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Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review to South America

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Reviews: 8
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Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
Celebrity Infinity

14 Night South America & Carnival (Buenos Aires Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 04, 2018

Ship: Celebrity Infinity

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2175

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall it was a great experience but was spoiled by cabin problems for the first week of the cruise.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Quite good as priority is given to disabled persons

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
The service was good but the food was not to my taste, this was due to a boring repetitive menu and not down to the cooking although my partner was served chicken that wasn't properly cooked and raw in the middle at the buffet restaurant, when reported they didn't seem to be that bothered though were for obvious reasons.

Trellis Restaurant

5 out of 5

The waiters are very attentive and eager to please, they work very hard

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
A bit boring on sea days

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The ships performance were great as was the ships musicians. One guest performer was particularly brilliant and enjoyable, her name is Jane Curry . Overall I would say the entertainment was the best I've seen on any of the thirty seven cruises I've been on.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The waiters and bar staff were great, so was the room steward, unfortunately the same couldn't be said for the customer services who failed to sort out a particular problem with our cabin which took twelve separate complaints for them to do something practical about the problem, after all it is nice to have a working toilet for the second half of your cruise.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
Ship design was ok but she is showing her age, lots of rust patches and minor maintenance issues. When in port with other cruise ships we noticed their crews painting , cleaning Windows etc. This did not seem the case with the infinity.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
There was nothing wrong with the cabin itself other than the toilet wasn't flushing and after twelve complaints and twelve attempts to fix it over the first week of our cruise, we were finally moved to another cabin.

Ship tip

Don't select cabin 2175 as I don't know if they have finally solved the problem with the toilet.

Ports of call

Buenos Aires, Argentina

3 out of 5
The ship is a bit far from the terminal, you have to use the shuttle bus . Very chaotic when disembarking the ship to go home in the terminal. We went to the tango show and went to see a gouchio demonstration. Buenos Aires itself is quite run down in parts.

Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil

4 out of 5
We went on a highlights tour which we enjoyed

Ilhabela, Brazil

3 out of 5
Pretty but not a lot there but beach.

Buzios, Brazil

3 out of 5
Again not a lot there but quite pretty.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

5 out of 5
This is a great port of call but be aware some parts are very run down and are dangerous to wander around. Follow the ships advice and don't flash the cash ware expensive jewellery or carry expensive cameras etc. One person had her necklace snatched whilst out and about. We went around all the main sights and they were amazing but the main thing was the carnival , which was truly a sight to see

Punta Del Este, Uruguay

3 out of 5
Again pretty,lots of beech . Not much else.

Montevideo, Uruguay

5 out of 5
A much cleaner nicer place than the rest. We did the city tour and was pleasantly surprised.

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
Simply awful we felt that they couldn't get rid of us quick enough . Kicked off the ship too early into the chaos of the terminal, waiting for the disorganized transfers to the airport for a seven hour wait for our flight. We felt it was a case of we have had your money now get lost.

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