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brenda cherek

Age: 53

Occupation:retired

Number of Cruises: 6

Cruise Line: Celebrity

Ship: Celebrity Equinox

Sailing Date: 2012-11-16

Itinerary: eastern medittereanean

After my husband stated he would never go on another cruise again(not a good experience with Royal Caribbean) , several years later I got him to consider a trip to Europe for the first time. The only way he agreed to go was if he did not have to get up and re-pack every morning to see different places and would consider a cruise. My husband's a born skeptic; but walked away from this experience"totaling changed" on how cruising Can Be!

The Celebrity Equinox was not only a newer ship..but proved to be the grandest in every port of call. The staterooms were as "sizable" as a hotel room; bathrooms were roomy with shower height that accommodated my husband and mine 6 foot frames! They fed us, very well..and the main dining room meals..I wanted to meet the Chef just to let him know he was putting out some 5-star meals, my plate was cleaned! The 24 hour Oceanview cafe was elegant but casual enough that if you choose not to get dressed, do make-up..you would a wide buffet style service of hot & cold; so much food, so little time! The state-of-the-art fitness room got more action out of us than our workouts at home trying to "battle the bulge", but I think I may have lost that one! To see Europe for the first time, ports of call were AWESOME. I got to see Italy, Greece & Turkey in a 10-day span. I felt Celebrity took SAFETY as a priority and felt secure with the excursions purchased thru their shore excursions.

Didn't really want to spend time in the theatre for acts and venues; or participate in their many on board activities..those are for people who need to be entertained. I did exactly as I wanted on a day to day basis and Celebrity offers many choices. We would just "kick back" at times and catch up on their free "on Demand" latest movie releases with an awesome view of the sea from our veranda. The only complaint; The guy in charge of re-stocking the mini-bar in the room kind of "slacked off" nearing the end of the week and I had to "search" for a open bar instead of having cocktails where I would have chose to! But overall, it was money well spent. I'll travel again with Celebrity: The staterooms-stellar; service-exceptional; food-great/good.









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