Not perfect, but would sail Celebrity again

Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Celebrity Equinox

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 20, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Equinox

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7340

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

It started off slow, a bit skeptical and maybe let down some. I expected I very high level from Celebrity based on they always seem to cost more than others. As the cruise went on I started to see the good things in the cruise I would probably rate it just behind the Royal Princess and pretty equal to any RCL cruise I've been on

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Pretty quick, got there a bit early and had to wait to board, but that was expected

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was pretty top notch in comparison to other cruise lines I've been on. Drinks was a bit of a let down. The pricing was a bit high since it would everything is on a price tier to coincide with the different price levels of the drink package. Since I did not partake in the drink package since I would have to be drinking all day to break even, I didn't drink as much as I normally would

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
This is a laid back cruise line, the list of daily activities is far less than other cruise lines.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Comedians were fine, didn't go to the shows since they don't interest me

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great staff, absolutely no complaints

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The exterior needed some attention is some spots, mainly paint issues. Some of the carpeting needed to cleaned or replaced. Ship is heading into refurb soon so maybe some of those issues will be corrected. Main atrium area and pools were very small. Liked the indoor adult pool. There was no walkway on the outside lower level that went all the way around the ship. This was the first ship I had seen this on, we use this for walking and exercise. The primary walking/running track went right through the sunbathing area making it impossible to use. Lawn area was pretty cool

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The room was one of the best layouts I had seen to date, space was well used. Some of the furniture/fixtures were a little worn. Bathroom was the largest I seen to date.

Ship tip

It may get a bit better after the may refurb, but still pretty good

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
Don't care for Miami, just passing through

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
First time there. Got in early before the heard of people came out. Laid back, pretty cool

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Had a hellava time, rented a golf cart and went into town. Got tore up at the Maya Bar (great place to hang out)

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Good as always, 4th time there no complaints

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Just did some beach time, nothing fancy. Good clean place

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
At Miami they have the converior belt baggage pickup (like airports) instead of lining up the bags by number. For whatever reason one of our bags was on one converor belt and the other was on another (for a different set of numbers). This made for a frantic/difficult search
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