Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review by Jchivers
- Sail Date: September 2015
- Destination: Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Concierge Class
Our cabin was comfortable. Not spacious, of course.
Steward service was extraordinary.
Service in the Silhouette restaurant was excellent.
The food -- both in Silhouette, and the Oceanview buffet, was inconsistent. Of course the buffet is prey to the usual buffet limitations...runny eggs, lukewarm food. Silhouette did some dishes very well, others not good at all. We ate in the Tuscan Grill specialty restaurant one night. Surprisingly, the weakest part of the meal was the main course. Both my veal, and my wife's rib-eye, were gristly.
Crew behind the Customer Relations desk were not terribly friendly or helpful...downright snippy at times.
Port information handouts from the CR desk were often incomplete, misleading, unhelpful, and slanted towards using the Celebrity excursion packages. If you can figure out public transportation, you can save 90% on the cost of getting off the ship.
I don't like the idea of restaurants that are only open to a certain class of stateroom. It sounds like the bad old days of "first class dining room", that I thought went out with the Titanic.
They use the 3rd floor core area too much for music, dancing, live band's, DJ's. This causes the situation where you have to shout to be heard at the CR desk, and at every lounge in the central core. It would be nice to have a place to go for a quiet cocktail before dinner, or a coffee afterwards.
Entertainment was weak. The house band (one source of the noise referred to above) was a cliche lounge act.
It was frustrating to have an overnight in Dubrovnik, where we were close to town; but not in Rome, where we were a 90 minute train raid away. There was barely enough time to get in, see St Peter's, have lunch, and get back.
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