Good cruise with great stops in Brazil and Uruguay.

Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review to South America

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Celebrity Eclipse

14 Night Argentina Rio & Uruguay (Buenos Aires Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 16, 2020

Ship: Celebrity Eclipse

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 1281

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Review summary

Enjoyed the Cruise, especially the Carnival in Rio.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Little hectic because of needing to be bused from Terminal check-in to ship in Buenos Aires

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining room and buffet food just average. Murano and Tuscan Grille specialty restaurant food and drink was excellent.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
A couple of wine events were good.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Stage shows were good

Children's Programs

Didn't have children

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Didn't think the service was as good as previous cruises on Celebrity. Not sure if true but it seemed like most venues were understaffed. However, our room steward Jason was excellent.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
I think the Eclipse was scheduled for an overall that didn't get completed. It needs some work.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was fine and Jason our Steward was excellent

Ship tip

If you can afford it - use the Specialty Restaurants more often.

Ports of call

Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 out of 5
Great city with lots to see and do.

Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil

5 out of 5
Nice stop in Brazil

Ilhabela, Brazil

2 out of 5
Only giving bad rating because it poured rain all day and our morning excursion was a big washout. Therefore can't really assess the stop.

Buzios, Brazil

4 out of 5
Very nice stop. Took excursion that covered all the island highlights

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

5 out of 5
Very nice stop for basically 3 days. Going to the Sambadrome Carnival Parades was the highlight. Took four excursions that covered all Rio has to offer from Christ the Redeemer to Sugar Loaf to Copacabana Beach, etc.

Punta Del Este, Uruguay

5 out of 5
Great beach resort city

Montevideo, Uruguay

5 out of 5
Great walkable old town area.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Worked well because our flight wasn't until 9 PM that day and took a excursion that ended with us at the airport
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