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Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by T. Burgar: Great start, shame about the finish

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T. Burgar
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Great start, shame about the finish

Sail Date: September 2011
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Southampton

Excellent start to cruise, no problems with embarkation & stateroom as expected. (Sailed on Eclipse to the Baltic last year).

The food and service in the main dining room was of the previous high standard - this time we chose to have select dining to give us more flexibility which we found worked well for us. We ate in two of the speciality restaurants which, although expensive was a nice treat and most enjoyable.

The quality of the entertainment varied, with some shows better than other, or perhaps not to our taste.

More time in ports would have been appreciated, especially Venice and Dubrovnik. In Venice we noticed how long the queue was waiting for the shuttle boats back to the ship and cut short our sightseeing to make sure that we were not late back on board. More information regarding the closure of some sites on certain days would have been helpful.

All service on board was very good - special thanks to our stateroom attendant.

The end More of the cruise was not so good!! We were due to leave the ship at 9.00 but did not reach our car until shortly before 11.00. ( Last year we had left the ship, collected our luggage and walked to our car within 15-20 min.) Utter chaos would best describe this years disembarkation, collection of luggage and transfer to the car parks. We hope that in future Celebrity will take action to improve the disembarkation process, because unfortunately this is the last thing that we remember of what otherwise was an excellent holiday. Less

Published 10/24/11

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