Excellent first cruise
Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean
Sail Date: May 21, 2015
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 1071
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago
We loved this cruise. The ship is impressive, extremely clean and well kept. We were satisfied with the few shore excursions that we took, but on the day-long shore excursions we would have expected better lunches given the cost of the tours.
Overall the staff was very pleasant. We appreciated the open-seating dinners in the main dining room. However the maîtres d's seemed stressed and disorganized. The food in the main dining room was below par and poorly presented for a ship rated 5.5. The dining-room is extremely noisy due to the lack of attention by the waiters while clearing the tables. The breads were not very good, but the pizzas were excellent. The coffee in the Oceanview Café was pretty awful, but the beverage package was well worth it and the speciality coffee at Bacio's Café was excellent.
Having dinner on the terrace of the Oceanview Café while looking at the Golden Horn in Istanbul was one of the highlight of the trip. We would hesitate taking again a cabin in the Concierge class. We do not think it was worth the extra cost.
For first-time cruisers we received excellent advice from our Cruise.com agent Kerri Winston.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
The ship is very well appointed and extremely clean.