Celebrity Eclipse (Celebrity Cruises)

Overview

Celebrity Eclipse is the third ship in the Solstice-Class line operated by Celebrity Cruises. Together with her sister ships, Celebrity SolsticeCelebrity Equinox and Celebrity Silhouette, they offer cruise passengers the opportunity to visit some of the worlds most sought after destinations. Experience the spectacular Fjords of Norway, Scandinavia or the icy waters of Russia. Explore the Mediterranean or escape the winter chill to the sun soaked Caribbean, wherever you desire to go, a Solstice-Class ship can take you there.

Regarded as one of the most environmentally friendly ships, Celebrity Eclipse is equipped with an optimised hull design, highly-efficient hull coatings and on board lighting; the benefit is that the Solstice-Class ships save 30% more energy than other ships of their kind.

Onboard Celebrity Eclipse passengers are invited to relax within the opulent surroundings, experience fine dining and world class cuisine throughout the ships many restaurants and eateries. Pamper yourself in the luxury Spa area or simply watch the world go by from the comfort of your stateroom balcony.

The main dining experience onboard Celebrity Eclipse is to be found in the Moonlight Sonata Restaurant, a two-tier decadent hall-space on decks 3 and 4 offering traditional first-class cruise service. Celebrity Eclipse chefs offer guests daily menus featuring perfectly prepared cuisine sampling dishes from around the world, indulge yourself with a truly memorable dining experience.

Dine at the Tuscan Grille, a contemporary steakhouse with a hint of Italian ambience where guests are invited to sample not just flavoured steaks but seafood, pastas and salads in this rustic and sophisticated venue. Wines number in their variety and are perfectly matched to each dish. Do book early to avoid disappointment.

Guests are also invited to taste a modern take on French Continental cuisine at Murano restaurant, with classic design decor and dishes crafted from the finest ingredients. For a more modern take on food, head to Qsine® where you can order fascinating contemporary dishes from Celebrity Cruises interactive iPad® menu.

The primary evening entertainment is to be found at the Eclipse Theatre, relax whilst enjoying Broadway style production shows, live audiences, circus acts, musicals and more. Check your free copy of Celebrity Today newspaper (delivered to your stateroom) for show times and listings.

Relax with a good book, meet up with friends or simply watch the world go by from one of the many comfortable and serene lounge spaces on board Celebrity Eclipse, watch the sun go down at the Sunset Bar, or become hypnotised by the flow of the waves whilst enjoying a coffee at the Ocean View bar. Whatever your mood, Celebrity Eclipse welcomes you to enjoy your cruise at your own pace.

For active guests there is state of the art exercise equipment to be found in the fitness centre on deck 12, or take advantage of the jogging track that on deck 14, on deck 15 you’ll even find a basketball court for team orientated exercise.

Afterwards you may wish to pamper yourself in the serene environment provided by the AquaSpa by Elmis. In this world-class spa, you can enjoy treatments including Thalassotherapy seawater baths and Rasul body care, and also featuring medicinal muds and an herbal steambaths.

Staterooms onboard Celebrity Eclipse are stylishly decorated and fitted with modern amenities, most include their own balconies the perfect place for guests to lie back, relax and take in the unmistakable luxury of a Celebrity Cruises holiday. All staterooms include en-suite facilities and 24 hour room service.

Trivia

In 2010, due to the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano, UK airspace and airports were closed over fears of flight safety. In an act of kindness Celebrity Cruises bosses used the recently completed Celebrity Eclipse to rescue 2000 British tourists stranded in Spain. Departing from Southampton and arriving in Bilbao on the 21st April, Celebrity Eclipse returned the British tourists safely on 23rd April 2010 (St. Georges Day).



Ship info

Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises
Status: In service
Ship size: Resort Ship
Ship class: Solstice
Sister ships: None
Passengers: 2,852
Staterooms: 1,400
Total crew: 1,271
Ship length: 314.8 m
Ship beam: 36.8 m
Ship draft: 8.3 m
Tonnage: 122,000
No. of decks: 15
Elevators: 12
Service speed: 24.0 knots
Onboard currency: US Dollar
Registry port: Valletta (Malta)
IMO number: 9404314
Call sign: 9HXC9
 

Build details

Shipyard: Meyer Werft, Germany
Build date: January 2009
Build cost: Approx £503.2 million GBP
Entered service: February 2010


 

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