We were inside, but comfortable in most respects.
Inside cabins represent about 10 percent of the room inventory on Celebrity Eclipse and, being the least expensive cabin available, we didn’t expect anything grand. But the size—about 183 square feet—was reasonable for two people. The one key downside was an awkward closet that proved more trouble than it was worth. The cabin was serviced twice daily and our ice bucket refilled without prompting (ice machines are otherwise not available to guests).
Our bed was two single mattresses linked to create a queen-size bed; the seam between the two mattresses was noticeable but not too annoying. The mattress was relatively firm with a pillow-top and four pillows; it provided a good night’s sleep. At the foot of the mattress each corner was rounded, making it easier to navigate the confined space.
A backsplash of copper-y mosaic tile provides an accent behind the sink, otherwise the bathroom was short on décor. It was also small, as we expected, but there was good storage space for two people—seven stacked shelves each large enough for typical travel kit, plus larger shelf under the sink and a pair of small drawers suitable for jewelry and incidentals.
Towels varied in quality—some were plush and full, others were thin and frayed. A sign indicated we could hang towels on the rack if we wanted to use them again, or leave on the floor to replace, however ours were replaced some days even if they were hung on the rack.
The bathroom could have used a makeup mirror, and a line for hanging wet swimsuits would have been nice. One unexpected inclusion was a handy footrest in the shower for shaving legs.
There were reading lights on either side of the bed—both illuminated the whole sleeping area. Five switches controlled the individual lights in the room, one of which was on a dimmer; a master switch that turned all lights off next to the entry door. There was one additional light fixture for the bathroom only.
Above the bed were two extended compartments where a pair of pool towels were stashed. This was nice “bonus” storage, though we didn’t use the compartments (we were afraid of leaving something there when it was time to check out!).
Our major complaint: The maximum opening of closet was no more than 18 inches, making it difficult to store luggage or reach behind the side closed off by the doors (also, the sofa was positioned less than 12 inches from right side of closet doors). Otherwise there was decent storage space for two, primarily in the drawers next to the minibar; luggage could also be stored under the bed.
The large flat-screen TV—a 32-inch Samsung—was mounted to the wall in the middle of the room. It could be pulled out and angled toward the bed though the hinge was very tight and required some muscle to maneuver.
Channel selection was limited on our cruise—major networks were not available, but CNBC, Fox and BBC were. There was no DVD player in our room but there was a pay-per-view library of about 50 movies, mostly recent releases—$9.98 each. The TV had some interactive features, the most useful of which accessed room service, including add-ons like flowers, chocolates, cruise mementoes, etc.
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