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Celebrity Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

Celebrity
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Panama Canal & Central America
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214

Very Good

159

Average

70

Poor

39

Terrible

7

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493 Celebrity Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


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Alimck

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Eastbound

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Embarkation at San Diego was not a problem, and we were onboard for 12.30 and had nice lunch and a couple of drinks. Got to our room for 1.30 and bags arrived soon after. The ship looked in reasonable condition, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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richnliz

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Worth the journey for us

This was our first Celebrity cruise, chosen for the itinerary more than for the ship itself, although it was relevant to us that Infinity was small enough to fit in the 'old' locks which we wanted to travel through ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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mobie

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great Panama Canal trip

We chose this cruise because of the Panama Canal transit and pretty much for no other reason or ports, as well as prior, good experiences with Celebrity. Overall, the experience and ship were very good. The ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Tealing

1 Review Written

South America, The Caribbean and salsa, salsa and margaritas.

We chose this cruise because of the itenerary which included Cartagena, Panama and Costa Rica which we had never visited. Our cabin was fine size for us with ample storage space, having learned from previous ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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nigelbasset

1 Review Written

Panama Canal Westbound Transit Sep 24-Oct 9, 2018.

This was our sixth and longest cruise. We’ve cruised Princess, MSC, Carnival and The Red Boat. This was our first cruise on Celebrity Infinity and probably our last. We cruised with three other couples and chose ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Jules B

1 Review Written

Cruising via the Panama Canal Oct 2018

Main reason for picking this cruise was firstly, travelling through the Panama Canal and secondly as this trip was offered by Celebrity Cruises, whom we have traveled with before. Our journey started in San Diego, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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WeBcruisingMN

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Aging ship and older passengers but still a lot of fun

This was a cruise of “firsts” for us: First time cruising the Panama Canal, first time booking a stateroom guarantee, the first time flying in on embarkation day, and first time doing Silent Disco. It was a ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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torontotraveller

6 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise on Celebrity Infinity

As for many cruisers, going through the Panama Canal was a bucket list cruise - it was great. We choose Celebrity because we love all the ships and the level of service. The Infinity is almost 20 years old but ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Phxazzcruisers

6 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Another wonderful Celebrity Cruise

This was a birthday celebration cruise and a trip through the Panama Canal, one that we have never taken. We arrived in San Diego on October 9th from Phoenix Arizona and went from the airport right to the terminal. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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onyourmark

25 Reviews Written

98 Helpful Votes

Thrilling experience on the Infinity Panama Canal crossing

Back in 2010 we sailed to Panama on the Equinox but crossing the canal was not on the itinerary. We just did a land excursion with a stop at the Gatun Locks Observation deck (now closed). An opportunity had ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Bucky63

28 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Panama Canal Cruise

Embarkation: Celebrity has now assigned times for check-in based on cabin location. As a result, embarkation was extremely easy. The entire process took less than thirty minutes from the time we arrived at the ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Kbmeegos

1 Review Written

Older but amazing

This is one of the most amazing cruises I have ever been on. Everything could not have been better From embarkation to disembarkment Arrived st port 11:00 was on the ship eating lunch at 11:30. The cabin was a ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Kath2902

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

GOOD CRUISE BUT CONCIERGE STATEROOM DISAPPOINTING

As this was a time of celebration for the four of us - a 70th and 76th birthday whilst on board and a golden wedding in November we wanted something special and the Panama cruise seemed to fit the bill and the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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pingslicer

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

The ship was old BUT!!!!

We are on Princes Cruise lines most of the time,but our travel agent gave us a special deal on Celebrity. I won't give away the particulars but is was a special up grade. The room was a little smaller than we where ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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years5

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Dissatisfied customer

We were looking forward to a 40th anniversary celebration. Unfortunately the condition of this ship took much of the pleasure from our trip away. From the state room, which had a toilet that frequently didn’t ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Christine311

3 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Infinity Surprises

We had only traveled on Celebrity Solstice Class ships before, but to get through the Panama Canal had to take the Celebrity Infinity. Our experience was both great and not so great. Our Aqua Class stateroom, 1109 ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Peterseremet

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Good, but not as good

We had done the Panama Canal cruise about 10 years ago, and felt the need to see the wondrous Canal again—especially since there were some ports on this cruise we’d not visited before. Overall, Infinity did a ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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cowcatcher

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not up to Par

This was our 6th cruise on Infinity and our 33rd on Celebrity (66 total). We love the size of this ship but it is definitely in need of a refurbishment. Rusted railings, paint on glass balcony walls, etc. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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skids

10 Reviews Written

53 Helpful Votes

Worst first day ever, but then things were good

We are long time Celebrity cruisers, and this was our worst embarkation day ever. We had received an email several days before cruising telling us that departure would be delayed for a couple of hours because of ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Cruisensusan123

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship to relax on

We chose this cruise because it traversed the Panama Canal. This was so interesting and fun. I did not like the ports before the canal and wish that week was spent somewhere else. The canal experience made it worth ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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jgsatgka

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Another Great Celebrity Cruise

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. Our other cruises were port intensive so we were not sure about the many sea days but due to the route we had no choice. Our cabin was as expected and our attendant was ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Silverfox 99

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Disaster from the start

The itinerary was, on the face of it very appealing. But apart from Costa Rica and the two stops in Mexico the rest were a waste of time. The only saving grace being the Panama Canal experience. The ship itself was ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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nickclaire

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Probably our last cruise because of this disaster

We boarded in San Diego after arriving a day early and staying at the Hotel across the street. The ship didn't arrive until noon as we watched people with baggage arriving at the the cruise terminal from 9 am on. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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DreadPirateRobert

3 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Incredible Staff Made Up for a Ship That's a Little Worn

The Panama Canal has always been a bucket list item for my wife and I. When two couples, we often cruise with called to say they had booked it we were in. The itinerary included Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama (of ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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pmennen

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Good, but not great

The ship is beautiful and amazing. The service was amazing. Embarkation was flawless, our room attendant was wonderful. We had a suite (first timers) and our butler was wonderful. Michael's Club (first timers) ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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