Travel Plans – Australasia

Cruise Line:     Celebrity Cruises
Ship:                    Solstice (S-Class)
Sail Dates:        December 13 – 23, 2018
Destination:     New Zealand (Auckland to Sydney)
Stateroom:      Aquaclass (AQ1) – 1672 (Aft Deck 11)


Booking Details:
We booked this cruise quite some time ago while we were sailing (on board booking).  Therefore, the on board booking included 2 perks (we selected Classic Beverage Package and Pre-paid gratuities) and also OBC from which we used to purchase unlimited WIFI for one device (utilizing our 30% Elite discount off the 10% pre-cruise rate).  
Closer to the sail date, we upgraded our Classic Beverage package to Premium, when Celebrity offered a pre-cruise sale that we couldn’t pass up.

Cabin Selection:  Aqua Class # 1672 (AQ1)

The Celebrity Solstice is the *only* ship within the Solstice-Class family (Reflection, Solstice, Eclipse, Equinox, and Silhouette) that offers Aqua Class cabins at the back (aft) of the ship; there are five (5) in total on Deck 11.  We were initially placed up front, but when #1672 became available, we jumped at the opportunity to move cabins.  Although #1672 (along with #1688) have the smallest verandas of the five, we are still pleased as punch to have a view of the wake from our cabin.


December 8, 2018:   First of all, we have to thank our most amazing house/pet sitter, “Ceci”, who allows us much peach of mind as we travel.  With two large dogs and three felines, and not to forget the clown fish! – they are practically impossible to board out while we travel.  Having Ceci as a “live-in nanny” for our “fur-babies” while we are away is so much appreciated and we have much gratitude for how she cares for them as her family, while we travel.  Without her kindness and love for the “kids”, we would worry non-stop about them.   Thank you “Nanny Ceci”, xo.

Travel from YYZ to AUK via SFO

Leg #1 – Toronto to San Francisco via Air Canada Dreamliner (787, Premium Economy)
Leg # 2 – San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand via Air NZ (777-300, Business Premiere)
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