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This trip was about three years in the planning. There were 14 family members celebrating our 50th anniversary. We chose a Celebrity Suite so that we would have a larger space for family gathering and were very happy with this cabin. There is a separate bedroom, walk-in closet/dressing room with dresser; large bathroom with a combination tub and shower; plenty of storage space; desk; two TVs; large veranda; and plenty of seating. There was a slight vibration from time to time, as I have seen other reviewers note. It really was not a problem. Each family group had their own cabin. Our grandchildren were 8-14 years old, and they all loved the ship and youth activities. They were able to be very independent. Their parents liked it as well. Embarkation was very easy. We were able to enjoy lunch away from the noisy Oceanview Cafe that is so crazy for the first day lunch. We shortly met our stateroom attendant who was perfect. We also had a butler, Peter. We thought he was a bit full of himself, and we really never made any special requests from him, even though that is part of his function, I guess. He delivered canapés each afternoon. They were not our favorite. Perhaps we should have requested fruit or something else instead? The ship is easy to navigate and, even with a full ship, rarely seemed over crowded. The busy times were near the main dining room (MDR) and before and after show times. We had the benefit of dining at Luminae, but chose to have our dinner in the MDR so that we could eat with our whole family. Our servers were amazing, especially with having the seven grandchildren to accommodate. We did enjoy breakfast in Luminae. The servers there are flawless and so very friendly! As to entertainment - the production shows were numerous, energetic, professional, with wonderful costumes and LOUD, TOO LOUD. We skipped the last one. One other show really stood out, though. We wondered if we should even go to see the ukulele group, but it would have been a big mistake to miss it. They were outstanding and deserved their standing ovation. Other entertainment that I enjoyed was the Hot Glass Show. On Sea Days there are so many things to choose from. You should be able to fill up your time. There were also three guest lecturers. Captain Fred was the most visible, approachable captain that I have seen in our 27 cruises. He was there at departure to shake hands and wish the passengers well. Departure went very smoothly, but, wait, we continued on to the next itinerary. We did, however, see our family on their way. We did not take any of the ship's excursions. We independently took the train in Flam and the bus to Mt. Dalsnibba in Geiranger and just enjoyed the other ports. Bergan was a bit rainy, though.

A wonderful family trip!

Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by John Deere

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2017
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Celebrity Suite
This trip was about three years in the planning. There were 14 family members celebrating our 50th anniversary. We chose a Celebrity Suite so that we would have a larger space for family gathering and were very happy with this cabin. There is a separate bedroom, walk-in closet/dressing room with dresser; large bathroom with a combination tub and shower; plenty of storage space; desk; two TVs; large veranda; and plenty of seating. There was a slight vibration from time to time, as I have seen other reviewers note. It really was not a problem. Each family group had their own cabin.

Our grandchildren were 8-14 years old, and they all loved the ship and youth activities. They were able to be very independent. Their parents liked it as well.

Embarkation was very easy. We were able to enjoy lunch away from the noisy Oceanview Cafe that is so crazy for the first day lunch. We shortly met our stateroom attendant who was perfect. We also had a butler, Peter. We thought he was a bit full of himself, and we really never made any special requests from him, even though that is part of his function, I guess. He delivered canapés each afternoon. They were not our favorite. Perhaps we should have requested fruit or something else instead?

The ship is easy to navigate and, even with a full ship, rarely seemed over crowded. The busy times were near the main dining room (MDR) and before and after show times. We had the benefit of dining at Luminae, but chose to have our dinner in the MDR so that we could eat with our whole family. Our servers were amazing, especially with having the seven grandchildren to accommodate. We did enjoy breakfast in Luminae. The servers there are flawless and so very friendly!

As to entertainment - the production shows were numerous, energetic, professional, with wonderful costumes and LOUD, TOO LOUD. We skipped the last one. One other show really stood out, though. We wondered if we should even go to see the ukulele group, but it would have been a big mistake to miss it. They were outstanding and deserved their standing ovation. Other entertainment that I enjoyed was the Hot Glass Show. On Sea Days there are so many things to choose from. You should be able to fill up your time. There were also three guest lecturers.

Captain Fred was the most visible, approachable captain that I have seen in our 27 cruises. He was there at departure to shake hands and wish the passengers well. Departure went very smoothly, but, wait, we continued on to the next itinerary. We did, however, see our family on their way.

We did not take any of the ship's excursions. We independently took the train in Flam and the bus to Mt. Dalsnibba in Geiranger and just enjoyed the other ports. Bergan was a bit rainy, though.
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