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326 Celebrity South America Cruise Reviews
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2cruiseSue
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
We had gone on the Celebrity Xpedition for an inner loop trip a few years ago and we wanted to do the outer loop this time and then go on to Peru to visit Machu Pichu. On this trip, we went with 4 other couples. We flew into Quito, ... Read more
ScotsLady
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
155 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Booked this while onboard another Celebrity cruise 2 years ago as one of our bucket list destinations. We booked the 2 day pre and post cruise with Celebrity in Quito. The week previous we did our own tour to Machu Picchu and arranged ... Read more
RexC
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first celebrity cruise and we selected it for the itinerary as we were planning a short visit to Chile. We spent time in Santiago, Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar before embarkation. The boarding process in Valparaiso was a bit ... Read more
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kipellen
Member Since 2017
1 review
This trip was chosen because of its itinerary and starting point in Valparaiso, Chile. We upgraded to the highest balcony level but room 7112 was very tiny although the location was great. Really hard for two people to share the room, ... Read more
goodlifefor2
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
The cabin was ok, however the shower had mold in it and I don't think that the shower floor had been cleaned (bleached) ever. When the shower over spray was wiped up (by my wife or I) the dirt came up off of the floor. The cabin steward ... Read more
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amzerinas
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise because it started in one place and ended in a different place. We spent a week in Chile prior to embarkation, and had a wonderful experience there. We had never been to South America before and wanted to get to know ... Read more
pitch
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
71 forum posts
Wanted to visit Chile, Peru and Ecuador. Weather was perfect and the seas calm all the way. Embarkation in Valparaiso was something! Remember embarkations like that YEARS and years ago! Happy it wasn't raining. Capt. and bridge ... Read more
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lululucky
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Usually really enjoy Celebrity cruises but this one was just average. The worst part was that the ship got the norovirus and lots of things changed because of this. There were a lot of sick people. They had to starting serving in the ... Read more
Joymurf
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Our trip to the Galápagos Islands was outstanding. The ship was wonderful in every respect. With only 96 passengers there is lots of individual attention. This is not a fancy dress up cruise but one for those who love nature and the ... Read more
Buzzttt
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this trip as part of an Enrichment Journey combined with an after cruise land package to Machu Picchu. As for the cruise portion of the trip. I read several reviews of the ship experience before I sat down to write this on. I ... Read more
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EnjoyingLife2014
Member Since 2014
1 review
70 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Quito We arrived 2 days early to acclimatize to the altitude in Quito and also to recover from a day of travel. ( we are from the Toronto area in Ontario. Our observations: 1. Quito was much warmer than we thought it would be and we ... Read more
Kroohzers
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Overall we enjoyed this cruise. Fabulous scenery, food, staff and entertainment. The fiords were great. We were able to check off 3 of 4 major travel goals. 1 - Round the Horn - check, 2 - see a penguin in its native territory - check, 3 ... Read more
SoCalCruiser4
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We choose this cruise based on the itinerary. South America was on our bucket list and Celebrity offered a decent price with perks so we decided to book it. It was a great experience. We love the Infinity (this is our 3rd trip on it) ... Read more
NewEnglander23
Member Since 2008
1 review
49 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We had a wonderful time on the Buenos Aires to Valpariso March 5th, 2017 trip. We contribute this mainly to our room and amenities that came with it. We were in Royal Suite 6134, and it was a great room. Separate bedroom and living ... Read more
Travellerslife
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
The cruise was selected for the itinerary primarily and the Celebrity line for a previous excellent experience with them. Both embarkation in Buones Aires and disembarking in Valparaiso was excellent, efficient and professional. We had ... Read more
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WTW34135
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was my 2nd cruise on the Infinity. The first cruise was in Aqua Class. This time I tried Concierge Class. Overall, the cruise was wonderful. My cabin 7212 faced the stern which gave me a huge balcony. In addition, the room was ... Read more
gzyteck
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
310 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Celebrity runs a top notch operation in the Galapagos. From our arrival to departure we were well taken care of! The tour guides were informative on land and the naturalist offered their vast knowledge on the islands. The whole tour runs ... Read more
Rhisibabe
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
68 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise with Celebrity, all on different ships. We spent a couple of nights in Buenos Aires before the cruise and this was really worth it as it is a lovely city. Make sure you go to a tango show. A boat trip to the ... Read more
robinpd
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We wanted to go to go to the Rio Carnival, which this cruise was focussed around, and also the Iguazu Falls which we were able to add on as an extra at the end of the cruise. These two locations did not disappoint. We should point out ... Read more
mezza
Member Since 2007
17 reviews
785 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was a once in a lifetime itinerary to see the Rio Carnivale. There were 6 ships in Rio de Janiero during Carnivale, so Rio is packed with tourists at this time of year. This means that seeing Sugar Loaf / Christ the Redeemer statue ... Read more
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sandiefran
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
82 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The ports of call were a little different from usual South American ones with Ilhabela and Buzios included. The shore excursion department did not always have correct information to give on the excursions offered, and I found that ... Read more
leplep
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Oh my gosh! I have seen some bad things on cruise ships, but this is the worse ever. The food was awful, unless you paid in the pay restaurants and then okay. The paint is peeling off everywhere, they are not taking care of this old ship. ... Read more
karengail90
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We wanted to sail to Antarctica and to visit Buenos Aires. We've sailed on just about every cruise line, but not on Celebrity--only because we choose our lines by their itineraries. We've sailed on Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Princess and ... Read more
montythecat
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
In order to get to see Antarctica and visit The Falklands you have to accept that there will be lots of sea days which we generally try and avoid. It was certainly worth it. We had a poor experience for a number of reasons on a Panama ... Read more
Travelingboski
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
97 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. It was our 1st time sailing with Celebrity. Unless you are an Elite Club member, your choices in restaurants, food, bars and level of service is extremely limited. We found the obvious class ... Read more
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