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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
Gramma no
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I arrived in San Francisco on the Wednesday prior to the cruise, toured the city, rode the street cars, walked the many hills. I had arranged for a tour to pick me up at my hotel (Petite Auberge) on Thursday Morning, visited Muir Woods, ... Read more
lionmoon
Member Since 2006
1 review
6 forum posts
5 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
96 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
16 reviews
1,033 forum post
1 helpful vote
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
securitypaperman
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
The job done to update the Infinity was fantastic. May wife and I were very impressed. Having been on close to 20 cruises, this was a wonderful trip. Everything was excellent. We enjoyed every specialty eating venue. Each meal ... Read more
latterdayesther
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
333 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Cruise review Celebrity Infinity Sept. 4 to 13, 2015 Let me begin by saying this cruise in many ways met or exceeded our expectations, and was a very nice vacation. We appreciated our more experienced Cruise Critic friends who gave us ... Read more
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jillsalamanca
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Just returned from sailing on the Celebrity Infinity Pacific coastal with port stops in Monterey, Ensenada, San Diego, Catalina Island and Santa Barbara. Wonderful port stops, and even though we had to tender the majority of the ... Read more
JamesBond1967
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We are definitely back in the Celebrity family. Although the Infinity is showing signs of age in that the pools are still salt water and need refurbishing, it was a delightful journey. The food was very good with a wide choice. The ... Read more
Cruise Raider
Member Since 2006
17 reviews
5,310 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Background Information: We are a retired couple from the San Francisco bay area -- mid-fifties & early sixties -- that cruise extensively on most major lines. This was our 46th cruise overall, our 14th on Celebrity and our 3rd ... Read more
Dehawes
Member Since 2015
1 review
28 forum posts
Sailed September 2015
This was our 8th cruise overall, 7th with Celebrity, all but one on Millennium class. It had been 4 years since our last cruise. We are a couple who is over 55 and under 60. We work hard and a cruise is a luxury expense for us. As you ... Read more
hulamoon
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
3,500 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We boarded the Infinity for the first time out of San Francisco. The weather was lovely the entire cruise but unseasonably hot in Santa Barbara and San Diego. We have sailed only one other Millinium ship, the Summit and I would say the ... Read more
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nomad413
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our cruise started off on the wrong foot during the lifeboat drill. Several elderly passengers were in our group, which our muster point was the photo viewing area. We were told to line up 5 deep close together. One elderly man ... Read more
TahoeSierra
Member Since 2008
12 reviews
290 forum posts
Sailed September 2015
BUS TRANSFER TO THE PIER We have taken many cruises out of San Francisco, usually with Princess. We usually stay one night at the El Rancho Hotel in Millbrae. The next morning we have the hotel van take us to the airport where we ... Read more
Chef Rob
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Generally the cruise was nice, the ports were great We had a Concierge class stateroom 9201. I would not book Concierge class again as i don't believe that the extra money paid is value for money. They advertise fresh flowers....we ... Read more
robtbob
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
43 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Positives Overall we enjoyed the journey. The ship, cleanliness and service were excellent. Staff all friendly and engaging. Ports of call were great and we enjoyed all the stops. Entertainment was varied and of high ... Read more
catgirl398
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
125 forum posts
Sailed May 2015
My expectations based on previous reviews were to find a tired, old ship with disgruntled waitstaff. Nothing could be further from the truth. The ship looked fresh and clean. Waitstaff was friendly and fairly attentive. We had a ... Read more
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Joannatansley
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
My heart sank when we stepped on board. A tired ship with no wow factor atrium or even aged splendour, just worn out. The only plush place was the casino & I didn't wish to spend any time in there! Cabin was not overly clean and ... Read more
Purrerze
Member Since 2015
1 review
My husband & I began cruising two to three times a year for about the last 5 years. This was our first Celebrity cruise and we were less than impressed. To begin, the new port terminal in San Francisco was very nice, and drop ... Read more
BBNY
Member Since 2009
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Overall we had a wonderful time and enjoyed sailing on Infinity. The high points were the service, the ship excursions and the awesome itinerary. We had wonderful weather and I'm sure that help ensure good spirits throughout the trip. We ... Read more
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gustifus
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed May 2015
Firstly, this is only my 2nd cruise in over 10 years, so its hard for me to rate this, as have little to compare it with. We went through a recommended travel agent as I wasn't sure what needed to be done. Well, our agent did very ... Read more
RJHNorthyorks
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
738 forum posts
Sailed May 2015
We sailed on the 12 night cruise from San Francisco disembarking at Vancouver. Embarkation in SF was chaotic - there just weren't enough baggage handlers and long queues developed of people trying to hand over luggage. None of the staff ... Read more
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