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There are valid reasons why the Celebrity Equinox is number 1 among Cruise Critic reviewers. These reasons include: Check In and Boarding: Check in was fast, easy and we were escorted to the small Concierge waiting area. Boarded the ship prior to the stated 11:00 a.m. time and were greeted with a mimosa. Confirming our dining package reservations was also quick and easy. Concierge Embarkation lunch in the Silhouette Dining room was excellent and such a nice perk! Cabin 2106 is showing a bit of wear and tear (tears on the sofa and scrapes on the furniture) but was clean and the hump balcony was larger than the Sky Suite balconies. Our steward, Hector, was the BEST EVER! Hector was always friendly, responsive and opened our door for us every time he saw us. Santa, the sommelier in the Silhouette dining room, was wonderful. I am a bit of a vinophile, and his recommendations for pairings were 100% awesome! Food in the main dining room, the buffet, Tuscan Grille, Silk Harvest and the Aqua Spa café was consistently excellent. I highly recommend the Aqua Spa café for breakfast on sea days....quiet, wonderful healthy foods and great service. Yusef and Mary in Tuscan Grille get extra kudos for our three visits there. They are wonderful assets to Celebrity. Raul, the coffee cart server in Oceanview, was also a delight every day. The hot glass show is interesting, but didn't hold our interest long. The Grand Bocce Tournament was terrific (especially since we won!). Elysium was the only show I attended. The cast are all VERY talented. The settings, moveable stage parts and costumes were amazing! The story line was lame and the sound was LOUD. I applaud the production staff and cast for their talent and hard work. Captain Kate is amazing! She was very visible throughout the cruise, from the Cruise Critic Connections Party to the Captains Club party to signing autographs on Celebrity merchandise, to multiple photo ops with passengers. Her crew was equally visible and accessible. We loved the Silent Disco both nights, especially on the Party Like Gatsby night. We were the only ones dressed in Gatsby garb, which was a funny sight with our headphones. The Motown event was fun as well! We enjoyed the ports in Key West and Costa Maya. Went to Nachi Cocum in Cozumel. Stayed on board in Grand Cayman due to the dreary weather. It should be noted that we observed three pier runners who didn't make it back to the ship on time in Key West. They sat on the pier watching us sail away. It was a great reminder to all of us to return to the ship WELL in advance of the required "on board" time. It also reminded us to take our passports with us at EVERY port, in case of this type of problem. Those folks had to wait three days to meet the ship in Cozumel with just the clothes on their backs. The Concierge Disembarkation lounge was in Silhouette Deck 4. Disembarkation was quick and earlier than expected. We were through Customs and on the road home ten minutes after our expected disembarkation line. I admit to crying on the way home....we had such a wonderful time! With the friends made on this cruise, superior service and a beautiful ship, this was the BEST CRUISE EVER!!!

Best Cruise Ever!

Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review by Saturngrl

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2019
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Class
There are valid reasons why the Celebrity Equinox is number 1 among Cruise Critic reviewers. These reasons include:

Check In and Boarding: Check in was fast, easy and we were escorted to the small Concierge waiting area. Boarded the ship prior to the stated 11:00 a.m. time and were greeted with a mimosa. Confirming our dining package reservations was also quick and easy.

Concierge Embarkation lunch in the Silhouette Dining room was excellent and such a nice perk!

Cabin 2106 is showing a bit of wear and tear (tears on the sofa and scrapes on the furniture) but was clean and the hump balcony was larger than the Sky Suite balconies. Our steward, Hector, was the BEST EVER! Hector was always friendly, responsive and opened our door for us every time he saw us.

Santa, the sommelier in the Silhouette dining room, was wonderful. I am a bit of a vinophile, and his recommendations for pairings were 100% awesome!

Food in the main dining room, the buffet, Tuscan Grille, Silk Harvest and the Aqua Spa café was consistently excellent. I highly recommend the Aqua Spa café for breakfast on sea days....quiet, wonderful healthy foods and great service. Yusef and Mary in Tuscan Grille get extra kudos for our three visits there. They are wonderful assets to Celebrity. Raul, the coffee cart server in Oceanview, was also a delight every day.

The hot glass show is interesting, but didn't hold our interest long. The Grand Bocce Tournament was terrific (especially since we won!).

Elysium was the only show I attended. The cast are all VERY talented. The settings, moveable stage parts and costumes were amazing! The story line was lame and the sound was LOUD. I applaud the production staff and cast for their talent and hard work.

Captain Kate is amazing! She was very visible throughout the cruise, from the Cruise Critic Connections Party to the Captains Club party to signing autographs on Celebrity merchandise, to multiple photo ops with passengers. Her crew was equally visible and accessible.

We loved the Silent Disco both nights, especially on the Party Like Gatsby night. We were the only ones dressed in Gatsby garb, which was a funny sight with our headphones. The Motown event was fun as well!

We enjoyed the ports in Key West and Costa Maya. Went to Nachi Cocum in Cozumel. Stayed on board in Grand Cayman due to the dreary weather.

It should be noted that we observed three pier runners who didn't make it back to the ship on time in Key West. They sat on the pier watching us sail away. It was a great reminder to all of us to return to the ship WELL in advance of the required "on board" time. It also reminded us to take our passports with us at EVERY port, in case of this type of problem. Those folks had to wait three days to meet the ship in Cozumel with just the clothes on their backs.

The Concierge Disembarkation lounge was in Silhouette Deck 4. Disembarkation was quick and earlier than expected. We were through Customs and on the road home ten minutes after our expected disembarkation line. I admit to crying on the way home....we had such a wonderful time!

With the friends made on this cruise, superior service and a beautiful ship, this was the BEST CRUISE EVER!!!
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Concierge Class
Cabin C2 2106
As noted above, the cabin was clean. There were several tears in the sofa and scratches on the furniture, but everything was great. We did have a toilet problem one day and they repaired it within 30 minutes of our call. The balcony on the hump was huge--a full lounger plus the two chairs, footstools and table Our steward, Hector, was fantastic!
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