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Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4.7 out of 5
Celebrity Equinox

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 09, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Equinox

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 1667

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Excellent cruise - ship great, service tops, food not a WOW but good. This is our 2nd sailing on this ship and itinerary. Ship in good shape, but a good reno is needed and is coming May 2019. Crew really worked to keep us happy - suite class helps with that. Quality entertainment and lots of options. Would sail her again.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Had a 10:30 boarding time - got on at 10:45 easy go

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Excellent but not a WOW except for Chef's Table. Chef's Table is a 5, the Luminae was a solid 4. Menu played it safe - but service was always superb.

Cafe al Bacio and Gelateria

5 out of 5

Visited every day - great coffee selection and gelato.

AquaSpa Cafe

5 out of 5

Healthy eats - small portions - great alternative to Oceanview cafe

Oceanview Cafe and Bar

4 out of 5

Standard buffet arrangement. Clean - food ok

Michael's Club

5 out of 5

Excellent service. Has a bar that's never has a line. Afternoon tea and horderves at 3:30pm. Attentive concierge and suite director. They'll help arrange all sorts of things.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Very ample fitness center. On-board movies, lots of games, and a glass blowing event on Dec 15.

Pool

5 out of 5

On port days - great. Sea days - mobbed.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Well produced, great talent, nice variety. We had 3 comedians come in that week. All top notch.

Patio on the Lawn

5 out of 5

Nice place to get sun - not has hot as being on the deck.

Celebrity Central

4 out of 5

You need to look for this place. Movies

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Suite class and received excellent care. Concierge team, Michaels club, Luminae, and suite staff OUTSTANDING - high point of cruise.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ready for dry dock, but well maintained. You can see wear, but its going to get fixed in May.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Aft sky suite on deck 11. Ample room and storage, but as the aft of the Equinox is tiered, you don't have the best privacy on the aft balconies. You can easily see into the lower balconies and the Seaview bar deck can look down into all of them. Nice views, but aft position lets you feel all the prop droning

Ship tip

If you want a 5-star dining experience try chef's table. Offered 1-2x/week for an upcharge, but it lets the culinary team show off their stuff.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Easy to get from airport to port.

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
Great place for an excursion or just walk. Easy access to port and middle of town.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Did the Secret River in Playa del Carmen. Superb experience, well run by vendor and Celebrity. Seamless travel. Lots of soldiers with guns all over the place so must be some security issues.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Made the stingray city trek. The best part of the Grand Cayman is away from the immediate port area (which must requires tendering). Nice housing, and good roads through the island. Loads of water activities, snorkling, diving, boating etc.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Customs wasn't hitting on all cylinders when we got off. Been smoother.

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