Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

love Celebrity, but their port to town shuttle extortion leaves a bad feeling

Sail Date: August 24, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Some ports are too far to walk to towns. Celebrity's shuttle buses cost  are ridiculously high. For example Dubrovnik,  Celebrity shuttle bus $12. Taxi $13, if you are just a party of 2 the cost is about the same ($12+$12 round trip Celebrity) ($13x2 taxi round trip) If you are a party of 4 you save $22 plus you don't have to wait for the shuttle bus to show up and wait for it to fill up!  Another example Marseille, $19 celebrity shuttle, Taxi $20. At some ports, the ports offer their own shuttles, Corfu free port offered shuttle, Mykonos free, Livorno $5. If the ports can offer free or $5 shuttles, it looks like this is a big money maker for Celebrity.

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Old Corinth tour for Athens stop was good, but skip the olive oil tasting tour out of Civitiveccia. If you have already been to Rome & are looking for somewhere else to go when you stop in civitiveccia do not do this tour. boring bus ride 1 hour each way to olive oil farm. what a joke. you taste the products they sell in their gift shop. if you want to learn about olive oil pressing you can read the signs on the wall.
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
the norovirus made the rounds on this cruise. celebrity took immediate action, sanitizing constantly
Food and Dining
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Mykonos, Greece
do not buy ship tour to Delos Island ruins, just buy you ferry ticket on the dock, Save $$$$
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
if you already have been to Athens go tour old corinth and canal
Kotor, Montenegro
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Corfu, Greece
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
if you have already been to Rome not much to do here
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France
Marseille (Provence), France

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