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Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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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: Balcony

Cabin number: 9295

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 months ago

Review summary

Overall we had a good time. Once we figured out the layout of the ship and where we liked to be (Martini Bar). The food was the best we have ever had on any cruise.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food in all of the specialty restaurants was amazing. We had our Anniversary Dinner in Murano at the chefs table. I highly recommend doing this. There were 3 couples and we all had the Premier beverage package or above. So they gave us the wine pairing as well for no charge. Usually $72 pp up charge. It really added to the experience. You were treated like royalty. The Tuscan Grill had really good food and great service. The Quisine with Petit Chef show was cute. The food was good. Something to do once. We went to Sushi on 5 twice. Very good. Fresh fish. Main dining was very good. The 2 times we made it to dinner. Buffet was pretty good. A lot of different options to choose from.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Really enjoyed the Silent Disco. Watched the glass blowing. Didn’t purchase anything. Enjoyed a couples massage. Very expensive. Played bingo and deal or no deal. Would not do again. Went to the wedding game show. Don’t miss this show. Very funny. The shops were pretty much all watches and jewelry. Need more of a variety.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We made it to one show and one comedy show in the theater. The comedian was really funny. The life show was good to see once. There was always some kind of music playing somewhere. The silent disco is a must do. They should have it more than 2 nights. They need more games like the wedding game.

Children's Programs

No kids with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All of our waiters, room stewards, and attendants were all very polite. The bartenders at the Martini bar were the best. It was the place to be. Sometimes some of the bars seemed under staffed.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This ship was the cleanest ship I have been on. It was recently updated in 2019.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
For 2 people this cabin was the perfect size. Anymore people and you would have been cramped. Just enough room to unpack and hide suitcases. The bathroom was a decent size also. We had a concierge cabin. That meant upgraded pillows, sheets, and bathroom shampoo, soaps and lotions. Our room steward kept the room tidy and bathroom very clean. The balcony had 2 chairs and a small table.

Ship tip

Older more laid back people. Everything pretty much ends by midnight. Take advantage of the dining specials.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port

Stayed in Dania Beach the night before.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
Did an Old and New San Juan city tour. It was just ok. It was probably the tour guide but we booked through Celebrity. Didn’t get to the port until 3:30 pm. Got dark quick. And a lot of shops closed early. Find a local restaurant. With authentic food.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Beautiful island. Took a safari taxi around the whole island for $20 per person. Did not book an excursion. Met a friend for lunch. Went to Sapphire Beach.

Samana, Dominican Republic Did not visit port

Government would not let us on the island. Corona virus scare. We were cleared 5 hours later. Had an excursion booked. Very disappointed.

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
We’ve been to the Bahamas twice before. Nothing really new. We booked an excursion not with Celebrity. To make up missing the last port. Granted it was much cheaper. We were disappointed. The dolphin swim was good but falsely advertised what came with. And pictures were outrageously expensive.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very easy. Make sure you get your luggage out the night before so you do not have to lug it around. Keep the essentials with you.

Traveler Photos

Ferry ride Sapphire Beach
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