Celebrity Eclipse Review

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The third ship in Celebrity’s Solstice-class, Celebrity Eclipse was launched in 2010 with all the premium features previously introduced by the cruise line, including The Lawn Club, a buffet restaurant with stations instead of lines, spa-inspired accommodations, and more specialty dining options. In addition, Celebrity Eclipse introduced a new restaurant concept Qsine—serving playful reinventions of familiar foods—and the Celebrity iLounge—an Internet center with the latest tech gadgets from Apple. Winter months find Celebrity Eclipse sailing 14-day exotic Southern Caribbean cruises, while she spends the summer season in Europe offering itineraries from Southampton, England, that roam from the Baltic Sea and Norwegian coastal regions to the Mediterranean.

Solstice-class ships are the largest in the Celebrity fleet. While the ships are contemporary in design—even a bit edgy for Celebrity—the line included enough spaces with old-world ambience to satisfy traditionalists. The atmosphere is not unlike a hip boutique hotel yet filled with grand spaces, as well as intimate nooks and crannies. Celebrity Reflection adds an additional deck for more high-end suite accommodations.

The Lawn Club, a half acre of real grass on deck 15, is where you can play genteel games of croquet, practice golf putting, indulge in lawn games and picnics, or simply take barefoot strolls. In a nearby open-air "theater" on Solstice, Eclipse, and Equinox, artisans demonstrate glassmaking in the Hot Glass Show. A similar space on Silhouette and Reflection houses an outdoor grill restaurant, and those ships also have private cabanas in the Lawn Club (for a fee). These ships have a lot to offer families, with a family pool and the most extensive children's facilities in the Celebrity fleet.

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