A wonderful, relaxing transatlantic: Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by imheidi

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A wonderful, relaxing transatlantic

Sail Date: October 2012
Destination: Transatlantic
Embarkation: Southampton
Our first transatlantic cruise began in Southampton, ngland. My husband and I flew over on Iceland Air with a stop in its capital. The flight was fine but there was no food, except with purchase for a 5 hour flight. We took the free hotel shuttle to the Marriott Heathrow Airport which was easy. The hotel was fine and the inside restaurants were excellent. Their dinner restaurant, Tuscany, served excellent food with great service. We took the bus and then the tubes into central London and went to Harrods and explored the area. The following morning we left for Southampton using smithsforairports. They were excellent, efficient and the driver was so professional and friendly. We will definitely use them again.

Embarkment was fast and easy. The ship is my favorite Celebrity ship. Although we sailed on the Silhouette in May to Croatia and Italy, the artwork on the Eclipse is far better and the food was actually better. Our cabin steward and assistant was excellen,efficient and More friendly. Every employee who we met was so accommodating and professional. Fantastic service. hey make you feel like you are the most important person and their only job is to make you happy. The food was outstanding. We had select dining and that worked out well. We found a table position that we liked with great waiters so we requested it every night. Sometimes we ate with others and half the time we enjoyed each others company. The production shows were excellent. there was even a production show one afternoon while crossing the Atlantic. there was plenty to do for the week we crossed. Plenty of lectures, cooking demos, painting classes, etc.I thought we might be bored for 7 days at sea but we weren't. It was like being in a luxury resort for a week without the beach and for a very reasonable price. Wonderful experience...Celebrity never fails to exceed our expectations. Less

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Port and Shore Excursions

Took the ship's shore excursion to Giverny and Rouen. I have always dreamed of walking in Monet's gardens and the Japanese bridge so this shore excursion was perfect. It looks just like his paintings. Just beautiful. We ate lunch in the Impressionist Museum Restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was quick. I highly recommend this restaurant. If you need gifts the store after the gardens has beautiful, reasonable things.
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very interesting shore excursion to Sete Cidades to see the twin lakes, one green and one blue. The views at the top of this crater was outstanding. We saw many rainbows after the brief rain shower. Also visited a park and a pineapple plantation. Interesting!

The port was really Cherbourg but it wasn't listed. Took a ship's shore excursion to Omaha Beach and the American Cemetary. Wonderful and so somber to see as an American. The tribute at Omaha beach is very memorable but would have liked the tour guide to come out of the bus and give us histroical information. Also at the American Cemetary would have liked more info from the tour guide. A must-see for everyone.
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