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This was only our second cruise ever and the first on Celebrity. Our first was with Disney. I was a bit worried because Celebrity refurbishes their ships every 10 years and the Eclipse is due next year, so I thought the ship might be showing some wear. However, I found the ship well maintained and the cruise quite pleasurable, despite the rainy weather the last half of the trip.

We had a veranda stateroom on Deck 7. The room was fine, although I did prefer Disney's split bath as opposed to Celebrity's all-in-one bathroom. Our stateroom attendant Pascal was quite pleasant.

The Beverage Package we chose was the Classic Non-Alcoholic package, which includes sodas and non-premium bottled water. We could have done without any package, as juices, coffee and tea are readily available, and just water would have been fine in the main dining room. Staffers CONSTANTLY try to up-sell their beverage packages, much to our annoyance. Before the cruise, we were inundated with emails trying to up-sell also--beverages, spa, internet, photos, excursions, etc. Also annoying.

We did not try any of the specialty restaurants with their extra charges and instead ate all dinners in the main dining room, Moonlight Sonata. Meals were fine, but not exceptional. Our main server Yvonne was stellar, and allowed us to order more than one dish each if we so wanted. We had one lunch here (with lesser service), but did not breakfast here.
Our other meals were taken on Deck 14's Oceanview Cafe. It gets CRAZY crowded here at times, with folks on the prowl for open tables. The food was okay but plentiful, an all-you-can-eat buffet with a large variety of varying items for all meals. The Cafe is open throughout the day serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and late night. We easily transitioned to 5 meals a day.
We would also get a burger, hot dog, fries or soft-serve at the Mast Grill.

The ship had an outdoor pool area plus an indoor Solarium pool for adults only. On our rainy at-sea day, the Solarium was open to families for a few hours and was jammed packed.

We did not use the spa or fitness centre, although they looked nice when viewed on the ship tour we took. We also took a Behind-the-Scenes ship tour, which is an excursion with a fee--very interesting.

We only saw one evening show, the Cirque Du Soleil-like show on the last evening. We did attend a few presentations/lectures.

We saw but did not use the casino. We saw the constantly rotating art gallery.

Given the relentless schedule the crew must endure, it's no wonder sometimes the service was not friendly. Still, a smile goes a long way. The staff in the iLounge was particularly surly.

Our ports were: Sitka, Hubbard Glacier, Juneau and Ketchikan. The first two were highlights, as weather was great, and at Hubbard we boarded a smaller boat to get closer to the glacier. Juneau and Ketchikan were nice but rainy. In fact, what was supposed to be a highlight of our cruise, a helicopter/glacier/dog-sledding excursion in Juneau, was canceled due to the weather.

Overall a pleasant experience. We met a number of folks devoted to cruising, just as on Amtrak you meet train devotees. We are not either, but would certainly cruise again, given an enticing itinerary.
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Sail Date: August 2019
Cabin Type: Balcony
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Destination: Alaska
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Celebrity Eclipse

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Itineraries for this ship
Itinerary
16 Night Cruise to South America
Departure date
Wednesday, 11/20/19
Route
Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, Puerto Quetzal (Antigua), Manta, Lima, Arica, San Antonio (Chile)
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Overview

About
Passengers: 2,850   |   Crew: 1,250
Passengers to crew: 2.28:1
Passengers to space: 42.7:1
Launched: 2010   

Decks

  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
Additional decks
Deck 3 layout
Cabins
  Inside Stateroom (12)  
  Ocean View (08)  
 
Amenities
Guest Relations
Gastro Bar
Eclipse Theater
Shore Excursions
Grand Foyer
Moonlight Sonata Restaurant
Gents

Cabins

    Balcony
    Cabin size: 192 - 299 sq. ft.
    Connected rooms: 235
    Accessible rooms: 8
    Maximum passengers: 5
    Number of cabins: 427

    Activities & Entertainment

    Activities (32)
    • Acupuncture
    • Aerobics
    • Basketball Court
    • Bocce / Lawn Bowling
    • Canyon Ranch SpaClub*
    • Celebrity iLounge*
    • Enrichment Lectures
    • Fitness Center
    • Fitness Classes*
    • Galleria Tastings
    • Game Shows
    • Hair Salon*
    • Hot Tubs (6)
    • Jogging Track
    • Karaoke
    • Lawn Club Shop*
    • Live Music
    • Patio on the Lawn
    • Persian Garden*
    • Pools (3)
    • Relaxation Lounge*
    • Spa Veranda
    • Team Earth
    • Team Trivia
    • The Hot Glass Show
    • The Lawn Club
    • The Library
    • Video Arcade*
    • Wet Zone
    • Fun Factory
    • ShipMates
    • X Club
    Entertainment (12)
    • Casino Tournaments*
    • Celebrity Central
    • Comedy Shows
    • Disco & Dancing
    • Eclipse Theater
    • Eclipse Theater
    • Ensemble Lounge
    • Featured Films
    • Fortunes Casino*
    • Quasar
    • Sky Observation Lounge
    • The Entertainment Court
    Dining (23)
    • Drink Specials
    • Mixology Classes*
    • Wine Tasting Seminars*
    • Blu - Aqua Class
    • Oceanview Café - Casual
    • Cafe al Bacio & Gelateria - Coffee Bar*
    • Murano - Contemporary French*
    • Tuscan Grille - Contemporary Italian*
    • Mast Grill - Fast Food
    • Slush - Frozen Cocktails*
    • Gastro Bar - Gastropub*
    • Spa Café - Healthy Fare
    • Moonlight Sonata Restaurant - International
    • Sushi on Five - Japanese*
    • Crush - Martini Bar*
    • Martini Bar - Martini Bar*
    • Sunset Bar - Panoramic Bar*
    • Mast Bar - Pool Bar*
    • Oceanview Bar - Pool Bar*
    • Pool Bar - Pool Bar*
    • Michael's Club - Suite Class
    • Qsine - Unique Fare*
    • Cellar Masters - Wine Bar*
    * May require additional fees
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    This was my first cruise and it was an experience that will be hard to beat. We stayed in cabin 8104 which was surprisingly spacious with plenty of storage space. Our steward was great and a fountain of knowledge and little tips on the ports and the ship. The entertainment was
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    +3
    This was only our second cruise ever and the first on Celebrity. Our first was with Disney. I was a bit worried because Celebrity refurbishes their ships every 10 years and the Eclipse is due next year, so I thought the ship might be showing some wear. However, I found the
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    We reserved a aqua blue balcony cabin, that was the best thing we could of done. I will certainly do this again. We also took the 4 perks and do not regret that also. Cruised many times with Carnival and Norwegian...this was a step above. Now as far as entertainment, that
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    +1
    Great service, meet all requests we had fast. Great food, very hygienic and clean. Good selection. Great Activites and shows. Would highly recommend and definitely use them again.
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    +11
    My fiancé booked this cruise for my 41st birthday. We flew to Vancouver and stayed at the Pan Pacific, so our luggage was taken on board the cruise ship by the hotel staff, which made boarding easier. The boarding experience was the only really stressful part of the trip. We had
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