Pacific Coastal - Celebrity Solstice

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Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
Cruise Ship:
Celebrity Solstice
Destination:
Pacific

Review Profile

Times cruised before:
10+
Age:
65+
Sailed:
September, 2018
Occasion:
Getting to a destination
Cabin:
Balcony

Cruise Elements:

Quality of Food:
Excellent, nothing too much trouble and the company was good too.
Entertainment:
Excellent, never a dull moment really!
Shore Excursions:
Good, apart from the open top bus tour in San Francisco which was not as scheduled, so they reimbursed us.
Staff:
Good, no complaints.
Childrens Activities:
N/A
Onboard Activities:
Plenty to keep us entertained. Perhaps more day time activities required though.
Cabins:
Yes, loved the cabin and great to have a balcony for a change which came in very handy.
We departed from Heathrow to Tacoma (Seattle) and stayed 2 nights in downtown before boarding the ship.  Seattle was interesting and we visited the Space Needle near to Chilhuly Gardens via the monorail.  The next day we visited Lowells in Pike Place Market before going to the Museum of Flight (Boeing). The next morning booked a taxi to the port.
Our cabin (balcony) was spacious with every amenity.  Before dinner (we had the inclusive drinks package), we attended the Hot Glass Welcome Show at the Lawn Club (real grass).  After dinner in the Grand Epernay Restaurant (we were on Select dining between 5.15 p.m. and 9 p.m.) we watched the Show - Rock City in the Solstice Theatre.
Astoria, Oregon was the next port and here we enjoyed the scenery from the balcony before heading off on an excursion to Cannon Beach.
The following day was a Sea Day which was spent leisurely.  There was a mystery parcel exchange and I received a can of maple syrup.
The evening show was Broken Strings a bit like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
The next two days were spent in San Francisco.  After breakfast in the main restaurant, we visited the Cable Car Barn (free working museum)
and then took a cable car to Fisherman's Wharf.  The evening was spent taking a ship's tour by open top bus around San Francisco.
The next day we visited Muir Woods and Sausalito via the Golden Gate Bridge.
Another sea day followed which was entertaining listening all about the City of Flowers (Victoria).
The next day we arrived in Victoria, British Columbia and took the excursion to Buchart Gardens in the rain (umbrellas were provided).
The cruise terminated in Vancouver, where we stayed for 2 nights.  On the first day we took a float plane ride and visited the Steam Clock.
The second day we took the coach from the hotel to Capilano Suspension Bridge and then visited Stanley Park for a horsedrawn carriage ride.  The final morning we visited Granville Island and took the ferry boat on False Creek to Yaletown before heading back to the hotel and our return flight.

Overall the service on board was v. good and we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise, especially the food. We would throughly recommend this itinerary.

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