Are you ready for Celebrity Solstice’s arrival to Sydney?

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Celebrity Solstice will arrive at Sydney Harbour in December 2012

Australia’s growing love affair with cruising will be seeing a boost later this year with the eagerly anticipated arrival of one of the most luxurious cruise ships in the world – Celebrity Solstice.  The fabulous cruise liner will be arriving at Sydney Harbour in December 2012.

This will be Solstice’s first venture into this part of the world and their MD Gavin Smith said “This is a particular vote of confidence in the Australian cruise market,it will bring a steady flow of visitors to ports around Australia.”

Celebrity Solstice will be hosting cruises from 12 to 18 nights originating from Sydney, Fremantle and Auckland.

But it’s not all plain sailing!  One minor issue will be the fact that at 63m high the Celebrity Solstice will have to berth at the Overseas area, as Sydney Harbour Bridge is too low for it to safely sail under.

About Celebrity Solstice:

The 16 storey ship is the ultimate in high-end superliners; it is one of the largest ships in the Solstice line, measuring at over 300m long.  It was built just 3 years ago in Germany at an estimated cost of $750million.  Since the jubilent success of solstice, many of Celebrity’s ships have recently undergone transformations in order to bring them up to the same level of luxury.

Onboard Celebrity Solstice:

Moving away from the more traditional look, the ship has been given that feminine touch with five women redecorating and redesigning the staterooms and the International Interior Design Association hailed  Solstice as a “new benchmark in cruise ship design”.

Whilst onboard, it’s 2850 passengers will not miss the feel of grass between their toes as the ship boasts a real grass lawn on board for playing bowls and bocce.

Guests can look forward to dining on 5 star meals, sipping tasty cocktails or being pampered in the onboard spa; Solstice really does offer everything you’d want from a quality cruise holiday.  In the daytime, the Sky Observation Lounge is a fully glazed luxury area to while away the hours looking out over the sea, but at night it has live music, themed parties from dances of the 40’s to Motown.

Amazingly, you can actually watch a live demonstration of glassblowing on board with professional glass blowers from the Corning Museum of Glass.

Countdown to her arrival is now on, and the eagerly awaited details of her itinerary will be available shortly.

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Richard Boyce

Richard Boyce is a cruise travel specialist for Cruise1st Australia.

3 Comments

  1. christitine devinE on

    Could u please tell what date the Solistice will be sailing into sydney harbour and where will it dock.

    Thankyou

    • Derrick

      Good afternoon Christine, the Solstice will be docked at Circular Quay and she arrives on the 9th Dec 2012

  2. Great news. Four of us have already booked our Cruise leaving 28 March for 11 days Eastern Australia . We cant wait!!!