Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
4

5 out of 5

Wonderful Cruise Line with top notch ports

Sail Date: May 21, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

I have sailed Celebrity before and highly recommend it over other cruise lines I have been on. The staff is unbelievably responsive, friendly and helpful. The Concierge room was roomy, well maintained and just fine for a long cruise. The food was very good generally with sufficient variety for everyone.  The Eastern Mediterranean Ports were all perfect with the exception of Crete, which I might skip, but each stop gave you sufficient time for a solid overview of the historic sites, the people and some free time. I would do your own research for excursions rather than rely on the few ship ones, particularly focusing on private tours rather than the big bus ones. The downside on the cruise is the entertainment and activities - not top notch, but ok. Overall, it was a terrific trip with lasting memories of people, places and experiences.

Ship Quality
Numerous locations to spread out, drink, read, sun and eat.
Food and Dining
Dinner food was generally very good and lunch/breakfast had wide range of selections which were good. Overall, slightly less than great food, maybe good +
Service and Staff
Cannot find better cruise ship staff anywhere.
Entertainment
mediocre comedy, singing, juggling etc. - need to improve
Onboard Activities
poor selection of activities
Destinations and Excursions
ports with exception of crete were outstanding; ship excursions were ok - could have had more to offer as well as more information about local transportation, etc. Minimal information given out about port city and what it has to offer.
Cabin / Stateroom
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Took a golf cart tour of Rome that got into unique places cars couldn't. Too short a time in Rome.
Salerno (Amalfi Coast), Italy
Very touristy but wonderful views and towns
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Acropolis
Mykonos, Greece
Too touristy but beautiful
Santorini, Greece
Beautiful but it rained for a few minutes which took out all electricity and no way to get down the hill - it was awful and ship gave us no warning and no help.
Souda (Chania), Crete
not much to do here
Barcelona, Spain
magnificent city - Sagrada Familia

Tip

Sunset Bar was the best and not too many people discovered it - at sunset, it is unbelievably peaceful, serene and inviting.



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