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Celebrity Eclipse Review

2019 Best Overall
2019 Best Overall
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Celebrity Eclipse
4.5 / 5.0
1921 reviews

Pros
Excellent fine dining, active bar scene, quiet spaces to relax and robust suite perks
Cons
Anyone not traveling in suites (the vast majority) are excluded from certain bars and restaurants
Bottom Line
One of the most sophisticated, stylish and contemporary mainstream cruise experiences

About

Passengers
2,850

Crew
1,250

Passenger to Crew
2.28:1

Launched
2010

Shore Excursions
533
Sails To
Alaska, Australia & New Zealand, Asia, Hawaii, South Pacific
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Adam Coulter
Cruise Critic UK Managing Editor

Celebrity Eclipse Overview

Celebrity Eclipse is scheduled for an extensive refurbishment in March 2020 when the ship will receive additional suites, cabin upgrades and transformations of several venues. Michael's Club will become the Retreat Lounge with its own sun deck and the Oceanview Cafe buffet and Cellar Masters wine bar will be redesigned.

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Celebrity Eclipse is, without a doubt, 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 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.

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


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
  • Gratuities, only if you booked your cruise in Australia and New Zealand in AU or NZ dollars

Not included with your cruise fare:

  • Gratuities ($15.50 per person, per day for those in standard cabins; $16 per person, per day, for Concierge and AquaClass passengers; and $19 per person, per day, for those staying in suites)
  • 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
  • Select themed parties
  • Photos and artwork

Top Celebrity Eclipse Itineraries

Celebrity Eclipse
14 night south pacific cruise

Melbourne, Noumea, Isle of Pines (New Caledonia), Mare, Port Vila, Luganville, Mystery Island, Isle of Pines (New Caledonia), Melbourne

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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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Celebrity Eclipse Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.5
Dining5.04.3
Entertainment4.03.9
Public Rooms5.04.6
Fitness Recreation4.04.2
Family4.03.9
Enrichment4.03.8
Service4.04.6
Value For Money4.04.1

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Where does Celebrity Eclipse sail from?

Celebrity Eclipse departs from Vancouver, Honolulu, Sydney, Auckland, Singapore, Melbourne and Yokohama

How much does it cost to go on Celebrity Eclipse?

Cruises on Celebrity Eclipse start from A$284 per person.

Is Celebrity Eclipse a good ship to cruise on?

Celebrity Eclipse won 97 awards over the years, including Best Overall, Best Overall and Best for Cabins in 2019.

Awards and Recognition

Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice

  • 2019 Best Overall
  • 2019 Best Overall
  • 2019 Best for Cabins
  • 2019 Best for Cabins
  • 2019 Best for Dining
  • 2019 Best for Dining
  • 2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation
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  • 2019 Best for Public Rooms
  • 2019 Best for Public Rooms
  • 2019 Best for Service
  • 2019 Best for Service
  • 2019 Best for Shore Excursions
  • 2019 Best for Value
  • 2019 Best for Value
  • 2019 Best for First Timers
  • 2018 Best Overall
  • 2018 Best for Cabins
  • 2018 Best for Cabins
  • 2018 Best for Dining
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  • 2018 Best for Embarkation
  • 2018 Best for Public Rooms
  • 2018 Best for Service
  • 2018 Best for Value
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  • 2017 Best for Cabins
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  • 2017 Best for Dining
  • 2017 Best for Dining
  • 2017 Best for Fitness & Recreation
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  • 2017 Best for Public Rooms
  • 2017 Best for Public Rooms
  • 2017 Best for Service
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  • 2017 Best for Value
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  • 2017 Best for Families
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  • 2016 Best for Cabins
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  • 2016 Best for Dining
  • 2016 Best for Dining
  • 2016 Best for Embarkation
  • 2016 Best for Fitness & Recreation
  • 2016 Best for Fitness & Recreation
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  • 2016 Best for Public Rooms
  • 2016 Best for Service
  • 2016 Best for Service
  • 2016 Best for Value
  • 2016 Best for Families
  • 2015 Best Overall
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  • 2015 Best for Cabins
  • 2015 Best for Cabins
  • 2015 Best for Dining
  • 2015 Best for Dining
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  • 2015 Best for Embarkation
  • 2015 Best for Entertainment
  • 2015 Best for Fitness
  • 2015 Best for Fitness
  • 2015 Best for Public Rooms
  • 2015 Best for Public Rooms
  • 2015 Best for Service
  • 2015 Best for Service
  • 2015 Best for Shore Excursions
  • 2015 Best for Shore Excursions
  • 2015 Best for Value
  • 2015 Best for Value
  • 2015 Best for Families
  • 2014 Best Overall
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  • 2014 Best for Cabins
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  • 2014 Best for Public Rooms
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  • 2014 Best for Shore Excursions
  • 2014 Best for Value
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  • 2013 Best for Cabins
  • 2013 Best for Dining
  • 2013 Best for Entertainment
  • 2013 Best for Fitness
  • 2013 Best for Public Rooms
  • 2013 Best for Service
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Celebrity Eclipse Member Reviews

Celebrity Eclipse
dhaslett87
Sail Date: Nov 2019
I chose Celebrity because I had heard and read positive things about them and they had a rare round trip sailing from L.A. available. I was very impressed overall. The Eclipse is a beautiful ship.... Read More
Celebrity Eclipse
TeeRick
Sail Date: Jan 2020
Last impression: No issues with the Celebrity Eclipse. Just bad weather caused us disappointment!... Read More
Celebrity Eclipse
SBaxter304
Sail Date: Nov 2019
We sailed on the Eclipse about 8 years ago and knew the ship was due for refurbishment next year so we were concerned it may be a bit worn about the edges but to our surprise it was very well maintained... Read More
Celebrity Eclipse
gourmetlover
Sail Date: Sep 2019
Went with friends who had never sailed on Celebrity. They were very impressed. We had been on Eclipse before and knew what to expect.... Read More

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4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating

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Celebrity Solstice
5.0 / 5.0
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An sophisticated ship transporting 2,850 passengers in style with open-air movies and cabanas at the Lawn Club, great restaurants and a Canyon Ranch spa.

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4.5 / 5.0
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Chic atmosphere featuring grassy Lawn Club with Corning Museum glass blowing shows, gourmet dining options and spa cabins and cuisine.

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4.5 / 5.0
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Caters to the chic city slicker with a Lawn Club, Apple computer classes and bars specializing in everything from martinis to cocktails to craft beer.

Celebrity Silhouette
5.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating

Cultured vibe; features the country club-style Lawn Club with extra-fee Hamptons-inspired The Porch, suites-only restaurant and multimillion-dollar art collection.

Celebrity Reflection

Sophisticated vibe; attractions include the country club-style Lawn Club, the Martini Bar, suites only restaurants and multimillion dollar art collection.

Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Edge is Celebrity's edgiest ships featuring the revolutionary Magic Carpet, a tennis-court sized moveable deck, and rooms that convert from inside to outside with the touch of a button. 

Celebrity Apex

Celebrity Apex is the second of four new cruise ships that will debut under Celebrity's Edge Class moniker. Beyond will launch in 2020.

Celebrity Xploration

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Celebrity Beyond

The third of four new Edge Class ships will launch in Fall 2021 and will feature several innovations debuted by Celebrity Edge.

Celebrity Edge IV

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