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Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Celebrity Equinox

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 29, 2020

Ship: Celebrity Equinox

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7150

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Review summary

This was a anniversary/family reunion cruise for us. We were not very excited about cruising the Caribbean (first time) and the cruise ports confirmed this for us. Sailing with Celebrity more than made up what the the ports lacked. The ship and crew were excellent in every way. This was our second time on Celebrity and the rest of our family's first time. They are now converts to the Celebrity brand.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We had expedited service at embarkation. We were checked on as a group and immediately boarded the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food in the main dining was excellent. Priyan, our head waiter had recommendations for us every night. We had our anniversary dinner at the Tuscan Grill. The staff was excellent in their food recommendations. They brought us extra food items to try because they did not want us to miss out on all the great food choices.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I tried to play pickleball, but it was always too windy. At least they offered it. We love trivia, and there were at least three opportunities per day to play and sometimes more. The pools were nice, but always too crowded.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We weren't really impressed by the stage shows, but had a blast at karaoke, live band karaoke, and the silent disco activities.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff on Celebrity was second to none. Our dining room staff, Priyan, Oralia, Felipe and Errol were always attentive and engaging. They always greeted us with a smile and had fantastic food recommendations. Harmoko our room attendant asked us everyday if we needed anything extra and always had our room clean and tidy. Kadek and Madalina at the Martini Bar remembered our names after the first night and always had our drinks ready.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Equinox is a very nice ship and it was always clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Our cabin was a typical inside cabin. It suited our needs. It was always very clean.

Ship tip

We always prefer select dining to traditional. Sometimes dinner took longer and I'm glad we didn't have to be out because another seating was about to take place.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
It's very easy to get to the port from I-95.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
We didn't do an excursion. It was nice to walk around the old part of town, but nothing spectacular.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
Where we docked was very far from town. If you want to go into town, you will have to take a taxi.

Samana, Dominican Republic Did not visit port

Due to coronavirus threat, DR port authorities didn't clear our ship until late in the day. By that time, the captain had already made the decision to leave.

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
The water is pretty, but all the shops are the same.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We carried our own bags off the ship and went off without hitch.
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