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Booked this cruise a year ago. We wanted to get to Key West and the price for a Suite was too good to pass up. We had traditionally been Aqua class, but the suite price was about the same. Embarkation: Celebrity had booked a "rave" cruise just prior to ours and they could not get all the EDM people off. We were also told it needed a much deeper cleaning than usual. Yuck. Restaurants: We ate primarily in Luminae and saw no reason (other than a slice of pizza) to eat anywhere else. Entertainment: All was good. Comedians were funny, Big shows were contemporary, Music act did a great job. We even caught a special Holiday show. Entertainment around the ship was fun. Cruise Director Dan was just annoying enough to be really funny and charming. Bars: No issues getting a drink. Yes on the 2 sea days it takes a bit to get a poolside drink, but it was not unreasonable (many on the ship have unrealistic expectations about service) Casino: We had a lot of OBC, so used a big chuck to play craps. We had a great time and actually converted all to take-home-cash. Fitness Center: Had planned on working out every couple days. I guess it's a good thing, but it was so packed we really couldn't get any kind of quality in Ports: Loved Key West (Recommend the FURY jetski tour just off the ship), Costa Maya was quaint (No luxury in town, but great people), Cozumel was too crowded (6 ships - we stayed on the ship), Grand Cayman was windy (We had our excursion cancelled).

Ship still looks great, even with a refurb coming up.

Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review by Criop

Trip Details
Booked this cruise a year ago. We wanted to get to Key West and the price for a Suite was too good to pass up. We had traditionally been Aqua class, but the suite price was about the same.

Embarkation: Celebrity had booked a "rave" cruise just prior to ours and they could not get all the EDM people off. We were also told it needed a much deeper cleaning than usual. Yuck.

Restaurants: We ate primarily in Luminae and saw no reason (other than a slice of pizza) to eat anywhere else.

Entertainment: All was good. Comedians were funny, Big shows were contemporary, Music act did a great job. We even caught a special Holiday show. Entertainment around the ship was fun. Cruise Director Dan was just annoying enough to be really funny and charming.

Bars: No issues getting a drink. Yes on the 2 sea days it takes a bit to get a poolside drink, but it was not unreasonable (many on the ship have unrealistic expectations about service)

Casino: We had a lot of OBC, so used a big chuck to play craps. We had a great time and actually converted all to take-home-cash.

Fitness Center: Had planned on working out every couple days. I guess it's a good thing, but it was so packed we really couldn't get any kind of quality in

Ports: Loved Key West (Recommend the FURY jetski tour just off the ship), Costa Maya was quaint (No luxury in town, but great people), Cozumel was too crowded (6 ships - we stayed on the ship), Grand Cayman was windy (We had our excursion cancelled).
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Cabin Review

Sky Suite
Cabin S2 2150
The layout, view, and styling were fantastic. The drawbacks are: 1) It is located directly below the patio for the buffet. This meant that deck chair grinding most daylight hours and some pretty early in the morning. 2) It is a really long walk from the stairs - this would have been less of a problem is #1 wasn't such a drawback. 3) The patio is completely under the deck - no sun. We loved everything else about Suites but will be much pickier about the actual location of our cabin.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Bicycling
    This really should be poor. The bikes were in horrible condition, but they did the best with what they had. Next time would have NOT prebooked and just gone into town and found something that suits me. The 3 hours of "free drinks" was not worth the cost.
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