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Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review by Gill Cates: Wow!


Gill Cates
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Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 5.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Wow!

Sail Date: November 2009
Destination: Transatlantic
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)

The Equinox was everything we expected.

We had an AquaClass Cabin which was well worth the extra money as cabin facilities were superb and the exclusive dining only for AquaClass in the Blu restaurant was good. Also we had an option to use the Main Dining. This class of cabin also gave us free entrance into the Persian Gardens Spa which was well worth having.  The AquaClass Cabins are in a superb area. They are next to the suites so very quiet. They have a spa lounge at end of corridor with double loungers overlooking the sea. There is available hot and cold drinks but tends to be very quiet like a library!! The balconies were of a good size and ideal to chill out on and read a book. Very little noise from adjacent cabins so assume walls are thick. Stewards were very discreet and ours was not quite so jolly as on previous cruises. This may be good for some people but we enjoy the banter. Cannot fault her service though. New cupboards above bed so lots of storage. Missed More drawers in bedside lockers though but lots of drawers in bathroom. Plus a fantastic shower to die for and fluffy robes etc.

The service was of a 5 star quality and there was a air of tranquility on board. There was also every type of music and exclusive dining available if wanted. We were worried about taking a transatlantic trip as it was our first but need not have been. We actually found so much to entertain us whilst at sea we ran out of time. The luxury of six days doing exactly what and when you wanted was quite sublime. After talking to fellow guests we found no-one dissatisfied with their cabins at any level. So we look forward to our next trip on the Equinox as would return in a flash. Less


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Cabin review: Celebrity Equinox 1535

The AquaClass Cabins are in a superb area. They are next to the suites so very quiet. They have a spa lounge at end of corridor with double loungers overlooking the sea. There is available hot and cold drinks but tends to be very quiet like a library!! The balconies were of a good size and ideal to chill out on and read a book. Very little noise from adjacent cabins so assume walls are thick. Stewards were very discreet and ours was not quite so jolly as on previous cruises. This may be good for some people but we enjoy the banter. Cannot fault her service though. New cupboards above bed so lots of storage. Missed drawers in bedside lockers though but lots of drawers in bathroom. Plus a fantastic shower to die for and fluffy robes etc.

Port and Shore Excursions


It was our first visit to Barcelona and loved the architecture by Antoni Gaudi. We took an open topped bus which has three colours and routes you can choose. So you can jump on and off and change bus stops to tour different areas of the town. We could not take enough photos. We used the bus company recommended by fellow cruise critics. The main shopping street Las Ramblas is very vibrant and there is street artists performing and a market with many birds in cages for sale. We would return there for a City Break. Beware of pickpockets though as some of our fellow passengers were not so lucky. It feels very safe though and like many cities you just have to be streetwise and keep your valuables hidden!


Cartegena is very typically Spanish and a good stop to make. We took an elevator up to the gardens and castle that look over the town. From here you can see the old Bull Ring and the ship docked below.


In Lanzarote we took a coach trip to the Fire Mountains. This is not accessible by car as the road is only open to tourist transport. It was well worth doing and the volcanic scenery was quite something. Also on reaching the restaurant there is some gentlemen doing tricks with hot volcanic ash so quite interesting.


Provence was again a lovely port and we took the train from the quayside up to the cathedral. It is quite small and compact so easy to walk about in.


We cannot say that we were disappointed with any of the ports. We loved Palma as the cathedral and little streets were delightful. We explored all the back streets of the old town and even found a Convent and walked around the church and managed to get a photo of a nun crossing the yard!! We were not so keen on the new town area but walked through the park and made our way to Hard Rock Cafe as my husband collects caps.


In Tenerife we stayed in the capitol Santa Cruz as we have been there many times before! As a seasoned traveller there we would recommend the trip to Teide. It is a more vibrant island than Lanzarote so take a taxi to Los Cristianos if you want the beach, cafes and quaint shopping areas. For the young take a taxi to Las Americas which is the more lively area.

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