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Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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14 Night Scandinavia & Russia (Southampton Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 08, 2015
Ship: Celebrity Eclipse
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 2114
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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.


Food and Dining

5 out of 5
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).

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Really enjoyed the Corning Hot Glass presentation.


1 out of 5
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

5 out of 5
Harold, our butler, was superb. Handled every request, and always had a smile on his face.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
A great walking city.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommend excursion from a company that limits to 20 people or so. We used Shore Excursions - and they were great.
3 out of 5
Probably a nice city, but a letdown after 2 days in St. Petersburg.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Canal cruise was excellent.
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