Celebrity Eclipse Still the Best: Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by armyrs

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Celebrity Eclipse Still the Best

Sail Date: March 2013
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
I have been reading some reviews of the March cruise (Celebrity Eclipse, 14 days out of Ft. Lauderdale) that my wife and I were on. Most state that the cruise was just great. Some however were less than complimentary. I don't know what cruise experience these nay sayers have, but they show by their comments that they just don't get it. As with most things in life, you need to have the correct frame of mind to appreciate your situation. Here we are on the beautiful Eclipse, being served hand and foot by a staff that is both friendly and professionally efficient, served food each night which any decent on shore restaurant would charge an "arm and a leg" for, and being presented with entertainment that appeals to all age groups; and the nay sayers complain! Unbelievable!

The worst that could be said about this cruise would be that some of the music was too loud and intrusive in some of the venues. This is an easy fix if "Corporate Types" will only listen to their frequent More cruisers. My major complaint is that I read a review that said little was available after 10pm. Did we sail on the same cruise? So much was presented that it was often difficult to decide what to attend. As far as Perry Grant is concerned, let me say that he is the best, most compelling, most interactive, most talented, entertainer on the seven seas. If one cannot appreciate his music, his wit, his ability to connect with his audience, then one should not be writing a review on Cruise Critic. Still, the cruise activity director, Sue, is to be commended for organizing events that were available "after 10 pm" for those who wished to do something else. It is all in the daily program. One need only review it each morning and plan their day accordingly.

We love cruising on Celebrity because the staff is friendly and efficient, their food is terrific, their entertainment is eclectic and their care for customer satisfaction real and responsive. To those who do not agree with this review, I can only say, please rethink your experience. Was it the cruise line or was it YOU that failed? Less

Published 04/17/13
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The port authorities permitted a 5 man drum band to bang away from 8 am until 4 pm. This band was located on the dock, beneath the verandas of the ship itself. We have heard bands play at other ports but they were always away from the ship. This time they were right next to the gang plank. You are tortured by this drum banging all day. Your verandas is rendered useless. I think they must believe that they are providing a taste of the island culture. All they are doing is adding to noise pollution. This is not the nice steel drum music you might enjoy. No, this is just loud banging on drums. Shopping at this port is also a waste of time and money. Save your money for St. Maartens or any of the other islands. This port should be crossed off Celebrity's ports of call.

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