We have just returned from a med cruise on Celebrity Eclipse. Having cruised several times before (in the US/Carribean etc)we were looking forward to celebrate our anniversary in Europe without a long haul flight. Firstly, boarding the ship at Southampton was quick and easy. The staff could not have done more and our suite was lovely & clean with plenty of room and lots of storage space. The cabin attendant looked after us fabulously and the restaurant staff were amazing, working really hard. Food was really good and lots of choice. The places we visited were lovely and we really enjoyed visiting differnt places. We arranged our own trips which was easy and we could go at our own pace. On the down side, we felt that the ship was really packed all the time in all areas. Around the pools people were putting towels on sun longers in both shady areas and open sun so that they could go from one to the other. Also saved loungers when they were away on trips so that they could come back and still have a space free. We did not manage to get a lounger around the pool at all. Also, and I hate to say this, most of the children were a nightmare and their parents were no-where to be seen. Examples were- running up/down corridoors at night, playing in lifts, underage drinking, kids pouring ice-cream over the stairwells from highest deck, girls in stillettos jumping over the sofas in public areas, kids on dance floor all night. Staff did not seem to bother to sort out the behaviour and alert their parents. Sadly 99% were British with only the American/other nationality children being well behaved. Fair to say, we were dissapointed and will go back to the US next time. We are not snobs but this is fine if you like Butlins!
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Times cruised before: 6-10 Sailed: August, 2011
Occasion: Wedding anniversary
Quality of Food
Only managed to see one show as theatresere far too busy.