Life is better when you have a cruise vacation to look forward too. Over the past couple of weeks, while working long hours I kept pushing myself because in a few weeks I’ll be able to relax while cruising the Caribbean with my Family. Well those few weeks flew by and that time to relax is almost here!! We depart on April 4th, 2010 on the Celebrity Solstice.
I was thoroughly impressed with my first Celebrity Cruise Line experience in November 2009 sailing on the Celebrity Century. The Century is one of Celebrity’s oldest vessels, but thanks to recently being refurbished the Century is in excellent condition. More important than the hardware, experiencing the Celebrity treatment in the quality of the service and food for the first time is what made the cruise standout from my other cruise vacations.
Celebrity is a premium cruise line offering Food and Service a notch better than some of the other cruise lines. Traditionally, Celebrity’s average age has been slightly older than the other Cruise Lines due to the entertainment, service, length of cruises, and price being more geared to an older and affluent clientele. With the introduction of the new innovative Celebrity Solstice, they’ve supposedly knocked 10 yrs off of the average age of their passengers.
We’ll see… my wife is 27, I’m 35, and my son is 8 and we’ll notice if we are one of a few families on the ship. This is my son’s first cruise and I have to be honest… For 3 years he’s had to stay at home while we’ve cruised Hawaii, Italy, the Caribbean, and Mexico. I want this cruise to be very special for him and I probably wouldn’t have taken him on any other class of Celebrity Cruise Ship for his first cruise. He’s pretty wild, full of energy, and I’m sure he would have gotten bored on some of the other Celebrity Ships. He’s watched all of my videos from the Oasis of the Seas, so he knows that some ships offer tons to do for kids. He’s very excited to play on the grass lawn on the Celebrity Solstice… he wants to find out if they have to mow it.
The Week of April 4th, I’ll be posting daily here on CruiseSource.us from the Celebrity Solstice. As always, I will be live-Tweeting from the ship and posting pictures on Flickr. If you thought about taking your family on the Celebrity Solstice, Equinox, or Eclipse follow along by subscribing to the blog or following @cruisesource on Twitter!
Happy Sailing ~ Rich Tucker