For those of you who may not be familiar with the term ship visit, this is where, usually for a small charge of around £25pp, your taken on a guided tour of a ship and get to discover all the ships amenities, public areas, staterooms (or cabins) and if your lucky, lunch in the main restaurant! It really is a great way to find out about the ship before deciding to take a cruise on her.
Celebrity Eclipse was amazing and certainly lived up to her reputation! A few of my personal highlights included:
The real lawn at the Lawn Club, yes real grass on a cruise ship! Tended by a resident gardener it was receiving a clipping as we were being shown round.
The speciality restaurants look like an absolute must whilst onboard, the innovative Qsine where your orders are placed by ipad and dessert chosen by rubiks cube!
Murano for fine dining and the Tuscan Grill for melt in the mouth steak.
In the main dining room which is white, light and bright there is an amazing showcase two storey wine rack surrounded by mirrors and lights.
The two storey Eclipse theatre was just like being in the West-End.
Although kids are well catered for with the two separate kids club areas, this ship will definitely appeal to couples looking for sophisticated cruising.
The whole ambience was relaxed, there were plenty of different bars to suit all tastes including a separate Martini bar.