February 2016 - 14 Night Exotic Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Celebrity Eclipse
We selected this cruise to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday. She had never had 2 weeks off work in her life! The itinerary, Aruba, overnight in Curacao, Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua, St Kitts, and St Maarten are all ports we have visited repeatedly and enjoy. We booked a Concierge Class cabin on deck 9 and were very satisfied. We prefer Concierge for its extra amenties, like sparkling wine, flowers, fruit, and a full breakfast menu for room service. Service as usual on Celebrity was excellent. We enjoy late dining at a table for 2, and the menus in the main dining room were quite good. My wife enjoys seafood every night, and it was not repeated and included lobster. We did eat in Toscano specialty restaurant one night on her birthday. We were also invited to dine with the Staff Captain in Luminae, the suite restaurant, one night with two other couples. The buffet pizza is quite good, very thin crust, and available till midnight. There were only 3 production shows in 2 weeks, which was a bit disappointing. What they did have was a series of afternoon and evening shows featuring some onboard cast singers and other singers throughout the weeks. The passengers were a bit older than most 7 day cruise passengers on this 14 day sailing, and English couples were highly represented.
While Celebrity has done away with formal nights, they have Chic Evenings, there were a significant number of tuxedoes and long gowns, which we prefer. There were many passengers booking onboard, and especially for more 2 week sailings. Some passengers were even sailing back to back 2 week cruises.