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1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2017
The Panama Canal has been on my bucket list for over 30 years. Before I proceed, I want to comment that we are experienced cruisers (Celebrity Elite). and this is the 3rd time we have sailed the Infinity. We have delayed because I am not a ... Read More
The Panama Canal has been on my bucket list for over 30 years. Before I proceed, I want to comment that we are experienced cruisers (Celebrity Elite). and this is the 3rd time we have sailed the Infinity. We have delayed because I am not a big fan of the tropics, hate heat and humidity, and memories of Vietnam come creeping back in these environments. Fortunately there were few "critters" flying about. The Cabin: We figured it was now or never and took the cruise. It became, understandably, warmer and warmer as we proceeded. this we expected. Unfortunately our room AC was not up to the task in our Aqua class cabin. 3 complaints, 1 cabin attendant, and 2 to guest relations, failed to resolve the erratic temperatures. Temps cycled from nearly 77 to 68 on an erratic basis that seemed to have no apparent reason. The 77 seemed to be the "norm", which was far too warm for us. The thermostat was left in its lowest setting and never moved up. the 68's while welcomed, came and went. the hallways on deck 9 varied similarly. I suspect the environmental systems people were struggling with keeping the entire ship cool and were cycling the various decks. Changes in deck temps were quite noticeable as you went up and down the decks. Our mini bar never cooled below 55 degrees despite have it changed 3 times. Is this the norm for minibars? We expected it to be cooler. The beer was warm - ugh (If you are wondering where I am getting these temperatures, I carry a small, calibrated, infrared thermometer when we travel.) The ship experienced 3 power failures in 1st 3 days we were aboard. Fortunately all were around noon and were barely noticed unless you had an inside cabin. The first time the Ocean View Cafe and decks 9 and 6 were affected. It was off about 10 minutes, came back on for about the same amount of time, and then went back off for about 5 minutes. There was a harried announcement over the ships intercom from the bridge about issues with "the ships ageing electrical system". Something I certainly would never have said. The last power failure was the following day and lasted only 2 or 3 minutes, again about noon. The elevators all continued working during these events. Our embarkation went perfectly. A very smooth event. On a more positive note, we found the ships WiFi much improved over last year. The tech actually understood android systems also, a great improvement over the "I don't know" of years past. The food was generally very good but we found ourselves eating more and more in the Ocean View Cafe, particularly as the voyage progressed. We missed more and more the small touches that make up our diet. Steak is great but we missed having it flame grilled. A whole different taste. The gravies/sauces tended to be bland. Mexico was about what we expected. We felt Cabo St Lucas was a tacky tourist trap with over priced trinkets and a beautiful harbor. Its mostly fishing based place and most of the harbor area is devoted to this. The Disney Wanderer was there when we arrived and this made for some confusion and crowding. But not for long as many people got off, looked around, and went back to their ship. The harbor views were much better from there. Puerto Vallarta was much better but just not much there of interest once you have taken in the magnificent views around the harbor. We enjoyed the ships tours, The coffee plantation in Costa Rica was most interesting and we really enjoyed it. They spoke not only of coffee but the life cycle of bananas. There were some unexpected insights leading to a far more interesting day than we had expected. The city tour in Guatemala had a long bus ride which was mostly why we took it. The craft brewery portion was just a tasting with some tasty snacks. There was great WiFi also. In Panama the entire 1st day was spent transiting the locks. VERY interesting and the whole point of this adventure. The 2nd day we docked at Colon where we took a Distinctive Voyages tour provided by our travel agent. We really enjoyed this as we again made a long bus ride (we wanted to see the countryside) went to the canal Visitors Center (ok, but we could have passed on it) and then did a walking tour of old Panama. A side note, Colon Panama is a VERY (as in the words of our guide) "rough area" and we were strongly advised not to go there. After driving through it, I can certainly see why. Dirty, crowded, with decaying building propping each other up. Many looked as if they were painted last in the 19th century, if then. The inhabitants scarcely looked better. Ugh The final stop on the cruise was fabled Cartagena, Columbia. The city fabled in tales of the Spanish Main and a jewel of the Caribbean. Our time here was all too short, but then again the heat and humidity were over the top. I was quickly drenched in my own perspiration and my t-shirt took 2 days to moderately dry out. The old colonial areas are being restored and much of the charm of that era still remains. But we were hurried by the short shore time. Dora Tours maximized our time there and we were able to view the city from “La Popa” its highest point. The road up is currently closed to all large tour buses but our mini bus was permitted. The view was magnificent. The port area had the best visitors arrival center of the cruise and an extensive shopping area as well as a large aviary full of parrots and other jungle exotics. Just not enough time to take it all in. The disembarkation in Ft. Lauder Dale was a marathon of endurance. It took over 3 hours to get through customs. 4 agents for 2000 passengers. What a goat rope!!! The Celebrity bus transportation was a confused mess as they were attempting to use the same buses to embark and disembark passengers. The luggage got mixed, people got separated from their luggage (separate buses), and we changed buses 3 times before they got it right. We were not being separated from our luggage. No faith in the process at this point. I am quite sure many people missed their airline connections. Ours were fortunately late in the day at 3:30. We believed that we had plenty of time to kill at the airport. WRONG. We were group 23 of 25 getting off the ship. On arrival at the customs area we were confronted with what appeared to be the entire ships compliment of passengers in 2 massive lines, (please keep it 2 abreast please – no idea why). The lines inched forward interminably. Ugh We finally arrived at airline check in with about 30 minutes to spare. The whole process took almost 5 hours from the time we started down the ships gangway. Not a good final experience. 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2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
I have always loved cruising with Celebrity, however this cruise was not my favorite. The ship is showing its age and the food was ok. The usual WOW factor was missing this time. The food in the Oceanview Cafe was almost better than what ... Read More
I have always loved cruising with Celebrity, however this cruise was not my favorite. The ship is showing its age and the food was ok. The usual WOW factor was missing this time. The food in the Oceanview Cafe was almost better than what the unimpressive menu in the Trellis Dining Room. They had a wine testing for the Captain Club's people at 11:00 am. Who wants to try wine after breakfast? The ports were not very exciting. The best part of Cabo San Lucas was arriving. Beautiful rock formations, 30 min. tops. Unless you go snorkeling or scuba diving, there is nothing to see or do. Puerto Vallarta was a little better. We took a public bus to The Malecon and walked around. The port in Puerto Quetzal has nothing to offer. It is an industrial zone and we were told it was not safe to go into town, therefore, we did a tour of Antigua, 1 and a half hour bus ride to this colonial town. The town itself was ok and the best alternative to staying on board. The government of Panama should be ashamed of bringing people in to Panama and the first they see is Colon. The town is falling to pieces. We were told they are going to fix it and that it should be read in 5 years.... The best Colon has to offer is its "Zona Franca" or Free Zone. Not that the Celebrity people tell anyone it exists just a few blocks from the ship. Great bargains to be found. The best port by far is Cartagena, Colombia. There are great tours for $20 ea just outside the port Don't pay top dollar on board. To be fair, Celebrity had very good speakers for their Beyond the Podium series with a lot of interesting information regarding the history and building of the Panama Canal. The shows and guest entertainers were also pretty good. Service was very good. The crew works very hard and deserve every penny they get. They are very polite and friendly. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
I chose this cruise to be with two couples I have known for a long time. It's my only cruise so far; therefore, it's my best cruise and it's also my worst cruise. Service on the Celebrity Infinity was EXCELLENT. ... Read More
I chose this cruise to be with two couples I have known for a long time. It's my only cruise so far; therefore, it's my best cruise and it's also my worst cruise. Service on the Celebrity Infinity was EXCELLENT. Further, every Infinity employee from cleaners to officers always greeted me with 'Good morning, sir!' and a smile! Waiters remembered my preference on beverage. At our reserved table for dinner, waiters remembered my name. No one likes to be ill. Being ill away from home is even worse than just being ill at home. I contacted the Australian strain of influenza on board the ship. I had taken the precaution to have the flu vaccine two weeks before the cruise, but that vaccine doesn't protect against the Australian strain very well. The Infinity medical center ran tests and discovered the influenza. I was transferred to a hospital in Colon, Panama, where we were docked. Before the transfer, I was informed that a Infinity employee translator would stay with me as long as I was in hospital. Additionally, Infinity arranged for someone from the Steamship agency to meet me at the hospital. The agent was to arrange any hotel, transportation to the airport and flights home. The agent did that. Besides translating, the translator went out to purchase bottled water (the hospital would not serve me water until I was admitted, a process that took hours), and just before leaving the hospital the translator picked up my prescriptions at an outside pharmacy. Once at the airport to fly home, the agent arranged for my wheelchair, checking my baggage, being taken through security, submitting the paperwork required for me to be allowed to board a flight and exit the country. The translator and agent services relieved me of a lot of paperwork and hassle. I had not expected either of those services, but they were extremely nice to have! Service OFF the Celebrity Infinity was also EXCELLENT! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2017
We have been wanting to do a Panama Canal cruise for a while, we usually sail with RCCL and since they stopped doing it decided to try Celebrity. Best decision ever. Very smooth embarkation, nice touch being greet with a glass of ... Read More
We have been wanting to do a Panama Canal cruise for a while, we usually sail with RCCL and since they stopped doing it decided to try Celebrity. Best decision ever. Very smooth embarkation, nice touch being greet with a glass of champagne. We went for lunch in the Oceanview and was very impressed with the organization and selection of food. When our cabins opened, our luggage was already at our door and Ozy our attendant greeted us, helped carry it in and pointed out room lay out and amenities. Entertainment every night was excellent, enjoyed Luigi (cruise director) and his staff especially Nacho, Dean and Florian. We only booked 2 excursions, we disappointed in 1 of them, buts its a chance we take I guess. Very impressed also with the Officers always being around, day and evening, visiting with everyone. At least once a day we were asked if we were enjoying ourselves and if we needed anything. Paulina, Captains Club hostess was very pleasant and sweet to talk to. Very smooth disembarkation also. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
Okay, lets start. After reading various reviews of this ship and some not very flattering here is my unbiased review. It did not start well with transfer from the Westin Hotel LAX to the ship this was a joke and very poorly organised by ... Read More
Okay, lets start. After reading various reviews of this ship and some not very flattering here is my unbiased review. It did not start well with transfer from the Westin Hotel LAX to the ship this was a joke and very poorly organised by Celebrity, we eventually arrived at the port at about 13:30 and within 20 minutes we were in the bar. The cabin - 9160 C1 concierge, exceptionally clean, great balcony with 2 x sunbeds and 4 chairs, we meet our room attendant (Malcolm) and he explained everything to us. Dining - This was outstanding, we had select dining, the main restaurant was great, service, food, waiters & sommelier we could not fault. we may have had to wait 5 or 10 minutes on the odd occasion but that's select dining. Tuscan Grill was a treat, Quisine was interesting. The smash & grab was busy on the odd occasion, but we always found a table, we thought the food was very good quality and loads of choice. Sundeck - always found a sunbed there's loads and never had any issue in finding a quiet spot, The rooftop terrace was nice. Entertainment - The ships cast were incredible, and probably the best we have ever seen on our many cruises, but please note they all finished their contracts at the end of our cruise, so a new cast will be on-board now. Service - was exceptional, we did 15 nights and they never let a day go by without a smile, a good morning / afternoon or asking if they could do anything for us. The managers of the departments were always on patrol and making sure everything was ship shape and very approachable, always asking if we need anything. A note to finish on, the ship is old (2001) renovated in 2011 and shows signs of a little wear and tear, but it's like your old pair of slippers a bit rough round the edges, but really comfortable to wear. The ship was inspected by US health inspection while in port at LA and scored 100% which is outstanding for the ship & crew. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2017
We wanted to experience the Panama Canal on a big ship as the last time we did it was on a much smaller boat. The Canal is amazing and was definitely worth doing again. The Beyond the Podium speakers added so much to the experience. We ... Read More
We wanted to experience the Panama Canal on a big ship as the last time we did it was on a much smaller boat. The Canal is amazing and was definitely worth doing again. The Beyond the Podium speakers added so much to the experience. We loved everything about this cruise. The Infinity is still a beautiful ship. The Captain and many of the senior officers were at the meet and greet. He told us that they had a surprise health department inspection on the day we boarded the ship. He was so proud of his team because they scored 100%. The crew bent over backwards to provide excellent customer service. We were so impressed by how clean the ship is. Our dining and sommelier experience was The best we've had in a long time. We went to more shows than we've ever done before because most of the entertainers were top notch. There were afternoon shows on sea days that we really enjoyed. We are looking forward to being on the Infinity again in March. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2017
Overall the experience of a lifetime. The Infinity is showing her age a bit but very well maintained. We are not excursion people, nor are we fitness buffs so have nothing to report in these areas. All ship staff we encountered offered a ... Read More
Overall the experience of a lifetime. The Infinity is showing her age a bit but very well maintained. We are not excursion people, nor are we fitness buffs so have nothing to report in these areas. All ship staff we encountered offered a friendly greeting whether they were on task or in passing. Stateroom attendant Chico was outstanding. The buffet offered a wide selection of very good offerings. The MDR was always very good. Delicious food well presented. Waiter Artika and asst waiter Imam very competent and efficient, and a lot of fun. Weather was acceptable most of trip. Could have used a bit more sunshine through the canal, will have to talk to Celebrity about that next time. Entertainment throughout the entire cruise was excellent, whether provided by headliners or staff singers, dancers, or orchestra. My biggest disappointment is with the sound board in the main theatre. Most performances were simply too loud, out of balance, and way too much echo/reverb. Not all programs are Rock concerts! A major rethink on the usage of the sound board is needed. This did not prevent us from seeing all shows, and certainly did not detract from our enjoyment of the entire trip. Hopefully we will be able to do it again! Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
This “Eastbound Panama Canal” cruise on the “Infinity” beginning on October 8 was our 24th on Celebrity among more than fifty overall for my wife and me. This was the second of our B2B cruise after doing the “Pacific Coastal” ... Read More
This “Eastbound Panama Canal” cruise on the “Infinity” beginning on October 8 was our 24th on Celebrity among more than fifty overall for my wife and me. This was the second of our B2B cruise after doing the “Pacific Coastal” cruise starting on October 1. We've also posted our review for the first one and some of those comments are repeated here. We very much enjoyed this cruise as the very good food and great service from your staff and crew members continues to be top notch. We are also happy to now be “Elite Plus” with the additional perks like the 240 minutes of internet and even more laundry options. We continued our stay in Cabin 3104 which was comfortable and quiet, even though it was very near the Grand Foyer atrium and the Guest Relations desk. Our housekeeper, Edi, did a great job keeping our cabin neat and clean while being “invisible” while we were relaxing there. That approach is perfect for us. The Guest Relations staff members were very professional and helpful. We were pleased to see GR Officer Garmen Zhang whom we met on our B2B2B cruises in Asia a year ago. Melissa was also accommodating. Our OBC from Celebrity and CruCon, our travel agent, was immediately posted on our account which helped us to plan how to spend it. On other cruises, it took four or five days so this was the fastest ever. Cruise Director Luigi and Activities Manager Nacho were OK, but nothing special. After a few nights, we got a little tired of Luigi’s introductions at every show requesting the increasing tens of thousands of “holas”. They seemed more suited to a different cruise line as other CDs and AMs on Celebrity have been classier. Others seemed to like them so it's just a matter of personal taste. We had been in “Select Dining” during the first cruise. We appreciate that Celebrity has many tables for two for that option, but most of them are so close together that you might as well be sharing a table. We talk to many other guests during the day and later in the evening, but we prefer to have some “down time” from these conversations at dinner. Also, my wife has trouble hearing which can make these interactions difficult. So, we switched to a table for two at “Early Fixed” at the 6:00 time for this one and our private table worked out much better. The food and service in the “Trellis” MDR continued to be excellent. Our waiter, Mega, and her assistant, Anthony, did a great job quickly taking care of us each and every evening. Our sommelier, Mercy, provided helpful advice for our wine choices. Rodman always had our bottled water ready for us at our table. So, we were very happy to have the same group of servers rather than being at different tables with different servers each night with “Select Dining”. We usually order our favorite dishes from each menu, but we tried some new ones this time and they were also very good. The Oceanview Café provided many options during the day and late into the night. We particularly liked the Indian/Asian selections and fish and chips. We also enjoyed the hot/cold drinks and desserts in Café al Baccio. The bartenders in the lounges were efficient even when they were very busy. DeJean in the Rendez-Vous was particularly helpful and made the best Grasshoppers we’d ever had. Adi Putra and Willie provided excellent service in the casino, Constellation Sky Lounge and other venues. We were pleasantly surprised that the Classic Beverage Package was now allowing up to $9 for beer, wine and liquor drinks. In the past, the beer offerings under $6 were mostly lagers and lighter brews so it was nice to be able to have Guinness, Boddingtons, Sam Adams and other more robust options. The downside was that Bailey’s, Amaretto, Frangelico and most other liquors are now priced at $10 which seemed a little petty. We spoke to the Beverage Manager about that on the first cruise. Sorry I don’t know his name, but it was not Anti from the second cruise who is very personable. He was a bit abrupt when we asked him about that saying “it’s been like that for months”. He didn’t bother to explain that you can now pay the difference if it’s over $9 as we’ve done when we’ve had the Premium Package. We didn’t find that out until much later in the second cruise when one of the servers, Rodman, told us about it. Another odd twist was that you can’t get cans of soda even though some venues open a can in front of you and pour it into a glass. We suspect that it’s a cost-saving measure, but we’re not sure what this change really accomplishes for such an inconvenience to your guests. Unfortunately, this sort of thing contributes to people’s perception that Celebrity is “nickel and diming” them. That’s certainly not the image that they’d like to present so we hope that they reconsider this policy for future cruises. We continue to support “Evening Chic” with my wife in her dresses and me in my suit or tuxedo. We understand that other guests aren’t as interested in doing this as we are, but it’s nice to see some still like it as much as we do. We often joke with other guests who feel the same way that we need to keep “Evening Chic” alive! All three production shows were very good as usual and the singers and dancers were quite talented. We really enjoyed the “Swing@Sky” show in the Constellation Lounge. The entire cast kept up the high level of energy for a very long time, even though the waves were high and the ship was rocking. We saw it during the first cruise and both times it was the very best of that type of event on all of our cruises. This was the final cruise of that cast's contract so they will all be new on the subsequent cruises. The “Duo Destiny” show with the acrobats Goncalo and Kinga was unbelievable. Among the guest entertainers, we particularly liked Hard Day’s Night (Beatles tribute) and Mike Price (“Rock Star Juggler”). We were very lucky on this cruise as both bands were excellent. We saw Take 5 on our B2B2B cruises in Asia a year ago year so we were happy to see them again. They were great then and are even better now that their keyboard player is back with them. The singer and their other members are very friendly and approachable. The Bryan James Band was terrific, especially since they were billed on this cruise as a “dance band” rather than “house band” or “party band”. Bryan has a great sense to humor and his band can play a wide range of music depending on the audience and the venue. Mr. H often played the piano with them on some songs. The last night of the cruise, someone requested that Bryan’s band play “Blurred Lines”. They said that they don’t do that one, but members of Take 5 know it so they joined them on stage and played that song. It was nice to see them and the audience really enjoying their collaboration. We hope that Celebrity keeps both bands under contract for as long as they can. We’ll just miss Take 5 on the “Constellation” by a few weeks as we’re on a B2B2B starting in November and ending just before Christmas while the band will start in January. We asked Bryan if they had booked their next gig with Celebrity and they are very interested in the “Eclipse” next spring in Europe. We are doing a B2B2B2B starting in May so we are really hoped that they can get that itinerary as it would be great to see them there for 42 nights. We hope that Celebrity can keep them both! We always appreciate the live orchestra as that really separates Celebrity from other cruise lines. The solo performers, duos and string players are also a nice change from the usual music on other lines. About the only complaint that we’d have is that DJ Annet always had the volume in the Constellation Lounge cranked up to ‘11’ like “Spinal Tap”. I play my music very loud at home, but we had to leave every time she was there (as did many others). I wished that I had my decibel meter with me to see how earsplitting it was! Since we were visiting countries in Central America, we did ship’s excursions in all of the ports to ensure that we’d make it back onboard on time. In Cabo San Lucas, we did “CSA2: Chileno Bay Deluxe Snorkeling” where we saw a decent amount of fish. In Puerto Vallarta, we did the “PVB4: Half Day Sailing and Sightseeing” cruise which went along the coast the Los Arcos and was very relaxing. We particularly enjoyed the “GQ14: Guatemala Highland, Panajachel and Lake Atitlan” excursion as we were able to see many volcanos and a lot of the countryside. In Puntarenas, Costa Rica, we did the “CR25: Pacific Train, Boat and Bus Adventure” and saw some interesting scenery, but also some desperately poor areas. In Colon, Panama we did “GCM4: Portobelo and Aqua Clara Locks” which gave us more information about the Panama Canal system and allowed us to see the new locks. We also got a glimpse of the very poor areas just beyond our dock. Finally in Columbia, we did the “CA09: Best of Cartagena” which provided a good overview of that city as we visited the Inquisition Palace and Saint Peter Claver’s Sanctuary plus quite a bit of walking through the streets. Even though it was very hot in some locations, these excursions were worth doing despite some discomfort. In our earlier review of the “Pacific Coastal” cruise, we noted that one area which could use some improvement was the B2B process and it’s worth repeating it for this cruise. At other B2B meetings, someone from the MDR was there to allow guests to select their tables for the next cruise, but that didn’t happen. As part of these past meetings, there have been drawings for prizes, offers of complimentary specialty restaurants, discounted excursions and/or coupons with codes for additional internet minutes in order to fill out the survey from the first cruise. The only “perks” this time were a 30% off a restaurant (only on the embarkation evening) and a card to get into the “Trellis” MDR 15 minutes before the newly boarding guests. We were given the impression that this process wouldn’t take too long. We were told to gather at 9:40, but we were not able to disembark until about 10:40 after everyone else was onshore. We then exited the ship and had to wait almost another hour to get back onboard at 11:30. We suspect that due to regulations, there was no chance for anyone to board before that time. It would have been better to know ahead of time that the local authorities require this timing so we could have planned for these delays. We and most of the other guests have done quite a few B2Bs so all of us were surprised that it was much more inconvenient it this time. We also had some difficulty getting extra internet time to do our survey from the first cruise of our B2B. On other Celebrity ships, the IT staff added 30 minutes to our allotment which works well. This time, we had to check with IT and Guest Relations to get a code. After several days, we got the code, but it only worked for one of us. We finally got another code later on, but you couldn’t use it if you had minutes left without having IT disable that session, log back on using the code to use the new minutes and then re-enable the old one. With this approach, there’s a lot of time wasted by Celebrity’s staff and for the B2Bs. Next time, we’re hoping that these things can be dealt with more easily at the B2B meeting. Overall, we always have a great time on Celebrity and encourage our friends to try that line. After this Panama Canal cruise, we have twelve more booked with you in the Mediterranean, Middle East, India, Caribbean, Northern Europe and Transatlantic in the next year. So, we’ll look forward to having 135 more days to enjoy Celebrity's welcoming hospitality and excellent service! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
We chose this cruise as first we love Celebrity, and second The Panama Canal was on our bucket lists! The whole cruise was wonderful! Yes, the ship needs some TLC but that didn't take away from the great staff, the incredible food, ... Read More
We chose this cruise as first we love Celebrity, and second The Panama Canal was on our bucket lists! The whole cruise was wonderful! Yes, the ship needs some TLC but that didn't take away from the great staff, the incredible food, the entertainment and atmosphere! We chose Aqua Class as we love the option to eat in the Blu! The food was incredible! The staff along with Marcel, the maitre'd were awesome! Fernando the sommelier hit it out of the park every night! The crossing of the Panama was just what we expected, and loved! We loved all the stops The trip we took in Colon was wonderful. Back to the lake area of the Panama and experiencing the monkeys! We loved it! The only negative comment is from the Fort Lauderdale customs area. The staff were slow, and not very understanding. Took hours to get through. Very hard on a lot of people. Cant wait for my next Celebrity cruise! Read Less
Sail Date: October 2017
The infinity is a great ship, very friendly staff, and meals are excellent. We did the Panama Canal from LA to Fort Lauderdale....fantastic. Never been on celebrity before, only cruised with Royal, your status from Royal transferred ... Read More
The infinity is a great ship, very friendly staff, and meals are excellent. We did the Panama Canal from LA to Fort Lauderdale....fantastic. Never been on celebrity before, only cruised with Royal, your status from Royal transferred across and you were treated like you cruised regular with them. All ports were Fantastic and the actual crossing of the Canal was out of this world, the shows in the evening were outstanding and one big plus was the size of the shower, plenty of room to swing a cat in there. If you are thinking of cruising the Panama Canal I highly recommend this cruise, I don’t think you could do better. The only negative I have is that embarkation was a long process in Fort Lauderdale, I think this was mainly to a lot of Europeans on board and everyone went through the same line, US citizens did not have a separate line, which would have speeded up the process. Otherwise no complaints. Read Less
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