Overall a good cruise to take
Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review to Caribbean
Ship: Celebrity Eclipse
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
The route that this particular cruise took, San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten is a great route to go. Great market shopping on San Juan and excellent beaches at St. Thomas and St. Maarten.
The ship is definitely for 50+ people. Very few 30's and lower 40's people were on the cruise out of 3,000 passengers. Most of the entertainment geared towards an older crowd. More calm, relaxed atmosphere, not much to do in late evening other than casino or the shows in the theater.
I am a smoker, and if you are as well, beware, out of 16 decks there are only 5 smoking areas combined, most of the time requiring you to walk across the whole ship just to have a cigarette.
If you are like me and like to hang out in a hot tub or the pool with couple of drinks around - not after 9PM. The whole 12-14th decks where the pool areas are as well as the pool bars and grills is closed. Everything moves down to the decks 4 and 5 where the casino, restaurants and bars are, which is more formal setting rather than relaxed setting.
The ship itself is brand new. State rooms (we had a concierge-class balcony room) are amazing. From bed, to bathroom, to furnishing it is a very nice, contemporary-styled room that would surely please anyone. Wall-mounted LCD TV that can be tilted and turned towards the bed, nice work area if you had to bring your work with you, great leather couch, safe, plenty of power outlets. Nothing to possibly complain about. Rooms are cleaned and beds changed several times per day.
Overall if you like a calmer cruise, with older people, this is definitely the cruise to go on. I would recommend it to my friends.
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Pros: Drink package, great dining, great shows, great casino.
Cons: Pools and hot tubs close at 9PM daily, lack of smoking areas.