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Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Underwhelming Experience

Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by dleblanc12

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2018
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: AquaClass 2

We choose this cruise because of the itinerary, price and our past experience on the Eclipse. We booked Aqua Class because of our past experience on the Equinox. The Aqua Class Balcony rooms are small but access to the Blu Restaurant makes up for that. ...... or so we thought.. The Blu experience was just ok from a food and service perspective.

Our favourite lounge was the Ensemble. Andre was a great waiter, lots of character.

We only liked one of the entertainment acts. Dany Smart had a solid repertoire of songs.

Our first experience with Celebrity and the Eclipse was five years ago. The experience was so awesome we stated we would only cruise with Celebrity. That was four Celebrity cruises ago.

I am not sure if Celebrity changed it's philosophy since our orginal experience, but we have gone from being awed to disappointed. This will be our last Celebrity cruise.


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Cabin Review

AquaClass 2
Cabin A2 1634

Compact balcony room. Maybe slightly smaller than a 6th or 7th floor regular balcony. But enough room for two. Main advantage of Aqua Class is access to the Blu restaurant.. However I found the Blu experience to be underwhelming this time. The menu options were OK but the food taste only wowed us a couple of times. Your server experience depended upon where you sat.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Guinness Storehouse

self guided tour that culminated to a pint of Guinness

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An awesome tour of the Wicklow Mountain area with excellent photo and break stop. The tour guide, John, was awesome.

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Liverpool

Took the Mersey Line into Chester. Loved Chester. Really quaint place. Ate at the Tap Ale House on Lower Bridge Street.. It was awesome. They have their own lines of beer. Food comes from their farm.

Cobh (Cork)

We did not go into Cork. Stayed in Cobh ( pronounced "Cove"). Cobh was nice. got some great pictures.

St. Peter Port (Guernsey)

Just toured the town. Got great pictures. Shops were closed....Sunday. It is a tender port. Took 3 hours to get off the ship. Seas were somewhat rough. had a get out of the rain lunch at the Terrace Restaurant. The Liberation beer was awesome. Could see the Tender line from the terrace. ....... stayed until the tender line thinned out.

Anne Frank House

Booked tickets on line. Certainly one of the best mediums for understanding and feeling the horrors of the Holocaust..

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Canal Tour

We booked the one hour tour. It was a waste of money. Lovers Canel Cruises are overpriced (compared to there competitor) and under delivered. We were crammed into a six seat arrangement. .. 3 aside. So those sitting in the none direction of travel had a hard time seeing was was being take about.. The audio guide, relative to a site, seemed to start too soon. Boat was stuffy. Could not hear the operator when he spoke. It was not a Lovers arrangement.. If you want a canal cruise do some research.

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Le Havre

It was Sunday.......except for an awesome market, all the shops were closed.

Le Havre

Took the train into Paris. Don't bother booking 1st class seats. Getting on the train in Le Havre was easy. Coming back was bit of a zoo. Paris was awesome. We bought a metro day pass and traveled the Metro to most of our sights. Only negative is the 5 hour overall travel time. Taxis from the train station were slow in coming.


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