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264 Celebrity South America Cruise Reviews
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Sanych
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Me and my wife usually go away for New Year celebrations. This time the choices were a cruise from Dubai or South America, and we decided for the later as it is in more-or-less the same time zone. I think we had a good deal, as we ... Read more
Osloboy
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
8 forum posts
We usually try to go on a new itinerary each time as such we decided to go on this cruise around Cape Horn. Transfer to Valparaiso and boarding was a breeze. As the passengers not from the US markets do not get the luggage tags with glue, ... Read more
Gaia0948#
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Nice itinerary for someone who has never traveled to South America or cruised through the Panama Canal. We chose this cruise because it had a good combination of days at sea and Port stops. The Infinity is an older ship and not as up to ... Read more
celebrity74
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Check-in took two and a half hours of standing in lines... a total mess! Celebrity did not even offer water, a place to sit (or an apology) for this agonizing wait. The ship itself appeared to be in good condition and the service was ... Read more
herricjb
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our 3rd cruise, but 1st on Celebrity; it's now our favorite line. The food was very very good, above expectations. There is a high ratio of crew to guests and they really do take excellent care of you. Our waiter/assistant waiter ... Read more
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barbleo
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
18 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because of the Panama Canal crossing and that it was a repositioning cruise ending in South America. The canal was awesome. The ship was older and smaller than we like but good. The entertainment, cruise director, ... Read more
Goldconnection
Member Since 2014
1 review
43 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because of its South American Ports. We enjoyed each port opting to hire a driver to take us around those ports we had not visited before. Our cabin was a good size with more than enough storage. First few days the air ... Read more
Ferdinand Magellan
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My wife and I took the 15-day cruise on December 9 from Fort Lauderdale to Cartagena, Colombia; the Panama Canal; Manta, Ecuador; Lima, Peru; and Arica, Chile. It concluded December 24 in Valparaiso, Chile. We have traveled other ... Read more
ffusa
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Perfect restaurant BLUE with excellent food and with the beverage package was every day a pleasure to go for dinner. The service was excellent and the selections on the menu was perfect. The Expresso at the Bacci was greate ... Read more
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flipper314
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
This is a review of an inner loop trip with the Quito add-on. The cruise itself could not be better. The islands are fantastic, the naturalists are knowledgeable and helpful and engaged and enthusiastic, the staff are uniformly ... Read more
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LynneJ
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This is not your usual 'holiday', so if you want lazy days, taking it easy or even quiet solitude, do not book this cruise. However if you want to feel like an explorer, dont mind being up and off early in the morning, love wildlife and ... Read more
LeeBlackwell
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We are not experienced cruisers, and were a bit apprehensive, but we were very pleased. We found that this was the best value and the right length. The ship was very small, just 98 passengers, but very steady. The itinerary was kept to a ... Read more
jroyalfuture
Member Since 2008
1 review
760 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My husband and I have had a visit to the Galapagos on our bucket list for a long time. Nearly two years ago, we decided to book the 10 day package to the Galapagos on Celebrity Xpedition. We really wanted to find a less expensive option so ... Read more
Wandering Viking
Member Since 2016
1 review
34 helpful votes
We are not so-called 'veteran' cruisers. This is our fourth trip, and the first aboard Celebrity. Before we booked this cruise - from Valparaiso, Chile through the Canal to Miami, I read a number of the Cruise Critic reviews of ... Read more
Tourist101
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Had only been on a 3-day cruise years ago so this was a big cup hangs for me. Went with 5 girlfriends and we had a wonderful time. I want to mention we arrived in Santiago a day early and used that time to tour Santiago. The next day we ... Read more
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rissoedu@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
I choose this itenerary because I had the idea to visit Usuahia , the Beagle canal and the chilenan fiordos. The departure and disembarkation went perfect. The cabin that I take was Ocean View, very nice and a big window on deck 3. ... Read more
SFO-F/A
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
1,215 forum post
24 helpful votes
I'm happy we decided to take this cruise around Cape Horn. It was everything we hoped it would be and more. We booked this cruise a year and a half before it sailed. As it got closer to sail date we also booked 5 nights in Buenos ... Read more
The Singing Seal
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
15 helpful votes
This was my first Celebrity Cruise and overall I was impressed. If you are used to the average British cruise ship this is a step up. However if you are used to 5 star and/or Solstice Class ships then think of the ship as 4 star and ... Read more
sazsails
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
The cruise was booked as the inaugural sailing to the Rio Carnival. As an Aqua class class passenger, we should have had priority boarding but no sign of that at check in. The cruise port was disorganised and boarding via the gangplank ... Read more
lrobertson28
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 helpful votes
This cruise could have been great but that was made impossible by the lack of security and chaos at embarkation and disembarkation in Buenos Aires. When we arrived at the terminal in BA we found a very long line created by one (only) ... Read more
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gowilk
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
55 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
As is true with most 3-5 star lines, this cruise was a mixed bag, mostly good. Start with entry, long line at 12 pm with no differentiation after a half hour we go around the corner and things go smoother, concierge benefits and we ... Read more
capitolbreeze
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
I would like to say up front that my vacation in South America overall was excellent, however that was hardly in part to Celebrity Infinity itself. I should have known things would be poorly planned and executed when I got bad ... Read more
Nuggi
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Celebrity Infinity is not looking its best. Rust stains all over the exterior don't make for a good first impression. The inside is very dated, clean but certainly not glamorous or chic. The dining in the Trellis restaurant was very ... Read more
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Butfly33
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
The cruise was fine in general. But it was lack of activity on board. Cruise Director Sara was excellent, but she needed a team of helpers. Performances of dancers, singers and especially acrobats were excellent. Lecturers on board ... Read more
Kincade
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Celebrity no longer lives up to their reputation and seem to have developed a caste system where only those who have traveled with them many times have access to all of the restaurants, have access to all of the services and are treated ... Read more
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