Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review by garvey818
- Sail Date: June 2015
- Destination: Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Celebrity Suite
The Equinox is a beautiful ship, with lots of light (glass elevators) and greenery (lawn and trees). The Oceanview cafe had been redone since our last Celebrity cruise and the reconfigured serving stations not only open the entire room up visually but seem to be much faster and easier to navigate. Also new is the Luminae restaurant for suite passengers, which offers its own smaller menu (plus the main dining room menu) but has fabulous food and service in a more intimate setting. The only drawback is the very limited schedule for breakfast and lunch: Luminae is open for only an hour in the morning and again at noon. (One day, there were a total of only four people during the entire lunch hour.)
The entertainment was about on par with what we had experienced on previous cruises. The excursions to Florence and Monte Carlo/Nice were worth the money, though the heavy traffic in the center of Nice resulted in 30 minutes of stops and starts and not much of anything worth looking at. (The views from the corniche during the first hour of the excursion were the highlight.)
Regarding the itinerary, the main questions are 1) why the overnight in Palma de Mallorca? and 2) given the location of the dock there, why not provide a free shuttle into town (and better information that there is a shuttle in the first place)?
Overall, though, these are fairly minor complaints. This was our fourth cruise with Celebrity in the last three years and we are looking forward to more in the future.
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