Celebrity Eclipse Reviews
The sister ship to the Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Equinox, the Celebrity Eclipse will wow guests with its half-acre authentic grass lawn and amazing onboard shows. Set to debut in 2010, the Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship will feature Celebrity’s groundbreaking ‘Lawn Club’, unmatched restaurant design, impeccable menus, relaxing spas, entertaining shows, and more with the sense of class and style that has become synonymous with Celebrity Cruises.
Dining onboard Celebrity Eclipse is always a wonderful experience, and with over ten venues to choose from the choices are endless! The magnificent Moonlight Sonata Dining Room is luxurious with a two-story glass wine tower and dazzling chandeliers complimented by a European-style service for you and your guests. Capturing the essence of the popular AquaSpa, the AquaSpa Café is the perfect place to visit for a light and healthy meal such as smoothies, lean meats, seafood, and salads. Striving for an entertaining and unusual dining experience, Qsine offers a menu of familiar dishes from around the world that are all served with a unique flair. Blu is the specialty dining venue exclusively for Aqua Class guests, which serves fresh cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. Many other great options are also onboard Celebrity Eclipse such as the Tuscan Grille for juicy steaks, Bistro on 5 for crepes, the Mast Grill and Bar for hamburgers by the pool, Café al Bacio and Gelateria for sweet gelato, and much more!
The Celebrity Eclipse will offer cabins with contemporary designs, efficient layouts, decadent amenities, and a personal touch – 90% of the ship’s accommodations will be outside cabins and 85% of cabins will feature balconies.
The Lawn Club
A first at sea, Celebrity Eclipse’s real-grass deck sets the tone for the main-deck country club atmosphere known as ‘The Lawn Club’. This half-acre, freshly manicured Lawn Club deck is larger than an Olympic-sized swimming pool, equivalent to over eight tennis courts, and three times larger than New York’s Rockefeller Center ice skating rink. Guests are invited to play bocce ball or croquet, enjoy a picnic with a basket of wine and cheese, show off their putting skills, or stretch out and take a nap underneath the warm sun. The surrounding patio allows the freedom of lounging in a chair with a good book, chatting over a cup of gourmet coffee with friends, or enjoying the beautiful views from the deck in the comfort of a casual, yet luxurious atmosphere. Crush
Have an intimate party at this alcove of the Martini Bar. With a setting inspired by ice and snow, this is a great place to begin or end the night with friends and a ‘cool’ drink. Hot Glass Show
Celebrity Cruises is collaborating with the expertise of the Corning Museum of Glass to produce the Hot Glass Show, which will provide demonstrations and live performances of glassblowing on the upper deck of the ship. The performances are designed to awe the audience with their art and beauty, as well as educate passengers about the history and science of glassblowing. The Hot Glass Show takes place in a custom-made, outdoor glassmaking studio, and will feature three highly skilled resident glassblowing artists. Cellar Masters
Napa Valley vineyards come alive at sea with this global wine tour at-sea! Guests can enjoy tasting wines from around the world while broadening their knowledge, and maybe even preferences, for fine vintages. Eclipse Theatre
The Eclipse Theatre is a spacious venue with a comfortable and intimate setting for comedy shows, movie screenings, and live production shows. Escape the sun for a few hours during the day, or have a relaxing evening with hysterical comedians, Broadway style plays, or favorite movies. Galleria Tastings
Exclusively onboard Celebrity Eclipse, the Galleria Tastings entices all guest ‘tastes’ of food, drink, fashion, and art. A sophisticated experience, this galleria is a great choice for guest to take a break from the day and broaden their horizons with these great mediums. Celebrity iLounge
Celebrity Eclipse passengers can experience an internet café like never before within this modern lounge environment filled with the latest and best Apple products! Certified staff will assist guests with new applications, essential accessories, in addition to the latest Apple Macbook Pro and iPod products. Visitors can also spend time here emailing family and friends, and keeping up with onshore news!
Fitness / Recreation
Celebrity Eclipse is equipped with a fitness center for the avid athlete, or first-time gym member. Guests can create their own workout on state-of-the-art exercise equipment, take a dip in the resistance swimming pool, participate in a fitness class, or meet with a personal trainer who will create a custom workout plan to fit personal physical ability and health goals!
Step into a soothing oasis where body and mind are revitalized through treatments inspired by exotic cultures. The AquaSpa by Elemis is the perfect place to go to recharge and refresh yourself from long days of fun and adventure during your vacation. You can invigorate your skin and body with an exotic lime and ginger salt glow, then breathe in the cleansing Jasmine flower bathwater as your tensions slowly melt away. With treatments designed to soothe every aspect of your well-being, you'll emerge refreshed and restored. There are other indulgences within the AquaSpa beyond incredible health and beauty treatments. Allow yourself to rediscover your senses in the aromatic warmth of the Persian Garden, or immerse yourself in the soothing salt water of the Thalassotherapy Pool as warm bubbles caress your muscles and skin.
There are many age-specific programs onboard Celebrity Eclipse for children and teens to have a fun cruise experience. Each of these programs is lead by experienced youth staff members who love to have safe and healthy fun!
The Youth Program is geared to six different age groups, is available year round, and is broken down by age group as follows:
- Toddler Time – under 3 years old
- Shipmates – ages 3-5
- Cadets – ages 6-8
- Ensigns – ages 9-11
- Junior Teens – ages 12-14
- Senior Teens – ages 15-17
For a special night out without the kids, parents onboard Celebrity Eclipse can utilize a babysitting service either the ‘Fun Factory’ or in their personal cabin. There is an hourly fee per child, and arrangements for these programs must be made 24 hours in advance with onboard Guest Services. Nerdel Company Partnership
Celebrity Cruises is partnered with Nerdel Company to make their fun youth programs also educational about healthy nutrition and physical activity. With live performances, musical activities, book readings, and more, children will be empowered to make healthy choices and take charge of their own physical well being.
Shops on the Boulevard
Grand walkways lead Celebrity Eclipse shoppers to stunning boutiques filled with fine jewelry, stylish clothing, precious gems, cosmetics, fragrances, and more! Guests can leisurely window shop, or find a special souvenir for themselves or a friend.
You will need three types of clothing on your Celebrity Eclipse cruise: casual shipboard attire or daywear, conservative in-port wear, and eveningwear. Daywear includes slacks or pants, blouses or shirts, knit tops or polo shirts. Bring a pair of sneakers or rubber-soled shoes for deck sports and a swimsuit cover-up for cool areas onboard the ship. Port wear for women includes a casual dress, skirt and blouse, or pants outfit; for men, casual pants or walking shorts, and polo-type shirts. Comfortable walking shoes are also a must. Also, remember to bring extra bathing suits, as well as sun block, sun visors and other types of sun protection.