Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review by ritz1030: First Time Cruiser: Impressed
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First Time Cruiser: Impressed
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The Equinox is an elegant ship. Service was fantastic: bartenders, cleaning crew, shop girls, entertainment personel, officers, everyone says hello and smiles. The decor of all the areas is impressive. The comfort of the seating areas is very good. The food in MDR, called the Sihloette, is very good. I would give it 4 1/2 stars, on choices, taste and service. The buffet for breakfast is great, for lunch, I preferred to just have the in room food, unless i wanted pizza from the buffet. I would find a table first and put some rolled up napkin and a drink so I would have somewhere to sit when i came back with my food.
The musical entertainment was top notch, the solo guitarist and the string trio were my faves and played everyday, different times of the day. The theater shows were good, loved the comedians, British singer, and the pianist. I took 3 dance classes, they were good, would have taken more but the others were on the pool deck and it was just too hot to be out More there. I joined some trivia games in the bar areas, that was fun. I was with a group of 10, where half didnt speak english, so I felt that there should have been more activities where language wasnt a barrier. Perhaps a painting class, or archery. I joined bingo at 20 dollars for 4 games, that was ok. I really enjoyed the hot glass show, lots of explanations, however i ran out of things to do and saw the show 3 times (2 hrs). Being from Florida, I really didnt care to lay out for sun rays, so I kept looking for more things to do. Casino slots were so tight. Being in my late thirties, I felt the cruise was geared towards people over sixty and sun worshipers. Oh, I didnt join the excusions onboard bc they were too expensive, I hired a driver for 10 and took city tours for less than half the ship price. I felt Cartagena was the best stop, beautiful clean city both old and new section. I gained about 7 pounds on this trip. Just to let you know the pastries and tea time sandwiches at Cafe el Baccio are free, dont need to buy coffee to have them. The Crepe place was very good. The Londbroil panini was superb. Before I forget the art auction staff were good, friendly and a joy to speak with. Less
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Cabin review: 099168 Inside Stateroom 9
9168 was a good room. It was located in the front of the ship, on the same floor as the card room. I only heard and felt the ships motor once and just a bit. I didnt have a window, wish I did. Basic room, comfy. Now my friends were on the 7th in the back of the ship with the full glass window, but they felt the motors terribly when they would start up and that was in my opinion unbearable. I did feel like the people above me were like a stampede but I would think it just depends on people and their walking habits. We were tucked away off a turn in the hallway.Read All Inside Stateroom 9 (09) Reviews >>
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