Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review by Number34: Great itinerary and ship
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Great itinerary and ship
Embarkation at Harwich at 2 pm was very quick and we were escorted to Michaels club to meet the concierge, Neil, who explained a few things and sorted out our first dinner bookings. Cabin was ready so we left our bags and headed for some lunch at the Oceanview. Was very busy but we managed to get a table and had a few salads and a drink. There was a good choice of food on display but this was the only time we ate there.
We liked cellar masters for a pre dinner drink and it was an excellent place to people watch!
Martini bar was good entertainment but we found the drinks too much and only tried them twice!
Mast bar had good service when we tried it. Premium beverage package meant we never signed for a drink at any time on the cruise.
We had the 5 dinner package plus 2 free dinners but were persuaded to upgrade to the Ultimate package on the first night when we were in Qsine. Therefore even though we had select More dining did not visit the MDR.
Qsine - interesting and a bit confusing as we were never sure how much we were going to get. Personal favourites were the Lava Crab and Painters Mignon. Did not manage more than 3 items on any of our three visits. Service excellent.
Café al Bacio
Our favourite place to have a coffee and cake in the day and a coffee and liquer after dinner. Also great coffee to go. Did get busy with some people staying a long time.
Bistro on Five
We had lunch a few times, good service and range of crepes, salads and Paninis. Did not have to pay as included in the package but thought good value for $7.
Tried it once, ambience pleasant although tables very close together so might as well have been sharing. Excellent rib of beef, OK sirloin and good service.
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Worked our way through the menu and thought all the starters were good but that the fish entrees were excellent, as was the veal. Lamb OK but thought the venison disappointing. Table side preparation of the lobster is fun. Staff - lots of them and take a bit of getting used to at first but they were very friendly and helpful. The maitre D, Aurelian, prepared steak diane for us one evening and it was superb. The sommelier was fantastic at finding wine pairings to go with the dishes we chose.
Went to see magician who was excellent, especially his matinee show. Also saw a mentalist but rather disappointing. Theatre pleasant with good drinks service.
We had this in the cabin as we had plenty of space. Disappointed with quality of fruit and took a while to work out how much to order. Not always hot when it arrived either. Poached eggs were always soft though!
Coffee was luke warn so ordered latte from Café al Bacio which was much better.
Had access to this because we were in a CS. Was always very quiet but it was convenient when we wanted a drink quickly or to get a few bottles to take back to the cabin. My thoughts are that it is an idea that is still being worked on. The concierge, Neil, was always very helpful.
Torshavn - interesting but not a lot to see and we had a lot of mist which spoiled some of the views on our excursion.
Reykjavik - stunning views to sea and nice to wander round the center and the harbour area. We did the Golden circle tour and it was fantasic!
Strange being back on UK soil. Did a tour with and would rate Jarlshof as one to the most interesting places I have visited. Puffins and croft museum great as well as the Shetland ponies.
Stunning scenery on the sail in, mountain bus to Dalsnibba great views but not much time a the top. Sail out the captain did a 360 at the 7 sisters waterfall!
larger than we expected. Free shuttle bus to center and we wandered around and found a Resistance museum in the fort just past the Fish Market. It had a really good display and as it is free worth a visit. At 1 pm it was easy to get a place on the funicular and the view of the harbour and surrounding mountains was great. Less
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Cabin review: Celebrity Infinity 7140
We had 7140. Very pleasant, roomy with lots of storage space. Bedroom is comfortable and the dressing table and wardrobe space great for keeping cases and clothes in. Bathroom OK but would have liked more space. The bath is a good size and the whirlpool fun but the edge is a bit high to step in. Shower over bath is not very powerful considering they make a point of saying it has an upgraded shower head!The table to seat 4 was great for breakfasts and the balcony had two chairs and a table, not too overlooked by other cabins considering it project outwards. Not too windy either.
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