Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Contributor Level: Second Mate

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5 out of 5

14 Day Baltic St. Petersburg 7-20-13 Eclipse Cruise was great

Sail Date: July 20, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This was our second cruise with Celebrity and was definitely the better of the two. Everything was great on the ship including food, service, accommodation and entertainment. We did not visit the premium restaurants, as the food in the Moonlight Sonata restaurant was more than adequate and suited our tastes just fine. The itinerary was great and the weather on port days was perfect. We booked a package of tours of five cities (Berlin, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Tallinn) though SPb tours, that was fantastic. We only booked limited excursions in Brugge and Copenhagen through Celebrity. The Celebrity excursions were not great and definitely not good value, when compared with the SPb tours. The fellow passengers on this cruise were about 70% Brits, Scottish and Irish, about 20% Americans, 5% Canadians and 5% others. Most were 50 to 70 years old, with few families with young children. Everyone we met was extremely friendly and engaging.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
great performers Claire Maidin and Mike Doyle
Children's Programs No comment
Onboard Activities Glass blowing was great
Destinations and Excursions Celebrity excursions were not good value
Southampton (London), England No comment
Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium
Don't bother with the horse carriage ride, take a guided walking tour and canal boat ride
Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
It's a long bus ride to Berlin (3 Hrs). Bus tours are really impacted by traffic and photo ops are destroyed by construction. Focus on limited interior tours
Stockholm, Sweden
City hall is interesting, Vasa Museum is over-rated. Visit historical museums
Helsinki, Finland
Visit open market and rock church, Skip bus tours
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Heritage Museum and Winter Palace,Church of Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral,Yusopov Palace
Tallinn, Estonia
Old town walking tour is lovely
Copenhagen, Denmark
Forget Hop on-Hop Off bus, only runs to 4:30 PM, Canal boat tour is very nice,


Fitness center was not crowded

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