Celebrity Solstice is already Australia’s highest rated* cruise ship, and today she arrives in Sydney more stunning than ever following a multimillion-dollar makeover – including Australia’s first Tiffany & Co. store at sea.
Australians will be amongst the very first guests to experience the new and improved Celebrity Solstice. The Sydney-based ship offers even more modern luxuries to revitalise the bodies, minds and spirits of her guests – and a holiday onboard is eleven million times more fun.
“We’ve added more of the things that Australian guests love,” says Adam Armstrong, managing director, Celebrity Cruises Australia.
“Throughout the ship, guests will find new features and fresh touches that have been carefully designed with luxurious, modern travel in mind. We’ve invested so significantly in Celebrity Solstice, home-ported in Sydney between October and April, so our Australian guests can feel relaxed, refreshed and revitalised after a holiday onboard, and leave feeling like a million dollars,” Armstrong concluded.
Highlights of Celebrity Solstice’s revitalisation include:
Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. will sail on Celebrity Cruises for the first time. You’ll find the distinctive Tiffany Blue Box®—which has contained gifts befitting life’s most important occasions for almost two centuries—in a special boutique exclusively on Celebrity Solstice. The legendary jeweller will offer its exclusive designs, the ultimate symbols of style and taste, with tax-free and duty-free savings.
Lawn Club Cabanas
Six brand new alcove-style cabanas border the real grass lawn for additional seating and relaxation space. Guests can adjust the cabanas to their preferred view throughout the day, whether it’s out to the sea or towards the outdoor movie screen, and enjoy service from a private butler, chilled towels and fresh fruit ice-blocks to cool off on hot summer days.
A new outdoor cinema and ‘A Taste of Film’
A large movie screen has been added to The Lawn Club where guests can watch movies in the open, sitting on real grass in the middle of the ocean – it’s an experience only Celebrity Cruises can provide. In addition, Celebrity Solstice will offer a gastronomic and cinema adventure, “A Taste of Film” which pairs big-screen movies that evoke a specific cultural, culinary or destination experience, with cuisine that brings the scenes on the screen to life through guests’ taste buds. Celebrity Solstice will feature ‘The 100 Foot Journey’ and ‘Chef’.
Sushi on Five
Celebrity Cruises’ hotly anticipated newest dining experience takes the place of Bistro on Five and features an expertly crafted à la carte menu, curated by sushi chef Yoshikazu “Yoshi” Okada. Sushi on Five will offer hand-rolled sushi, fresh tableside grated wasabi, house-made soy sauce, Asian-inspired cocktails, Japanese beers and premium sakes, plus an array of mouth-watering starters and entrees.
Guests can now have easier access to keepsakes of their time onboard. Celebrity Solstice’s Photo Gallery received a full modern luxury makeover – out are the traditional panel display of printed photos and now the ship has 25 state-of-the-art touch screen kiosks, where guests are able to use facial recognition technology to view their professional photos taken throughout their cruise and purchase a variety of photo formats. Guests are able to download their purchased photos direct to their mobile device at any time during their cruise, and instantly share their cruise memories with friends and family back home via social networks, emails or text messages.
Other updates include an expansive Art Gallery featuring a dedicated auction location with contemporary art lining the freshly renovated space, while suites received modern luxury enhancements such as lavish new patio furniture added to the balconies.
This summer cruise season, the newly revitalised Celebrity Solstice offers a series of picturesque itineraries with calls to the green, natural oasis of New Zealand, the exotic escape of Indonesia, and to sought-after destinations across Australia.
Fares start at AU$1529 for a balcony stateroom on a seven-night South Pacific Getaway cruise, departing from Sydney on 13 April 2017. The cruise will call at the pristine island of Lifou in the Loyalty Islands and vibrant Noumea in New Caledonia, before returning to Sydney. Guests who book before 30 November 2016 will enjoy savings of up to $400 per person, and up to US$300 onboard credit per stateroom, plus Oceanview bookings and above receive a free Classic Beverage Package, as part of Celebrity’s Global Cruise Sale.