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Celebrity Eclipse
Celebrity Eclipse
Member Name: compostqueen
Cruise Date: February 2011
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category: 2A
Cabin Number: 1710
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 5+
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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This Cruise Eclipsed Our Expectations
We cruised on the Eclipse with another couple, boarding in Miami on February 26th. We spent the previous night at the La Quinta Inn Miami Airport East. This hotel is a popular one with cruisers, and it was packed. I would recommend the hotel for a night before or after cruising due to the location, but I would not use the shuttle to the port again. (The shuttle service from the airport to the hotel was excellent, though.) We were told to be in the lobby at 11:50 to get on the 12:00 shuttle, and we didn't get on a shuttle until 1:00. Had we known, we would have just paid for a cab.

The check-in process once we arrived at the port was short and sweet, and in no time we were checking out our amazing staterooms. We got rooms next to each other so that we could open up the glass dividers on the balcony, creating a large space where we could all sit together. The rooms are spacious and well-appointed. We had rooms at the front of the ship (7110 and 7112), and I was a little concerned about feeling too much movement, but none of us had any problems with feeling sick. And since we were way at the front, there was no hallway noise at all.

Service all throughout the ship was outstanding, and we enjoyed the entertainment as well. The food was very good, but we did not try any of the specialty restaurants that required additional fees.

Overall we had a fantastic time on the Eclipse. While I enjoyed each of the three ports of call, I really don't like the way the itinerary falls with lots of time at sea in the beginning and two full days at sea on the return voyage. I know why they have to do it, but I like the excursion days broken up a little more. Celebrity - we'll be back!

Publication Date: 03/10/11
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