Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review by RKF: Iceland and Norway
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Iceland and Norway
Destination: Baltic Sea
We chose this cruise because of the Iceland/Norway itinerary. Our last time with Celebrity was in 2003 on the Constellation. Soon we were reminded why we always spoke highly to friends about the Celebrity experience and so glad we have become reacquainted. We flew overnight from Boston and took the ship's transfer to the port of Harwich. Boarding was quick and our suite ready early afternoon. The Infinity has been nicely maintained for a ship over 12 years old.
Service was exceptional in almost all areas. Our butler Edwin extremely attentive and yet respected our privacy. Cabin steward excellent. We took advantage of the 123 promotion and had the classic drink package. Although only one of us drinks alcohol, I took full advantage of specialty coffees, non-alcoholic drinks, etc. Probably had more diet sodas than I usually have in a year! Also had select dining.
Blu: Although we only had breakfast there once and dinner twice, we found the More service and food to be outstanding. Suite passengers can use Blu and we never had a problem being seated.
AquasSpa cafe: Great place for a healthy lunch. With classic drink package we could get their smoothies free of charge. We alternated between it and the Bistro on Five.
Cafe al Bacio: Great coffee bar with very tempting desserts.
Bistro on Five: Great crepes and service. Well worth the $5 surcharge.
Qsine: Such a fun place to eat we went twice. The last time with a wonderful couple from London and we were able to view the wonderful fiord as we departed Geiranger Norway. Very creative presentations do have the Lava Crab!
Martini Bar: By far the most interesting passengers meet here during the course of the evening. Great bar service!
Morning show: Every morning on the cabin TV we began our day with watching the Cruise Director JC and Activities Director Pete, entertain us as the events of the day were presented. A lot of fun!
Wanted to mention a few ports that are not usually visited. Faroe Islands a most pleasant surprise. Trshavn had grass covered roofs and brightly colored buildings. Akureyri in northwest Iceland and our closest stop to the Arctic Circle had temps near 80 F and spectacular vista's. Geiranger Norway spectacular!
Really looking forward to our transatlantic on the Equinox on November. Less
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Cabin review: S28125 Sky Suite 2
Cabin 8125 is an accessible Sky Suite located mid-ship adjacent to the glass elevators and ship's library. Location is perfect. Large bathroom with shower only. Balcony a bit smaller due to elevator structure. Room met all needs.Read All Sky Suite 2 (S2) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Bergen is beautiful but there were at least 5 if not more cruise ships docked. Areas such as the Fish Market and Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf very crowded. Impossible long lines to go up the funicular for the view. Our tour took us to the Edvard Grieg Museum and Fantoft Stave Church. Nice but not particularly memorable.
The ship's tour was only transportation to the Lagoon and back. We purchased tickets online to gain admittance and use the facilities. This saved us a lot of time from standing in line. Expensive ( $170 for the two of us that included towel, robes, algae scrub and drink) but it was a once in a lifetime experience. Really unique.
Although we usually arrange for private tours, we booked a six tour package through the cruise line. And in general were not disappointed. The Golden Circle is a must when in Reykjavik. Waterfall is so awesome.
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