Big birthday cruise: Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by Vegans rule
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Big birthday cruise
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Tips - bring your own tea bags and coffee as the tea and coffee in the onboard restaurants is undrinkable. Very disappointing as you expect better. The coffee you can purchase onboard isn't nice either. Drink plenty of water, wear a hat and wear sunscreen as the sun is very strong and you can get burned very easily. It would have been nice if free drinking water was supplied daily in our cabin. It wasn't. We Europeans are not used to the tipping culture of the US. We paid the daily tips but felt obliged to tip on top of these as our waiters were so nice and we felt sorry for our cabin staff. It all adds up so make sure you factor in all the tipping to the cost of your holiday.
Some of the islands are a bit third world, open sewers in middle of the streets. Not a good look.
Visited the spa for a treatment. The lady was very nice but tried to push me to purchase products. I had to firmly refuse about 5 times, saying that I had not space in my luggage.
It was terrible coming off the ship. We had to queue for 1 1/2 hours to get through security and customs. All the old people must have been exhausted. A very bad experience. Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Airport was a disgrace, filthy floors and nowhere to eat but a pizzeria where there was a queue a mile long. I managed to buy a sandwich for $9 from a stall - rip off. Less