Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review by iamkingofall
- Sail Date: August 2015
- Destination: Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda
The main pools , in general , were useless every afternoon . Lots of kids and way too crowded .something was done about the kids jumping after the first two days . and of coarse , every lounge chair had some stupid , absent for the most part , towel hogging moron , trying to occupy it .the attendants did pull some towels from time to time . Glad they had the solarium pool . It was better , a bit cooler water , and mostly free of pre 16 year olds , as posted . If you don't like kids , don't go during summer would be obvious advice .we had a lot of stomping in the halls above our room .
an outside cabin ,9262 was a great location . A minute or less to the elevator took us to the pool , or the all important buffet ,very quick . Nice that it was glass and you could hear the band . Layout of the ship worked very well . Mid ship elevators only , both port and starboard food was as good or better than expected . All nights in the silhouette dr , except for one in tuscan ( crazy amounts of food ) , and one in the buffet , were really good. .the soups , desserts , appetizers , and entrees never failed .the beef was always good .the short ribs on polenta on the first or second night was" da bomb " . Breakfast in the buffet was fine but crowded sometimes .difficult to get poached eggs at times .lots of fruit , baked goods , smoked salmon , waffles , pan cakes , sliced to order canadian bacon , potatoes ( you know what i'm talking about ) . The entrees at dinner were often slow to arrive . But service was , for the most part excellent . Our select (anytime) dinning tables were pretty fast seatings . A couple nights we shared , and had nice conversations with enjoyable people .
Internet worked , but imo flipping robbery for the unlimited package .they did give a 10% discount for a former customer . Our room guys were tireless , cleaning up after us . As the bar drinks are never cheap , they were decent pours and made by real bartenders . We got lucky going off the boat for our winging it , excursion in livorno , we were going to take the "free" shuttle into town . And antoinette , latched on and told us , don't do it . She , on the spot , negotiated ( in fluid italiano ) , a van for about 30 e pp, all the way to florence and pisa and back . Wasn't so great once we got there , crowded , miserably hot , and the lines for the attractions were way too long to get in . And..... How do you get thousands of people into an areas like those with almost no public toilets ? I have to pee right now just thinking about it .
boat rides in malta and corfu , were especially great values . Thanks very much to the queen shirleen from houston and her very gracious man shanam for their assistance on corfu and malta .we got our moneys worth with transportation .would liked to have seen pompeii , but didn't want to put up the money and time , as it turned out ( from a guy who went) , the brutal heat would have near killed me . The constant hand sanitizers were annoying , but what can you do ? We had a good time . And i was able to help a lady who had paid for a tour on corfu , only to have a stranger back out of two seats and cancel without paying , thanks to cc we found replacements .
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