Cute Xmas Cruise, albeit not very Xmassy

Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Celebrity Infinity

5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 16, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Infinity

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 1135

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Review summary

This was an Xmas cruise, meant to give me more time in Cozumel.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Having my own embarkation area for AquaClass was nice. It was small and quaint with free drinks (no booze) and snacks.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The SpaCafe and Blu were awesome. The Main dining room was a bit disappointing. The portions were very small, and the table arrangement was subpar. The Equinox had round tables. The Infinity put us in small square tables pushed together to form long rectangular tables. Blah!

Trellis Restaurant

3 out of 5

NOT THAT GREAT. THE SILHOETTE ABOARD EQUINOX WAS BETTER, AND HAD BETTER FOOD

Sunset Bar

5 out of 5

I ONLY GOT A COUPLE DRINKS FROM HERE

Oceanview Cafe and Bar

5 out of 5

THIS IS VERY NICE, EVEN THOUGH I CONSIDERED IT RIFF-RAFFY.

Mast Grill and Bar

5 out of 5

THIS PLACE IS DANGEROUS. IT HAS REALLY GOOD FOOD THAT WILL HAVE TO ADD TO THE SHIP'S MASS

Crush

5 out of 5

ALWAYS GET DRUNK OFF THE MARGARITAS

Cellar Masters

3 out of 5

GOOD BOOZE, BUT THE STAFF NEED TO KEEP THIER PERSONAL ARGUMENTS OFF THE BAR FLOOR

Cafe al Bacio and Gelateria

5 out of 5

GREAT AND NICE

AquaSpa Cafe

5 out of 5

LOVE THE FOOD

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I spent more time in the casino here than I did on Equinox. But the Art Gallery was nice and more painting from my favorite artist: Chris Derubeis. But unlike on the Equinox the auction was very boring. The guy had no pizazz. The Persian Garden wasn''t an actual garden, just the place you go to have a spa day, sauna, or fancy foo-foo showers.

Fortune's Casino

5 out of 5

"SPENT" TOO MUCH TIME HERE. OKAY, I "SPENT" SHIPCREDIT, BUT STILL.

Fitness Center

5 out of 5

AWESOME AND NOT CROWDED

AquaSpa by Elemis

5 out of 5

THIS WAS NICE

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Ugh! Once dance and song shows were once again a bunch of millennials just singing covers of pop songs. BUT the adult comedians were hilarious, though!

Persian Garden

4 out of 5

NOT REALLY A GARDEN, BUT IT WAS VERY RELAXING

Library

5 out of 5

SPENT A LOT OF TIME HERE BECAUSE IT'S SO SMALL AND QUAINT

Grand Foyer

5 out of 5

NICE AND DECORATED

Art Gallery

4 out of 5

LOVE THE ART, THE GALLERY STAFF WAS MEH

Children's Programs

I am not a kid

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
My serviceman was not as attentive as Afif was on the Equinox. He seemed a little annoyed or distracted. And the staff seem more...well at one point in the Cellar Masters two bartenders broke out in an argument and when the other went backstage the other one followed to continue the argument. Not cool for a paying passenger to see that.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The Infinity was 19 years old. So there was wear and tear all over. Rust and whatnot. The ship wasn''t due for a remodel (revolution) until later the next year (2020). But overall it was nice. However, the weather had the decks always wet and slippery, and the wind wasn''t nice. It would have been nice if they place non slip mates out, but that may seem excessive since this wasn''t a full luxury cruise.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It was much smaller than the Consierge cabin aboard the Equinox. But this is an older ship. It was comfortable. The service wasn''t as attentive as on the Equinox. The balcony was smaller as was the bathroom. BUT again this is an older ship. There was a loud noise by my bed; my neighbor explain it was the A/C and told me how to shut it off. Overall, it was OK - just not the AquaClass experience I was expecting.

Ship tip

It's an older ship. I learned they folk sail this ship because they like the small and quaint size, and it's not as very crowded as the newer bigger ships. The Persian Garden was a nice experience, and I used the sauna daily.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
I didn't spend to much time here. It was nice to see the airport, and visit the common ares near the ship port, though. I had more fun in the Everglades post cruise. I went aboard the hover boats and saw some awesome gators

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
This is always a nice place to visit when I cruised. This I spent more time. I went on a walking excursion through the city and learned about why they all had metal or tin roofs (because of hailstorms). We then stopped off the a Key Lime pie store and a hot pepper sauce house. It was nice.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
The last cruise I wasted 120$ on something I had done in Maui back in 1986. This time I went on an underground river excursion and had a blast!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
It was very smooth. I had an after cruise excursion to the Everglades that gave me shuttle back to the airport. It was very nice.
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