Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review by Boater Burns
- Sail Date: January 2017
- Destination: Western Caribbean
- Cabin Type: AquaClass
Love this boat, but she is showing her age! We booked aqua class for the first time. Not much more than conceirge class. However, we LOVED Blu. Wonderful food and service on a smaller scale than the dining room. Celebrity has always had good food and service!
We went on a 9 night to Cartagena, Colon, Limon, and of course, Cozumel. The excursions we went on were basically easy as my husband has difficulty walking. I did take a walking excursion to the old town in Cartegena. It was a bit of a walk but very informative. At Colon, We went to the Panama Canal, husband came along as not much walking involved. If you have ever seen locks on a river, the PC is the same, just a lot bigger! We were fortunate to see a ship going through the locks. We then loaded on a boat and toured Lake Galum. It was nice but did not see any wildlife. Then we went to a native village which was interesting but basically a souvenir stop for native crafts. Their village was interesting but I had the suspension this was all for show and the tribe actually lived elsewhere.
Our next stop was Limon. We chose to take a 'gondola ride through the forest canopy'. Well this excursion was not worth the money. A very long bus ride over gravel, pot holed, roads for over an hour before we arrived at the park. Our tour guide was very nice and accommodating. However, the tour consisted of seeing indigenous reptiles behind glass. (pretty much what one would see at zoo), an extremely small butterfly habitat, and a snack lunch at the cantina. We then loaded the gondola for our tour. I had been looking forward to this one excursion for months. Well, were we disappointed. The ride was down the side of a mountain which took all of maybe a minute. We could then hike to a waterfall, but we decided not to go as we were both almost suffering from heat stroke. Those that did go said it was of little interest. Nice boarded walkway but the waterfall was very small. Up the mountain we go, which took one minute and 20 seconds, I timed it. This was by far the worse excursion we have ever taken, and we've taken a lot. The description of this excursion was very misleading. Back on the ship for overnight at Cozumel. What can I say more about Cozumel than you probably already know!
Cruising in January that far South was a good choice. It is extremely hot and humid but we had a nice breeze most of the time.
We are planning our next cruises, Celebrity Silhouette in April celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary and then to Alaska in June on the Island Princess!!
Happy Cruizin Y'all!!!
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