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185 Celebrity San Diego Cruise Reviews
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deanocruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Have seen various reviews of Celebrity and decided to try it for our 50th anniversary. We are experienced cruisers (over 60 cruises on 5 different lines) and were disappointed in the concierge veranda stateroom. 1st- the closet for our ... Read more
merv0007
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We go on Celebrity again and again. Obviously, we like this line. Embarkation: It went pretty smoothly for us. We live in the San Diego area and that was the embarkation point. So we arrived by train (a 40 minute trip), got off ... Read more
Cruise7404
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise based on a great past cruise with Celebrity and the itinerary which included nine ports in eleven days. Sadly, the quality of service, food, food presentation and entertainment have all gone way downhill since our last ... Read more
drkjdr
Member Since 2010
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Pick this because of the unique schedule of ports going up the west coast to Vancouver. Celebrity Elite cruisers. Third cruise on the Infinity, from its first days in Alaska to South America and this one. Guest entertainment was very ... Read more
SouthfieldRed
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We took this cruise due to our desire to stay in the US and Canada (chronic medical issues). The itinerary was excellent (San Diego; Santa Barbara; Monterey; Astoria; Seattle; Nanaimo; Victoria; Vancouver). The crew were outstanding -- ... Read more
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Jeff Betz
Member Since 2007
11 reviews
9 helpful votes
Review of Celebrity Infinity 5/17 5/28/17 This cruise departed San Diego and ended in Vancouver BC with a great itinerary including Santa Barbara, Monterey, San Francisco (two days), Astoria OR, and Seattle. There were three stops in ... Read more
johhnnyt
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
1,321 forum post
8 helpful votes
Celebrity Infinity May 2017 Background- Total of about 35 cruises, ~30 with Celebrity, last few were all on Solstice class ships. Route-We started in San Diego and moved up the coast ending in Vancouver, 7 stops in 11 nights, also ... Read more
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
chgfan21
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
My family of 4 decided to take this 16 day cruise to the Panama Canal mostly to show the kids a part of history (it was also a great excuse to take a 2 week cruise for Thanksgiving to relax and avoid family drama!!). This was our ... Read more
flip0142
Member Since 2008
1 review
168 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to see again the Panama Canal. The on-board commentator, Bill Fall (if I remember his name correctly) was fabulous. His knowledge of every single detail of the canal is awesome! The canal itself is a wonder to ... Read more
2 gopher cruisers
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
74 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We originally did this cruise back in 2014 on the Century and had a wonderful time. My next door neighbor Tom wanted to go on a cruise with his lady friend and asked us where they should go so we did some various choices and he picked the ... Read more
schoebiewan
Member Since 2017
1 review
My husband and I always wanted to go to Hawaii but we don't like long flights. The cruise was round trip to from and to San Diego. We were able to spend several days in San Diego prior to the cruise. We rented a car and drove up the ... Read more
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