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Celebrity Infinity Review

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Panama Canal cruise was fabulous!!

Review for Celebrity Infinity to the Panama Canal & Central America
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2015
Cabin: Inside Stateroom 10
Muir Woods,
San Francisco, view from the street car
Room 3034
Road trip from Monterey to Carmel
Tendering back to the ship
Heading back from a short walk to Walmart...ship is parked in town!
What spectacular sunsets we saw.
Into the jungle of Costa Rica
View of the jungle for the hanging bridge
It was an adventure!
early morning, hazy many ships waiting to go through the canal
Entering the canal....maybe 10:00 a.m.
Getting us lined up..not a lot of room between the ship and the cement.
And the slow journey begins.
Heading into the locks exiting eastward into the Caribbean
We passed many freighters heading west while we were on Gatun Lake
Off to the Embera Indian Village
Do not wiggle in these canoes!
Lunch was fried plantain, and Talapia fish, excellent!
Heading back....next time wear a poncho to stay dry when you hit rain.
Cartagena walking tour.
The boat we toured the Cartagena harbor prior to the walking tour.

I arrived in San Francisco on the Wednesday prior to the cruise, toured the city, rode the street cars, walked the many hills. I had arranged for a tour to pick me up at my hotel (Petite Auberge) on Thursday Morning, visited Muir Woods, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Golden Gate Bridge, the landscape and wine fabulous. I took a cab to the ship, next time I will bring a smaller suitcase, embarkation was easy, and my room was ready soon after I had lunch.

I took the tour from Monterey to see Pebble Beach & Carmel By the Sea, no regrets!

In Guatemala I took the guided tour of Antigua, the guide was great, wished I had bought more tapestries and shawls...beautiful colors. (they get a little pushy trying to sell there wares). The Jade museum was fabulous. In Costa Rica I enjoyed the the trek through the jungle...hot beautiful, not for people with walking issues. The highlight of the journey was going through the canal, such a historical event for me. In Colon I took the tour of the Embera Indian Village, the people were beautiful and welcoming. I wished I had put my rain poncho on heading back from the village in the dugout canoe...hit some rain, and did not want to "rock the boat" trying to put it on. Take cash as the crafts are expensive but so worth buying.

Cabin Review

Inside Stateroom 10

Cabin 10

The cabin was spacious,bright and am so glad my travel agent chose it for me. In rough seas you felt very little swaying. There was plenty of storage/closet space for one person...I took too many clothes for 17 days of travel. My big suitcase fit nicely under the bed. The service was great from the room steward.

Port Reviews

Puerto Vallarta

It was great to just get off the ship, I just walked across the street to Walmart to stock up on sunscreen and lighter clothing.

Cabo San Lucas

Spent the day by the pool, and took time out for a massage.

Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)

The tour of the convent and the walking tour of Antigua was fabulous. I especially enjoyed the jade museum. The tour guide was very good, and I realized that I am not great at bartering with the ladies selling their crafts.

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