Azores and Canaries cruise on Celebrity Eclipse - 13-27 September 2015
Southampton Boat Show certainly had an impact on the Port as we queued to get to the Ibis Budget Hotel in West Quay. After nabbing the last available space on the car park, we collected our keys very quickly, thanks to our online checkin on the day before.
We had an 11.30 - 1530 checkin for boarding so we left our hotel at 10.50 am, anticipating some traffic hold ups. We drove onto the Shuttle parking at ABParking and a very helpful and friendly guy helped to take our cases out of the car and load them into their luggage vans. He then was really helpful as we loaded onto the bus, passing up each of my three hand luggage bags to me after I was on board, making life so much easier. We set off immediately to the Departure Check-in and with our Xpress passes duly completed we were taken immediately to a check-in desk and we were whisked through customs and were on board by 11.30. It has to be one of the most efficient and speedy check-in we have had.
This cabin was the same size as the Concierge cabin we had earlier this year, but our balcony was obstructed by half of one of the larger lifeboats and its stanchion, which is as high as the balcony rail and a little of one of the smaller lifeboats, with a space between them where I could look down to th sea. Apparently this cabin has a little better visibility than the one next door because of the gap between lifeboats. Wardrobe space is adequate for 2 weeks, including formal wear. 5 small drawers really encourage you to use the over-bed cupboards for underwear and accessories. Bathroom spacious, excellent storage, shower with doors great.
Lovely place, reminded me of Lisbon but smaller
First time here, enjoyed HOHO bus and walking around taking in the sights
Very busy due to the cruise ships being in port. Love Lisbon and fantastic to see it in brilliant sunshine
Great to walk around and take in the sights
Relaxing to walk around taking in the sights.
Gentle stroll around taking in the sights and drinking coffee.