Pros & Cons: Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review by 1865JFK

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Sail Date: November 2010
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship was beautiful, staff very friendly & accommodating. I use a walker & found it difficult to open & keep door open to enter cabin over the sill. Inside the cabin I had to fold the walker (3 wheels) & store it behind the drapes as the passageway was very narrow.

Purposely taking late dining to relax after going ashore, we found that most shows were changed to have the late sitting passengers see the show while the early seating passengers ate. Therefore, we missed most of the shows.

Another reminder for all- If you have booked to take a cruise on a new ship that is coming into port for the first time, as was the Equinox (this year it will be the Silhouette), don't rush to get to the ship early as we had to hang around until 2:00 PM in order to board as the Coast Guard had to do its thorough inspection of the Ship.

The food & elegant of service was not up to par as it had been on the Millennium in 2006, nor Azamara Journey in 2009. More

However, I love Celebrity & am taking the October 10th, 12 Day Holy Land Cruise on The Silhouette and remaining on Board for the Transatlantic Cruise into Port Liberty, NJ Less

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Port and Shore Excursions

Beautiful City - Old & New. Wish we had more time to spend there. We were fortunate to have a friend's mother who lives there pick us up at the port entrance and drive us around the old and new city, before taking us to her new city jewelry store & then to lunch at her Private Club.

Watch out for the prices at the stores at the port. They are expensive and have nothing unusual. I wish we had more time to spend in that City.

Seeing the operation of the Panama Canal was an amazing sight. The tour on serene Lake Guytan prior to visiting the Canal itself was a beautiful little boat ride in a serene area surrounded by nature.

I only wish we had more time in Port so that we could also have visited Panama City.

If you are looking for good buys in jewelry, this is the place to shop. All the jewelry stores are at the end of the pier and you can really bargain. No need to walk the streets looking for bargains. Souvenir shops are there as well.

Don't forget to bargain in the jewelry stores.

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Picturesque port, but very expensive since their currency is the British Pound.

The Jewelry stores will bargain if they have had a quiet day.

Fortunately, the Ship did not spend too much time in that port.

Taxis from the ship to the end of the pier very expensive for a 2 minute ride. It is not a long walk so walk if you can. The streets near the port are not clean & have unsavory looking characters hanging around so be careful. As we had wandered several blocks from the Port, we hailed a cab to take us back & for $10 US Dollars he took us for a ride around the outskirts of the City before returning us directly in front of the gangway to the Ship.

It rained cats & dogs that day so we did not leave the Ship. I had been there before so did not care. However, there are some very nice little shops right at the port which is very picturesque

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