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Celebrity Cruise Line

MV Equinox

Your Rating:Four Stars
Reviewed by: Richard Frost
# previous cruises: 10 to 20
Date of Trip: January 25, 2010
Itinerary: Caribbean - Southern

Good Southern Caribbean Itinerary. Many ports not normally visited by most cruise lines. Our 20th cruise.

Public Areas
Ship is 6 months old. Exactly the same as Solstice. We had to wait in the terminal a few hours while they sanitized the ship. This new terminal had only 1 restroom. ?????? there were 3000 people waiting and the facilities became dirty and they ran out of paper and soap. This was suppose to be built for Oasis????

Food and Service
Service was very good however the food choices did not appeal to me. Some beef cuts were very good and others poor. Fish was OK. We did not go to the $$$$ restaurants.

The buffet has the island concept and you had to go from one area to another to select your food. No trays made carrying plates difficult. This ship had a small outbreak of Norovirus on the 2 previous cruises so the staff dispensed food for the first half of the 11 day cruise. Hand sanitation was dispensed all over the ship from dispensers and from ships personnel, even in the shops. No report of Norovirus on our cruise. They were sanitizing the ship by spraying in the passageways on all decks every day.

We had a balcony with the bed this time by the sliding balcony doors. We preferred this over the bed being by the closet. Access to the closet was better. Good shower size.

We did experience a night with a very BAD odor which woke me up. Smelled like something burning. We reported this and they followed up with an investigation. Only had this one time. They gave us a bottle of wine for the incontinence. Others we spoke to noted what was a smell like sewers. Especially on deck 10. But it was all around the ship. I think they have a venting problem with the toilet system as we did notice the same smells on Solstice last year.

Was OK. But the shows were very loud (audio) on some nights people actually left the theatre because the sound level hurt your ears. Cruise staff was good. But one singer was poor. The circus show was excellent.

Did a few trivia games. The Captains Club was very good with daily perks for Elite members. Free drinks from 4-6PM in the Sky Lounge and another Michael's Club from 8-10 AM (did not try this one). Went to informative lectures. They had a lot of free and pay for view movies on TV.

Good ports of call: Grand Cayman
Panama-Colon- visit the Panama canal
Costa Rica -Puerto Limon
Roatan Island-Honduras
Not a water or pool person.

Who Goes
This cruise had a large European group. Mostly German with Polish,Irish,Scottish,English and French. Also a lot of Canadians. The remainder were US.Meet a few people from previous cruise. We had a nice couple from Virginia at our dinner table( table for 4). Would definitely invite them over for dinner.

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