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Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Celebrity Equinox

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 11, 2017

Ship: Celebrity Equinox

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7301

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Great, very relaxing cruise with nice destinations. Ship is beautiful and clean but weird design choices make it not as fun as it could be. Wasted space of lawn area could be remodeled into something fun. Area was rarely used by passengers. I mean, how fun is watching grass grow? Promenade deck doesn't circle ship, was being cleaned often (so sections closed), and was deserted. Hard to change, but they need to get creative and rethink that space. Glass blowing show was nice and educational. Food is good but cruise food on all lines had gone downhill. Oceanview Cafe repeated menu daily. Large dining room good but nothing exceptional. Didn't go to pay restaurants. Good boarding and disembarking process. Generally older, more formal crowd with lots of loyal Celebrity sailors. Piped-in music choices need rethinking. Live music by DJ on pool deck and not live band. Disappointing. Overall a very nice cruise with the lesser quality being experienced on all ships on all lines.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
In line with other companies.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Ship could be more fun. Yes, it's an older crowd but we still like to have fun. Can watch if we can't participate but nothing really fun to watch.


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff is the standout. Everyone generally superior.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Lots of wasted space

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great stateroom attendant. Nice, quiet, clean, typical balcony room.

Ship tip

Go to relax.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Walk off ship directly into town for shopping.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Went to St. John on excursion and it's 75% US National Park so it's beautiful. Forget shopping and see beaches or island tour.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Easy walk to town and nice beach for after-shopping.
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