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M/S Eclipse vital statistics
Company: Celebrity Cruises
Home Port: Valetta, Malta
Gross Tonnage: 121,878 tons
Cruising Speed: 24 knots
Passenger Capacity: 2,852
Passenger Decks: 16
Voyages sailed on this ship: Pacific/Hawaii
M/S Celebrity Eclipse is a Solstice-class cruise ship
belonging to Celebrity Cruises. She was built at the Meyer-Werft
shipyard in Papenberg, Germany, and went into service in 2010.
Despite our preference for smaller ships (fewer than 1000
passengers) we really enjoyed our 15 night voyage on the Eclipse.
She is the first ship we’ve ever been on that boasts a “Lawn Club”,
that is, a putting green / croquet court featuring real grass growing
on the top deck!
The Celebrity Eclipse is airy and spacious and has a greater space
to passenger ratio than many ships of her size.
Stateroom 8166 on the Eclipse.. A bright and airy,
pleasant cabin with a sliding door leading to a balcony.
The cabin was well-equipped and had a very
Another view of the pleasant and spacious cabin 8166.
A closer view of the balcony in stateroom 8166. The
balcony was probably the largest we’ve had and featured
an unimpeded view of the Pacific Ocean. We enjoyed
sitting out here last thing at night, drinking a nightcap
and listening to the soporific sounds of the sea, and
looking at the starry skies above us.
The indoor pool, spa and solarium on Deck 14. If there
was too much of a sea breeze outside, it was pleasant
to relax in here where there was a constant, pleasantly
warm temperature. There was also a breakfast buffet
consisting of smoothies and healthier food options.
One end of the pool featured a wall of greenery
(shown) while the other end showed a relaxing water
The main pool deck and hot tubs. Photo taken from our
vantage point at the pool bar.
The Lawn Club on Deck 15. The Eclipse is the first ship
we’ve been on to have real grass growing. In the
background (to the right) you can see the Hot Glass
centre, where passengers could learn the art of glass-
blowing and could create their own unique souvenir to
The bright and airy Sky Lounge on Deck 14. This large
venue featured superb views of the ocean as well as
being the main evening music venue. During the day
you could also participate in quizzes and game shows.
We spent a lot of time in the Sky Lounge!
Quasar, on Deck 4. This was a 1970s-themed bar with
psychedelic lighting. Quizzes, games and karaoke took
place here most nights; even if there was no featured
entertainment it was a pleasant place to perch on bar
stools and enjoy the atmosphere and the company.
The impressive multi-tiered Eclipse Theatre. This was
where talks, presentations and lectures took place
during the day, and the main evening entertainment on
the night, with the superb ship’s orchestra and the
talented singers, dancers and aerialists.
Celebrity Eclipse at anchor off Kona, Kailua, Hawaii in