Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review – Continued. Sea Day 9 & 10 Arriving in Lisbon

Continuing along with my Celebrity Eclipse cruise review – Sea Day 9 & day 10 arriving in Lisbon

April 25th 2016, Day 9 – At Sea.

Todays activities listed in the Celebrity paper. Each day it mentions the sunrise and sunset along with the dress code for the evening.

Celebrity Today from the Eclipse 25th April

Celebrity Today from the Eclipse 25th April.

Celebrity Today #2 from the Eclipse 25th April

Celebrity Today #2 from the Eclipse 25th April.

 

After our usual breakfast and coffee’s we joined the crowd of people in the theatre for another of the guest speaker presentations… Mickey Live talking about our port of call tomorrow, Lisbon.

Mickey Live presentation, in the crowd with Jelena

Mickey Live presentation, in the crowd with Jelena

 

As you can see from the image below, it was a very popular talk, full of great tips on what to see when visiting Lisbon for the day.

Celebrity Eclipse theatre full of Mickey Live fans

Celebrity Eclipse theatre full of Mickey Live fans

 

Shopping frenzy on the Eclipse

Coming out of the theatre we walked into a wall of people… Having never seen so many folks in this one spot before I escaped up the stairs and took a look back down.

It was a shopping frenzy with people filling baskets and buying all sorts of jewelery items. The same thing happened again when the shops held a watch sale, one lady had 5 watches in her basket!!

Shopping frenzy on the Eclipse

Shopping frenzy on the Eclipse

 

Hot Glass Show on Celebrity Eclipse

Moni & I enjoyed lunch and at 4pm I went to watch the Hot Glass Show up at deck 15 on the Lawn Club area. These Hot Glass girls did a show on most sea days of the crossing, each time producing a piece of glass for auction later in the cruise.

The show went for two hours and at the end they had made a wonderful piece of art. I didn’t manage to get a photo of it the next day (was totally absorbed in other things) which was a shame. I’d recommend this show to anyone that has not seen how these artists work with glass.

A fascinating show with commentary from the artists as they work with the hot glass, each of them making a part that came together as a whole piece for the final product. They held a raffle at the end as well with a few previously made items up for grabs.

Hot Glass Show on Celebrity Eclipse

Hot Glass Show on Celebrity Eclipse

 

Lawn Club with the Hot Glass Show

Lawn Club with the Hot Glass Show

 

Dinner in the MDR

We enjoyed our dinner once again, but tonight we sat at a different table as we dined with Jelena & Mickey. It was Jelena’s last night onboard and we wanted to celebrate together.

Dining room menu on Celebrity Eclipse

Dining room menu on Celebrity Eclipse

 

Our starters tonight were the Vegetable Crepe, Traditional Leek & Potato Vichyssoise and Ravioli (which I can’t find on the menu, lol).

Dining room starters on Celebrity Eclipse

Dining room starters on Celebrity Eclipse

 

Our main meals were Whole Wheat Spaghetti Pomodoro for Moni & I had the Crispy Pork Schnitzel. Moni commented that her pasta dish was lacking in flavour, rather watery. My meal was very good again. For dessert we both had the Creme Brulee which I’ve photographed before.

Dining room main meals on Celebrity Eclipse

Dining room main meals on Celebrity Eclipse

 

Michael’s Club on Celebrity Eclipse

We finished of the evening in the Ensemble Lounge where Rob joined us for drinks and a good yarn. We also got to take a look around the exclusive Michael’s.

Michaels on Celebrity Eclipse

Michael’s Club on Celebrity Eclipse

 

This is only for suite guests & Captain’s club members at Zenith level. In Michael’s the guests have their own bar and relaxing lounge area with access to a dedicated concierge.

It wasn’t very busy at that time and we found out that most of the suite guests use their own concierge (in Michael’s) for all bookings and requirements which keeps the concierge very very busy.

 

April 26th 2016, Day 10 – Lisbon

 

Today was an awesome day in many ways… Let’s start with the beautiful weather for our sail into Lisbon. But before we get too excited about Lisbon, check out what else is going on with Celebrity Today paper.

Celebrity Today info guide April 26th 2016

Celebrity Today info guide April 26th 2016

Celebrity Today info guide #2 April 26th 2016

Celebrity Today info guide #2 April 26th 2016

 

Celebrity Eclipse cruise into Lisbon

After breakfast and a coffee we joined Mickey outside the Lawn Club lift exit for our spot to watch the approach into Lisbon.

Our spot for the sail in to Lisbon

Our spot for the cruise into Lisbon

 

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

 

The 25th of April Bridge in Lisbon

(Ponte 25 de Abril), Lisbon in the distance (above) and closer with the Christ The King statue behind. The entire cruise in took nearly 2 hours.

Christ statue in Lisbon

Christ the King statue in Lisbon

 

Celebrity Eclipse, aproaching, and passing under the bridge in Lisbon

Celebrity Eclipse, approaching, and passing under the bridge in Lisbon

 

After a 190 degree turn we dock alongside in Lisbon. Now we are ready to explore the city of Lisbon.

The port of Lisbon

The port of Lisbon

 

Getting off the Eclipse, we had to scale down these very steep steps of the gangway…

The steepest gangway I've ever experienced

The steepest gangway I’ve ever experienced

 

Has anyone had a steeper gangway than this? And so our adventure in Lisbon begins… continued in the next post.

On returning to the ship too late for our early seating in the MDR, we made our way to the Oceanview and enjoyed dinner from the buffet.

Back on board via the same steep gangway

Back on board via the same steep gangway

 

We waved goodbye to beautiful Lisbon just after midnight and then watched from our balcony as we made our way back out to the ocean. Just a little chilly…

Departing Lisbon just after midnight

Departing Lisbon just after midnight

 

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.

Are you enjoying the review? 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.

Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review continues here with days 11 & 12

Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Review – Continued. Sea Day’s 11 & 12

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