alemap33

alemap33
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Celebrity Infinity

April 2017 - Celebrity Infinity to Panama Canal, Central America

Mostly a food review

this is the third time we've been on this cruise with celebrity cruises. We enjoyed it because we love cruising and especially when at the end we are at our home port so no flights! 

However as much as we love celebrity it's not quite the same as it used to be. We have been on three other cruise lines and always come back to celebrity. This was our 12 th cruise with them.

Food is big part of a cruise so here's our observations.

1st the ocean view cafe has sectiones of there buffet where there is very little display or presentation it comes accross as a cafeteria buffet. they did away with trays and so people are walking around a lot getting,food ,drinks ,silverware and dessert.The grill at the end of the ship beside the pasta bar was a great addition but quite chaotic, especially when it opens and there is a line 

if you hang in there and be patient it's a nice option when there is not anything at the Trellis on the menu that's interesting.  My husband and I are in the food business and things stand out to us so maybe this review will sound a little picky to you. But really feeding a few thousand people with any quality is amazing . But we just know how it was just a few years ago.

The Trellis restaurant menu has also changed. We get the feeling that they are trying to make all the ships the same and going the corporate route instead of making everything unique. They do now have healthy options including gluten free.but also cheaper cuts of meat with it seemed no quality control eg undercooked chewy beef. I wonder why when what they had was so wonderful why they changed it so drastically. 

as usual everyone on board working was amazing. They work so hard and such long hours and yet are always smiling and so pleasant.

the fact that you have to pay for the sushi is a change however the restaurant was reasonable and the food excellent and well done. We went 3 times .

i loved the "quisine" restaurant my husband not so much. It's quirky, different, and fun but again you have to pay.$45.pp 

the food in the specialty restaurants is the level that used to be used in the main dining room. Just an observation. 

i guess overall the food was a little disappointing.

Ill leave the ports out for now because we had been to them all several times and did our own thing rather then tours. It also was 100f and 90% humidity.

The entertainmentwas the best we had ever experienced we laughed so much  and all were so talented.

 

 

 

 

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Celebrity Summit

October 2015 - Celebrity Summit to Canada, New England, New York

Celebrity is back !

We return to Celebrity each time we look for a cruise and we were disappointed with the last one.....but they are back. We loved all the changes especially the food a huge part of the reason to cruise ( we are both working chefs ) . The entertainment was some of the best we've ever seen on cruises.  The beds were super comfortable. And as usual ALL the staff worked so hard and were so nice. We enjoyed all the stops especially Quebec , Prince Edward Island and Halifax the colors of the leaves were amazing and the lighthouses were beautiful especially Peggy's cove in Nova Scotia . We just wished there were not so many people. Most stops had 3 cruise ships in ports and one had 4 and a lot of these ports are small. But We really had a wonderful time. We love to cruise and are looking for our next trip.

 

 

 

 

 

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alemap33's Tips

Colon, Panama - Colon itself is just some shops and restaurants so take a tour to Panama it's worth it.
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala - Try not to go when there is a holiday. Antiqua is and you can't appreciate the quaintness of the city. All cobblestone streets in the town makes for an uncomfortbble ride if you have back problems . But crazy busy with holiday tourist locals
Celebrity Infinity Celebrity Infinity - Amazing service and people. Good loyalty program, the library is not what it could be but understandable with the kindle craze . Ship was good seemed like new carpeting and chairs, also new chaise lounges on decks 11 and 12
Celebrity Summit Celebrity Summit - Sydney had nothing in the down town area . Don't take the Limo tour in Bar harbor ! This tour should be done in a van if you want to see everything however the food at Gaylens was worth going to. Loved Quebec the on off bus one day and time in townand a trip to the island the 2nd great!

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reviewed their Panama Canal, Central America cruise on Celebrity Infinity and gave it 3 stars!

shared a quick tip for Celebrity Infinity"Amazing service and people. Good loyalty program, the library is not what it could be but understandable with the kindle craze .
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