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Everyone we talked to suggested we try a Celebrity Cruise, having completed 30 other cruises with different companies we decided to give it a go, Largest ship we have ever been on, oozed luxury in most areas always sunbeds available, Removed the gratuities once on board, however were reminded about them the day before we disembarked by letter with suggested rates to give. Tipped our cabin attendants only because their service was over and above expected. Inside cinema was very poor dark and dingy with very small screen, needs to have movies under the stars. The self service, open cafe was excellent with choice of food, very well presented. Silhouette Restaurant was used for any time dining, service was very slow and the tables were never ready when we arrived at 6.00pm even though the doors opened at 5.45pm. The Sky Observation Lounge, seemed to only have anything on after 10,30 p.m. Which was no good for people off on trips early the next day. This could have been used more for other entertainment during the evening, lots of people were saying, the timings on the ship were wrong, there seemed to be " dead times ", when nothing was happening , this was said by various ages young and middle ages, so not only us noticing it, strange really. The entertainment team, performed twice in the evening 7 p.m. and 9.p.m. shows were average, have seen better elsewhere. They only did about 4 or 5 nights, out of a 13 night cruise, other variety guests we saw were not brilliant, although the first act Tenors of Rock. were outstanding. The shops were very expensive,and took up to much space on the ship, suggest they rethink this, and use it for passenger entertainment, Music in a few bars is not enough for a ship this size!! sorry really not impressed !! Beautiful Ship, big bag of not a lot, shame really, would we go again, don't think so .

Appearances can be deceiving.

Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review by terrynovell

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Everyone we talked to suggested we try a Celebrity Cruise, having completed 30 other cruises with different companies we decided to give it a go, Largest ship we have ever been on, oozed luxury in most areas always sunbeds available,

Removed the gratuities once on board, however were reminded about them the day before we disembarked by letter with suggested rates to give. Tipped our cabin attendants only because their service was over and above expected.

Inside cinema was very poor dark and dingy with very small screen, needs to have movies under the stars.

The self service, open cafe was excellent with choice of food, very well presented.

Silhouette Restaurant was used for any time dining, service was very slow and the tables were never ready when we arrived at 6.00pm even though the doors opened at 5.45pm.

The Sky Observation Lounge, seemed to only have anything on after 10,30 p.m. Which was no good for people off on trips early the next day. This could have been used more for other entertainment during the evening, lots of people were saying, the timings on the ship were wrong, there seemed to be " dead times ", when nothing was happening , this was said by various ages young and middle ages, so not only us noticing it, strange really.

The entertainment team, performed twice in the evening 7 p.m. and 9.p.m. shows were average, have seen better elsewhere. They only did about 4 or 5 nights, out of a 13 night cruise, other variety guests we saw were not brilliant, although the first act Tenors of Rock. were outstanding.

The shops were very expensive,and took up to much space on the ship, suggest they rethink this, and use it for passenger entertainment,

Music in a few bars is not enough for a ship this size!! sorry really not impressed !!

Beautiful Ship, big bag of not a lot, shame really, would we go again, don't think so .
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Cabin C1 9338
had a balcony stateroom which was excellent, the layout was very good. Plenty of room in the bathroom, good size shower, Queen bed was massive, the only thing missing was tea and coffee facilities. The cabin attendants were excellent.
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