Food rates a "meh"

Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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10 Night Ultimate Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 22, 2016
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6202
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Wow...disappointing.  Always looked forward to a celebrity cruise but the food quality has gone down.  Taking away huge portions was a great idea...taking away the flavor and quality...will make us think twice before booking again.  Even the speciality restaurants were just average...with Silk Harvest being the worst.  Captains Club members will see less perks in the way of coupons taking away the incentive to rebook.  Cabin carpets and drapes were frayed, found used Qtips left by previous passenger in our stateroom and carpet in the Oceanview Grill was filthy. Staff and crew were as friendly and helpful as always, but this cruise was not up to the usual Celebrity standards.  Not certain if celebrity intends to make 2 days in a port the norm, but it is a bad idea in our opinion...especially in places like Columbia.  Overall, this back-to-back cruise was just so-so.  Booked with Oceania for March in hopes it will be better.  Have 4 more cruises booked with celebrity for the future, but may opt out if Oceania is with the extra money.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food quality has gone least on this ship. Bland and unimaginative. Big disappointment.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great staff

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
In need of an overhaul. Showing its age. Not the cleanest ship in the fleet. Pull away the deck lounges on deck 14 and you will see it hasn't been cleaned under there in quite a while. Yuck

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Used Qtips found from last passenger meant countertop was never cleared and cleaned. Glad we brought our own sanitizing wipes.

Ship Tip

Wait until she goes in for an overhaul.

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