Another Great Celebrity Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by armyrs
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Another Great Celebrity Cruise
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
We ate in the main dining room and also in Murano's (4 nights)and Tuscan (1). The food everywhere was terrific and the service efficient. We found that all the staff we interacted with on this cruise were very friendly, greeted us with a smile and helped us with any requests-quickly and professionally. As I have a back problem we did not "do" any touring or excursions but our fellow passengers told us they enjoyed their trips.The entertainment on the ship is terrific. The only exception was the overly loud music all around the ship. Rather than being entertaining, it was intrusive. This was especially noticeable in the Tuscan restaurant. The service there was excellent and the food was as well. However the music piped in made as long for Murano's. If this is a fleet wide decision, as we have heard, Celebrity had best rethink this idea. In the same line, when we were docked in St. John's, a 5 man band started at 8am to pound out some terrible, loud, imitation Caribbean "music?" They banged on drums all day-8 am to 4 pm. It was like some kind of psychological warfare weapon to get us to leave the ship. The Cruise people say that it is the port authorities that have control of this. I say the cruise line should use its influence to get this stopped. Fortunately this was the only port where this happened.
With that said, I have to say that we had another great trip. Perry Grant was and is the best entertainer on these ships. Once you have been "perryfied" you will know what I mean. As we got off the ship we had to wait over 2 hours to get through customs and almost missed our bus. Thank you politicians! We recommend celebrity to all and have 4 more cruises booked. Less