My husband and I needed a cruise that was more into seeing beautiful scenery than lots of stops as I had just gotten over some injuries from a fall. This was the perfect cruise. We had sailed on Celebrity before; on the Silhouette last May ... Read More
My husband and I needed a cruise that was more into seeing beautiful scenery than lots of stops as I had just gotten over some injuries from a fall. This was the perfect cruise. We had sailed on Celebrity before; on the Silhouette last May so we could make some comparisons and for the most part we enjoyed the Infinity immensely even though it is an older ship. We liked the fact that it was a bit smaller so it was easier to see the same people over and over. It also had an absolutely fantastic crew and the food was by far the best we have ever had on a ship.
The restaurant hostesses were absolutely charming and we never had a problem getting just the perfect table for us.
The only drawbacks for this cruise were the boarding in Buenos Aires was horrendous. We have found in the past that Celebrity's boarding is to say the least less than the perfect sendoff for a great vacation but in this case it was hours of standing in line,partially because Argentina has lots of red tape that you go through every time you enter and leave the country.
The other drawback was that the shore excursions were not well organized.
We were particularly soured on the last day. As our flight was not leaving until 7pm on a Sunday evening we booked a tour that we assumed was an all day tour to see Buenos Aires and have lunch at a tango show.
We were not told in advance ( as is the usual case) just how long the tour would be and we assumed that we would not get to the airport until late in the afternoon. (They had specified that you could only take this tour if your flight was leaving after 7pm)
The tour of the city was from 8am to 10pm at which time we were taken to the restaurant for the tango show. Here we were poured as much wine as we wanted ( at 10 AM!!!!) and subjected to almost two hours of watching tango dancing where half of that would have been more than enough. We were then served a very good typical Argentinian lunch of empanadas, steak, etc and then hustled off to the airport
We would have been much happier to have been the last ones to leave the ship rather than the first ones and then spend a few hours touring and have gotten to the restaurant closer to noon rather than at 10 AM
This horrendous last day almost soured my husband on the entire cruise