Happy New Year Cruise with the Eclipse: Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by Pennstatedj

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Happy New Year Cruise with the Eclipse

Sail Date: December 2011
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami
This was our 40th cruise. We were looking for a New Year experience and we got more than we paid for. This ship and crew were outstanding. It was a typical soltice, celebrity expereience. The new ships are beautiful, easy to get around and do not seem as big as they are.
This particular cruise the dining in the main dining room was the best we have ever been on. Celebrity has made some minor changes in their menus and it was all for the better. We have always thought it has been good. We did the Tuscan speciality restaurant the first night and that was great. Then we went to regular dining but chose select for the first time. We were so happy with that we did not go back to another speciality restaurant. We will try the new restaurant on our next cruise.
Since we have elite status on Celebrity we do get to meet many crew staff and all are very helpful and friendly. We also go to Micheals everyday for the free cocktail party where we meet many experienced cruisers. We also More have thins status with Princess but the do not have this perk. The perks with Celebrity and RCCL are the best in the industry.
We also frequented the Martini bar and other bars that have entertainment in the evening between shows. This is what separates Celebrity from HA and Princess. The entertainment on this cruise was spectacular. There were two groups that played party music, guitar player, barber shop quartet, and strings group. All were great.
The shows were very good and comparable to other celebrity cruises. The did have one new show with some new music which was great. They also had a special Christmas show done at two in the afternoon which was exceptional. The cruise director and all star singers and groups played. We really enjoyed this show.
We cannot say enough about how good everything was on this cruise. There is usually something to complain about but not on this ship.
One last thing, the disembarkation experience was so good. We signed up to walk off at 745 am and did just that. We were in our car leaving for home at 803am. What a great experience. Less

Published 01/15/12

Cabin review: SV6308 Sunset Veranda

Across from Crew storage space, but no noise. Great view. Nice balcony. If you are booking I would do floor 7 0r 8 versus 6 because crew walks on the extension over the Tuscan restaurant. All Soltice ships have same room, space and layout. All are very good. Showers are excellent. Larger than most ships. Storage is large.Not as good as HA though. They have changed where safe in on the Eclipse compared to other older soltice ships. They have added more rack storage in the closed due to moving the safe.

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