Celebrity X Eclipse: Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by kathy anderson

Celebrity Eclipse 1
Member Since 2003

Overall Member Rating

Celebrity X Eclipse

Sail Date: July 2011
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Southampton
From the outside a beautiful skyscraper style ship. Inside it looks bland. Entertainment is poor. If you like 1960 Butlin's style entertainment this cruise may be for you. No 'donkey derbys' but lots of passengers versus crew games - in the pool, on deck and in the casino. Shows were of a poor quality. Everything seemed to end at 10pm and then the ship was like the 'Marie Celeste'. Twice there were dance parties on deck (lasting 45 mins) and they were fab but ended promptly and then there was nothing to do. Two night out of 14 is poor.

The ship is geared up for specialist restaurants (at an extra cost per person), cocktail bars etc.

This is the first ship to have real grass on board. But why? There is one croquet set and a 'thing' to throw bean bags in. It's not a place to sit and relax.

We were in Aqua class which gives extras but certainly not worth it. Our restaurant was 'Blu'. Food was average. Staff were over attentive.

The cabin was a good More size and clean. The balcony floor wasn't clean and a small drainage channel at the bottom of the balcony glass front was filthy. Never cleaned. There was an upper deck overhang and so the balcony was always in the shade. This suited me but many people like to sit in the sun.

The bed smelled 'musty'. The duvet, bottom sheet and pillow cases were white, clean and soft cotton. The top sheet was a crumpled brown cotton sheet. Most strange. I would have loved thick cotton sheets - something like you would get in a hotel. The ship is only 2 year old, so I'm assuming the bed linen can only be this age too. But it was very 'charity shop like'.

Excursions weren't good and badly organised.

We had trouble finding our luggage when disembarking. Badly organised.

Please don't let me put you off but do think carefully before you book.

This is a new ship and should be a step forward and not a step back. Less

Published 08/23/11
1 Helpful Vote

Cabin review: A11563 AquaClass

Balcony had overhang blocking sun. Lovely bathroom. Roomy shower. Large shower head. Lovely bath products. Tea and coffee in room. Adequate storage space. Fridge in room is a minibar - can't fit in anything of your own. Bed is large and very comfortable. Bed linen of guest house quality.

Read All AquaClass (A1) Reviews >>

Port and Shore Excursions

Best to catch the shuttle yourself and do it yourself. Shuttle bus is just outside ship and take you to the shops. Short / medium walk thorough a shops to the Rock. Quite cheap to use the cable car.

Use the ship's shuttle bus. Go on a tram ride up the narrow streets. Lots to see and do. Need a long weekend to see everything.

Read 640 Lisbon Reviews

If you haven't been to Rome before - book a trip. It's magical

Ship docks right in Vigo. Can walk to shops. Need to book a trip if you want to see beautiful. Good place to buy cheap wine from the supermarket shops.

Read 385 Vigo Reviews

Compare Prices on Celebrity Eclipse Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruises

Read more Celebrity Eclipse cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic’s Celebrity Eclipse Review >>

Compare Prices on Celebrity Eclipse Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruises

Member Since 2003
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Onboard Experience
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Skip X

See Celebrity Eclipse deals up to 82% off:

October Deals
Celebrity Eclipse 84% Loved It

10 Night Spain & Canaries Cruise
See all Celebrity Eclipse Deals >>