Celebrity Equinox Overview

By Cruiseline.com - Updated Sep. 9, 2019

Celebrity Equinox upholds Celebrity’s reputation for elegant cruising and upscale innovation with unique amenities, sophisticated entertainment, and refined dining. Travelers can relax with a picnic on a half-acre of beautifully manicured grass at The Lawn Club or savor a zodiac-inspired cocktail while enjoying views of the sea and sky in the Sky Observation Lounge. For onboard pampering, cruisers should visit Canyon Ranch Spa for stress-relieving acupuncture treatment or relax on a heated-tile lounge chair at the Persian Garden, Equinox’s aqua therapy area.

For active travelers, Celebrity’s state-of-the-art Canyon Ranch Fitness at Sea provides an opportunity for exercise with a breathtaking view through its floor-to-ceiling windows. And while the grownups take a dip in the adults-only Solarium pool or play a round of roulette at Fortunes Casino, younger cruisers can visit the ship’s kid-friendly spaces, which include X-Club, a teens-only disco, and lounge, and the Fun Factory, which offers structured activities for kids ages 3 to 11.

Whether it’s an epic musical production at the 1,115-seat Equinox Theater or live performances and dance parties at The Entertainment Court, passengers are never far from entertainment aboard Equinox. On this Solstice-class ship, cruisers can channel their inner child with a trip to the circus or attend a rock concert. For more low-key entertainment, many of the ship's bars host live music that passengers can enjoy while sipping a cocktail.

Equinox received a host of updates through the Celebrity Revolution program in June 2019. The renovation added redesigned accommodations, updated restaurants, new designer boutiques, and several additional sanctuaries for suite-class guests. Celebrity is also partnering with American Ballet Theatre to enhance the onboard entertainment offerings.

Setting sail from the Fort Lauderdale cruise port, Celebrity Equinox itineraries include destinations throughout the Caribbean, with trips ranging from 2 to 12 nights. While Caribbean cruise itineraries vary, ports of call may include Barbados, Antigua, Saint Lucia, and Grenada. Other destinations include Mexico, the Bahamas, Aruba, New Orleans, and Key West.

Ship Highlights

  • The Lawn Club – a half-acre of real grass for picnics and BBQs
  • Sky Observation Lounge
  • Canyon Ranch Spa and Fitness Center featuring an aqua therapy area
  • Celebrity iLounge with 24-hour internet access
  • 1,115 seat Equinox Theater
  • Fortunes Casino
  • X-Club teen disco and lounge
  • Fun Factory for kids 3 to 11
  • Three pools and six whirlpools, including the Solarium adults-only pool
  • Lawn Club Sunset Bar
  • Quasar Nightclub
  • Silk Harvest Restaurant – exotic Asian fusion cuisine

Before You Book

Why Sail on Celebrity Equinox: Equinox should appeal to cruisers looking for an upscale cruise vacation filled with entertainment and pampering (without the high fares of a luxury line). With a full-service spa, elegant dining, and a variety of world-class shows, this is the ship for travelers seeking a laid-back yet sophisticated vacation at sea.

You Should Know: While Equinox does have kid-friendly areas and activities, young families and cruisers seeking an active, adventurous vacation with onboard rock-climbing walls and water slides are better off sailing on Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, or Carnival.

Celebrity Equinox Ship Stats

  • Price:
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  • Size: L
  • Total Passengers: 2,850
  • Total Crew: 1,246
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 2.29
  • Built: Aug 2009
  • Refurbished: Jun 2019
  • Number of Decks: 13
  • Total Cabins: 1,426
  • Cabin Categories: 31
  • Gross Tonnage: 122,000
  • Length: 1,033
  • Beam: 121

Celebrity Equinox Cabins

1426 cabins and 31 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
4.3
(48 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 192 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $117/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
4.2
(16 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 177 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $144/night
Balcony Balcony
4.2
(379 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 221 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $150/night
Suite Cabin Suite
5.0
(21 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 575 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $442/night

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Celebrity Equinox Dining

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AquaSpa Cafe AquaSpa Cafe
5.0
(11 Reviews)
Cafe al Bacio and Gelateria Cafe al Bacio and Gelateria
4.9
(28 Reviews)
Silhouette Restaurant Silhouette Restaurant
4.9
(23 Reviews)
Tuscan Grille Tuscan Grille
4.9
(8 Reviews)

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Celebrity Equinox Onboard Activities

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Grand Foyer Grand Foyer
5.0
(1 Review)
Solarium Solarium
5.0
(1 Review)
Art Gallery Art Gallery
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Champagne Bar/Martini Bar Champagne Bar/Martini Bar
5.0
(27 Reviews)

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Mostly wonderful experience by vgopalas

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Overall a great cruise with the exception of food choices for vegetarians (main dining and buffet). I appreciated the fact that the ship stopped by at Freeport to provide relief supplies to the hurricane victims.

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Lived up to our expectations and more by xxPMNxx

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

The best of my six cruises in total. The ship was so huge that it barely swayed at all. Unless you are very prone to motion sickness, you should not even worry about it. Our cabin was all the way to the aft of the ship with a huge balcony.

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Not as great as last year but still really nice by seamitchell1

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

We cruise annually just before school starts. While this wasn't our favorite cruise there was very little to complain about. We all had a good time and will probably cruise Celebrity again. Simply due to proximity and timing, our next cruise will be on NCL Getaway at Spring Break. The Getaway was our favorite ship before Equinox and we are a little nervous to see if it holds up to our new and higher expectations.

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618 Celebrity Equinox Tips

readerone
Mar 06, 2013

The adult pool was the best! No kids.

ShannonDave
Nov 23, 2014

It's huge, easy to get lost the first day or two, but the staff are very helpful. The best coffee is made by Alexander on deck 5. Best drinks are at the Mast Bar on deck 14 Nehemia Best shopping is on the last day, great sales. there is always something to do on this ship

Sandi2
Jan 03, 2013

if you go with a family or a group, get balcony staterooms and have the attendant unlock the barriers. It's like a connecting room but better!

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