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#1
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I have just booked Eclipse for a Fjords cruise in May, we have been on Equinox last year but we had CC and I believe they are larger bath towels ?

We booked a guarantee balcony so I have no idea where we will be but how much smaller are the towels, I may need to take my own if they are much smaller ?

Thanks

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#2
Surrey, UK
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Joined Jul 2011
I am a UK size 18 and found that the "normal" towels were ridiculously small.

Our first cruise was in a "regular" cabin and I had to ask the room steward for the larger concierge towels. For the first couple of days I actually brought the towels up from the swimming pool area before deciding that I should just ask for bigger towels. He did as I asked but did say that I wasn't really entitled to them.

Our next two cruises were concierge and aqua and the towel sizes were fine.
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#3
UK
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Thanks for that info, that is what I was worried about, why on earth would they think that normal cabins should have small towels

I certainly didn't think the towels in CC were anything special so I had better take a couple in my case.

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Leave your towels home. Just did the Eclipse in January. Towels in the regular cabins were fine. Large and thick. We asked our cabin steward to leave extra towels. Not a problem. You will also find 2 very large thick beach towels in the cabin. You can use these also. Relax. You will love the Eclipse. I booked another cruise on the Eclipse for next year.
#5
Surrey, UK
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Originally posted by Redtravel
Leave your towels home. Just did the Eclipse in January. Towels in the regular cabins were fine. Large and thick. We asked our cabin steward to leave extra towels. Not a problem. You will also find 2 very large thick beach towels in the cabin. You can use these also. Relax. You will love the Eclipse. I booked another cruise on the Eclipse for next year.
Well we obviously have very different opinions of large towels. At home I use a bath sheet and that is the size of towel I am used to .

For me, personally, a standard bath towel is too small.

I agree that the "beach" towels are big enough.
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#6
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We've had both Concierge Class and standard veranda cabins many times. The towels in the Concierge Class are slightly nicer. To me they were not appreciably larger than the towels in the standard cabins. If they were larger at all the size difference was not significant - or at least not enough to stand out in my memory. The standard towels were still very nice, hotel type, towels and I would not call them small. While we'd prefer the CC towels I've never felt it was that big of a deal and have been perfectly happy with the standard towels.

Neither type of towel will be the size of large "bath sheets" you have at home. The beach towels might be close to this and you could ask your room steward if he/she could supply those instead but I've not heard of that nor felt the need myself even though we are used to larger bath sheets at home.

I would not bring my own towels. Not only would they take up a lot of luggage space but you also would not be able to get them laundered. I've read a lot of messages on these boards and I've never read of anyone bringing their own towels for stateroom use.

You can get additional towels on request. You also may be able to get the CC cabin type towels on request but this isn't a sure thing and may depend on your steward, their supervisor and availability of the towels to your steward. If this is a major concern of yours then I'd suggest booking a CC room to ensure you get the towel of your choice.
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#7
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I would love to upgrade to CC, not just for the towels but I don't think it would be worth the extra £1000 each, hubby won't be bothered about the towels he would dry on a face cloth

Good idea about the beach towels, they will have to do
#8
Surrey, UK
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Originally posted by rubydoobydoo
I would love to upgrade to CC, not just for the towels but I don't think it would be worth the extra £1000 each, hubby won't be bothered about the towels he would dry on a face cloth

Good idea about the beach towels, they will have to do
My OH is the same. Also it helps that he is a more normal size than I am and has no trouble wrapping the towel around his waist.

I, on the other hand, like to feel fully wrapped up after a shower (I hate them anyway - the way they make you feel cold after you emerge from the cubicle) and I can't even get the normal towels to join up in the middle.

Given Celebrity's slogan (modern luxury) I think they might run to towels that allow for larger ladies.
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just use the huge beach towels that are in your cabin and I am sure they will be replaced as needed. Large towels take a of of luggage space...I can think of better things to fill my luggage with
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#12
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I too like a larger towel and when we were in a balcony room I just used to pick up a pool towel and take it the room to use after my shower.
#14
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Originally posted by warmwinds
I dry off, then put on the robe.
So do I
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UK
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Originally posted by warmwinds
When you go to hotels, and they don't have exactly the type/size of towels that you like, what do you do?
I don't usually have a problem with hotel towels, but then I very rarely stay in hotels for more than 1night.

I didn't find the CC towels particularly large or special so I was just wondering what the difference was and why there would be a difference anyway

You will probably find it strange that I take my own pillow with me in my case too , I will have lots of room in my case as it's only 8 days with no flying involved
#16
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if the towels are too small then the only thing left to do is get out of the shower and go out on the balcony and air dry! See if that makes the cruise in review video the whole ship air drying on their balconies!
#17
Surrey, UK
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Originally posted by rubydoobydoo
I don't usually have a problem with hotel towels, but then I very rarely stay in hotels for more than 1night.

I didn't find the CC towels particularly large or special so I was just wondering what the difference was and why there would be a difference anyway

You will probably find it strange that I take my own pillow with me in my case too , I will have lots of room in my case as it's only 8 days with no flying involved

Me too .
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#18
Surrey, UK
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Originally posted by warmwinds
When you go to hotels, and they don't have exactly the type/size of towels that you like, what do you do?
Most hotels we stay at provide towels of a decent size. Very occasionally they don't but we rarely stay at that type of hotel for more than a single night and so it is a minor nuisance.

A cruise is likely to be in excess of 7 nights and therefore I say again "Modern Luxury" conjures up an image of a company that does not need to skimp on towel size.
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Your cabin steward will leave you as many towels as you want. I always request extras. If the bath towel is too small, use 2...or use the beach towel. They will replace any towels that you use. Those beach towels are large and thick. If they are too small for you, then use a blanket. My spouse is a big person....one towel is enough.
#20
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I am a size 14 growing to almost a 16 after 14 days on a Celebrity ship.
The towels are not really big enough in AQ. We always ask for a couple of extra ones. The robes in AQ/CC are huge and thick wrapping up in one would work well and the steward was happy to replace them mid cruise. This is not a problem we have in high end hotels in the UK.
Funnily enough on our last Med cruise my husband asked for a lighter robe, he prefers the ones from the balcony cabins and our steward refused saying we were not in the right cabins for those, so it does work both ways.