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Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Christmas/New Years cruise Dec 21 2016

Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by ejcooper0

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2016
  • Destination: the Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: AquaClass 1

We travelled with three couples who are all good friends. We were booked in Aqua class and there were various comments among us regarding the value.

We absolutely loved Blu, the diningroom designated to be used by Aqua cabin passengers. The room is smaller than the main dining room, service top notch and I think the food is prepared in a different kitchen. We generally had breakfast there as well, fresh orange juice, yum..and Nice and quiet. I used the Persian Gardens almost daily, nice heated beds, steam and sauna looking out over the ocean, and the other perk is the shower in our cabin that had jets of water for the body and overhead. We did have lunch in the buffet.

Because Blu was so good, we did not feel like we needed go to any of the private, extra charge dining rooms.

Our friends, on the other hand, did not see the value. They said they are not foodies, don't care where they eat as "food is food" and there is plenty everywhere. They used the Persian Garden only once.

And the third couple loved Blu and never used the Persian Garden. So, everyone is different.

The ship itself was kept very clean. We were in the casino a few evenings and it was quite busy. The shows were hit and miss.

The entertainment we enjoyed were In the Skydeck at 10 p.m. Almost nightly.

Live Music, a bit of a show by the dancers, and the guests joining in, or just watching.

The gym is large and very busy in the morning. More equipment available later.

New Years Eve was magical, dancing and singing out on the deck with at least 1200 people on a warm Caribbean night under the stars. The band played for all age groups.

Only minor issues were:

Disembarkation was very, very slow getting through customs. I think it was because it was New Year's Day and they were short staffed.

Chairs on the deck at the pool was a challenge ...people 'saved' seats by putting down towels and books, then left,..and lots of times those spots were vacant for hours. Not a great system.

All in all, we complained that we had nothing to complain about.

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Cabin Review

AquaClass 1
Cabin A1 1597

Our cabin was on the 11th deck, under the pool deck. As others have written there is a large overhang so trying to sit on the balcony to take the sun is really difficult. I was fine not having the sun there and just went up to to pool.

The size of the cabin is exactly the same as any regular balcony room.

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Been to Florida before, no need for excursions.

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