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Ladygags

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    Perth, Australia
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    Photography, reading, baking
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    Celebrity Cruises
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Mediterranean

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  1. Hi Suekay, Are you on the Silhouette 14 September cruise getting into Civitavecchia on 22 Sept? We are on this cruise and also need to go to Ciampino airport for an 11.50am Ryanair flight and are looking at arranging a private transfer. If you are - would you be willing to share a transfer? Thanks Lisa
  2. Thanks for these details. We are considering doing Segway tour in Florence but it starts at 9.30am so doesn't sound like we'll be able to get there in time if we take the Celebrity Florence on your own tour. Really enjoyed reading your review - I'm counting down the days til we are onboard again!
  3. Hi, Thanks for your review. We are doing a similar itinerary this November on board the Reflection. Can you please tell me what time the Celebrity Florence On Your Own bus trip left from Livorno and approximately what time you arrived in Florence. Thanks from Australia!
  4. Found these photos and review from CruiseDiva who was on board Eclipse for the Conveyance. http://***************/Eclipse_Conveyance_2.htm Celebrity Eclipse is the third of five Solstice-class ships being built at Meyer Werft for Celebrity Cruises. At 1,040 feet long and 121 feet wide, the 122,000 ton Eclipse will carry 2,850 passengers in stylish comfort. Even in her unfinished state it was obvious from what we could see that she will be as beautifully appointed as her predecessors. Tile murals already in place along the staircase connecting the Aquaspa on Deck 12 and Relaxation Lounge on Deck 11 are simply exquisite. The spa itself will have an earthier green-based color scheme and a slightly altered entryway to separate and improve the flow between the fitness center and main spa areas. After picking our way through the Persian Garden and through the Relaxation Lounge, we headed for the Grand Foyer, which already has its 18-foot tree in place. On Eclipse, the "pot" is a round vessel crafted of the same resin that's used in race car bodies—super strong and light. Beneath a crystal chandelier, the asymmetrical Grand Foyer staircase will be the place for grand entrances. No tour of a Solstice-class ship would be complete without a stop at the Martini Bar on Promenade Deck. While the bar itself isn't covered in ice yet, the aft wall celebrates the ice theme with organic shapes depicting the cracking of ice. Basically, the rest of Promenade Deck is identical in layout to the other Solstice-class ships with the only alterations being made in the color schemes and décor. Also like the other ships, a two-deck wine tower anchors the main restaurant, which appeared huge in its unfurnished state. Up to the Entertainment Deck, we stopped to admire the inlaid floor in the Entertainment Court below before passing through the Eclipse Theater show lounge where it was pointed out that artwork hung at the entrances is mirrored in the theater's ceiling. Naturally, the shops are incomplete (darn!), but Bistro on Five and the Café al Bacio and Gelateria are taking shape. My favorite public area of the Solstice-class ships is the Ensemble Lounge where one can conveniently enjoy an aperitif before dining in one of the nearby specialty restaurants: Murano ($35 per person cover charge), Tuscan Grill ($25 per person cover charge), and—new aboard Celebrity Eclipse—Qsine ($30 per person cover charge), which replaces the Asian-inspired Silk Harvest found on Solstice and Equinox. Also located in this area is Blu, the dining room for occupants of Aquaspa accommodations. It's Qsine that above all captured my attention. The brainchild of Celebrity's Vice President of Culinary Operations, Chef Jacques Van Staden, he describes Qsine as a new approach to food. Modern and playful, Van Staden explained it to us as a blend of childhood favorites and memorable food experiences—an extreme makeover for food. Menu items are sized to share and the dining experience is interactive. For instance, you make your own guacamole to accompany the rectangular tacos. The restaurant itself is a Wonderland worthy of Alice herself. Whimsical upside down table lamp chandeliers hang from the ceiling and the furnishings, which we didn't see, promise to be as unique as the food presentations. Naturally, there are outdoor areas aplenty. While the grass hasn't been planted on the Lawn Club yet (installation is awaiting warmer and more favorable weather), all the pools and solarium lack are deck chairs, water, and sunshine. And passengers, of course!
  5. Hi Celebrity Chic, We are also Australians (Perth) and looking to form a group for a small tour in St Petersburg for Eclipse sailing on 7 May from Southampton. If you are interested in joining us - just let me know. Lady Gags
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