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We chose to stay in Miami a couple of nights before the cruise. Enjoyed seeing the city as we had never been there. We stayed at Homewood Suites Miami Airport Blue Lagoon utilizing their cruise package which provided shuttle to and from the port as well as allowing us to leave our car there for the duration of the cruise. We arrived at the port at 10:45 am and were all checked in and waiting in line to board the ship by 11:30. There was already a long line waiting to check in when we arrived but it moved quickly.. The ship is beautiful, easy to find your way around. The shops on the ship are name brand merchandise (Michael Kors, Nautica, Vineyard Vines, etc) so everything is very pricey but very elegant. Everything was very clean including the restrooms. We had an interior cabin which was very spacious although the storage space for clothes was not very convenient. There were 5 or 6 drawers (not very big) and the additional space to store your clothes was a cabinet above the bed which is not easy to get things in and out of unless you stand on the bed. The bathroom has a ton of storage space for all your toiletries. The food on the ship was excellent no matter where you ate, although I did find the main dining room menu lacking choices for picky eaters unless you wanted to eat the traditional Chicken or Steak every night. Our server Sergio was the best, he definitely made dinner time fun. We did eat in the Ocean View Cafe multiple nights due to the menu in the dining room. Ice cream was definitely my weakness. We did Tuscan Grill one night and it was wonderful. It was very filling and the service is top notch. My husband said the crab cakes were amazing! The only major complaint that we would have is that there was not a lot to do on the ship on sea days or in the evenings. We have been on previous cruises with this same cruise director and that was my biggest complaint on those ships also. In reading other reviews I was fully prepared for the entertainment to be lacking but was still disappointed. The few game shows that they had were in the center of the ship with the exception of one. There is no where to sit, you can't see, etc. It would be better if they did them in the Equinox Theater or Celebrity Central as they were empty most of the time. Service on the ship was great. All of the staff and officers were very friendly. Due to the hurricanes three of our six ports of call were changed ahead of time so we went to Nassau, St. Kitts, Martinique, Barbados, St. Lucia and Antigua with four sea days. We definitely would go on the ship again. We booked on board for one next year on the Reflection.

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Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review by momsmad69

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We chose to stay in Miami a couple of nights before the cruise. Enjoyed seeing the city as we had never been there. We stayed at Homewood Suites Miami Airport Blue Lagoon utilizing their cruise package which provided shuttle to and from the port as well as allowing us to leave our car there for the duration of the cruise.

We arrived at the port at 10:45 am and were all checked in and waiting in line to board the ship by 11:30. There was already a long line waiting to check in when we arrived but it moved quickly..

The ship is beautiful, easy to find your way around. The shops on the ship are name brand merchandise (Michael Kors, Nautica, Vineyard Vines, etc) so everything is very pricey but very elegant. Everything was very clean including the restrooms.

We had an interior cabin which was very spacious although the storage space for clothes was not very convenient. There were 5 or 6 drawers (not very big) and the additional space to store your clothes was a cabinet above the bed which is not easy to get things in and out of unless you stand on the bed. The bathroom has a ton of storage space for all your toiletries.

The food on the ship was excellent no matter where you ate, although I did find the main dining room menu lacking choices for picky eaters unless you wanted to eat the traditional Chicken or Steak every night. Our server Sergio was the best, he definitely made dinner time fun. We did eat in the Ocean View Cafe multiple nights due to the menu in the dining room. Ice cream was definitely my weakness.

We did Tuscan Grill one night and it was wonderful. It was very filling and the service is top notch. My husband said the crab cakes were amazing!

The only major complaint that we would have is that there was not a lot to do on the ship on sea days or in the evenings. We have been on previous cruises with this same cruise director and that was my biggest complaint on those ships also. In reading other reviews I was fully prepared for the entertainment to be lacking but was still disappointed. The few game shows that they had were in the center of the ship with the exception of one. There is no where to sit, you can't see, etc. It would be better if they did them in the Equinox Theater or Celebrity Central as they were empty most of the time.

Service on the ship was great. All of the staff and officers were very friendly.

Due to the hurricanes three of our six ports of call were changed ahead of time so we went to Nassau, St. Kitts, Martinique, Barbados, St. Lucia and Antigua with four sea days.

We definitely would go on the ship again. We booked on board for one next year on the Reflection.
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Cabin 10 8272
We had an interior cabin which was very spacious although the storage space for clothes was not very convenient. There were 5 or 6 drawers (not very big) and the additional space to store your clothes was a cabinet above the bed which is not easy to get things in and out of unless you stand on the bed. The bathroom has a ton of storage space for all your toiletries. There are two sitting chairs in the room, one when you walk in and another in the corner as well as the chair in front of the mirror. It was in a very quiet location.

Room was very spacious and for as much time as we spent in it, it was perfect for us. Would definitely book this room again!
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