Beautiful Ship, Had a Wonderful Time: Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by idimport

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Beautiful Ship, Had a Wonderful Time

Sail Date: December 2010
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami
This was our first cruise with Celebrity and our first cruise in the Caribbean. We loved the ship. It definitely deserves a top level review. We had a balcony room that was well appointed. It was very comfortable with nice amenities, good storage and wonderful service. The food in the dining room was very good as was the food in the Cafe. The specialty restaurants are exceptional. The Tuscan Grille was outstanding, and a must experience, in our opinion. Keep in mind the specialty restaurants book quickly so I would suggest booking early in the cruise or before you sail. We purchased the soda package once we boarded and were very pleased with it. It was definitely worth the purchase. The entertainment in the evenings was excellent. It has been the best entertainment of all the cruises we have done. The wait staff throughout the ship was very accommodating and there were quite a variety of nationalities, including American which we have not experienced in the past.

I was More disappointed that there was not a promenade deck for walking the ship, but figured out a way to walk the ship using the jogging track and going up to level 15 and back down at each end of the ship. It was a great workout. The fitness center was very nice with great equipment and an assortment of classes. The variety of activities was good as well. It was nice that there was No Smoking anywhere inside the ship.

The Corning Glass shows were very educational and I enjoyed watching them. It gave me a new appreciation for the work that goes into glass sculpting. The Library was very comfortable and the ambiance throughout the entire ship excellent. We would definitely book with Celebrity Cruise Lines again, probably not to go to the Caribbean, but another destination.

Something we really appreciated was that it was easy to figure out how to get around the ship. At each elevator bank there was a miniature of the ship and a diagram of the ship showing you where you were so you could figure out where you wanted to go.

I would suggest that an officer with good command of the English language make the announcements if the captain has a heavy accent. It was difficult to understand our announcements on the cruise.

We took a private tour of the island with the one of the local Taxi and Tour service guides. The name is Harris and Gloria Tours & Taxi Service. Gloria was our guide and she was excellent. You can contact her on the island at 663-7013. We had a great 3 hour tour of the island. She was very informative and we would recommend her to anyone wanting an excellent tour of St. Kitts.

I then did a Dive Excursion in the afternoon and had a great time. I went with Pro-Divers Inc. and could not have been happier with the dives and the service.

Instead of booking through the ship, I did research with Trip Advisor and booked directly. It went very smooth.

All in all, we had a wonderful time and would sail with Celebrity anytime. Less

Published 12/26/10
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Cabin review: 1B8212 Deluxe Veranda

Our cabin was great. The bathroom especially was well appointed with a great shower. The room has good storage. The closet was hard to access as the couch blocked it. The furniture was very comfortable both inside and on the veranda. We were very pleased with our cabin, location, size, etc.

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Port and Shore Excursions

We did a snorkel trip here. The Snorkel company we went with was awesome and I would highly recommend them, but the weather was poor so that is the reason for the rating. Also, the snorkeling was OK with nice coral, but very limited fish.

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