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Our 14 night cruise on Eclipse was THE BEST of our 28 cruises taken, (two with Celebrity). The ship is looking terrific, both inside and outside. Constant maintenance has kept her looking like new. The friendly and enthusiastic efforts of all crew contributed materially to a very happy cruise for my wife and I. In particular the stateroom attendants, dining room servers and martini bar people were outstanding in service provided. Well done Eclipse! We stayed in balcony cabin 1068, a mid ship Concierge Club cabin (category C2). The cabin was fine, very quiet, no view obstructions, and very clean. We ate only in MDR and Oceanview cafe, skipping the specialty restaurants for the first time ever, This was because we found the food to be very good in the 2 venues we used. Quality in the MDR was good, no bad experiences. The menu is short but has adequate variety nightly, and all dishes were high quality. In our opinion food quality in Oceanview has improved over our last Celebrity cruise, and is superior to Princess, HAL and RCI, much better than NCL. Entertainment was improved over 2 years ago, some good comedy and general entertainment acts. The shows were OK , not really our style, but well done. Both embarkation and disembarkation were a breeze, no waiting and no problems. We were relieved after reading so may horror stories on CC. Some observations in response to issues we have seen raised on CC lately: .Buffet food was very good. The sushi was quite acceptable, if not great. Items cooked to order such as shrimp and steak were well cooked and tasty. .In the MDR we found the sommelier service to be funny/friendly and fast, no sign in our area of overly busy sommelier or slow service. .The treats in Cafe al Bocio are still free and do not require purchase of a drink. .The martini bar staff were terrific, and we absolutely enjoyed the bar at 4:00PM daily. We saw no sign of poor seating in the area, and the music was not too loud at all. . We did not experience any difficulty getting prompt service at any time in any bar. .Chair hogs continue to be an issue near the pool. We avoided that area seeking quieter spots which are plentiful. .We are not fans of the Curacao overnight stay, but it did not affect our enjoyment of the cruise at all. Hopefully those who do more touring than we do saw the benefit. In summary, a great relaxing and enjoyable cruise, with no issues at any time. We are a couple aged 70 and 71, who are looking forward to our next cruise, which will be on Celebrity for certain.

Celebrity Eclipse; Still Beautiful/Great Service

Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by OkanaganRon

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2016
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Class
Our 14 night cruise on Eclipse was THE BEST of our 28 cruises taken, (two with Celebrity).

The ship is looking terrific, both inside and outside. Constant maintenance has kept her looking like new. The friendly and enthusiastic efforts of all crew contributed materially to a very happy cruise for my wife and I. In particular the stateroom attendants, dining room servers and martini bar people were outstanding in service provided. Well done Eclipse!

We stayed in balcony cabin 1068, a mid ship Concierge Club cabin (category C2).

The cabin was fine, very quiet, no view obstructions, and very clean.

We ate only in MDR and Oceanview cafe, skipping the specialty restaurants for the first time ever, This was because we found the food to be very good in the 2 venues we used. Quality in the MDR was good, no bad experiences. The menu is short but has adequate variety nightly, and all dishes were high quality. In our opinion food quality in Oceanview has improved over our last Celebrity cruise, and is superior to Princess, HAL and RCI, much better than NCL.

Entertainment was improved over 2 years ago, some good comedy and general entertainment acts. The shows were OK , not really our style, but well done.

Both embarkation and disembarkation were a breeze, no waiting and no problems. We were relieved after reading so may horror stories on CC.

Some observations in response to issues we have seen raised on CC lately:

.Buffet food was very good. The sushi was quite acceptable, if not great. Items cooked to order such as shrimp and steak were well cooked and tasty.

.In the MDR we found the sommelier service to be funny/friendly and fast, no sign in our area of overly busy sommelier or slow service.

.The treats in Cafe al Bocio are still free and do not require purchase of a drink.

.The martini bar staff were terrific, and we absolutely enjoyed the bar at 4:00PM daily. We saw no sign of poor seating in the area, and the music was not too loud at all.

. We did not experience any difficulty getting prompt service at any time in any bar.

.Chair hogs continue to be an issue near the pool. We avoided that area seeking quieter spots which are plentiful.

.We are not fans of the Curacao overnight stay, but it did not affect our enjoyment of the cruise at all. Hopefully those who do more touring than we do saw the benefit.

In summary, a great relaxing and enjoyable cruise, with no issues at any time. We are a couple aged 70 and 71, who are looking forward to our next cruise, which will be on Celebrity for certain.
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Concierge Class
Cabin C2 1068
Deck 10 cabin midway between the humps. Good views with no obstructions. Very quiet at all times.
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