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Chuck Palm March 23rd, 2011 03:19 PM

Celebrity Eclipse Advice and Helpful Hints
 
David are on the April 16th, thirteen night sailing of the Eclipse on her repositioning transatlantic voyage. We are celebrating 27 years together and would like tips about the ship such as must do restaurants, bars, and activities. Things to avoid would be helpful as well. We have many ät sea¨ days and want to experience this ship to the fullest.

We have booked an aft-facing ¨sunset view¨category balcony on deck 8.

So I guess we may not be allowed to use the ¨Blu¨restauramt eventhough the cost of our cabin was a few dollars more than that of the äqua class¨cabins. Is that true?

Hmmmmmmmm? We are just curious about any random thoughts others may have that may add to our cruise experience. Thanks in advance.:razz::razz:

Trip March 23rd, 2011 03:59 PM

Check out the Corning glass blowing exhibition if you can....the lawn area is wonderful place to chill.

The artwork on this ship is tilted towards humor in my opinion,and I ejoyed it.

Ocean View Cafe is wide open, and easy to get at everything. Great martini bar, but a bit too noisy for my taste. Cellarmasters wine bar is a man cave, dark and quiet, with a wine carousel.

Tuscan Grille and Muranos were special I thought,and Qsine is a fun place with a big quirkiness factor....

I adored this ship,and look forward to sailing her again.

kelmac March 30th, 2011 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Chuck Palm (Post 1361816)
David are on the April 16th, thirteen night sailing of the Eclipse on her repositioning transatlantic voyage. We are celebrating 27 years together and would like tips about the ship such as must do restaurants, bars, and activities. Things to avoid would be helpful as well. We have many ät sea¨ days and want to experience this ship to the fullest.

We have booked an aft-facing ¨sunset view¨category balcony on deck 8.

So I guess we may not be allowed to use the ¨Blu¨restauramt eventhough the cost of our cabin was a few dollars more than that of the äqua class¨cabins. Is that true?

Hmmmmmmmm? We are just curious about any random thoughts others may have that may add to our cruise experience. Thanks in advance.:razz::razz:

Hi CP,

We were in cabin 8351 (SV) and it was great. You will get a little bit more motion, but it's wonderful to watch the wake as you cruise along. Do watch where you sit, as a little ash can fly off the stacks and land on your balcony; just depends on the wind direction.
In addition, there is very little "over hang" so you will get more sun than the average veranda -- my wife loved sitting in the sun out there!
No Aqua class with these cabins; we've done AQ on the Solstice and it's great having a change of pace, but the MDR is fine.
All the alternative restaurants are wonderful. Qsine is fun, but very, very filling (avoid the meat ball tray -- Yum, but too much food). Muranos is very upscale, but worth it. Love the Tuscan Grill. Make sure you eat a lunch or two at the Bistro on Five -- we always eat there on embarkation day and avoid the rush in the buffet.
During one at sea day there will be a "Brunch" in the MDR -- not to be missed!

Let us know if you have additional questions.

Enjoy!
Kel:)

dkjretired March 31st, 2011 08:29 AM

As stated you can't eat in Blu, only for AQ patrons and suite patrons for a fee on an as available basis. They are very strict about it.

I enjoyed the Aqua Spa pool. I am a Melanoma patients and do not choose to be in the sun. I just sat there for days with my Kindle and Ipod and enjoyed myself.

As someone else stated, try the specialty restaurants, they are really excellent. MDR is fine but Tuscan and Murano are fabulous.

Wife and I also took a bunch of IPOD courses which were free. Simple stuff but then we are just that, simple.

I avoid Celebrity's casinos as I believe their odds are set so low as to not be competitive. Have been in casinos all over the country but theirs just don't cut it.

Don

Chuck Palm April 3rd, 2011 07:45 PM

Thank you all for the excellent advice. We have eight days and counting until we fly from Mexico DF to Fort Lauderdale. Then two days with riends before we are sailing eastbound across the atlantic. Can´t wait! Adios!

:D:D

Trip April 3rd, 2011 07:50 PM

Have a ball you 2!

Rev22:17 April 4th, 2011 05:52 PM

Chuck,

Quote:

Originally Posted by You (Post 1361816)
We have booked an aft-facing ¨sunset view¨category balcony on deck 8.

That "Sunset View" cabin with a balcony facing aft, which will be westward on an eastbound ship, should live up to its name quite handsomely!

Of course, you may well be at dinner during sunset if you have the early seating....

Norm.

Chuck Palm April 5th, 2011 08:01 PM

Yes, we´re looking foreward to the evening sunsets. Late seating is always a must for us...so it should work out well. And the nights at specialty restaurants may be even a bit later than the usual 8:30.

dkjretired April 6th, 2011 12:53 PM

I don't want to scare you as the rear sunset cabins overall are excellent but there have been some reports of soot on the balconies from the funnels. Just be careful when you are eating...

Don


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