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Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
'this was our 6th cruise, 3rd with Celebrity. This is an above average line, our favourite, and the solstice class ship(we were on Equinox) is excellent. ship is spotless. (It is new- we were on the 5th sailing. Only deterent was some of the shore excursions left things to be desired. Need caution in Bethlehem. We were rushed through the Church of the Nativity which people came to see(15 minutes allotted) but they had 40 minutes to go the "junk" souvenir shop. People overall were very upset. This is a new destination for celebrity and I am sure these are the growing pains. That said, since Jerusulum is the high light of the tour, a poorly organized tour here was a major loss. Other tours were good to excellent(Haifa/Acre), Ephesus(Kudasi, Turkey), rhodes were the excellent ones. Cairo other than the Sphinx and the Pyramids was disappointing. Not cruise ship fault. City is just very dirty. (It is afterall a desert). Otherwise, this is a superb cruise with a superb itinerary (13 day from rome to Athens, rhodes,Kudasi, Haifa, Ashdod, Cairo and Alexandra, and finally Naples.
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Pros: food, entertainment first rate, clean, friendly, great martini bar.
Cons: excursion to Jerusulum was badly planned. suggest do privately, not throughCelebrity. Other excursions good to excellent.