Never having been on a cruise before we relied on the Travel Agent to recommend one. Having studied the brochures and the Trip Advisor reviews we agreed on Celebrity Eclipse for just 7 Nights (just in case we didn't like it!). The travel arrangements from N Ireland were excellent with Virgin Atlantic, a pre cruise night in Miami and 3 night stay post cruise.
We really did not know what to expect and were amazed at the reception, boarding and accommodation which awaited us. Our agent had recommended AQUA Class and it was a great choice.
The ship is truly amazing! Beautifully finished to a high standard and so well thought out. With lounges and seating areas in so many locations there was never a "crowded" feeling. the selection of entertainment throughout the various lounges was great and surely no one could have been disappointed (from String Quartet to Jazz!) The Main Theatre presented excellent shows every night.
Dining was the nicest experience of all! Since we travel regularly to France and Italy we were not particularly drawn to some of the speciality restaurants, although we can imagine they would have been good. With Aqua class we had access to the BLU restaurant which , on this cruise had begun serving evening meals. Once there we just did not want to go anywhere else! The meals, and service were wonderful with different choice of menu each night. We were made to feel so welcome and staff were friendly, relaxed and helpful. Breakfast was also a treat! Nothing was a problem for them and they would accommodate your individual taste if necessary.
It was lovely having your stateroom prepared so meticulously. Spotlessly clean and thoughtfully supplied each day.
We went ashore at each of the ports of call i.e. Grand Cayman , Cozumel, Costa Mayo and Roatan. It was interesting but not particularly so. We didn't take any of the excursions due to our age and health conditions so cannot comment on them.
All in all, a truly wonderful experience. Thank you Celebrity