Celebrity Equinox Review


Cruise Ship Overview

The second ship in Celebrity’s Solstice-class, Celebrity Equinox was introduced in 2009 with the premium features introduced by the cruise line on Celebrity Solstice, including The Lawn Club, a buffet restaurant with stations instead of lines, spa-inspired accommodations, and more specialty dining options. Based in Rome (Civitivecchia), Celebrity Equinox sails the length of the Mediterranean and through the Greek Isles in summer months on 11- and 12-night voyages and then heads to her winter homeport, Fort Lauderdale, to offer a variety of 10- and 11-night Caribbean itineraries.

Solstice-class ships are the largest in the Celebrity fleet. While the ships are contemporary in design—even a bit edgy for Celebrity—the line included enough spaces with old-world ambience to satisfy traditionalists. The atmosphere is not unlike a hip boutique hotel yet filled with grand spaces, as well as intimate nooks and crannies. Celebrity Reflection adds an additional deck for more high-end suite accommodations.

The Lawn Club, a half acre of real grass on deck 15, is where you can play genteel games of croquet, practice golf putting, indulge in lawn games and picnics, or simply take barefoot strolls. In a nearby open-air "theater" on Solstice, Eclipse, and Equinox, artisans demonstrate glassmaking in the Hot Glass Show. A similar space on Silhouette and Reflection houses an outdoor grill restaurant, and those ships also have private cabanas in the Lawn Club (for a fee). These ships have a lot to offer families, with a family pool and the most extensive children's facilities in the Celebrity fleet.


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