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We arrived at Rome airport and were greeted by Celebrity staff and when we had retrieved our bags they were taken by Celebrity to be transported to the ship we were then taken to our coach for the 65 minute transfer to the port the whole procedure was so smooth and efficient On arrival at the port we had no waiting time and were on the ship very quickly we then went to have lunch in the Ocean view which was excellent before going to our stateroom our bags arrived within an hour The ship is beautiful our stateroom on the starboard side was very comfortable and we relaxed before the ship sailed for our first port Santorini The itinerary was excellent and we had overnight in Istanbul where we had 2 tours booked we also booked a tour in Santorini which was well worth the trip as we saw the island the only drawback was the very long wait at the cable car at the end of the tour (we were told there are long queues) but very exhausting in the heat! The ship was spotless the staff attentive and friendly the entertainment very good We had the 9pm sitting for dinner in Britannia and the staff there were excellent as was the food We were celebrating my daughters birthday and there was a song performed by the staff much to the amusement of the guests ! We have used celebrity before on the Eclipse and the standard on Equinox was equally high we have already booked on Eclipse for a cruise next year The itinerary was excellent I would have liked longer at the beach at Mykanos on a tour which was 4 hours duration and would have prefered to just use a beach closer to the ship and then see more of the town Istanbul is a huge city Kusadasi a crazy shopping area with mega fake goods ! We did not go to Ephesus (too hot) and Salerno was interesting as we had already "done" Amalfi Naples and Sorrento previously To sum up Celebrity is our favourite cruise line as the standards are very good I hope they will keep it up

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Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review by hollydogislandmagee

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We arrived at Rome airport and were greeted by Celebrity staff and when we had retrieved our bags they were taken by Celebrity to be transported to the ship we were then taken to our coach for the 65 minute transfer to the port the whole procedure was so smooth and efficient

On arrival at the port we had no waiting time and were on the ship very quickly we then went to have lunch in the Ocean view which was excellent before going to our stateroom our bags arrived within an hour

The ship is beautiful our stateroom on the starboard side was very comfortable and we relaxed before the ship sailed for our first port Santorini

The itinerary was excellent and we had overnight in Istanbul where we had 2 tours booked we also booked a tour in Santorini which was well worth the trip as we saw the island the only drawback was the very long wait at the cable car at the end of the tour (we were told there are long queues) but very exhausting in the heat!

The ship was spotless the staff attentive and friendly the entertainment very good We had the 9pm sitting for dinner in Britannia and the staff there were excellent as was the food

We were celebrating my daughters birthday and there was a song performed by the staff much to the amusement of the guests !

We have used celebrity before on the Eclipse and the standard on Equinox was equally high we have already booked on Eclipse for a cruise next year

The itinerary was excellent I would have liked longer at the beach at Mykanos on a tour which was 4 hours duration and would have prefered to just use a beach closer to the ship and then see more of the town

Istanbul is a huge city Kusadasi a crazy shopping area with mega fake goods ! We did not go to Ephesus (too hot) and Salerno was interesting as we had already "done" Amalfi Naples and Sorrento previously

To sum up Celebrity is our favourite cruise line as the standards are very good I hope they will keep it up
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Cabin C2 9304
Our room was in a good situation not far from the elevators down past the card room it was very quiet very clean and spacious perfect side of ship on this itinerary as we had the best views especially in Istanbul we did have to ask for ice to be left as normally that is automatic
Very comfortable bed and pillows adequate hanging space a bit short on drawers though!
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