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5 out of 5

The cruise was wonderful! by wordjulie1

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This was our first time cruising with celebrity and we were extremely satisfied with the ship, the food and the entertainment!

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4.8 out of 5

Southern Caribbean Cruise - Would love to do it again! by Rlv1956

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I'll start with Captain Kate. How impressive! She has a great sense of humor and we looked forward to her daily messages with her nautical nuggets and her "Confuscius says". And her riddles made us make sure to listen so we didn't miss anything! She is very visible to the passengers. Great job! The cruise Director Dan France and his team did a great job. Enjoyed the antics of Jenna and Rachel. Great job, team! Our cabin steward, Jason, was fantastic! He kept the cabin top-notch, made us feel good about being there, helped us out with a gift delivery for our friends - overall, he made the experience GREAT! The dining room serving team - that team MADE OUR DAY! I am not very comfortable in the dining room chairs (just not right-sized), and the team made sure that every day, there was a pillow in my chair WHEN I ARRIVED for my comfort. They were all personable, on the ball, and made sure our wish was their command. We made sure that we were able to get this team every evening - and on our next cruise, would ask for them again! The food in the Ocean View Cafe was always good, fresh, and plentiful. After taking the Inside Access tour onboard, I found out just how fresh it all stays! I very much enjoyed the Inside Access tour. It was very informative and the extra insight in to the operations made me have a greater appreciation for what goes on behind the scenes that make our days so easy to enjoy. Our main disappointment was shore excursions, which I have not let affect the scores on the overall cruise. We had issues that could have been prevented and we'd like them addressed. We booked two scuba diving trips, months in advance. At no time were we asked about medications or told that a special doctor would need to provide permission for the dive. This caused the scuba diving trips to be cancelled - and they were the main focus for my husband on this trip. The Buck Island Snorkeling trip at St Croix was also a major disappointment. It was twice as expensive as any of the other snorkeling trips that we did. Most of the time was spent in transportation - NOT snorkeling. In the 4 hour period of time, we were in the water less than one hour. This was a ridiculous cost - $114 for the trip - for very little snorkeling time. Due to the higher price, Thought this trip was going to be something special. HUGE disappointment. (And this trip was booked in place of the Scuba Diving trip that was cancelled.) In St Thomas, we booked the scenic harbor cruise. We were supposed to depart at 9 a.m. When we reached our meeting spot, we were told that the boat had broken down and a substitute would be loaded around 9:45. This trip was NOTHING like the brochure said it would be. There was NO tour. There was NO bar onboard. It turned out to be a taxi to the downtown shopping area, which we could have taken for $4 per person. We were GREATLY disappointed. To be fair, I need to say that although some of the excursions were major disappointments, some were extremely enjoyable and well worth the money. We thoroughly enjoyed the snorkeling trips at Antigua and St Lucia. Our most enjoyable trip of all was the Jolly Roger Pirate Ship in Barbados. The crew was GREAT, the snorkeling and swimming were so much fun, and they provided a great day of entertainment. Best money that we spent on ANY excursion! We would do this one again. (Great rum punch, too!) Every day on this cruise was enjoyable. Hopefully we can work through the issues with the excursions and not have ANY sad events on the next cruise.

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4.8 out of 5

Wonderful ship and great ports by bubbie617

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Fabulous ship and crew. We had Captain Kate who is incomparable.

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4.2 out of 5

very enjoyable cruise. Celebrity does a wonderful job making your vacation a success by dotzee4

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great cruise, nice people, good food, good entertainment and staff ready and willing to see you have everything you need.

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4.8 out of 5

Best Cruise Ever!! by HappilyRetired

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My Skymiles agent, Conner Cross, was very efficient, knowledgeable, helpful, fair, engaging, funny and followed through on everything he promised to do prior to sailing. He has assisted me two times and I will call on him for future travel. I have sailed 11 other cruises with four other cruise lines and on Celebrity three times. This third cruise was everything I love about Celebrity and now stands as my Best Cruise Ever. That says it all. I loved the Equinox which is a beautiful, tastefully decorated ship. Even so, she will be going for a complete "re-do" next year. I look forward to sailing on her again after she's back in service.We had Captain Kate McCue, who is the first American woman to Captain a cruise ship. On the last morning, she was outside our ship-despite the sideways rain & strong cold winds-shaking everyone's hand and saying goodbye to all cruisers. Her daily messages from the Bridge were a delight and her personality was always so cheerful, welcoming, and sincere. She was present at many events on the ship. I hope to sail with her again in the future. The staff are always eager to help in any way. My cabin steward, waiter, waiter's assistant, bartender and even the ladies', restroom attendants remember names and are always smiling a genuine smile. I would happily take this very same cruise again and hope to see familiar staff and Captain Kate again on future cruises.

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4.4 out of 5

wonderful captain! by mfvale

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captain is a blast!, Was very visible, great sense of humor, have an officer check buffet temps to see if they corrected, if the food is warm, don't eat it, has to be 144 degrees. Raw products have to be 39 degrees or lower.

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4.9 out of 5

GREAT 70'S PARTY by MIRY07

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EVEN THOUGH THIS CRUISE WAS NOT MEANT FOR OUR GROUP AGE, IF YOU ARE OVER 70 THIS IS THE BEST CRUISE YOU CAN TAKE. THE BEST THING ON THIS SHIP WAS THE CREW MEMBERS.THEY WERE OUTSTANDING!! VERY FRIENDLY, KIND AND VERY HAPPY ALL THE TIME. I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION SOME EXTRAORINARY CREW MEMBERS. JHON (BARTENDER COLUMBIA), EKO AND TANJIL (WAITERS INDONESIA). (EDRLYN) GUEST RELATIONS WAS ALSO VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL

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4.9 out of 5

Awesome! So peaceful & pleasent by CherylSmith1

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The stars were in order to have the best men asst us! First Magesh was one of the best we’ve ever had. So attentive, well spoken, used our name from the first day & our room was spotless everyday-every time. 1-10 rating/ he is a 20! Second Woutlais & Namdev. Wow! Awesome gentlemen. They were always smiling, used our name even when they saw us elsewhere on the ship. Well spoken , very watchful over our needs. Again rating each man on a scale 1-10. They are both a 20.

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3.8 out of 5

Celebrity Could Make Improvements by CriusinDave

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I liked my cabin, however, every night about 2:30am or 3am my sleep was interrupted by a lid clanging sound. This sound lasted maybe 15 minutes each night. I would wake up the next day feeling tired. I never could figure out the source of this noise.

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5 out of 5

One of the cruises we were on, we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. by giammarino

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Wonderful! Our cruise consultant (LInda). Was the greatest!!!!

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5 out of 5

Best ever in service, food and entertainement!!!! by espinosaa

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This is my number ten cruise with Celebrity. Just get on board and have fun.

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4.5 out of 5

GREAT SERVICE & STAFF=SATISFIED by fvshion12

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Despite the age of Equinox, we had a good time and quality meals during our sailing. Positive energy comes from positive attitude, kick back-relax-enjoy!

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4 out of 5

my trip by vtopolanski

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i did not get the 25 dollars on board credit i was promised shame on bj's travel

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4 out of 5

Amazing ship. by StacyPhillips

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1st time cruising Celebrity and would not be my last. There are some slight negative feedbacks in my review but the amazing pros certainly outweigh those. So happy I chose this cruise line and look forward to many more celebrity cruises in the near future.

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4.9 out of 5

Celebrity Equinox is by far the best cruise ship we have ever sailed on. by patin426

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Beautiful ship, great captain, terrific crew, best food, we have nothing to complain about.

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4.1 out of 5

Food was ok, service was slow, but we still had a great time. by panieli

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My husband and I had a great time, but the food was just ok and the service was mostly poor. We were in the Solarium (adults only pool) for 3 hours, and not one waiter came up to us and asked if we wanted drinks. The lines at the bars were insane. We found our favorite bartenders and stuck with them since they were awesome. There were some things to do during the day at sea, but not a ton (or not quality things). DJ was just ok, but overall we made the most of it and still had a great time. Ship is a bit older and is showing its age.

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4.2 out of 5

Summer 2018 cruise by kaiserwoman16

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Aimee was fabulous and helpful.we enjoyed our upgrade in room / balcony.staff was overall friendly but they did try to push unwanted extra packages such as food and drink. We had a problem with our tour in Puerto Rico but it was resolved and definitely st Maarten was our favorite. I definitely would use this company again and I'm looking forward to another Cruise.

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4.5 out of 5

Cruise praise! by kenloeg

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Good morning to Whom it may concern. My wife and myself, recently completed our honeymoon aboard Celebrity Equinox. I was pleasantly surprised. I have heard numerous stories of other cruise lines but there were no problematic stories from our personal experience on Celebrity Equinox. The boarding was simple and the attendants were helpful when checking in. The mornings were started by the welcomed sense of humor from The Captain "Kate". She is fun and professional. This captain, has set the bar high for her profession. Her enthusiasm level, was only rivaled by the Cruise Director and the gentleman who hosted the "officer vs Guests volleyball game". Those gentlemen were hilarious and kept the cruising atmosphere upbeat! I must mention that the The Stateroom was clean and always kept that way due to the friendly staff named Troy and Paulino on Deck 10. Those gentlemen were very professional. They always smiled even when we realized that they must be tired after the long hours worked. They answered our odd questions and never hesitated to offer assistance when we seemed to need it. My wife and I are very sociable and those gentlemen conversed with us about numerous topics, which broke the Ice early in the voyage. The friendly banter and attentiveness, kept us laughing as well as informed, during our trip. We found them to be very personable Class acts. During the Mornings I'd conduct conversation with a friendly young man in the restroom (deck 14) before breakfast. His name is I Wayan Dodlk Kusuma Putra. He stood out because of his upbeat nature and we'd continue conversation daily. Every morning He remembered patrons and their topics of conversation, as though no time had passed. During the evening hours we'd converse with Jeffrey (Philippines) near the Bar on deck 14, during evening / late dinner hours. We spoke almost nightly because of numerous hilarious topics that he brought up to me and my new bride. Ravia at the Silhouette dining made evenings stand out. He came to patrons at his tables with humor and class, every evening. We started dining there and Before bed, we’d end at Deck 14. We are night owls, one could say. It is because of great people like these, in which you chose to have on your team; That we easily made the decision to book reservations with you all again.

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4.9 out of 5

Fabulous! by nblackwell

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Loved Celebrity! This was our first Celebrity cruise, done all the others. They were incredible!

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3.4 out of 5

Caribbean Cruise by Cruiseeee

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The food in buffet is a little bit better than carnivals, so are the ship decoration. But the food in dining room and facilities are not so good as expected.

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