Celebrity Eclipse Review

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Review for South America Cruise on Celebrity Eclipse
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10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Feb 2019
Cabin: Deluxe Veranda 1B

This was our 21st cruise and 5th on Celebrity but first time back on the line in 2 years and first time on a solstice ship in 5 years. Shortly before this cruise we had done several others including our first sailings on Crystal and Seabourn. We have travelled South America and Brazil extensively on land and this was a last minute booking just to enjoy another cruise and reacquaint ourselves with X (which we felt had become a bit expensive for what they provided).

We had a week in Buenos Aires before the cruise but mostly hung out in Palermo which continues to be one of the nicer areas of the city.

Embarkation was very busy. The cruise line tried to provide set times for passengers but most just arrived at the same time and we were given numbers. No priority. Once our number was called, security and check-in was relatively easy but then immigration was ridiculous with the queuing system one of the worst I have encountered and then a bus ride necessary to get to the ship, we honestly thought they would not finish embarkation in time.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Veranda 1B

Cabin 1B

Modern design, very spacious, comfortable but slightly small bed, nice verandah, great bathroom design but poor water pressure and threadbare towels.

Port Reviews

Santos (Sao Paulo)

Did the tourist tram and pele museum which were cheap but the old town doesn't have much to see.

Buenos Aires

The Paris of South America. Plenty to do here and currently well priced. Palermo a nice area to hang out in. San Telmo nice for a more atmospheric feel.


Very pretty island, we walked around the town and then walked the coast to a quiet beach. With more time would like to explore the rainforest.


Very cool small town with lovely beaches within walkable distance

Rio de Janeiro

Visited many times. Chirst Redeemer, Sugarloaf and Ipanema the must do for first time visitors. Great sail in.

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