Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review – Continued, Day 14 Debarkation in Southampton

April 30th 2016, Day 14 – Debarkation in Southampton.

The saddest day of every cruise is upon us and we have to bid farewell to the most wonderful ship the Celebrity Eclipse.

The Solstice class ship the Eclipse has been a gem to cruise on. As you may have seen from the photos that I’ve shared the ship is very beautiful and so well organised which makes life on board so easy.

I was awake early like always when coming into a port. And I watched as we made our way up the channel to dock. A trip that I have made many times having grown up on the Isle of Wight going to Southampton was a normal day out for us.

Today for the first time I cruised in on a massive cruise ship, somewhat different from the IOW Red Funnel ferries. Somehow I found myself thinking of my grandparents who cruised many times from Southampton back in the day. I know they are watching and cruising with us. XXX

Celebrity Eclipse making her way up Southampton waters to the dock

Celebrity Eclipse making her way up Southampton waters to the dock


The beginning of a wonderful day in Southampton.

Welcome to Southampton, England

Welcome to Southampton, England


The final Celebrity Today paper (only front and back) with some last-minute information.

Celebrity Today farewell issue

Celebrity Today farewell issue


Additional information about debarkation procedures.

Disembarkation info for those leaving in Southampton

Disembarkation info for those leaving in Southampton


We had breakfast in the Qceanview for the last time and I was fortunate enough to watch the arrival of two P&O ships into port.

And sandwiched in between the little old Red Funnel.

Two P&O ships dwarf the Red Funnel IOW ferry arriving in Southampton

Two P&O ships dwarf the Red Funnel IOW ferry arriving in Southampton


The Azura from P&O past us by and looks a beauty as well… Maybe some other day.

P&O Azura cruising past on her way to dock

P&O Azura cruising passed on her way to dock


Around 9.30am we made our way off with our suitcases. The debarkation procedure was flawless. Prior to leaving the ship we enjoyed a ‘coffee to go’ and sat in the Team Earth space on deck 7 in comfy chairs until our number was called, one last scan of our cruise card and we were off the ship and down the gangway and into the port of Southampton.

The City Cruise Terminal in Southampton

The City Cruise Terminal in Southampton


I hope you enjoyed this day by day review of our cruise, as always, I loved reliving every moment again, it feels like I only just got off having typed those last few words.

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I’m going to now do a short Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship review about the ship and the places on board, going deck by deck.

Let us know in the comments below

We’d love to hear from you, tell us about your experiences on the Eclipse or any other Celebrity cruise ship that you’ve been on. Even any other cruise stories you’d like to share.

How would you rate the Solstice class ships? What’s your favourite place onboard the Eclipse? Would you book again with Celebrity?

Looking forward to reading your comments.


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4 Responses to “Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review – Continued, Day 14 Debarkation in Southampton”

  1. LBcruiseshipblogger May 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    P&O and Celebrity are both great cruise lines. P&O even has a set up where you can make your own tea right in the room.

    • John May 24, 2016 at 7:53 am #

      Hi LB, thanks for stopping by and commenting I really appreciate that.

      P&O in Australia used to be known as the party ships, but today they are a great family cruise line and well worth booking. We have yet to experience P&O UK which is on our ‘to do’ list. Celebrity are probably our favourite line atm but we are always looking for good cruise deals with any line really.

      We also had tea & coffee making facilities in our cabin on the NCL Escape. And Celebrity brought some guests a kettle for their cabin when they asked. Good to know for next time.

  2. Elena February 25, 2019 at 10:32 pm #

    We are going to cruise on Celebrity Eclipse on Jan 19th 2020. It is so exciting !
    Very glad you like this ship.
    It is going to be the first time on Eclipse, but we were cruising on Celebrity Constellation recently.
    The ship was little dated in our view. It is going to be refurbished this year. But Itinerary was excellent and we enjoyed the cruise a lot.

    • John June 18, 2019 at 7:55 am #

      Yes, Elena, the Eclipse is a wonderful ship, I’m sure that you’ll have a fabulous cruise adventure.

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