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This was our seventh cruise overall and second on X. We've also sailed with NCL, Princess and RCL. We'd never been to Key West or Nassau and saw this as a good chance to do so. Although Infinity is an older ship we found her to be in good shape overall. The only downside was that the casino is way too small. That it is a pass through to the shops only makes matters worse. It's a design flaw and nothing can be done about it now. We took all of our meals in the MDR and found the food quality to be the best of all our trips. In Key West we docked at the Outer Mole. This requires taking a free shuttle to Mallory Square and back. Fear not, dear cruiser. Both the Olde Town Trolley and the Conch Train are used for this and the process is very efficient. As an added bonus you get a mini-tour with running commentary from the drivers. We spent our time in KW just wandering along Duval St and the Mallory Square area. We stopped at Blue Heaven for the key lime pie and regretted not being hungry enough for their breakfast which looked great. In Nassau we intended to do something similar by following a walking tour we'd found online. We got a little crossed up getting some required shopping done and sort of did it in reverse, ending at The Queen's Staircase. There were 4 ships in port that day so it came as no surprise that the area was very congested. Walking was further complicated by the deplorable condition of the streets and sidewalks. In some cases sidewalks abruptly ended, forcing us to walk in the street. OK, it's an old town and maybe the government doesn't want to risk losing the atmosphere tourists expect, but at least maintain the place for safety sake. Most of the locals seemed friendly enough with the surprising exception of a few shopkeepers - mainly the younger ones. Special thanks, though, to the nice lady at the terminal helpdesk who helped us locate a shop with special hand painted calendars DW wanted. Overall, we are looking forward to returning Key West but if Nassau is on the itinerary we may just stay on the ship. We did do one excursion that we highly recommend - the Behind the Scenes All Access Tour. We started on the Bridge where we learned about ship control and navigation. Next came the Engine Control Room with the engineers going into detail on the propulsion systems and fuel. Third came the laundry - DW claims she will never complain about doing laundry again. After that we strolled down I-95 to the pantry, fridges and liquor cabinet. What an enormous amount of provisions - and this was just a short cruise. The tour ended in the galleys . This was a ballet in several acts. Basic preparation, hot and cold foods, bakery, pastries and cleanup all choreographed to produce thousands of excellent meals each day. If you ever have the chance to take this tour on a sea day jump at it. This was a very relaxing cruise overall, which served it's purpose as filler between longer trips.

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Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review by cltnccruisers

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2018
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Class 1
This was our seventh cruise overall and second on X. We've also sailed with NCL, Princess and RCL. We'd never been to Key West or Nassau and saw this as a good chance to do so.

Although Infinity is an older ship we found her to be in good shape overall. The only downside was that the casino is way too small. That it is a pass through to the shops only makes matters worse. It's a design flaw and nothing can be done about it now.

We took all of our meals in the MDR and found the food quality to be the best of all our trips.

In Key West we docked at the Outer Mole. This requires taking a free shuttle to Mallory Square and back. Fear not, dear cruiser. Both the Olde Town Trolley and the Conch Train are used for this and the process is very efficient. As an added bonus you get a mini-tour with running commentary from the drivers. We spent our time in KW just wandering along Duval St and the Mallory Square area. We stopped at Blue Heaven for the key lime pie and regretted not being hungry enough for their breakfast which looked great.

In Nassau we intended to do something similar by following a walking tour we'd found online. We got a little crossed up getting some required shopping done and sort of did it in reverse, ending at The Queen's Staircase. There were 4 ships in port that day so it came as no surprise that the area was very congested. Walking was further complicated by the deplorable condition of the streets and sidewalks. In some cases sidewalks abruptly ended, forcing us to walk in the street. OK, it's an old town and maybe the government doesn't want to risk losing the atmosphere tourists expect, but at least maintain the place for safety sake. Most of the locals seemed friendly enough with the surprising exception of a few shopkeepers - mainly the younger ones. Special thanks, though, to the nice lady at the terminal helpdesk who helped us locate a shop with special hand painted calendars DW wanted.

Overall, we are looking forward to returning Key West but if Nassau is on the itinerary we may just stay on the ship.

We did do one excursion that we highly recommend - the Behind the Scenes All Access Tour. We started on the Bridge where we learned about ship control and navigation. Next came the Engine Control Room with the engineers going into detail on the propulsion systems and fuel. Third came the laundry - DW claims she will never complain about doing laundry again. After that we strolled down I-95 to the pantry, fridges and liquor cabinet. What an enormous amount of provisions - and this was just a short cruise. The tour ended in the galleys . This was a ballet in several acts. Basic preparation, hot and cold foods, bakery, pastries and cleanup all choreographed to produce thousands of excellent meals each day. If you ever have the chance to take this tour on a sea day jump at it.

This was a very relaxing cruise overall, which served it's purpose as filler between longer trips.
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Cabin Review

Concierge Class 1
Cabin C1 7190
We'd originally booked a Veranda but were able to bump up to C1 after a late pricing drop. We gained $200 OBC at no extra cost. On M class ships the C1 cabins and balcony are a bit larger than the standard veranda. We also enjoyed the added benefits of welcome bubbly, fruit, cute little afternoon canapes and especially the embarkation day concierge lunch in the MDR. Waiting for debarkation in the Constellation Lounge with a continental breakfast was also a nice touch. Our cabin steward, Pablo, did an excellent job and promptly fulfilled any requests we made. The cabin itself was very comfortable and while the styling was a little dated everything was in good shape.
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