Great entertainment, nice cabin, disappointed in dining room selection

Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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14 Night Western Mediterranean (Southampton Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 03, 2016
Ship: Celebrity Eclipse
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6179
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The evening entertainment was outstanding night after night.  The live orchestra was also fantastic and added much to the performances.  Our cabin was comfortable with a sofa in front of the television.  We chose a cabin with an obstructed view but still the view was more than adequate and we enjoyed sitting on the balcony weather permitting.  The dinner menu seemed bland to me.  The pastas and Indian dishes offered more flavor and spices.  The service in the Moonlight Sonata was excellent as well as in our cabin. If you want to make the most of the ports, you need to do your homework. Even when you take the ship's tours, you are not necessarily told about sights of interest that you can see during your free time. If you decide to do the port yourself, you receive minimal information while on the ship.  All in all we had a very good time. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
To many bland dishes on the dining room menu in the evening. I ordered an entree that I think said Cajun or at least New Orleans inspired but it had no spices/seasonings on it. I mostly ate Italian or Indian entrees. Disappointed that we could not get anytime dining.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Loved the lectures. My husband enjoyed the casino.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Entertainment was outstanding: Jayne Curry was our favorite followed by The MacDonald Brothers, Laura Brand, Davie Howes, Stevie B, Izabella Zebrowska, Steve Larkins. The band is wonderful. Keep using live music.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Ramon and Vitaly did a great job of keeping our cabin clean and stocked with necessities. Both were very pleasant. We enjoyed Eddie-the cruise director. His "10 things about" series was interesting and great fun.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I liked having a sofa in our cabin. Much better than having to sit on the bed all the time.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I like having the sofa. Much better than sitting on bed. Room was bigger than I anticipated.

Ship Tip

Go to the evening shows. Do your homework re tours and sights of interest.

5 out of 5
See the monkeys and St Michael's Cave
5 out of 5
Monte Carlo Casino was beautiful. Monaco is very interesting. Eze was lovely. Go to the Botanic Garden at the top.
5 out of 5
I wish the staff had given us directions to the train station and told us about the boat to the CInque Terre. More info should be offered about seeing the port on your own. Monterosso is beautiful.
3 out of 5
Cramming Rome into one day is not that satisfying.
1 out of 5
The ships City tour was disappointing/Get the Hop On Hop Off bus which stops just outside the terminal
5 out of 5
Picasso Museum is top notch with a great audio guide. The shuttle bus from the ship worked great.
5 out of 5
The Sintra tour guide left us across the street from the National Plalace but did not identify it or tell us we could tour it. All she told us about was shopping. The Celebrity information did not say it could be toured either. I still enjoyed Lisbon/Sintra despite the tour.
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