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Celebrity Eclipse Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1835 reviews
102 Awards

Best Ship of 23 Cruises

Review for Celebrity Eclipse to Alaska
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019
Cabin: AquaClass 1
Flour-less Chocolate Cake
Topper singer/dancer theater Production
Hubbard Glacier
Whale sounding as we were coming out of Hubbard Glacier bay
Seals on ice flow in Hubbard Glacier bay

Of 23 cruises on several cruise lines, the Celebrity Eclipse was the BEST ship ever. Great attention to detail. So many little things that were a cut above other ships; food, friendliness, bands, Persian Spa, dimmer switches in the stateroom, and even the TV programming.

Food: Although we didn’t eat in the beautiful main dining room, we can vouch for the great food and selections in the Blu Restaurant and the Ocean View buffet. The maitre’d in the Blu ensured we ate well even though gluten and dairy-free, especially the fantastic flour-less chocolate cake. They even had quail legs for an hors d’oeuvre. The Ocean View buffet had so much variety (e.g., three different fish dishes almost every day), that it took extreme self-control to not overeat (too much). :)) They had one ‘island’ that was “Chef’s Specials” that changed every day; one day Cajun, another ‘Californian’, etc. The buffet is well spread out so you hardly ever experienced that ‘frantic-ness’ of overcrowding seen on other ships. Plus they kept the buffet open until midnight or 1 AM, making it easy to have a mid-night snack after dancing for two+ hours every night.

Coffee: Deserves a special mention. FINALLY, a ship that has strong, flavorful coffee…everywhere! (buffet , dining rooms, etc). We have been accustomed to bringing our own, very good coffee crystals to mix with ship’s coffee because it is usually so bad/weak. [Maybe just this ship? The CruiseCritic blogs were very mixed on this topic re Celebrity ships.]

Cabin Review

AquaClass 1

Cabin A1

Avoid this stateroom. It is definitely "50% obstructed view." (the window washing platform was permanently parked in the middle of the view. This room should not be Aqua Class.

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