Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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4 out of 5

Fabulous Ship...too big for us!

Sail Date: October 25, 2016

Reviewed: 25 days ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The Celebrity Equinox ship is fabulous - the finishes are lovely.  The ship is very well cared for.  There are many venues (bars, restaurants, relaxation areas, etc) and all are well appointed.  The pool area is quite large with comfortable lounge chairs and bar/food service.  

 

The actually crossing - at sea - was our favorite part of the cruise.  We enjoyed the down time as well as the opportunity to participate in many varied activities. The guest lecturers were very interesting professionals.  The entertainment was excellent - from "broadway" type shows to jugglers & musicians.  

 

Our favorite port of call was Tenerife.  This island has beautiful views and many nice beaches and a good variety of landscape.  The island is clean and well developed.   Our least favorite port of call was Agadir - we have toured Morocco in the past and found the country interesting, safe and full of history - a real jewel.  However, Agadir was not at all interesting......it is safe but was reduced to ruins by an earthquake in 1960.  

 

We would recommend this itinerary to others.  

Cabin / Stateroom
Our cabin was comfortable, well appointed, plenty of storage & hangers. The desk area was large enough to be usable, the balcony was large enough to have a small table and two comfortable chairs with foot stools! The bathroom was good size with a nice shower and cabinets for personal items.
We enjoyed the complimentary afternoon canapes delivered to our cabin, show shines and pillow menu.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Cartagena was interesting and the historical value was quite nice. The ship docked within easy walking distance to the main area of the city.
Agadir was a waste of time. The excursions were not worthwhile.
Lanzarote was a very interesting island with good excursions - the bus ride through the lava fields provided an up close view of the volcanic landscape. If you did not book a tour, you had to pay for a transfer from the ship to the city center.
Tenerife was very clean, with something for everyone - shopping, views, beaches. If you didn't book a tour, you had to take a transfer to the city center which the port provided free of charge.
Onboard Activities
Entertainment
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
The Silhouette (dinner venue) did not have a relaxing evening dinner atmosphere. The lights needed to be dimmed, most of the time the service felt rushed and the noise level was annoying, not what you would expect for evening dining. The quality of the food was very good, presentation and service were good.
The OceanView buffet had excellent selections of food with very good quality.

Tip

There is a lot to do on board the Equinox - so much that you almost need a vacation from your vacation!
Go to the 7 PM show in the theater and make 8 PM dinner reservations. The shows are 45 minutes, so you have time to make both! Then after dinner you can enjoy other activities on board.



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