It was back in May 2016 when we first set foot aboard, and fel in love with, Celebrity Equinox. In fact we still regard that cruise as one of our best cruises ever. The crew was outstanding, the service excellent, the food to die for and the itinerary (with stops in Mykonos and Santorini) heavenly.
A few months ago we were lucky to rejoin Equinox and her amazing crew. This time Celebrity Cruises‘ permanent resident of the Caribbean took us on a journey to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Punta Cana and Nassau. And again everything, from the crew to the service and food, was spot on.
And while Celebrity Equinox was already pretty perfect – Equinox is the most awarded vessel in Celebrity Cruises’ fleet – thanks to a dramatic transformation she is now even more perfect.
The newly modernized Celebrity Equinox now offers an exclusive area for suite guests: The Retreat. Suite guests also have exclusive access to The Retreat Sundeck, a private sun-soaked hideaway and The Retreat Lounge (formerly Michael’s Club).
The awe-inspiring Qsine (formerly Silk Harvest) features both the brand-exclusive Le Petit Chef and Friends and the original Le Petit Chef, two amazing dining experiences that bring the tabletop to life using innovative 4k technology.
The Passport Bar has been completely reimagined, making it perfect for mixing and mingling before and after dinner.
Gastrobar has been transformed into Craft Social, a casual spot featuring more than 40 craft beers, wine and cocktails on tap, mouthwatering comfort food favorites, flat-screen TVs and inviting leather seating.
All staterooms and suites have been refreshed with stunning enhancements designed with guest comfort in mind, and feature Celebrity’s exclusive eXhale bedding collection with luxurious king-sized Cashmere mattresses.
Also onboard Celebrity Equinox, the launch of an exciting new partnership with the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, featuring S.T.E.M.-focused activations and unique, first-at-sea programming as part of the popular Camp at Sea for young cruisers. The interactive programming focuses on two science topics – one on the identification of and solutions related to microplastics and another on the importance and diversity of plankton to the Earth’s oceans and the environment.
The revolutionized Celebrity Equinox also features impressive digital enhancements, such as the addition of RFID lock technology and pervasive Xcelerate Wi-Fi.
Furthermore Equinox offers the brand’s industry-first facial recognition technology with the implementation of the Celebrity Cruises app, which enables smooth port arrival and expedited boarding, plus additional features including guest-to-guest chat and digital room keys.
Unique new treatments and products offered at The Spa by Canyon Ranch, include three new Signature Couples’ treatments, Dyson Supersonic blow-outs at the Canyon Ranch Blow-Out Bar, Mink and Rapid Lash services, and new customized facials by Reveal Machine, among others.
World-class retail offerings, including John Hardy Boutique, Kate Spade, and a new watch boutique featuring Shinola, Hublot and other Swiss watch brands complete Equinox’ bow-to-stern modernization.
Celebrity Equinox is the third ship to be “revolutionized” as part of Celebrity Cruises’ $500 million investment in ship-wide upgrades taking the brand’s fleet to the Edge. Celebrity Silhouette is next and is scheduled for completion on January 31, 2020. Five more ships are to be modernized by 2023.