Excellent Cruise Ports, Great Service aboard Celebrity Infinity, Aging ship that is showing age with some engine/ mechanical problems

Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Celebrity Infinity

14 Night Chile & Argentina (Santiago To Buenos Aires)

Sail date: January 07, 2018

Ship: Celebrity Infinity

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7175

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Lovely cruise ports, excursions and cruising to an area of the world I had not seen. Ship was nice sized, but aging and showing her age. Ships crew, service, food, & entertainment were excellent. However, Celebrity Cruise Line nickel and dimes you for everything--does not even provide water on excursions as other cruise lines do.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Moved us onboard professionally and relatively quickly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main Dining room Food was very excellent in quality and quantity. Buffet was good for breakfasts and lunches.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Surprised that the casino still operates--not many use it. Space could be used for other things. Library was one of the smallest and least well stocked with any kind of useful books.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Cruise Director was less than stellar; however, a number of the performances in the Celebrity Theater were amazing/excellent.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Martini Bar Head Bartender, Main Dining Room Select Dining Hostess, & Cabin Steward were all very excellent

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship was very clean, but showing age--rust, and had mechanical problems--engine both this cruise and previous cruise.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Very nice cabin with excellent size balcony. Drawers in cabin were not on track. Cleanliness was excellent

Ship tip

Be prepared for very nice experience aboard an aging ship and a Cruise line that charges extra for almost everything.

Ports of call

San Antonio, Chile

3 out of 5
Industrial Port that we drove through to board ship--not very picturesque . Stayed at Sheraton Santiago--excellent. Santiago is a beautiful city

Puerto Montt, Chile

5 out of 5
Great excursions to Volcano with fine lunch--super excursion

Punta Arenas, Chile

4 out of 5
Walked around town, did not take an excursion as most were filled.

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

5 out of 5
Very nice end of the work city. Tierra Del Fuego excursion was very good

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

5 out of 5
Docked at the Industrial dock, not in town. Took an AA sponsored Tour to Punta Vales for wildlife--excellent guide and tour.

Punta Del Este, Uruguay

5 out of 5
Beautiful city, wonderful excursion to Olive Plantation.

Montevideo, Uruguay

5 out of 5
Uruguay is a wonderful place to visit--cleaner and safer than Argentina. Excursion was a city tour and Winery which was excellent. Tango dancers performer also.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

4 out of 5
Docking is in very industrial/commercial port area--cannot walk anywhere, but Cruise Terminal is very new and nice. Excursions included one on a city tour and another was to a Gaucho performance at an estancia--excellent. BBQ, Gauchos, horse riding were outstanding.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Early departure from ship with little assistance from Celebrity.
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