Fantastic, outstanding Celebrity Eclipse: Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by imheidi

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Fantastic, outstanding Celebrity Eclipse

Sail Date: July 2010
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Southampton
The Celebrity eclipse is an outstanding cruise ship and deserves to be be ranked number 1. We arrived in London the day before our cruise and stayed at the City Inn Westminster. This is a lovely, modern hotel which is ideally situated across the Thames from the London Eye. The hotel is modern, clean and the concierge is terrific in assisting with directions, theatre tickets, restaurants, etc. The breakfast was fairly good and we departed for Southampton on a comfortable bus. Due to an air show we were tied up in traffic for more than an hour.

We had a very fast embarkation to the ship and were glad to be greeted with champagne and a warm welcome from everyone. This ship is just gorgeous. Our favorite spot was the solarium with a lap pool, waterfall and hot tubs. Even the lounges were so comfortable and the pool towels were warm and plush. The library has a wonderful selection of books which you can take and return at your own leisure. It's nice to see a cruise line which More trusts its passengers in the library. The dining room is beautiful and the food is outstanding.The food in the upstairs cafe was equally as good. We really enjoyed lunch there every afternoon. They even produce their oun ice cream. The desserts are excellent and presented in such an elegant manner.

My only issue was that there wasn't enough room for our clothes in our balcony cabin. I needed a few more draws but asked for more hangers and just hund many bthings in the closet. Less

Published 08/24/10

Cabin review: 1B7131 Deluxe Veranda

great location, ice and quiet. Not enough storage space. Excellent bathroom, large shower and plenty of storage in the bathroom. Great flat screen tv and great services from the room on the tv.

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Port and Shore Excursions

This was our 2nd time in Barcelona. We went to the Sagrada family cathedral which is a must-see for everyone and then to the Picasso museum. I was a bit disappointed in the Picasso museum as it has many of his early works and not too many of his most famous pieces. Our tour guide kept on warning us about the professional pick-pockets. Gaudi's influence is everywhere and it's amazing to see. Barcelona is a great city just be aware and watch your purse.

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We took a shore excursion to the top of the Rock and see the Barbary apes. They were fairly friendly. We also walked through the Great Siege tunnels and that was very interesting. At the end of the tour we went to the southern tip of Gibraltar to see the northern tip of Africa.

We booked online a private tour with Paolo from Lisbon Explorer and it was fantastic. He is the most knowledgeable guide we've ever met. He knows everything about Lisbon's history and culture and he is so friendly and nice. He even got us a cab to take us to the top of the city when we were feeling tired. Touring with Paolo is like meeting an old friend in a foreign city and trusting him to take you around. I would highly recommend his services to everyone. You won't be disappointed and his rates are very reasonable.

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We loved Palma. The first day we took a shore excursion to the Drach caves. This is a must-see experience. It was fantastic. The caves are like no other and the classical music concert in Lake Martell is a memory we will never forget. The 2nd day we roamed around Palma. It is very safe and tourist friendly. We went to Bellvar castle and walked along the harbor. It is just a delightful city and we highly recommend it.

We took a sore excursion from Cadiz to Seville and it was well woth the trip. Seville is a beautiful city steeped in history and culture. We went to see Columbus' tomb, the Alcazar which is fantastic and then to the Grand Plaza. It's a charming city and everyone is very friendly. The Alcazar is one of those places that you MUST see. It's outstanding if you like art and architecture.

Before going to Heathrow airport we took a shore excursion to Stonehenge. The ride to Stonehenge was just fascinating. We rode through the English forest and the town of Salisbury. It was just charming. Stonehenge was very interesting and fascinating, a sight well worth the trip.

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