Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by cheshuntcruiser: Didn't quite live up to expectations ....
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Didn't quite live up to expectations ....
Just returned from 14 night cruise around the Med. First time on Celebrity, and had wanted to try them for some time. First impressions - very good. Handed a glass of champagne on arrival, nice welcome. Cabin on deck 9, lovely - clean and airy, with a lovely shower (no more plastic curtains ...). Outside areas very nice, comfy sunbeds (people still hogging sun beds, despite no-one on them, and pool butlers, eg, keep sunbeds in the shade as well as in the sun - not friendly or considerate of others wanting beds.
Entertainment - I thought this was quite poor. Main event each evening was a show in the theatre but once this was over nothing much happening - very mediocre music bands, and not enough seating areas in the other bars if an event was happening. Next the bar staff - we had a drinks package (as did most other passengers), BUT to get a drink at the bar was nigh on impossible. Not enough bar staff for the number of people ordering - is this a ploy by Celebrity who don't More care whether you have a drink or not - after all you've paid for it already....! In general the staff were friendly, but some of the bar staff were surly, and no friendly word when ordering (could be due to the pressure they were under). Food in the Ocean View was smashing - lovely presentation, and could always get a seat. MDR - food not as good as I expected - although service was good. Limited choice of desserts. Excursions, altho still expensive, seemed well organised. Overall an enjoyable holiday - would I go with Celebrity again - not sure.... P&O entertainment definitely better - more to do around the ship. Less
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