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2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
We are loyal Celebrity customers, second time in the last year on the Infinity itself. This cruise was another experience that makes us want to continue with this. We can't say enough about the great service and spectacular crew, ... Read More
We are loyal Celebrity customers, second time in the last year on the Infinity itself. This cruise was another experience that makes us want to continue with this. We can't say enough about the great service and spectacular crew, Everyone from bathroom attendants to officers were friendly and made you feel like every detail was truly important to them. The menus are lacking on creativity a bit on some days and as others have said the Infinity could use a little facelift. Those small factors, however, are so minute compared to the excellent overall experience provided that they are easy to overlook. We especially appreciate the great job that they do with gluten free alternatives for celiac passengers like me. The speciality restaurant Tuscan Grille is a great alternative to the main dining room occasionally, especially on longer cruises like this. Their menu and quality is exceptional. Definitely recommend both this ship and Celebrity in general for a wonderful vacation experience. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
We took the cruise to fulfill a desire to transit the Panama Canal. Crew was very courteous and attentive to our needs. Our cabin was clean and efficient with a balcony to sit and view what was happening outside. We broke Aqua class and ... Read More
We took the cruise to fulfill a desire to transit the Panama Canal. Crew was very courteous and attentive to our needs. Our cabin was clean and efficient with a balcony to sit and view what was happening outside. We broke Aqua class and got some nice perks - special dining, access to Persian Garden Spa, and other nice things. Main Dining Room (Terrace) was too crowded and noisy for our taste. Really enjoyed Blu as a place to eat. Qsine was predictably outstanding - we ate there with a group of 10 and it was a blast. We also ate at Tuscan Grille and it, too, was outstanding. Entertainment was spotty - some really excellent and other acts just so-so. One of the lecturers was outstanding (Bill Fall). He talked about the many intricacies of the Panama Canal and gave us a much better understanding and insight of the engineering and operation of the Canal. We booked shore excursions separate from this offered by the ship (we used Viator) and found them much better than the ship tours - smaller groups, more time at an attraction, and excellent guides. We definitely will book Celebrity again. We don't need to do this cruise but others are very attractive. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
This was a wonderful cruise! The age of fellow cruisers was a bit older than I expected and found that I was in the young crowd at the age of 50. The fellow cruisers were a great mix of people from around the world. So many interesting ... Read More
This was a wonderful cruise! The age of fellow cruisers was a bit older than I expected and found that I was in the young crowd at the age of 50. The fellow cruisers were a great mix of people from around the world. So many interesting and fun people on board. Many of the stops were a first for me and the transit through the Panama Canal was very interesting. I would definitely recommend this cruise itinerary to others. I was not as thrilled with Guatemala and Costa Rica, however, it was one of those life experiences that I've got under my belt. Debarkation at San Diego went off without a hitch and I was on board within half an hour. Cabins were ready around 1:30 and I set off to find my cabin. Near the forward elevators in a convenient area. My bags did not come to my room until almost 10 pm. This was a first for me, normally I've received my bags straight away. The sea days were calm and relaxed, and although the pool deck was busy, you could always find a lounge chair somewhere. The buffet was very good, And the Trellis restaurant was excellent. I wish the stops at Cabo and Puerto Vallarta had been longer. Had wonderful excursions at both stops snorkeling. There's nothing close to the port in Guatemala and if I go there again I would not get off the ship. Too hot and extreme poverty and garbage everywhere. Costa Rica was hot, however the boat ride to see the crocodiles was really interesting. Saw a lot of birds. The transit through the Panama Canal was very interesting and the guide did a fabulous job of narrating all day. We were an hour late docking in Curaçao due to the winds, however we were granted a departure one hour later than planned. Curaçao was beautiful as always and Mambo beach did not disappoint. Debarkation in Ft Lauderdale was fine and I was soon at the airport for the flight home. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2017
We choose it because we had booked it some years ago and lost it due to missing the plane and my Husband was a engineer and the interest was the Canal . We had to save for it again due to the loss of the money before. We found the ... Read More
We choose it because we had booked it some years ago and lost it due to missing the plane and my Husband was a engineer and the interest was the Canal . We had to save for it again due to the loss of the money before. We found the flight from Newark to San Diego very uncomfortable due to the fact we had no entertainment and we had packed our Kindles in our suitcase we were also allocated two seats separated this was adjusted by my Husband when he found two vacant seats behind. We are also in dispute with the Sheraton Hotel who charged us for items we did not use during our stay with them. We enjoyed our stay on the ship and found it a very friendly ship meeting many interesting people. The entertainment was excellent we enjoyed every show and it was very high class. The dining was excellent and we were looked after with great attention and warmth. Some of the excursions we went on were excellent . Read Less
Sail Date: March 2017
This was a repositioning cruise so although there were no other cost saving perks enticing us to book the initial price was attractive and the locations traveled to irrisitable. Having a chance to see Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia and ... Read More
This was a repositioning cruise so although there were no other cost saving perks enticing us to book the initial price was attractive and the locations traveled to irrisitable. Having a chance to see Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia and Panama was a chance not to be missed. We have enjoyed a Celebrity Cruise once in the past and very much enjoyed it - this one was just as good. Fantastic food/drink, service from a friendly but unobtrusive staff, and luxurious accommodations made it once again a wonderful vacation. The restaurant served varied and very tasty gourmet meals and the buffet was a delicious option for casual eating as well. Our room was looked after by Elmer from the Philippines and amongst others Krishna, Nester provided us with excellent personalized service at various bars. The room was comfortable, spotless, and we spent many hours enjoying the sun and views from our balcony. We highly recommend Celebrity Cruises. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2017
Fascinating places, great on board service, good excursions! Interesting mix of passengers with around 50% being Spanish speaking only! Good cabin with great balcony, ideal for viewing the transit through the Panama Canal at close ... Read More
Fascinating places, great on board service, good excursions! Interesting mix of passengers with around 50% being Spanish speaking only! Good cabin with great balcony, ideal for viewing the transit through the Panama Canal at close quarters. Would recommend this cruise. Food was good in all resteraunts, Quiisine was definitely a strange experience with too much food but it was great entertainment. Our waiter Osman in the Trellis dining room was exceptionally courteous and helpful. He did everything to accommodate our need and the needs of the other 4 diners at our table. The Colombian wine waiter (Fernando?) was very knowledgable and always had a smile for us! The young assistant waiter was very attentive. The entertainment was good especially Antonio Salci the pianist and resident band fantastic. Karen Grainger the singer / impressionist provided an entertaining show as did the Celebrity singers and dancers. We enjoyed our holiday very much. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2017
We found this cruise allowed us to see places we wouldn't normally be able to see. We went to the Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth.we also were in the heat and humidity of equatorial countries. The diversity was great ! On ... Read More
We found this cruise allowed us to see places we wouldn't normally be able to see. We went to the Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth.we also were in the heat and humidity of equatorial countries. The diversity was great ! On board we were very pleased with the alternative restaurants. The Tuscan Grill provided homemade pasta, incredibly delicious steak, and delicious seafood. Sushi on 5 was excellent ! The service was attentive, and recommended dishes were great ! We loved going to Qsine, a dining experience all of its own. It was fun, inventive, and a wonderful way to try a variety of unique dishes. The Trellis Diningroom provided a delicious variety of options every night. The service was excellent In all of the dining venues ! We took advantage of the classes on using iPhones and iPads . They were offered on sea days, and gave great tips on using different apps and helped you get the most out of your camera and editing tools. Classes in cooking, dancing, painting, and much more were also available. It was a really fun and interesting cruise . Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
The cruise was selected for the itinerary primarily and the Celebrity line for a previous excellent experience with them. Both embarkation in Buones Aires and disembarking in Valparaiso was excellent, efficient and professional. We had ... Read More
The cruise was selected for the itinerary primarily and the Celebrity line for a previous excellent experience with them. Both embarkation in Buones Aires and disembarking in Valparaiso was excellent, efficient and professional. We had an outside cabin deck 2 aft, spacious cabin, large bed, lots of storage, spotlessly clean and room attendant was excellent. The bathroom size was as expected however the shower cubicle was larger than expected. The public areas were very clean and well maintained, I didn't in any way feel that the fixtures and fittings were in need of a refurb as many suggest. We took breakfast everyday in the Trellis restaurant which was waiter service and provided a wide choice to suit all needs, the service was superb for breakfast. Lunch from the Oveanview cafe gave us flexibility with lots to choose from and a variety of excellent dishes. Drinks service here was once again very good. We opted for Celebrity select dining in the Trellis Restaurant, the menu was excellent every night, often making it difficult to choose, the staff here were outstanding. The on board entertainment team worked extremely hard and the shows were fabulous to watch, the only criticism would be here would be for the show times to be about 15-30 minutes later than scheduled. Cruise director was excellent and helped to create a wonderful atmosphere throughout the ship and you felt the whole ships staff worked together as a team/family. South America is a wonderful itinerary and we were very fortunate with the weather, with only one stop being cancelled. We arranged our own tours in port as the ship excursions were a little on the expensive side. Overall a wonderful cruise, great itinerary, fabulous food, excellent service. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
We chose this trip as part of an Enrichment Journey combined with an after cruise land package to Machu Picchu. As for the cruise portion of the trip. I read several reviews of the ship experience before I sat down to write this on. I ... Read More
We chose this trip as part of an Enrichment Journey combined with an after cruise land package to Machu Picchu. As for the cruise portion of the trip. I read several reviews of the ship experience before I sat down to write this on. I agree with most that the Infinity is an older ship. I do not agree at all that it is shabby and ill kept. Our suite, 9096, was spacious, clean, and meticulously attended to by Harold, our Butler, and Michael, our cabin steward. We would definitely ask for those two again. Sure, it could have used some updated furniture, but that is knit picking. The first night we had a vanity light out. It was fixed by the electrician in 15 minutes. Our only complaint about the cabin what the moving of deck chairs on the activities deck above. I would recommend some kind of sound deadening on refitting. Embarkation was a breeze. We arrived about 1pm and walked right on the ship. Debarkation was fine. No problem with bags and connections. There was some criticism of Celebrity staff cut backs. I did not experience that in any part of the cruise. The food, overall, was excellent. We did not eat at all at Trellis, opting for Blue, Qsine, tuscan Grill, and Luminae. The food and service at all locations were excellent, especially the meals we had at Qsine and Tuscan Grill.The food choices at Luminae were somewhat limited. The food at Oceanview was overall very good. Bar service from Geonina was terrific. Her smiling face and great demeanor were a welcome every afternoon. One of the real highlights of the cruise was the service and graciousness offered by the staff at Michael's club headed by Eric, the manager. Eric should immediately be recommended for promotion. In all of our 25 cruises, he is the best customer service person we have ever encountered. Another highlight was having Mickey Live and his beautiful and charming wife and daughter on the ship. Mickey gave us unique perspectives on each and every magnificent port of call, plus entertaining and informative updates on the Glaciers and travel route. We took all ships tours this time and weren't disappointed by any of them. Particularly out standing were tours of Montevideo, Port Madryn and the incredible trekking at Puerto Monte. These were very strenuous, but rewarded our efforts with sights and sounds that we would have never otherwise experienced. Congratulations the Celebrity for upgrading their tours. They are expensive, but this is not a cruise to try to save a few dollars. There is too much to see and do and experience. Now for a few recommended changes 1. The buffet tables are too deep, causing guests to have to lean over too far to get some selections. This causes potential health issues. 2. The premium drink package needs to include more choices, particularly with white wines. This is especially true at the service bars. 3. The Issue with getiing back on the ship at Puerto Montte needs to be addressed. This is one place Eric really shined by coming to the aid of his guests. Great effort Eric! 4. The above mentioned noise on the activities deck. All other aspects of the ship such as the Gym, shows, and Bar singers were very good, but that is not why we came. If that is what you value most, this cruise is probably not for you. As you can see from this review, I valued the new friends we made, the universally excellent service from the staff, and the sights we saw that we may never see again above all else. Well done! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
This was our 3rd cruise with Celebrity, all on different ships. We spent a couple of nights in Buenos Aires before the cruise and this was really worth it as it is a lovely city. Make sure you go to a tango show. A boat trip to the ... Read More
This was our 3rd cruise with Celebrity, all on different ships. We spent a couple of nights in Buenos Aires before the cruise and this was really worth it as it is a lovely city. Make sure you go to a tango show. A boat trip to the Tigra Delta is really worthwhile as well. Also Recoleta Cemetary. Embarkation was smooth and quick. Our room was a good size but looked a bit tired with trim missing off the edge of the wardrobes etc. The staff were wonderful, as usual with Celebrity. Food: We ate in the buffet restaurant for breakfast and lunch and the food was exactly the same every day. The only time that lunch was varied was when they tried to do a themed lunch such as Italian, when they put on 2 salads! We had breakfast a couple of times in the restaurant where the food was good but the service was very slow. We ate in the restaurant every evening and the food and service was wonderful there. We did the Select Dining and whenever we arrived at the restaurant we were seated straight away. By doing this we met loads of different people as we sat with different people practically every night. Entertainment: The cruise director was hilarious and the other members of his team that we met were really funny. The first night in the theatre were 3 gauchos, cracking whips etc, and they were really good. One night there was a pianist and another night a violinist. Apart from this it was mainly so-so singers. One afternoon a magician was on and he was awful. The thing we enjoyed most of all was the trivia quiz each afternoon. The questions were asked by 3 different members of the entertainment staff and all of them made the quiz really good fun. The port talks were well worth going to with ?Mike giving loads of information. Ports of Call: Santos: We caught taxis to the various places we wanted to visit. The taxis were very cheap and easy to find (apart from the one back to the ship who tried to charge us 3 times what the trip was worth!). We went to the Pele Museum, had a ride on the trolley bus (right outside the museum), went up the funicular (fantastic views) and walked on the beach, where the sea was as warm as a bath. Ihlabella: We took a taxi to a waterfall which wasn’t much of a waterfall, but you could slide down it if you wanted. We then looked around the shops and bought a load of Havaianas. Buzios: We took the trolleybus tour which was a really lovely 2 hour tour. We paid $20. If you booked it through the cruise ship it was $90. Rip off! Rio de Janeiro: We booked tours and the carnival with DoBrazilRight. We had an excellent tour guide and the carnival was amazing. We sat in Grandstand 8 so we were with a lot of locals and some tourists. Brilliant views from anywhere in the Sambadrome. Punta del Este: We walked into the centre and hired bikes for the day. We cycled to the wavy bridge and all the way to Casapueblo which is worth a look but a long way to cycle. Montevideo: There were loads of people offering tours when we got off the ship so decided to just do a city tour. Overall we had a fantastic holiday. Lovely ship, although a bit tired looking, and wonderful staff. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
We wanted to sail to Antarctica and to visit Buenos Aires. We've sailed on just about every cruise line, but not on Celebrity--only because we choose our lines by their itineraries. We've sailed on Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, ... Read More
We wanted to sail to Antarctica and to visit Buenos Aires. We've sailed on just about every cruise line, but not on Celebrity--only because we choose our lines by their itineraries. We've sailed on Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Princess and Viking. We've done most of Europe, the Caribbean, China, Japan, Iceland and more. Weve visited New Zealand, the French and Swiss Alps, France, England, Italy, Russia and more on our own. We've enjoyed all of them, but we definitely found this trip one to be one of the best. Yes, the ship is an older one, but it was very comfortable, the food was excellent, the ports were great, and thanks to absolutely incredible weather, the Antarctica was everything we hoped for and more. Plus, and I can't say this enough, the crew was wonderful. With about 2000 passengers and 1000 crew, you know you're going to be well cared for--and we were. Plus, the crew seemed to enjoy the awesome Antarctica sights as much as we did! A lot of them hadn't been there before, or the weather had kept them from getting a good look, but it was fantastic to see many of them hugging the rails in the crew sections to enjoy the sights along with us. Only complaint--due to some kind of "computer malfunction," we were held up for more than 2 hours trying to get on the ship. Disembarkation was no problem at all. Read Less
16 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
I would like to preface this by saying that my wife and I are not experienced cruisers, this being our third cruise. That having been said, we came to this cruise, thanks to one of our tour leaders from a trip last year at this time. He ... Read More
I would like to preface this by saying that my wife and I are not experienced cruisers, this being our third cruise. That having been said, we came to this cruise, thanks to one of our tour leaders from a trip last year at this time. He had posted on Facebook that he was getting a group together for this trip, after giving it some thought we signed up. We thought the ship was great, it is well appointed and the staff were literally cleaning anything and everything 24 hours a day. Our cabin was on the 9th deck and was a balcony cabin on the starboard side. No complaints with our cabin, the bed was comfortable and our cabin steward Omar kept it spotless. Both my wife and I worked out in the gym daily, and while the facilities were adequate, I would have liked a bigger free weight room, but that is probably nit picking. The buffet restaurant was where we had our breakfasts and lunches and the food was always plentiful and good, with a excellent variety. It was laid out well, so that you could usually get your plate filled without a wait or much of a wait anyway. We did not sample any of the upscale restaurants as we were more than happy with the main dining room. The food was always good, and everynight they had a special along with the standard offerings, our evening dining experience was made even better by our wait staff, Hamza and Ekaterina, both wonderful people that we looked forward to seeing every evening. The entertainment was excellent, I think we went to just about every evening show and they were all excellent, this includes the ship board group as well as the contract entertainment. They also had on board three gentlemen that gave talks every day that we did not have a port call, they were all good, but two stand out, Mickey Live and Ranger John, they added immeasurably to the experience, with their combined knowledge it was something we looked forward to. The entertainment director was outstanding in his on right. The service from the crew and officers went above and beyond. Every evening the officers mingled with the guests and were very friendly and accessible. As I mentioned earlier, whatever time you happened to be out, you would see people cleaning. We visited Puerto Madryn where we took a wonderful Kayaking tour to see Sea Lions, and had a great lunch at a beach side restaurant. This was arranged through the ship as were all our shore excursions. We also visited Ushuaia and took a tour of the Beagle channel and Tierra del Fuego National Park. the boat tour was wonderful, but I was a bit disappointed in the National Park portion of the tour. From there it was to Cape Horn and then to Paradise Cove and Elephant Island in the antarctic. We were blessed with smooth sailing across the Drake Passage and good weather in Antarctica. Antarctica itself was just phenominal. Our next port of call was Stanley in the Falklands. We loved it there, and wish we had more time, we did take a tour to North Pond, it was great, we saw lots of wildlife, and our guide was very friendly and informative. I did not have time for a beer at the famous Glove Tavern, but other than that it was a wonderful visit. After that it was a stop at Puerto Madryn, which I mentioned earlier than on to Montevideo in Uruguay for a nice visit to a cattle ranch and finally back to our starting point of Buenos Aires where we took a city tour combined with another tour of a ranch before heading home. It was a wonderful trip, and I really have no complaints about the ship, the service or the shore excursions. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
A friend of ours who had been a leader on a previous tour recommended this tour. We had never really thought much about going to Antarctica, but the price was resonable, as such things go, so we signed up. We absolutely loved it. The ship ... Read More
A friend of ours who had been a leader on a previous tour recommended this tour. We had never really thought much about going to Antarctica, but the price was resonable, as such things go, so we signed up. We absolutely loved it. The ship was nice, the food was good, and the entertainment was excellent. We had speakers every day that we did not have a port call, and they were excellent as well. Two stand out. Mickey Live and Ranger John, they both added immensely to the experience. The shore excursions were all good that we took, although I will say that the National Park Tour was a bit of a dissapointment, but the tour of the Beagle Channel that was part of our particular tour more than made up for it. The crew and staff all went out of their way to make our experience special, and they succeded. We were blessed with good weather throughout the trip. Antarctica was amazing, I just wish we could have gotten ashore, the Falkland Islands were an unexpected delight, we took the North Pond tour and it was excellent. The whole experience could not have been better. Our wait staff in the main dining room were Hamza and Eketerina, and they too made our dinning time special, just exceptionally nice people, that we enjoyed getting to know. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 14-day cruise from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso. Our Sky Suite entitled us to eat in Luminae which we did every morning and all but one evening. In my opinion, the restaurant is almost enough reason to ... Read More
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 14-day cruise from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso. Our Sky Suite entitled us to eat in Luminae which we did every morning and all but one evening. In my opinion, the restaurant is almost enough reason to pay for an upgrade to a suite! The food as well as the service wass excellent and the dinner menu changes daily--unlike the specialty restaurants.. The only negative regarding the cruise itself was the boarding process. Actually, there was no process--only disorganized chaos! Worse than encountered on previous cruises including our Celebrit cruises. Our cabin was spacious and both John, the butler, & the bus boy were at our beck and call. We thought the nightly shows were as good as any we've seen. Our ritual immediately became early show followed by dinner at Luminae. With regard to the Celebrity shore excursions we took, I thought they were only fair. There were too many people in the groups, the guides for the three we took had relatively heavy accents that were difficult to understand for Americans, and were somewhat overpriced. We fared better by arranging our own tours--smaller groups, easier to understand guides, and lesser costs--significantly in 2 of the three excursions I arranged--one of which was through the same local provider. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2016
Was in an oceanview room, nice big window, not a tiny porthole like some other cruiseships, room was nice, decent bathroom. Food was amazing in the dining room...I've been on many cruises and the steak here was excellent, in fact, ... Read More
Was in an oceanview room, nice big window, not a tiny porthole like some other cruiseships, room was nice, decent bathroom. Food was amazing in the dining room...I've been on many cruises and the steak here was excellent, in fact, every meal was prepared well, came to table hot and not overcooked. Desserts were all excellent as well. Enjoyed my lattes at the cafe everyday. Service was excellent, crew got to know your usual drinks. Enjoyed the cooking demonstrations on our sea days. The fitness area was very good, had spin classes for a fee and also some classes that were included. The ports of call was very diverse, lots of nature, penguins and hiking. Did not book any excursions with the ship. Only booked on my own, much less in cost and less people on our tours. The entertainment was not bad...nothing spectacular, but decent. Thoroughly enjoyed the itinerary and ship. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2016
the panama canal / south america cruise was a total delight thought we opted for a 5 night specialty package my observation is that the select dining room was as good and with much more dining option service in either room was ... Read More
the panama canal / south america cruise was a total delight thought we opted for a 5 night specialty package my observation is that the select dining room was as good and with much more dining option service in either room was exceptional / most outstanding was jonny walker in tuscan where we dined three times missed the late night adult comedy room and the extra select dining option found on the slightly larger celebrity ships no problems on and off ever entertainment first class elete and up cocktail hour a super opportunity keep hard liquor spending to a minimum wine package priced reasonably stayed in santiago after cruise / turtned out to be quite a diverse spread out city compares to manhattan for its glass buildings that are utterly special a freak bad weather day covered the andes peaks with snow / wow we try to use X exclusively Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2016
This was our 3rd cruise, but 1st on Celebrity; it's now our favorite line. The food was very very good, above expectations. There is a high ratio of crew to guests and they really do take excellent care of you. Our waiter/assistant ... Read More
This was our 3rd cruise, but 1st on Celebrity; it's now our favorite line. The food was very very good, above expectations. There is a high ratio of crew to guests and they really do take excellent care of you. Our waiter/assistant waiter in the dining room had only 3 tables to take care of, for example, and the room steward had only 10 rooms. The staff all seem very happy to be doing what they're doing. The shows at night were a step above the other lines we tried. And at last, at last there was someone on board to tell us about the ports, culture, history, and wildlife we might be visiting... not just the shopping. Now that said, this was clearly best for adults. There weren't nearly as many kid and teen activities as we saw on RC or Norwegian. For an adult, though, the enrichment activities onboard were an unexpected pleasure. Again, hats off to the crew of the Infinity; they made this trip memorable. Oh, and going through the Panama Canal, then down to Chile was a memorable experience. Cartagena was hot, as was Panama, but the weather going south in December was really great. And Chile... wow, what an awesome country. I want to go back there! Avoid the snorkeling excursion in Ecuador, though; the coral is all bleached. There are still some beautiful fish in the area but it's not much of a reef anymore. I guess with climate change we'd better visit the good reefs while we can; our grandchildren may only be able to read about them in their schoolbooks one day :-( . Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2016
We arrived in San Diego a couple of days before the cruise to explore the city by Hop on/off bus which we have found to be the most economical and fun way to see a city. We stayed at the Horton Grand Hotel which we found comfortable and ... Read More
We arrived in San Diego a couple of days before the cruise to explore the city by Hop on/off bus which we have found to be the most economical and fun way to see a city. We stayed at the Horton Grand Hotel which we found comfortable and central to our needs. The marina was a short 15 minute drive arriving at 11:30 am. We were checked in and on board in another 20 minutes. Aqua class gave us a balcony on the top floor, I recommend port side if sailing from San Diego through the Panama Canal because your cabin faces the coast and it gives you more views other than seaside. Also you will have the sun in the morning with your coffee and shade in the afternoon when the heat is at it's peak. Our first port and our favorite was Cabo San Lucas. We used Viatour to boat out to Lands end for a photo shoot. Viatour is certainly economical but it works out of Me Cabo San Lucas Resort which is difficult to get to from the Cruise port. Another tour Company, Esperanza's Tours (KioskB8 at the port) charged us $40.00 to get there. We found out later it should have cost $4.00. Stupid trusting tourists! The Viatour was about 45 minutes long, scenic, enjoyable but prepare to get your feet wet as there is no ladder and a high freeboard. We got back to the port by lunch so we walked over to Cabo Wabo Bar to have the best Tequila Shrimp and Coconut Shrimp with fresh Guacamole and salsa washed down with Cabo Wabo Tequila. You must try this! Puerto Vallarta we had nothing planned but we chose a van driven by Raul Villalpando Soto raulvs07@gmail.com from the line of solicitors. Raul is very knowledgeable and loves his city. He was even able to find Hatchables which are are sold out in North America. Whenever a rest stop was requested he got to a clean facility in 5 minutes or less. After our episode in Cabo it was refreshing to find this honest earnest driver and tour guide. I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed this tour! Our next stop in Guatemala required a 1.5 hour trip to Antigua from the port. We arranged a private tour through Celebrity so there was only the 4 of us in the air conditioned van. Well worth the extra. Antigua is a charming city where you can imagine yourself in a Spanish colonial town. Costa Rica was not much to celebrate, something simple nothing noteworthy. The Panama Canal cruise started with daily lectures on sea days by a fellow named Bill Falls. His knowledge of the canal is an important ingredient to enjoying the experience, some before, during and after. Going through the canal takes about 10 hours and has a running commentary by Bill Fall. It is a complete excursion on board. The following day is Colon on the Atlantic side. Our excursion was not notable, a trip to an ancient tribe village took 1.5 hours by van followed by a 45 minute boat ride across Madden Lake taking 4.5 hours of a 6 hour trip . Perhaps the excursion to Panama City would have been a better choice. Our last port was Cartagena Colombia. Excellent city to explore, it has great fortifications and old city streets to roam about. Be prepared to say No, a lot. Street vendors are never ending. We had a private van with air conditioning arranged by the ship, again we were thankful to have our own timetable. In Fort Lauderdale we walked off the ship as we only had two bags so we were first and very quick. If you can do this, I recommend it. The whole process took about 10 minutes, including customs. All in all it was a great cruise, the ships crew were super friendly and efficient. The bars were numerous, each with an interesting flavor. The food was super and our appointed staff, attentive. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
We chose this cruise to see again the Panama Canal. The on-board commentator, Bill Fall (if I remember his name correctly) was fabulous. His knowledge of every single detail of the canal is awesome! The canal itself is a wonder to ... Read More
We chose this cruise to see again the Panama Canal. The on-board commentator, Bill Fall (if I remember his name correctly) was fabulous. His knowledge of every single detail of the canal is awesome! The canal itself is a wonder to behold. To imagine such a feat being accomplished over 100 years ago is amazing. The activity staff was terrific...went out of their way to keep us busy! The cabin was, as always, perfect. We were fortunate to have almost perfect weather, with rain at nite and sun during the day. The entertainment was terrific, we went to a show every nite, and enjoyed them all. The ports we visited were all interesting. Especially Quetzal, Guatemala, where we traveled up to Antigua, a beautiful colonial city. The Captains Club hostess was outstanding, and we met new best friends forever! The ship, although getting on in age, was very clean, neat, and the Captain was very available and friendly. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2016
Loved everything about this cruise. The staff on the Infinity was top notch. Food was amazing. Our favorite restaurant to eat at was Qsine. Food was D'lish. The concept was fun and quirky. The Staff was amazing. Another Restaurant ... Read More
Loved everything about this cruise. The staff on the Infinity was top notch. Food was amazing. Our favorite restaurant to eat at was Qsine. Food was D'lish. The concept was fun and quirky. The Staff was amazing. Another Restaurant we loved was Blu. It's is a Restaurant that is exclusive to AquaClass rooms. Its was a specialty restaurant, but never had to make reservations and was free. Food and staff were GREAT!!! Another perk for being in an AquaClass room was we got use of their thermal spa. this was so relaxing and was never more then my wife and myself in any of the saunas ever. We fell in love with the band D'Revolution. One of the best cover band I have ever heard. We met a couple of the members and they were great. We have already booked our next cruise with these guys and made sure to book an AquaClass room. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
Celebrity is one of the few cruise lines to go all the way through the Panama Canal. Our room 8043 was on port side and gave us great canal ship watching. There were several ships going through the locks on port side. It provided some ... Read More
Celebrity is one of the few cruise lines to go all the way through the Panama Canal. Our room 8043 was on port side and gave us great canal ship watching. There were several ships going through the locks on port side. It provided some quiet viewing when we became tired of mixing with other passengers. Colon is not a city to wonder on your own. Many tours are offered through the cruise & privately. Hiking Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala was a highlight for my husband who gets a little stir crazy on sea days. We toasted marshmallows on the lava flow. Disembarking in San Diego was a breeze on Thanksgiving Day. Embarking in Ft Lauderdale was a bit longer. We are not food snobs, so we were pleased with dining in the regular dining room & buffet. Personal throughout the ship are very friendly. Entertainment was enjoyable. Both the ship troupe and the guests. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2016
We liked the itinerary and staying overnight in Aruba. 3rd time on Celebrity and enjoyed all.This one really the best we've been on. Overall food was excellent, service probably the best we've had, and what helps was the fact ... Read More
We liked the itinerary and staying overnight in Aruba. 3rd time on Celebrity and enjoyed all.This one really the best we've been on. Overall food was excellent, service probably the best we've had, and what helps was the fact everyone else was happy. When you have happy cruisers, everyone has a better time. The Halloween party was a hoot! Lots of costumes, great party, excellent cruise director. Damien Our wait staff exceeded our expectations. Thanks to McKoy, Heston and Komang. Saara the hostess was very accommodating, trying to get us set with the same servers every night. Did I say the food was the best we've had?? Yes, all meals in the dining room were first rate. The entertainment was over the top. The ships own show was great, got a standing ovation. They did a 70's 80's rock and roll show, excellent singing and dancing routines. The comedy magician did a great job, funny, entertaining, wish he could have preformed more nights. Wife loved the coffee shop, and kind of coffee, expresso, etc. Pool area had really no problem getting a deck chair. Embarkation was a breeze, walked right on. Want to plan next year out of San Juan. Only flaw was disembarkation, to walk off. There were just too many people wanting to walk off. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2016
This was our third cruise with Celebrity. Previously sailed on Solstice, (2010) and Equinox, (2015). We spent two nights before the cruise at the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas in Ft. Lauderdale which I would highly recommend. Cab fare to ... Read More
This was our third cruise with Celebrity. Previously sailed on Solstice, (2010) and Equinox, (2015). We spent two nights before the cruise at the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas in Ft. Lauderdale which I would highly recommend. Cab fare to Port Everglades was about $25 with tip. Check-in and embarkation were very easy and quick. Cabins were ready shortly after we boarded. We were supposed to sail at 4:30pm but didn't actually get underway until 5:30pm. Heard some rumors aboard the ship that delay was due to some late arriving flights that passengers had booked through Celebrity. Our cabin was on Deck 7 Starboard/Aft with a veranda. Typical cruise ship cabin, neatly appointed with very good cabin steward service. We had second seating dinner in the main dining room and were fortunate to have great table mates. Overall the meals and service were quite good. We did have one night where the service was off but I think it was a kitchen issue as opposed to the waitstaff. As we were celebrating our 30th Anniversary I made a reservation for Tuscan Grille one night. The meal was excellent! Perhaps one of the finest filets I've had anywhere. We always make an effort to go to the show each evening and the entertainment on board was exceptional. The only act that I felt was a bit flat was the Michael Buble tribute group, Shades of Buble. David James Guidice who is a Billy Joel tribute performer was quite good. We customarily book shore excursions through the ship and did so again this time. This was our first visit to any of these ports. Key West we took the Old Town Trolley tour, we were there during Fantasy Fest which made for some interesting sights and photos! The ship overnighted in Aruba. We arrived in the afternoon. We took a sunset catamaran cruise which was great and mother nature cooperated for tremendous photos! The next day we took a Best of Aruba Motor Coach tour for 3 hours that stopped at the Aloe factory as well as other highlights such as California LIghthouse. We were able to get a few hours in at a beach before departing. Bonaire was OK but not sure I would make an effort to return in the future. Apparently a Diver's dream destination, other than that there isn't much to do. We did take a motorcoach tour, and the guide was quite knowledgeable. We then took a snorkeling trip on board a private yacht. It was extremely windy that day and many water based excursions were cancelled due to the rough waters. Our tour guide Dave was great and was helpful to those who had difficulty with snorkeling in rough waters. The excursion finished with rum punch, champagne and hor d'oeuvres for everyone! Curacao was a tremendous place and I'm disappointed we didn't spend more time there. We arrived at 7:00am and departed at 3:00pm. We took a great excursion to a resort hotel on the water and were able to enjoy the gorgeous water and beach for a few hours. Got back to the dock in time to rush into town for some quick shopping and photos! As always I enjoy the relaxation of sea days. No timetable to adhere to. Was able to get through four books on this cruise as well! I'm always pleased with Celebrity and took advantage of the on board offer to book a future cruise with great perks. We have until December 30 to decide where we will go. Arrived back at Port Everglades to find four other ships in port! Customs was crowded but the officers did a great job in expediting the process. A bit taxing for the taxicabs. Had to wait about 20 minutes in line for a cab, which took us to the Marriott on Hollywood Beach. A great hotel in a great location to unwind from a cruise. One of the greatest things of this trip, we were able to avoid the last two weeks of the political advertising nonsense! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2016
We arrived the night before in Fort Lauderdale, and made sure we went to Jaxson's for ice cream. We stayed at Hampton Inn, Cypress Creek. Very clean, nice hotel and about $100 less a night than the hotels near the cruise port (12 ... Read More
We arrived the night before in Fort Lauderdale, and made sure we went to Jaxson's for ice cream. We stayed at Hampton Inn, Cypress Creek. Very clean, nice hotel and about $100 less a night than the hotels near the cruise port (12 miles away). We arrived at the port, parked the car and went through security about 10:30. We only had carry on's so no luggage to drop off. No lines, no waiting, and went right upstairs to the elite area. One difference with the sail cards is there is NO information on it as far as dining room, your room number. Only your name and Muster station. This forced you to go to guest services to get your information. We arrived on the ship at 11:00 and went to the lido deck (don't remember what celebrity calls it!). Food was plentiful, hot and tasty. For those looking for deli type sandwiches, there is none. The rooms weren't open till 1:30, so we ventured around. The pool area has 2 pools and 4 hot tubs. In port for Nassau, they drained and closed them. The solarium was great, and has a warm, spa pool. Every night in the adult area is FAMILY night from 4-7, so children are plentiful then. The rooftop terrace is wonderful. Big TV, plenty of couchs and they have outlets for your electronic devices. We had an inside cabin, and for the first time this bothered me, but we were hardly in our room, so okay. We NEVER saw our room steward the entire cruise. Had to call housekeeping numerous times to get clean towels, shampoo, ice, etc. Had to get our Elite perks from the Celebrity Captain Host, who called multiple times. This was the only negative part of the cruise, but we left the tips on. We had early dining. The first night was at table 407, but the balance of the cruise was table 413. We were moved so that 2 large parties could sit together. We were at a table for 6 with us being the only ones at the table. It was in the perfect location with a large window. The food was wonderful.. don't think there was anything we didn't like. Service was wonderful, and quick.. under an hour. We were able to then go to the 7pm shows. The entertainment was the best we have seen in the many years of cruising. Singers and dancers 3 nights, a comedian, and a female impressionist the others. The shops are typical and the one nice change was the free liquer tasting was in the shops and not a long line clogging up the area. The sales were plentiful, but never seemed out of hand with lots of people. Ports of call. Hop on, hop off trolley. (cheaper in KW than to purchase on the ship). We went to East Martello Tower to see Robert the doll, went to the cemetary and saw plenty of Iguanas. Walked around Duval street and then back to the ship. This trip was during Fantasy Fest, so we saw plenty! All aboard was 4:30 with plenty of pier runners! Nassau we got off long enough to get our passports stamped, and then found a free wifi area and then back to the ship by 9:30am. Made for a nice day at the pool, but I think everyone had the same idea! Activity staff kept everyone busy with tons of activities. We had pool games with a guy who looked and dress (olympic shorts), like Michael Phelps. Thinking it was him, but still not sure. The Constellation lounge was really nice and we went ther before dinner for drinks and meeting new people. Disembarkation Hell. First, there was nothing in our rooms to tell us the times, just your luggage tags and immigration form. We heard it was 7am, so we headed to the 3rd floor, got off the elevator and found 2000 of our closest friends doing the same. Everyone was trying to get off the elevators with no place to go. They kept trying to get off the elevators whiched caused them to stay open and the malfunction. This 30 minutes was pure torture, and when we did start moving, the people on the elevatores tried to wedge in with those already waiting. There was no lounges or places designated to wait . Then you went through the tunnel, and had to shlep outside and around the building to come back inside for customs. We were in line 1 (there were 3 lines), at 8am the agent decided to go on break! Off the ship by 830 and on our way home. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2016
I wanted to make a cruise along the Pacific coast and this cruise was 12 nights. Most other cruise lines were fewer nights. I don't like to go to all the effort and expense to go on a cruise for only 7-9 nights. This was my first ... Read More
I wanted to make a cruise along the Pacific coast and this cruise was 12 nights. Most other cruise lines were fewer nights. I don't like to go to all the effort and expense to go on a cruise for only 7-9 nights. This was my first Celebrity cruise, I normally cruise Holland America. I found Celebrity every bit the equal and more of HAL. One thing HAL does that Celebrity didn't, is the first day of the cruise, the crew on HAL has to serve you, even to pouring your coffee for you. HAL does this for disease reasons but Celebrity apparently, doesn't see the need to do this and I liked that you didn't have to put up with that annoying practice the first day. Also, while HAL's food is superb, I thought Celebrity's buffet and specialty restaurants had better food and selections. However, I think HAL's main dining menu is a little better. We found the entertainment aboard ship, well, highly entertaining for the most part. Finally, considering that the ship served every food imaginable, it was strange that you couldn't get a potato chip anywhere on the ship. Read Less
Celebrity Infinity Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.1
Dining 4.0 4.0
Entertainment 4.0 3.9
Public Rooms 4.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.9
Family 3.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.7
Enrichment 3.0 3.8
Service 4.0 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 3.8
Rates 4.0 4.1

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