First time on 'Eclipse' and Canaries cruise.: Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by IANP64
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First time on 'Eclipse' and Canaries cruise.
Destination: Canary Islands
We all met in the Oceanview buffet for lunch. It was a bunfight for tables. We complained to the guest relations as the More tables were not being cleared despite lots of staff in the area. A poor show as people were desperate for a seat. We sat on the back in the fresh air, luckily we are hardy outdoor types and it was not too wet. The food was fantastic. Too much choice and wonderful. We were booked on the late sitting for dinner on a table for 8. The service and the food were just fantastic. 4 courses at each meal over 14 nights and every serving was a treat. Lobster, caviar, frogs' legs we enjoyed it all. I was trying the wines recommended by the Cellarmaster and they were top knotch. We had a birthday and anniversary cake along with a song from the staff - great. Because of the bunfight situation in the buffet we took breakfast in the dining room - very nice and very civilised, even on the last morning. After dinner we went to the shows, again first class. There were 3 comedians - all hilarious and a brilliant ventriloquist. Top class entertainment all round. The officers gave lectures on various aspects of the ship and were very informative.
I missed the 'cocktail of the night' a cheaper drink we found on Celebrity Galaxy some years ago. The decor too is a little arty instead of being bright and cheerful.I found the gym disappointing as I like the cycling m/c's.On one visit I found only 1 working out of 5. They were fixed by my next visit however apart from on-screen choices of scenery which never did work. Take a leaf out of 'Ventura's' book. Their mountain bike simulators are awesome. 'Ventura's' library is also superior with loads of travel guides. The only guide I found on 'Eclipse' was on Bruges - useless. P & O's free shuttles are a bonus too. Celebrity's are a rip-off. 15 euros for a 4 mile round trip. We never took a shuttle on principle.
Overall a fantastic cruise with good friends and family. Loads to do on sea days. Fantastic food and service. Less
Cabin review: 2C7181 Deluxe Veranda (partially obstructed view)
loved the cabin and layout - the bed was right next to the balcony doors. We often slept with the curtains open just to see the sea and the ports on arrival. Downside it was situated just across from the crew access door to the hallway and from 7 a.m. the door was banging as room service delivered. it did get us up early however.Read All Deluxe Veranda (partially obstructed view) (2C) Reviews >>
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