They all said it would be like this.
But, quite frankly, it sounded too good to be true.
The emails came as did the conversations: “You will love Celebrity,” they said. The accolades came from both friends and people previously unknown to us. In particular, many said, they loved the Solstice.
And then it began: Our embarkation greeting Sunday was reminiscent of a cruise several years ago on Silversea: being handed a glass of bubbly by a white-gloved waiter at the second we stepped on board
And if all those folks who told us we’d love this ship, had mentioned the long-stemmed red roses in our room (and bathroom!) I had forgotten.
You recall we found a good deal long ago on this cruise from a company called CruCon Cruise Outlet -- a deal so good that we were able to book Concierge Class for the price of a regular balcony room through other agencies.
So we’ve settled into to our beautiful room on the 9th floor that features both a spacious balcony and bathroom; a bathroom that featuring toiletries that remind me of the Bulgari products we were provided on Silversea.
We been so treated like ‘Celebrities” the last few days, that you won’t be surprised to learn that we spent part of our first morning on board talking with folks at the ‘future cruise’ desk.