On Board: Stellar dining venues, lounges abound on Solstice

By Michael Coleman

NAPLES, Italy — The food and beverage component aboard Celebrity Solstice, like the ship’s striking contemporary design, is a feast for the senses.

Port calls to ancient locales, many featuring wine and food tours like those offered here, almost pale in comparison to the gastronomic journey found onboard. Continue reading “On Board: Stellar dining venues, lounges abound on Solstice”

On Board: Futuristic Solstice seduces guests

Suites aboard the new Celebrity Solstice feature a clean, contemporary design complete with soothing color palettes.
Suites aboard the new Celebrity Solstice feature a clean, contemporary design complete with soothing color palettes.

By Michael Coleman

KUSADASI, Turkey — It should come as no surprise that a cruise ship with design elements ahead of its time also features stylish accommodations.

The 2,850-passenger Celebrity Solstice arrived in this Aegean Sea port city today at the half-way point of a 10-night Mediterranean itinerary. Continue reading “On Board: Futuristic Solstice seduces guests”

Onboard: Solstice wowing passengers in the Med

solstice-grass

By Michael Coleman

ATHENS, Greece — Passengers were greeted by many firsts this week as they boarded the 2,850-passenger Celebrity Solstice.

The vessel sports a half-acre-sized lawn complete with real grass on the top deck. Between games of bocce ball and croquet, even putting competitions, couples have also been enjoying picnics — sans shoes of course — as bare feet meets turf for the first time at sea. Continue reading “Onboard: Solstice wowing passengers in the Med”

Follow us this week on the Celebrity Solstice in the Mediterranean

santorini-greece-may-22-2009-113

The 2,850-passenger Celebrity Solstice has just begun its inaugural summer season in the Mediterranean. Italy, the Greek Isles and Turkey await passengers and Cruise News Weekly Editor Michael Coleman will be onboard – this week – profiling the ship’s European debut. We’ll update her progress on this space as the week progresses.