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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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Iceland, Faroe Islands And Norway - Excellent. by Yates, Havant

Iceland, Faroe Islands And Norway - Excellent.

Overall Rating: 5
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Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
Cruise Ship:
Celebrity Eclipse
Destination:
Norwegian Fjords

Reviewed By: on
This was our 1st time with Celebrity and we we were not disappointed. The ship was bright, modern, airy and you did not feel crowded.
Room was clean and adequate.
Food was great. Ate in Moolight Sonata every night (late sitting) but heard good reviews about speciality restuarants.
Oceanview Cafe was clean, spacious and the food was varied and good quality. Our little one would only eat here as he hated waiting for his food in the Moonlight and we never had any trouble finding a spare table.
Staff were EXCELLENT throughout the ship.
Entertainment was not to our taste but other people we travelled with seemed to enjoy the productions. Late night comedian was rubbish and not worth staying up until 1am for.
We did our own thing onshore as excursions seemed expensive but still plenty to see in such beautiful locations. Every stop was different and varied. Scenery was outstanding. I took over 1000 photos on this holiday.
The weather was fantastic but I dont think Celebrity had control of this.
Soft drinks priced at $2.50, Beer at $5.75 per bottle, wine at $8 per glass then you pay 15% gratuity on top - Recommend a package if you like a drink or two or three.
Unlike P&O there are no laundry rooms on board with an iron. You will have to pay for laundry services.
Fun Factory Kids Club was a life saver for us parents as our 4 year old loved it and never wanted to leave. We did pay an extra $6 for an hour after 10pm so we did not have to rush our late sitting dinner.
We opted out of automatic gratuities as we wanted to tip who we felt gave us great service including certain bar tenders. Just go to Guest Relations when onboard to do this but you will not be able to do this if you opt for Freedom Dining.
Would we cruise with Celebrity again - Yes we would.

Times cruised before: 3-5
Sailed: August, 2012
Age: 36-45
Cabin: Outside
Occasion: Annual/regular holiday

Quality of Food
Moonlight Sonata - Recommend the Steaks and Lamb Oceanview - Pizza, Pasta, Sushi, Curries, Fish and Chips, Chinese, Salad Bar, Afternoon Teas. Outside Grill - Burgers were very moist and tasty.
5

Entertainment
Not to our taste but we did not book the cruise for the entertainment. Late night comedian was rubbish. He could have done his show in the Fun Factory. Family members rated the Magician and some production shows.
2

Shore Excursions
We did our own exploring around the towns and surrounding areas.
0

Staff
Every member of staff we met was friendly, polite and helpful. Excellent Service.
5

Children's Facilities
9am to 12pm, 2pm to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm every day free of charge. Our 4 year old loved it and it gave us parent valuable time together. Dinner parties and Slumber parties if required were chargeable at $6 per hour
5

Onboard Activities
Hot Glass Show was random but enjoyable. Plenty of areas with different games. Lawn Club was lovely.
5

Cabins
Clean and adequate for the amount of time spent in them. Mini bar is very expensive. Beds are huge and very comfortable.
5

Overall Rating
5
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Taffy, RHYL - Commented on this review

Just a small point there is no 15% added to the drinks on Eclipse they do on all the other ships..Taffy.

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Inman, Southport - Commented on a comment by Taffy (27 Aug 12 10:28)

Sorry taffy there is... and its already included in the cost as brits like to moan about the costs when there is an added extra.

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