Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by Pimpernel27: Celebrity 14 nights in the Med
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Celebrity 14 nights in the Med
Firstly, I disagree with a lot of the other reviews for this cruise. However, there were areas that could be improved by Celebrity to make the whole experience much better.
Food: The food was absolutely excellent, always at a top quality, that never fluctuated, whether you are in the Moonlight Sonata or a specialty restaurant. Always a variety of different dishes, so you are never bored of the same thing. You always fill full after, but not uncomfortably stuffed. The room-service was also similar. The quality was always at a high standard, and you had a large variety of foods to choose from.
Service: The service was always excellent, the staff were always smiling, friendly and happy to help, but at times I did feel there was not the right ratio of staff to passengers. We had a wine waiter who was obviously very busy, and found it difficult to help everyone. However all in all, the staff were excellent as expected.
Entertainment: Personally, I believe the More entertainment did let it down slightly. A lot of the activities were similar, and targeted at the older generation. In the evenings, the shows were usually excellent, however there were 1/2 fairly boring ones which were more about promoting the individual performer then giving the audience a good time. However, they were usually of a high standard.
Cabin: Always spotless, very big especially for a cruise ship, and the bathroom was clean and of a good size, with lots of cupboards to put things away in. We have been on 2 cruises before, but this ship was definitely the best in terms of cabin size and space.
Shore Excursions: All were very very expensive. We did an excursion in Malaga and we had more time in the coach then out looking around. Quite annoying that they didn't do a service for every port where they gave you a shuttle into the city. This is apparent as Civitavechia (Rome) is 1:30 hours drive from Rome, so there were no safe/cheap ways to getting into the city (taxis were a lot, and some friends we made on the cruise nearly got pick pocketed on the train into Rome).
Weaknesses: The price of WIFI was a lot especially as you had lots of sea days so there was no internet. As well as this, it was extremely slow, and at times didn't worked. I believe Celebrity should give each passenger 30 minutes complimentary wifi each day, especially as it costed so much, and there were passengers like myself, who needed it. More sun beds is an absolute must! On sea days, it got very busy, and by 9 o'clock all the sun beds had been taken. So there was nowhere comfortable to sit and enjoy the sun. The pool areas were always packed with children (understandable as it in the summer holidays), but all 3 pools were just not big enough for the passengers to be able to have a swim in without knocking into other people. Less
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