Are you are looking to sail to Alaska, Hawaii, or even Australia and New Zealand? Well, you should consider booking a cruise on Celebrity Solstice. As part of the popular Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice-class, this ship embodies “modern luxury”. On Celebrity Solstice, you will be able to enjoy the best of both worlds- unique cruise destinations and an elegant ship with plenty of onboard amenities. Our Top Things to Do on Celebrity Solstice might be just the convincing you need to book that bucket list trip now.
Top Things to Do on Celebrity Solstice
The grass is greener on a cruise, quite literally! Celebrity Solstice offers cruisers a unique green-space to enjoy while at sea. This half acre, well-manicured lawn on the top deck is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the views. You can even play a game of bocce ball, watch a movie, or perhaps create your own picnic lunch.
Whatever you choose to do, this lawn area will almost make you forgot you are on a cruise ship. If you are looking to splurge, you can also book your own private cabana on the Lawn for a day of ultimate pampering.
Partake in a Hot Glass Class
While Celebrity Cruises has recently ended its partnership with the Corning Museum of Glass which provided hot glass shows onboard some of its ships, Celebrity Solstice now offers a similar but more hands-on experience. These 20-minute sessions offered by Hollywood Hot Glass are available for an up-charge. These classes allow you to learn some glassblowing techniques as well as work with an instructor to create your own masterpiece from a list of designs varying in price. What better way to have a lasting memory of your cruise on Celebrity Solstice?
Join in on the Excitement at the Martini Bar
If you want to enjoy a few adult beverages but not miss out on any of the action, then the Martini Bar should be your go-to spot. This ice-topped bar, centrally located on deck 4, offers a large signature martini menu and a lively atmosphere. The bartenders here are extremely talented and energetic, putting on a show with every pour. Even if martinis are not your drink of choice, you will want to stop by to witness the entertaining and skillful bartenders perform.
Take a Dip in the Pool
Even if you are cruising to cooler weather destinations on Celebrity Solstice, it doesn’t mean that you can’t take a dip in the pool. Celebrity Solstice offers an adults only retreat at the indoor Solarium, complete with a pool, whirlpools, and comfy lounge chairs. For those warmer destinations, there are also 2 outdoor pools and outdoor whirlpools for you to enjoy. This just might be the perfect way to spend a relaxing day at sea.
Marvel at the Views
If you’d prefer not to lounge by the pool, there are plenty of other places around Celebrity Solstice for you to cozy up with a good book. You can spend the day enjoying the panoramic views in the Sky Observation Lounge on Deck 14 or relax outside on the Solstice Deck. Located on Deck 16 forward, you will quite literally feel on top of the world. Grab a comfy seat and enjoy a quiet retreat, not to mention the stunning views as you sail on to your next destination.
Indulge in an Upscale Dining Experience
Celebrity Cruises is known for having outstanding Main Dining Room food among cruisers, but don’t forget about all the other great dining choices on Celebrity Solstice. This ship offers specialty restaurants with upscale cuisine including the Italian-inspired Tuscan Grille, the Asian-inspired Silk Harvest, and the elegant French-inspired Murano.
Other restaurants include Blu which is reserved for Aqua class guests, Luminae exclusively reserved for suite guests, and the casual Sushi on Five.
Depending on your tastes and your budget, you may want to try one or all of these great menus. If you are planning to dine at a few of these specialty restaurants, you might want to consider purchasing a dining package.
Enjoy a Sunset
Located aft on Deck 15 of Celebrity Solstice is the cruiser favorite Sunset Bar. This casual, outdoor bar is adjacent to the Lawn Club and provides uninhibited views to enjoy the perfect sunset at sea. Grab a drink, socialize with friends, and relax in the open air as you leave the setting sun behind you en route to your next port of call. Depending on your destination, you may want to bring a jacket as it can get chilly at night.
Make it a Spa Day
Be sure to take some time to relax while on your Celebrity Solstice cruise. Whether you choose to visit the Canyon Ranch SpaClub for a massage or salon service or the Persian Garden to take advantage of the aqua-therapy rooms and heated tile loungers, the tranquility between your exciting ports of call will certainly help to rejuvenate you.
The Persian Garden is included for those staying in the Aqua Class staterooms; however, other cruises will need to purchase a pass to experience this retreat. If you would rather not pay the up-charges, you can still have a relaxing day in the comforts of your own balcony.
Sip a Handcrafted Drink
We love Cafe al Bacio on Celebrity Cruises! Offering handcrafted espresso drinks, a large selection of tea, and even coffee cocktails, Cafe al Bacio is the perfect spot to grab a drink, maybe some pastry too, and people watch.
If you’d prefer some stronger drinks, there are plenty of bars on Celebrity Solstice too. Many of these bars have specialty cocktail menus including the Sky Observation Lounge and the Cellar Masters wine bar offering a collection of wines from around the world. There is also the World Class Bar where expert mixologists use the freshest ingredients and finest spirits to create one of a kind cocktails.
While Celebrity Cruises is not known for the glitz and glamour when it comes to cruise ship entertainment, there are still plenty of enjoyable performances on Celebrity Solstice. From the production shows in the main theater, to the Beyond the Podium lecture series and improv comedy, and everything else in between, there will never be a dull moment on your cruise. Live music, game shows, and plenty of other activities also abound day and night.
For a unique experience, food and wine pairing workshops and tasting classes are also available for an up-charge.
Have you cruised on a Solstice-class ship? What are your top things to do on Celebrity Solstice? Drop us an anchor below to share your favorite activities on this popular Celebrity Cruises’ ship.