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We just returned on April 9th from an 11 day cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Cayman, Cartegena Colombia, Colon Panama, Port Limon Costa Rica, Roatan Honduras, and good 'ol Cozumel Mexico. This trip was a complete reversal of the very mediocre experience we had in early November in the Mediterranean on the Solstice. Before I go on, we have sailed 8 times in the last 4 years, including Azamara and Regent..both of which were wonderful...and Carnival, which was a giant cattle car, and a short Viking River cruise in China, which on balance was OK. The new Equinox offers a higher quality, more rounded experience than any of our previous sailings. Food was EXCELLENT. (We ate in upscale, additonal $$ Tuscan Grille one evening and cancelled the other 3 reservations for upscale dining after tasting the main dining room efforts.) Performers were above average, orchestra was the best we've ever heard at sea, AC throughout the ship was superb, non-drafty, and the cabins are well insulated against adjacent cabin noise. The staff never missed an opportunity to say "Hello" as we encountered them. Cruise director Dru Pavlov (our fourth cruise with him)is simply the best. Refreshing, funny, professional, always on top of things. Most of the Equinox's public areas feel like a private club. The main dining self-serve areas did feel a little crowded at breakfast and lunch, but you'd never know there were 3000 people on the ship. The ports we visited are not of thew same quality as Rome or Barcelona, for example, but still interesting in their unique ways. Using a 1 to 10 scale, everything was at least a 9 or higher. Why pay more than double on an Azamara or Oceania cruise, for example?

Celebrity Equinox full of pleasures and surprises. A+

Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review by sarapalms

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We just returned on April 9th from an 11 day cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Cayman, Cartegena Colombia, Colon Panama, Port Limon Costa Rica, Roatan Honduras, and good 'ol Cozumel Mexico. This trip was a complete reversal of the very mediocre experience we had in early November in the Mediterranean on the Solstice.
Before I go on, we have sailed 8 times in the last 4 years, including Azamara and Regent..both of which were wonderful...and Carnival, which was a giant cattle car, and a short Viking River cruise in China, which on balance was OK. The new Equinox offers a higher quality, more rounded experience than any of our previous sailings. Food was EXCELLENT. (We ate in upscale, additonal $$ Tuscan Grille one evening and cancelled the other 3 reservations for upscale dining after tasting the main dining room efforts.)
Performers were above average, orchestra was the best we've ever heard at sea, AC throughout the ship was superb, non-drafty, and the cabins are well insulated against adjacent cabin noise. The staff never missed an opportunity to say "Hello" as we encountered them.
Cruise director Dru Pavlov (our fourth cruise with him)is simply the best. Refreshing, funny, professional, always on top of things. Most of the Equinox's public areas feel like a private club.
The main dining self-serve areas did feel a little crowded at breakfast and lunch, but you'd never know there were 3000 people on the ship. The ports we visited are not of thew same quality as Rome or Barcelona, for example, but still interesting in their unique ways.
Using a 1 to 10 scale, everything was at least a 9 or higher. Why pay more than double on an Azamara or Oceania cruise, for example?
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