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Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Our eighth Eclipse14 night cruise

Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by frontdesklady

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2018
  • Destination: the Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda 1A

This cruise has become an annual "get away from the snow" event. I guess it'll be our last one for 14 nights so we are joining a lot of other disappointed cruisers who have become spoiled. It'll be hard to replace, impossible on Celebrity but we are booked for a 12 night Med. cruise this September on Eclipse and with Captain Leo.

I recently became on the the 15 or 20 percent of the population who suffers from GERD and I was worried that the whole dining experience would be very dull. I was completely wrong. There were plenty of wonderful things on the menu and even at the Elite cocktail party every night. No problems whatsoever.

We are longtime fans of Celebrity and I cannot, if my life depended upon it, find anything serious to complain about on any of the Celebrity ships. The crew has always been friendly, kind and helpful. They keep us well fed, entertained and cared for.

I would suggest another ship or cruise line for someone who is looking for 24 hour parties and lots of action. This cruise in particular attracted an older group, probably because they have the time and can afford the fare. In no way is it a floating nursing home. I would rather describe it as a ship with polite passengers between the ages of 50 to whatever.

The shows have improved a great deal and there is entertainment, other than the showroom, all over the ship.

I did get a pretty bad cold on the next to last day and it turned out to be an upper respiratory infection. In 36 or more cruises it is about the 3rd time for this. Next time I will take Airborne, a saline spray, Emergen C, Halo, or whatever precaution is available pre-cruise. We will also avoid the buffets if possible. To many people milling around, to many opportunities for contact with sniffers, etc. It's too bad. I don't blame the cruiseline. They are constantly cleaning, squirting disinfectant and trying their best to keep everyone healthy.


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