Wonderful cruise even though Infinity had POD problems which hopefully will be fixed while it is in drydock. Our schedule was altered but we were all aware before the cruise left San Francisco and were willing to make the best out of the situation.
As usual, the SERVICE is top notch on Celebrity. Lots of little touches that you don't find on other cruise lines. Friendly faces, details taken care of, always eager to please the passengers. The ENTERTAINMENT was really good. A good variety of programs for all. Loved the Singer/Dancer troupe, Comedian Matilda was a riot, Pearl Kaufman (Pianist) very interesting life story, Magician/Juggler so talented & funny. Lounge band in the Constellation (Top Secret) just so-so. Singing & musical groups around the ship very good. Always something interesting to do on this ship. FOOD was very good to just good. Seems Celebrity has a German chef staff currently and we have liked the food a little better before. We never went without but some of the menus were a little harder to find what you would like. BUFFET was one of the best we have had while sailing. We love the pasta & pizza stations, sandwich area, hamburger/hot dogs grill, AquaSpa dining areas. It is wonderful Celebrity offers FREE ice cream everyday compared to other cruise lines. The afternoon Tea & pastries were very nice. All in all, I would rate the total food package Very Good. The Best shore excursion for us was at Prince Rupert with a boat trip to see BEARS. We were blessed to see 2 large Grizzlies. In May this is rare! The handling of the excursion disembark always went easily compared to many other cruises of the past.
DISEMBARKING: At the end of our trip we were so worried about an 11am flight out of Vancouver. NO PROBLEM! Left ship by 7:35am arrived at airport by 8:30 and received our bags by 9:15am and breezed through ticket counter, immigration, TSA and still had 1/2 hour wait to leave. I would say Celebrity worked really hard to get everyone off and not the usual (Pushing to get off) syndrome that so many cruise lines cause. The only aggravation on the ship was the day Immigration came aboard when we passed from Canada into US waters. Somehow the agent asked so many questions everyone was delayed in the lounge for up to 2 hours. Celebrity offered snacks and beverage during this time which was a nice gesture. I would give a high rating for this Alaska cruise even though we had POD engine problems. We had great weather, nice people, & wonderful care onboard. Look forward to many more Celebrity Cruises in the future.