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Celebrity Equinox Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises to the Caribbean

Celebrity
Celebrity Equinox
Caribbean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

12

Very Good

8

Average

1

Cruise type

Romantic Cruises

238

Family Cruises

216

Senior Cruises

151

Entertainment Cruises

93

First-Time Cruisers

21

21 Celebrity Equinox Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises to the Caribbean


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Psilor

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Ship, Unique Experience

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We were five people (ages 39-50) who traveled together in three separate concierge class staterooms on the 9-day Eastern Caribbean cruise on January 2-11, 2016, on the Celebrity Equinox. Others have already written ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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trubarry

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship But Geriatric Cruise

My wife and I sailed on a Southern Caribbean cruise for eleven days along with four other couples visiting, George Town, Grand Cayman; Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Belize City, ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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DuckDude

6 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Return to Celebrity after a break!

My wife and I, after a three (3) year break, returned to sail with Celebrity this past month. We will detail our experience hoping it offers details useful for those who are considering a cruise with Celebrity. ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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MexicoLovers

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Happy First Time Cruisers!

My husband and I just returned from our very first cruise aboard the Celebrity Equinox. We were so happy with our experience. The room was very comfortable. The ship was clean and has a nice feel. The food was ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Globecruiseski

1 Review Written

I tried the best, forget the rest ?

As a first time cruiser I had preconceived ideas about how I wouldn't enjoy most of ship life during an eleven day cruise. Celebrity did their best to change those ideas. Queuing , an all time hate for me ! was kept ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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bowallace

1 Review Written

As Good As It Gets!

This was our first cruise. So we had no idea what to expect. The Equinox was a beautiful ship, very eloquent. It was clean and orderly. It is a large ship and holds many passengers, yet we did not feel ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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Maddy9

1 Review Written

First Cruise Experience

First let me say that if you are going to cruise, your maiden voyage should be on a cruise line of Celebrity's caliber. The Equinox was a beautiful ship and was run like a fine hotel. We docked in several ports ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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VICTOR MATURE

1 Review Written

Cruising just isn`t for me, or maybe I was unlucky.

My wife has a life long fear of water, and hates long flights , so it was great that I was able to persuade her to cruise the Caribbean. The ship was a modern work of engineering skill, and was well equipped. The ...
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Sail Date February 2013


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rexcoast

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent first cruise

Our first cruise. Equinox is amazing--ship is spotless, staff polite and always working to please. Embarkation was easy with no lines, and the glass of champagne was a wonderful touch upon boarding. Stateroom was ...
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Sail Date February 2013


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ritz1030

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Time Cruiser: Impressed

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2013


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eekabeek

2 Reviews Written

Brilliant cruise, awesome ship

I (44) travelled with my husband (52), daughter (21) sailing on 10/01/13. We travelled from the UK to Miami, having an overnight stay in Fort Lauderdale prior to picking up the ship the next day. Flight was with BA ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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255sue

1 Review Written

First Time Cruise

This was a first cruise for me but not for the folk I went with. We flew from Heathrow l0hrs 55mins to Miami and then after a long queue finally got our transfer to Fort Lauderdale Hilton Hotel. We were collected ...
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Sail Date January 2012


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Stanley@46

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

First experience and it had the X factor !

This was our first experience of cruising and oh my, did it have the WOW and X factor!! The ship is impressively HUGE! The staff are the most gracious, friendly and accommodating (without being overbearing)I have ...
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Sail Date April 2011


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Randal

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

11 Night Ultimate Caribbean Cruise in Aqua Class - WOW!

As an Australian couple in our early 30s, this was our very first cruise. It was kind of a last minute decision, with us only booking the cruise in early January. To sum up the experience in a word - WOW! We both ...
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Sail Date February 2011


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clarka

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Celebrity Equinox Ultimate Caribbean: Aquaclass Experience

Here is a summary of our cruise experience: SHIP: Wonderful use of light and color throughout the ship. We loved the live tree in the bedazzled flower pot 'floating' in the atrium. There are multiple levels ...
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Sail Date February 2011


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jpbandkmb

1 Review Written

Great Experience with Amazing Staff!

I am 50 and was traveling with my 84 year-old father. I had never cruised before but my father and mother had cruised 4 or 5 times. Unfortunately she passed away 2 years ago so I agreed to accompany him on this ...
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Sail Date January 2011


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mrsnjkoala

1 Review Written

First Time... Won't Be Our last

Pre-Cruise - We had to take an alternative form of transportation to Ft. Lauderdale due to a snow storm. We opted for Amtrak and took a 29 hr train ride from Philadelphia to Florida. It was fun. We were very relaxed ...
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Sail Date February 2010


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Anna-Marie

1 Review Written

We chose well!

This was the first time that we had cruised and, on speaking with others on the ship I think we chose well! All the flights were on time, which in this day an age I think is amazing! We had a nice room at the ...
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Sail Date March 2010


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redwine16

1 Review Written

Cruising has to be the very best way to holiday!

Dear fellow cruise critics, well what can I say? Thank you to everyone we met who made Eamonn and Karen (us) feel so welcome and included as cruise critics, even though we really could not be true critics until ...
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Sail Date February 2010


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jmcivor

1 Review Written

It was hard to leave

We have so appreciated the reviews on cruisecritic that I thought I would post our recent experience. We are first time cruisers but regular travellers. Initially I was a little worried about feeling overwhelmed ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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Tamthebam5

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our 1st ever cruise.

The staff were excellent, really loved the staff in the gastro bar and the sunset bar. The buffet was great as was the MDR. The cabin boy was excellent and deserved his big tip, well done Jamie. We had a balcony ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Celebrity Equinox Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.5
Dining4.54.3
Entertainment4.03.9
Public Rooms5.04.7
Fitness Recreation4.04.3
Family4.04.1
Enrichment4.03.9
Service5.04.6
Value For Money4.54.2
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