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Celebrity Equinox: Modern luxury for active cruise passengers
Celebrity Equinox, the second of five Solstice-class ships, was recently enhanced with new amenities, some not available on any other ship in the Celebrity Cruises fleet. Cruise passengers will enjoy the cosmopolitan charm of this large resort ship that has has all the signature Solstice-class signature features: creative dining options, chic and spacious accommodations, and the Lawn Club.
Who will like sailing on Celebrity Equinox
If you love style, cutting-edge trends and luxury cruising at a portion of the price, then this is a good fit for you. Celebrity Cruises is popular with guests in their mid-50s. Keep in mind that they can cater to multigenerational cruise groups and families, especially those that want to enjoy upscale amenities at a great value.
Where Celebrity Equinox sails
Destinations: Celebrity Equinox sails in and around Europe and the Caribbean. The cruise ship features cruise itineraries that range from seven nights to 14. Some of the most popular countries that this ship visits include Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
Top dining options
You'll find plenty of adventurous dining options on Celebrity Equinox. Although there are many places to enjoy good eats on board, be prepared to reserve some of your vacation budget to cover the surcharges at the specialty restaurants.
There are two complimentary dining venues on Celebrity Equinox: the Silhouette Dining Room and Oceanview Cafe, which is a buffet. Specialty restaurants, however, reign supreme. The good news is that there are many specialty dining experiences to be had; the bad news is that they will cost extra money. Note that if you book an AquaClass or suite, then access to another dining room, Blu, is complimentary as well.
The specialty restaurants have a cover charge and offer a unique dining experience. As such, try to make reservations in advance or purchase a specialty dining package prior to sailing.
- Silk Harvest Restaurant: Enjoy the cuisines of Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, China and India, served family-style, with built-in lazy Susans and small plates perfect for sharing.
- Tuscan Grille Restaurant: This sophisticated steakhouse and specialty restaurant offers the ultimate grill experience at sea. Savor fine Italian wines and panoramic views along with your Caesar salad, made tableside.
- Murano Restaurant: Indulge in a savory multicourse meal featuring a blend of classic and modern continental cuisines. A superb wine list accentuates your experience.
More informal joints include Bistro on Five, Cafe al Bacio & Gelateria, the Mast Grill and the AquaSpa Cafe.
There's absolutely nothing like it. The Lawn Club is a freshly manicured lawn on the top deck of Celebrity Equinox. Enjoy casual outdoor activities in a decidedly country club atmosphere and let the grass between your toes take you places no cruise has gone before.
Find true poolside serenity at the Celebrity Equinox Solarium. Featuring a gorgeous lap pool, sparkling waterfalls, thickly padded lounge chairs and an adults-only policy, tranquility is always just a few steps away.
The grand Equinox Theater is the premier live performance venue aboard Celebrity Equinox. While accommodating a generous audience, it retains a comfortable, intimate atmosphere, bringing you production shows, beautiful musical arrangements and sidesplitting comedy.
For an evening of lively, spontaneous entertainment, the versatile Celebrity Central is the perfect destination. Catch a late night comedy show, live musical performances or an entertaining movie in a comfortable, casual atmosphere.
Dance the night away in a vibrant nightclub designed for those ready to kick back and get down. Quasar is a modern nightclub like no other you will experience on the open seas. With a retro touch, it will feel like the perfect spot for adults of all ages, luring you in with its electrifying pulse.
Feeling lucky? Containing the ambience of Monte Carlo and the energy of Las Vegas, Fortunes Casino is an ideal spot to participate in a game of chance or comfortably view all of the action at its 16 gaming tables.
Bars & lounges
The Martini Bar
With an atmosphere inspired by ice and snow, the enchanting frosted bar is the place to be in the heart of the "coolest" setting on the ship. An absolute must-visit for its hip and classy feel, The Martini Bar is the ideal setting for a drink before dinner, or you can make a night of it. The bar's vibe will certainly entice cruise passengers to chill out with friends all night long.
An intriguing alcove off The Martini Bar, Crush is a cool, classy setting featuring an ice-filled table center. Chat the night away with an intimate group or a small party while experiencing exquisite caviar-and-vodka pairings.
Inspired by the vineyards of Napa Valley, Cellar Masters brings to life the experience of a global wine tour while you learn about and taste a large variety of wines from around the world. A welcoming and unique onboard environment, you'll discover new wines, receive recommendations and enrich your knowledge of the wine world.
Sky Observation Lounge
Head to the Sky Observation Lounge to socialize, settle into a comfy seat and wind down with a cocktail and good conversation. The lounge features floor-to-ceiling windows for scenic views of the passing landscapes
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Top highlights on this ship
- Lawn Club
- Martini Bar
- Sky Observation Lounge
- Cellar Masters Wine Bar
- Equinox Theater
- Luxurious accommodations
- Celebrity Central