October 2016 - Celebrity Equinox to Transatlantic
This was a repeat of last year's cruise. The big difference was the loss of Valencia and Malaga, and the addition of Cartegena and Agadir. I had to see Morocco. Agadir was worth the visit, especially since it and Cartegena are both fishing and naval towns. The differences are striking.
Took the Inside Access tour of the ship. Well worth the money to see "how do they do that?" Captain was on the bridge during that segment and patiently answered questions and smiled for pictures.
Pet peeve: the number of passengers unable, unwilling, incapable of following direction. At Morocco enough passengers attempted to exit the ship before the ship cleared immigration that the excursion staff made an announcement about it. Passengers were told their actions caused some difficulty with the authorities. Proper procedure was restated. At Fort Lauderdale many passengers got off before their group was called and discovered they had to stand to wait for their luggage. Two announcements were made restating procedure. 30 minutes later, as I walked into the terminal, even more passengers got off and discovered they had to wait for their luggage in a separate area. Again, no chairs, but if the passengers followed direction, written and verbal, they would have been in a more comfortable waiting area on ship and no loss of time in exiting once the luggage was delivered.
Otherwise, great food, friendly staff, plenty to do if you wanted some activity. Rained two days, but sun usually broke through.