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385 Celebrity Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Hope.Baklava
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
tbmrt
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
2,577 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Hotel night before and Parking: Cambria Suites, Dania Beach: Wonderful hotel with separate TV’s/sitting area and large rooms. Free parking for 11 nights. Close to restaurants and nice shopping area, but better to drive 5 ... Read more
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Rogueperson
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
945 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We booked this cruise as our honeymoon before we even decided when we were getting married. We had a lot of expectations and concerns with this cruise. Mostly, this would be the longest cruise either of us have been on and knowing that, ... Read more
travelers98
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
While we have sailed with Celebrity Cruise Lines several times, this was the first cruise on the Infinity and what a disappointment. The service on the ship was far below Celebrity expectations. The ship is older as is not being kept up ... Read more
hakeem
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our 6th Celebrity cruise and the second on this class of ship.Having read the November reviews (the cruise before ours),I felt I had to come to the defence of the ship.This was our second time through the canal and the actual ... Read more

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1Bratwurst
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Before the cruise we stayed 2 nights in San Diego and after the cruise 2 nights in Miami. Enough time to explore the cities and no hurry to get to the ship and back home immediately after the cruise. Both ports are easy to reach from the ... Read more
sailingman22
Member Since 2011
1 review
26 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We have enjoyed cruises on the larger Celebrity ships and decided to do the Panama Canal cruise on the Infinity. The ship had just came out of retrofit, and should not have all the little issue that we experienced. The first issue was a ... Read more
funnyuask
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my second trip with Infinity and was very disappointed not only with the service but with the ship's overall outlook/amenities. Let's start with the internet service package offered on board. IT is is HIGHSEA ROBBERY. What is not ... Read more
disnemimi
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
33 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I think the other reviews have pretty much said it all. The ship is older and is starting to show its age. As one walks through the ship one can hear creaking and groaning of the ship, in addition during the last part of the cruise the ... Read more
lionmoon
Member Since 2006
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Sorry, i did not post this here sooner, i posted it elsewhere and forgot to post it here. We have sailed the Infinity before-LOVED IT! We have sailed the Panama Canal before with Princess- LOVED IT! This time it was more of an ordeal ... Read more

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archerniak
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
90 forum posts
2 helpful votes
DH and I booked this trip over 1 1/2 years earlier and were very much looking to check the Panama Canal off of our bucket list of places to visit. We were not disappointed at all. This truly was a trip of a lifetime. The ship was ... Read more
Travler3824
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
83 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
This was an 18 night cruise from San Francisco through the Panama Canal and ending Ft. Lauderdale. The infinity needs a little work in Concierge class as there was some rust on the balcony and the carpet outside needed to be repaired. ... Read more
WEGL81
Member Since 2007
15 reviews
827 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are a couple in our 50s and this was our 17th cruise (3rd on Celebrity). We love cruising and have learned to always enjoy the great parts of cruising while not letting a couple not-so-great experiences ruin a long awaited outstanding ... Read more
forrbendcanada
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
Loved the itinerary of cruise which is why we went with Celebrity. We did have a wonderful holiday but have a few items I feel important to pass on. The staff on the cruise ship were wonderful. However I could not help but feel for them ... Read more
lexmiller
Member Since 2012
19 reviews
247 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed this 17 night Panama Canal to San Francisco cruise, back to back with the next 11 night Alaska cruise. I'll review each cruise separately, but my overall impressions are based upon our total 28 night experience onboard the ... Read more

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ellbelle
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
525 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was only our 4th Celebrity cruise (23 over all lines) so not as familiar with the ship classes. It so happened we had two Celebrity cruises booked, one in January of this year and again this April. Our January cruise was on the ... Read more
Jack & the Bunny
Member Since 2009
1 review
74 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We boarded the Infinity in Ft. Lauderdale on April 28 for a Panama Canal cruise. One of the first things we noticed as we explored the ship was that the solarium had a strong odor of sewage. This odor was very unpleasant and recurred ... Read more
petermaij
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our disappointments sailing with Celebrity Infinity. ‘Celebrity Infinity’ 2-pers. Inschepen: 28/04/2015 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA Ontschepen: 15/05/2015 San Francisco. A day before we were supposed to check in ... Read more
Vikingjorg
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
67 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This ship is in need of a complete overhaul, it is getting a little tattered and looking old. Shore excursions were not up to snuff, too much political discussions by the guides. When will the cruise lines quit taking bribes from ... Read more
walter54
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Panama cruise April 13 - April 28 2015 Due to mechanical problems, our flight between Brussels and Atlanta was delayed with more than 7 hours. Besides that the flight between L.A. and San Diego was cancelled. So we did the last track by ... Read more

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Chrisda
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overall: While we had enjoyable experiences on the cruise this was due more to the ports of call rather than the ship itself. Overall the cruise fell well below our expectations. The quality of food was not much above fast food / cafe ... Read more
missjazz
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Infinity cruise before us had norovirus, but Celebrity went above and beyond to make sure our cruise didn't have the same problem. They were extra cautious and I applaud them for it. We'd sailed on other cruise lines but this was the ... Read more
conwakr
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
237 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We picked this ship because of the itinerary. We had an aft concierge cabin and the large deck was worth the up-charge, plus the itinerary suited an aft for earlier sailaways and the Canal journey. The ship was very clean having just ... Read more
Luvcruising1
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I'm on the fence with this rating between Average and Very Good. Due to the Panama Canal crossing we chose an aft stateroom (7206) and were very pleased with the location looking at the wake, especially going through the canal and ... Read more
richard w.
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Our cabin or state room as they call it, was a pleasant surprise-very clean, large and modern. We had a balcony which was appreciated very much as we were always able to see the ocean and never felt claustrophobic. Our cabin steward, ... Read more

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