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CELEBRITY
ECLIPSE
PHOTO TOUR
AND
COMMENTARY
Overview............................................................Page One

Pools, Spa, Sports...............................................
Page Two

Shops and Other Public Areas............................Page Three

Bars, Lounges, Nighttime Entertainment..............Page Four

Dining..................................................................Page Five

Accommodations..................................................Page Six

Exterior Photos..................................................Profile Page
Pools, Spa, Sports and Open Decks is next.

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OVERVIEW

Celebrity Eclipse is a sophisticated, elegant
cruise ship with a relaxed feel.  Her interiors are
visually stunning but in a contemporary
understated style.  Attention to detail both in the
design and in the service provided are
watchwords.  Yet, the atmosphere is friendly and
unpretentious.

As on the two previous ships of Celebrity's
Solstice class (
See profiles of sister ships
Celebrity Solstice
and Celebrity Equinox),
Eclipse offers an array of options in dining,
entertainment and activities.  There are 10 dining
venues onboard ranging from the casual buffet to
quite sophisticated specialty restaurants.  
However, even in the casual venues and in the
main dining room, the food is taken seriously.  
The entertainment and the onboard activities
appeal to those who are intellectually and
culturally-inclined but yet retain an element of fun.

Passengers tend to be successful members of the
"baby boom" generation" but there is a wide
range of ages onboard.  The ship has formal
nights in which most of the guests participate but
most of the time the dress code is smart casual.

Eclipse is a large ship (122,000 tons) and can
carry more than 2,800 passengers.  However, the
number and variety of the public spaces is
conducive to good passenger flow around the
ship.  There is no feeling of being overcrowded.  
Rather, the feeling is one of spaciousness.

From a technological perspective, Eclipse is also
a superior ship.  She can cruise at a quite
respectable 24 knots.  Moreover, her hull was
designed with hydrodynamics in mind so she can
cut through the water rather than bounce on the
waves.  In addition, the hull has been coated with
a non-toxic silicone to reduce drag thus
increasing fuel efficiency.

The half acre of lawn on her top deck is not the
only green thing on the ship.  She has advanced
recycling facilities, is equipped with 216 solar
panels and utilizes technologies that re-capture
waste heat.

Eclipse's two Solstice-class predecessors have
been well received by passengers and critics.  
Accordingly, Eclipse follows in the tradition of
Solstice and Equinox without any radical
departures.  There have been some changes,
however.  The most significant of these is the
addition of the Qsine restaurant in place of the
Silk Harvest found on earlier ships.  Qsine is a
new dining concept that is innovative both in its
menu and in the way the meals are presented.  
There is also the new iLounge, replacing the
Internet Café with a venue that not only offers
Internet access and computer training but which
sells Apple products.

There have also been changes in the decor
ranging from structural changes to the Grand
Staircase to changes in the artwork.  Since the
ship is intended to serve the British market, the
colours utilized are designed to appeal to British
tastes.

Along the same lines, various changes in the
ship's amenities have been made to harmonize
with the British lifestyle such as having tea kettles
in the staterooms.  In the theater, the shows draw
from the European circus tradition, West End
musicals and from British rock.  Thus, while the
experience on Eclipse is very much the Celebrity
product, Eclipse has her own character.

Consistent with the ship's outreach to the British
market, Eclipse will be sailing out of
Southampton, England during the summer season
with itineraries to the Mediterranean, the Baltic
and other European ports.  In the colder months,
she will be sailing from Miami to the Caribbean.
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The Guest Relations Desk (above) is on one side of the Grand Foyer
while the Shore Excursions Desk (right) is on the other.

Celebrity Destinations, the future cruise sales office (below) is on
Deck Five.
A dramatic staircase arises from the  
Grand Foyer (above).
Helping to give Eclipse her own character is an extensive art collection, including some 4,500
works.  The majority of these works are contemporary but they also include works retained by
Celebrity when Celebrity Galaxy left the fleet. (
See photo tour of Galaxy).

The theme of the collection is "the rare and the unexpected" and it features works from the Miami
art scene.
Cruise ship photo tour and guide - - Celebrity Eclipse - - Celebrity Cruises - - page 1
Rising up from the Grand Foyer through the
center of the ship is an atrium and midway up
the atrium is Robert Chamber's "Pearl
Eclipse,"which includes a live tree.
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Above: Captain Panagiotis Skylogiannis


Below: Hotel Director Simon Weir
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