Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Second Mate

Experience
4-6 cruises

Reviews
2

Helpful Votes
17

5 out of 5

Great Cruise, Great Ship

Sail Date: March 06, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Wife and I just returned from a 10 day cruise  on Celebrity Equinox. Ports of call were, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Dominica,Barbados and St. Maarten. This was our second consecutive cruise on the Equinox, we first sailed on her in March 2014, and our fourth cruise overall with Celebrity. Celebrity continues a fine tradition in upscale cruising, however I noticed some subtle changes. It seemed Celebrity might have cut back on the crew. Bar service around the pool area was slow due to lack of waiters and was hit and miss around some of the bars on board. The food in the MDR was good but not outstanding. We dined one night in the Silk Harvest and found the food to be very good and the service outstanding. The Oceanview was usually crowded during peak hours but the food and selection was quite good. We dined in the MDR for breakfast several times, nothing special but you were served and it was lot less hectic than the Oceanview. The shows in the theater were better than expected, but the entertainment around the bars and such weren't that great. The ship and interior was in great condition, the rooms were clean and the housekeeping staff did a great job. Minor complaints aside I think Celebrity offers a great cruising experience and we booked our next cruise on board for Bermuda in June 2016

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Service and Staff
Waiters in MDR and Silk Harvest were excellent , seemed to be a lack of waiters at the bars at times
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Food in MDR was very good but not great, Silk Harvest was outstanding, Oceanview Cafe food was good but crowde at times
Cabin / Stateroom
Very clean and bright
Entertainment
Theater shows were good, the other musicians around the ship so-so
Children's Programs
Didn't partake
Onboard Activities
Always something on the schedule
Destinations and Excursions
Good choice of ports
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Magens Bay
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Bridgetown, Barbados
Roseau, Dominica
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Take the water taxi to town 7pp r/t there is beach just as you unboard. $25 gets you 2 loungers, umbrella,free wifi&5 drinks

Tip

Check out the cakes and other sweet thing at Cafe Bacio,deck 5 midship, they are free and you don't have to buy the coffee. If you have a classic drink package the coffee and teas are free and they are quite good. There is always free coffee and tea at OceanView Cafe, but Cafe Bacio offers espresso



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