Eclipse Western Caribbean: Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by pncmidland
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Eclipse Western Caribbean
Destination: Western Caribbean
We went down a day early and stayed in South Beach at the Z-hotel. Kind of a swanky hotel that is no way worth the $500+ a night price tag (we used points so it was well worth that.) Great location for walking around though. Just don't go to the bar just outside the lobby - $22 for 2 More budlights.
Our room was 1626. My wife and I thought this was a fantastic location. It was 1 floor up to the pool and 2 floors directly up to the cafeteria. I'd book AQ just for this location. AQ- The only reason to book this is for the location and for Blu. Blu was a nice intimate dinner. I cannot rave enough about the matradee - Adrian and our waiter and assistant - O'neal and Anna. Adrian sat us in same private table every night. Couldn't ask for better service, soups and salads. The main entrees need a little work though. The one that really left me at a loss was warm lobster tails with cold mandarin orange butter. They can do better. This was much nicer though than being in the Moonlight Sonata.
Grand Cayman - went shopping and then to the beach - Royal Palm - $4 cab ride, $10 chair and $9 dollar drinks. The beach was nice and relaxing.
Cozumel - bought a day pass to the Wyndham AI. $50ea plus $30 cab round trip. Beach was great for snorkeling and the drinks flowed all day. Food was edible. Swim up bar had a great crowd.
Costa Maya - Went to Maya Chan. Maybe about 4 miles away that took 40 minutes by bus due to the pot-holed roads. The people really made this stop. We stepped off the bus and they were serving our every request. Food was great. Lost in the golf match, but had a great time.
Roatan - Sailed with Captain Dusty. We didn't have much wind until late, so we snorkeled. The snorkeling was fantastic. Captain Dusty did a great job. It was a little rustic, but a great experience.
Exiting the ship was a nightmare. Took 2+ hours to get through customs.
We had a great time, mostly on Celebrity's dime. The Eclipse was top notch. Less
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