Let me start by saying that this was about our first cruise with celebrity but we have cruised over 20 times with princess/royal carribean/azamara/norwegan. So we do have certain likes and dislikes.
Celebrity equinox was a delight in its decor and ammenities. The ship has on the 10 floor a library with big chairs and books where people would sit and read. On the 9 floor there was a game room. On the 8 th floor there was another setup. In essence these areas gave one a feeling of hominess.
Embarkation and disembarkation was the best we have ever experienced. It was smooth and quick.
Public washrooms were maintained to a very high level. When we went to eat there was always someone there to provide a shot of disenfectant.
Food was aboslutely great with many appetizers and entrees. The menu changed every night as did the appetizers. In the main dinning room we had Alexander and Andry as our waiters and they were the best we had on any ship. The maitre'd for our table 457 would help his staff with cleaning and setting . This was absolutely great since it showed that the customers were considered number1.
We didd't take in any of the shows , we had a late supper and went snorkeling the next day.
The ship was clean throughout our cruise . The way the ship has been set up for its shops is quite good. It is basically all on two floors with a good selection.
The specialty restaurants were good except that in the Murano wjhere they make a show of the waiters bringing the food all at once for each customer resulted in the chateaubriand being served cool. The reason could be that the restaurant was filled and that some of us had the chateaubriand while the other half had lobster prepared at the table. The lobnster eatyers had hot food while we ended up with cold food.
The restaurant asked if we wanted new chateaubriand and even offered to give us a free lunch the next day.