enthusedcruiser
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Hometown: Lake Worth, Fla. & Long Beach, N.Y.
Joined: 12/07/2014
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About enthusedcruiser

My wife & I are retired N.Y.C. Elementary School Teachers. We have been retired since 2003 and we reside in Lake Worth, Fla. during the winter months and Long Beach, N.Y. during the summer months. We have been cruising since 1995 and have been on over 30 cruises. We love cruising as well as doing land tours. We find the world to be fascinating and love to see and experience different cultures. We've cruised mostly with Celebrity but have also been on Oceania, Royal Caribbean, Princess and Norwegian. We hope to cruise for many more years. We've tried our first river cruise with Viking and really enjoyed it.


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November 2014 - Celebrity Infinity to Panama Canal, Central America

Panama Canal on Celebrity Infinity

The cruise started in San Diego, California.  The itinerary was great and the places were all very interesting.  We were very lucky to have stayed at the Wyndham Bayside in San Diego, as the ship was docked directly across the street from the hotel.  We have cruised with Celebrity over 15 times and were disappointed with the ship and service on this cruise.  We did have a great time but we noticed how Celebrity Cruises has cut back on its food quality and service.  They are trying to keep down costs but at a sacrifice to their impeccable reputation.  We had a ask for items several times before we got it. Sometimes food came to the table very slowly.  You were lucky if you got your coffee with your dessert.  The entertainment was mostly very good but they had comedians 2 nights and magicians 2 nights.  There could have been more variety.  What we were most disappointed at was Michael's Club.  It used to be a place where you could go after the show.  There used to be a piano player putting on a wonderful performance.  Now that large room is only for use by the 72 guests who have suites.  I call it "Michael's Snob".  Celebrity seems to want to cater to the elite.  I certainly didn't feel like a Celebrity.  Also, I had to ask for body wash and was told that only Aqua Class guests were automatically given that item.  That made me feel kind of cheap.  As for the ship, it was in not so great condition.  The air quality was horrible.  Elevators and corridors were extremely hot, while other areas were extremely cold.  I enjoyed the cruise but was disappointed with Celebrity.

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enthusedcruiser's Tips

Cartagena, Colombia - Beautiful city but were bothered by all the street vendors. Fortress was great.
Colon, Panama - Stay away from Colon. Very dirty there. Go to Panama City.
Celebrity Infinity Celebrity Infinity - You can book all your excursions off the ship and save tons of money. Bring your own water bottles and fill them up with ice and water. The ports on this cruise are extremely hot.

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