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A "blu" Cruise For Aqua Class. by Brown, Polmont

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Celebrity Eclipse

OVERVIEW: This is a sister ship toCelebrity Equinox(2009),Celebrity Reflection(2012),Celebrity Silhouette(2011), andCelebrity Solstice(2008).


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A "blu" Cruise For Aqua Class.

Overall Rating: 1
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13 out of 31 people found this useful
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
Cruise Ship:
Celebrity Eclipse
Destination:
Mediterranean

Reviewed By: on
Having just completed a cruise to the western Med I really feel guests on "Aqua Class" get a raw deal. Not only do we have to eat in the awful "BLU" restaurant who seem to overcook everything to destruction, but we have to listen to beds being dragged about from the early hours on that blasted canopy that overhangs the verandah. Overall the worst cabin and the worst food we have ever had on any cruise line!!!! It was only when we moved to "Moonlight Sonata" that the food improved to an acceptable level.
There was also the issue of not being able to find sunbeds in the sun because of lots of space being taken up by the ponsy lawn which hardly anybody used considering how many people were on board. So no sun on the verandah because of the enormous overhang, no sun on the sundeck because many of the beds were in shade, rubbish food in BLU an overall wonderful cruise!!!
The entertainment was of a high standard unless you wanted to dance, the only dance floor, fit to be called a dance floor was hardly ever used and the music barely audible except when a band was playing, which was rare, in this location. No one seemed able to adjust the volume to an acceptable level because it had been recorded badly on an iPod it was either too quiet to hear the beat or deafening.
The only redeeming factor was the crew who were all very nice.

13 out of 31 people found this useful

Times cruised before: 6-10
Sailed: June, 2011
Age: 65+
Cabin: Balcony


Quality of Food
Speciality restaurant "BLU" specified for all Aquadeck staterooms. Switched to Moonlight Sonata after ten days of hoping and suffering. All types of food.
1

Entertainment
3

Shore Excursions
CADIZ/JEREZ best, Rome worst
2

Staff
All except chefs in "blu"
5

Children's Facilities
0

Onboard Activities
2

Cabins
Very stylish stateroom well thought out. was very noisy and enormous overhang blocked all sunshine
1

Overall Rating
1
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BROWN -
, POLMONT - Commented about this Review
Most of the positive comments seem to come from people who did not eat in "blu". maybe you should try it if you are brave enough?
25 Jun 11 14:37 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
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Seymour -
, Bristol - Commented about this Review
I don't think the lawns were under used. We played a good few games of croquet and others were playing putting golf and boules. There was some very comfortable seating around and to the side of the croquet lawn. The days folks were scarce on the top deck was when is was extremely wet with a strong cold wind - and you can't blame the cruise line for the weather!! Rating overall is very harsh - we had a great couple of weeks - met lots of lovely people especially our dining companions in the Moonlight Sonata.
22 Jun 11 19:42 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
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BROWN -
, POLMONT - Commented about a Comment by Seymour (22 Jun 11 19:42)
I did enjoy the food in moonlight sonata after i switched there from the awful "blu" for instance escargot were supposed to be served with spatzle but but the spatzle was so overcooked that what we got was a starchy guk all fused together also the marinated tuna was so dry you could hardly swallow it. i had it replaced with chicken and it was dried up. now that really takes some skill! i found that basic culinary skills were absent.
23 Jun 11 08:53 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
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HAMPSHIRE THORN -
, FAREHAM - Commented about this Review
I was interested to read your review. I wouldn't consider Aqua class because I go on a cruise to enjoy my food and get away from too many healthy options, I would never book a cabin just below the pool deck and the extra cost for Aqua class is quite considerable when the ordinary balcony cabins are the same size. Having said that, I've been on Eclipse twice and Equinox once and loved every minute of all three cruises so whilst I understand your frustration with your Aqua class situation, I think your ratings are very harsh.
22 Jun 11 14:33 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
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PG of A -
, . - Commented about this Review
I love Celebrity but I would never consider an Aqua Class accommodation. The cabins are exactly the same size as standard balcony cabins, and as you said they are all under the massive overhang. Blu is a "healthy Eating" dining room, and there is no way that I want healthy eating whilst I am on a cruise. To my mind Blu is a gimmick just like the useless lawn.
21 Jun 11 18:46 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
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Smith -
, West London - Commented about a Comment by PG of A (21 Jun 11 18:46)
Blu is now classed as a 'chic Meditterean Restaurant' in the latest releases. The overhang is fine for us, my cousin died from skin cancer, probally caused by to much sunbathing. As the OP has been on previous cruiser, I would thought that they would be aware that on ANY ship the deck under the pool deck is noisy, as they are under restaurants, gymnasiums and theatres. I still think a little research would of helped the OP to choose a better cabin.
24 Jun 11 19:47 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
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Bosscat -
, Drepano, Greece - Commented about this Review
You don't 'have to' eat in Blu at all if you don't want to. Why on earth did you wait so long to move elsewhere?
21 Jun 11 17:08 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
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murphy -
, coventry - Commented about this Review
Could you please tell me what room you were in we are going on celebrity in july.
21 Jun 11 16:32 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
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brown -
, polmont - Commented about a Comment by murphy (21 Jun 11 16:32)
Most of aqua deck is under this monstrous canopy I was midships 1759.
21 Jun 11 17:53 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
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brown -
, polmont - Commented about a Comment by brown (21 Jun 11 17:53)
Sorry got the cabin wrong it was 1579 on the port side aqua deck midships.
22 Jun 11 09:01 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
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