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Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2013
This was our first cruise on Celebrity and will not be our last. We had a great time, food and service were first rate! We are not really huge art fans but the gentlemen on board that looked after the gallery were extremely enthusiastic and a wealth of knowledge. We did wind up buying some pieces of art that we absolutely love and admire every day. Thanks Celebrity for a great experience!!
Travel Advisor: Shelley Greenan
Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2013
From start to finish a fabulous experience for our family of 2 adults and 2 children aged 12 and 14 .... Attentive lovely staff , immaculate facilities , amazing food with plenty of choice , hot showers , comfortable beds . Great restaurants and nightly entertainment ...... Can't wait to do it again !
Travel Advisor: Michelle Andersen
Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013
I have been a loyal Celebrity Cruise passenger over the years that I'm now an Elite Member with a Tier +14. On each and every voyage, I have found Celebrity to be the highest caliber in service, food, selection of activities and beautiful staterooms. We always book a suite and our butlers are wonderful. I never have to worry about sailing with Celebrity. We have sailed almost all over the world with them. That,'why we ways come back. My favorite ship is the Solstice.
Celebrity is outstanding
Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013
Celebrity is our favorite cruise line, especially the Solstice class of ships. Great ships, excellent food, helpful staff. Our last 7 cruises have been on Celebrity and their will be more.
Travel Advisor: Ken Lewis
Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014
Amazing....we have only started cruising.....2 cruises both on Celebrity....both we wonderful....our waiter Martin on the equinox was just wonderful to us...
Travel Advisor: Birgit Navarre
Reviewed on: 22 May 2014
The Celebrity Equinox was the best cruise ship we've ever taken, and Celebrity the best cruise line! Everything was first class, from our stateroom, the food, the entertainment, the shore excursions and the service of the many staff people that served us.
Travel Advisor: Willo Falk
By: Richard and Amy
Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2014
Excellent cruise. Accommodations were very nice and the F&B onboard the ship was excellent. Already booked another cruise which says it all.
The BEST Cruise we have ever been on!
By: The Hat Lady
Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2014
We have sailed several time on another cruise line and swore we would never sail again. Never say Never...we booked a second cruise with Celebrity before disembarking. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The food is amazing and the rooms are larger than any other ship we have sailed on.Loved the entertainment, dancing and excursions!
Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2014
The Equinox from Celebrity was plan old terrific. The ship was easy to get around. From the room stewart to the people in the dinning room everyone was friendly and willing to help out. Getting on and getting off the ship was always easy.
Travel Advisor: Betta Singer
Service was very satisfactory
By: jackee g.
Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2014
Satisfied w/all plans.
Very popular, not particularly my style
Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2014
Celebrity came very highly recommended so I was looking forward to the trip. The ports were great but unless you booked excursions through the ship (which were over-priced for the content) you weren't given adequate port support. I understand the ship had to accommodate 3,000 guests but the foods was mediocre in my standard and always arrived luke warm unless dining in the restaurants requiring additional costs. The internet was disgustingly expensive and poorly functioning. That was a waste of $300. Overall there was 'lots' for everyone and a great trip for the majority. It wasn't particularly our style. We did meet some great folks and for that it was well worth it. I would recommend Celebrity but wouldn't return myself. Sorry that sounds like a contradiction.
Travel Advisor: Janet Simic
Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2014
Ship was very adequate, crew very helpful and the cruise in general was a delightful anad apleasing experience.
Travel Advisor: Debbie Kellogg
Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2014
Great ship...great service,shows and food...all the employees were extemely friendly and helpful. We could not have had a better time. We highly recommend Celebrity has a cruise vacation. Paul Becker/ Mary Becker
Patti Olshen is the best!
Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2014
As usual, Patti came through 100%.
Captain was the best
Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2014
Captain's table on Saturday night, bridge tour on Monday. Ship had good food and services.
Travel Advisor: Sarah Fitzpatrick
Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2014
The Equinox like her sister ships, is beautiful, well appointed, has great specialty restaurants, and activities. The staff is very professional and accommodating. Celebrity cruises continues to achieve a high level of commitment to their passengers.
Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2014
The Equinox rocks--literally--all day and evening. We loved being able to hear the music on each deck; it was fun to watch all the action, especially the dancing on deck 3. The entertainment was excellent on this ship; the buffet was the best on the ocean.
A dream cruise
By: Happy Cruisers
Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2014
The Celebrity Equinox exceeded our expectations and cruise experience. As first-time cruisers, we didn't really know the process or what to expect. The staff on the Equinox made it all so relaxing, easy, and fun. We had the opportunity to do as little or as much as we wanted. The ship was clean, friendly, and elegant. The entertainment was outstanding as well as the food. We couldn't have been happier or more relaxed throughout our ten days. Thank you.
Travel Advisor: Ronna Noah
By: Fans of Jeff Hood and Celebrity
Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2015
We recently cruised for the 35th time Our ship was the Celebrity Equinox. Everything on board was outstanding i.e. the food, entertainment, the friendliness of the crew and the cleanliness of the ship. We have already scheduled another trip on the Equinox with Jeff. This will be our 3rd or 4th time on this ship. We would highly recommend Celebrity, Jeff Hood and Huffman Travel. They are the best.
Friendly knowledgeable staff
Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2015
There were some bumps along the way on this cruise, but all in all, it was a wonderful vacation.
Dedicated Service on a great ship
Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2015
The previous cruise had health issues. The staff and crew handled it quite well keeping passengers informed of the status of the cleaning which delayed boarding and opening of the rooms. Once underway a couple days in they could relax the extra efforts so that our cruise was uneventful. First time on a Solstice class. Even with eleven days there are places on that ship we never experienced. The ship is very elegant. Not filled with a lot of gimmics
Excellent Service and Accomodations
Reviewed on: 29 Feb 2016
This is our 2nd celebrity cruise and it was beyond our expectations. The accommodations were comfortable. clean and every need was met. The service all across the ship was impeccable and I would travel myself or recommend other family and friends travel with celebrity in the future.
Travel Advisor: Dean Barreca
terrific travel agent
Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2016
fran is an excellent travel agent who is very responsive to handle my concerns or question. I would not hesitate to recommend her to my freinds.
Travel Advisor: Fran Nelson
Celebrity Equinox Cruise
Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2017
This was our fourth cruise on Celebrity and all aspects of the cruise were what we expected them to be.
Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2017
Great ship. Was skeptical as it is an older ship. Howe we it as been beautifully redone. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful Celebrity is our favourite cruise line.
Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2015
Cruise was OK, not the best cruise line in the world, far from the top. Itinerary was so-so, been there done that for the most part, a couple of new places (experiences) neither of which was booked through the cruise line, the one that was booked on board was disappointing at best. Checkin at embarkation was poor or worse, could not find our "sea pass" cards, did not bother to tell us this until we had stood there for at least 10 minutes, then waited another 5 minutes before they decided to "print " new cards. This started the cruise off on a sour note which did not get any better when our "sea pass" cards would not unlock the door to our stateroom and we had to go down to guest services and have "new" "new" cards printed, form their attitude I think that we were more of an inconvenience than a welcome guest. The couple we where traveling with hade no problems. Food in general was OK for the most part although not spectacular, dining room was good for evening meals although
Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2015
Excellent cruise. Very friendly and efficient staff.
Middle of the Road Cruise
Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2015
The cruise was nice and went to fabulous destinations. The food was good. I feel like the ship could have charged people a little more money upfront instead of going around constantly asking people to buy their different drink plans. The drink plans made it difficult to get more than one drink at a time. For example: if you were at breakfast it was very difficult to get a coffee and orange juice at the same time, while the drink plan was supposed to be unlimited. Other than that everything else was fine.
Travel Advisor: Meredith Broder
Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2015
The staff on Celebrity Equinox for our cruise of Greece and Turkey was wonderful. There were 30 of us in our group and they had such patience and caring. The rooms were well maintained and the level of service was top notch. The boat itself could use some updating, but it was quite comfortable for our needs. The only part I didn't like was that I always felt like I didn't know what I was being charged for, especially related to the beverage package. It felt like a shell game and I wish they would make it more straight forward.
Travel Advisor: Peg Aikman
Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2015
This ship was just amazing, our group of 16 some being first time cruisers had absolutely no complains. The food was delicious, the service was A1, the entertainment was the best we have seen for years, and the staff from our cabin steward to the Guest Relations desk, the dinning room and everyone that work on the ship were the most friendly and polite. This is our 3rd cruise with Celebrity and we will definitely be cruising with them again.
Travel Advisor: North Munro
Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2015
MY WIFE AND I WERE EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH THE CRUISE. THE SHIP WAS THE MOST ELEGANT OF ALL THE SHIPS THAT WE SAILED ON IN THE PAST. THE STAFF WERE VERY ACCOMMODATING AND THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. WE WOULD DEFINITELY TRAVEL AGAIN ON A CELEBRITY LINE.
Travel Advisor: Gay Johansen
Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2015
EXCEPT FOR ONE SHIP EXCURSION EVERYTHING WAS OUTSTANDING
Travel Advisor: Carlo Hilliard
Satisfactory but question worth the premium
Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2016
Great 10 day cruise and very satisfactory. The bloom is fading but that is not limited to Celebrity. Cabin service was very good. Food was good to very good but the special memorable extras are gone. Wait staff will run over you in the dining room. While good I don't see the premium that Celebrity charges over Holland or RC.
Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017
A nice experience.
Travel Advisor: Deborah Brye
Very nice ship, with a few caveats
Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016
The ship was great, and the crew was exceptional. We did have an issue where we had prepaid for premium restaurants, but the cover charge still appeared on the bill. The issue was resolved without a fuss by customer service, but it still represented time spent waiting in line instead of enjoying ourselves. This happened three times. The bartenders on the world bar were fantastic - Jelena and a gentleman from Peru. The excursions were just ok - guides were a bit shaky in Geno, but very good in Amalfi/Pompeii. The spa staff was excellent. Food in the silhouette restaurant was good, if a bit boring. Premium restaurants were very good.
Travel Advisor: Carrie Mahoney
Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2016
Overall, the experience was good, we liked Aqua Class and Blu immensely.
Travel Advisor: Gayle Soloe
By: Suzy 70
Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2016
Great Entertainment, great food in the Buffet. We did not like the variety of food in the dining room. Friendly staff. Disappointed, that the Friday night service was left off the program. Management needs training about religion, so they may train the staff.
Travel Advisor: Nathalie Liu
Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2016
Love Celebrity! Good food, great shows, outstanding service!
Recent Transatlantic - Equinox
Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2016
As always Celebrity does not disappoint. Crew and staff fantastic. Was disappointed that Tuscan Grill changed menu and one of our tours should have been explained a bit better - 12 hours and ran over. Guide was great but other issues such as pace through market etc.
By: COOKIE MACHINE
Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2016
THE SHIP HAD GREAT SERVICE, GOOD FOOD , BUT AT OUR AGE SHE WAS TOO LARGE FOR US.
Travel Advisor: Melitta Hannon
Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2017
Great ship. Professional, friendly, dedicated staff. Food was excellent. The ship is keep very clean all areas from banisters to washrooms.
Travel Advisor: Lorraine Young
Experience of Celebrity Cruise.
By: Jim & Bev Woodring
Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2017
The crew was very helpful in meeting the needs of my wife and I. An excellent experience.
Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2017
Great ship and great vacation.
Travel Advisor: Lucy Mennie
Celebrity is elegant
Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2017
Clean and friendly. Great time.
Great for a larger ship
By: Dave and Carolyn
Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2017
Really good. Our 22nd cruise, our 5th with Celebrity, with this ship being a beauty. Excellent in all dimensions: state room service, food and quality of service, varied and consistently good entertainment every night, excellent population of travellers in the 60+ age group. Couldn't have been happier. Also very good value given 1,2,3 promotion. Sets Celebrity apart from the crowd.
Travel Advisor: JoAnne Patterson
Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2017
We had a great time. Entertainment was outstanding, food was great, and excursions were fun.
Having a wonderful time on this ship
Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2017
Time aboard was just great.
Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017
No problems. They delivered as expected
Travel Advisor: Cindy Myers
Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2017
This was the third time that we have been on this ship so we obviously must like it.
Celebrity Equinox Cruise
Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017
Had a great cruise. Food was good, service was excellent. 10 days was a little long. Would have liked more time on the islands. Began to run out of wine on last day. Still excellent Cruise. Would not hesitate to book Celebrity again.
Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2017
Best cruise line I have ever been on.
Equinox to Mardi Gras
Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2017
This was the first cruise for Celebrity to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It was a very different cruise with three stops in the Western Caribbean and then two nights in New Orleans culminating with Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras was a lot of fun and having the Equinox as our hotel was great. The Equinox is in great shape, very clean with an outstanding crew. Their goal is to make your vacation fantastic. Excellent food in the main dining room compared to other cruise lines, great service and friendly crew. Could not asked for more.
Travel Advisor: Ileana Weingart
Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2017
Celebrity is meticulously clean with impeccably service. True luxury.
Travel Advisor: Jeremy Hall
Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2017
Generally very good. However the Russian staff are ver rude and discourteous. The others are very good.
Travel Advisor: Brenda Staben
Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2017
Very nice ship. Crew was outstanding ; our cabin steward, Arnold was tops, the food in the Ocean View Cafe was great, the food in the two specialty restaurants was outstanding, and the food and service in the dining room was also great. The ship had many activities on board including a great library, a card room, pool activities, the shows were very professional.
Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2017
Very good. Restful and entertaining. Excellent food and helpful crew, especially in the Luminae restaurant.
Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2017
Great ship and good service. We had an outstanding time.
Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2017
Not as good as the Summit but still a great ship.
Travel Advisor: Andrea Keiderling Fehl
Celebrity Cruise Line
Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2017
We were new to this cruise line and liked it very much. Loved the decor and all the specialty eating areas. Found the ship to be on the quiet side😀with excellent and friendly service. State room was lovely with wondeful service from our steward! Food was good but not exceptional. We would recommend the Equinox!'
Travel Advisor: Deborah Trevino
Reviewed on: 06 May 2017
Amazing, relaxing, beautiful ship. Great crew.
Travel Advisor: Jane Darrah
By: Cruiser to 100
Reviewed on: 08 May 2017
4th time on Equinox, food service shows service sky lounge room steward waiter, all excellant
Cruising the Caribbean
Reviewed on: 22 May 2017
Our stateroom was incredible as was the service. The Port Of Miami was very difficult but once onboard it was great. We were reluctant to take a cruise , due to past experiences, but thoroughly enjoyed our time on board. The multiple choices for dining and service was excellent. The shoe excursions were also very enjoyable. Celebrity made available for separate dining an opportunity to meet their senior staff for feedback. Almost difficult to come back ashore.
Travel Advisor: Stephanie Meckert
Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2017
The ship is the perfect size and easy to navaigate. Service was great, food was below par.
Travel Advisor: Jan Hammond
cruise May 15-26, 2017
Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2017
It was a wonderful cruise...our first on a Celebrity ship. I have to say it had the friendliest and most helpful crew of any ship we've sailed...just an excellent staff. And the food was excellent. The ports of call were good, though one wonders why a cruise would visit Barbados on a Sunday. This is our second cruise stop on Barbados (one with another cruise line) and both were on a Sunday. Quite literally, there is nothing open on Sundays except the cruise terminal building. Other than that, the entire cruise was fun and SO relaxing.
Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2017
Much better then expected after having a disappointing Galapagos cruise with the line. The specialty restaurants were well worth the extra cost. The staff in all areas were very pleasant in the main. Some improvement on service could be lookat at in the coffee cafe.
Travel Advisor: Nancy Yale
Can't wait for our next cruise
Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2017
My family and I had an incredible time on the Celebrity Equinox. The ship was extremely clean, with very friendly staff, and lots of activities to do. The only complaint I have is the cruise wasn't long enough and the vacation ended too soon! Really looking forward to our next trip, and will keep Celebrity at the top of the list due to how much we enjoyed this cruise.
Travel Advisor: Marian Blessing
Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2017
Great ship, clean,comfortable and excellent service.
Travel Advisor: Paul Samuel
Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2017
Very good. We had a concierge mini suite which was comfortable. There were three of us but one missed her plane so she didn't make it. Her loss. Since there was premium packages for the first two passengers. I was able to transfer her package to myself. Passenger Services was very helpful and courteous even though it took a little time to get everything straightened out, they did it with a smile. The ship was kept very clean and the service was excellent in, the bars, restaurants and throughout the ship. No complaints. I also liked the diversity of the international crew. I am a frequent cruiser but this is only the second time with Celebrity and I have one suggestion, the deportation information could be better. We received nothing in our cabin until late Saturday afternoon. By that time we had obtained the necessary information from Passenger Services. That information should be in the cabin on Friday night, no later than early Saturday morning when disembarking on Sunday morning
First time on Celebrity
Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2017
Absolutely wonderful. The staff, from top to bottom, were as good as I've ever had. Would use Celebrity again in a heartbeat!
Travel Advisor: Sandy Walt
Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017
Great ship excellent staff especially the Cruise Captain and cruise director
Travel Advisor: Meredith McCleary
Beautiful, clean ship
Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2017
The Equinox is a beautiful, clean ship with just about everything one would want. The cabins are comfortable; there is ample seating around the pool and in the lounge areas. The indoor swimming pool is a nice refuge from the lively activities happening in and around the outdoor pool. The lawn area is a nice place to sit at sunset. The gym is well equipped and the spa is a welcomed option (free for Aqua class). The staff was friendly and attentive; however, my daughters said the teen activities need to be better planned and carried out. They said the music selection during the dance parties was limited and need to be updated. The food was good, but not great. The menu had a lot of seafood, which may be a good thing for some, but being that my husband is allergic to it, that limited his options. However the manager in the Blu restaurant (specifically for Aqua class) told us that if there was nothing on the menu he liked, that she would speak to the chef to accommodate him.
Travel Advisor: Lena Brown
On Board Ship
Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2017
Very enjoyable - a comfortable well-maintained ship. Liked the option of connecting our adjoining cabins both from the balcony side as well as the doorway to the passageway. Food and entertainment was quite good. As three generations, we had a great time being together and will consider a repeat in the future.
Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017
It was well spent, crew was great, service in stateroom n dining area was awesome.
Travel Advisor: Eric Miller
Pros and Cons
Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2017
Room was tight; very limited drawer space- 5 small desk size drawers. We booked Concierge Class which was not worth the extra money. We received priority boarding, which was not necessary because Celebrity's boarding procedure is very efficient, and canapés delivered to our cabin at 4:00. The canapés were minuscule and lacking in appeal and taste. The service, food and entertainment were good. The ship was immaculate...it did receive a 100 health rating. Excellent itinerary...San Juan, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. It was a relaxing, low-key cruise...good for adults.
By: The Smarve
Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2017
What a beautiful ship. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. The ship was clean and easy to get around. Will sail on it again when I have the opportunity. My only issue, I wish there was a late night dance club on board which played solely 70's and 80's music. The Sky Lounge was nice, but seemed to be geared to a much younger crowd.
Travel Advisor: Ron Phillips
A Great Cruise
Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2017
The Celebrity Equinox staff provided impeccable service from pier check in to disembarkation. The food, entertainment, and everything in between...Superb!
Food and service is what makes Celebrity stand apart
By: Nina BP
Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2018
Full disclosure, we are Elite Captain's Club members on Celebrity so this was not our first cruise. However, it was the first cruise sailing in a Suite. As they say, once you've sailed in a suite there's no going back to a standard cabin. The dining experience and Michael's club alone was worth it. Every need was catered to and I enjoyed it all.
Travel Advisor: Kiron Dhaliwal
Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017
The Equinox is a very well kept ship with outstanding service and food.
Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017
It was the best cruise experience we've ever had.
Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2017
worth the price and loved the glass blowing.
Travel Advisor: Sharon Whiting
Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017
The cruise was good! Service was good as well as the food. The ship never really seemed crowded. The great part was the buffet. Instead of other shops having one or two lines to gather your food, Celebrity had stations. So instead of standing in one or two long painful lines, you could walk from one station to the other and get food much faster.
Girls trip for Susan
Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017
Wonderful ! Great suite, service , etc. Dinner at luminea and specialty restaurants was superb. Ports of call were fun and excursions entertaining. On and off ship smooth. Will ALWAYS use luggage valet to disembark.... so much easier. Great trip... unforgettable memories .
Travel Advisor: Leah Bergner
10-night Southern Caribbean cruise
Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2017
It was very enjoyable. The food was good and the entertainment was good and our room steward did an excellent job.
Travel Advisor: Stephanie Petros
Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2017
GOOD WEATHER, GOOD FOOD, GOOD ENTERTAINMENT
Travel Advisor: Mary Lou Palilonis
My Caribbean cruise
Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2017
I love the Celebrity Equinox. This was my fourth cruise on this ship and just love it. The only criticism is the cigarette and cigar smoke. People are allowed to smoke in certain areas but the smoke smell ALWAYS permeates into non-smoking areas and I have to move to another location. Very annoying!!!! Also, when you walk on the jogging trail, you have to walk through the smoking section and it is very offensive.
Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2017
Lots to due, the show were great
Travel Advisor: Paul Sacks
Celebrity Equinox Christmas 2017
Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018
We have a great cruise. Loved it
Travel Advisor: September Holstad
By: money penny
Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2018
We had a lovely time aboard the Celebrity Equinox. While there are lots of people on board it is not hard to find private spaces all over the ship. We found everything from stateroom to dining to public spaces to be top notch!
Travel Advisor: Holly Mayhew
Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2018
Disappointing compared to our cruise on the Reflection in 2014. Celebrity has cheapened their reputation in our eyes; Breakfast room service in every way - quality, choices, availability. Charging more for Specialy Restaurants. Asian ladies hawking spa services. Small repairs needed on balconies. Looked tacky. Thought Celebrity would be our “go to” cruise line but not again unless these things are up to par again. Then we would go and recommend again.
Better than a stick in the eye
By: Tom Cruise
Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2018
The ship was clean, but the food was below average. Entertainment was equivalent to watching an episode of Friends on tv. The ship was rocky and our room shook like a dog trying to pass a peach seed. I assume the exhaust stacks ran through my wall behind the bed. We chose aqua class as an upgrade, but they put us in a room below the pool deck where a band played until the sun came up. Celebrity caters to a much older crowd. Average age, 60ish. Not as fun or as nice as previous Royal Caribbean trips.
Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2018
I enjoyed the ship very much. You can set your own itinerary. I enjoyed the night shows and socializing with people. I love the food . The crew are very friendly and attentive. I liked the activities they offer, especially the ballroom lessons.
Travel Advisor: Jan Halderman
Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2018
Wonderful. The only problem was that I couldn't find any lobster or crab legs.
Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2018
What a great experience for my first cruise!! Great food!! Nice sized rooms!! The staff were all amazing!! Lots of activities!! My whole group had a fantastic time!!
Travel Advisor: Catherine Parkin
Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2018
We experienced our first cruise on the Celebrity Equinox. We travel often but had never been on a cruise. I was prepared not to like it but ended up LOVING it. The food, service, amenities, were 10 out of 10. If you don't like cruising with Celebrity there may be something wrong with you!
Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2018
Exec event service, good food and entertainment
Travel Advisor: Randy Raphael
Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2018
This was our third time on the Equinox. We once again found the staff to be very helpful, friendly and attentive. Ship is clean and service terrific. ONLY negatives....our room service was delivered at 6:30 am although ordered for 7:30. They had a hard time accommodating a vegan diet (does eat eggs) even though they were alerted several times prior to the trip. Providing a non-fried, plant based protein at dinner should not be that hard!
Travel Advisor: Mary Porter
Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2018
Was a great time. Crew was the best at make our time away perfect. Enjoyed the food in all areas on the Eguinox. Equinox is in need of some refurbishment. In Just our cabin, Curtains were torn, pillows, towels were all in need of replacement. There was rust on the balcony and could use some clean up and polish. Lots of rust was seen throughout the ship.
Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2018
Ship was spotless, food delicious, crew very professional and activities excellent. I would recommend this ship to everyone and look forward to sailing with Celebrity again. However, I would look for more exciting ports in the future.
Travel Advisor: Ellen Cohen
The Lady needs a facelift
Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2018
Just getting old, should get refinished soon.
Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2018
Excellent cruise. We enjoyed Aqua class especially dining in Blu. Traveled several times on Celebrity...ships are always clean and staff is very professional and customer service oriented.
Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2018
We enjoyed every day, there was always something to do and an excursion to take. Really liked the pictures they took. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The food was good.
Travel Advisor: Helena Millar
By: Betty boop
Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2018
We were really pleased with the ship. Also had a wonderful time lots to do The staff was so friendly and helpful. The truly enjoyed the wonderful entertainiment every nigh Our room was # 8181 and my 2 daughters we're in 8143. The girls room was spotless Our room was a different story. The top duvet was very lumpy not comfortable at all. The top of the dressers were not clean And the door to go out in to the hall was very dirty.. Tried to clean it my self but was not successful. 8181 needs some good spring cleaning for sure.. I hope they will check it out. We did like our balcony and enjoyed the fresh air. We also had exellent weather. And the food was GREAT If I come back to sail on this Ship I would like a clean room please. Betty Boop Thank you
Relaxing in West Caribbean
Reviewed on: 01 May 2018
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our Celebrity cruise. We were in Concierge Class with a balcony cabin 1064 which was in a great location, clean and quiet. Thought the ship was most relaxing with its neutral decor. We enjoyed the food, the entertainment and the varied stops. Cruise was all the more special because the weather was superb and the sea extremely calm. Would cruise on the Equinox again.
Travel Advisor: Samuel Spencer
If you like large ships, this is a good one....
By: Dawn L
Reviewed on: 11 May 2018
Loved our cabin and the whole Suite experience. Crew was great, as was Captain Kate. I think I have graduated to smaller ships in the future, but I like Equinox very much for what it is.
Travel Advisor: Jennifer Hicks
Reviewed on: 18 May 2018
This was our third cruise on this ship. We love the Aqua Class, which includes the Blue Dining Room. The staff is well-trained, well-selected, and worked so very well together. It was like dining with old friends; they quickly knew our names and knew the certain wishes of both of us. Johanna was especially attentive to our needs. Our cabin steward, Dimitri, was vigilant in providing ice which I needed due to a foot injury which I experienced getting from the plane to the terminal. We enjoyed the casual atmosphere, but some passengers were far too casual; a difficult issue to address.
Reviewed on: 10 May 2018
It was a fantastic cruise! It was a great ship with great food and entertainment. Was a bit annoyed that they tack an automatic 18% gratuity per person per day over and above what we paid for the cruise.
Travel Advisor: Jodi Fox
Best Ship and Captain Ever
By: Santa and Mrs C
Reviewed on: 20 May 2018
We just embarked on our first Celebrity Cruise and booked a Sky Suite. I highly recommend this ship, and Sky Suite. Every employee on this ship was extremely friendly and welcoming. The captain was highly visible, even hugged us as we left the ship. We will definitely be sailing with Celebrity Equinox again, and hope to see Captain Kate, Joey in Michael's, Andrea, Edwin, Cornel and many more staff members from the cruise. We enjoyed making glass on Deck 15 and was amazed by the live grass on the top of the ship. Bridge Tour was informative and we look forward to many more trips.
Travel Advisor: Krista Betts
Cruising with the First American Female Captain on a Cruise Ship!
By: Midge and Mike
Reviewed on: 23 May 2018
Imagine our excitement to discover that our Captain was the First American Female Captain to Captain a cruise ship. Captain Kate McCue is amazing. We enjoyed her daily puzzles and "words of wisdom" from Confucius. She made learning a little about navigation, location, and ports of call fun. She is very personable, engaging in various passenger/crew activities on board. To say she is loved is an understatement! This was our 3rd time on the Equinox. While we usually prefer a smaller ship, the Captain, officers, and crew made us feel like we were coming home. A very special person is the Guest Relations Manager, Julie. In our opinion the "person at the top" sets the tone for those working in that area. She and her staff are super! Everyone in Blu, the Aqua Class restaurant, were excellent. The menu is mainly seafood and we do not eat seafood. The staff were very accommodating in meeting our requests. Our stateroom attendants, Nicola and Shawn, made it a pleasure to return to the room.
Fun and relaxing!
Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2018
Very good experience and very relaxing! Staff friendly and helpful... especially our waiter Soner.
Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2018
Celebrity Equinox was a good fit for us as an older couple. There were people of all ages who were having fun without being rowdy or obnoxious. The service was fantastic & food was delicious. Having a drink package was convenient & the balcony room was wonderful. Cleanliness was a priority & the crew at the customer service desk on board were very helpful. Nightly shows were very entertaining & you could be as busy or not. Great trip for the value!
Travel Advisor: Sue Bethke
Another great cruise on the Celebrity Equinox!
By: M and M
Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2018
This was our 4th Celebrity cruise this year and each one seems better than the last. The officers and crew are amazing! We have decided that we love Aqua Class and the cabins "on the hump." Dining in Blu is wonderful. The staff seem to make you feel very special. We would appreciate a little better variety in the dinner menu as we do not eat seafood. One tends to get "tired" of chicken and steak. All-in-all it was an amazing cruise!
Our Vacation on Celebrity Eqinox
By: Bob Ryan
Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2018
Our time aboard was very fulfilling. The ship feature an excellent Fitness Center ( definitely needed with the excellent and plentiful food offered ). The shows were very entertaining, and the opportunities for dancing and enjoying music were available. I only regretted that Classical music was not available.
Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2018
missed first 4 days
Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2018
Our time was very enjoyable. The staff on the Equinox very very attentive. The dining room staff made our grandkids feel very special. The ship was spotless and staff friendly.
Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2018
Excellent ship. The workers were very friendly and polite. The food was delicious. Celebrity was very organized getting people and their luggage on and off the ship. I would highly recommend Celebrity.
Travel Advisor: George Balogh
Caribbean in July
Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018
We were in AquaClass and it was great. The lounge a few doors up in front of the ship was very relaxing when you come back from breakfast and your steward isn't quite done with your room. The dining room Blu was not crowded and all adults, the staff was as good as the food, on and off the menu. The only problem on the ship was the jogging track going thru the smoking section, no wonder they don't sail out of California much.
Travel Advisor: Lynn Vonnahme
Almost always Good
Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2018
We love Celebrity. They’ve done some good things and some bad. We like the big nightly shows and have been very disappointed in the cast production shows for about four years. They really seem to have missed their demographic audience. I’m tired of the rope acrobatics. Also why no USA Times anymore.
By: 1st timer
Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2018
Ship was extremely clean. I enjoyed being greeted by every crew member. Definitely a positive experience for our first cruise.
Celebrity Equinox caribbean
Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2018
loved every minute. lots to do, food is outstanding
Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2018
Great cruise ship. Lot of fun activities. The staff was great and the captain and grew were visible and envolved. The entertainment was great. We did not feel the food in the buffet dining area was as good as other cruises but was ok. Beautiful ship. The boarding and disembarking was the best we have ever experienced.
A fun and relaxing cruise vacation
Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2018
We had a great time. The Shore experiences were well planned, pleasant and informative. Entertainment was varied, and the music programs in various Lounges allowed us to dance; which we enjoy. Ship facilities: Stateroom, Pools, Fitness Center, etc. were well equipped and maintained. The food was very good and offered many choices.
You’re a celebrity on celebrity
Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2018
Service, cleanliness, food (taste and temperature) were well above our expectations and well above our experience with Celebrity in the past
Travel Advisor: Susan Salk
Southern Caribbean Cruise
By: Art Holton
Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2018
The ship itself was fine. I bit to big for our taste, but the people were great and so was the food. Especially at the buffet. The problem was the extremely hot weather. The other problem was the "approved" excursions that we used on the trip. The people they used just did not seem to have people comfort in mind. The very worst was the "open air" bus. This turned out to be a beat up old school bus, with bad seats, bad suspension, bad roads, and stops that lasted only 10 to 15 minutes at the points of interest. Will most likely never travel to the Caribbean again.
Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018
Had one of the best cruises ever. Celebrity Equinox was great, the crew made it special. We had a female Captain that made our trip extra special.
Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2018
This was our first time sailing with Celebrity. We loved it. First time doing a southern Caribbean cruise as well. Loved all the ports. The staff on the ship were excellent. The food was very good.
Celebrity Equinox - September 14, 2018 Sailing
Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent Southern Caribbean itinerary aboard Equinox, due in part to a very spacious, luxurious suite located midship on Deck 11. This allowed for unlimited dining in all the specialty restaurants, plus access to Luminae, the dining venue dedicated to Suite Class guests. As usual, we found the dining experience aboard Equinox to be outstanding, regardless of where or when we chose to eat. With the exception of the morning of debarkation, we always had breakfast in our suite, cheerfully delivered by our faithful butler, Gene. Lunches in Luminae (only when at sea, unfortunately), Sushi on 5, the poolside Mast Grill and the Oceanview Cafe (lido buffet) were all very well done. Murano, perhaps the finest dining experience we've experienced at sea is not to be missed. Our one complaint is the frequently poor bar service and lack of liquor selections throughout the ship. All in all, this was a memorable and most enjoyable cruise.
It's gone downhill
By: Love the wife
Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2018
At one time the food, the aqua class, everything was amazing. Today it's just average. So if you have been on carnival it may be an upgrade but our last cruise was Oceania and well Celebirty was a bit of a joke.
My cruise ship
Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2018
Time aboard this beautiful ship was spent going to the beautiful theatre and enjoying the great entertainment, enjoying the food in the ocean view buffet, dinner in the lovely dining room, shopping in the busy stores, going to lectures about the ports, and always being able to come back to my clean lovely veranda room for a nice rest.
Celebrity Equinox is the best.
Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2018
Celebrity Cruises is the best. First rate, outstanding employees and crew. Super entertainment. The Equinox is a super ship.
Travel Advisor: Trish Mercer
10-Day Caribbean ABC isles
Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2018
Overall, a tremendous family vacation in beautiful ports. The captain and her staff were shinning stars. I would look at sailing with Celebrity in the future. Some room for improvement with website and receiving accurate details when purchasing bon-voyage gifts and cocktail classes prior to cruise. Events were cancelled on ship with no notice. Other than that, an awesome trip.
Travel Advisor: Renee DAvirro
What a way to travel!
Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2019
Of all the ways to travel Celebrity Cruise Lines is the way to go! Equinox Ship is one of the ships that Celebrity have that took us to the East Caribbean. The ship is clean and tastefully decorated. It is magical to be walking throughout it. The staff all are welcoming and respectful making you feel rather special like a King or Queen. I have taken this ship a few times as I have no complaints about it. I will go again.
Travel Advisor: Rick Kritschgau
Western Caribbean Celebrity Equinox
Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2019
Service staff very helpful and attentive. However, kitchen staff failed in guarding against allergies although forewarned. Missed New Year celebration due to illness caused by food allergies.
By: cruise queen
Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2019
Pleasant. Accommodations roomy, clean, modern. Service friendly and helpful. Food good. Smooth voyage. Nice group of shipmates.
Travel Advisor: Jane Rosenkrantz
Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2019
This is a great ship. Not as big as some of the fleet but top notch as far as everything else goes.
Travel Advisor: Rose Coleman
Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2019
Celebrity provides a consistent product based on 37 cruises. While the food is excellent in all venues. However, the Luminae suite restaurant is outstanding. And, for a special occasion, you can't beat the Murano. We are back on the Equinox on June 1 after the dry dock which is part of the Celebrity revolution which is an update to all existing ships.
Western Caribbean Cruise
By: Wanda M
Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2019
Always love cruising with Celebrity and Equinox is a great ship.
Travel Advisor: Aline Coleman
Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2019
Celebrity is my favorite cruise company and I thought the Equinox was the best ship I have been on so far.
Travel Advisor: Georgann Swearingen
Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2019
At this time I cannot recommend this ship. The ship is going into be refurbished, hopefully it will be better.
Celebrity Equinox overall impression
Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2019
Equinox is a nice ship, and just the right size for us at 2850 passenger capacity. The crew and overall service level is very good, and the meals were excellent. Celebrity shore excursions would be somewhat enhanced if the tour guide would utilize headsets for the participants, when conducting the walking tours. Although the tour guides were very good, we often couldn't hear them at the fortress in old San Juan, and again in Santo Domingo. The guides should also have numbered paddles (signs) that make it easier to identify who you're following. The European river cruises do their tours extremely well.
Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2019
We had a good time with our group but overall the Equinox is very run down. The balcony had rust & wood rails were in bad shape - very outdated I understand it will be refurbished in 2020 but unfortunately we did not have the benefits. Entertainment was great. Food was good too. But for the money we spent I expected the ship to be in tip top shape..
Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2019
A little to old. To many things seemed to fail. We understand it is going to be upgraded WE have been on Celebrity many times and this ship was slightly disappointing
Great ship! Great crew!! Best Captain!
By: Don & Fran
Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2019
Very enjoyable!! The crew was awesome!
Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2019
Excellent facility & service
Equinox Aqua class
Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2019
Great ship with lots of activities to suit all tastes. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend Aqua class.
Travel Advisor: Ramona Holbrook
Celebrity cruise in Feb 2019
Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2019
We cruise often, we definately like Celebrity. Improvements I would recommend is more crack down and eliminating areas of smoking.. Less allowable smoking is better. Ships staff, was not as warm as in other cruises, most were "matter of fact" verse warm. Our room attendant was the worse we have ever had. We found one specality restuartant was excellent in food quality & service while the other was very poor in food quality & service. Food overall was good. The entertainmnet was probably the worse in years, while the comedian was excellent, the shows were "too much broadway in style" and not enogh variety, one male entertainer was good, the female entertainer was very very poor. Would like to see better entertainment on Celebrity. Finally, I would watch prices, while we understand "premium".. spa prices were so high, we reduced our total consumption. Internet package was also so over priced we did not sign up, which we often take. Also I would be wary of any price increases in bev
Celebrity Western Caribbean cruise
Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2019
We had a thoroughly relaxing vacation. The service was wonderful, the entertainment excellent, and the food was very satisfying. We would definitely recommend Celebrity and would certainly book with them again.
By: Rich K
Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2019
We enjoyed our cruise on Celebrity Equinox! The ship was clean and there plenty of activities. The entertainment was exceptional. Food was good especially in specialty restaurants.
Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2019
Enjoyed the cruise for the most part. Was disappointed in the quality of food in the main dining room so we updated to the specialty restaurants. They were very good but that became an extra charge. They also were continually trying to upsell you for food and beverage packages. It became a nuisance. Entertainment was great and most employees had you as their number one concern.
12 day trip great service, good food, great time!
By: Peg Nickloy
Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2019
We had good room service, lovely treats, and flowers! The room was kept up daily, and clean! We enjoyed the shows, and shopping on board! The excursions were fun, and the guides were informative!
Travel Advisor: Margaret Nichols
Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2019
We enjoyed our first time on a cruise. The entertainment was fun, food generally good, the help on the ship was excellent
Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2019
We had a great time Food was abundant and delicious Service was wonderful The Costa Maya excursion Mayan through the Ages was over priced and hokie
Caribbean cruise - Equinox
Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2019
Very nice. Great ship and very friendly crew that were helpful. Also loved the entertainment!
By: Celebrity Cruise
Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2019
Ship was very up to date with good quarters. Standard food was okay. Specialty restaurants were better. VERY excellent staff on the boat with a 10/10 for customer service.
Travel Advisor: Judi Walker
Another great cruise
Reviewed on: 04 May 2019
We've sailed on the Equinox the times and have enjoyed them all. She's a beautiful ship! She's going to dry dock this month for upgrades so we are excited to see what those are. The crew is amazing, thoughtful, cheerful and friendly. They really want to make you happy. I hope will be back on board the Equinox again!
Sailing - Sailing
Reviewed on: 14 May 2019
Equinox is a good ship and met our needs. All staff was accommodating. Have sailed only with Celebrity so this should speak volumes.
Travel Advisor: Francoise Campbell
Celebrity cruise ship was
Reviewed on: 14 May 2019
Ship was not up to my standards, pools dirty, visible rust and peeling wood on verandas. Food was good and staff was awesome. Don't know if we want to try Celebrityagain as this cruise was money wasted.
Service aboard ship
Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2019
Service in general was outstanding but a notable difference in service in the lounge areas. Waiters were out of sight most of the time and even when available, they were easily distracted and paid little attention to guests.
Cruising on the Equinox
Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2019
We had never cruised on Celebrity before. Valerie recommended this particular line because--for the first time--we were cruising without children. She was right on the money. We had a lot of fun, the food was great, the entertainment was professional quality, and we have ZERO complaints about our experience. We met at least five couples who were repeat cruisers on the Equinox, so that speaks a lot for the quality of the ship. It was the Equinox's first cruise after a two-month dry-dock for remodeling and it showed: EVERYTHING was spotless, classy, fresh.