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6 Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Fort Lauderdale

6 Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

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Celebrity Equinox (Photo: Celebrity)
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Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Key West
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Costa Maya
  • Day 5
    Cozumel
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Celebrity Equinox

Celebrity Equinox - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Innovative features like a real grass lawn and glass-blowing show

Cons

Main dining could use a little improvement

Bottom Line

Sail for a strong mix of dining and activity options


Cruise Reviews

1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2019
We chose this cruise mainly due to the itinerary. We wanted to go to Key West, and then say how the highly rated the Celebrity ships were, especially Equinox. We were not disappointed! Everyone from Captain Kate on down just made the ... Read More
We chose this cruise mainly due to the itinerary. We wanted to go to Key West, and then say how the highly rated the Celebrity ships were, especially Equinox. We were not disappointed! Everyone from Captain Kate on down just made the whole experience one to remember! Our Cabin, the MDR, the entertainment, activities, the buffet, the bar service were all top notch. We had anytime dining, so we did not sit at the same table each night. We enjoyed meeting new people. We only ate dinner in the MDR, and were pleased with everything except one entree each. The OVC Buffet was good, but could get crowded. The burgers at Mast Grill were very good, and fries were always crisp. We tried to eat at the Spa Cafe, but could never find it open when we wanted to eat there. Would have liked a quick snack when coming back from an excursion. Sunset bar was our favorite. We got our 1st drink there for sail away. We also liked Craft Social for a pre-dinner glass of wine, and could always get a drink there or at the casino bar (even though we only walked through the casino) on our way to the theatre for a show. We also liked the frozen drinks at the pool bar. There were 3 production shows, 2 comedians, a magician and an a-Capella singing group. All were very good and an hour or less. The Full Moon white party was moved from the pool deck due to some showers but it was loads of fun. Silent Disco was a hoot, and really a good time. I did karaoke one night, but Quasar is about the only part of the ship that feels data and not a really well thought out room. We did glass blowing one sea day. It was very fun, and we each have a wonderful one of a kind souvenir to remember our cruise. Service everywhere was great and with a smile, from Captain Kate, to Maartin the Cruise Director, to the waiters and stewards, bartenders...everyone was great. We did the hop-on-hop-off bus in Key West. Enjoyed the town and the lobster rolls we got were delicious! We used Puerta Maya as "ship day" and did not leave the port area. We did hop off for about an hour of shopping. We went to Paradise Beach in Cozumel, The beach was OK, but the pool was outstanding. the food was good and Manuel was a great waiter too! We went to Calico Jack's/Public Beach area in Grand Cayman. Without a doubt the best beach in the world! Powdery sand and gorgeous blue water. We will be back there for sure! We could not have had a better time for our 30th anniversary cruise...Equinox, till we see you again! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2019
My DH and myself decided in March to take a cruise for our anniversary. We have sailed on the Celebrity Summit twice in the last three years and really love the Celebrity experience. We were looking for a cruise that had Key West and ... Read More
My DH and myself decided in March to take a cruise for our anniversary. We have sailed on the Celebrity Summit twice in the last three years and really love the Celebrity experience. We were looking for a cruise that had Key West and Grand Cayman in the itinerary and this sailing worked for our summer schedule. Since we have not been on this particular ship before, we didn't notice any changes since the partial refurbishment, but we knew which areas had been changed and found the overall look of the ship to be well decorated. We had a Concierge level stateroom with a slanted balcony (9241) and really liked the larger balcony. Our room had been refurbished and we really liked the colors and wall decor. A few things we noticed in this cruise that were different than our Summit sailings. These could be differences in the crew or in training or just fewer crew per passenger since the Equinox is a larger ship. 1)We did not meet our stateroom attendant until at least day 4. We don't hang around our cabin a great deal, but on the Summit we usually met the attendant the first or second day. 2)We typically order room service a few days during our cruise. We had food items forgotten (which they brought immediately when we told them upon arrival), they delivered one morning without calling first, and they only called once to check on our room service experience. 3) MDR - on the Summit, the assistant waiter would always let us know what the types of butters were on the table. This seems like a silly thing to notice, but we found we missed that little part of the introduction to the meal! Towards the end of the cruse, we just went ahead and asked what they were. The cruise director, Martin, was fabulous. Very friendly, entertaining, and approachable. Captain Kate McCue is a delight to have on the ship. We cruised with her on our first Summit cruise and were glad to see her again. This was our first time to try Select Dining. I made our reservations weeks ahead of the sailing and for the most part the times worked out. There were a few times we decided to eat later and I was able to change our reservation (on the Celebrity App) to a later time. We found that we missed the set dining time mainly because we liked getting to know the wait staff. We did manage to request a particular waiter's station for our last 3 dinners and so if we do Select Dining again we would talk to the maitre d to request a particular section for the entire cruise. We enjoyed all of the evening shows that we saw. We missed Vox Audio's performance and the last night's performance - Life. The live music was very good as always, we enjoyed watching the dancing every night in the Grand Foyer. Nice large space for those who enjoy dancing. We joined in on the last night's Silent Disco in the Grand Foyer. Very fun! We did not do any of the Celebrity Shore excursions. Key West, we rented bicycles and toured the island that way. We visited Fort Zachary Taylor and were lucky enough to get there for the 11:00 guided tour. We highly recommend this if you like history. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Wish he had been my history teacher! Costa Maya - took a taxi to Mahahual and went to the restaurant/beach the cab dropped us off at. It was called Capitan Barba Negra. We had a few beers and shared a serving of guacamole and chips which was delicious. The section of ocean in front of us was the nicest on that part of the beach (we took a walk to see what the other beach restaurants looked like. It was easy to catch a cab back to the port. Overall, we did not enjoy this stop. At the port, we were overwhelmed with shop owners wanting us to come in to their stores. We live in Texas and have been across to border town quite often (not recently though) and so are used to this, but it is still annoying. They have a very nice pool at the port that you can grab a chair and use the pool if you buy food and drink from the restaurant there. It is very nice, but we felt like if we were going to do that we might as well go back on the ship and eat/drink for free. Cozumel - we took a cab to the Money Bar. We really enjoyed this restaurant/beach stop. There was really good snorkeling in our section of the beach. You didn't even have to go far out to see fish. There was an undertow further out. If you go, you just need to be aware. The service was excellent here. We ordered chicken nachos and they were good. Grand Cayman - I had booked a 2 stop snorkeling trip with Captain Marvin's. We had it scheduled for 1:45, but we were able to. We went to Stingray City first then a coral reef. There were about 30 people on board. We had a great time. We had the shuttle driver drop us off on 7 mile beach at Calico Jack's bar and restaurant. They had a great grouper dish that we split. It was one of our favorite meals of the whole trip! The owner sat us at a table and checked on us several times. Great place! We then took a shuttle back to the port. This cruise had 2 sea days. We loved relaxing, playing bingo, watching the Officer vs guest volleyball game, shopping and gambling. Debarkation went very smoothly. We enjoyed eating breakfast in the MDR that morning before getting off the ship around 9. We were at the airport by 9:45 for our noon flight. The longest part of debarkation was waiting for an uber. We are sailing on the Equinox again in 2020. We really enjoyed our cruise, but did miss some of the personal experiences we had on the Summit. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Elite member took our 6th cruise with celebrity to the Western Caribbean. Parked our car at “park-n-fly”, simple and easy. Shuttle took us to the new renovated terminal 25 at PEV. Was advised by e- mail from Celebrity day before of a ... Read More
Elite member took our 6th cruise with celebrity to the Western Caribbean. Parked our car at “park-n-fly”, simple and easy. Shuttle took us to the new renovated terminal 25 at PEV. Was advised by e- mail from Celebrity day before of a 3:30 embark from the port. Embarkation was a breeze.with our printed bar code and lines moved quickly thru the process. My wife and I found ourselves on ship within 30 minutes from curbside to ship. We’ve always gone with Aqua Class and dining at Blu but we elected to this time to go with a veranda, cabin 9191. We had to search and locate our stateroom attendant after the muster drill, which we found to be mute throughout the cruise. We had discovered the next day he had failed to provide informative ship information informing us that future cruises was offering for two days only 3 perks on all future bookings for 48 hours only while on the ship. We found him to be very non informative and request shower soap which was on empty upon our time to shower. The ports of call were fine with us since we been to all of them before and prefer to walk around the shops at port then returning to have the ship to ourselves. We went to Ocean View Cafe for breakfast and lunch buffet. Nothing to exciting in terms of variety of dishes. One individual stood out and that provided excellent service was Jesus food service manager. He was very genuine and attended to my wife’s requests and questions due to serious gluten allergies. As an alternative for breakfast at the ocean view, we went to Tuscan Grill. Most people are not aware of the Tuscan grill is available for daily breakfast. From the third night forward we noticed at 3:30 thru 6:00 loud metal noises radiating above our cabin from the bathroom to above our bed. Guest relations showed concern but could not locate the source of the noise and we had to request ear plugs which only only muffled the noises. They gave us a certificate of $300 to be applied to the next cruise. They should have offered to move our stateroom. Keeping in mind when booking cruises I am always aware of what lies above our cabin. Daniel Fong at guest relations was very attentive to our concerns and questions pertaining to our disruptive sleep in early mornings. The ships captain Kate was definitely a plus for this cruise line and appeared to approachable and genuine. Enjoyed her morning announcements! The cruise was fine other than getting an uncomfortable quality of sleep. Debarked was as quick and efficient as embark. Read Less
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