Our trust travel agent came through after we had to cancel this same cruise last year due to some unexpected medical issues.
We arrived in Rome two days early to do a little sightseeing and to enjoy the incredible cuisine. We took the train from the Rome Terminus (main station) directly to the quaint town of Civitavecchia. From there we took a bus directly to the port and the check-in area. We were booked in Celebrity's Aqua Class and had a beautiful balcony room on Deck 11 just about mid ship. Check in was simple as we had completed all of the items online and had preprinted our boarding passes. We were aboard the ship by about 11 am and enjoyed lunch until cleared to move to our stateroom.
The Equinox is a Solstice Class ship that had recently undergone a refreshing with new carpets and soft stateroom items. She was immaculately kept and our room attendant Annie became a fast friend.
A king-sized bed with an ample seating area. The balcony was very comfortable with two chairs and a table and still room to move around. The bathrooms are quite unique in their design with more than adequate storage for personal items.
Beautiful island and we enjoyed a delicious and leisurely lunch at a seaside restaurant. Very inexpensive.
The port area is a little confusing and could use a face lift. Check in is in a large tent-like structure.
We enjoyed just walking and taking photographs of this beautiful little city.
Many restaurants and shops just a short tender ride from the ship. No wait for the tender.
Excellent views of the volcano and a beautiful and historic port in Sicily.
Spouse had a touch of jet lag so we stayed aboard.