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  1. I am not seeing an officers page in the dailies I took pictures of. Is it usually an insert? I have a folder of the papers I kept and will try to find it there.
  2. Hello! We were up before the sun most days and opened our curtains, so I’m not sure how well they block out the light. It seems like they did on the couple of days we did sleep later, but someone else might want to comment on that. I do remember that the curtain tracks overlap each other by about 6”, so that helps avoid a gap between the curtains.
  3. We boarded at 11:00 and were just told that it would be announced when rooms were ready. I didn't ask if we could go sooner. We just carried on a backpack each, so we just kept them with us.
  4. Glad you are enjoying it. I hope I'm not making it too long! LOL
  5. Everything we had there was very good! The pastries are all included. 🙂 There’s a charge for the coffees, but if you have a beverage package, they are covered.
  6. DAY 3 - ICY STRAIT POINT: The day started out rainy and cool. We weren't scheduled to arrive in Icy Strait Point until 3:30, so we were really hoping for a change in the weather before then! After breakfast at the Ocean View Cafe, we went back to the Sky Lounge to relax and watch for whales and approaching scenery. Even with the cloudy conditions, we enjoyed the beautiful mountains when we could catch glimpses of them. Later, we decided to whale watch from our balcony. We were not disappointed! We were excited to see some humpback whales
  7. DAY 2 - INSIDE PASSAGE: We started our first day at sea at Cafe al Bacio with a table at the window. There were so many options of yummy treats, including a couple of gluten-free and sugar-free items. I chose a banana muffin and had the first of many lattes of the week. We had a more substantial breakfast in the Ocean View Cafe later and then spent some time lounging at the front of the ship in the Sky Lounge. It was a lazy day, and we enjoyed just hanging out and watching for whales...we did see a couple, although I didn't get a great pho
  8. hsk1977

    hubbard glacier

    We were on Celebrity Eclipse last week, and we had amazing weather at Hubbard Glacier. They said we got the closest Eclipse has ever gotten, but I didn’t catch the exact distance. It was absolutely stunning, though. There was lots of calving too. They did turn the ship 360 degrees while we were there.
  9. We were on Eclipse last week. We both loved the French Onion Soup. I had the Steak Dianne one night, and it was the best steak I had had in a long time. It was a thing cut but was tender and perfectly cooked. Here are the Moonlight Sonata dinner menus from the days we ate there last week, in no particular order:
  10. Wow!!!! I’m so jealous but also excited for you guys that you saw breaching! We did our whale watching excursion in Juneau. (I’m still working in getting my trip report written but will post pics when I get to that day.) Ours was a great excursion and we saw lots of whales, but no breaches. Great pics!!
  11. You're welcome! I know when I was planning, I wanted to read as much as I could. I have lots more to share and will try to cover another day or two this evening after work. Back to the real world today! 😭
  12. We were onboard yesterday morning! 😁 If it helps, we were in group 11 and were disembarking at 8:30. Customs/immigration were pretty fast, and then we walked back to Waterfront Station and caught the train to YVR. We got there probably around 10. I don’t remember the exact time, but I know we were way too early to check our luggage for our 3:17 flight and had to wait quite a while.
  13. DAY 1 - EMBARKATION IN VANCOUVER: Sunday morning, we tagged our luggage and called the front desk to have it taken to the cruise terminal. Pretty soon, it was on its way to the ship, and we were on our way there as well! We were told we could board as early as 10:30, so that's when we went. It didn't take long at all to get through the line and head up the gangway to the beautiful Celebrity Eclipse. By 11:00 am, we were onboard with our champagne and checking out the views from deck. 😍 When we originally booked our cruise back in October, we chose an obstructed vera
  14. My husband and I just got home from our first ever Celebrity Cruise (first cruise at all in ten years), which was also our first trip to Alaska. We booked last October, and over the last several months I have done most of my research right here on Cruise Critic. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading every review I could of Celebrity Eclipse, as well as other Celebrity sailings to Alaska. That being the case, I wanted to submit my own review/trip report here. I will probably be repeating a lot of what others have said, but maybe some of you will enjoy reading it anyway, or maybe it will be of som
  15. Yep, same flight! Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading the rest of your review. I'm about to start mine as well. I want to document everything while it's fresh in my mind!
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