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What I call the "deep Caribbean" is our favorite because you miss so many of the overcrowded islands. We tend to stay with the Eclipse because of the staff and cruise directors. In fact, we did the crossing in October, with our favorite cruise director, Sue Denning. We were delighted to find that one of our favorite "Beyond the Podium" speaker was also on not only the crossing but the January cruise. We do enjoy the entire series, with so many experts in their field. Gid Pool was on the crossing and again in January talking about comedy. He also did his comedy show both cruises which was hysterical! We had hoped he would have been at night in the main showroom but they put him in the middle of the afternoon, in Celebrity Central. If you are ever on one of his cruises, don't miss him. We enjoy the itinerary but next year we will pick one that overnights in Aruba and not Curacao. There wasn't much to do at night in the port. We hope that in Aruba we can hit the nightlife at the hotels. Barbados is a gem! We went to the fish fry place, via taxi. Total local and totally good. St. Lucia is getting better. There is a new bar by the pier and another that now has entertainment. We went downtown to a restaurant that was upstairs overlooking the water but left when we couldn't get waited on. Suggestion for that stop, stay close to the ship. St. Kitts is growing like crazy. A new food court is being build that we were told would feature local food. I hope it is ready for next year. We took the train excursion offered by the ship. It's a not to be missed trip. The scenery is overwhelming. St. Maarten is....well... St. Maarten. Too many ships, too any people. Can't wait until next year!

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Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by flipflop

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What I call the "deep Caribbean" is our favorite because you miss so many of the overcrowded islands. We tend to stay with the Eclipse because of the staff and cruise directors. In fact, we did the crossing in October, with our favorite cruise director, Sue Denning. We were delighted to find that one of our favorite "Beyond the Podium" speaker was also on not only the crossing but the January cruise. We do enjoy the entire series, with so many experts in their field. Gid Pool was on the crossing and again in January talking about comedy. He also did his comedy show both cruises which was hysterical! We had hoped he would have been at night in the main showroom but they put him in the middle of the afternoon, in Celebrity Central. If you are ever on one of his cruises, don't miss him.

We enjoy the itinerary but next year we will pick one that overnights in Aruba and not Curacao. There wasn't much to do at night in the port. We hope that in Aruba we can hit the nightlife at the hotels. Barbados is a gem! We went to the fish fry place, via taxi. Total local and totally good. St. Lucia is getting better. There is a new bar by the pier and another that now has entertainment. We went downtown to a restaurant that was upstairs overlooking the water but left when we couldn't get waited on. Suggestion for that stop, stay close to the ship. St. Kitts is growing like crazy. A new food court is being build that we were told would feature local food. I hope it is ready for next year. We took the train excursion offered by the ship. It's a not to be missed trip. The scenery is overwhelming. St. Maarten is....well... St. Maarten. Too many ships, too any people. Can't wait until next year!
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