1. Home
  2. Cruise Reviews
  3. Celebrity Eclipse
This was our 12th Celebrity cruise, second time on Eclipse. Service from the entire crew and staff were excellent. Everyone was friendly and went out of their way to help. We were in Aqua Class, so breakfast and dinner were in Blu. Food was fresh and delicious. Sometimes they make things a bit too fancy, but you can always order any meal served in the 'classic' style, that is, plain served with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. The Blu manager and waiters were efficient and friendly. The wine steward was friendly even though we never ordered any drinks from him. We had lunch at the Aqua Spa cafe a couple of times, but mostly ate lunch at the Ocean View cafe. Lunch was good, with a variety of items available. Our cabin steward and his assistant kept our cabin spotless. We requested that they bring us berries every afternoon in place of the canapés, and they never missed a day. The 8 islands we visited were each more beautiful than the other. We went to the beach on our own on most port days, but did go on one Celebrity excursion: Jungle Beach Express in Curaçao. We were transported to a lovely, quiet, and not crowded beach where snorkel equipment was provided. The sea days were wonderfully relaxing. Weather was perfect every day. We met several people who have done this same cruise multiple times. The Cruise Director, Sue, and the Activity Director, Marteen were the best we have had on a cruise. Both were friendly and talented, and so good at their jobs! We used the Luggage Valet service ($20 per person). What a pleasure to put our luggage out the night before disembarkation and not see it again until we arrived at our home airport. The only other excursion we went on was the Miami Hop On Hop Off bus. We did this because our flight home was not until 7:30 pm. This was a good way to pass the day and see Miami. It was, however, a tiring day. All in all, we loved the cruise and the ship and the crew!

Excellent!

Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by mimijes

1 person found this helpful
Trip Details
This was our 12th Celebrity cruise, second time on Eclipse. Service from the entire crew and staff were excellent. Everyone was friendly and went out of their way to help.

We were in Aqua Class, so breakfast and dinner were in Blu. Food was fresh and delicious. Sometimes they make things a bit too fancy, but you can always order any meal served in the 'classic' style, that is, plain served with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. The Blu manager and waiters were efficient and friendly. The wine steward was friendly even though we never ordered any drinks from him.

We had lunch at the Aqua Spa cafe a couple of times, but mostly ate lunch at the Ocean View cafe. Lunch was good, with a variety of items available.

Our cabin steward and his assistant kept our cabin spotless. We requested that they bring us berries every afternoon in place of the canapés, and they never missed a day.

The 8 islands we visited were each more beautiful than the other. We went to the beach on our own on most port days, but did go on one Celebrity excursion: Jungle Beach Express in Curaçao. We were transported to a lovely, quiet, and not crowded beach where snorkel equipment was provided.

The sea days were wonderfully relaxing. Weather was perfect every day. We met several people who have done this same cruise multiple times.

The Cruise Director, Sue, and the Activity Director, Marteen were the best we have had on a cruise. Both were friendly and talented, and so good at their jobs!

We used the Luggage Valet service ($20 per person). What a pleasure to put our luggage out the night before disembarkation and not see it again until we arrived at our home airport.

The only other excursion we went on was the Miami Hop On Hop Off bus. We did this because our flight home was not until 7:30 pm. This was a good way to pass the day and see Miami. It was, however, a tiring day.

All in all, we loved the cruise and the ship and the crew!
mimijes’s Full Rating Summary
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Cabin
Fitness & Recreation
Shore Excursions
Service
Free Price Drop Alerts
Get Celebrity Eclipse price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email

Cabin Review

AquaClass
Cabin A2 1525
Cabin was as expected. Clean and well maintained. Sufficient storage. Good location. Quiet.
cabin stewar, Josephino, and his assistant, Abhi were wonderful.
Penthouse Deck Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Antigua
    Again, we took a taxi to the beach, Valley Church Beach, a short ride. This was an excellent beach. Beautiful, quiet, calm. Rented chairs and umbrellas for $10 each.
    This was the beach with the big dropoff a few feet in. I mistakenly said it was at Pigeon Island.
    View All 1,546 Antigua Cruise Port Reviews
    View Cruise Critic's Antigua Cruise Port Review
  • Aruba
    We went to Eagle Beach, a short taxi ride from the port. Beautiful beach, not crowded. We spent a couple of hours on the beach, then went back to the ship for a shower and lunch.
    After lunch we walked into town. We learned that it was a holiday, Flag Day so most shops were closed.
    View All 1,635 Aruba Cruise Port Reviews
    View Cruise Critic's Aruba Cruise Port Review
  • Barbados
    We took a taxi to the Boatyard beach and bar/restaurant. Paid $15 each for chair, umbrella and a drink. It was a hot day so we spent most of the time in the water.
    Had a Flying Fish sandwich at the Boatyard Bar and a Carib beer ( similar to Corona).
    It was a good way to spend a few hours on the beach, and not too far from the port.
    View All 1,520 Barbados Cruise Port Reviews
    View Cruise Critic's Barbados Cruise Port Review
  • Beach
    The van picked took us to a quiet, lovely beach, about a half hour ride from the port, the Blue Bay Beach Resort. Snorkeling equipment was provided. This was supposed to be sightseeing also, but there was very little of that. The guide told us about the area. We stopped very briefly at two spots for photo ops, but didn't get out of the van. One of the places we stopped was to view a flock of flamingos in a marsh area, but they were very far away, maybe 1/4 of a mile.
    View All 102 Beach Reviews
  • Mandoo Half Day Spice Island tour
    Mandoo was the tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable, very involved in the island environment and government. The van was comfortable, but the ride on the bus was too long, over mountains and countryside. We visited a spice factory, which was dark and rather dreary, in a wooden structure open on all sides.
    After this tour, because of the excessive time spent on the bus, we cancelled an independent tour of St Lucia because it seemed to involve a lot of bus time.
    View All 12,765 Mandoo Half Day Spice Island tour Reviews
  • City Tour
    This was a good way to spend our last day of the trip since we had a late flight home. Hop On Hop Off bus was interesting. A couple the tour guides were informative, one was not at all (she never said a word). We took two of the three routes, Beach Route and the City Route. We only got off at South Beach (twice) where we walked on the beach and had coffee in the morning,mother lunch in the afternoon.
    View All 137 City Tour Reviews
  • Thenford Grey's Island Excursion
    The tour guide took about 12 of us to several stops on the island. We had a few photo stops, where we did have time to get out of the van to enjoy the view and take photos. We went to Romney Manor, then to Brimstone Hill Fortress, a restored fortress with magnificent views and some interesting artifacts. Next we went to Timothy Hill for a photo stop, then thru town with commentary and back to the ship. Very good tour.
    View All 12,765 Thenford Grey's Island Excursion Reviews
  • St. Lucia
    We took a taxi to Pigeon Island Beach. This was a beautiful beach, not crowded. The water was clear and the sand smooth. There was about a 3 foot dropoff a short way into the water, but it wasn't too deep.
    We paid $15 each for chair and umbrella. There was a good breeze.
    View All 1,387 St. Lucia Cruise Port Reviews
    View Cruise Critic's St. Lucia Cruise Port Review
  • St. Maarten
    There were 4 ships in port the day we were there. We took the water taxi into town and walked around on the main streets, Front Street and Old Street. Upscale stores with some good prices. Very clean and modern. We stopped for the BEST gelato at Gelato Milano on Front Street where we got free Wifi. Walked back to the ship - not far, about a mile. We enjoyed the day in Phillipsburg.
    View All 4,728 St. Maarten Cruise Port Reviews
    View Cruise Critic's St. Maarten Cruise Port Review