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We had a really wonderful time on the Celbrity Eclipse Baltic Cruise. The ship was beautiful and the staff couldn't have been nicer. Our trip was 14 nights and we'd booked the 5 package speciaility dining. With hindsight I think the 3 package deal would have been sufficient as there was such variety in both the main dining and the Cafes that we were more than catered for. Having said that the Speciality restaurants were fabulous and well worth the extra cost. Whether or not you take the drinks packages really depends on how much you drink. We were glad we didnt take the package as we generally had a half bottle of wine at night and a couple f drinks eack during the day and we would have way verpaid if we'd taken a package. The entertainment was abslutely fantastic; hats off to Sue and all the entertainment staff. They had different acts coming off and on the ship at every port and the range was great. Beware if you book the excursions through the ship they are very expensive. We discovered you can book th same ones through websites such as cruisingexcursions.com at nearly half the price. Also the shuttles where needed at the ports are extortionate; better to try and share a taxi or get straight on the hop on hop off tour buses which line up at the ports. I learnt to check trip adviser before disemabarking and joined a number of great walking tours. In St Petersburg we did a private tour with Red October. If there are 6 of you it is no more expensive than the big tours and MUCH better as you skip the huge queues and can tailor it to what you want. Fabulous itinery and definitely one to plan!

Baltic Cruise July 2015

Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by Scottysteph

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2015
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda (obstructed view)
We had a really wonderful time on the Celbrity Eclipse Baltic Cruise. The ship was beautiful and the staff couldn't have been nicer. Our trip was 14 nights and we'd booked the 5 package speciaility dining. With hindsight I think the 3 package deal would have been sufficient as there was such variety in both the main dining and the Cafes that we were more than catered for. Having said that the Speciality restaurants were fabulous and well worth the extra cost.

Whether or not you take the drinks packages really depends on how much you drink. We were glad we didnt take the package as we generally had a half bottle of wine at night and a couple f drinks eack during the day and we would have way verpaid if we'd taken a package.

The entertainment was abslutely fantastic; hats off to Sue and all the entertainment staff. They had different acts coming off and on the ship at every port and the range was great.

Beware if you book the excursions through the ship they are very expensive. We discovered you can book th same ones through websites such as cruisingexcursions.com at nearly half the price. Also the shuttles where needed at the ports are extortionate; better to try and share a taxi or get straight on the hop on hop off tour buses which line up at the ports. I learnt to check trip adviser before disemabarking and joined a number of great walking tours. In St Petersburg we did a private tour with Red October. If there are 6 of you it is no more expensive than the big tours and MUCH better as you skip the huge queues and can tailor it to what you want. Fabulous itinery and definitely one to plan!
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Deluxe Veranda (obstructed view)
Cabin 2D 6259
Cabin was absolutely fine and kept immaculate. No shower gell standard but I asked our attendent and he got us some.
We had booked a "restricted" view which meant we were above the life boats. For this cruise it didnt matter at all as we had a good view of everything we wanted. We are hoping to go to Alaska next year and I wouldnt book it for a cruise like that where the view is really what you're going for but for a city cruise it asnt worth paying the extra.
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