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This was part one of a Back to back cruise. We flew in to Buenos Aires a week early so that we could see Iguazu Falls. After all, if you are traveling this far, might as well see other spots. We got a great rate (Premier Class) on Aero Mexico from Orlando to Mexico City to Buenos Aires. A word of caution: I booked the flight online properly, and when I did a periodic check to make sure it was still scheduled, it had changed to round trip Orlando to Mexico City to Orlando. After a nervous phone call, we were rescheduled on the next day's flight. We used 01Argentina for all of the Argentinian travel and hotels. That worked without a hitch. We were picked up at the EZE airport, taken to the hotel Dazzler Recoleta, taken to the domestic airport, flew to Iguazu, taken to the Melia (old Sheraton) which is in the park, did some tours for a few days, flew back, did a tango show, a ranch tour and got taken to the ship, all for less than Celebrity charged for one person for one day. Embarkation was a breeze since we arrived at the pier about an hour after they opened. As for the ship, it's not new, obviously. It had been having propulsion issues the previous few cruises and the April 2 cruise was cancelled for dry dock repairs. This slowed us down a bit and many of our port calls had their times adjusted. We also had an air evacuation of a crewman who had a heart attack. This diverted us about 17 hours but turned out to be good for us. Celebrity had two presenters on board: MickeyLive and Ranger John. Both were outstanding and really helped make the cruise an experience instead of just a trip. They explained what we would be seeing, how to enjoy the experience, and many other great topics. All of our excursions were through Cruise Critic. The absolute best tour was in Ushuaia with Pira tours to Harberton. Pira is the only tour company allowed to go the Harberton, and is only allowed to take 20 people. We saw penguins, walking among them, for over an hour. Due to the weather and our speed issue, Punta Arenas and the Chilean Fjords were cancelled, resulting in a 1/14 refund and an OBC, which was unexpected, but welcomed. Another highlight was Cape Horn, where the weather was beautiful and the seas were calm. The Captain opened the helicopter deck so we could see the sunrise. We just did circles for an hour or two to enjoy the rare sight. Later in the day, some whales followed us as we were going by the glaciers. Concerning food, we rarely ate in the MDR. We like to see the 7pm show, so we ate in the Ocean View Cafe for most of our meals. They have many custom stations where you can get eggs, omelettes, pizza, stir fry, hamburgers, steaks, salads and pasta made to order. The public areas were way too cold. Many people brought sweaters and jackets to the theater. We had blankets when we were eating in Qsine. San Antonio is the new destination, replacing Valparaiso. If you get to San Antonio early, the town has a nice boardwalk and mall really close to the pier. You can see sea lions, pelicans, fish markets, and many other local items. Since we were B2B, we just walked around and enjoyed the sights. There were about 450 B2B folks onboard, and getting our new documentation was a breeze.

Great Cruise, Great Weather

Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review by honeyb085

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2018
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View 6
This was part one of a Back to back cruise.

We flew in to Buenos Aires a week early so that we could see Iguazu Falls. After all, if you are traveling this far, might as well see other spots.

We got a great rate (Premier Class) on Aero Mexico from Orlando to Mexico City to Buenos Aires. A word of caution: I booked the flight online properly, and when I did a periodic check to make sure it was still scheduled, it had changed to round trip Orlando to Mexico City to Orlando. After a nervous phone call, we were rescheduled on the next day's flight.

We used 01Argentina for all of the Argentinian travel and hotels. That worked without a hitch. We were picked up at the EZE airport, taken to the hotel Dazzler Recoleta, taken to the domestic airport, flew to Iguazu, taken to the Melia (old Sheraton) which is in the park, did some tours for a few days, flew back, did a tango show, a ranch tour and got taken to the ship, all for less than Celebrity charged for one person for one day.

Embarkation was a breeze since we arrived at the pier about an hour after they opened.

As for the ship, it's not new, obviously. It had been having propulsion issues the previous few cruises and the April 2 cruise was cancelled for dry dock repairs. This slowed us down a bit and many of our port calls had their times adjusted. We also had an air evacuation of a crewman who had a heart attack. This diverted us about 17 hours but turned out to be good for us.

Celebrity had two presenters on board: MickeyLive and Ranger John. Both were outstanding and really helped make the cruise an experience instead of just a trip. They explained what we would be seeing, how to enjoy the experience, and many other great topics.

All of our excursions were through Cruise Critic. The absolute best tour was in Ushuaia with Pira tours to Harberton. Pira is the only tour company allowed to go the Harberton, and is only allowed to take 20 people. We saw penguins, walking among them, for over an hour.

Due to the weather and our speed issue, Punta Arenas and the Chilean Fjords were cancelled, resulting in a 1/14 refund and an OBC, which was unexpected, but welcomed.

Another highlight was Cape Horn, where the weather was beautiful and the seas were calm. The Captain opened the helicopter deck so we could see the sunrise. We just did circles for an hour or two to enjoy the rare sight.

Later in the day, some whales followed us as we were going by the glaciers.

Concerning food, we rarely ate in the MDR. We like to see the 7pm show, so we ate in the Ocean View Cafe for most of our meals. They have many custom stations where you can get eggs, omelettes, pizza, stir fry, hamburgers, steaks, salads and pasta made to order.

The public areas were way too cold. Many people brought sweaters and jackets to the theater. We had blankets when we were eating in Qsine.

San Antonio is the new destination, replacing Valparaiso. If you get to San Antonio early, the town has a nice boardwalk and mall really close to the pier. You can see sea lions, pelicans, fish markets, and many other local items. Since we were B2B, we just walked around and enjoyed the sights.

There were about 450 B2B folks onboard, and getting our new documentation was a breeze.
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Ocean View 6
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This cabin was very quiet. No noise, no vibration. During the cruise, the crew used some sort of hose to wash the window. That was very helpful. The attendant was very meticulous and caring. She had 16 cabins to take care of. Even though we were in the cabin on a B2B for 29 nights, we still had plenty of room to move around.
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