Celebrity Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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456 Celebrity Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews
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FrogQueen47
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our second Infinity cruise thru Panama Canal; this time east to west. We had hoped that we would go through the new Panama Canal which is why we took this second trip; however, we did not, but we saw it. Ship had supposedly ... Read more
hbhbhbhbhb
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
We are repeat Celebrity Aqua Class cruisers and like and appreciate the loyalty benefits. However, we noticed a reduction of staff and services everywhere especially at Blu restaurant, Main Cafe, Aqua Class cabin cleaning, internet ... Read more
cruisefanatics58
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We are loyal Celebrity customers, second time in the last year on the Infinity itself. This cruise was another experience that makes us want to continue with this. We can't say enough about the great service and spectacular crew, ... Read more
Keystonekel
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
11 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We booked this cruise for the itinerary, especially the Panama Canal. This was our 6th cruise with Celebrity. As usual, the ship's personnel provided excellent service and were very friendly. The ship itself, however, was showing its ... Read more
spydermcfly
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the great mix of ports and sea days and the opportunity to experience the Panama Canal and we were not disappointed. Embarkation and disembarkation was a smooth as silk. The ship was a great size in ... Read more
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jasandri
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
This cruise catered to the retired folks so if you are retired and enjoy oldies music and a slower pace this cruise is for you!! My husband and I are in our early 40's and we took this cruise to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We ... Read more
Sfb3
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
THE GOOD: Great food selection, quality and presentation. Main dining room waiter Kadek & Asst. Waiter Marco were outstanding some of the best. Room attendant for 7070, Wayan, was the best we have ever had. The ship Orchestra was the ... Read more
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EngCU82
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 helpful votes
Getting on the ship and to the room went very well. Noticed strong mildew smell and worked with staff and Concierge through various solutions. Ended up being lucky enough to switch rooms and the new is what this review is based on. ... Read more
andrewlgc
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Four years after last cruising on Celebrity Infinity we returned for a 15 night Eastbound Panama Canal Cruise. Clearly the entertainments management has changed in that time as loud music is now played at all time in all public rooms and ... Read more
jgsoloski
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My sister and I shared a bedroom while we were growing up, and had a crap relationship, so imagine my delight when we shared a smallish cabin and got along swimmingly. Firstly, I want to thank my sister Nancy and all our Trivia ... Read more
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Katie Travels
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
The destination and cruise line drew us to this cruise. We are very fond of Celebrity cruises, and have wanted to do a Panama Canal cruise for a long while. We were not disappointed with this cruise! This was our first experience with a ... Read more
CTtallguy
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
WE wanted a full transverse of the canal and had had excellent prior experiences on three Celebrity cruise ships. While the ship's personnel did everything they could to make us happy, the ship itself was, in the apt words of a fellow ... Read more
Lily lady
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
73 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Chosen for the itinerary Panama Canal.ship was clean and comfortable, cabin was adequate size kept clean by fevon who was pleasant and unobtrusive.Service in trellis restaurant excellent sommelier vergie was excellent, food was ok cannot ... Read more
hofnors
Member Since 2014
1 review
33 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because I'd wanted to see the Panama Canal, never been on Celebrity and happened to check for cruises when the price on this one was very low (just about 3 months before sailing, after which it went back up to almost ... Read more
WH59
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
We will have long lasting memories of this cruise, the transit through the canal,the ports of call and the high standard of service from all the staff. What is memorable but for different reasons is the state of the ship. It was clean ... Read more
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sunyside
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
31 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Loud type of music spoiled the atmosphere for us. It seemed just noise. Most of the crew was pleasant but some were just there. Specialty restaurant service was better than the food. The $18 above the regular added price for dry aged ... Read more
2015DeeDoo
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was a wonderful cruise! The age of fellow cruisers was a bit older than I expected and found that I was in the young crowd at the age of 50. The fellow cruisers were a great mix of people from around the world. So many interesting ... Read more
Motomom44
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
The panama Canal was fabulous. This was certainly a bucket list trip. I wish we could have heard the speakers on the ship. The entertainment in the Celebrity Lounge was horrible. The last day I was getting a salad at the buffet the ... Read more
lawra09
Member Since 2001
7 reviews
187 forum posts
Embarkation was fine. Our cabin was a forward balcony cabin and was fine. Room steward did excellent job. Room service very disappointing though compared to solstice class ships. We are elite and happy hour between 5-7 pm up in the ... Read more
catrtxpt
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
We took the cruise to fulfill a desire to transit the Panama Canal. Crew was very courteous and attentive to our needs. Our cabin was clean and efficient with a balcony to sit and view what was happening outside. We broke Aqua class and ... Read more
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aussie1944
Member Since 2007
1 review
234 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The ship is older and actually just looks "tired". After having experienced S Class Celebrity ships, we don't like the buffet area very much. We have been told the BLU restaurant is changing the menu which is wonderful news. ... Read more
Jlhalldc
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Cruise Critic Review: Panama Canal with Celebrity Infinity We chose this cruise to celebrate our recent retirement, and the itinerary -- Miami to San Diego via Panama Canal -- attracted us. The canal has been a bucket list item and this ... Read more
wendiness
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
34 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Having tried several other cruise lines (Disney, Princess, Holland America, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean) we thought we'd give Celebrity a run. We had heard it was a step up in service and facilities. Sadly, we were disappointed. Service ... Read more
TonyKensall
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
A really exciting experience visiting a part of the world we have never been and only seen on television. From the port of Cartagena in Columbia through the Panama canal to the rain forest of Costa Rica , volcanos in Guatamala then ... Read more
skids
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
37 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My wife and I are long time Celebrity cruisers, but, after some management changes a couple of years ago, we had become somewhat disenchanted with them. This cruise and one on Equinox earlier in the year have reversed our thinking. We ... Read more
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