Sail Like a Star
Celebrity Solstice's 7-night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Every guest is a VIP on this ship, which is designed -- from the roomy accommodations down to the helpful staff -- to introduce all of its guests to the "Celebrity Life." If you're a culinary whiz, show off your skills at the "Star Chefs" cooking competition. Spoil yourself with savory food from wonderfully innovative chefs, stroll through an onboard art gallery, or spend a leisurely afternoon at The Lawn Club, a country club-like area with real, growing grass, where you can try your hand at lawn bowling or sip a cup of gourmet coffee on the deck.
Fun for First Mates: Kids also get the star treatment, thanks to an exclusive partnership with LeapFrog. At the drop-off Fun Factory kids' club (ages 3 to 11), there's an open house on the first day to walk your child through all the educational games, crafts, music, themed parties, talent shows, and LeapFrog equipment offered. For kids under 3, there are special tot-parent sessions where you can interact with other kids and their families or play with age-appropriate toys. The club is open from 9 A.M. until 10 each night to keep kids entertained. But parents are encouraged to get in on the fun too with family disco, karaoke, bingo, and more.
Cruise Care: A slumber party is offered each night at the Fun Factory from 10 P.M. to 1 A.M. ($6 per hour) for kids 3 to 12.
Ocean Eats: The main European-style restaurant offers swanky food and service for you, with an extended kids' menu for your child. There are also cafés, bistros, and other eateries for meals, sandwiches, or just a snack.
Port Report: Excursions in Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten are led by Celebrity's own guides. Check out the Spanish colonial outpost in Puerto Rico and the Cupecoy Beach cliff s on St. Maarten.
Rates: Start at $699 per person for 7 nights in an inside room.
Originally published in the April 2010 issue of Parents magazine.
This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and availabilities are subject to change. Please contact each hotel and attraction for up-to-date rates and information before taking your trip.