My wife and I are doing our initial research for our 70th birthday cruise for an end of 2018 /beginning of 2019 cruise to Australia and New Zealand. We are trying to choose between a 14 day cruise on NCL Jewel Balcony cabin for $2,079 or a 16 day cruise on Celebrity Solstice for $3,549. (Celeb's 14 day cruise is $4,049, which doesn't make much sense to me). If we went with NCL the savings for the 2 of us would be almost $3,000, which is considerable for us.
We've recently sailed on Equinox and Reflection, which are Celebrity Solstice class ships in the past and loved it. Never sailed on the Solstice. We've also sailed on NCL in the past, but not on the Jewel and not in several years. We've enjoyed those cruises too.
We are not "foodies" but we do like good food.
I've read in other posts that the food is better on Celebrity and the entertainment is better on NCL. Both are important considerations.
So considering the substantial difference in the price of the cruises,
which would you do?