Celebrity Equinox Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Mediterranean Celebrity Cruise with Teen

Review for the Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Celebrity Equinox
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2016
Cabin: Sky Suite 1
Traveled with children

This was an outstanding experience on a beautiful shop. The ship stopped at exciting historical ports. Only two full sail days the whole time. Thought the music offerings were great on this cruise. Service was top notch. Teen loved the teen activites - the 80's dance party, the tag games, the black and white dance party..

1) By port - Santorini - We did the Celebrity Excursion of Volcano Hike and Hot Spring Swim. This was great for my teen and husband who were burnt out on visits to ancient Roman ruins by the time we got to the cruise. The Volcano Hike was an hour or so up and down volcanic islands with no shade. Must wear walking shoes not sandals. Then we went for a swim to a hot spring which was fun. Then we had the option of returning to the ship or taking a cable car up to the town of Fira in Santorini. We took the cable car up, but since it was late afternoon there was a huge line waiting for the cable car back. We ended up walking down the cliff on a stone pathway that we shared with donkeys. This walk down took about 20 - 30 minutes. In retrospect it was fun and we took great photos from the path. The whole day was a real exercise workout.

2) Athens - Equinox docked in terminal B. The taxi drivers were charging 30 euro for a trip to the inner city or Acropolis. Too high for us. We got off the ship and walked about a minute out of the terminal to a manned bus stop. The man who worked there spoke English and helped us figure out how to buy a bus ticket and how long it would take to get to the Acropolis area. The bus ride there was comfortable but took about 30 minutes to get to the Acropolis. Once there we did a non Celebrity tour the first day. We figured out how to take a subway back to the port subway stop. Then we caught a local bus that dropped us right in front of Terminal B. Celebrity was in Athens for 2 days which was great because there is so much to do there. One couple we met actually spent the night off the ship and in an Athens hotel to minimize travel time back and forth to the ship. The second day we were in Athens we did a morning tour of the Acropols but it was very hot. Should have done it in the late afternoon. The Acropolis Museum is a masterpiece of architecture and worth spending a lot of time there. Its restaurant is authentic Greek too.

Cabin Review

Sky Suite 1

Cabin S1

Amazing aft corner cabin with views from two sides. A large porthole on one side of the room and the balcony on the adjoining side. Room was spacious and quiet. Clearly our best room in 15 years of cruising.

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