LIVE! From Celebrity Solstice May 11th 2018 Alaska Cruise

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Originally posted by TeaBag
Well, I have loved your review, but the last picture really did it for me! We are Beagle people . See my avatar, she is our sixth and we love her as we did all the rest. Bailey is lovely and I bet you'll make his day when you return home.


Thanks, we are Beagle people as well. She is our first and have a feeling will always be Beagle people. Love your Beagle as well


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Originally posted by Barwick Cruiser
Following along, great so far! We did the Solstice a few years back, last one of the season and it was great. I see that Brent Nixon and his wife, Miss Amanda are also on board. If you have a chance, go to one or more of their talks...def not boring, we enjoyed them very much!

Have fun!!
Cathy
I really enjoyed their talks on the Solstice in Alaska last July.

Coming along for the adventure....
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Just a note of gratitude to you for sharing your vacation with us here. I appreciate the time and effort. I enjoyed it tremendously. Thank you.
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Lovely review. How cute is that Bailey? 😊
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Enjoyed your review, thanks for sharing your cruise. Looking forward to your Edge review. We will be doing The Edge B2B in a Sky Suite in March so we will be reliving our cruise through your April review.
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Originally posted by marathondolphin
Thank you for your review, enjoyed the pictures and the dailies. We are on Solstice in July. Did you by chance participate in the Seattle Luggage Valet service to Seattle SEATAC upon return?


We did not. But one important thing that I guess I need to share with everyone. My in-laws got off the ship around 8:30 AM and had a almost 1-1.5 hour wait to get a cab to the airport and we got off at 9:30 AM and the line was just as big. We decided to Uber and the uber pick up area was a good 5-7 walk away from the exit point. The taxi was flat fare of $40 to the airport and our uber cost $64. I’m not exaggerating this part but we pulled in right in front of my in-laws at the airport. So def was worth getting an uber if you see the taxi line is big and overall if it’s just two of you then worth doing the Celebrity provided airport transfer. Now it might have been because it was 1st cruise of the season into Seattle and we had a Royal Caribbean cruise ship also in port that day but the cruise port people def needed to organize things much better as far as traffic flow pattern.


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Thanks so much for the review and for taking the time to post. We really loved following your trip - despite of the part where you nearly missed the ship after a delayed excursion. In Cairns I saw a couple of people missing the ship and it surely wasn't funny at all for them. Thank god that you both made it just in time.

Just one more question: is the Uber pick-up area easy to find? We will stay 1 night after the cruise in Seattle and don't want to waste our precious time at the port waiting for a taxi ....
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I agree with the taxi lines, they were very long. We were booked on the Celebrity Airport Transfer and it was really easy. Got off the ship at 9.30 and walked straight to the coach and was on our way within 15 mins.
Have to admit that it was chaotic outside the terminal and needed to be more organised.
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Originally posted by maherp
I agree with the taxi lines, they were very long. We were booked on the Celebrity Airport Transfer and it was really easy. Got off the ship at 9.30 and walked straight to the coach and was on our way within 15 mins.
Have to admit that it was chaotic outside the terminal and needed to be more organised.
Maherp, how much was the Celebrity Airport Transfer? Am considering booking a private van for 6 people. It may be less than the transfer.
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Just found this. We were on the same sailing and loved it. Its been great reading back through your experience. Even the near miss at Juneau! We were in concierge class on deck 10.

Stand outs for me were Dawes glacier, a 14 people maximum ben fogle glacier and whale tour in Juneau, Brent Nixon's talks and commentary, the amazing weather and Captain Tasos. I follow him on instagram now he's fab 😊