Great Panama Canal Experience on Celebrity Infinity

Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America


Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
15 Night Panama Canal Westbound (Miami To San Diego)
Sail Date: April 26, 2016
Ship: Celebrity Infinity
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 8106
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

This was a 15 night cruise westbound from Miami to San Diego on Infinity.  Although an older M-Class ship it is still in great shape and has an overall classy atmosphere. We were most impressed with the staff and outstanding service across the ship.  We were in a Celebrity Suite, although the service was great everywhere.  The highlight was cruising through the Panama Canal.  To this day it is an engineering achievement.  We went through the old locks although we saw the new ones which will open in June for larger ships.  We loved dining in Luminae which was extra special service.  We had great dining experiences in Qsine and Tuscan Grill as well.  When we occasionally went to the Oceanview buffet it had plenty of choices and food was pretty good for most choices.  Cafe Al Baccio was a go-to place for coffee and pastries.  We were very satisfied with the entertainment which was very good almost every night and never repeated the same shows - surprising for 15 nights. The casino was smoke-free which was a plus.  We loved the canal but some of the ports were not so great.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Luminae allowed choices from their menu or the MDR menu.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Cruise director Sara was top notch.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Almost no children of any age on board.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Exceptional

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Overall our Celebrity Suite was very nice. An occasional maintenance issue was usually handled right away. Some furniture was replaced with new versions during the cruise. A lot of space and nice amenities. Balcony was long and narrow - small for a suite. Tub/shower was high and a bit difficult to get in/out.

Ship Tip

We tend to book private excursions for smaller groups.

3 out of 5
1 out of 5
Very hot and extremely humid.
1 out of 5
Saw the locks on the canal but Colon itself is to be avoided
5 out of 5
The highlight of the trip.
5 out of 5
Took a private tour and saw two types of monkeys,
3 out of 5
Long ride to Antigua over not so great roads.
3 out of 5
Pure Tourist spot. Just walk around here,
5 out of 5
Loved the views.
5 out of 5
Nice place to end the trip.
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