Picking the Best Cabins on the Celebrity Equinox

A deck-by-deck analysis of the Celebrity Equinox's best and worst cabins.

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Celebrity Equinox Best & Worst Staterooms: Summary
Best Cabins onboard the Celebrity Equinox: staterooms on Decks 10 and 11-Sky Deck and Penthouse Deck.
Cabins to be wary of onboard the Celebrity Equinox: staterooms on Decks 3 and 6-Plaza and Continental Decks.

Deck-by-Deck Breakdown of the Best and Worst Cabins onboard the Celebrity Equinox

Deck 3 -- Plaza Deck

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Many cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Cabins on Deck 3 of the Celebrity Equinox are reasonably well situated to avoid noise from the theater and the aft main dining room, as well as concerns from propeller vibration. There will be possible noise concerns for some cabins none the less, and this could particularly affect inside cabins (3144-3172). However, with a little strategy it is possible to find a quieter ocean view stateroom if Plaza Deck is your preference.

  • Ocean View Staterooms 3101, 3103, 3102, and 3104 are larger than average and are wheelchair accessible.
  • On the Equinox Deck 3, port side exterior cabins 3108-3174 and interior cabins 3144-3172 are most directly under the casino, and after hours noise could be a concern. Past guests in cabin 3119 have reported noise complaints. If you are light sleeper, you may prefer to find a cabin elsewhere on the ship, bring earplugs or consider investing in a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds). 
  • On the Equinox's Deck 3, Starboard Ocean View Staterooms underneath the night club are 3103-3129. Again, after hours noise issues can not be ruled out, so we suggest to find a cabin elsewhere, bring along earplugs, or invest in a wave machine.
  • Starboard exterior staterooms 3131-3159 are probably the only cabins on Plaza Deck of the Equinox which will not have extraneous noise factors.
  • Some of the worst cabins onboard the Celebrity Equinox are on the Plaza Deck. While we are not suggesting the cabins on this deck should be completely avoided, there are staterooms on other decks which will be quieter.

Related: Celebrity Equinox Plaza Deck Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 6 -- Continental Deck

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Some cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Along this entire deck, you should be aware that the Entertainment Deck of the Celebrity Equinox is right beneath your cabin. That said, it should also be noted that most of the venues, such as the boutiques, art gallery, the bistro and other restaurants, are not open into the wee hours so it is possible to find a little peace and quiet.

  • Cabins 6241-6259 port side and 6236-6270 starboard are most likely to have noise issues from lounges below which feature music. You can find other quieter staterooms on Deck 6 of the Equinox.
  • All 2C and 2D Veranda Staterooms on the Continental Deck have partially obstructed views.
  • Deluxe Veranda Staterooms 6135, 6137, 6139, and 6141 are a bit larger and are wheelchair accessible on Deck 6 of the Equinox.
  • Aft, the largest accommodations on the Celebrity Equinox Continental Deck are Sky Suites 6305 and 6304. These suites have 300 sq. ft. of interior space and 79 sq. ft. balconies. Both suites also are wonderfully situated for magnificent views of the ocean!
  • We also recommend Sunset Veranda Staterooms 6307-6306 which are situated between the Sky Suites aft on Deck 6 of the Equinox. These will also have a great (and less breezy) ocean view.

Related: Celebrity Equinox Continental Deck Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 7 -- Sunrise Deck

Generally in keeping with cruise ship tradition, the higher deck numbers boast higher quality cabins. This begins to happen on Sunrise Deck of the Celebrity Equinox. Deck 7 introduces Family Ocean View Staterooms, and has the Sky Suites and Sunset Veranda Staterooms as well. Also, cabins above and beneath this deck provide a buffer from the noises public areas can generate, thus making this one of the quieter locations for staterooms.

  • Forward, Family Staterooms 7107 and 7108 boast up to 575 sq. ft. of interior space and have 53 sq. ft. balconies. However, given their forward location on Deck 7 of the Equinox, be prepared for a rather windy view (unless there's a tailwind). Family cabins are in in short-supply and are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so, it is best to book early to get a Family cabin.
  • Ocean View Staterooms 7139, 7141, 7143, and 7145 are larger than usual and are wheelchair accessible.
  • Aft, Sky Suites 7307 and 7356 have the best views and certainly the largest balconies on Deck 7 of the Equinox.
  • Between the Sky Suites aft on Deck 7, Sunset Veranda Staterooms 7309-7358 also boast great (and less breezy) aft views of the ocean.

Related: Celebrity Equinox Sunrise Deck Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 8 -- Vista Deck

On the Celebrity Equinox, Vista Deck features accommodations most similar in location and quality to Deck 7. Again, this will be a quieter deck because cabins above and beneath create a buffer from public areas.

  • Forward, Family Veranda Staterooms 8107 and 8108 are very spacious on the Equinox's Deck 8. There will most likely be a bit of a breeze from their balconies because of their location. As mentioned, family cabins are in in short-supply and are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so, it is best to book early to get a Family cabin.
  • Aft, Exterior cabins 8343 and 8334 are slightly larger than standard and have larger balconies.
  • Aft on Deck 8 of the Equinox, Sky Suites 8345 and 8336 are spacious, feature over-sized balconies, and afford great views of the ocean.
  • Sunset Verandas 8347-8338 are situated between the Sky Suites and have a great aft view of the ocean.

Related: Celebrity Equinox Vista Deck Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 9 -- Panorama Deck

Panorama Deck of the Celebrity Equinox features Concierge Class accommodations which include priority check in, an expanded room service menu, evening hors d'oeuvres everyday, as well as other amenities. Again, Deck 9 staterooms have cabins above and beneath which buffer noise from public areas.

  • Inside cabins 9196, 9202, and 9206 are wheelchair accessible on the Equinox Deck 9.
  • Aft, exterior cabins 9295 and 9366 do have slightly larger balconies than standard.
  • Aft, Sky Suites 9299 and 9374 are the most spacious on the Equinox Deck 9, have the largest balconies, and have a great view of the ocean.
  • Concierge Class Veranda Staterooms 9301-9376 are between the Sky Suites on Deck 9 of the Equinox, and have a great aft view of the ocean!

Related: Celebrity Equinox Panorama Deck Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 10 -- Sky Deck

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Highly rated by our cruise experts!

While Sky Deck is one deck beneath the ultimate luxury area on the Celebrity Equinox, this deck features Royal Suites, Celebrity Suites, Sky Suites, and Concierge class accommodations. The fact that there are cabins above and beneath you on Sky Deck makes this among the quieter locations for a stateroom or suite on the Equinox.

  • The four Royal Suites, 1239, 1241, 1116, and 1118 are the most spacious accommodations on Deck 10 of the Equinox. Each has 590 sq. ft. of interior space and a 158 sq. ft. balcony.
  • There are six Celebrity Suites on Sky Deck (1110, 1112, 1114, 1233, 1235, and 1237). Each Celebrity space has 395 sq. ft. interior space and an 104 sq. ft. balcony.
  • Forward on the Celebrity Equinox Deck 10, Concierge Veranda Staterooms 1022, 1024, 1026, and 1028 are a bit larger, have more spacious balconies, and are wheelchair accessible.
  • Aft, Sky Suites 1403 and 1198 are spacious (300 sq. ft.), have large balconies, and afford great views of the ocean.
  • Eight Concierge Class Veranda Staterooms (1405-1200) located between the Sky Suites on the Equinox's Deck 10 have wonderful (and less breezy) ocean views.

Related: Celebrity Equinox Sky Deck Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 11 -- Penthouse Deck

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Highly rated by our cruise experts!

The Penthouse Deck is arguably the high-rent district of the ship. The best cabins onboard the Celebrity Equinox are generally onboard the Penthouse Deck. This is where all the suites and penthouse category cabins are located. Given that this is where the high-dollar cabins are, this is also where the Celebrity Equinox's best cabin stewards are usually assigned.

  • While the Penthouse Deck on the Equinox does feature the best accommodations to be had, luxury minded travelers need to be aware of the pool areas directly above some of cabins on this deck. AquaClass Veranda Staterooms 1547-1605 and 1552-1610 are in this general vicinity, and there could be some extraneous noise after hours, such as the scraping of deck chairs when staff are cleaning. If you are looking for AquClass accommodations and amenities (which include priority seating at the Blu Restaurant), you may want to look elsewhere on this deck.
  • Forward, AquaClass Veranda Staterooms 1501-1545 and 1502-1550 are closest to the Relaxation Lounge and are directly under the Spa facilities. These staterooms are not under the pool areas and could be a great place to reserve an AquaClass stateroom on Deck 11 of the Equinox.
  • The 5 interior cabins (1528-1536) are located more forward on the Equinox Deck 11, and are likely to be among the nicer places for an inside cabin on this ship.
  • Forward, AquaClass Veranda Staterooms 1522, 1524, 1526, and 1538 are a slightly more spacious with larger balconies, and are wheelchair accessible.
  • On Deck 11, the Penthouse Suites (1611 and 1616) have the most room (1291 s. ft.) and largest balconies (385 sq. ft.) on the Celebrity Equinox.
  • The Equinox's Penthouse Deck also has four Royal Suites (1607, 1609, 1612, and 1614) just forward of the Penthouse Suites, each of which as 590 sq. ft. of interior space and a 158 sq. ft. balcony.
  • Just aft of the Penthouse Suites, there are six Celebrity Suites (1615, 1617, 1619, 1618, 1620, and 1622).
  • AquaClass Veranda Staterooms and Concierge Veranda Staterooms (1621-1661 and 1624-1664) are situated in a quieter area on Deck 11 of the Equinox, away from possible pool noise from above.
  • Aft on Deck 11 of the Equinox, four Sky Suites (1663, 1666, 1665, and 1667) have larger balconies than standard and a wonderful ocean view!
  • Five Concierge Veranda Staterooms (1676-1668) are tucked between the Sky Suites, and will also have beautiful aft ocean views.

Related: Celebrity Equinox Penthouse Deck Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 12 -- Resort Deck

On the Equinox, Resort Deck staterooms and suites are also luxurious, although not as spacious as the Penthouse, Royal, and Celebrity Suites. However, cabins here might have some noise issues from the cafe and bar directly above.

  • Concierge Veranda Staterooms 2101 and 2102 are next to public bathrooms and this could be an additional noise issue. We suggest locating farther aft on the Equinox's Deck 12 to avoid this potential concern.
  • On Deck 12 of the Equinox, Concierge Veranda Staterooms and Sky Suites (2115-2149 and 2114-2144) are situated just below the cafe, so there could be noise in the morning before and after 7:30am as staff prepare for the breakfast crowd, and this might be disturbing to travelers who like to sleep in. Because the cafe serves meals and snacks through the day, there could be noise from the diners as well as from staff clean-up after closing.
  • Sky Suites 2130, 2132, 2134, and 2136 are wheelchair accessible.
  • Aft on the Equinox's Deck 12, Sky Suites 2151, 2153, 2155, 2150, 2148, and 2146 have great aft ocean views. However, these suites are underneath the bar so there could be after hours noise issues.
  • Two Concierge Veranda Staterooms, 2157 and 2152, are situated between the aft Sky Suites on Deck 12 of the Equinox. These staterooms have a great view of the ocean, but may share the same noise concerns from the bar directly above.

Related: Celebrity Equinox Resort Deck Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)



 

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