Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Contributor Level: Third Mate

Experience
4-6 cruises

Reviews
2

Helpful Votes
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5 out of 5

Trip of a Lifetime

Sail Date: August 08, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

This was our first cruise on Celebrity - and it will not be our last!  We were celebrating our 50th anniversary, and chose to go first class all the way.  So we booked Suite accommodations on the Eclipse.  Boarding the ship was a breeze, and immediately after finding our stateroom, we met our Butler, Harold.  And true to his word, he handled everything we needed - from dining reservations to breakfast in our stateroom to laundry and so on.  We then discovered Luminae, a separate dining area for suite guests - spacious and never crowded with top flight service people.  The ship was elegant, yet not overstated, and immaculate.  The destinations were all excellent - especially St. Petersburg.  Take this cruise if you have the chance.

 

Cabin / Stateroom
Plenty of room. HOWEVER - we were directly below the Oceanview Cafe and the noise of people walking and service carts being rolled was not good. Get a suite on a lower deck if possible.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Excursions booked through Celebrity were good to excellent, but generally had 40-45 people, so when off the coach and moving through often crowded areas, things slowed down to the slowest passenger. Especially recommend small tour group in St. Petersburg.
Onboard Activities
Really enjoyed the Corning Hot Glass presentation.
Entertainment
A couple of excellent programs, but for the most part, the evening performances left something to be desired. Live entertainment at pool was very good, as was central Atrium performances - especially enjoyed the Oom-Pah band in Germany.
Service and Staff
Harold, our butler, was superb. Handled every request, and always had a smile on his face.
Food and Dining
Excellent. Luminae, dining room for suite guests, was a huge plus. Oceanview Cafe had huge selection and excellent food. Specialty restaurants we used (Murano and Tuscan Grille) had over the top menus and food (but were not impressed by service at Tuscan - very disjointed - we had about 5 servers).
Southampton (London), England
Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium
A great walking city.
Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
Tallinn, Estonia
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Recommend excursion from a company that limits to 20 people or so. We used Shore Excursions - and they were great.
Helsinki, Finland
Probably a nice city, but a letdown after 2 days in St. Petersburg.
Stockholm, Sweden
Copenhagen, Denmark
Canal cruise was excellent.


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