Alaska on Celebrity Infinity: Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review by IamKelly

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Alaska on Celebrity Infinity

Sail Date: June 2012
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Seattle
We sailed out of Seattle on June 22, 2012 on Celebrity Infinity, on a 7 night cruise to Alaska with 4 port stopovers. It was our 40 th anniversary gift to ourselves, an " out of the box " adventure for 2 experienced city kids.

The ship and cruise line exceeded our expectations in every respect. The ship layout is well defined and organized. The food is excellent and varied from gourmet to burgers and pizza in at least 10 or 12 venues. The entertainment is superior every night . . 3 Broadway quality Productions, Comedy Show, Magician and Illusionist, late night dance parties, 6 to 8 venues with a series of rotating musical groups from guitar to jazz combo to classical trio to acapella groups . . each day and night was full of opportunities. The Service is first class, period, and friendly and eager to please. There is a big outdoor pool and jacuzzi area, and an adjacent indoor one too . . PLUS a great Spa and Persian Gardens area with Saunas, Steam Rooms, and full Spa More facilities, workout gym, etc.

We booked an Aqua Class Cabin with balcony, well worth it, and our semi-private dining room was Blu . . we loved it ! Cabin was roomy with a LOT of storage ( suitcases and all bags fit under the beds ). Balcony seems like a must . . adds to perceived and real open feeling, and is great to sit outside and relax in comfort. Whale Watching and White Pass Rail Trips were great. Weather wes lousy but who cares, it is ALASKA ! Rugged, wild, expansive, rains a lot, low clouds and foggy . . seemed perfect. Less

Published 07/07/12

Cabin review: CC9137

Aqua Class cabin 9137. Roomy, nice layout, plenty of storage, sitting area, balcony was nice and added a LOT to open feeling, was very enjoyable to sit on balcony and just chill out. Only minor flaw is the overhang to support the 10 th floor dining room extensions . . they partially block your view upward from the balcony and keep you in the shade. This was no issue for the entire cruise HOWEVER it did restrict our views of the upper parts of Tracy Arm Fiord Cliffs and Fiord Walls, so we went on top deck and were fine. It is a minor point, but it is a real one.

Port and Shore Excursions

Whale Watching

We saw 8 whales in 2.5 hours, so, they delivered. In nice weather it would have been magnificent. We had clouds, fog, rain, so we stayed indoors behind glass, and the grey on grey scenery through droplet cladded glass was gloomy. My wife saw 8 whales and loved it. I missed the chance to be outdide and have a sunny day on the water. Others who DID go out on the top deck were cold and soaked but liked it a lot because we saw 8 whales. So, it is all about seeing the whales. If you do see mire than 4 or 5 . . , all is great. If you only see a few, you may feel underwhelmed.

Walked the town, was easy and compact, rode the funnicular up to higher level resort to overlook the Town, was fun and OK but views are blocked by trees and the actual resort itself keeps you behind walls and glass windows. Walked along Creek Street and that was fun, lots to see, shops, food, etc. Shopping is fantastic in Kethikan, great bargains on all outerware and bad weather gear ( $ 26 for a heavy, lined rain parka with hood ). We took our time, wandered around, had no schedule or tight deadlines, saved some money ( no shore excursions ), and loved it.
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White Pass Scenic Railway

Sensational trip, we road motor coach up after a brief city tour and informative lecture, and train down from Fraser, B.C. on opposite side of the gorge / ravine. Was a 4 hour trip. It was great, beautiful vistas and scenery, gorgeous mountain scenes, dramatic straight down drops along edges of mountain, brwathtaking moments and stunning views . . very invigorating in every respect. No food or drink is available ( wierd ) so bring your own ! And bring your passport, as you cross into Canada for a few miles. They check.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Good value, $ 49 each for 1 hour tour, you see a lot, waterfront and downtown, tour guides tell you a LOT of history and context, this was a good value. Weather was lousy again, cold, raining, but we were dry under a canopy and blanket . . .so we passed on more elaborate and quite expensive shore excursions ( Butchar Gardens and High Tea at Empress Hotel ) and instead went back to our ship for a final, delicious, warm and dry dinner at Blu.

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