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Celebrity Eclipse Review

4.5 / 5.0
1,954 reviews
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Editor Rating
4.5
Very Good
Overall
Adam Coulter
U.K. Executive Editor

Celebrity Eclipse is one of the most beautiful big ships we've ever sailed. Its interiors blend sophistication with a bit of whimsy -- akin to a trendy W Hotel but with softer edges.

It's a food-lovers paradise, with many options onboard from the complimentary Moonlight Sonata, which will satisfy almost any tastes, to the upscale but extra-cost French bistro Murano and the fun, animated experience Le Petit Chef at Qsine. Music fans will also appreciate the diversity of bands, duos and soloists that perform in various venues from early evening until late at night.

We love that the ship positions itself perfectly for the first timer -- not so big that it's overwhelming but not so small that you get bored. It's got a good selection of activities, the entertainment is high quality and cabins are bigger than the industry average.

On the downside, the rampant upselling and fee surcharges are a bit of a turnoff. Service is sometimes overwhelmed, and on warm sea days, the pool deck can feel crowded, especially when the ship is at its maximum capacity of 3,148.

Additionally, the ship was built in 2010, so it's missing a lot of the spaces that have set apart later Celebrity Cruises ships, especially its Edge-class vessels, which are the pinnacle of modernity.

But none of the negatives is enough to deter us from taking another cruise on this lovely ship.

Pros

Excellent fine dining, active bar scene, quiet spaces to relax and robust suite perks

Cons

Ship lacks some of the modern amenities found on newer Celebrity ships

Bottom Line

One of the most sophisticated, stylish and contemporary mainstream cruise experiences

About

Passengers: 2850
Crew: 1250
Passenger to Crew: 2.28:1
Launched: 2010
Shore Excursions: 1072

Inclusions

Included with your cruise fare:

  • Meals in the main dining room, the buffet and select other eateries

  • All theater shows and most entertainment

  • Most daily activities unless noted below

  • Use of the gym but not all classes

Not included with your cruise fare:

  • Gratuities

  • Automatic beverage, mini-bar, sushi and spa tips (18 percent)

  • All drinks beyond water, tea, iced tea, coffee and select juices in the buffet

  • Meals at five specialty restaurants and snack venues

  • Spa treatments

  • Persian Garden thermal suite (except for passengers in AquaClass)

  • Shore excursions

  • Wi-Fi

  • Photos and artwork

Celebrity Eclipse Dress Code

Daytime: Casual throughout, with bathing suits and cover-ups common on the pool deck.

Evening: Two evening chic nights take place per seven-night cruise. The rest of the time, it's smart-casual, with sport shirts and slacks appropriate for men, while women will be comfortable in skirts or pants and blouses, or casual dresses. On "evening chic" evenings, men can ditch the full suit and tie in favor of a sport coat and collared shirt, with nice pants or even designer jeans. Women can wear cocktail dresses, sundresses, designer jeans or nice pants.

Not permitted: Swimwear, spa robes and bare feet are not permitted in the buffet, while T-shirts, tank tops and flip-flops are not allowed in the main dining room at any time; shorts are not allowed at dinner (although this rule isn't always enforced).

For more information, visit Cruise Line Dress Codes: Celebrity.

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Where does Celebrity Eclipse sail from?

Celebrity Eclipse departs from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Bayonne, Cape Liberty, Bayonne, Boston, Amsterdam, Piraeus, Piraeus, Laviron, Barcelona, and Reykjavik

How much does it cost to go on Celebrity Eclipse?

Cruises on Celebrity Eclipse start from $362 per person.

Is Celebrity Eclipse a good ship to cruise on?

Celebrity Eclipse won 48 awards over the years.
Celebrity Eclipse Cruiser Reviews

Disappointing

This was by far the worst of the three Celebrity cruises I’ve taken.Read More
JBL011

6-10 Cruises

Age 36s

Great ship

Celebrity Eclipse did it right. Can’t say enough good things. We had a great time. We will choose this ship again Thanks to allRead More
drystew

6-10 Cruises

Age 74s

Good, but the changes are noticeable

We have sailed on Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian and MSC. We have sailed on 6 prior Celebrity cruises, one of which was a past sailing on the Eclipse to Alaska.Read More
Namaste3

10+ Cruises

Age 59s

Nice ship decent food so so stage shows

I wasn't able to use any celebrity excursion since non were handicapped accessible. Im not sure if celebrity knows the difference between mobility accessible and mobility impaired.Read More
bundi356

10+ Cruises

Age 59s

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