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Old February 21st, 2008, 03:31 AM
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Default Celebrity Soltice - Aqua Class

I realize this is a new ship and no one has sailed on her yet but I wonder
about the size of the Aquaclass cabins - I looked at the deck plans and
they all looked squeezed together on one deck - are they any larger than
the regular balcony cabins?? What exactly does Celebrity mean by a
relaxing atmosphere???anyway. There is quite a price difference for these
cabins - are any spa treatments included in the cost???
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ANYBODY ?????
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I realize this is a new ship and no one has sailed on her yet but I wonder
about the size of the Aquaclass cabins - I looked at the deck plans and
they all looked squeezed together on one deck - are they any larger than
the regular balcony cabins?? What exactly does Celebrity mean by a
relaxing atmosphere???anyway. There is quite a price difference for these
cabins - are any spa treatments included in the cost???
Celebrity seems to be publicizing the "Aqua Class" amenities bit by bit. At this point, they have announced that the "Aqua Class" cabins will have more convenient access to the spa and fitness center and that there will be a specialty restaurant where "Aqua Class" passengers can dine without paying the surcharge. Other passengers apparently can make reservations to dine there if space is available, but will have to pay a surcharge to do so.

It appears that Celebrity's plan is to have the "Aqua Class" be like fitness spas ashore, with special diets (hence the separate restaurant) and a great deal of emphasis on training as well as massage, etc., but the line has not actually said so with any clarity whatsoever.

But you are absolutely right about the fares -- tres chic!

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Thanks, Norm. I, for one, am concerned about my physical condition as much as most but don't think I would really want some intense exercise
program - am going to kind of veg out and relax and I can do plenty of
"sweating" at home at less cost. (would be about $ 600 more for the two of us as far as I can figure.) JMO. The cabins look really squeezed into
that deck when I viewed the deck plans.
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Default Aqua Class on Solstice

The Aqua Class Staterooms on the Penthouse deck are 194 sq. ft. per the Celebrity Web site.
I have read that the veranda's were designed to open and allow access to ajacent veranda's, Select Staterooms have interior entry connecting doors to ajacent staterooms.
Shown on (Celebrity Solstice Deck Plan).

See following thread posted for details:
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Just to expand on what Norm said, the designated restaurant for those staying in Aqua staterooms will be Blu instead of the main dining room.

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> Below you will find all the amenities received for booking
> an AquaClass stateroom. A brand new class of staterooms on
> Celebrity Solstice, AquaClass brings a tranquil, relaxing
> atmosphere into your stateroom, while providing unlimited
> access to many of the AquaSpa amenities.
> >
> AquaClass Indulgences:
>
> Welcome champagne,
> Daily fruit selection
> Fresh-cut flowers
> Daily hors d'oeuvres
> Unlimited access to the AquaSpa relaxation room and the
> Persian Garden
> Complimentary daily bottled water and iced tea
> Special programming and wellness classes
> Menu of pillows-Conformance, Body, Goose, and Isotonic
> Duvets and pillow-top mattresses
> Leather key holder, personalized stationery and a tote
> bag, Frette bathrobes
> Hansgrohe showerhead
> VIP invitations to events
> Early embarkation and debarkation
> Dining and seating preference
> Preference on shore excursions
> Express luggage delivery
> Shoeshine service
> Extra hand held dryer
> Priority Check- in
> 100% Egyptian-cotton oversized bath towels
> Complimentary shoeshine service
> An expanded room-service breakfast menu
> Complimentary use of golf umbrella and high-quality
> binoculars
> Specialty Restaurant, Blu pre assigned seating for Aqua Class.
> Spa Concierge
> Plush Aqua Class Frette Robe and Slippers
> Enhanced personal care products.
> Lighting, sound, and aromatic elements to bring the
soothing power of the sea into your stateroom oasis.
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Well, with the exception of the restaurant and the fitness classes - we had ALL the same extras
when we booked Conciege Class on the Summit - and we didn't pay $ 600
extra to boot. But to each his own. Not my place to tell someone else how
to spend their money.
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Hi Sherrie

Your absoluly right about extra cost, The main dining room on the Solstice is absolutly beautiful and the spa features can be purchased upon boarding.
If you have Elite status, most of the spa amenties will be available to you.

I personally want to relax and being I invited my 21 year old daughter to experiance the spa and amenties that are available, this was a perfect fit.

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Regarding the size of the cabins, it looks like Aqua Class, concierge class, and regular verandah's are the same size - with the aqua class cabin capacity a maximum of two people.
From Celebrity's website:

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AquaClass

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft.
Veranda: 54 sq. ft.

A brand new class of staterooms on Celebrity SolsticeSM, AquaClassSM brings a tranquil, relaxing atmosphere into your stateroom, while providing unlimited access to many of the AquaSpa® amenities.

Features:
• Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
• Sitting area with sofa
• Two beds convertible to queen-size
• Vanity
• Hansgrohe shower panel
• 32" LCD TV
• Wireless internet access*
• Veranda
* For a nominal fee

Concierge Class

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft.
Veranda: 54 sq. ft.

Features:• Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
• Sitting area with sofa
• Two beds convertible to queen-size
• Vanity
• 32" LCD TV
• Wireless internet access*
• Veranda
• Some staterooms may have a trundle bed
* For a nominal fee

Deluxe Ocean View W/ Veranda

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft.
Veranda: 54 sq. ft.

Features:• Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
• Two beds convertible to queen-size
• Sitting area with sofa
• Vanity
• 32" LCD TV
• Wireless internet access*
• Veranda
• Some staterooms may have a trundle bed
* For a nominal fee
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I sure wish I could have spent more time researching (AQ) class. I'm booked in (AQ) Solstice. My wife and I enjoy soooo much sitting with other couples for dinner. We don't want to eat everynight in this health food restaurant. What should I do about this?
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Dayatsea is correct; the cabins are the same size as on the new RCI ships, but the company's catalogs promise more efficient storage. Since these cabins will never be occupied by more than two (adults), my husband and I found that when we had the identical size cabin on RCI's Freedom of the Seas, we had more than enough storage space, and we bring a ridiculous amount of clothes, accessories, and posessions with us. We were completely comfortable in the cabin. Of course, we would have liked the veranda to be a bit larger, but after all, this is not a suite.

Regarding dining in Blu, the catalog states "assigned" seating; Celebrity told me if AQ guests wish to alternate with the Main Dining Room, they only need inform the Maitre D' upon boarding that they would like to dine in either venue during the cruise, and space will be made for you.

We are booked in an AQ stateroom on the Equinox in November, 2009, and are looking forward to a superb experience.
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I sure wish I could have spent more time researching (AQ) class. I'm booked in (AQ) Solstice. My wife and I enjoy soooo much sitting with other couples for dinner. We don't want to eat everynight in this health food restaurant. What should I do about this?
For dinner it is not a health food restaurant, I have seen copies of the menus and they are not the same as the main restaurant but look excellent with lots of choices...
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Dayatsea is correct; the cabins are the same size as on the new RCI ships, but the company's catalogs promise more efficient storage. Since these cabins will never be occupied by more than two (adults), my husband and I found that when we had the identical size cabin on RCI's Freedom of the Seas, we had more than enough storage space, and we bring a ridiculous amount of clothes, accessories, and posessions with us. We were completely comfortable in the cabin. Of course, we would have liked the veranda to be a bit larger, but after all, this is not a suite.

Regarding dining in Blu, the catalog states "assigned" seating; Celebrity told me if AQ guests wish to alternate with the Main Dining Room, they only need inform the Maitre D' upon boarding that they would like to dine in either venue during the cruise, and space will be made for you.

We are booked in an AQ stateroom on the Equinox in November, 2009, and are looking forward to a superb experience.
I don't think you can just pop into which restaurant you want. My understanding is that if you choose to dine in the regular dining room and room is available, that is your assigned seating for the cruise....
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I seem to remember reading somewhere that AQ cabins have their own private pool. Anyone know if this is true?
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I seem to remember reading somewhere that AQ cabins have their own private pool. Anyone know if this is true?
They have unlimited access to the Aqua Spa and the Persian gardens but it is not exclusive. The rest of the ship can use it for a fee..

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Well, then unless I was given a cruise on the Solstice for Free - I would
pass on this ship - to be charged an extra fee to use the "special pool"
is unfair - the Thallossommy Pool on the Summit was fantastic and I didn't pay extra. I think if one is that "into" fitness and they want to spend
the extra $$ - that's their choice. The dining rom and fitness classes, Persian garden - exrtra charge - ok. But a charge for the Spa Pool is
discriminating IMO.
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