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Celebrity Equinox Review

4.5 / 5.0
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2203 reviews
50 Awards

Magnificent ship, exceptional crew; would not repeat the itinerary.

Review for Celebrity Equinox to the Panama Canal & Central America
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2016
Cabin: Inside Stateroom 9

This was our first visit to the Caribbean and our second trip with Celebrity. It will probably prove to be our last trip to this part of the world and the second of a number with this cruise line.

Why no plans to return? Manchester/New York/Miami/Fort Lauderdale was a real pain before we even saw the ship, although overnight at the Novotel in FL was fine, while the return trip via a single stop in Zurich was better, but still tiring.

The itinerary, which I concede we chose, was disappointing. None of the ports was really aesthetically pleasing, with Fort Lauderdale's huge commercial operation setting the palm/beach free standard and with four days at sea the concept of seascapes to die for was hardly fulfilled. I now know much more about cranes than palms.

Cabin Review

Inside Stateroom 9

Well designed an sufficiently spacious for our needs.

Port Reviews

Puerto Limon

An afternoon break from the ship. Nice to get off and have a look around. Nothing special, but glad we did it

Colon (Cristobal)

Nice trip and very interesting to see the locks in action with a big container ship. The new locks are on the verge of completion. Interesting to see the new setup that will generate 1 million dollars for ship to pass through in a few months time

Cartagena (Colombia)

Stiff walk on a very hot day. Cartagena in a magnificent city, but seeing it all in comfort is a challenge.

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

Visited sting ray colony - they were very friendly - and dolphin sanctuary, which was also entertaining. Swimming with dolphins is fine if you are a half-decent swimmer.

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