Celebrity Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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398 Celebrity Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews
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TravelguruDanville
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
155 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this ship because we wanted to do the Panama Canal crossing and the timing and price was right. Overall the ship is good. The cabins are roomy enough, have enough closet space, etc. The Cruise Director was great...plenty of ... Read more
s2kreno
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
186 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Having cruised on the Infinity’s sister ship, the Summit, in 2014, I expected an awesome time, and didn’t really anticipate any major surprises when I boarded the Infinity for a 15-day Panama Canal cruise. However, there were ... Read more
Quilter
Member Since 2002
1 review
918 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had previously taken the East-to-West cruise through the canal and thought it would be interesting to take the cruise in the opposite direction as the ports of call were different. We have also cruised enough now to make the ship our ... Read more
jascritz
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
60 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Boarding: San Francisco's cruise port area is quite congested and one needs to allow extra time for arrival. The main boulevard is blocked with traffic on cruise days, and the only public transport from the airport subway ... Read more
NJWeddingPlanner
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
My husband had a cruise through the Panama Canal on his bucket list and this cruise on the Celebrity Infinity coincided with his birthday. We had been looking at Royal Caribbean itineraries and was surprised (and disappointed) to find ... Read more
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Clark cruisers
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our cruise to Panama, learnt a lot on the excursions and met some wonderful people, the cruise ship was great, perhaps looking a little tired in places, the Food was fabulous no matter where you ate, the excursions ... Read more
Oz2
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We wanted to do something different and the Panama Canal cruise sounded ideal. We have travelled with Celebrity on several occasions including a previous trip on the Infinity. This one did not disappoint. From the moment we checked in ... Read more
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clarkcrusierd
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Really enjoyed this cruise, the staff are what makes it special, they are all so helpful and friendly, going above and beyond and always with a smile, giving us good advise and a few tips along the way, the restaurants are great and the ... Read more
TeeRick
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,144 forum post
9 helpful votes
We were on the April 26, 2016 sailing of Infinity from Miami to San Diego via the Panama Canal. Overall it was an amazing cruise on a great ship. -stayed in Miami at Marriott Winter Haven on South Beach - nice boutique hotel ... Read more
Lorzy
Member Since 2013
1 review
20 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We enjoyed the Panama Canal Cruise from Miami to San Diego on the Infinity. The staff were great from the start, although it seemed to take awhile for the bar attendants in the deck areas to relax and start smiling. By the end of the ... Read more
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FionaFluffy
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was only our second cruise and both with Celebrity. We just loved everything about it, from the shows, entertainment, activities, dining, comfort, staff, shopping etc. We cannot say enough about the staff right throughout the ship. ... Read more
Lily lady
Member Since 2014
1 review
44 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The only thing I did not like was the new "evening chic" it is neither one thing or another. Why cannot the entertainment or catering staff do something special for these evenings, because really getting dressed up to the nines, ... Read more
MITFlunkie
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I chose this cruise to complete my own personal passage around the world. The Infinity had a better itinerary than the other ship that I was originally planning to stay on. In all, things went very well, and it was a fantastic ... Read more
skaway
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
79 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Great cruise line and ship. Love the Infinity and the 180 degree lounge area on the 11 deck. The food was excellent and sowere all staff members. We have been on this ship twice, the most recent time was through the panama Canal from ... Read more
flutepilot
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
492 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This cruise was a curious mix of very good and not so good. The staff was the most friendly I have experienced yet on Celebrity in five cruises. The dining room staff was beyond all expectations. The food in all venues was excellent. We ... Read more
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06mike
Member Since 2011
1 review
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and Cruise Line. The Canal was underwhelming since it was impossible to hear the transit narration over the PA system and therefore we missed the history and tidbits concerning the old vs new ... Read more
Navy Mustang
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
64 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Panama Canal always has been one of my bucket list cruises and am glad I finally saw the marvels of going through the canal but 15 days was a little too long on this older ship. What was missing was the fun factor we see on Royal Caribbean ... Read more
ginka123
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because we wanted to do the complete transit of the Canal. We've always enjoyed cruising with Celebrity and this time did not disappoint us. Passengers had been given a specific time to check in (based on the ... Read more
PMikeH
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We took the Celebrity Infinity (ship) cruise through the Panama Canal in April 2016. There's good and bad about the cruise and the company. The ship was good - it's clean, well organized and the staff is excellent. Based on that, they ... Read more
catmarsel
Member Since 2008
1 review
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We are not experienced cruisers by choice, but we wanted to experience the Panama Canal so it was inevitable that we take a cruise. Having been notified via email that embarkation would be delayed because of security checks and a deep ... Read more
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Buck1949
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1,608 forum post
13 helpful votes
This Celebrity Cruise was chosen due to the timing and the itinerary. We began looking at this cruise approximately 2 years before it's sailing and compared it with other cruises being offered. After many comparisions..... and reviewing ... Read more
tannerpj
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Sailed on the Celebrity Infinity from Miami on 27th March with friends , destination San Diego via the Panama Canal. Flew direct from Heathrow the day before, overnighting at the Miami Airport Marriott. Everything went smoothly and ... Read more
cruise-crazy56
Member Since 2003
1 review
178 forum posts
1 helpful vote
They do a nice job overall but profits seem to get in the way. The food is good and serving staff are great There are little to no freebies here. Many up charges. One alternate restaurant, Tuscan Grill even has an uncharge on ... Read more
El Gran Crucero
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Getting on in Florida was easy...a little slow getting off in San Diego, but I think it was due to something beyond their scope, having to do with some non-US Citizens an their passports. I'd seen some negative reviews, and they really ... Read more
jonsmum
Member Since 2012
1 review
173 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was out 4th X cruise but our first time on an M class ship. As before, we sailed in Aqua, this time an A1 on deck 11 as we like the sun and the A2's on deck 9 seemed to have an overhang. Embarkation in Miami was delayed due to a ... Read more
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