Celebrity Eclipse Is Member of Solstice Class
The Celebrity Eclipse is the third in a series of five members of the Solstice class of ships of Celebrity Cruises.
The Celebrity Eclipse joined two other ships in the Solstice class, the Celebrity Solstice (2008) and the Celebrity Equinox (2009). The class of ships quickly become very popular and, as these photos show, her interiors are gorgeous. Since the Celebrity Eclipse was launched, Celebrity added two additional sister ships, the Celebrity Silhouette, and the Celebrity Reflection.
The Celebrity Eclipse was named on April 24, 2010, in a gala christening celebration in London. The Eyjafjallajökull volcano added some excitement to the new ship's first week in service. The pre-inaugural activities included an unexpected "repatriation" mission that evacuated stranded British tourists home from Spain. The excitement continued when the naming ceremony featured the ship's godmother, the courageous yachtswoman, and breast cancer survivor Emma Pontin.
The Celebrity Eclipse sails the Caribbean in the winter months and Europe in the summer, with repositioning cruises between the two continents in the spring and fall.
These Celebrity Eclipse pictures provide an excellent look at the interiors of the cruise ship.
Like her sister ship the Celebrity Solstice, the Celebrity Eclipse has a large tree in the elevator lobby.
Statues on Celebrity Eclipse Boulevard
These two headless statues are located in the same place as these two are on the Celebrity Solstice. I think I like the Solstice ones better!
The Celebrity Eclipse Fitness Center is located next to the AquaSpa, but has a separate entrance.
Cabins and Suites
The cabins and suites on the Celebrity Eclipse are much like those in the other Solstice class Ships.<p>The 3000-passenger ship has over 1400 cabins, with 11 different cabin categories ranging in size (and price) from the 140 inside staterooms to the two luxurious penthouse suites.
Lounges and Bars
Like her sister ships, the Celebrity Eclipse has at least 14 places for its guests to enjoy a drink and/or socialize with cruise friends.
Outdoor Areas and Exteriors
The Celebrity Eclipse is a beautiful ship, with interesting interior and exterior venues. In addition to the swimming pool, the pool deck has comfortable padded lounge chairs and hot tubs. The adults-only Solarium pool is indoors with a glass roof and provides a quiet respite in all types of weather.
Celebrity SunWalk 2010
The Celebrity Eclipse naming celebration coincided with a marathon walk in Southampton, the "Celebrity SunWalk," raising funds for the breast cancer charity, "Walk the Walk." The charity was founded by Nina Barough, who served as Godmother of Celebrity Eclipse's sister ship, Celebrity Equinox.