When Celebrity Solstice joined the Celebrity Cruises fleet in November 2008, it became the innovator of on-board facilities. As the inaugural ship in the prestigious Solstice Class line, it was home to the first Lawn Club at sea and the impressive Hot Glass Show. Its prestige continues thanks to its avant-garde staterooms, Canyon Ranch SpaClub and fitness centre, as well as its eclectic choice of speciality restaurants. Whatever you're looking for from a cruise, Celebrity Solstice exceeds your wishes.
Deck 12 is a hive of activity during the daytime with two pools and a wet zone great for family fun. The Solarium is a relaxing haven reserved for adults with waterfalls and whirlpools to add to the tranquillity. A two-deck high library is the perfect spot to escape with a book or you can enhance your artistic skills in the ship's art studio. Tots to teens are well catered for too, with age-specific activities to enjoy in The Fun Factory, Ship Mates and X Club. Bringing your day to a close in style is an easy feat aboard Celebrity Solstice. Sip pre-dinner cocktails in one of the many bars and lounges, enjoy delicious cuisine in one or all of the ship's dining venues, and savour fine wines while listening to live music. You can also watch fun production shows courtesy of the fabulous entertainment team and dance until late in the ship's spirited nightspot.
Celebrity Solstice brings together a world of flavours and dining styles in its restaurants and eateries. The Grand Epernay dining room hosts traditional style cuisine with two sittings and Celebrity Select Dining options. Admire the impressive two-deck wine tower and ocean-view vistas as you savour five courses of culinary delights. Healthy meals with an innovative twist are served exclusively to AquaClass guests for breakfast and dinner in the Blu restaurant. The Oceanview Cafe offers buffet style food from around the world in a casual and welcoming setting, while the French-style Bistro on Five is the place to relax with crepes, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Burgers and fast food are available in the Mast Bar & Grill or the Spa Cafe offers a selection of healthy salads and smoothies.
A selection of speciality restaurants enhances the on-board culinary experience. Silk Harvest presents exotic fusion cuisine with inspiration from China, India, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. Murano features floor to ceiling windows and serves a tasty blend of classic and modern European style dishes. The lively Tuscan Grille is the ship's steakhouse and offers a menu of Italian-style pasta, salads, steaks and seafood.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to bars and lounges on-board Celebrity Solstice. Relax in Cafe al Bacio Bar & Gelateria and savour freshly brewed Lavazza coffee and gorgeous Italian gelatos. Chill-out in Cellar Masters with a glass of wine from the Enomatic dispensing system. Cool cocktails and freshly shaken martinis are the perfect way to start your night in the contemporary Martini Bar, although vodka and caviar pairings add to the fun in the adjoining Crush Bar. Admire stunning sunsets and sip cocktails in the magical Sunset Bar. Royal, Solstice, Penthouse, Signature and Celebrity Suite guests have exclusive access to Michael's Club private lounge with its complimentary cocktails, daytime drinks and evening canapés.
Evenings on Celebrity Solstice go with a swing whatever your taste. The Solstice Theatre hosts dancers, acrobats, comedians and magicians, as well as sparkling Broadway and West End musical shows. Celebrity Central is the place to enjoy live music, comedy shows and late-night films. A quiet refuge by day and a bustling venue by night, the Sky Observation Lounge offers a selection of music, dancing and themed parties. Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails and vocalists in the chilled Ensemble Lounge, or roll the dice and play the slot machines under the bright lights of the Fortunes Casino. Finish any evening in style with a dance and a drink in the entertining and enjoyable Quasar nightclub.
Day 1: UK to San Francisco, California
Fly from selected UK airports to San Francisco and be privately transferred to the four-star Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf for your four-night stay.
Day 2: San Francisco, California
Day at Leisure.
Day 3: San Francisco, California to Yosemite National Park
In the morning, you’ll be collected from your hotel for a 14-hour tour of Yosemite National Park. After the tour has finished, you’ll arrive back at your hotel at sunset.
Day 4: San Francisco, California
Day at Leisure.
Day 5: San Francisco, California to Seattle, Washington (Embarkation Day)
After check-out, be privately transferred to the airport for your flight to Seattle. Upon arrival, be privately transferred to the port to board Celebrity Solstice for your seven-night Alaskan cruise.
Day 7: Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan can be described as the first city of Alaska. Situated in the most southern part of the state and surrounded by deep fjords and lush forests, this small fishing town is a popular stop with cruise lines. Take a walk down the waterfront and admire the awe-inspiring views. Enjoy a tour to the 40-acre Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary to view bald eagles and black bears. Visit the totem poles at Totem Bight State Park and Potlatch Totem Park or journey to the glacier-carved wilderness at the Misty Fiords National Monument. You can also ride an off-road vehicle and try zip lining, kayaking and hiking.
Day 8: Juneau & Tracy Arm Fjord (Sawyer Glacier), Alaska
Juneau is the state capital of Alaska, and it is not hard for guests to see why people would want to settle here. Juneau is one of the natural beauty hotspots of the world. Take a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, one of the most awe-inspiring in the area, and yet accessible in the area. Being over half a mile wide and 2000 feet deep, this is a sight you will surely not want to miss.
Tracy Arm Fjord is one of the most spectacular and breathtaking sights on your Alaskan voyage. A mix incomparable views of towering glaciers, picturesque mountain tops and unique wildlife it is an area that will leave you inspired by natures true beauty. Your cruise ship does not dock at Tracy Arm Fjord but instead you are invited onto the decks, as your captain steers you as close as possible through this natural wonder.
Day 9: Alaska’s Inside Passage and Skagway, Alaska
The Inside Passage winds its way through the network of islands on North America's Pacific Coast. Heading from northern Vancouver Island to Skagway, you encounter a magnificent collection of fjords, glaciers and temperate rainforests. From Misty Fjords National Monument to Glacier Bay National Park, cruising these waters lets you see some of the state's iconic wildlife — such as orcas, sea lions, bald eagles, and humpback whales. With a selection of historic ports to visit along the way, Alaska's Inside Passage is one of the most iconic cruising routes in the world.
Skagway, commonly known as 'The Gateway to the Klondike' was born out of the Kondike Gold rush of the 1890s. Once home to saloons, dance halls and gambling houses, Skagway now has only about 1,000 residents. Relive the town's 'heyday' with an interesting downtown walking tour and gold panning excursion. Visit Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park to see thousands of historic photos and archaeological artefacts. For the little more adventurous, take a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad past glistening glaciers and picturesque waterfalls.
Day 11: Victoria, British Columbia (Canada)
lso known as the 'The Garden City' of Canada, Victoria sits on the southern end of Vancouver Island. The area is a hotspot for whales which can often be seen from the harbour or take a boat trip for a close up view. The city's British Colonial past comes to life in its Victorian buildings, including the stately Craigdarroch Castle mansion. Admire the 55 acres of colourful floral displays and water features at Butchart Gardens and view the butterflies at Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Step back in time at Royal British Columbia Museum or observe worldwide destinations in miniature form at Miniature World.
Day 12: Seattle, Washington to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. After disembarkation, you’ll be privately transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.