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This was our 6th Celebrity cruise and our 4th Celebrity ship, and it was the BEST! Although Bermuda had to be cancelled for our safety because of a storm, FRANCE was added! The Captain and the staff did a fantastic job (how about an egg drop contest from the 7th floor to entertain on sea days?!)--but what made this cruise "over the top" was Darran Ridley, the Executive Chef. How can these be prepared for over 2,000 passengers and be as delicious as anything we'd had in restaurants anywhere: Fish and chips as fresh and delicious as in English pubs (and it was at the buffet!) Toad in the Hole Yorkshire puddings (popovers)! 6 varieties of Eggs Benedict (at the buffet) Several roasts carved at every buffet meal The food was so delicious, we never went to our favorite Celebrity restaurant, Murano. Thank you, Eclipse, for our favorite cruise ever.

This cruise was truly spectacular!

Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by ChocoAmy

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2016
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda
This was our 6th Celebrity cruise and our 4th Celebrity ship, and it was the BEST!

Although Bermuda had to be cancelled for our safety because of a storm, FRANCE was added!

The Captain and the staff did a fantastic job (how about an egg drop contest from the 7th floor to entertain on sea days?!)--but what made this cruise "over the top" was Darran Ridley, the Executive Chef. How can these be prepared for over 2,000 passengers and be as delicious as anything we'd had in restaurants anywhere:

Fish and chips as fresh and delicious as in English pubs (and it was at the buffet!)

Toad in the Hole Yorkshire puddings (popovers)!

6 varieties of Eggs Benedict (at the buffet)

Several roasts carved at every buffet meal

The food was so delicious, we never went to our favorite Celebrity restaurant, Murano.

Thank you, Eclipse, for our favorite cruise ever.
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Veranda
Cabin 2B 7294
The cabin was the usual for a nice Celebrity cabin. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom a good size, the balcony was comfortable. We enjoyed watching many excellent movies on the television during "rest" times--quite a few recent Academy Award films.
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