FriarTuck

FriarTuck
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Joined: 02/06/2014
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Westerdam

November 2015 - Westerdam to Caribbean - Eastern

A relaxing return to the Westerdam

This is our third cruise on the Westerdam....also the shortest.  We enjoyed a relaxing itinerary, stopping in ports we have visited before.  Entertainment on ship was good.  Portion control big time in the main dining room.  Pinnacle Grill and Cannaletto both excellent though.  We also think the décor in the companionways is starting to look dated and a little drab.  Love the layout of the ship.  They have closed our favorite bar in the atrium.  We heard the noise from the bar was disturbing the guests in the Pinnacle Grill.

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Celebrity Equinox

January 2014 - Celebrity Equinox to Caribbean - Western

Beautiful, Big Ship

There were many things about our cruise on the Celebrity Equinox we enjoyed.  The entertainment was excellent, both the guest entertainers and the on-board entertainment staff.  The ship is clean...public restrooms are spacious and clean.  The buffet in the Oceanview Restaurant was the best organized we have experienced.  Martini Bar was the place to go for some fun and refreshment.  We especially liked the Corning Glass Museum sponsored glass blowing demonstrations; a unique experience on a cruise ship.

Cabin was clean and wellkept by our cabin stewards.  Not a lot of storage space, particularly drawer space though.  The downside for us was there were just too many people around on the ship.  It was hard to find a place to sit on many occasions.  If you wanted a seat at the early dinner seating show, you would have to leave dinner early.  This led to a lot of seat and table saving...something we do not appreciate on a cruise ship.

The ports were good.  Shore excursions in Costa Rica and Belize were especially good.  Salsa and margarita making in Cozemel also a lot of fun.  Train ride in Panama was good too, especially for me as I was born in the Canal Zone and left as small child.

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FriarTuck's Tips

Grand Turk Island - Best beach is right next to the pier. If beach is what you want, don't take an excursion. Beach at Margaritaville is best and free.
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Easy to find discounted city tours once you get off the ship. Lot's to do here.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas - Megan's Bay was closed. Tour operator took us to an alternate beach that was great. How this place has grown!
Westerdam Westerdam - The side elevators mid ship were the easiest to access and fastest. Pay attention to the support columns in the show lounge, there are obstructed views. Many different lounges to take advantage of. Don't forget the pool behind the Lido restaurant.

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received a helpful vote on their Westerdam cruise review - A relaxing return to the Westerdam

received a helpful vote on their Westerdam cruise review - A relaxing return to the Westerdam

received a helpful vote on their Westerdam cruise review - A relaxing return to the Westerdam

received a helpful vote on their Westerdam cruise review - A relaxing return to the Westerdam

shared a quick tip for Westerdam"The side elevators mid ship were the easiest to access and fastest. Pay attention to the support columns in the show lounge, there are obstructed views. Many different lounges to take advantage of. Don't forget the pool behind the Lido restaurant."

reviewed their Caribbean - Eastern cruise on Westerdam and gave it 4 stars!

added Nov 28, 2015 cruise on Westerdam to their profile.

received a helpful vote on their Celebrity Equinox cruise review - Beautiful, Big Ship

received a helpful vote on their Celebrity Equinox cruise review - Beautiful, Big Ship

received a helpful vote on their Celebrity Equinox cruise review - Beautiful, Big Ship