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Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Ultimate Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 22, 2016
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 1142
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We were two woman in our late 60's traveling together.  We love to listen to music at night and enjoy a nice drink before dinner.  The music was all the same, every night, with the same song....longed for a nice piano player.  The show were nice and some of the talent brought in where excellent.  We bought the dining package so ate at the three extra restaurants in the package.  Murano was excellent, Tuscan Grill beyond expectations so ended up eating their 3 times.  The total disappointment was the Silk - I enjoy good Thai/Viet food - what a disappointment- everything was soy based - when I asked about their "style" she said they have "westernized" everything.  Not good.  We selected the classic beverage package.....only thing was that their wine selection was limited and boring.  Finally upgraded to the premium package but found out most of their wine by the glass was sold old. Because of the addition of the "Suite" dining room, the main room has now lost 150 seats....we were NEVER able to find a set table - some of the food was good some bad.....the menu was one page - offering mostly the same appetizers every night.  One night we couldn't face the "Hall" one more time so ate at the café.  No, we would not cruise again on Celebrity but YES we would use the booking company we did AGAIN.


Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The dining room reminded me of a big hall - no charm or class. The specialty restaurant were excellent except for the Silk - everything was soy based.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
I longed for the days of past travel where there were small bar offering piano players, or small quiet groups playing a "varied" selection of must.....same groups, same music every night!!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff 98 percent FUN! Our "cheers" became the Passport Bar where they were genuinely nice and fun.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin was find, steward was wonderful....Only negative was the room smelled like mildew after the 4th day.....We really enjoyed our deck and it became our sanctuary....even with the bad weather and rolling seas we were able to enjoy it.

Ship Tip

Best bartenders are at the Passport Bar....also close to the "nightly" music. Try to catch the first night show so you will know the quality and variation of the performances. Some EXCELLENT so ok. Take your own maps of the island with you....they do NOT provide them at the Tour Desk.

3 out of 5
We had a late night flight home and were able to find a day use hotel room....great because it rained most of the day.....But lots to do with the cute water taxi.
5 out of 5
Took the transportation only tour to St. John. Excellent way to get there and then do your own thing....about $39.
5 out of 5
Took the zip line tour offered by the cruise line.....FUN and wonderful young men to help us make the whole day excellent.
5 out of 5
Hired a cab outside of the gate....good value and good experience......please visit Hunte's will not be disappointed.
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