Life on the Ocean Waves
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Artemis Braemar Arcadia M/S Celebrity Eclipse
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 Built: 2010 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 comfortable bed.
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 feature.
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 take home.
Stateroom 8166 on the Celebity Eclipse Another view of stateroom 8166 View of balcony in stateroom 8166 The relaxing indoor pool and solarium The main pool and jacuzzi deck on the Eclipse The Lawn Club on deck 15, featuring real grass! The light and airy Sky Lounge on Deck 14 The psychedelic Quasar lounge on Deck 4 The impressive multi-tiered Eclipse Theatre on Deck 4
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 in November 2019
Celebrity Eclipse at anchor off Kona, Kailua, Hawaii in November 2019.