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Celebrity Solstice

So much more from a brand new class of Celebrity cruising

Celebrity Solstice, the largest ship ever to be built by the German shipyard, Meyer Werft, set sail on her maiden season on November 23, 2008, bringing a whole new concept of Celebrity cruising to the High Seas.

Among the variety of features guests could find Celebrity Solstice, the first of four Solstice class ships, were:

Spa holiday enthusiasts can now pamper themselves to the full in Celebrity Cruises’ new AquaClass staterooms on Celebrity Solstice .

celebrity solstice The new category of veranda accommodations aree expressly designed for those looking for the ultimate spa experience with guests booked into AquaClass receiving unlimited access to the ship’s new AquaSpa relaxation room and the Persian Garden.

They will also be able to sample the exotic aromatherapy and steam room and exclusive complimentary dining in Blu, an intimate 130-seat speciality restaurant.

Guests also experience unrivalled dining venues offering trendsetting cuisine and design, and widely varied entertainment, including new theatre productions in partnership with Poet Theatricals.

The vessel also boasted staterooms 15 per cent larger than those on previous Celebrity ships, 90 per cent of which are outside, and 85 per cent of all staterooms have verandas.

the most stylish and varied public spaces at sea.

New highlights

Cellar Masters
The sophisticated Cellar Masters wine bar delivers exceptional wines by the glass and bottle, and the superb sommelier service that is a Celebrity Cruises standard. Cellar Masters also will host the Riedel wine-tasting programme introduced across the fleet this year. The design of this venue is inspired by the deep tones of a winery during a summer sunset.

Ensemble Lounge
The ideal setting for a pre-dinner cocktail en route to a specialty dining experience, the Ensemble Lounge’s design reflects a period when jazz greats Duke Ellington and Count Basie reigned supreme.

Passport Bar
Located at the ground level of the Grand Foyer, the Passport Bar has been designed to make a memorable first impression. Inspired by the contemporary elegance of ocean-going yachts, the Passport Bar features Mediterranean inspired colours with warm tones of walnut and zebra wood to complement the nautical look.

Guests who love the mod designs of the 60s and 70s will find Quasar particularly captivating. Cocoon-shaped acrylic chairs suspend from the ceiling, and leather banquettes feature details developed from vintage cars of the “flower power” era. State-of-the-art lighting and four large LED screens will be programmed to create a nightly light show synchronized with music.

Sky Observation Lounge
The new signature lounge atop Celebrity Solstice invites guests to participate in multiple styles of dance, with the entire lounge transforming to create an atmosphere reflective of each nightly theme. From wild red for tango nights to midnight blue for ballroom dance, guests will have the opportunity to participate in lessons during the day, in preparation for dancing the night away. The Sky Observation lounge offers panoramic views of the sea.

New twists

The Martini Bar & Crush
Inspired by water, ice, and snow, The Martini Bar & Crush aboard Celebrity Solstice gives a nod to Celebrity Century’s popular Martini Bar, with its own hip twist. This enclave features a frosted bar - the perfect chilled surface for enjoying over 100 varieties of vodkas from around the world - and multiple martini mixes, from the classics to the latest creations. New on Celebrity Solstice is Crush, a small alcove featuring an ice-filled table where guests can participate in caviar and vodka tastings, or even host a private event.

Fortunes Casino
The glamour of Monte Carlo comes to Celebrity Solstice in Fortunes Casino - the largest casino in the fleet. Offering 16 gaming tables and 200 gaming machines, Fortunes challenges guests to win their favourite games of chance, while those who prefer to observe the action can enjoy comfortable viewing areas.

Michael’s Club
A signature space across the fleet, Michael’s Club on Celebrity Solstice invites privacy and intimacy, with its classic, English leather club chairs, dramatic black glass chandelier, and a grand Michelangelo marble fireplace paired with contemporary artwork. The rich, comfortable furnishings create a warm atmosphere, amidst a backdrop of soothing piano and jazz music, as well as single malt scotch and cognac tastings.

Vital statistics

Operated by Celebrity Cruises
Built by Meyer Werft, Germany
Entered service: November 2008
Gross tonnage: 122,000
Cruising speed: 24 knots
Passengers: 2,850
Passenger decks: 10
Lifts: 10
Crew: 1,500 international
Staterooms: 1,425 including:

Length: 1,033ft
Width: 121ft
Draught: 27ft


Two main dining rooms (two sittings), three alternative dining options, casino, three-level theatre, cyber cafe, nightclub and lounge for dancing, cinema, library, conference centre, boutiques, beauty shop, two outside, one inside swimming pool, six jacuzzis, fitness center, sauna, steam room.

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