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Equinox Live 1.4-1.9.2020 Life on the edge

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I am a little late in getting this live review started, but better late than never. It has been a while since I did a review on a Celebrity ship, so it is time for one. 
 

For the past few years, my wife and I escape the Pennsylvania winter for a while, by renting a beach house over the holidays, then take a cruise.

 

So with that brief intro, let’s get started. 

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Looking forward to your thoughts while on Equinox. We have sailed her before but not since her upgrades. Sailing on a B2B February 1, 2020. 

 

We are from Eastern PA.

 

Cheers! 

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1 hour ago, h20skibum said:

I am a little late in getting this live review started, but better late than never. It has been a while since I did a review on a Celebrity ship, so it is time for one. 
 

For the past few years, my wife and I escape the Pennsylvania winter for a while, by renting a beach house over the holidays, then take a cruise.

 

So with that brief intro, let’s get started. 

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Did you rent one of these cages?

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Is this suppose to be Celebrity's answer to the sanctuary on Princess?

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6 hours ago, countess5 said:

Looking forward to your thoughts while on Equinox. 


Will try to give you those, as we experience more.  The ship looks to be in beautiful shape, although they didn’t get everything revolutionized. 

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4 hours ago, hcat said:

Did you rent one of these cages?

No, we didn’t rent one, although I talked to someone who just used one as they watched the movie on the lawn club last night. 

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3 hours ago, DUC950 said:

Is this suppose to be Celebrity's answer to the sanctuary on Princess?

I think that their retreat sun deck is more like the sanctuary. 

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So, on with the story.  No one thinks we overpacked for a five day cruise, do they?

 

 

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7 hours ago, h20skibum said:

I am a little late in getting this live review started, but better late than never. It has been a while since I did a review on a Celebrity ship, so it is time for one. 
 

For the past few years, my wife and I escape the Pennsylvania winter for a while, by renting a beach house over the holidays, then take a cruise.

 

So with that brief intro, let’s get started. 

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6 minutes ago, helen haywood said:

That’s only for two people?!

Actually, it was for 6, but it was like doing a puzzle to fit six people, plus luggage in. I did manage to do it.  
 

We came down before Christmas, rented a house, and family came to join us for the holidays.  We were just getting them to the airport in one trip, then we could go off and enjoy the cruise. 
 

A couple photos of the house we rented. 
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The pool

 

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The patio

 

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Ok, that makes better sense!  You just mentioned you and your wife and I thought “Wow!  Overpackers Annymous!!”

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Who do you use to rent through? Nice place. That is a great idea.

 

Cheers!

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22 minutes ago, countess5 said:

Who do you use to rent through? Nice place. That is a great idea.

 

Cheers!

We have used homeaway, vrbo, and  irenta. It works for us, when we have a large family coming in to spend holiday time with us.  

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Well, we thought we were perfect neighbors, except when when one of the old people next door kept threatening to call the police when the young ones were playing ‘Marco Polo’ too loud at 6 pm. 
 

Maybe that is why this ended up in the drive after New Year’s Eve. 

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Maybe it is some kind of a voodoo hex they do down here.  Who knows???

 

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I know, I just ruined the class on the Celebrity board by posting the dead possum, so I better get back to the ship stuff. 

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We drove to the port, and parked at the parking garage by terminal 25. Drop off of luggage was easy, then we parked and walked back to the terminal. 
 

We got in the terminal around 10:30, and had expedited arrival on the Celebrity app. We did have a little wait, as they boarded handicapped, concierge, and Aqua class before us.  
 

We have Elite status, so we boarded next, but they let the couple new cruisers sailing with us, to board when we did. 
 

I liked how we could go directly to our cabin, and drop off our carry on luggage, and pick up our room key.  
 

Then, it was off to the Martini Bar.  Since we were on early, it was not crowded. 

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My wife loved this banana split martini. 
 

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I don’t remember what mine was called, so I will just say it was good!!!

 

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Okay, so that was a Sunset Martini. I had to go back and order another, to help me remember😁😁

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Following.... we’re on the Equinox in 62 days (not that I’m counting the days or anything).    Would appreciate names and your opinion on the ships band(s) and guitar player.  

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39 minutes ago, CruisinDawn said:

Keep it coming 😀 Next month can't get here soon enough!

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

I know the anticipation for cruising. 
 

So how about a little about the Celebrity app. 
 

Equinox is one of those that have the chat option.  

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Before you board, there isn’t much that is accurate. 
 

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Then, on boarding day, it says to connect to WiFi on the ship. 
 

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Once you connect, it will be somewhat up to date 

 

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The messaging portion still needs some work.  You can see from the above, the message bubble will turn red, but there is no tone or. Vibration to notify you.  You have to have the app open and be looking at it.   It still needs some work. 
 

if you have iPhones and the internet package, just use that. It works fine. 

 

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Check out the passport bar for Melbourne from Jamaica.

amazing bartender!

enjoy your trip

brockmom

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Do you know how long your Captain (Tasos) will be onboard?  We board 29 February 2020.

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