Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises

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5 out of 5

Relaxation Rendevous

Sail Date: October 29, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

This was our third cruise with Celebrity and the first that we booked through United Airlines.  Everything went flawlessly except that our original airline reservation was changed which resulted in a one hour earlier arrival at our cruise port and a three hour later arrival at our final (return) destination. 

 

We have always experienced courteous and efficient embarkation and disembarkation routines with Celebrity and love the convenience of being able to unpack our luggage one time for the duration of our stay. We had a stateroom with veranda for the first time thanks to a United Cruise promotion and found our accommodations immaculate.  The sense of space that comes with the veranda will make it difficult to accept a standard stateroom on future cruises even though we didn't spend large periods of time there.

 

We enjoy the shore excursion opportunities especially when visiting new or unique places and the freedom to explore on our own when we wish.  And of course returning to the ship and having an infinite variety of food choices is a truly regal experience. 

 

Celebrity certainly accommodates a huge number of people on these cruises but somehow we seldom feel confined or crowded and can always find a getaway (outside of our stateroom) if we want privacy because the number of on board activities is astounding and everyone seems to find their own niche.

 

While the world is becoming more casual, we still look forward to the occasional formal dinner nights and hope they will not be phased out due to passenger preference.  We would rate the dining room meals as above average for a three or four star restaurant.  Not gourmet but extensive menus with well prepared and presented dishes and we never found the need to try one of the specialty dining opportunities. We would have enjoyed a more expansive sushi bar but there are so many food choices it's hard to understand how anyone could find too much to criticize.

 

We will be giving very high marks to all the wonderful people that provided services during our vacation and hope we'll see them again on a future cruise.

 

 

 

Cabin / Stateroom
Our cabin and our cabin service exceeded our expectations. There was storage for all our belongings, the room and bath were immaculate and Jose, our stateroom assistant, brought us ice daily and made certain our accommodations were always first rate. We arrived to find the sliding door to our balcony was difficult to operate but Jose got it fixed promptly. Our only recommendation is that the bed frame be afforded a little more protection as my wife cut her leg on a sharp corner that was exposed slightly after the bed had been made. We'd give Jose a 10 out of 10 rating where 10 is the highest
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Would have preferred a "not applicable" option since we had no familiarity with these programs.
Entertainment
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Get there at least the night before the cruise to ensure smooth embarkation and, of course, eliminate the chance of missing the ship. Ft Lauderdale is not our favorite city so we wouldn't prefer staying there any longer than necessary.
Cozumel, Mexico
Take an excursion to Tulum or one of the other Mayan ruins
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
If you've never rode a zip line, try the one at the port. It's over water but not too high up so a good opportunity for beginners.

Tip

Invest in the drink, spa or other package that best suits your lifestyle. These packages eliminate pay as you go hassles and the convenience far outways any minor savings you might otherwise experience.

We'd also give our wait staff - Christopher, Eka and Jasna - 10 out of 10 ratings.



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