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Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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3.9 out of 5
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Celebrity Equinox

10 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 04, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Equinox

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 3117

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Not a lot to do on sea days. The pool area has a mix of sunny and shady spots, and chairs seem to be always available. This was my 7th cruise and I really liked this ship.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Much quicker and easier than it used to be.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was generally very good, just a few misses. We did not do any specialty restaurants.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We used the solarium pool a lot as it was quieter and cooler there. Went to music trivia a few times. Silent disco was fun.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Stage shows are too loud. Ships band is good. The jazz ensemble was mostly good. The solo guitarist kept getting cancelled, only saw him briefly. The visiting comedians were entertaining, visiting singer was good, visiting quartet tried real hard, but was okay.

Children's Programs

No kids, and very few on this cruise. The space looked nice.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Dining room service was excellent. Room steward was good. Bar waiters were mostly good. Everyone is friendly and polite.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
They had a lot of activities in the foyer and entertainment court, where space and seating were tight. But mostly the design is good and easy to navigate. The library is in a noisy space in the atrium, so not a good place to read. Everything is mostly clean and maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
I liked that the seating area was by the window and that the TV swivels so you can watch it from the couch or the bed. (Some rooms have the bed by the window.) The beds push together to make a single queen, but aren’t locked so tend to separate a bit. Our room was missing quite a few items: umbrella, do not disturb sign, laundry bag. There weren’t enough hangers. The electric outlet in the bathroom is blocked, but you can dry your hair sitting at the desk.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
Not much to do here.

George Town, Grand Cayman Did not visit port

Seas were too rough to tender in the day we were scheduled.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Took the bus to Eagle Beach, rented a palapa and chairs, beautiful beach, water and sand. No snorkeling where we were, but great for swimming. We were there on a Tuesday evening, so went to the Bon Bini Festival at the museum enjoyed this a lot.

Willemstad, Curacao

4 out of 5
Walked around the city. Should have printed a walking tour, it was hard to access my instructions. It rained the day we were here.

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5
Did an island tour to see flamingos, salt pans, and northern part of island. Still had time when we got back, so went snorkeling right at the little beach by the cruise terminal! Not as good as the rest of the island, I’m sure, but was still worth doing.

Key West, Florida

4 out of 5
Walked around the city and along the harbor. Lots of tourist traps.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Fairly easy, but ground transportation area was very crowded.
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