1. Home
  2. Cruise Reviews
  3. Celebrity Equinox
We decided to go on our first long cruise for our honeymoon and it was the perfect cruise and the best decision!. At arrival in Athens, the embarkation was pretty fast and smooth. They transfer our luggage directly to our room and our stateroom was ready around 14:00. We then walk around to get familiarized with the cruise and its installations and arrange for the Dinning Package and the Classic 7 Wine Bottle Package. Both packages were a very good decision, the Select Dinning Restaurants were outstanding. Tuscan Grill very good attention and service, excellent food, great wine and remarkable little details as a Limoncello homemade courtesy of the restaurant. Jonheider and Goran were excellent in their service performance. Both assisted us at all time with a great service. We returned for a second dinner at the Tuscan Grill on the second day at sea. Silk Harvest was also very good. The service at some point was a little bit slowly but nothing to really complain of. The food is of great quality and flavor and you can try several dishes and starters. Murano. Amazing. The service of Daniel was excellent, he assisted us from the beginning till the end with nice service, good talk and details. He brought us a cake with candles as a present for our honeymoon. We also were able to try several desserts and starters. For the main dish we both order lobster and Daniel prepare at our table with an excellent flavour and great ingredients. At last but no least we tried Sushi at 5. In my personal opinion they should change the name of the restaurant to something more elegant and nice because Sushi at 5 sounds like if it is a fast food restaurant or dinner room and when we tried it the last day at sea we discovered it is an amazing sushi place. The service is also very good, specially the attention from Sam who offered us the best Wasabe we have tried, natural one from the plant itself and cut in a shark skin table. If we knew the good quality of this restaurant before, we should have eat there two times. Regarding the wine package, it was also a very good decision. We could ask for a bottle of wine in any restaurant or even for our room. They have very good types of wine including Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Syrah, among others. Talking about other areas, we have to highlight the cleanness of our stateroom mainly based on the attention of Sim, our stateroom attendance. We heard that some rooms had problems with electricity and water which is such a pity but luckily we did not have any problem at all. The Ship we found it to be very good, clean at every time, with service people everywhere around and nice activities during the days at sea and after returning from the Ports of Call. The dinning room of the ship (Slihoutte) was very good. We had dinner 3 times there and were above average. The first day we had a confusion with the Sommelier since she did not bring us the bottle and instead she pour us two glasses of wine, nevertheless, she brought us the bottle afterwards and did not charge the two glasses. The rest of the days the attention and service was very good and the quality of the food was amazing. All type of different dishes and starters, including lobster, meat, salmon, etc. Regarding the activities we think mainly all of them were pretty good. The DJ was a little bit repetitive and ended the night very early some days. For the rest of the activities I found them very good. We would for sure return to a second cruise with Celebrity!

Excellent first experience, we will be back!

Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review by Alfonso_rova

2 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2016
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Class
We decided to go on our first long cruise for our honeymoon and it was the perfect cruise and the best decision!.

At arrival in Athens, the embarkation was pretty fast and smooth. They transfer our luggage directly to our room and our stateroom was ready around 14:00. We then walk around to get familiarized with the cruise and its installations and arrange for the Dinning Package and the Classic 7 Wine Bottle Package.

Both packages were a very good decision, the Select Dinning Restaurants were outstanding. Tuscan Grill very good attention and service, excellent food, great wine and remarkable little details as a Limoncello homemade courtesy of the restaurant. Jonheider and Goran were excellent in their service performance. Both assisted us at all time with a great service. We returned for a second dinner at the Tuscan Grill on the second day at sea.

Silk Harvest was also very good. The service at some point was a little bit slowly but nothing to really complain of. The food is of great quality and flavor and you can try several dishes and starters.

Murano. Amazing. The service of Daniel was excellent, he assisted us from the beginning till the end with nice service, good talk and details. He brought us a cake with candles as a present for our honeymoon. We also were able to try several desserts and starters. For the main dish we both order lobster and Daniel prepare at our table with an excellent flavour and great ingredients.

At last but no least we tried Sushi at 5. In my personal opinion they should change the name of the restaurant to something more elegant and nice because Sushi at 5 sounds like if it is a fast food restaurant or dinner room and when we tried it the last day at sea we discovered it is an amazing sushi place. The service is also very good, specially the attention from Sam who offered us the best Wasabe we have tried, natural one from the plant itself and cut in a shark skin table. If we knew the good quality of this restaurant before, we should have eat there two times.

Regarding the wine package, it was also a very good decision. We could ask for a bottle of wine in any restaurant or even for our room. They have very good types of wine including Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Syrah, among others.

Talking about other areas, we have to highlight the cleanness of our stateroom mainly based on the attention of Sim, our stateroom attendance. We heard that some rooms had problems with electricity and water which is such a pity but luckily we did not have any problem at all.

The Ship we found it to be very good, clean at every time, with service people everywhere around and nice activities during the days at sea and after returning from the Ports of Call. The dinning room of the ship (Slihoutte) was very good. We had dinner 3 times there and were above average. The first day we had a confusion with the Sommelier since she did not bring us the bottle and instead she pour us two glasses of wine, nevertheless, she brought us the bottle afterwards and did not charge the two glasses. The rest of the days the attention and service was very good and the quality of the food was amazing. All type of different dishes and starters, including lobster, meat, salmon, etc.

Regarding the activities we think mainly all of them were pretty good. The DJ was a little bit repetitive and ended the night very early some days. For the rest of the activities I found them very good.

We would for sure return to a second cruise with Celebrity!
Alfonso_rova’s Full Rating Summary
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Cabin
Fitness & Recreation
Shore Excursions
Service
Onboard Experience
Free Price Drop Alerts
Get Celebrity Equinox price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email

Cabin Review

Concierge Class
Cabin C3 1176
Great Cabin, containing all the necessary elements. Clean at all times and our stateroom attendance was THE best! (Sim, form Philippines).
Sky Deck Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews