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Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Surpassed expectations

Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by Sandyhgardner

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2015
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: AquaClass 1

30th wedding anniversary treat and first cruise. 5 star luxury afloat. We had an Aqua Class stateroom so could dine in 'Blu' restaurant. Top class food and service. Nothing too much trouble. Destinations all really pretty and very interesting. The entertainment on board was OK. Not that much to do in day during days at sea which didn't include additional expense wine tasting, Zumba, etc. Booked our tours through celebrity and the organisation was excellent with exceptional guides. Only two downsides which were at first continually bombarded about taking up the drinks packages which we refused and at end of cruise calculated that based on what we actually drank, and we didn't stint, we would have spent an additional 500 dollars if we had taken the package. Didn't like the constant sales pitch on this. Secondly and only a small point - it would have been nice if the bathrobes were changed at least once during the 2 weeks. However these are only small points and my husband and I loved every minute of this holiday and would definitely go with celebrity eclipse again. Very efficient embarkation and disembarkation, really impressed and so less stressful than flying. Amazing holiday.

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Cabin Review

AquaClass 1
Cabin A1 1621

Plenty of room for storage and didn't get cabin fever at all over 2 weeks. Was advertised as having face spray but couldn't find any. Bath products of a good standard but cotton pads non existent with only very small cotton wool provided and not always replenished on a daily basis which was a pain as had not taken any given they were to be provided. Room kept really clean with evening turn down and late afternoon canapés.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Again pretty and lots to see. Shuttle bus from port to city centre but beware there is an of part and a new part and you need to see the old part.

Winter Wonderland

Nit what expected. Taken to an industrial hangar which had been turned into a winter scene (not very well). Needed finishing off like snowy landscapes on walls and ceilings so you did feel like you were in an nous trial unit that was filled with fake snow. Vodka very good.

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Catherine Palace

Beautiful palace, excellent guide, very informative well worth going. This trip was a day trip including lunch and a tour of St Petersburg. Lunch far exceeded expectations and was really lovely. Highly recommend this trip.

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Hermitage Museum

Including gold room. Excellent guide, very informative and efficient organisation. Treasures in gold room are amazing and exhibits shown in hermitage very interesting.

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Russian Ballet Show

Well worth going. Old imperial theatre and excellent performance.

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Archipelago Tour

Tour of Stockholm then out into the country with lunch included. Brilliant guide, lovely lunch and beautiful scenery. Great insight into Swedish way of life.

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Not so informative as other tours taken, although efficiently run. City is mainly being dug up for new metro system so probably did not see at best. There were quite a few long pregnant pause on coach guides narrative.

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