VIDEO CRUISE REVIEW: Celebrity Equinox Feb. 20 - March 3, with Mardi Gras

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#1
Just North of Milwaukee, WI
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From February 20 - March 3, 2017 my DW, Rosie, and I took a cruise vacation on Celebrity Equinox. The trip included a 2 night stop in New Orleans for Mardi Gras!
I made a short (15 min) video of the whole trip. Hope you enjoy watching, almost as much, as we enjoyed taking the trip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__6Ow6z0jjU

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BILL-WI...Once again another great job with your cruise video. Thanks for taking us along.
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#3
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"Good morning!" Another fantastic and fun video Bill. Many thanks!+++ Love the pix and the amusing and insightful commentary. Please thank Rosie for us too.

We are booked on Equinox on 1106, which is right near your cabin. Do you think 1106 has a bigger balcony as well?
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Great video, we will be on the Jazz Festaval cruise on April 24th & also staying 2 nights in N.O. my question is while in N.O. how did you get back to the ship?? Cab, walk?? Is it safe?

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Excellent video BIll, thanks!
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Thanks for posting! Will have to see about the 10,000 steps each morning.

Looks like a great cruise!
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Awesome job!
Bill and Rosie,

Sounds and looks like a great time. How was the parade and did you feel safe on Bourbon St and at Mardi Gras itself?
We you two on Equinox recently or Constellation ? You seem to look very familiar!
Again great job on video..
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So well done, thanks for sharing! I also share George
s concern with walkablility , distance and travel and safety in NOLA.. I am not a long distance walker like you and your wife, in fact have some walking concerns. What is your reccomendation for traveling within the city, to the French Quarter, Garden District and WWII museum? Thanks so much for any assistance.
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Thanks so much for taking me along, great job on the video.


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#12
Just North of Milwaukee, WI
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Originally posted by davekathy
BILL-WI...Once again another great job with your cruise video. Thanks for taking us along.
Thanks for watching...


Originally posted by benjaminhuf
"Good morning!" Another fantastic and fun video Bill. Many thanks!+++ Love the pix and the amusing and insightful commentary. Please thank Rosie for us too.
We are booked on Equinox on 1106, which is right near your cabin. Do you think 1106 has a bigger balcony as well?
Thanks for watching. Yes 1106 will have a larger balcony.


Originally posted by george35
Great video, we will be on the Jazz Festaval cruise on April 24th & also staying 2 nights in N.O. my question is while in N.O. how did you get back to the ship?? Cab, walk?? Is it safe?
george35
We walked back to the ship right down Julia Street and never felt in any danger.

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#13
Just North of Milwaukee, WI
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Originally posted by Azulann
Thanks for taking all of us along on your great cruise.
Loved you video of a fun cruise.
Thanks for watching, we had a blast!


Originally posted by Pier290
This is outstanding. Really admire your efforts! Sailing on her April 14 for 10 days!!!
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We did the 10 day version in December of last year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpwpRx3RArI&t=25s


Originally posted by clarea
Excellent video BIll, thanks!
Thanks for watching and I am glad you liked it!

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#14
Just North of Milwaukee, WI
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Originally posted by shipshape sam
Thanks for posting! Will have to see about the 10,000 steps each morning.

Looks like a great cruise!
10,000 steps and I ate what I wanted...gained 2 pounds in 2 weeks! It is gone already! Thanks for watching...


Originally posted by cheeseheads4ever
Awesome job!
Bill and Rosie,
Sounds and looks like a great time. How was the parade and did you feel safe on Bourbon St and at Mardi Gras itself?
We you two on Equinox recently or Constellation ? You seem to look very familiar!
Again great job on video..
Bourbon Street was very safe during the day, we did not go at night. Mardi Gras was very safe and there were many families. I did not take any valuables with me. Thanks for Watching....
We were just on Equinox in December and we were on Connie in February of 2016.


Originally posted by bluecruisin
So well done, thanks for sharing! I also share George's concern with walkablility , distance and travel and safety in NOLA.. I am not a long distance walker like you and your wife, in fact have some walking concerns. What is your recommendation for traveling within the city, to the French Quarter, Garden District and WWII museum? Thanks so much for any assistance.
The places you mention are between 3/4 of a mile to a mile from the ship. If walking is an issue for you, Mardi Gras will not be your cup of tea...very hard to get transportation to the events and almost IMPOSSIBLE to get transportation back, once the event is finished. If you go to New Orleans at other times, getting transportation is MUCH easier.
Thanks for watching...


Originally posted by NLCAPER
Thanks so much for taking me along, great job on the video.
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Thanks for watching. Glad you enjoyed the journey!

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#15
United States
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Joined Jul 2014
Great video, Bill. How did you get to stand at that balcony? Did that require purchase of tickets before the cruise? Is it better to watch at street level or balcony? I see you did both.
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Haymarket VA
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Joined Feb 2007
Originally posted by BILL-WI
From February 20 - March 3, 2017 my DW, Rosie, and I took a cruise vacation on Celebrity Equinox. The trip included a 2 night stop in New Orleans for Mardi Gras!
I made a short (15 min) video of the whole trip. Hope you enjoy watching, almost as much, as we enjoyed taking the trip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__6Ow6z0jjU

BILL
Thanks, Bill, good job. We will be in 9268, next to yours in July. Appreciate the view of our room and your great Video.
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Manchester, England
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Great Video Bill. We tried to book that cruise two years ago while on board the Equinox. Concierge and above were all sold out. We had to settle for the sailing next Monday instead
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