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Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review to South America

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Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Celebrity Eclipse

15 Night South America & Mexico (Santiago To San Diego)

Sail date: March 24, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Eclipse

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We loved this cruise. Booked another Celebrity cruise next spring. Everything was just perfect. Weather, ship, food, drinks, entertainment and travelling.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very organized and quick. Only took 45min

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Very nice selection of choices. Plenty starter dishes and desserts. Very good drinks and vines (if you prepaid). Endless food feast.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Nicely arranged sport events. Great pool activities (water was very warm).

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Entertainment every day different. From production shows to singers to stand up comedy. Lots of dancing and swinging parties. New (to me) "SILENT DISCO" fun.

Children's Programs

No kids with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly and courtesy service from every staff member at any part of the ship. They ready to help you in any way they can. From room service, pool attendants, restaurant waiters and cabin servants, nothing but smiles and great service.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Well-maintained and clean ship. Nice layout. Excellent elevators service. Great hot tubs locations.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean. Good size for an couple. Plenty places to put your personal belongings. Big balcony (compering to other cruise line). Nice flat screen TV.

Ship tip

This ship offers everything for a great vacation. Just bring yourself and enjoy all the amenities.

Ports of call

San Antonio, Chile

4 out of 5
Did not have much time to see anything. Almost 1h 40min drive from Santiago airport to ship terminal in San Antonio. We did not spend any time here either. Nice green country, whatever we saw from the window of the bus. Lots of farm land and fruit plantations. Lots of mounts.

Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile

5 out of 5
Very big and commercial port. Took excursion to Coquimbo to see some history of the city. Nice "Light House" on the beach, and very big "CROSS", on top of the mountain, can be seen from everywhere.

Callao (Lima), Peru

5 out of 5
Quite modern city. Nice skyscrapers. Lots of mounts in the back. Beautiful center plaza with all the old buildings around (local government facilities). Nice churches. and very interesting "KISSING COUPLE" statue on the beach.

Manta, Ecuador

5 out of 5
This city is known for it's tuna and Panama hat industry. Also lots of beach front resorts. Took excursion deep in land (almost an 1h drive). Beautiful mounts view from bus window. Went to San Lorenzo beach and saw turtle sanctuary. Ecuador uses American dollar as their currency.

CALDERA, CHILE

5 out of 5
Caldera port is not in Chile, but in Costa Rica. Went on excursion to see San Jose, which is capital city. Saw very modern downtown and all american stores (fast food/clothes etc...) Visited "GOLD MUSEUM", big tourist attraction.

Huatulco, Mexico

5 out of 5
Excellent beach near by where ship is docked. Took Land and Sea excursion to see some other beautiful beaches and rock formations. After catamaran sailing we drove in land to see the city. Nice, clean and very safe. Tourism is main business. Very hot and dry weather.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
This was our second visit to Puerto Vallarta. We did Paradise Beach Escape in one of the local resort. Ocean was rough but warm. Pool was perfect next to swim up bar. Food was also tasty.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
This port of call we visited last year. This time we took land excursion and went to see where it's all started for Cabo (San Jose del Cabo). On the way back we visited 'THE ARC" again.

San Diego, California

4 out of 5
We arrived in the morning and were taking to airport (had an early flight) Did not see much of the city. Very short distance between ship terminal and airport.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Took little longer, because lots of non US citizens passengers on board. But everything worked out OK>
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