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The GRAND TOUR of Celebrity Eclipse & S-Class Ships in Pictures and Video - Part 2

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This is the Second Part of the Grand Tour of Celebrity Eclipse and other S-Class ships.

 

The First Part covers:

S-Class ships interior design and layout

Various Cabins: from Inside Cabins to Sky Suites (S2)

Video of the Celebrity Solstice

And more...

 

The next part is Sky Suite mini-suitescategory S1

 

A few looks at 7356 on the Eclipse (note: similar cabin may have different numbers on different S-Class ships)

 

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Nicely appointed cabins.

A strange design feature of the "corner" Sky Suites - load bearing metal posts in the middle of the room.

Not a sign of sophisticated ship design to say the least.

The number of posts varies from 1 to 2 in different cabins of this category.

 

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7356 balcony on the Eclipse

 

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S1 Sky Suites balconies have a privacy issue (Decks 6 - 11 on the Eclipse).

You can see people below....

 

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...and you can be seen from above:

 

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Coming next: Sky Suite 2151 on Deck 12.

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2151

 

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S1 Sky Suites on Deck 12 are somewhat different (compare furniture layout) with only one post in the middle of the cabin.

 

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The balcony is private under massive overhang.

 

 

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There may be some noise from the public deck above:

 

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To be continued...

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S1 Sky Suites: note the important difference between the Eclipse and the Silhouette.

 

Celebrity website states the Silhouette is 6" longer, 400 GT larger than the Eclipse, and carries 36 more passengers.

 

 

Deck 6 aft balconies on S-Class ships sit right on the blue roof of Tuscan Grille specialty restaurant.

On the Silhouette, the superstructure has been stretched aft covering the balconies on deck 6 and leaving less open space on the blue roof.

 

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Below: the Eclipse (L) and the Silhouette ®.

Note open balconies on deck 6 and longer blue roof on the Eclipse, and covered balconies on the Sihouette with less blue roof exposed (crew members work there sometimes).

 

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Another difference.

The overhang is larger on the Eclipse.

 

Celebrity Eclipse (L) and Celebrity Silhouette ®:

 

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Coming next: a few looks at full suites on Celebrity S-Class ships.

Thank you and stay tuned...

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Celebrity Suites (12 cabins) on the Celebrity Eclipse.

 

These are "two window suites".

 

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The bedroom has no window.

 

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Next is: Celebrity Suite balcony

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Celebrity Suite balcony

 

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Celebrity Suite balcony on the Celebrity Silhouette:

 

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Next will be: Royal Suite

To be continued...

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Thank you for posting the pics, I really appreciate it! It makes me even more excited for our cruise in March! I enjoyed your other thread as well.

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No window in the bedroom in the suites? That would be just as bad as having an inside. :eek: Lovely apart from that though. :D

 

Thanks cruisetrail. Keep 'em coming.

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There is a matte glass "tile" window (behind the sofa) but not a real outside window.

 

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Nice pics. How did you get access to all these different room types?

 

Having sailed Eclipse last Spring Break in an aft CC balcony, I can report that privacy was not an issue. You had to go to the rail to be seen. :)

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There is a matte glass "tile" window (behind the sofa) but not a real outside window.

 

 

Ah, at least that will allow some light from the lounge then.

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Dear readers, you are most welcome!

 

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There are 8 Royal Suites on the Celebrity Eclipse

 

RS is a "three window" cabin.

 

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Royal Suite balcony on the Celebrity Silhouette

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There are 2 Penthouse Suites that boast the largest number of windows (6).

You can book onthis cabin for about $15,000 for a 7 day cruise.

So you'll be able to sit by a different window almost every day just for some $2,500 per window.

 

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Some basic statistics through the prizm of "modern luxury".

 

All cruise lines start their brochures with glamorous pictures of their best cabins.

However, as consumers, we must bear in mind that standard balcony cabins (not suites) define and represent the level of "luxury" of a crise ship accomodation.

 

Even though, some "luxury" figures to think about.

Celebrity Eclipse has 66 suites (total) that is about 5% of all cabins.

Celebrity Eclipse - 44 mini-suites.

Princess Grand Class - 188 mini-suites (suites total are 13 - 15%).

HAL Signature Class - ~11% of all cabins are various suites (about 100 much larger not-so-mini suites are priced comparably to Celebrity 44 mini-suites).

 

We have known a lot about the inside of Celebrity cabins at this point.

Now we go to the next critical part - Location! Location! Location!

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We are becoming accustomed to enjoying our evening meal and glass of red while looking at your pictorial tour cruisetrail :D

 

The Penthouse Suites are gorgeous, but we had our whole trip on the Middle - Far East cruise, including flights and 2 nights in hotels pre and post cruise for little more than the price of a daily window :eek:

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Celebrity S-Class ships design is complicated with humps, overhang with huge supports, inconvenient lifeboats location.

 

It's better seen in comparison with RCI Freedom Clas ships.

 

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Cabins on the hump are the least affected by the negative factors. They are closer to the sea, have no lifeboats below.

 

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Hump cabins are the most popular.

Slanted balconies on the hump are much deeper than standard ones.

The pictures below show all the details to help you make the right choice.

 

Celebrity Sihouette

 

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Ten standard cabins on the hump are connecting cabins.

On the background of the numerous contoversial design "features" of Celebrity Eclipse, a one thing really stands out - connecting doors.

You'll see an extra pair of doors in the hallway instead of a door in the wall between two cabins.

 

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To be continued.....

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Different view of the interconnecting doors and the exterior door :)

 

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so are connecting cabins or balconies any smaller to make up for the room of the little "foyer" or is that extra space for those cabins? On the deck plans, you don't see that mapped out, if you know what I mean....

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so are connecting cabins or balconies any smaller to make up for the room of the little "foyer" or is that extra space for those cabins? On the deck plans, you don't see that mapped out, if you know what I mean....

 

No smaller. All of the regular balcony cabins on Equinox and Solstice have the doors set back like that, as far as I know. Ours did on Equinox and balcony cabins were same on Solstice.

 

We had an inside cabin for the first time on Solstice and had extra space in the doorway as the doors were flush with the corridor.

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so are connecting cabins or balconies any smaller to make up for the room of the little "foyer" or is that extra space for those cabins? On the deck plans, you don't see that mapped out, if you know what I mean....

 

Typically same size (with or without extra doors).

 

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but.....look at the deck plans. there are cabins, side by side, some are connecting, some are not, and they all take up the same space and they all are the same size. but it doesn't show that little foyer area, which doesn't butt out into the hall, as connecting rooms don't bulge out into the hallway....the rooms must be a tad smaller....just thinking....

better stop thinking....

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but.....look at the deck plans. there are cabins, side by side, some are connecting, some are not, and they all take up the same space and they all are the same size. but it doesn't show that little foyer area, which doesn't butt out into the hall, as connecting rooms don't bulge out into the hallway....the rooms must be a tad smaller....just thinking....

better stop thinking....

 

Deck plans are schematic and simplified (all ships).

They skip such details like little foyers, etc.

 

Mistakes do happen sometimes (we'll make some corrections later).

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Thanks for that info. So looking forward to our April trip, its great to get an idea what to expect.

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