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Total Eclipse : A pictorial review of the Tradewinds Transatlantic crossing 2015

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Yep we agree . We owe Celebrity a debt of gratitude for helping us to kick the habit . We knew that in our post cruise stay that we would be drinking powdered coffee , so we brought some tea with us to make the switch . We just began that process a little earlier while on the cruise ship . :) :D

 

The syrup coffee really is atrocious on most lines, I find the cafes such as Cafe al baccio (or Interantional on Princess) to be the only good source on the ships.:D

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Quasar really is a bit of a waste, they hardly hold anything in there and when they do it seems poorly designed. The DJ booth seems to take up far too much space and may give the space a modern feel but doesn't really achieve a decent sound projection from it.

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The syrup coffee really is atrocious on most lines, I find the cafes such as Cafe al baccio (or Interantional on Princess) to be the only good source on the ships.:D

 

On a sub note, Cafe al baccio will open earlier and close later if the demand is there. we had a cruise (Hawaii to Sydney) where they started opening at 5.30 am and closing at 1pm a couple of nights into the cruise.:D

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The syrup coffee really is atrocious on most lines, I find the cafes such as Cafe al baccio (or Interantional on Princess) to be the only good source on the ships.:D

 

 

 

Quasar really is a bit of a waste, they hardly hold anything in there and when they do it seems poorly designed. The DJ booth seems to take up far too much space and may give the space a modern feel but doesn't really achieve a decent sound projection from it.[/quote

 

 

On a sub note, Cafe al baccio will open earlier and close later if the demand is there. we had a cruise (Hawaii to Sydney) where they started opening at 5.30 am and closing at 1pm a couple of nights into the cruise.:D

 

 

All great observations Mic . Thanks for filling in the blanks . Perhaps we should have been more persistent to encourage an early opening at the cafe . They were very popular throughout the day and we did enjoy their coffee when we had it . :) :D

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Also realised that the 'what is it?' may be referring to the Card (poker) machine video table, it is for gambling though.:D

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Thanks for that picture of what it's "supposed" to look like. Can only hope for the next visit. Actually I found that island quite beautiful even in the rain. ☺

Denise

 

Wow!! Those were outstanding shoots of the same lake landscape.

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Enjoying your review! Transatlantic cruise is on my bucket list.

 

We have enjoyed both of our TA's on Celebrity and look forward to 3rd TA on Princess in September . :) :D

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Blu is a private dining room for Aqua class

 

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Murano - where we had dinner on the second night of our cruise

 

 

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Here's a private room in Murano where the wine is kept and the Chef's Table is held .

 

 

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After having lived in the Sunshine State and cruising the Caribbean you tend to take great sunrises and sunsets for granted . And on a cruise ship you can get both on the same day . However , this was not the case for this cruise . But on our second day at sea , we got a nice one . So here's 6 views of the same sunrise moving from the aft , forward to the bow . Which one do you like best ?

 

 

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Blu is a private dining room for Aqua class

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Isn't it strange that Blu on the Eclipse is mainly green?

Last year we did a B2B first on the Equinox (where it's actually blue) and then on the Eclipse so it was glaringly apparent. I asked the Maitre D' and even she said she was puzzled by that and had asked and no one knew the answer. :p

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Blu is a private dining room for Aqua class

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Isn't it strange that Blu on the Eclipse is mainly green?

Last year we did a B2B first on the Equinox (where it's actually blue) and then on the Eclipse so it was glaringly apparent. I asked the Maitre D' and even she said she was puzzled by that and had asked and no one knew the answer. :p

 

 

Yes , perhaps the yellow lights made the Blu look green . :confused:

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No, it's really green.

As I said, we commented on it while sailing. :confused:

 

it's mainly in blues on the Equinox.

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No, it's really green.

As I said, we commented on it while sailing. :confused:

 

it's mainly in blues on the Equinox.

 

Perhaps you are reading more into it than what there actually is, [B]Blu[/b] is not necessarily Blue.:D

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Definitely the last sunset pic for me.:D

 

Last sunset picture is my pick of the bunch too too. Just love how the sun is dissolving into the water with the brilliant hue above the horizon :) ..... or was that a sunrise?

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We have a unanimous choice , the last sunrise ! And as my thanks for participating , you have won a free sunrise close up .

 

 

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I'm still amazed that in our cyber world 4 people on the opposite side of the world can be connected , in real time with each other . And while one side of the planet is observing a sunrise , the other side may be observing the same sun - as a sunset , simultaneously . :) :D

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Oh im too late! I went for the 3rd one from top...love the fiery reflection of the sunrise against the kids club windows. !!

 

 

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Oh im too late! I went for the 3rd one from top...love the fiery reflection of the sunrise against the kids club windows. !!

 

 

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Nope , right on time , the polls are still open . And the Grand prize hasn't be awarded yet ! ;)

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Joe,

 

just found this thread today but better late than never.

 

Settling in for a nice long read.

 

I haven't sailed X yet but get my chance next January on the Silhouette (Sky suite aft corner). It's very helpful to me to read your references to the Caribbean Princess, a ship and line I am familiar with.

 

The photos, as I have come to expect, are peerless and really propel the narrative. What software are you using, if any? I have Lightroom now and am happy with that. I also have Photoshop but haven't found a need to use it so far.

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

Norris

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I'm with scubacruiser2. Third one is my fave, the reflection does it for me. Loving this review, & only 3 weeks & 3 days until I get to cruise the Eclipse

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Third one for me too. I like the firey sun reflected in the windows against the wet/rain on the deck.

 

Loving the review

 

Deb

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Joe,

 

just found this thread today but better late than never.

 

Settling in for a nice long read.

 

I haven't sailed X yet but get my chance next January on the Silhouette (Sky suite aft corner). It's very helpful to me to read your references to the Caribbean Princess, a ship and line I am familiar with.

 

The photos, as I have come to expect, are peerless and really propel the narrative. What software are you using, if any? I have Lightroom now and am happy with that. I also have Photoshop but haven't found a need to use it so far.

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

Norris

 

Welcome Norris , nice to hear from you again ! Nothing beats a Chicago Winter like a Caribbean Cruise with an aft view ! I still use Google Picasa 3 mostly , and there's color correction button that I like after I've uploaded to Photobucket . It tames the yellow glare from indoor lights . I tried Photoshop/Lightroom but it's a steep learning curve that's above my pay grade . So I just stick with the tried and true . :cool:

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