Celebrity Eclipse overview
Celebrity Eclipse launched in 2010 and is a breath of fresh sea air for couples seeking a sophisticated cruise experience. Thanks to its adults-only Solarium, superb restaurants, and many quiet nooks, this unique ship is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway.
With room for 2,850 passengers, This Celebrity Cruises ship is one of the largest members of Celebrity's fleet, yet it handily retains the charm of the brand's midsize flagships while adding even more activities, amenities, and entertainment. The ship features 10 restaurants, including five specialty venues, a well-stocked buffet, and a top-rated main dining room.
During the day, the action centers around the Lawn Club, Lido Deck, main pool, and the three youth activity centers. In the evening, the Promenade is the place to be. The ship's unique design links the Moonlight Sonata dining room to the Eclipse Theater using a network of bars and public spaces. Stop by The Martini Bar & Crush, or Fortunes Casino on your way to the stage for a night of live music, stand-up comedy, and world-class entertainment.
The best part? Celebrity Eclipse is receiving Revolution upgrades in April 2020 as part of Celebrity's aggressive brand-wide campaign to maintain its cutting-edge position in the industry. Refurbishment plans will focus on improving its already top-performing venues. Expect redesigned public spaces, an expanded SEA Thermal Suite, and new duty-free shopping outlets featuring boutique brands like Shinola.
Celebrity Eclipse itineraries and departure ports
Celebrity Eclipse cruises cover most of the globe from the tropics to the frosty shores of Antarctica and the Arctic. The ship's Alaskan cruise season starts in May with 5- to 7-night cruises that run through September. In the fall, Eclipse heads to Hawaii via Vancouver or LA before slipping below the equator and rambling along the coast of Chile, Argentina, and the wild lands of Patagonia. Starting in late 2020, Eclipse will offer 12-night cruises that explore Australia, New Zealand, and the Great Barrier Reef.
Before you book
This ship is best for: With its superb entertainment, original onboard activities, and elite dining, Celebrity Eclipse is a winner with foodies and trendsetting couples looking for something a bit different.
You should know: Eclipse caters to a slightly younger crowd who appreciates the latest trends and technology.
What is there to do on Celebrity Eclipse?
Catering to a sophisticated crowd of professionals and retirees, Celebrity Eclipse offers a unique assortment of activities ranging from glass-blowing classes to wine tastings. Demo the latest Apple products in the Celebrity iLounge. Book a hot yoga class at the Canyon Ranch Spa. Enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail at the Sunset Bar. If you're a health and fitness fanatic, Eclipse has a host of activities to help you smash your wellness goals while you see the world. The ship has things for families too. Whether you're traveling with toddlers or teens, kids 3 and older can take advantage of Fun Factory activities, sign up for sports tournaments, or chill in the arcade and XClub teen center. On Eclipse, the only challenge is deciding what to do next.
Celebrity Eclipse ship highlights
- Main pool with four whirlpools
- Solarium with a strict adults-only policy
- Ten complimentary and specialty restaurants
- Eleven bars and clubs, including the Sunset Bar
- Eclipse Theater with Vegas-style shows
- Lawn Club with daybed rentals and real grass
- Sky Observation Lounge
- Basketball court
- Jogging track
- Video arcade
- XClub teen center
- Shipmates playgroup
- Fun Factory kids’ programs
- Canyon Ranch Spa and Fitness
- Duty-free shopping
- Fortunes Casino
Celebrity Eclipse cabinsCabins on Celebrity Eclipse have a 4.6 rating for their overall quality based on the comfortable layout and high percentage of balcony cabins. Averaging around 200 square feet, staterooms are almost 25 percent larger than the industry standard. Additionally, 85 percent of the ship's cabins feature private verandas. Eclipse has 66 suites, 130 AquaClass cabins, and 273 Concierge staterooms. For a budget-friendly experience, choose an interior cabin to save money while enjoying the same spacious layout as veranda rooms. Eclipse also has a limited number of oceanview cabins and handicap-accessible accommodations. As part of Celebrity's modern luxury image, rooms feature tasteful earth-tone decor, premium eXhale bedding, and spacious designs. Travelers report that both forward and aft cabins are quiet and have plenty of storage.
Celebrity Eclipse dining
Celebrity Cruises is known for its fine dining, and Eclipse is no exception. Options range from the ultra-casual Mast Grill to the opulent Murano, which specializes in Nouvelle French delicacies. On the complimentary side, the Moonlight Sonata dining room and informal Oceanview Cafe offer an excellent variety of New American cuisine. For many travelers, specialty dining is an integral part of the cruise experience. Whether you're traveling as a couple or with a group, visit the Tuscan Grille, a contemporary Italian steakhouse serving Mediterranean seafood and dry-aged steaks, or reserve a table at Qsine, an avant-garde venue featuring artful animations. For a lighter meal, order a sampler at Sushi On Five or grab a sandwich from Cafe al Bacio.