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Celebrity Solstice in Sydney Harbour. Source: Celebrity Cruises
Source: Celebrity Cruises

New features for Solstice

Aussie travellers will be the first to enjoy exciting new features aboard the Celebrity Solstice when she emerges from an extensive AUD $11.25 million revitalisation in November, just ahead of her Australian season arrival.

The first international cruise ship to return to Sydney for the summer season on 8 October, the 2,850-guest ship will cruise to Singapore where she will enter dry-dock on 22 October. Emerging nine days later with a fancy new look, Solstice will then sail into her Sydney home-port on 14 November.

The revitalisation will see various enhancements and additions implemented throughout the ship, including:

A Taste of Film
Celebrity Solstice will be the first of the Solstice Class ships to offer this foodie and film adventure, 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. 

Lawn Club Cabanas
Brand new alcove-style cabanas will border the real grass lawn for additional seating and relaxation space. Guests will be able to adjust the cabanas to their preferred view throughout the day, whether it be out to sea or towards the outdoor movie screen.

Sushi on Five:
Taking the place of Bistro on Five, this new sushi restaurant will feature an à la carte menu curated by sushi chef Yoshikazu “Yoshi” Okada. Sushi on Five will feature hand-rolled sushi, fresh tableside grated wasabi, house-made soy sauce, Asian-inspired cocktails, Japanese beers and premium sakes.

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Adam Armstrong, Managing Director of Celebrity Cruises in Australia and New Zealand, says “Since her very first season down under, Celebrity Solstice has won the hearts of Aussies to become Australia’s favourite cruise ship” 

“We’ve no doubt Australians are going to love all our new offerings, and can’t wait to unveil them when Celebrity Solstice returns to our shores in November”.

Fares start at AU$1,499 for 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. For guests who book before 23 September 2016, Celebrity will provide bonus USD$300 onboard credit per stateroom.

Visit celebritycruises.com.au for more info.

Chris Ashton

We’re Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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