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Celebrity rolling out the Changes

Celebrity Equinox

Celebrity has announced that they are planning on rolling out some new concepts for its brand. The majority of these changes will first take place on their ship, the Equinox and if all goes well, the changes will be expanded to the other ships in the fleet. These additions have been added to the ship recently whilst in dry dock in Cadiz Spain.

It’s no surprise that the largest enhancements are going to be in their dining sector. They are adding a new craft beer bar which is designed to match the demographics of their “modern luxury and trendy” image.


The craft beer bar, which is going to be called “Gastrobar”, will contain an endless array of alcoholic beverages but with a focus on more than 40 types of handcrafted beer. Before its grand opening, Gastrobar is being built up as a specialty pub where passengers can ‘wet their whistle’ in style onboard the ship.

Other items on the menu will be Celebrity’s long list of wines and liqueurs as well as a wide variety of comfort foods. The venue plans to have live entertainment and musical performances, making the atmosphere feel less like a bar and more like a casual dining lounge. The “Gastrobar” is due to replace the Cellar Masters and is sure to be a big hit.

Another new feature added to the Equinox is an ultra-modern frozen drinks bar known as Slush. This will be the place to indulge in delicious and “cool” choices of drinks not readily available in the pubs back home. Amongst the items being served are alcoholic mixes as well as non-alcoholic treats ranging from lemonade and raspberry juice to exotic mixtures such as Persian Lime and organic nectar made out of agave.


There are also going to be plenty of other surprise changes on board the Celebrity Equinox that are sure to please both new and repeat passengers. One of the changes taking place is in the retail area of the ship with additional boutiques and specialty stores. One that is being unveiled is “The Studio – Fine Art Photography” that offers much more than those quick snapped cruise photographs of yesteryear.

Now passengers can obtain truly memorable photos that will remind them of their experience for many years to come.

Many upscale products will be added to the Equinox’s shopping arena and will include Chanel, Clinique, Dior, Michael Kors, Lancôme, Estée Lauder, Desigual and UNOde50.

The 2,850-passenger Celebrity Equinox relaunch voyage is sure to be a great success. This summer the Equinox will be alternating its port of embarkment between Venice, Rome/Civitavecchia, Istanbul and Barcelona for 7, 12 or 14 day sailings.

Check out these enhancements for yourself and visit the fantastic ports of call the Equinox is stopping off in the Eastern or Western Mediterranean.

All of these itineraries can be booked on a cruise only basis, as a fly cruise or better still why not get a cruise agent to put together a complete package that could include a pre or post cruise stay.

Written by Veronica Shine

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