Celebrity Eclipse joined the Celebrity Cruises fleet in June 2010. This Solstice Class ship continues the Celebrity Cruises tradition of modern luxury combined with contemporary decor and an impressive 2:1 passenger to staff ratio. Days on-board float by slowly, from top-to-toe pampering in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, picnics and bowling at the Lawn Club, or shopping at the Michael Kors boutique. Tasty culinary experiences and fine wines, cocktails and live music, family entertainment and late-night fun, are all on the menu aboard Celebrity Eclipse. Deck 12 is the heartbeat of the ship during the daytime with its two pools and a wet zone. The adjoining solarium is an idyllic adult-only sanctuary complete with whirlpools and water features. The fitness centre offers you access to the latest exercise equipment, personal trainers, and exercise classes. Fun Factory, Ship Mates, and X Club keep tots to teens entertained. Hot Glass Show introduces you to the world of glass-blowing, or you can simply relax with a cocktail and admire the view from the Sky Observation Lounge.
Moonlight Sonata venue offers traditional dining with two sittings and Celebrity Select Dining options; admire the impressive two-deck high wine tower and ocean views as you savour five courses of culinary treats. Healthy meals with a modern twist are served in Blu restaurant exclusively to AquaClass guests, while the Oceanview Cafe & Grill serves international buffet-style dishes in a casual setting. For a place to relax with crepes, salads, paninis and desserts, try Bistro on Five. Tuck into burgers and fast food fare in the Mast Bar & Grill, or head to the Spa Cafe for healthy food and drink choices. The speciality restaurants on Celebrity Eclipse include: a menu of rustic Italian-style cuisine in the Tuscan Grille; iPad menus of fun bite-size savoury and sweet treats in Qsine restaurant; or experience the impeccable service, fine wines, world-class cuisine, and tableside lobster presentation at Murano restaurant.
Relax in Cafe al Bacio Bar & Gelateria and indulge in freshly-brewed Lavazza coffee and ice-cool Italian gelatos. The poolside Slush bar is the place for hand-made frozen cocktails, while the Ensemble Lounge serves up aperitifs, digestifs, and live music. Watch the mixologists create their magic as you sip cocktails in the Martini Bar & Crush, or wine sommeliers are on hand to guide you through the state-of-the-art Enomatic wine experience. Savour the stunning sunsets and chilled-out guitar music in the Sunset Bar, before enjoying live music and dancing in the Sky Observation Lounge. Royal, Reflection, Penthouse, Signature, and Celebrity Suite guests have exclusive access to Michael's Club private lounge with its complimentary daytime drinks, evening canapés, and cocktails.
Evenings on Celebrity Eclipse offer something for all tastes. Eclipse Theatre hosts fabulous Broadway and West-End musical shows, as well as comedians, magicians, acrobats, and dancers. Lively Celebrity Central is a hotspot for late-night comedy shows, live music, and the latest family-friendly films. The unique Gastrobar combines gourmet comfort food, hand-crafted beers, creative cocktails, and bar snacks with live music and great entertainment. Feeling lucky? Why not head for the slot machines and table games in Fortunes Casino. Bring your day to a close in style with late-night dancing in the Quasar nightclub.
Day 1: Fly UK - Santiago, Chile (Overnight Flight)
Fly from your selected UK airport to Santiago on an overnight flight.
Day 2: Santiago, Chile
Transfer to your hotel for a 1 night pre-cruise stay.
Day 3: Santiago, Chile (Embarkation Day)
Transfer from your hotel to San Antonio port, Chile to embark Celebrity Eclipse
Day 5: Puerto Montt, Chile
The port city of Puerto Montt is the capital of Chile's Lakes District and is famous for being the gateway to the Patagonian fjords and the Andes mountains. There is plenty to do when you go ashore; from dining on the freshest local seafood or spending the day on a Pacific Ocean beach to setting off on an adventure to explore the Calbuco active volcano or the symmetrical Osorno Volcano. Visit the city’s Plaza de Armas square to admire the 19th-century neo-classical cathedral constructed from wood. Stop by the nearby Case del Arte Diego Rivera to view contemporary artworks by local and national artists. Venture outside the city and explore the delights of Caleta de Angelmo Market.
Day 6: Chilean Fjords
Chile’s southern Patagonian coast from Cape Horn to the Reloncavi Estuary features some of the most spectacular natural scenery on Earth. Think everything from glacial fjords, inlets, islands, and navigable channels, to vast temperate rainforests and snow-capped mountain peaks and you get the picture. Then there's the amazing sea life to catch sight of including thousands of Magellanic penguins, orcas, blue, grey and humpback whales, dolphins, and elephant seals. The snow-capped mountains and steep valleys offer a striking contrast to the otherwise very green area that is rich in wildlife.
Day 7: Cruising Strait of Magellan
Day 9: Punta Arenas, Chile
The city of Punta Arenas sits near the tip of the southernmost Patagonia region in Chile. Located on the Strait of Megellan that connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans; Punta Arenas is the gateway to Antarctica. Step ashore and visit Plaza Gamero to admire the memorial to the explorer Ferdinand Magellan before viewing a replica of one of his galleons at Museo Nao Victoria. The nearby 19th-century Casa Braun-Menendez and the ornate 18th-century Palacio Sara Stroll are well worth a visit too. Step back to pioneer days at Instituto de la Patagonia. Museo Regional de Magallanes is housed in an opulent mansion and explores the the life of 19th-century pioneer sheep farmers or view a collection of antique farming and industrial machinery and a typical pioneer shearing shed and house at Museo del Recuerdo.
Day 10: Ushuaia, Argentina
Ushuaia sits on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago at the tip of Argentina. Considered to the southernmost city in the world; Ushuaia perches on a steep hill and is encircled by the Martial Mountains and the Beagle Channel. The city is famous for abundant outdoor adventures and its offshore waters that are awash with seals, sea lions, and sea birds. Take a hike along trails and paths through the thick forests in the surrounding Tierra del Fuego national park to encounter native beavers and birds. Explore local history and culture at the End of the World Museum, Maritime Museum of Ushuaia, and Galeria Tematica - Historic Fuengina. No trip here would be complete without visiting the San Juan de Salvamento Lighthouse (End of the World Lighthouse) or taking a tour to nearby Isla Yecapasela (Penguin Island), to see the colonies of penguins.
Day 11: Cape Horn, Chile
Cape Horn is the located at the southernmost tip of South America and marks the northern boundary of Drake Passage and the point where the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans meet. Rounding this famous rocky headland is thought to be one of the most challenging nautical routes to undertake due to the large waves, strong winds, strong currents, and icebergs. This treeless and windswept area features on many a bucket list yet it is virtually uninhabited except for the lighthouse keeper and his family. Step ashore and visit the lighthouse and the tiny Stella-Maris Chapel, before following the walkway to the albatross-shaped Cape Horn Monument to pay your respects to the thousands of seafarers who perished sailing around Cape Horn.
Day 13: Puerto Madryn, Argentina
The Argentine city of Puerto Madryn sits on the coast of northern Patagonia. It is famously the gateway to both the penguins and elephant seals at the UNESCO-listed Peninsula Valdes and whale-watching from June to mid-December in Golfo Nuevo Bay. You can also enjoy typical beach life here at the beach and adjoining restaurant and bar-lined promenade. Discover the fascinating exhibits on display at the Oceanographic and Natural Sciences Museum or Ecocentro Madryn. Get up close to Magellanic penguins at Punta Norte and whales at El Doradillo beach or go scuba diving or snorkelling with sea lions off Punta Loma. Take a drive out to the town of Gaiman for a typical Welsh afternoon tea or see fossils on display at the Museum of Palaeontology Egidio Feruglio in nearby Trelew.
Day 15: Punta Del Este, Uruguay
Spend today enjoying the picturesque and elegant beach resort of Punta del Este set on a peninsula in southeast Uruguay. Walk around the marina and stop for a coffee overlooking the water and yachts. Spend time at Brava Beach to watch the surfers tackling the strong waves and admire La Mano en la Arena (The Hand) giant sculpture. Shop for local handicrafts at Plaza Artigas and window-shop at the luxury boutiques on nearby Avenida Gorlero. Visit Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro's villa and art gallery at Casapueblo or stroll to the 19th-century lighthouse at the southern tip of the peninsula for amazing vistas. Take a trip to see the colony of sea lions and seals at Sea Wolves Island or explore the 18th-century city of Maldonado.
Day 16: Montevideo, Uruguay
Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital city, sits alongside Montevideo Bay. Plaza de la Independencia is the main hub of the city and leads to the Ciudad Vieja old town with its colonial houses, art deco buildings, and fascinating landmarks such as Palacio Salvo and the Solis Theatre. Admire the international artworks and surrounding Japanese gardens at the Museum of Fine Arts - Juan Manuel Blanes. Climb up to Fortaleza del Cerro to enjoy panoramic views of the city and beyond. No visit to Montevideo would be complete without enjoying parilla-grilled fare at one of the steakhouses at Mercado Del Puerto or tasting the traditional yerba mate tea. Spend a few hours soaking up the sunshine on the golden sands of Pocitos Beach or take a leisurely stroll along La Rambla promenade.
Day 17: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is Argentina's big, cosmopolitan capital city lined with a plethora of 19th-century buildings. The neighbourhood of La Boca is a popular place to explore; while Caminito offers steakhouses, brightly-painted zinc shacks, and the modern art museum Fundacion Proas. The iconic pink-coloured palace Casa Rosada is the office of the President of Argentina and is a great chance for photos. La Recoleta Cemetery is a statue-rich cemetery featuring eye-catching mausoleums and 18th-century characteristics. The city square of Argentina, Plaza de Mayo, was named after the 1810 revolution which led to Argentina's independence; here you can discover intriguing museums such as Museo Casa Rosada, Museo de la Cuidad, and the Maritime Museum.
Day 18: Fly Buenos Aires - UK
Disembark Celebrity Eclipse in Buenos Aires and transfer to the airport for return flight to the UK.