Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by bcirish: Cruising with Friends on a new ship - How good is that?
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Cruising with Friends on a new ship - How good is that?
We arrived on a rainy morning and were one of the early people standing in line in the rain waiting to be admitted to the terminal at the Port of Miami. Check in was slow but we met our friends on the way in and had lunch plans so the time passed quickly. The ship is beautiful. Our bathroom was very classy and the beds were excellent. The storage space was very limited and the the cabin itself was rather small.
The dining room was very pretty. The food was very good. The service throughout the ship was excellent. We enjoyed the amenities on the ship. I liked the pool area and there always seemed to be enough seating. The entertainment was okay- loud even in the main theater. As far as entertainment - there is something to appeal to everyone even late into the night. The Apple Lab was very cool and the library was beautiful.
The ports were fine and the weather was good. We did their drink package which IMO encourages drinking - I would not do that again. I found it More difficult to figure out where everything was and consequently missed some events. I assume those who cruise Celebrity would not have a problem but this is only my second cruise.
The ship in the common areas is gorgeous and well maintained. This is a lovely ship and we had a nice time. Less
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Cabin review: Celebrity Eclipse Concierge Class Panorama Deck (9)
Great bed, nice TV - could be turned toward the bed or the couch, no drawers or shelves to put things in or on and hanging space with limited hangers. Very classy bathroom - had more storage than rest of cabin. Couch - not easy to sit on. Furniture on balcony was very comfortable- great chair footstools and nice table. Liked having balcony covering above us - could be out even in the rain. Interesting view- opened the door to a sign which indicated forward and aft as well as the service stairway. Most had some kind of artwork across from the doors. Noticed a lot of motion regardless of the speed of the ship - more than normal IMO. 1649
Port and Shore Excursions
The beaches in St Martin are great- personal favorites Orient for people watching and Dawn Beach for the best breeze and on calmer days snorkeling too.
The Butterfly Farm is a treat and the owners are very hands on and extremely knowledgeable. The market in Marigot is a unique experience especially on Wed and Sat when the locals come to buy fruits and vegetables and meats etc as there are local artisans showing their wares.
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