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2019 Best Overall
2019 Best for Cabins
2019 Best for Dining
4.5 / 5.0
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Celebrity Equinox Overview

Celebrity Equinox will undergo an extensive refurbishment in May 2019. It will receive additional suites; Michael's Club will be transformed into the Retreat Lounge, exclusively for the use of suite passengers; the Cellar Masters wine bar will be transformed into a gastrobar; and the ship's Oceanview Cafe buffet restaurant will be redesigned in an open, marketplace style.

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As Celebrity's dedicated Caribbean ship, Celebrity Equinox takes advantage of the weather with outdoor amenities, such as real grass lawn on top of the ship and a Lawn Club Sunset Bar, complete with deck furniture and faux fire pit.

If that sounds sophisticated for a cruise ship, then you're correct. As one of the line's Solstice-class ships, Celebrity Equinox is about modern touches aimed at a crowd that enjoys craft beer and top-shelf mixed drinks, restaurant experiences that punch up to gourmet (the line has announced a partnership with Michelin-starred restaurateur Daniel Boulud) and entertainment that trends more toward cabaret -- think aerialists and magicians -- than big musicals or raucous parties.

While families do sail on Equinox during school breaks, and there are kids' clubs, children are not the focus on this ship. A collection of edgy and engaging modern art, with a living tree suspended in the atrium, sets an adult vibe. While there's an outdoor main pool, it's relatively small; significant real estate is given to the calm adults-only Solarium with yet another pool. Canyon Ranch provides spa services.

Evenings on Celebrity Equinox are relaxed. At night, you might have the opportunity to stargaze at the night sky with an enrichment guide, or you can check out the constellation lights twinkling above the bar in the Sky Observation Lounge. You can slow dance with your loved one to a live band before dinner, but you can also get down to your own beat with giant headphones during the silent disco.

Celebrity Equinox has a mix of cabin and suite options, with various associated perks. Both Suite Class and AquaClass spa cabins come with dedicated restaurants, leading to more personalized and intimate service; Suite Class has its own VIP lounge and special invite-only events. For groups, this means that you might have to coordinate your cabins carefully, so you are able to dine with your friends or family.


Celebrity Equinox Dress Code

Daytime: Casual, with shorts and T-shirts most common inside the ship and bathing suits and cover-ups on the pool deck.

Evening: Resort casual, with button-down or dressy Tommy Bahama-type sport shirts and slacks for men and dresses or smart casual pants and blouses for women. Formal night on Celebrity has been replaced by "evening chic," meaning men can ditch the full suit and tie in favor of a sport coat and collared shirt, with designer jeans. Women can wear cocktail dresses, sundresses or designer jeans or nice pants. Dinner in Murano is listed as "smart casual and above."

Not permitted: No swimwear, spa robes or bare feet in the buffet. T-shirts, tanks tops and flip-flops are not permitted in the main dining room at any time; shorts are not allowed at dinner (although this might be flexible).

For more information, visit Cruise Line Dress Codes: Celebrity.

Celebrity Equinox Inclusions

Included with your cruise fare:

  • Meals in the main dining room, the buffet and select other eateries
  • All theater shows and most entertainment
  • Most daily activities unless noted below
  • Use of the gym, but not most classes
  • Gratuities, only if you booked your cruise in Australia and New Zealand in AU and NZ dollars

Not included with your cruise fare:

  • Gratuities ($14.50 per person, per day for those in standard cabins; $15 per person, per day, for Concierge and AquaClass passengers; and $18 per person, per day, for those staying in suites)
  • Automatic beverage, mini-bar, sushi and spa tips (18 percent for both)
  • All drinks beyond water, tea (including iced tea), coffee and select juices in the buffet
  • Meals at seven specialty restaurants and snack venues
  • Spa treatments
  • Persian Garden Thermal Suite (unless in AquaClass)
  • Shore excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Some special themed parties
  • Photos and artwork


Celebrity Equinox Awards

Cruisers’ Choice Awards

2019 Best Overall
2019 Best for Cabins
2019 Best for Dining
2019 Best for Embarkation
2019 Best for Entertainment
2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation
2019 Best for Public Rooms
2019 Best for Service
2019 Best for Value
2019 Best for First Timers
2018 Best Overall
2018 Best for Cabins
2018 Best for Dining
2018 Best for Fitness & Recreation
2018 Best for Public Rooms
2018 Best for Service
2018 Best for Value
2017 Best Overall
2017 Best for Cabins
2017 Best for Dining
2017 Best for Fitness & Recreation
2017 Best for Public Rooms
2017 Best for Service
2017 Best for Value
2016 Best Overall
2016 Best for Cabins
2016 Best for Dining
2016 Best for Public Rooms
2015 Best Overall
2015 Best for Cabins
2015 Best for Dining
2015 Best for Embarkation
2015 Best for Fitness
2015 Best for Public Rooms
2015 Best for Service
2015 Best for Value
2014 Best Overall
2014 Best for Cabins
2014 Best for Dining
2014 Best for Public Rooms
2014 Best for Service
2014 Best for Value
2013 Best Overall
2013 Best for Cabins
2013 Best for Dining
2013 Best for Embarkation
2013 Best for Public Rooms
2013 Best for Service
2013 Best for Shore Excursions
2013 Best for Value

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Deck:
Plaza Deck
Promenade Deck
Entertainment Deck
Continental Deck
Sunrise Deck
Vista Deck
Panorama Deck
Sky Deck
Penthouse Deck
Resort Deck
Lido Deck
The Lawn Club
Solstice Deck

Celebrity Equinox Ship Stats

  • Crew: 1,250
  • Launched: 2009
  • Decks: 15
  • Passengers: 2,850
  • Registry: Malta
  • CDC Score: 99
Celebrity Equinox Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 4.5 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 5.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 4.0 0.0
Family 4.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 4.0 0.0
Service 5.0 0.0
Value For Money 4.5 0.0
Rates 4.0 0.0

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Celebrity Equinox Member Reviews

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Trevorwayne
Sail Date: Dec 2018
to Celebrity. Thanks for your very special service. We had such an Amazing Cruise. Thank you Celebrity Equinox for making our Christmas special. We are already planning our next cruise.....Read More
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Saturngrl
Sail Date: Feb 2019
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...Read More
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Jackie1968
Sail Date: Nov 2018
Loved everything about our cruise on the Celebrity Equinox (husband and i). Maybe it was because we were cruise virgins but we had a fabulous time in this lovely ship sailing around the Eastern Caribbean...Read More
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Cruisin-Couple
Sail Date: Dec 2018
visit, we just wanted a good shipboard experience. She did an excellent job recommending the Celebrity Equinox. Perfect for our age (55-60) It was our honeymoon (2nd time around for both of us). Our...Read More

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