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Celebrity Eclipse Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Maiden Voyage Celebrity Eclipse

Review for Celebrity Eclipse to Nowhere
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Grey Nomad
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2010
Cabin: Deluxe Veranda 2B

Given that this was the maiden voyage for fare paying passengers, it started badly when the check in at Southampton ground to a halt, due to "system failure" for quite some time resulting in a significant queue of un-checked passengers - made worse by the complete lack of information being broadcast to those waiting.

Finally through check-in and onboard, complete with a glass of complimentary "fizz", first impressions were positive. This is a substantial ship, airy with lots of open space and multiple choices for both casual or more refined dining, as well as a seemingly inexhaustible list of places to enjoy a drink or two - I lost count after 10.

The cabin was comfortable and well appointed; plenty of storage/hanging space and an extremely comfortable bed, with the ablutions department well up to scratch. Tea, but surprisingly for an American Line, no coffee making facilities - not everybody wants to wake up to a single choice of beverage. The cabin steward couldn't provide coffee sachets - "we don't have any, Sir", but a trip to the Ocean View Cafe provided a source of Instant Coffee sachets - not what I would have expected to either find out for myself, or self provide!

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Deluxe Veranda 2B

Cabin 2b

Port Reviews

Le Havre

Moored equidistant between an oil terminal and a container terminal, doesn't give a great impression of this destination. The town centre is a gentle walk, albeit through some unsightly areas, but worth the effort as Le Havre is surprisingly well presented - all Paris shops, plenty of pavement cafes etc

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