Aqua Class - Celebrity Equinox

Jan 7th, 2011, 04:05 PM
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Aqua Class - Celebrity Equinox

Hi everyone,
I am starting to think about our trip at the end of the year and am looking into various cruises from Fort Lauderdale.
Is the Aqua class on this ship worth the extra money?
If you have stayed in one of these cabins can you let me know your thoughts?
( I realise that the cabins are the same as normal balcony cabins.
What are your favourite places on the ship?
Is there a hydrotherapy / more private pool area which you have to pay for to limit numbers?
I have seen a picture of the solarium area and it looks like a private pool?
Thanks for your thoughts.
Donna
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Jan 8th, 2011, 06:35 AM
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Most feel it is worth it have not done it personally...

Do like Celebrity overall when I have cruised with them.
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Jan 8th, 2011, 02:03 PM
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I will register with Cruise Critic and check the reviews you have given me.
We have enjoyed both cruise lines in the past and do our own thing when on cruises.
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Donna
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Jan 10th, 2011, 05:12 AM
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We were in Aqua Class (handicapped) last May and there were all sorts of perks like a pitcher of iced tea, spa sandals, lotions, etc You do have accesss to Blu, the healthy alternative dining room which I personally enjoyed. The Soltice class does have an indoor solarium which is free but the draw there for me was the Cafe where healthy food options were available for breakfas and lunch, We are not Spa people but there is free access to Aqua Class to their therapy room/lounges. When we booked the cruise we were fortunate to be upgraded for a very, very norminal charge ($25.) which was a steal. We love Celebrity, there is no doubt and have just cruised off the Equinox in October and it appears to be the best run and happiest ship in their line.. Check out my review
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Jan 14th, 2011, 12:37 AM
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Thanks ParrotMom you have been very helpful in the past too.
The perks do sound pretty good.
What complimentary massages / well being activities did you do?
My agent said that each sailing has different things happening.
Where is your review posted?
Thanks again
Donna
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Jan 14th, 2011, 04:10 AM
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Check my reviews on www.cruisemates.com and I believe my reviews are also here on Fodors.. I don't believe there are any complimentary massages If you can find this months copy of Cruise Travel they have a story regarding the spas on all the cruise lines and mention the Soltice class. We do not do the ships tours and "hooked" up with others on www.cruisecritic and shared tours with other cruisers. Last May we did the Soltice to the Western Caribbean and in October did the Equinox on their Holyland Tour..
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Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:24 AM
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Hi again,
We have decided on the Equinox cruise and are now working out whether we will do Concierge Class or Aqua.
It is quite a bit of difference, so may just go with Concierge.
What are your thoughts on this category?
I have tried to have a look at cruise critic but had difficulty tonight.
Thanks
Donna
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Jan 24th, 2011, 09:16 AM
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Except for one cruise we have done Concierge and would not book any other class. One of the perks is that you build up your points to different classes.. We have always done trans-atlantics (13-14 days) and we were missing one point to get to Elite with all the great perks like free bags of washes. So, if the Aqua is too much and your not a spa person (cabins are same size) go for CC level.. we also look for C2 and are able to get a midship cabin near the elevator.. The Equinox is a very elegant ship, happy, happy crew, I think the food is better than on the Soltice and if you have Dru for an ED. your in luck..
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Jan 24th, 2011, 02:44 PM
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Hi Parrotmom,
thanks for your help again.
I am sure we will be happy with the Concierge class.
We have only ever had a normal balcony cabin and have been on the Millenium and Century, so are looking forward to the newer ship, Equinox.
The last couple of cruiseswe have done have been on the Eurodam and Noordam ( we liked the itineraries ) so it will be nice to touch base with Celebrity again.
The staff and ship sound fantastic!
If you think of any other tips for the Equinox, please let me know.
Thanks
Donna
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