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We have cruised with our now 18 and 16 year olds 6 times- 4 on big Royal Shops, one time on a new huge NCL ship, and once in a big MSC ship. This was our first and last Celebrity trip. Here’s why: Theater: too much smoke for theatrical effect. Strong chemical smell. Main nightly performances very weak compared to all other shops we’ve been on with the exception of one good comedian- Rondell. Too much time between early dinner and main show. We are at 6, done by 7:25 and nothing happening other than live music until 9. Last sea day awoken by captain and cruise director who spoke over loudspeaker for a full 10 minutes at 8:00 am. This should have been at 10 or 11 am on a day where nothing is happening all day. Food variety in moonlight sonata and main dining room excellent. Still about the same as Royal and NCL. Never met main maitre de. Just assistant who came by but was very impersonal and didn’t care about compliments we gave. Poor social skills. Need game shows and 8 pm entertainment in places where people can sit like celebrity central or sky lounge, not in open echo chamber areas with no seating. Love spa cafe concept and good but why can’t food options change? Everything exactly the same for 7 days straight? Would like sugar free fruit flavored waters offered on royal Caribbean. Ship seems overdue for renovation. Couldn’t see outside of warped windows in main dining room. All windows warped. Celebrity house jazz band was excellent and played in common areas frequently. Good focus on sanitizers. Nice soap bars in room. Not enough activities in large rooms, just in open hallways with no seating. Gym is nice but need more classes a little later in morning. Why are only free classes at 7 and 7:30 am?

You can not compare to Royal Caribbean.

Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review by Danielle Ross

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda
We have cruised with our now 18 and 16 year olds 6 times- 4 on big Royal Shops, one time on a new huge NCL ship, and once in a big MSC ship. This was our first and last Celebrity trip.

Here’s why:

Theater: too much smoke for theatrical effect. Strong chemical smell. Main nightly performances very weak compared to all other shops we’ve been on with the exception of one good comedian- Rondell.

Too much time between early dinner and main show. We are at 6, done by 7:25 and nothing happening other than live music until 9.

Last sea day awoken by captain and cruise director who spoke over loudspeaker for a full 10 minutes at 8:00 am. This should have been at 10 or 11 am on a day where nothing is happening all day.

Food variety in moonlight sonata and main dining room excellent. Still about the same as Royal and NCL.

Never met main maitre de. Just assistant who came by but was very impersonal and didn’t care about compliments we gave. Poor social skills.

Need game shows and 8 pm entertainment in places where people can sit like celebrity central or sky lounge, not in open echo chamber areas with no seating.

Love spa cafe concept and good but why can’t food options change? Everything exactly the same for 7 days straight?

Would like sugar free fruit flavored waters offered on royal Caribbean.

Ship seems overdue for renovation. Couldn’t see outside of warped windows in main dining room. All windows warped.

Celebrity house jazz band was excellent and played in common areas frequently. Good focus on sanitizers.

Nice soap bars in room.

Not enough activities in large rooms, just in open hallways with no seating.

Gym is nice but need more classes a little later in morning. Why are only free classes at 7 and 7:30 am?
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Deluxe Veranda
Cabin 1A 6140
Fine, nothing special. Standard balcony room. Somewhat dated.
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