Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by cinderellen
- Sail Date: December 2011
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: AquaClass
Although this was not our first Celebrity Cruise, it was our first time in Aqua Class. The rooms are the same as CC rooms but the amenities were a step up. The private relaxation lounge was very nice and access to the Persian Garden was a treat. The real bonus was eating in Blu. The food and the service was outstanding. We can't imagine going back to the main dining room again. We did have lunch in the MDR a couple times. It was ok. I'm just as happy with a sandwich at the buffet and my husband loves a hotdog from the grill.
The Eclipse is a beautiful ship. As this is the third S Class ship we've been on, we felt comfortable the minute we got on. We especially like Maria Kelly, the Activities Director. I didn't much care for the Cruise Director, Mike. He was funny and could tell a good joke but his vocal performances were a little long. We didn't find the officers to be that engaging but it certainly didn't impact our cruise. The rest of the staff certainly made up for it.
As for the ports, we've been to SanJuan a few times so we didn't get off the ship. In the past, we've gone to the Bacardi distillery and the fort. Both are worthwhile. We walked around in St. Thomas. We've done parasailing and snorkeling here before and they were great. St. Maarten was our favorite port of this cruise. Although we've done the bus tour that takes you to both sides, this time we just wandered around on our own. There are great shops, fun casinos and pleasant people.
If you're looking to change up your cruise experience a little, give Aqua Class a try. You won't be disappointed.