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Celebrity Eclipse Review

Our Celebrity first cruise

Review for Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Celebrity Eclipse
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2022
Cabin: Deluxe Veranda 1A

We bought the Celebrity Always Included package, which includes the classic beverage package, basic wi-fi, and gratuities. Works out well for us, although we did find a wine we liked better which was not completely covered by the package so we paid $4 extra a few times. Reminder that all prices are in US dollars.

Dining in the main dining room Moonlight Sonata- stuffed in like sardines. Tables for two are actually tables for 8 with 4 inches space between each table. Your neighbour is closer to you than your dining partner. Covid waiting to happen. Good desserts - NY cheesecake, chocolate mousse/. Lobster for New Year.

Lunch was at the Waterfront buffet with a good selection, Particularly liked the Mexican dishes. The ham on Christmas Day and after was a bit strange, not like Australian ham at all. No trouble with getting a seat but we usually arrived before 12 to have a drink from the bar before lunch. It was extremely busy from 12:30 to 1pm.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Veranda 1A

Our cabin was well placed (level 8, no 8257, Category 1A: deluxe ocean view stateroom with verandah) – close to the aft lifts which in turn are close to the dining rooms (up and down). Bit of a walk to the theatre of course. The cabin space was perhaps less than some others but a king size bed and a large balcony. The cabin had its own refrigerator fully stocked (do not use, expensive!). We had to get bottles of water from the bar each day but not a problem as drinks were included in our beverage package. Wardrobe was small compared to Princess and faced onto the room so there was no little privacy hall between the bathroom and bedroom. The bathroom had night lights on all the time, which was sufficient to grope your way to the bathroom at night. I left the curtains open all the way at night as well, because the cabin next door seemed to have their verandah light on all night. The shower cubicle was tiny, had shampoo, conditioner and shower gel dispensers. Quite difficult for short fat people, I wish they had hand-held shower heads, that would be an improvement. The desk provided a conversion plug to enable device charging (via the European 230v socket).

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