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Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review by oiler_fan11: May 25th Tracy Arm


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Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 4.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money Not Rated

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May 25th Tracy Arm

Sail Date: May 2012
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Seattle

Cabin
We stayed in 9067 in Aqua Class. A quiet, well-appointed veranda cabin. Our room attendant was friendly and helpful. We had enough storage space and our balcony was a dream to escape the crowds on the decks. We enjoyed breakfast and wine out there most days. The overhang was helpful to keep the slight drizzle off but you do need to learn how to position your camera so as to avoid seeing the overhang in any photos. All Aqua Class and Concierge amenities were provided including sparkling wine, bowl of fruit, ice tea, daily appies, ....etc.
Food
We dined in Blu most nights and absolutely loved it. The staff was attentive and the intimate setting was a real plus. We thoroughly enjoyed every meal and wine pairing. We also dined in Qsine on the evening leaving Skagway. It is a ideal place with its large windows to sail through the Inside Passage. The food was interesting but not fantastic. We would definitely recommend trying the crepes in Bistro on 5 and the burgers by More the pool. We attended the fancy brunch in the main dining room on the one sea day and were pleasantly surprised. We found the Ocean View Cafe to be standard at best and we tried to avoid it. Breakfast was usually ordered from room service and was always prompt, hot and enjoyed on our balcony.
Entertainment
We thoroughly enjoyed the talks by Brent Nixon. He is passionate about his topics and presents his material in an engaging and entertaining way. We also enjoyed performances by "These Guys" and the Orchestra Band playing jazz music. We attended three of the evening performances and would rate them as ok.
Ports
We tried our best to escape the masses at each port and were very successful. Do not be worried about going off on your own and seeing the real Alaska as opposed to the tacky shops in each of the downtowns. We kayaked in Ketchikan with 2 other couples, rented a car and hiked in Juneau and had the trail to ourselves, ocean rafted in Skagway and strolled to downtown in Victoria. It was all amazing. Tendering in Juneau does require you to be prepared. Be sure to get an early tender ticket which will prevent you from waiting in long lines.
Embarkation/Debarkation
Both went very smoothly. We arrived at the pier at 12:30 and were efficiently guided through lines that led us to drop off our luggage, go through security and check-in. We had a 9:00 am debarkation time and found that most of the other passengers had already left. We quickly found our car rental pick-up and were on our way.
Other
We truly felt relaxed sitting in the thalassotherapy pool and going to the Persian Gardens. There were seldom many people in either. We used the Wi-Fi in our cabin on a daily basis and had no issues connecting although it was quite slow.
We stayed at the Westin downtown Seattle on the night prior to cruise and found it to be an ideal spot. We took the train from the airport and found it very convenient.

We had a fabulous cruise with very friendly staff, scrumptious food and superb scenery. We can't wait to go again. Less


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Quiet location, overhang on balcony

Port and Shore Excursions


Hiking

(5)
We rented a car from Rent-A-Wreck and after stopping at the Alaskan Brewing Company for free samples, we drove out to Mendenhall Glacier. We stopped into the Visitor Center to watch the new movie "Glacier on the Move" and then hiked the East Glacier Loop. It was amazing how packed the visitor center was and how NO one was on the trail. The trail offered breathtaking views of the glacier, waterfalls and rain forest. It was also a great hour long up and down workout. We then drove "Out the Road" with stops at the Shrine of St. Therese and Eagle Beach. A beautiful drive!
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Kayaking

(5)
We enjoyed our day kayaking in "Orcas Cove" in a tandem kayak. It was a great way to see interesting sea life including jelly fish and sea stars. We were also fortunate enough to see a bear, a seal and eagles. We had a delicious snack of smoked salmon on crackers after our paddle.

Rafting

(5)
We had a fantastic raft ride with Ocean Raft Alaska up the Lynn Canal. Our guides were truly outstanding and I would highly recommend them. They truly conveyed how much they love their state and have a thorough knowledge of the local flora and fauna. We had an unbelievable time taking in all the amazing scenery and wildlife! After our raft, we lunched at the Skagway Brewing Company and hiked around the Lower Dewey Lake. Skagway was our favorite port.

We strolled to downtown to enjoy the lights of the Legislative building and the Empress Hotel. The fragrant flowers filled the air as we strolled along. It was a wonderful, but short port visit.
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