Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by jejh
- Sail Date: August 2015
- Destination: Baltic Sea
- Cabin Type: Concierge Class
Having said that, the ship is stunning - beautifully maintained and serviced and a pleasure to sail on.
Embarkation was easy at Southampton and our baggage was in our cabin within minutes of us arriving. Disembarkation was just as easy at our allotted time.
Our cabin attendant was excellent (they always are) and the wait staff in the restaurants were very good. The only exception was around the pool where there were very few waiters, so we had to walk 20 yards to the bar to get our drinks - wasn't a big deal to us and some days it was the only excercise we got.
The ports were brilliant- for all the horror stories we heard about getting through immigration at StPetersburg, we were in line for only a few minutes before an immigration officer dealt with us in less than a minute - and smiled whilst he was doing it and wished us a nice day!! Reboarding the ship, my wife was asked to remove her sunglasses - couldn't have been easier.
The cabin Concierge C2 was 2107 on Deck 12 and was good. The bathrooms are the biggest I've seen on a ship although Celebrity should possibly rethink the towels - they are tiny, but a lot of passengers got towels from the pool area to use instead and no-one seemed to mind.
Food at both the restaurant and buffet was very good and from time to time there was some special dish at the buffet to celebrate the day's port - reindeer and elk, for example, in Stockholm (although I couldn't bring myself to eat something that helps Santa).
We went to a couple of shows although the most fun we had was sitting on a deck, watching the view and chatting to people from all over the world about the day's experiences - we didn't really need a magician or impersonator to help fill in the time. In any event, the two shows we went to were amongst the best we have seen on a cruise.
All in all, the ship and itinerary were as much as we could have hoped for - if you are thinking about it, just go - you'll love it (but try to get a package that includes drinks).
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The bathroom was excellent and larger than on most ships.
We were bellow the entry to the buffet and there was no noise at all.
We had a larger balcony than most, being on 'the hump' and the balcony furniture was very good and comfortable - not like the plastic seats and table on some previous cruises.
One of the best ships (and cabins, and cruises) we have been on.
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