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Tony S wrote a review Nov 2022
Brighton, United Kingdom21 contributions29 helpful votes
We travelled on the Celebrity Equinox for a very special 40th Wedding Anniversary - We booked via Cruise118(wouldn't recommend) - The transfers from Airport to our overnight Hotel were abysmal - waited two hours at the Airport and then travelled on a Coach that was probably new in 1950!! - Onboarding etc was a bit of a shambles but hey you look forward to the Cruise so there we are. We boarded and went to get some refreshments(we had purchased the all inclusive drinks premium package) only to be told we hadn't! - Down we went to a long queue at Customer Services and waited for a couple of hours all in all for everything to be sorted out as of course we had the package we thought we had(communication issues with Cruise118, we were advised) - We had informed Cruise118 of our very Special occasion and this was never acknowledged by Celebrity - No big deal but disappointing for sure(small personal touches can mean so much, specially when you are choosing to spend the time and indeed money with the providers) - The cruise itself was ok though nothing whatsoever compared to the Royal Caribbean experiences we previously had enjoyed - Entertainment was ok bordering on poor - nothing more nothing less just make sure your expectations are not too high! - Crew as you usually get on these Cruises were mainly delightful apart from one or two "grumpy" ones but they do work their socks off for sure. All in all the one star is for the Crew as the Company and Cruise118 deserved zero I'm afraid - I am not a "Celebrity" but we are certainly glad to be out of there.......!
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Sail Date: October 2022
Cabin Type: Balcony
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Destination: Caribbean
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Celebrity Equinox

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Passengers: 2,852   |   Crew: 1,290
Passengers to crew: 2.21:1
Passengers to space: 42.78:1
Launched: 2009   |   Refurbished: 2019

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  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
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Balcony
Cabin size: 192 - 299 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 237
Accessible rooms: 8
Maximum passengers: 5
Number of cabins: 427
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Mark T wrote a review Jan 2023
Oslo, Norway7 contributions4 helpful votes
We were on the Equinox for a southern Caribbean cruise in mid-January 2023. This was our first Celebrity cruise, but our 13th overall cruise. The good: great cabin steward, best buffet lunch of any of our collective 13 cruises (the vegetables were so good, I almost became a Vegan, but the meat selections kept me from doing so), terrific production shows on two nights, great Cruise Director (his talk about life on the ship set the standard for all cruise directors - it was funny, not a boring Q&A), nice fitness facility, great bartenders at the Martini Bar. The bad: Breakfast in the main restaurant were terrible (e.g., pancakes and waffles were same in restaurant as on buffet -- tasteless and cold). Dinner server in main restaurant was new at the job and it showed (e.g., would serve dressing for a salad which already had dressing on it; dinner took 2 - 2.5 hours for a table of six). Dinner seating was changed by Maitre'd from 6:00 to 5:30 without everyone at table being informed of switch and which prevented enjoying much of the entertainment that occurred from 5:15 to 6:00. Bar service was almost non-existent except when sitting immediately at a bar and too many bars were closed during hours I would have expected them to be open (I don't know how anyone could have gotten their money's worth out of a drink package). Mixed drinks, other than at the Martini Bar, were terrible (I had to ask the bartender at the top-end World's Bar to add more bourbon to a $15 Old Fashioned-type drink that was almost clear, as it had way too much simple syrup in it). No craft beers at the Craft Beer bar and the other bars mostly had Newcastle Brown Ale and Heineken on tap (first cruise I never bothered to get a beer -- just nothing worth getting). Twice our cabin's toilet plumbing stopped working without any notification to us that the system was down. The weird: jogging track uses the same walkway as the primary outdoor sitting area which makes walking the track difficult and jogging impossible. Many prime outdoor areas are covered in grass (no chairs!) with signs that request staying off the grass. Bathroom signage for bathrooms near main dining areas are immediately next to door rather than visible from common area, necessitating almost walking into the bathroom (doors were usually propped open) before realizing which gender the bathroom was for. Last disappointing thing: the post-cruise survey was lacking in comment space, so many possibly-helpful critiques couldn't be shared directly with the cruise line.
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MARYJANE O wrote a review Jan 2023
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This was our 8th Cruise on Celebrity. This cruise was originally scheduled in 2020 but was canceled several times because of Covid. We had been on this ship in the past. Our first night at the dining room,(which we had reservations ) was totally chaotic. We had a hard time getting seated and there wasn't enough waiters. It took appx. 90 minutes to get our dinner. We never saw a waiter only an assistant. The following nights never went smoothly. Always a problem.With the exception of our Cabin Attendant, all services have suffered because of inexperience and or lack of staff. Celebrity ALWAYS did a great job with experienced staff and well organized. They have lost their edge. This was our second cruise in 2 months & both were disappointing. When they dropped their rates they also relaxed their requirements. People disregard clothing suggestions & show up in tee shirts, jeans, flip-flops, etc.
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Randy Portland USA wrote a review Jan 2023
Portland, Oregon147 contributions104 helpful votes
We travelled to the southern Caribbean on Equinox Jan 2-12, 2023, Coincerge class facing aft on deck 10. The room was excellent, well thought out with tons of storage. Our cabin guy was great, friendly and professional. The food in the cafe on level 12 was far better than in the main restaurant, so I ate only twice in 10 nights at the main one on level 4. Our main gripe was the incessant and awful music! Especially in the cafe, but also at the pool, the music was rap that appeals (maybe) to 20 somethings; the demographic on our cruise was well over 50 years of age! It was LOUD and obnoxious. If not for that, I would rate the cruise a 5 star. Well managed embarkation and debarkation! This was our 5th cruise on Celebrity. If they change the music I would go again!
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Bud H wrote a review Jan 2023
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Staff great, bed comfortable, excursions generally not worth the money and disorganized. They try hard but fall short in organization and follow through. Left feeling a bit nickel-dimed.
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brenda d wrote a review Dec 2022
Orillia, Canada10 contributions1 helpful vote
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5 star vacation 5 star dining 5 star staff 5 star excursions My husband and I took our 1st cruise on the Celebrity Equinox It was a balcony room it was roomy, the bed was dreamy and was so comfortable The staff, dining and the entertainment was fabulous We did the Eastern Caribbean cruise and is was so much fun! The whole cruise exceeded our expectations!
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