Panama Canal on Celebrity Infinity

Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5

Sail Date: November 19, 2014
Ship: Celebrity Infinity
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was unpredictable. Sometimes great and other times mediocre.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The celebrity singers and dancers were fabulous. More variety was needed.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The staff seemed to be either inexperienced or indifferent.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was shabby. Seems to have been neglected.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very clean cabin and great storage. Bed was comfortable.

Ship Tip

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.

5 out of 5
Have dinner in Little Italy. Great food and entertainment.
5 out of 5
Beautiful place. See Oprah Winfrey's home.
5 out of 5
Coffee plantations there are great.
5 out of 5
The coffee plantation and Antigua were fabulous.
5 out of 5
We had a great private tours and saw it all. A beautiful place.
5 out of 5
Very fascinating. Was the highlight of the trip. A true marvel.
3 out of 5
Stay away from Colon. Very dirty there. Go to Panama City.
3 out of 5
Beautiful city but were bothered by all the street vendors. Fortress was great.
3 out of 5
We just went back to Lake Worth, Fla. from there.
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