Celebrity Cruises

13-night South Pacific

Celebrity Eclipse

Luxurious and upscale on every deck and at every turn, Celebrity Eclipse® sets the standard for modern luxury vacations.

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Auckland New Zealand
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£143
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The itinerary

Auckland is called the City of Sails, and visitors flying in will see why. On the East Coast is the Waitemata Harbour—a Māori word meaning sparkling waters—which is bordered by the Hauraki Gulf, an aquatic playground peppered with small islands where many Aucklanders can be found "mucking around in boats."Not surprisingly, Auckland has some 70,000 boats. About one in four households in Auckland has a seacraft of some kind, and there are 102 beaches within an hour's drive; during the week many are quite empty. Even the airport is by the water; it borders the Manukau Harbour, which also takes its name from the Māori language and means solitary bird.According to Māori tradition, the Auckland isthmus was originally peopled by a race of giants and fairy folk. When Europeans arrived in the early 19th century, however, the Ngāti-Whātua tribe was firmly in control of the region. The British began negotiations with the Ngāti-Whātua in 1840 to purchase the isthmus and establish the colony's first capital. In September of that year the British flag was hoisted to mark the township's foundation, and Auckland remained the capital until 1865, when the seat of government was moved to Wellington. Aucklanders expected to suffer from the shift; it hurt their pride but not their pockets. As the terminal for the South Sea shipping routes, Auckland was already an established commercial center. Since then the urban sprawl has made this city of approximately 1.3 million people one of the world's largest geographically.A couple of days in the city will reveal just how developed and sophisticated Auckland is—the Mercer City Survey 2012 saw it ranked as the third-highest city for quality of life—though those seeking a New York in the South Pacific will be disappointed. Auckland is more get-up and go-outside than get-dressed-up and go-out. That said, most shops are open daily, central bars and a few nightclubs buzz well into the wee hours, especially Thursday through Saturday, and a mix of Māori, Pacific people, Asians, and Europeans contributes to the cultural milieu. Auckland has the world's largest single population of Pacific Islanders living outside their home countries, though many of them live outside the central parts of the city and in Manukau to the south. The Samoan language is the second most spoken in New Zealand. Most Pacific people came to New Zealand seeking a better life. When the plentiful, low-skilled work that attracted them dried up, the dream soured, and the population has suffered with poor health and education. Luckily, policies are now addressing that, and change is slowly coming. The Pacifica Festival in March is the region's biggest cultural event, attracting thousands to Western Springs. The annual Pacific Island Secondary Schools’ Competition, also in March, sees young Pacific Islander and Asian students compete in traditional dance, drumming, and singing. This event is open to the public.At the geographical center of Auckland city is the 1,082-foot Sky Tower, a convenient landmark for those exploring on foot and some say a visible sign of the city's naked aspiration. It has earned nicknames like the Needle and the Big Penis—a counterpoint to a poem by acclaimed New Zealand poet James K. Baxter, which refers to Rangitoto Island as a clitoris in the harbor.The Waitemata Harbour has become better known since New Zealand staged its first defense of the America's Cup in 2000 and the successful Louis Vuitton Pacific Series in early 2009. The first regatta saw major redevelopment of the waterfront. The area, where many of the city's most popular bars, cafés, and restaurants are located, is now known as Viaduct Basin or, more commonly, the Viaduct. A recent expansion has created another area, Wynyard Quarter, which is slowly adding restaurants.These days, Auckland is still considered too bold and brash for its own good by many Kiwis who live "south of the Bombay Hills," the geographical divide between Auckland and the rest of New Zealand (barring Northland). "Jafa," an acronym for "just another f—ing Aucklander," has entered the local lexicon; there's even a book out called Way of the Jafa: A Guide to Surviving Auckland and Aucklanders. A common complaint is that Auckland absorbs the wealth from the hard work of the rest of the country. Most Aucklanders, on the other hand, still try to shrug and see it as the parochial envy of those who live in small towns. But these internal identity squabbles aren't your problem. You can enjoy a well-made coffee in almost any café, or take a walk on a beach—knowing that within 30 minutes' driving time you could be cruising the spectacular harbor, playing a round at a public golf course, or even walking in subtropical forest while listening to the song of a native tûî bird.

The Tasman Sea on the west and the Pacific Ocean on the east meet at thetop of North Island at Cape Reinga. No matter what route you take, you'll passfarms and forests, marvellous beaches, and great open spaces. The East Coast,up to the Bay of Islands, is Northland's most densely populated, often withrefugees from bigger cities—looking for a more relaxed life—clustered aroundbreathtaking beaches. The first decision on the drive north comes at the footof the Brynderwyn Hills. Turning left will take you up the West Coast throughareas once covered with forests and now used for either agricultural orhorticulture. Driving over "the Brynderwyns," as they are known,takes you to Whangarei, the only city in Northland. If you're in the mood for adiversion, you can slip to the beautiful coastline and take in Waipu Cove, anarea settled by Scots, and Laings Beach, where million-dollar homes sit next tosmall Kiwi beach houses.An hour's drive farther north is the Bay of Islands, known all over theworld for its beauty. There you will find lush forests, splendid beaches, andshimmering harbors. The Treaty of Waitangi was signed here in 1840 betweenMāoriand the British Crown, establishing the basis for the modern New Zealandstate. Every year on February 6, the extremely beautiful Waitangi Treaty Ground(the name means weeping waters) is the sight of a celebration of the treaty andprotests by Māori unhappy with it. Continuing north on the East Coast, theagricultural backbone of the region is even more evident and a series ofwinding loop roads off the main highway will take you to beaches that are bothbeautiful and isolated where you can swim, dive, picnic, or just laze. .The West Coast is even less populated, and the coastline is rugged andwindswept. In the Waipoua Forest, you will find some of New Zealand's oldestand largest kauri trees; the winding road will also take you past mangroveswamps. Crowning the region is the spiritually significant Cape Reinga, theheadland at the top of the vast stretch of 90 Mile Beach, where it's believedMāori souls depart after death. Today Māori make up roughly a quarter of thearea's population (compared with the national average of about 15%). The legendaryMāori navigator Kupe was said to have landed on the shores of Hokianga Harbour,where the first arrivals made their home. Many different wi (tribes) livedthroughout Northland, including Ngapuhi (the largest), Te Roroa, Ngati Wai,Ngati Kuri, Te Aupouri, Ngaitakoto, Ngati Kahu, and Te Rarawa. Many Māoriherecan trace their ancestry to the earliest inhabitants

Day 3At sea

Day 4At sea

North of Nadi through sugarcane plantations and past the Sabeto Mountains is Lautoka, nicknamed the Sugar City for the local agriculture and its big processing mill. With a population of around 50,000, it's the only city besides Suva and, like the capital, has a pleasant waterfront. It's the sailing point for Blue Lagoon and Beachcomber Cruises but is otherwise unremarkable for tourists, itself having few hotels and fewer good restaurants. Locals recommend the city as a less-expensive place to shop for clothing, but note that it can take as long as 45 minutes to drive here. Legend has it that Lautoka acquired its name when two chiefs engaged in combat and one hit the other with a spear. He proclaimed "lau toka" (spear hit) and thus the future town was named.

Fiji is a collection of tropical islands in the South Pacific and is well known for soft coral diving, white sandy beaches, and idyllic and peaceful surroundings. Because of its paradisiac surroundings, Fiji is a popular location for weddings and honeymoons. Suva is the capital of the Fiji archipelago, located on the southeastern coast of the island of Viti Levu and is the second most populated city of Fiji.

Day 7At sea

American Samoa is a tropical paradise, located in the Pacific Ocean and home to some of the world's most unique flora and fauna. Pago Pago is the main harbour and village of Tutuila island. It is considered the capital of the territory and is the entry point for visitors exploring the picturesque volcanic islands.

Day 8International Dateline , At Sea

Samoa is a group of ten islands located in the South Pacific. The tropical climate and volcanic landscape create a picturesque location for visitors to explore, together with the experience of Fa'a Samoa, the three thousand year old way of life on Samoa.

Day 9International Dateline , At Sea

Day 10At sea

Nukualofa is the capital city of the Kingdom of Tonga, a group of islands in the South Pacific. The islands of Tonga are lined with coral reefs and white sand beaches, and are protected by picturesque lagoons and limestone cliffs. Tonga is also one of the very few places in the world where visitors have the opportunity to swim with whales in the tropical ocean waters.

Day 12At sea

Day 13At sea

Auckland is called the City of Sails, and visitors flying in will see why. On the East Coast is the Waitemata Harbour—a Māori word meaning sparkling waters—which is bordered by the Hauraki Gulf, an aquatic playground peppered with small islands where many Aucklanders can be found "mucking around in boats."Not surprisingly, Auckland has some 70,000 boats. About one in four households in Auckland has a seacraft of some kind, and there are 102 beaches within an hour's drive; during the week many are quite empty. Even the airport is by the water; it borders the Manukau Harbour, which also takes its name from the Māori language and means solitary bird.According to Māori tradition, the Auckland isthmus was originally peopled by a race of giants and fairy folk. When Europeans arrived in the early 19th century, however, the Ngāti-Whātua tribe was firmly in control of the region. The British began negotiations with the Ngāti-Whātua in 1840 to purchase the isthmus and establish the colony's first capital. In September of that year the British flag was hoisted to mark the township's foundation, and Auckland remained the capital until 1865, when the seat of government was moved to Wellington. Aucklanders expected to suffer from the shift; it hurt their pride but not their pockets. As the terminal for the South Sea shipping routes, Auckland was already an established commercial center. Since then the urban sprawl has made this city of approximately 1.3 million people one of the world's largest geographically.A couple of days in the city will reveal just how developed and sophisticated Auckland is—the Mercer City Survey 2012 saw it ranked as the third-highest city for quality of life—though those seeking a New York in the South Pacific will be disappointed. Auckland is more get-up and go-outside than get-dressed-up and go-out. That said, most shops are open daily, central bars and a few nightclubs buzz well into the wee hours, especially Thursday through Saturday, and a mix of Māori, Pacific people, Asians, and Europeans contributes to the cultural milieu. Auckland has the world's largest single population of Pacific Islanders living outside their home countries, though many of them live outside the central parts of the city and in Manukau to the south. The Samoan language is the second most spoken in New Zealand. Most Pacific people came to New Zealand seeking a better life. When the plentiful, low-skilled work that attracted them dried up, the dream soured, and the population has suffered with poor health and education. Luckily, policies are now addressing that, and change is slowly coming. The Pacifica Festival in March is the region's biggest cultural event, attracting thousands to Western Springs. The annual Pacific Island Secondary Schools’ Competition, also in March, sees young Pacific Islander and Asian students compete in traditional dance, drumming, and singing. This event is open to the public.At the geographical center of Auckland city is the 1,082-foot Sky Tower, a convenient landmark for those exploring on foot and some say a visible sign of the city's naked aspiration. It has earned nicknames like the Needle and the Big Penis—a counterpoint to a poem by acclaimed New Zealand poet James K. Baxter, which refers to Rangitoto Island as a clitoris in the harbor.The Waitemata Harbour has become better known since New Zealand staged its first defense of the America's Cup in 2000 and the successful Louis Vuitton Pacific Series in early 2009. The first regatta saw major redevelopment of the waterfront. The area, where many of the city's most popular bars, cafés, and restaurants are located, is now known as Viaduct Basin or, more commonly, the Viaduct. A recent expansion has created another area, Wynyard Quarter, which is slowly adding restaurants.These days, Auckland is still considered too bold and brash for its own good by many Kiwis who live "south of the Bombay Hills," the geographical divide between Auckland and the rest of New Zealand (barring Northland). "Jafa," an acronym for "just another f—ing Aucklander," has entered the local lexicon; there's even a book out called Way of the Jafa: A Guide to Surviving Auckland and Aucklanders. A common complaint is that Auckland absorbs the wealth from the hard work of the rest of the country. Most Aucklanders, on the other hand, still try to shrug and see it as the parochial envy of those who live in small towns. But these internal identity squabbles aren't your problem. You can enjoy a well-made coffee in almost any café, or take a walk on a beach—knowing that within 30 minutes' driving time you could be cruising the spectacular harbor, playing a round at a public golf course, or even walking in subtropical forest while listening to the song of a native tûî bird.

The ship Celebrity Eclipse

Luxurious and upscale on every deck and at every turn, Celebrity Eclipse® sets the standard for modern luxury vacations.

Capacity
2850
Cabins
1426
Total crew
1286
Length
1041m

Food and drink

Offering a variety of seating options. Passengers can chose from traditional, set table seating at 6pm or 8.30pm, or Celebrity Select - the choice to dine any time between 6.30pm – 9pm. Advanced bookings are available.

Main Restaurant

A grand stage for fine dining.

This sophisticated restaurant with a wide range of globally-inspired dishes created by a Michelin-starred chef will provide... Read more

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Classic

Blu

As an AquaClass guest, you can enjoy Blu, your own exclusive restaurant for breakfast and dinner. If the concept of "spa restaurant"... Read more

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Healthy

Murano

Impeccable service, classic design, world-class cuisine and comfortable sophistication are celebrated to the utmost in Murano. Experience table side lobster presentation, an... Read more

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French

Tuscan Grille

An outgoing wait staff ensures table side service that's personal as well as professional. And the food? Take the traditional style and... Read more

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Italian

Le Petit Chef at Qsine

Qsine offers a culinary journey that delivers elements of surprise and delight. James Beard, Celebrity's featured Master Chef, created Qsine to give... Read more

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Varies

The AquaSpa Cafe

Renew and Refresh.

Fresh, spa-inspired delights to nourish body and mind.

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Cafe

Mast Grill

The perfect place to grab a quick bite, like burgers and other specialities grilled to order, while relaxing out on the Pool... Read more

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Bbq

Cafe al Bacio & Gelateria

Traditional European coffeehouse offering guests a variety of traditional gelatos and Italian ices, pastries and specialty coffees.

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Gelato

Luminae

Exclusively reserved for Celebrity's Suite Class.

Exclusive and cutting edge, the globally inspired menus at Luminae are not available in any other restaurant... Read more

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International

Oceanview Cafe

This café's décor and offerings reflect that of an international marketplace. With a menu influenced by multiple cultures, the cuisine takes diners... Read more
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Cafe

Sushi on Five

Every sushi lovers dream

Sushi restaurants. Wildly popular from the day it appeared, Sushi on Five satisfies your craving for locally sourced, authentically... Read more

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Japanese

Entertainment

A mixture of contemporary, classic and innovative forms of entertainment can be found onboard. Classic entertainment options include a two-deck library, art gallery, cinema, card room, quizzes and trivia contests. Pool volleyball, lawn games and video games are also on offer.

Eclipse Theatre

The grand Eclipse Theatre is the premier live performance venue aboard Celebrity Eclipse. While accommodating a generous audience, it retains a comfortable,... Read more

Cellar Masters

Immerse yourself in the culture of wine within the inviting atmosphere of Cellar Masters wine bar. Cellar Masters offers you the opportunity... Read more

Quasar

Dance the night away in a vibrant nightclub designed for those ready to kick back and get down. Quasar is a modern... Read more

Fortunes Casino

Feeling lucky? Combining the ambience of Monte Carlo and the energy of Las Vegas, Fortunes Casino is a perfect spot to participate... Read more

Martini Bar & Crush

On the totally cool, ice-topped bar, our talented bartenders put on a high-energy show preparing an intriguing menu of classic and contemporary... Read more

Shops on the Boulevard

Beautiful walkways lead you to sophisticated boutiques that hold stylish clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, fragrances and more. Window shop, attend a fashion show... Read more

Ensemble Lounge

An elegant gateway to the restaurants, Ensemble Lounge is the ideal setting for an aperitif en route to an extraordinary speciality dining... Read more

Michael's Club

A private lounge for those in Celebrity, Signature, Royal, Penthouse and Reflection Suites, as well as for Captain's Club Zenith members.

This... Read more

Art Gallery

Refined culture at sea is what you will experience in Celebrity's inspiring and thought-provoking Art Gallery. Stop in on your way to... Read more

Celebrity iLounge

This is Celebrity's chic, new approach to the Internet lounge that's also the first Authorised Apple Reseller at Sea. It's the modern... Read more

The Library

Escape into a good book or browse through some of your favourite magazines in the spacious and peaceful library; two floors of... Read more

Solarium

Find true poolside serenity at the Solarium. Featuring a gorgeous pool, sparkling waterfalls, thickly padded lounge chairs, and an adults-only policy, tranquillity... Read more

Sky Observation Lounge

A quiet refuge by day for gazing over the sea with a cocktail at hand. At night, the space comes to life... Read more

Pool & Mast Bars

Energetic, lively and casual; a large poolside spot for light and refreshing cocktails, frozen specialities and non-alcoholic offerings, from sunup∘ to sundown.... Read more

Lawn Club Grill

A freshly manicured lawn on the highest deck. Enjoy casual outdoor activities in a decidedly Country Club atmosphere, and let the grass... Read more

Sunset Bar

This popular spot on the Solstice Class ships anchors one end of the Lawn Club, the first half-acre of real grass on... Read more

Slush

Enjoy an all new way to chill out with Slush - a stylish frozen drink bar offering a variety of delicious ice-blended... Read more

World Class Bar

Some drinks are worth waiting for…

Welcome to our “fine drinking” experience, where the ritual of making cocktails is just as exciting as... Read more

Health and fitness

Whether you want to clear your mind, fine-tune your body, reinvigorate your spirit – or all of the above – The Spa is an indulgent escape where you can do it all. The Spa introduced an array of innovative new firsts in beauty, fitness and wellness that make finding complete bliss on holiday easier than ever. 

The Spa

Begin your spa journey by selecting from more than 120 treatments for a spa experience unlike anything else at sea. Discover ground-breaking... Read more

Fitness Centre

In the fitness centre you can meet with a personal trainer, take a fitness class, try our resistance swimming pool or challenge... Read more

Persian Garden

Accompanied by the calming strains of new age music, enjoy the warmth of a relaxing steam or treat your skin to the... Read more

Pool Area

The Pool area comprises of two pools separated by a bridge, the forward one being the deeper sports pool and the aft... Read more

Kids and teens

Celebrity Cruises offer many unique family-friendly activities, as well as more traditional children’s clubs. Designed for children of all ages and interests, each program is geared towards a specific age group and supervised by an experienced youth staff member.

XClub

Younger cruisers ages 12-17 can cut loose and kick back the way they want in this hip VIP area geared specifically for... Read more

Fun Factory

Designed exclusively for junior cruisers, Fun Factory is a place where magic happens. Children age 3-11 will thrive in this environment, which... Read more

ShipMates

ShipMates offers plenty of games to play and activities to take part in specifically for children age 3-5.

iTake

Video project just for teens. From story boarding to filming and editing, prizes are awarded for numerous film category winners at the... Read more

Enrichment

In association with Rosetta Stone and Apple, Celebrity offers an impressive range of educational activities and guest speakers during most of their sailings. Learn how to dance, brush up on your language skills, or take in a unique hot glass show.

Team Earth

Travel meets conservation at the Team Earth venue, where guests can raise their own eco-awareness while also learning how Celebrity's ships operate,... Read more

Beyond the Podium

Speaker series, covering a range of topics exploring the culture, history and biology of some of the destinations visited during each cruise.

Let's Dance

A series of salsa, jive, ballroom and modern dance classes.

Ocean's Ahead

Talks from the Ship’s Officers, giving an insight into the workings of the ship; from navigation to recycling and solar power.

Rosetta Stone Language Sessions

Learn the basics of how to order in the local language of the next port of call, brush up on existing language... Read more

Art Classes and Lectures

Held in the art studio, meet resident artists or attend interactive classes and demonstrations, covering topics from jewellery making to sketching and... Read more

Useful info

Disabled Facilities

You may bring and use wheelchairs, mobility scooters and other assistive devices onboard Celebrity's ships. Due to safety regulations, Segways may not... Read more

Special Dietary Requirements

Celebrity Cruises makes every effort to accommodate guest’s dietary requirements wherever possible. Most dietary needs can be catered for such as: Vegetarian,... Read more

Age Restrictions

Drinking: The minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages on all Celebrity Cruises ships is 21 years of age. However, on ships... Read more

Dress Code

A Celebrity cruise is a step into luxury, so it’s the perfect opportunity to dress up for dining every evening. Whether enjoying... Read more

WiFi Access

All Celebrity Millennium® and Celebrity Solstice® Class ships are fully wireless and also have an internet area. Celebrity Xpedition has dial up... Read more

Environment

Lighting

We’re replacing higher wattage halogen and incandescent light bulbs with longer lasting fluorescent and Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights throughout our fleet.... Read more

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