “The Lawn Club.” A grassy area with rental cabanas and a grill restaurant highlight this area.

The pool area (this is the adults-only pool) is on the upper deck, too.

Not to leave the…

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