Celebrity wins again on food, service and quality of entertain
Celebrity is at the top of our list for overall experience and value. Dining is great - didn't need to go to any special restaurants to get excellent food. we had lobster, prime rib, steaks, shrimp, ect. and food is very well prepared. Compared to bigger ships, our food was actually hot when it was served!
On the transatlantic part of the cruise we stopped in the Azores, Le Havre, Cherbourgh and Bruges (Bruges is a MUST if you like beautiful architecture. This time we took a bus tour to GHENT and got on the canal boats there and saw everything from the boat. No walking required! Lovely, lovely town.
On the British Isles cruise we were in port every day except one (puff, puff). We hit England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. My only complaint is that it is cold and rainy (compared to Florida). Lots of trees and flowers in bloom. Really pretty and much cheaper than doing England on your own (with the pound 1.5 times the dollar it is SO expensive for Americans). Wales and Scotland had my favorite scenery. Mostly we toured on our own via train and bus but we did take an excursion to Wales (gorgeous) and one in Inverness Scotland (Loch Ness). On one excursion the heat on the bus would not turn off, but they replaced it with a different bus while we were visiting a castle.
Celebrity Infinity is not as fancy as other cruise ships. If you want lots of glitz go on Royal Caribbean. we are 'Elite' members on both lines and the extra benefits are FABULOUS. We had free drinks before dinner every night and free internet and laundry service. Since we were gone for over 3 weeks that is a BIG savings.