Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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3 out of 5

Alaskan Luxury and adventure

Sail Date: September 03, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Then Infinity is a very large ship which slows down tendering into ports and entering and exiting the ship. The main dining room is noisy because so many people are being served at each of the two seatings. Some of the smaller music venues are too full to get into in the evenings.

Pros: All of the ports and the Hubbard Glacier where we were privileged to spend an hour and a half and watching the ice fall and hearing the thunderous cracks of the glacier.

Cons: The large number of passengers

Juneau, Alaska
We did a float trip which started on the lake in front of the Mendenhal Glacier and ran some mild rapids on the Mendenhal River. It was an unusually wet summer in Alaska so the river was really running. Although the air was cold and we got a little wet, all waterproof gear and boots were provided so we were pretty comfortable. The young boatman had a lot of knowledge about the plants and animals and showed us a great time.
Sitka, Alaska
Our first port and such a pleasant little town for getting acquainted with what is typically Alaskan. Sitka is entirely walkable. We saw no reason to book a tour here. Strolled the town, then had ice cream at an old fashioned drug store. soda fountain.
Sitka, Alaska
Our first port and such a pleasant little town for getting acquainted with what is typically Alaskan. Sitka is entirely walkable. We saw no reason to book a tour here. Strolled the town, then had ice cream at an old fashioned drug store. soda fountain.
Juneau, Alaska
We did a float trip which started on the lake in front of the Mendenhal Glacier and ran some mild rapids on the Mendenhal River. It was an unusually wet summer in Alaska so the river was really running. Although the air was cold and we got a little wet, all waterproof gear and boots were provided so we were pretty comfortable. The young boatman had a lot of knowledge about the plants and animals and showed us a great time.
Skagway, Alaska
Dramatic mountains soaring into the clouds with patches of fog playing on the lower slopes. We rented a jeep and drove up to the Yucon. The scenery was beyond description. There was also an excellent train trip available.
Ketchikan, Alaska
We walked the beautiful wooded neighborhoods with the steep streets and looked down from the bridges into a river where the salmon were running. The town runs so steeply up the hills that some of the streets are actually stairways with street names. Creek Street was the old red light district and it follows and overhangs the river in a most charming way. We also took a "duck" tour which gave us a nice city tour before becoming a boat and cruising around the harbor. The guide was a young lifelong resident of the city who was full of stories about the oddities and special points about the town. She even explained totum poles. While cruising the harbour she pointed out the various types of fishing boats and gave some comparative information about their advantages and disadvantages as to the quality of their catch. She also had good information about the fishing industry in general.
Ketchikan, Alaska
We walked the beautiful wooded neighborhoods with the steep streets and looked down from the bridges into a river where the salmon were running. The town runs so steeply up the hills that some of the streets are actually stairways with street names. Creek Street was the old red light district and it follows and overhangs the river in a most charming way. We also took a "duck" tour which gave us a nice city tour before becoming a boat and cruising around the harbor. The guide was a young lifelong resident of the city who was full of stories about the oddities and special points about the town. She even explained totum poles. While cruising the harbour she pointed out the various types of fishing boats and gave some comparative information about their advantages and disadvantages as to the quality of their catch. She also had good information about the fishing industry in general.
Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
The local native American tribe has constrcted a large cultural center with interesting exhibits, a cannery tour, shopping including a general store, an eating place, a nature trail and the locals are so very hospitable. Actually this is one port where you needn't spend a dollar to enjoy it all. (you probably will, though) the actual town is about a mile and a quarter walk or you can use a shuttle for $5.00 round trip. We walked into the town where there is really not much to see; but along the way we took some nice photos of waterfalls, etc. and we saw whales not too far off shore! This was a surprisingly good fun and educational stop and it was great to get away from the myriad jewelry stores which, for some reason are in every port we visited.
Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
The local native American tribe has constrcted a large cultural center with interesting exhibits, a cannery tour, shopping including a general store, an eating place, a nature trail and the locals are so very hospitable. Actually this is one port where you needn't spend a dollar to enjoy it all. (you probably will, though) the actual town is about a mile and a quarter walk or you can use a shuttle for $5.00 round trip. We walked into the town where there is really not much to see; but along the way we took some nice photos of waterfalls, etc. and we saw whales not too far off shore! This was a surprisingly good fun and educational stop and it was great to get away from the myriad jewelry stores which, for some reason are in every port we visited.
Skagway, Alaska
Dramatic mountains soaring into the clouds with patches of fog playing on the lower slopes. We rented a jeep and drove up to the Yucon. The scenery was beyond description. There was also an excellent train trip available.


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