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Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Celebrity Deck Plans LIE!!!

Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review by albeachrealtor

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2019
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Class 3

We booked this cruise about a week after getting off the Equinox last year. Last year was an 11 out of 10 starts. This year, maybe an 8.

The refurbishment is not anything that anyone can see really. We noticed some new paint and new carpet but that was it. The furniture in the common areas was exactly the same and needed some updating. The staff wasn't as happy as last year either.

The BIGGEST disappointment was our cabin. We booked cabin 9366 because the deck plan shows that it has an angled out (larger) balcony. It doesn't. I just spoke with customer service and they said you can't rely on the picture of the deck plan. WHAT?!

How can you show a picture of the deck plan and then say it isn't the right plan? FIX IT!!!

Per usual, the food was great. The ship was clean. Getting on and off the boat was an ease both in the US and in our ports. Well done.

The timing of some of the ports was odd though. In Puerto Rico we got to port at 3:30 in the afternoon which is too late to do any type of excursion when traveling with a child.

If you have been on other cruises, you will probably be disappointed in the entertainment on Celebrity. Also, considering that we were on this ship a year ago it was VERY disappointing to have the exact same shows (topper, and life) occupy 3 of the show nights.

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Cabin Review

Concierge Class 3
Cabin C3 9366

DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE PICTURE OF THE DECK PLAN! This room does NOT have a larger or angled balcony.

We were in a veranda room last year and we couldn't tell any changes or upgrades from the "rejuvenation" stuff.

Also, concierge class wasn't worth the extra money. Either we didn't take advantage of it like we should have or there really wasn't any advantage.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


We were supposed to go on an excursion but they left without us


We were on the sailing vessel Jester and Captain Rich and First Mate Jill were great! The pricing was a little wonkey but we had a great time. Christmas Cove is a must do for anyone who has a chance.

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San Juan

Having riots just before your cruise doesn't make you want to be in port after dark. Hopefully we will try this port again another time.

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