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Sail Date: March 2019
I TOOK A GROUP OF 17 PEOPLE AND OVERALL WAS A LOT OF FUN . IT COULD HAVE BEEN A DISASTER IF WE LET OUR FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH THE MANAGEMENT AT THE TRELLIS ON DECK 5 DICTATE THE TRIP. BUT OVERALL THANKS TO THE TUSCAN GRILL TEAM WITH ALEX ... Read More
I TOOK A GROUP OF 17 PEOPLE AND OVERALL WAS A LOT OF FUN . IT COULD HAVE BEEN A DISASTER IF WE LET OUR FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH THE MANAGEMENT AT THE TRELLIS ON DECK 5 DICTATE THE TRIP. BUT OVERALL THANKS TO THE TUSCAN GRILL TEAM WITH ALEX AT THE LEAD WE SPENT 3 WONDERFUL EVENINGS THERE. SHORE EXCURSIONS WERE DONE WELL AND WE HAD A FAB SAIL AWAY PARTY SO KUDOS TO THAT STAFF PORTS OF CALL WERE GOOD, DID SALSA SALSA MARGARITA WITH SOME OF OUR GROUP AND IT WAS TRULY TERRIFFIC. LAUGHED AND TRIED TO LEARN HOW TO DANCE. SPENT A WONDERFUL DAY IN KEY WEST, TOOK THE TROLLY AROUND AND IT WAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY WE WALKED UP AND DOWN DUVAL STREET. WATCHED THE PEOPLE GO BY FROM MARGARITAVILLE... WITH A MARGARITA OF OF COURSE FUN TIME HAD BY ALL. IT WAS A SHORT BUT FUN TIME Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
We sailed on another Celebrity ship in December and couldn't believe the marked difference in Infinity. Infinity is outdated and desperately needs a refresh. We ate in every restaurant and the steaks and tuna were always overcooked, ... Read More
We sailed on another Celebrity ship in December and couldn't believe the marked difference in Infinity. Infinity is outdated and desperately needs a refresh. We ate in every restaurant and the steaks and tuna were always overcooked, despite ordering rare (except for Sushi on 5). On our prior trip, the specialty restaurants and servers were amazing and well worth the surcharge. We wasted so much money on poor service and subpar food. It was extremely disappointing. Luminae was great but the others were need some fine tuning. We were definitely disappointed. The entertainment wasn't anywhere close to the Equinox either. The rooms were outdated and need a refresh in a bad way. I feel as though we wasted a ton of money on this cruise. Tuscan Grille was terrible too. The fried calamari was cold and the server actually said, "oh, you want it hot?". It was crazy sad and by then we'd just given up. So disappointing. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
We scheduled a charter music trip and the charter company is using the Infinity for the entertainment spaces available. I can understand that. We have sailed on Windstar, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival. This ship by far had the worst ... Read More
We scheduled a charter music trip and the charter company is using the Infinity for the entertainment spaces available. I can understand that. We have sailed on Windstar, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival. This ship by far had the worst food selection and service of any. The Trellis dining room served several meals that were basically inedible. I was served the wrong steak at one meal and the server disappeared immediately without checking food quality. My wife had a steak and called it “old meat” that should have not been selected. My chicken was dry and tasteless. Some of the food came out so quickly that we knew they were under a warmer for awhile. A few meals were good. The ship is dated and sorely in need of refurb which is supposed to happen late in 2020. The carpets are worn but at least the pool areas seem to be nicely kept. The indoor pool is a nice touch. Our cabin (7081) was OK, but we noticed some of the bed linens were dirty and there were loose tiles in the shower. The cabin attendant said they could not fix the tile because it took 6 hours to set. We offered to work with them but to no avail. We are booking the same room next year and I bet the tiles will still be loose! If it weren’t for the charter company using this boat, I’d probably not sail on Celebrity again just due to the food quality and poor dining room service. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
My husband and I, along with 7 other couples booked this trip last minute to enjoy a "boat ride" basically - we really had no desire to see Cozumel or Key West again, but loved 2 sea days on a 5 day journey and we love using the ... Read More
My husband and I, along with 7 other couples booked this trip last minute to enjoy a "boat ride" basically - we really had no desire to see Cozumel or Key West again, but loved 2 sea days on a 5 day journey and we love using the ship. Unfortunately The Infinity needs refurbished NOW. I will start by saying - the staff made our journey exceptional, thankfully! Or we would have been bummed for 5 days straight. Upon arrival ( we all booked royal suites, as well as both the presidential suites and the family larger rooms in the rear of the ship. Getting on board as a suite guest was very easy and no issue - upon arrival we had lunch at Luminea which was fantastic. Then we got to our room. ( now I am the person that takes lysol wipes and cleans everything in the room upon arrival! ) but the Royal Suite was run down - cabinets scratched and marked up, mirrors dirty, the balcony rough and furniture showing rips in fabrics, etc - floor was very dirty. Hot Tub on balcony was filthy - Bathroom seemed pretty clean! The main issue was NO privacy on a Royal Suite balcony - they extend out midship and the show ship can watch you - we were pretty upset about this to be honest. How can you use your hot tub without flashing the guests? Learned a lesson to always ask to look at your room first which one of the managers said you can request in the future! Good to know! Our butler was so accommodating and friendly - always answered our call quick - and the manager and staff at Luminae ( suite dining room ) were just exceptional. Also the manager Wim at Michaels Lounge was over the top nice and helpful. The spa? Well... it's a joke. Don't do the Persian Garden - it's now what you see in the brochure on the solstice classes - we did not tour the spa prior buying ( you should always do this I have learned ) The massages were very good though - and hair salon. Just not a really nice spa area to relax. We are use to Neptune Suites on Holland America - and they had more suite amenities in my opinion. Like a Bose speaker that is wireless to play music - as well as coffee makers in room, The refrigerator in our room never got drinks cold - and the TV's were worn out - and no selection of shows or movies to watch - HA has Planet Earth and Netflix style series which made our other journeys fun when we wanted to settle in early for the night - or a rainy afternoon. The Michaels Lounge is located so far from the suites which If felt odd too. Not the end of the world...but just a note, HA Neptune Lounge is located on a floor with actual suites - so you could easily grab your coffee in the mornings - Just a note too = even our friends with the presidential suites had poor working hot tubs, etc - but in general these rooms were very nice and being in the rear was great to lay out , etc also had privacy ! We would have wine/ appetizers brought to their balconies and hosted our own cocktail hours which was fun. Other silly things that irked me ... no beach towels waiting for you in room ( had to always ask ) and always had to ask for toiletries. The shopping on the ship was not good - no real variety or interesting stores - But the entertainment on the ship was over the top - and the music midship was always hopping and upbeat - Martini Bar always the fun hang out - The Deck 12 retreat area was very nice too. One other strange thing that I felt tacky - the art in the stairwell niches were cheesy - tiny and not impressive. They could fix this easy. The casino was hopping and had great staff - The pool area though - thasotherapy pool was dirty and water features not working, etc The Captains lunch and bridge tour for suite guests was very nice - and I got to speak with the guest relations director, which really gave me great advice for future cruises and info. The staff on this ship is just spectacular - it made our trip.... and will convince me to look at another journey with Celebrity - just on a cleaner newer ship next time - fingers crossed the staff is same on all ships!! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
My childhood friend and I did a January five day cruise on Celebrity Infinity and were very disappointed. I have been on four Celebrity cruises, and this was my friend’s first on X. First the good...We were in a Concierge cabin on Deck ... Read More
My childhood friend and I did a January five day cruise on Celebrity Infinity and were very disappointed. I have been on four Celebrity cruises, and this was my friend’s first on X. First the good...We were in a Concierge cabin on Deck 8, and it was in a very good location. The entertainment was great. Our one meal in Tuscan Grille was exceptional in every way. Now the bad...Our best meals in the main dining room were mediocre, and a couple were barely acceptable. The pool experience was terrible. We tried both sea days mid-morning to find a lounger by the pool, but were unable to. We tried to eat one lunch at the grill by the pool, but there were no tables and chairs. There are far too many passengers than there are spaces for them in the pool area. It’s no secret that people get to the pool in the very early mornings to reserve pool loungers, even though they may only spend an hour there. That should not be allowed and should be monitored by the pool personnel. There was a damp feeling all over the ship. We met two couples who had water leaking from their ceiling and getting into their carpet in their cabins. I am allergic to mold, and my asthma flared up about half the trip. The ship is run down and is in dire need of some TLC. I have cruised on five different cruise lines, and this was, by far, the worst. We have always had great experiences on Celebrity, but we might try another cruise line next time. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
Starting at the beginning, the boarding process was the worst I have encountered. Nearly an hour in line for Select passengers, then a very long hike up several ramps with no help for physically challenged people. Then to make matter worse ... Read More
Starting at the beginning, the boarding process was the worst I have encountered. Nearly an hour in line for Select passengers, then a very long hike up several ramps with no help for physically challenged people. Then to make matter worse the rooms weren't ready, I didn't know that still happened. The food is certainly good and a cut above some other lines we have been on. The service is also very good. The pool deck is very crowded on sea days but manageable. Our cabin was small, (window cabin) but nice and well appointed. Some linens and towels were torn. The TV service is terrible, keeps freezing and pausing. The food in the main dinning room is excellent as is the Tucson Grill. De-boarding was also difficult, again three ramps, basically walking the length of the ship several times before seeing your bags, again NO help for physically challenged. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Pros: I love Celebrity cruise lines. Clean and well-maintained ships, superb service, great food, and a no smoking casino. Cons: (on my recent Infinity cruise): Limited music venues. This is the first cruise I have been on in quite a ... Read More
Pros: I love Celebrity cruise lines. Clean and well-maintained ships, superb service, great food, and a no smoking casino. Cons: (on my recent Infinity cruise): Limited music venues. This is the first cruise I have been on in quite a while I was disappointed in the live band and music choices. Very limited variety, no piano bar, not oldies music at all! Made for somewhat of a boring and disappointing cruise, to be honest. On my previous 2 cruises (Carnival), Awesome live band playing 60s and 70s music, but they often played in the casino which was so smoke filled my wife couldn't even bear to walk by it, let alone sit and listen to the band or dance. Also our specialty dining experience in the Tuscan Restaurant was a complete disappointment. Paper thin steaks, bland sides, and extremely slow service. Next time we will pass on the Tuscan Restaurant. A $90 we would love to have back. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
So we have been on Infinity before on a trip to Alaska and I do like the ship for its size but it is showing wear and tear. And I overheard alot of people complaining about some conditions, worn wood handrails, carpeting, paint and such... ... Read More
So we have been on Infinity before on a trip to Alaska and I do like the ship for its size but it is showing wear and tear. And I overheard alot of people complaining about some conditions, worn wood handrails, carpeting, paint and such... but seriously that really does not bother me for the price we paid for the cruise. Yes the new ships are way more updated but then lower your expectations if you want to sail on the Infinity or this itinerary. My biggest issue is the disparity in the bar service. For example, we had a drink at the Cellar Masters bar and the servers were incredibly attentive...asked what our preferences were for a wine choice and even made a better selection for us to try. We did have the Premium Beverage Package so we could choose the higher $ wines and cocktails. Now lets talk about the Martini Bar....the servers never once looked anyone in the eye. We quickly learned that you had to lean over the ice top bar and wave your room card to get their attention. This was not just us...many people complained. Same for several of the pool bars. I stood near several people who were there before me and completely ignored. Many asked for a particular drink only to be told we cant make that. Never experienced something like this on a Celebrity cruise before. So you had to learn where to go for a drink. For Dining we ate in Qsine and Blu...both fantastic food and the service was wonderful. The servers were exceptional. What was a little disconcerning was the price of the specialty dining. Qsine was $55.00 per person, Tuscan Grille was $65.00 per person, there was a special 'crab shack' lunch one day and that was $45.00 per person. Now being from New York City, I am accustomed to these prices but I do feel they are a little excessive for a cruise of this type. We did get an onboard credit so it covered Qsine. The entertainment was good..comedian one night, a broadway medley another. We did not get off at Key West since we have been there before. Did go to Atlantis which was nice but quite expensive for 5 hours. Its basically a very big waterpark..so the kids will love it. All in all it was a fine cruise, but I have been on many Celebrity cruises before and do not remember being nickled and dimed as much as I was on this cruise. I do recommend upgrading to the Premium Beverage Package and if you get a onboard credit..use it for the specialty restaurants....not the shore excursions. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We are elite members on Celebrity. We finally convinced 2 couples to try a cruise and join us, so we thought a 5 night cruise would be a great introduction. We booked A2-- cabins 1104, 1106, and 1108. Knowing the amenities you are ... Read More
We are elite members on Celebrity. We finally convinced 2 couples to try a cruise and join us, so we thought a 5 night cruise would be a great introduction. We booked A2-- cabins 1104, 1106, and 1108. Knowing the amenities you are supposed to receive, I did not pack my usual shampoo, cream rinse, Q-tips, cotton balls, shower cap, etc. The amenities were not the upgrades, and I had to ask and wait 2 full days for some. Our slippers and tote bag were not received until day 3, and that was after heading down to guest services multiple times. One of the cabins did not have robes upon embarkation. They were received the following day. There was no bottle of wine awaiting us either -- found out later after speaking with the supervisor of guest services that you need to ask to have it delivered. We have been in Aqua class before -- if they change how things are done, they really need to communicate. We had really talked up Celebrity, especially Aqua class, to our friends, and frankly, I was a little embarrassed. Very disappointing. More about the cabin below. Embarkation was the quickest we have ever experienced, and we were on board the earliest ever. The food and service at Blu was amazing. Cannot say enough good things about this restaurant -- it is worth booking Aqua class just to eat here. No need for a specialty restaurant. The buffet was very good for most breakfasts and lunches. We stopped by the comedy show on the first night but did not stay. He was so/so. We didn't go to any of the other shows. Overall, the ship was clean and service was good. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2018
We booked this cruise relatively late. We would have preferred Aqua Class or a Suite, but ended up in Concierge Class. The room was extremely worn but very well maintained. The room was overly small, but acceptable given the balcony. ... Read More
We booked this cruise relatively late. We would have preferred Aqua Class or a Suite, but ended up in Concierge Class. The room was extremely worn but very well maintained. The room was overly small, but acceptable given the balcony. Restaurant service was notoriously slow, but polite and the specialty restaurant not worth the money. We were pleased with the entertainment and the spa. The ports of call were generic and acceptable since we booked our excursions elsewhere. Embarkation was very good due to our class of service, but the disembarkation was a mess. Overall, we were pleased we went, but it was the worst or second worst of the 7 cruises we have taken. Embarkation and Disembarking Being in the Concierge Class allowed a smooth check-in experience, but departure was a mess since the ship was moved to a ONE DOOR port. Ouch, it was crowded getting off. As always, guest services is a long wait. The concierge class lunch was fantastic and I was able to spend our departure day at the pool since I brought my suit in my carryon. The bags were barely delivered prior to dinner. Disembarkation bags were well marked and easy to find. The departure lounge for Concierge class was nice. Food Thanksgiving was a nice meal. The rest was rather average. Luckily, my expectations were low. The preparation was good, but the selection and quality poor. The maitre’d was outstanding and got us our same table every night, as we did select dining. That is a nice perk in our room class. We missed Blu, as we dined on it frequently when on Celebrity Reflection. The Tuscan Grille was a huge waste of money. The service nice, but my ribeye steak was so thin I was embarrassed for the waiter who delivered it. In fact, I did not know they could cut steaks that thin. We only did the café for a snack, but it seemed to have a decent selection and excellent service. Dining room service was slow, but very good, polite and responded to all requests, albeit slow. Spa & Gym Since our cruise had lots of kids and seniors, the gym was never crowded and the spa was easy to get in. But, much of the equipment was broken. We did a total of 3 massages and my wife said hers was the best ever. Mine was one of the best. We are going to Thailand soon and asked for the two Thai therapists. They were wonderful. The Persian Garden is a joke and not nearly as good as the Solstice Class ships. Entertainment We never go for the entertainment, but were amazed at the quality. The two comedians were perfect. Each was first class. The Broadway tunes show the last night was fantastic and the aerial dancers blew us away. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the string duet during our days at sea. Truly beautiful is the way to describe their music. Excursions I have learned to NEVER book these via the ship. Looking for vendors on Cruise Critic or TripAdvisor once again paid on and we had some wonderful excursions. As usual, overhearing the complaints from fellow passengers about ship managed excursions reminds me of my good decision. Read Less
Celebrity Infinity Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 4.0 0.0
Family 3.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 3.0 0.0
Enrichment 3.0 0.0
Service 4.0 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0
Rates 4.0 0.0

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