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This was our 1st time with celebrity and for the most part it was fantastic. The ship is beautiful, the staff are superb, the food divine but the entertainment was woeful. The singers were weak & the dancers poor. They did have 3 outside professional performers (one I believe was fantastic). The only trouble was they were on at 8.15 but as we were on 2nd sitting for dinner at 8.45 we couldn't go. I did go to guest relations and was simply told they would "note for the future" Their only advice was to either ask the restaurant to hold our meal for an hour (which as we were sharing a table with 6 others we didn't feel we should have done) or pay to go into one of the speciality restaurants which we didn't want to do. (Why should we have to pay more for 3 out of 7 meals because celebrity hadn't thought to plan entertainment programme better!) The 4 shows we did go to see were barely a third full and people were constantly walking out. My husband fell asleep in 2 of them!! We set up a group to keep in touch after the cruise and everyone has commented on how the entertainment had let the cruise down . We had the 123 package free with cruise which was great & upgraded to the premium drinks package for $10 pp per day as we found most of the drinks we wanted weren't included in std package (cocktails, premium spirits, & beautiful speciality coffees.) Basically it was easier to just be able to hand the card over without having to look at price list all the time. We did get our money's worth so didn't waste the extra spent. We do our own thing in port so the only "excursion" we took was the shuttle bus into Palma. Our favourite part was sitting in the sky lounge and looking out over the front of the ship. Great view when leaving ports. We would go with celebrity again but only if price is right and extras included as these made it value for money.

Brilliant 1st cruise with Celebrity but entertainment let it down

Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review by zeppy7966

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2015
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda (partially obstructed view)
This was our 1st time with celebrity and for the most part it was fantastic. The ship is beautiful, the staff are superb, the food divine but the entertainment was woeful. The singers were weak & the dancers poor. They did have 3 outside professional performers (one I believe was fantastic). The only trouble was they were on at 8.15 but as we were on 2nd sitting for dinner at 8.45 we couldn't go. I did go to guest relations and was simply told they would "note for the future" Their only advice was to either ask the restaurant to hold our meal for an hour (which as we were sharing a table with 6 others we didn't feel we should have done) or pay to go into one of the speciality restaurants which we didn't want to do. (Why should we have to pay more for 3 out of 7 meals because celebrity hadn't thought to plan entertainment programme better!) The 4 shows we did go to see were barely a third full and people were constantly walking out. My husband fell asleep in 2 of them!!

We set up a group to keep in touch after the cruise and everyone has commented on how the entertainment had let the cruise down .

We had the 123 package free with cruise which was great & upgraded to the premium drinks package for $10 pp per day as we found most of the drinks we wanted weren't included in std package (cocktails, premium spirits, & beautiful speciality coffees.) Basically it was easier to just be able to hand the card over without having to look at price list all the time. We did get our money's worth so didn't waste the extra spent.

We do our own thing in port so the only "excursion" we took was the shuttle bus into Palma.

Our favourite part was sitting in the sky lounge and looking out over the front of the ship. Great view when leaving ports.

We would go with celebrity again but only if price is right and extras included as these made it value for money.
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