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It is June 2019, and we are aboard the Equinox. We're happy. This is the fifth time in a row (2015 to 2019) and we're booked for November. It takes 10 X 1 week cruises or 5 X 2 week cruises to get Elite status. We get good perks with Elite. The ship was just redone top to bottom. The food is something for everyone. We eat for health, but there is lots of meat, poultry, eggs, desserts, and all the rest. They have "Las Vegas" desserts that look better than they are. Paying $50 each to eat in a specialty restaurant is ridiculous. The buffet is ideal for breakfast and lunch. The MDR is great for dinner. Service is wonderful, and food very good. Not excellent, but very, very good food. The ONLY issue we had was weak Internet. Spotty and weak. Staff can't do enough for you. We always get a balcony cabin. You know the ports before you leave, and should investigate them. The excursions are always puffed up and overpriced on any ship. That's a fact. Drinks are expensive, but they offer two out of four free "packages". Internet/drinks/gratuities/onboard credit. Stunning gym. I live in the local gym at home. We only paid $250 a day per person for a 5.5 star ship, which is ridiculously cheap. The problem is that this attracts riff raff. Don't blame Celebrity for that. There are very few 5.5 star ships (Viking, Azamara, Celebrity), and the rest are $400 a day per person and up. All the 6.0 star ships (Regent, Crystal, Gauguin, Seabourne, Oceania) are overpriced ripoffs. You pay a fortune and get LESS. Seriously, insane prices of $500 to $1,000 a day (discount) per person and you get less, not more. They have all failed. The 5.0 star ships like Princess and Holland America just don't cut it. Too much trailer trash and just not enough quality. We don't bother with the entertainment, and bring TV recordings on our tablet. We simply get more with Celebrity and the Equinox. We're happy. and we're hard to please.

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Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review by rogerinwilmington

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It is June 2019, and we are aboard the Equinox. We're happy. This is the fifth time in a row (2015 to 2019) and we're booked for November. It takes 10 X 1 week cruises or 5 X 2 week cruises to get Elite status. We get good perks with Elite. The ship was just redone top to bottom.

The food is something for everyone. We eat for health, but there is lots of meat, poultry, eggs, desserts, and all the rest. They have "Las Vegas" desserts that look better than they are. Paying $50 each to eat in a specialty restaurant is ridiculous. The buffet is ideal for breakfast and lunch. The MDR is great for dinner. Service is wonderful, and food very good. Not excellent, but very, very good food.

The ONLY issue we had was weak Internet. Spotty and weak.

Staff can't do enough for you. We always get a balcony cabin. You know the ports before you leave, and should investigate them. The excursions are always puffed up and overpriced on any ship. That's a fact.

Drinks are expensive, but they offer two out of four free "packages". Internet/drinks/gratuities/onboard credit. Stunning gym. I live in the local gym at home.

We only paid $250 a day per person for a 5.5 star ship, which is ridiculously cheap. The problem is that this attracts riff raff. Don't blame Celebrity for that. There are very few 5.5 star ships (Viking, Azamara, Celebrity), and the rest are $400 a day per person and up.

All the 6.0 star ships (Regent, Crystal, Gauguin, Seabourne, Oceania) are overpriced ripoffs. You pay a fortune and get LESS. Seriously, insane prices of $500 to $1,000 a day (discount) per person and you get less, not more. They have all failed.

The 5.0 star ships like Princess and Holland America just don't cut it. Too much trailer trash and just not enough quality.

We don't bother with the entertainment, and bring TV recordings on our tablet. We simply get more with Celebrity and the Equinox. We're happy. and we're hard to please.
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Deluxe Veranda
Cabin 2A 7253
We always have a nice balcony cabin. Nice and cozy. A suite would be a total waste
of money. It is kept spotlessly clean by our steward. Big flat screen TV. Quiet.
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