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bibvo October 30th, 2011 10:52 PM

No Thalassotherapy Pool on S Class ships?
 
We've only sailed on the M Class ships and are thinking of booking a trip on one of the S Class ships but heard there isn't a Thalassotherapy pool on the Solstace class ships. Is this true? From reading the information on Celebrity's website they refer to "Solarium Pools" on all of the ships with no reference to them being a Thalassotherapy pool. When I talked with a Celebrity agent they said the Solarium pool is the Thalassotherapy pool but I see comments to the contrary on this site. Has anyone actually sailed on both the M Class and S Class ships? If so can you comment on this. We love the Thassotherapy pool on the M Class ships and this is one of the main reasons we have repeatedly chose Celebrity. We're booked in one of the new Aquaclass cabins on deck 11 of the Summit this February. We can't wait. We've always stayed in Concierage Class in the past. It sounds like having "Blu" as our assigned restaurant is worth the extra for Aquaclass.

johnthed0g October 31st, 2011 05:54 AM

If you mean the wonderful pool on "Connie" I can confirm I saw nothing like that on Eclipse, just an indoor pool in an attractive sunny, light solarium area but not the same sort as on Constellation. I retrograde step I feel.

dkjretired October 31st, 2011 08:08 AM

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Originally Posted by bibvo (Post 1399294)
We've only sailed on the M Class ships and are thinking of booking a trip on one of the S Class ships but heard there isn't a Thalassotherapy pool on the Solstace class ships. Is this true? From reading the information on Celebrity's website they refer to "Solarium Pools" on all of the ships with no reference to them being a Thalassotherapy pool. When I talked with a Celebrity agent they said the Solarium pool is the Thalassotherapy pool but I see comments to the contrary on this site. Has anyone actually sailed on both the M Class and S Class ships? If so can you comment on this. We love the Thassotherapy pool on the M Class ships and this is one of the main reasons we have repeatedly chose Celebrity. We're booked in one of the new Aquaclass cabins on deck 11 of the Summit this February. We can't wait. We've always stayed in Concierage Class in the past. It sounds like having "Blu" as our assigned restaurant is worth the extra for Aquaclass.

One of the main complaints about the S class ships is that they don't have a t pool. The Solarium is very nice however...

Sid1962 October 31st, 2011 08:09 AM

There are (as yet, he said wishfully) no T-pools on S-class ships.

We have sailed M-and S- class both, and can tell you that while there is as has been said, a Solarium pool, it is not the same as the T-pools. It is not heated, nor does it have the side bars that have the bubbles.

If you are sailing Summit in Aqua, you will have the best of both worlds, as Summit has the T-pool, and now Blu, which is really good.

Celebrity has "Solticized" the M-class ships. Perhaps it is now time to rethink the Solarium pool on the S class to make it a T-pool. As I said before, that would be the best of both worlds.

Paul Motter October 31st, 2011 12:15 PM

Yes - it is too bad. I never understand it when cruise lines decide to take away (not include) something popular on their previous ships.

momofmeg November 11th, 2011 10:02 AM

I would be happy to pay an extra fee for those pools as I do when I sail HAL or NCL. What was Celebrity thinking not putting these on the newer ships? They could charge-as the other lines do.

Oh well we plan to cruise the Connie in early 2013 for a little 4 day. I will have it then.

johnthed0g November 11th, 2011 10:21 AM

On Connie it was good because it was good, it was better because it was free!! Our favourite area on any ship we have been on, only thing was it was adults only as I recall & people didn't seem to think it applied to THEM.

matey November 11th, 2011 10:55 AM

Solarium pool
 
Can you swim laps in the Solarium pool?

Sid1962 November 11th, 2011 12:03 PM

A couple of answers......

It would be difficult to swim laps in the Solarium pool as it is not that large. Google some pictures of Solstice, and you will see.

As for adults only, when we were on Connie earlier this year, a couple with childern did go into the solarium area and start using both the T-pool as wel as the hot tubs.

Being the bad guy I am, I notified an officer, and they were spoken to and left. I have no qualms about doing that. Adults only means adults only. Celebrity could put up more visible signage to that effect aslo.


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