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385 Celebrity Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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clarkcrusierd
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 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
802 forum posts
3 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
4 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
5 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
34 forum posts
6 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

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MITFlunkie
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
5 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
2 reviews
49 forum posts
2 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
464 forum posts
5 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
ginka123
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 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
0 forum posts
6 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

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catmarsel
Member Since 2008
1 review
6 forum posts
6 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
Buck1949
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1,484 forum post
10 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
0 forum posts
5 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
171 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

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jonsmum
Member Since 2012
1 review
153 forum posts
6 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
tlria510
Member Since 2013
1 review
70 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Celebrity Equinox, a beautiful ship! EMBARKATION was swift! Line wait was less then 10 minutes and we were on our way. While a beautiful ship, there are areas in which could use some improvement: verandah furniture is in need of ... Read more
Friendlyjohnno
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
we feel absolutely cheated out of our holiday money. We are battling farmers who have saved our money for what was to be the holiday of our lifetime. Firstly, there was an 18% service charge on everything we bought, then there was a place ... Read more
Careful Yorkshireman
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our first visit to the Caribbean and our second trip with Celebrity. It will probably prove to be our last trip to this part of the world and the second of a number with this cruise line. Why no plans to return? Manchester/New ... Read more
bostonfred
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
387 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
we arrived a day early and stayed at margaritaville in Hollywood. We were scouting for next year's trip with the family. Got a good deal for room as the place is new and is not filling up yet. It was right on boardwalk in Hollywood and ... Read more

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Etoc
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We booked a wonderful Alaska cruise with Celebrity two years ago. So, given the quality of the food and entertainment we experienced there, we booked an 11 day Central America cruise on the beautiful Equinox. We were disappointed. The ... Read more
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MarkWiltonM
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second year in a row on the Equinox. The year before we sailed on the Silhouette, which is nearly identical. Boarding and disembarking was very quick and painless. The ship is immaculate and well-tended, and the cruise line's ... Read more
Poppyp35
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was a very disappointing cruise. The itinerary was great and we enjoyed the Ports very much. The Panama Canal was amazing, but oh dear Celebrity Cruises are dropping their standards. We first cruised with them in 2009 and since ... Read more
otonomartillo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We are a couple in our mid 30s and were traveling with my parents who are in their early 70s. We cruise about once a year and have sailed with Disney, Norwegian, and Carnival. This was our first Celebrity experience. We've also traveled ... Read more
Hope.Baklava
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I agree with the previous critics that Celebrity is declining and mostly in its daily operation. The entertainment was first class and activities were fine, except for the one magician and scheduling of the enrichment talks. My main ... Read more

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