We recently returned from our best cruise ever! After spending 3 days in Rome pre-cruise, we boarded the Celebrity Equinox for a 12 day cruise in the Eastern Mediterranean -- a couple of port stops in Italy, 4 in Greece and 1 in Turkey. The ship was beautiful, service was top-notch, entertainment very good and the food was varied and delicious. Oh, and the port stops -- Amalfi Coast, Athens, Mykonos, Crete, Kusadasi, Santorini and Sicily -- were amazing. We had beautiful weather throughout our cruise, and very calm seas.
We booked our cruise about 2 months before we set sail -- I found an unbelievable price posted on the cruise line website, just $899/person for a balcony cabin, and we then worked with a Celebrity Travel agent to finish the booking. The agent was able to upgrade us one category and move us to mid-ship -- cabin 9278 -- at no additional cost. She was also very helpful in answering my many questions about the cruise.
Embarkation was very easy -- we arrived, had no wait and went right on board. Our luggage arrived early afternoon. Our cabin stewards were great throughout the cruise.