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Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by allie sommerville

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Celebrity Eclipse
Celebrity Eclipse
Member Name: allie sommerville
Cruise Date: May 2012
Embarkation: other
Destination: Baltic & Northern Europe
Cabin Category: 07
Cabin Number: 6172
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 3.0
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Celebrity Eclipse
The eclipse is a lovely ship, and we could not fault the staterooms.

We had a balcony stateroom on deck 6. There is tea-making, mini bar (fridge - handy for storing REAL milk from the buffet & fresh water), and a shower with a REAL shower cubicle!

A very comfy bed along with a nice balcony, TV and sitting area makes it a good home from home.

Our biggest quibble was with the main dining-room (Moonlight Sonata restaurant) choices.

The menu here consisted of ONE vegetarian option - we'd requested vegetarian meals, but this seemed to have been disregarded. A man on the next table had requested diabetic: this also appeared to be ignored by the company.

If you didn't like the option then tough! While others tucked into half-inch steaks or chicken halves, we were meant to be satisfied with a small pile of couscous and some bits of green pepper.

After a week of pathetic offerings, and having been fobbed off with excuses, we gave up and ate in the self-serve buffet. There, we had more choice, but this was limited compared to that on the Cunard QM 2.

The lack of a proper dance area was also disappointing.

Unlike the QM2, which has a proper ballroom, the Eclipse has only a few dance areas the size of what you might find in a club. These became packed when there was a popular dance night, such as a 60s night. You just couldn't move! it seemed more important to have bars everywhere for (expensive) drink sales than an area where people could enjoy an evening's dancing.

The entertainment staff were hard-working and couldn't be faulted. Shows were good, and there was always plenty to do during 'sea days'.

The staterooms are kept spotless by hard-working room stewards.

Good parking and embarkation arrangements. Disembarkation in particular was speedy.

This ship is extremely quiet, and at times we couldn't be sure if we'd docked or were still at sea!

Publication Date: 06/24/12
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