Celebrity Eclipse

helenI joined my colleague Sonia and a group of 40 Travel Stop clients on the Celebrity Eclipse for a 4 night short cruise to Cork.

We sailed from Southampton and I was extremely impressed at the size and grandeur of Celebrity Eclipse. We had a balcony stateroom which was spacious, very modern and the balcony was a good size. We had dinner with part of the Escorted Group in the main dining room ‘Moonlight Sonata’. The décor, especially the lighting was amazing and the food was out of this world. In the evenings there was a variety of entertainment to go and watch or you could go for cocktails in the Martini Bar, Michael’s Club or dance the night away.

The first day we arrived into Cork in the afternoon. Cork, formerly, Queenstown, was the Titanic’s last port of call before she sank. 123 passengers boarded here on that fated voyage. We visited the Titanic Museum and walked up the picturesque hill to the church at the top. The next day we set sail in the afternoon. The Travel Stop group were also very privileged to be given a private tour of the Bridge by one of the First Officers. This was a real treat as no other guest was able to do this. We also got a private tour of the Galley, which was another advantage of travelling with Travel Stop, as everyone else onboard had to join the general tour which had 200+ people on it! All of our clients were thrilled.

groupThe next day we set sail in the afternoon. The Travel Stop group were also very privileged to be given a private tour of the Bridge by one of the First Officers. This was a real treat as no other guest was able to do this. We also got a private tour of the Galley, which was another advantage of travelling with Travel Stop, as everyone else onboard had to join the general tour which had 200+ people on it! All of our clients were thrilled.

 

On the last evening we dined in one of the speciality restaurants called ‘Qsine’ which was a ‘round the world’ dining experience in which we ordered our food using an ipad each. There are 4 Speciality restaurants onboard Tuscan Grille, Blu, Murano and Qsine.

All in all this was a superb short break and a great way to experience a bit of luxury.