Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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5 out of 5

Had a FABULOUS time!

Sail Date: October 10, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

WOW! What a vacation.....huge ship with all the amenities but the staff and service always made you feel special. Everything from the shows to the excursions and all the ship's activities were exceptionally well planned and orchestrated. Tons of restaurants and bars...we LOVED the Martini bar and getting an all inclusive beverage package made things really easy!
Our stateroom and balcony was roomier than the last Holland America cruise we took and it was kept spotless. Our next cruise will definitely be with Celebrity!

Pros: Staff, food, cleanliness, itinerary

Cons: Breakfast was crowded but no big deal

Recommends Celebrity Equinox? Yes!

Entertainment
Loved the shows every night and always a bunch of special activities going on somewhere. Also loved the wine and cheese 'party' on the lawn as we were setting sail!
Ship Quality
Even though the ship is massive, it seemed easy and efficient to get around.
Cabin / Stateroom
Food and Dining
Groan...must have gained at least 10 pounds! The restaurant meals were magnificent; better service, quality and presentation than most 5 star restaurants we've eaten in!
Service and Staff
Rhodes, Greece
Great shopping here and enjoyed the walk around the city walls etc. Not able to enter the castle or museum etc due to the strike...:-(
Santorini, Greece
Loved the trip to Oaia and the wine tasting; definitely worth doing. Unfortunately it poured rain and we never saw the sun but the scenery is spectacular nonetheless...
Don't Miss: Oaia
Naples, Italy
The Pompeii ruins were the best of anything we saw....did a private tour with a guide set up with our private taxi driver and then drove the Amalfi coast with a spectacular lunch on the mountainside in Positano. Great shopping in Sorrento..
Don't Miss: Pompeii and the Amalfi coast
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Certainly lots of shopping but didnt' find the prices that great and HATED the intense pressure of the merchants as you walked by. Did not go to Ephesus but enjoyed a walk around the city...
Mykonos, Greece
Beautiful! The town is lovely to walk around..
Don't Miss: Enjoyed the boat ride to Delos and hiking up the mountain to the ruins....beautiful view!
Messina, Sicily
Took a private cab to Taormina; definitely worth seeing!
Don't Miss: Taormina
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Private cab tour for 5 hours...unfortunately the city was 'on strike' and in spite of the captain's rerouting of our itinerary, many of the city's main attractions (ie the Parthenon) were closed.


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