Wonderful couples cruise
Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review
Review summaryFun 5 night cruise. We enjoyed the refurbished ship and just our second Celebrity cruise choosing to spend our time mostly relaxing and enjoying some booking perks which included WiFi, tips, OBC and drinks as well as concierge class perks and Elite Captain’s Club benefits from our Royal Caribbean status. We got a great deal on a ship tour that we took on our first sea day. A great experience to see how the ship operates.
Food and Dining
Le Petit Chef at Qsine
Great experience with really good food too. A cooking competition between four chefs making one dish each is animated on your plate and table. Each animated chef prepares the dish and then you are served the actual dish. It was entertaining and delicious. We went for lunch due to the lower cost and the seafood heavy dinner menu.
Mast Grill and Bar
Very limited options here burgers with beef, turkey and veggie options and hotdogs and fries and limited drinks. The toppings did include grilled onions and mushrooms.
Oceanview Cafe and Bar
Very impressive buffet with great views of the sea. They offer a good variety of food options at different stations throughout the restaurant. Breakfast didn’t change too much daily but the egg and omelette stations were a great option and the waffles were excellent.
Cafe al Bacio and Gelateria
Excellent coffee spot which always had some wonderful breakfast pastries in the mornings or cakes and other desserts the rest of the day.
Indoor pool area that is adult only. It is climate controlled. I have been in other solariums that were too warm and the temperature in here was ideal.
Really nice area with two slightly separated pools. They provide tools without the need to check them out. Some pool beds and other seating options are available beyond the typical recliners. The recliners are nicely padded. There are plenty of chairs available in the sun or shade except at peak times on a sea day.
The weather was a little cool the first week of January or I would’ve spent more time up here on the lawn club.
It is a smoke free casino so I was willing to spend more time here.
A nice venue with very few seats with a bad view. The sound was excellent and the numerous stage changes during some of the shows for various performances was impressive.
Sky Observation Lounge
Went to a couple of events here and it was also used for Captain’s Club evening happy hour. It is a large venue with plenty of seating and great views of the sea.
Was used frequently for evening entertainment activities. It did not have enough space always to get a good view especially when the captain was making an appearance.
The Lawn Club
It’s a good alternative to the pool deck. It can be windy and potentially too warm in the sun or too cool in the shade seasonally.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Discover the World Class Bar early in your cruise. They serve the best made from scratch cocktails. Specialty dining filled up before the end of our cruise so consider booking it early.