Christmas Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by Lou16482
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Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The ship is beautiful, the staff wonderful, the food mostly good. I loved the Corning Museum hot glass show and watched it many times. The 2 enrichment speakers were excellent, and trivia and other games were a hoot, thanks to Michael and his staff.
Christmas decorations were already in place when we boarded and were nice, but nothing special was done for Christmas day.
The shows were top-notch, especially the magician and the final, Cirque-type show.
We enjoyed one meal in Qsine and, with a couple of exceptions, had great food and terrific service in Blu.
The room, although beautiful, had limited storage compared to what we found on the Enchantment of the Seas (Royal Caribbean).
Now, here's the rub: the disembarkation was a disaster, at least for those of us who disembarked early, carrying our own bags. The problem seemed to be that the same elevator bank served the departing guests and the guests who were going to and from the Oceanview Cafe, resulting in jammed elevators and waits of more than 30 minutes before people could enter an elevator with their bags. I never did get on an elevator; after waiting futilely for more than 30 minutes, some of us carried our bags down from the 11th deck.
We have cruised several times on the Enchantment and never had this problem, possibly because breakfast was available at the front of the ship, and the disembarkation point was in the stern. In any case, it was inexcusable for the cruise line to allow such chaos and discomfort to reign on the last day. Less