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Celebrity Equinox

Celebrity Equinox Review and Specifications

Specifications of Celebrity Equinox

Year built2009  /  Age : 10
Flag state Malta
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassSolstice
Building costUSD 750 million
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
OperatorCelebrity Cruises
Speed24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph
Length (LOA)317 m / 1040 ft
Beam (width)36 m / 118 ft
Gross Tonnage121878 gt
Passengers2850 - 3420
Crew1000
Passengers-to-space ratio36
Decks15
Cabins1425
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2019
Sister-shipsCelebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Silhouette, Celebrity Solstice
Christened byNina Barough

Current itinerary / position of Celebrity Equinox

Celebrity Equinox current cruise is 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise. The itinerary starts on 04 Oct, 2019 and ends on 14 Oct, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
04 Oct 15:30    Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida hotels
06 Oct 07:00 - 16:00    George Town, Grand Cayman Island
08 Oct 11:00 - 23:59    Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles
09 Oct 08:00 - 20:00    Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles
10 Oct 07:00 - 16:00    Kralendijk, Bonaire Island, Dutch Antilles
13 Oct 08:00 - 17:00    Key West, Florida
14 Oct 07:00    Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida hotels

Review of Celebrity Equinox

Launched in 2009, Celebrity Equinox is the 2nd of the Solstice-class Celebrity cruise ships, together with Eclipse, Silhouette, Solstice, and Reflection. Celebrity Cruises Equinox ship is scheduled for "Celebrity Revolution" drydock refurbishment on May 25, 2019.

History - construction and ownership

Celebrity Cruises line was founded in 1988 as the Greece-based Chandris Line (cruise shipping operations between 1974-1996). In 1997, Royal Caribbean International (RCI) merged with "Celebrity Cruises Ltd" to become "Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd" (RCCL). The "X" on ship funnels is the Greek letter chi (standing for "Chandris"). Common features of Celebrity Cruises ships include aft located glass-walled dining rooms, signature alternate dining venues, bars and lounges, spacious Atrium lobby areas, a large number of balcony staterooms, large sundecks with swimming pools, The Retreat (adults-only sundeck with full-size swimming pool, Jacuzzi, cabanas, poolside full bar service). Rooftop Terrace (top-deck outdoor lounge-restaurant-cinema), large Spa (with Thermal Suites), premium retail shops selling top-brand merchandise.

Celebrity Cruises Solstice-class ship model (Eclipse., Equinox, Silhouette, Solstice, Reflection)

The 121,878-ton, 2,850-passenger cruise ship Celebrity Equinox started her inaugural journey on July 31, 2009. The cruise vessel gives a large variety of stateroom categories, plus Celebrity Cruises signature Concierge Class and the new AquaClass. Celebrity Equinox boasts a large theater, a lot of dining options plus a specialty restaurant for AquaClass guests, The Patio on the Lawn, a lot of bars and clubs, Solstice Deck, youth facilities, Online@Celebrity, and many other common and special features. There are new things, such as glass-blowing demonstrations and The Lawn Club, a live grass lawn between the ship's funnels on the upper deck.

Celebrity Cruises Solstice-class ship model (Eclipse., Equinox, Silhouette, Solstice, Reflection)

Cruise itinerary program

Celebrity Equinox itinerary program is based on Panama Canal and Western Caribbean roundtrip cruises with departures from Fort Lauderdale FL. Equinox also operates in Europe on the Mediterranean Sea voyages leaving from Athens/Piraeus, Istanbul and Barcelona, with Transatlantic repositioning crossings.

Starting summer 2017, Celebrity Equinox offers year-round Caribbean cruises leaving roundtrip from Miami Florida.

Cabins

Most Celebrity Equinox staterooms are 195-sq. foot Balcony rooms. 85% of ship's accommodations have private balcony views. There are a total of 1426 staterooms (of which 66 Suites, 1150 Balcony rooms) in 30 grades. 30 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Celebrity Equinox is the Penthouse Suite (1290 ft2).

The 2019 refurbishment includes refreshed staterooms and suites with stunning enhancements designed with passenger comfort in mind, now featuring Celebrity Cruises' exclusive eXhale bedding collection with king-sized Cashmere mattresses.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Celebrity's focus on dining means an abundance of options. Passengers are able to select from any time they feel hungry. The two fee-free venues on offer are The Silhouette Restaurant - Main Dining Room, and the Oceanview Cafe lido deck buffet. There is a second dining room, The Blu, exclusively for use by suite and AquaClass passengers. Added-fee specialty options open to all paying guests on Equinox include the Italian/American Tuscan Grille, the continental Murano Restaurant, and the pan-Asian Silk Harvest. More informal restaurants include the Cafe al Bacio, Bistro on Five, Gelateria, Mast Grill, and AquaSpa Cafe.

Celebrity Equinox cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Celebrity Equinox restaurants and food bars.

  • Murano (78-seats specialty restaurant, reservations only; with French cuisine, Five Senses tasting menu, Champagne High Tea Time; with Demonstration Kitchen for live cooking shows; also features the Wine Cellar annex)
  • Silhouette Restaurant (1,402-seat aft Dining Room, with open seating Breakfast 8:00-9:30 a.m., Lunch 12:00-1:30 p.m., Afternoon Tea 4:00-5:00 p.m., and two fixed Dinner seatings - at 6:00 and 8:30 p.m., or “My Time Dining”)
  • Bistro on Five (68-seat creperie all-you-can-eat restaurant; offers lunch and dinner with table-side service)
  • The Qsine (former Silk Harvest, 88-seat Asian specialty restaurant/sushi bar, reservation only) features both the brand's exclusive Le Petit ChefTM and Friends as well as the original Le Petit ChefTM, a couple of unique dining experiences developed via a partnership with TableMationTM and SkullmappingTM using innovative 4k technology
  • Blu (130-seat AquaClass passengers only restaurant, reservations required; also serves Suite guests upon availability)
  • AquaSpa Cafe (28-seat complimentary Solarium and Spa bar, self-service; offers healthy food choices for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Oceanview Cafe & Bar (768-seat indoor/outdoor self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary; open between 6:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, with a variety of food stations)
  • Tuscan Grille (130-seat specialty seafood/steakhouse restaurant; reservations-only)
  • Mast Bar (alfresco burger bar, poolside; offers complimentary lunch).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

For some of the best entertainment on Celebrity Equinox, head to the Lawn Club for an extraordinary demonstration of glass-blowing. Cool down with a drink just a few steps away, at the Sunset Bar at the aft of the ship. The Sin City burlesque show and late-night comedy on Deck 4 is another option. For typical cruise entertainment fare, enjoy the twice-nightly acts in Equinox Theatre, that are performed shortly after dinner seatings. In addition to the produced onboard shows, well-respected headlining acts include guest singers and musicians, magicians and theatrical productions.

The 2019 refurbishment included the launch of a new partnership with Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, boasting S.T.E.M.-focused activations and first-at-sea programming offered as part of the Camp at Sea for young vacationers. Impressive digital enhancements were also added, including the RFID lock technology and pervasive Xcelerate Wi-Fi. Travellers are able to experience the line's industry-first facial recognition technology via the implementation of Celebrity Cruises app, enabling expedited boarding and smooth port arrival, plus additional features like digital room keys and guest-to-guest chat.

Celebrity Cruises Solstice-class ship (Eclipse., Equinox, Silhouette, Solstice, Reflection)

Follows the complete list of Celebrity Equinox lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Equinox Theatre (1,115-seat show lounge for grand musical and show productions; hosts daily trivia games, bingo, classes, movies)
  • Equinox Atrium “Grand Foyer” (3-deck open floor area with live music entertainment); Boulevard Shops (seven Atrium duty-free shops and boutiques); Galleria Boutiques (ten duty-free shops); Sun & Sea Shop; The Lawn Club Shop. World-class retail offerings were added in 2019, of which Kate Spade, John Hardy Boutique, and a new watch boutique featuring Hublot, Shinola, and other Swiss watch brands.
  • Passport Bar (Atrium Lobby Bar with live entertainment)
  • Craft Social (former Gastrobar) is a casual spot offering over 40 craft beers, wines and cocktails on tap, food favourites, flat-screen TVs, and leather seating
  • The Entertainment Court (live performances, dance parties)
  • Quasar Disco & Nightclub
  • Celebrity Central (200-seat show lounge for movies, musical performances, comedy shows; also hosts classes and games)
  • The Retreat Lounge (former Michael’s Club, piano bar); Martini Bar; Crush Bar (with a 12-seat table filled with ice cubes in the middle); Galleria Tastings (food and wine tastings, fashion shows, art auctions); Molecular Bar; Ensemble Lounge
  • Photo Gallery & Shop
  • Equinox Fortunes Casino
  • Celebrity iLounge (24-hour Internet computers room; sells Apple computers; classes available)
  • Team Earth (eco-awareness club)
  • Game On (Card Room)
  • Relaxation Lounge
  • Sky Observation Lounge & Nightclub
  • Cafe Al Bacio & Gelateria (54-seat a la carte specialty coffee, patisserie, ice cream; with the Gelateria - Italian Gelato ice cream bar)
  • Cellar Masters (24-hour Wine Bar; features an Enomatic wine tasting system; provides Sommelier consultations in the evenings)
  • Art Gallery; Library
  • Acupuncture at Sea; Elmis Shop (Spa products); Aquaspa & Fitness complex with Persian Garden (Thermal Suite - rain shower, steam room, sauna, heated loungers), Therapy and Treatment Rooms, Hair & Beauty Salon, Solarium (adults area) and Aquaspa Cafe (spa bar)
  • Unique new products and treatments were offered at The Spa by Canyon Ranch following 2019 refurbishment, such as 3 new Signature Couples’ treatments, Dyson Supersonic blow-outs at Canyon Ranch Blow-Out Bar, Mink and Rapid Lash services, new customized facials by Reveal Machine, and more
  • Fitness Center (with separate Aerobics area)
  • Solarium Pool area (with adults-only Thalassotherapy Pool and seawater lap pool; 2 Whirlpools)
  • Pool Bar; Sports Pool;
  • Family Pool;
  • Wet Zone (kids & teens water play area)
  • The Hot Glass Show (live glass blowing show; “The Corning Museum of Glass”)
  • Sunset Bar (alfresco bar, selling fine cigars)
  • Patio on the Lawn (relaxation area); The Lawn Club (real green grass relaxation area)
  • Kids clubs by age (Fun Factory 3-11 yo, Shipmates 3-5 yo, Cadets 6-8 yo, Ensigns 9-11 yo, with supervised age-appropriate activities, like arts-crafts, themed parties, games, movies, toys, interactive games, scavenger hunts)
  • X-Club (teen-only disco and lounge area); Video Games Arcade
  • Tennis Tables, Shuffleboard; Power Walking/Jogging Track; Multi-sports outdoor court; 3-hole Mini Golf putting, Lawn Bowling, Bocce, Croquet; Sun Deck area.

Celebrity Equinox wiki

Celebrity Cruises Equinox is from the Solstice-class liners, with sisterships Eclipse, Reflection, Silhouette, Solstice. Equinox is the second Solstice-class vessel, built for the price of USD 750 million. The inaugural cruise was on 31 July 2009. As a Solstice-class ship, Equinox is among the most environment-friendly cruise vessels. She saves up to 30% more energy than a typical one due to her equipment of an efficient hull design coated with light-emitting diodes and the photovoltaic system. Equinox staterooms are in different categories including the new cabin types (signature ConciergeClass & AquaClass). 85% of all cabins are balcony rooms. Deck layouts show a convenient configuration of public spaces (entertainment venues located forward, restaurants - aft), 10 amazing places for dining out, spacious cabins (Inside rooms from 183 ft2 / 17 m2).

Equinox had a scheduled 2017 season in Europe (Mediterranean), but the vessel was redeployed instead in the USA (Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from PortMiami Florida) for summer 2017 (June, July, August).

In July 2016 Celebrity Cruises revealed that the Equinox ship will offer year-round Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries out of Miami in 2017. Beginning in April, the vessel (which typically repositions to Europe for the summer) offered a total of 24 departures from the new homeport Miami, including 7-night itineraries (June through August) and 10- and 11-night roundtrips (throughout the rest of 2017). To start its ever-first Caribbean summer program, Equinox hosted an 11-night special cruise with 2 overnight stays in New Orleans (during city's famous Jazz Festival/ starting April 24). Celebrity wrapped up Equinox' summer 2017 Caribbean season with a "President's Cruise" (departure August 27). On this 8-night Eastern Caribbean voyage, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo (company's President) accompanied passengers on shore excursions and also attended themed onboard events. In 2018, the liner was again repositioned to Europe (Mediterranean) for the summer months.

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Celebrity Equinox Itineraries

The below listed Celebrity Equinox cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Celebrity Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Sep 23 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1604
2019 Oct 04 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2019 Oct 14 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $849
2019 Oct 25 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $599
2019 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $599
2019 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $889
2019 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $499
2019 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $819
2019 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $699
2019 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $929
2019 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $729
2019 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Holiday Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1309
2019 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1569
2020 Jan 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $749
2020 Jan 16 2 days, round-trip Bahamas Cruise Fort Lauderdale $229
2020 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1149
2020 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1149
2020 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1129
2020 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1199
2020 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1359
2020 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $999
2020 Feb 29 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1049
2020 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $899
2020 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1299
2020 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $929
2020 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1099
2020 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1079
2020 Apr 11 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1649
2020 Apr 21 11 days, round-trip New Orleans And Mexico Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1519
2020 May 02 11 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1399
2020 May 13 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1149
2020 Aug 09 6 days, round-trip Key West, Cayman & Cozumel Fort Lauderdale $779
2020 Aug 15 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean & The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale $1129
2020 Aug 23 12 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1579
2020 Sep 04 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1319
2020 Sep 14 11 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1214
2020 Sep 25 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1299
2020 Oct 05 11 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1214
2020 Oct 20 6 days, round-trip Mexico, Key West & Grand Cayman Fort Lauderdale $929
2020 Oct 26 11 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1314
2020 Nov 06 9 days, round-trip Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1084
2020 Nov 15 12 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1529
2020 Nov 27 12 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1479
2020 Dec 09 12 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1479
2020 Dec 21 12 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $2539
2021 Jan 02 6 days, round-trip WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE Fort Lauderdale $969
2021 Jan 15 2 days, round-trip Bahamas Cruise Fort Lauderdale $199
2021 Jan 17 12 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1579
2021 Jan 29 9 days, round-trip Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1384
2021 Feb 07 12 days, round-trip New Orleans And Mexico Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1779
2021 Feb 19 9 days, round-trip Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1434
2021 Feb 28 12 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1539
2021 Mar 12 9 days, round-trip Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1434
2021 Mar 21 12 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1629
2021 Apr 02 9 days, round-trip Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1584
2021 Apr 11 12 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1629

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