Not up to par for Celebrity

Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
11 Night Ultimate Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 09, 2013
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 1273
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

I am not a fan of ships this large.  With that said, the Equinox is a majestic ship with lots of space for its 3000 passengers. 

However, in many respects the food and service was not what I expected based upon prior vacations with Celebrity.

First, there is constant up-selling.  Internet time, specialty restaurants, art auctions, bingo, pictures,  land tours, spa tratments, drink packages, the list is endless.  Unlike prior sailings, we could not access the computers to do anything but go on the web for  75 cents a minute.  (I could not even view my digital pictures.)  Every time I tried to get room service to order anything in my cabin, I was put on hold for several minutes.  The food was bland, and in general service was poor. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Book tours off ship. We got a tour for $40 that was booked on the ship for $90.
Get open seating (you just have to pay for tips ahead of time)

3 out of 5
really did not spend any time here
3 out of 5
water sports type port.
5 out of 5
tour the old city, fort, etc.
5 out of 5
rain forest tours
5 out of 5
water sports, rain forest
5 out of 5
more water sports, rai forest
3 out of 5
water sports, etc.
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