Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review by sasysutler
- Sail Date: October 2016
- Destination: Bahamas
- Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom 9
We arrived at the port, parked the car and went through security about 10:30. We only had carry on's so no luggage to drop off. No lines, no waiting, and went right upstairs to the elite area. One difference with the sail cards is there is NO information on it as far as dining room, your room number. Only your name and Muster station. This forced you to go to guest services to get your information. We arrived on the ship at 11:00 and went to the lido deck (don't remember what celebrity calls it!). Food was plentiful, hot and tasty. For those looking for deli type sandwiches, there is none.
The rooms weren't open till 1:30, so we ventured around. The pool area has 2 pools and 4 hot tubs. In port for Nassau, they drained and closed them. The solarium was great, and has a warm, spa pool. Every night in the adult area is FAMILY night from 4-7, so children are plentiful then. The rooftop terrace is wonderful. Big TV, plenty of couchs and they have outlets for your electronic devices.
We had an inside cabin, and for the first time this bothered me, but we were hardly in our room, so okay. We NEVER saw our room steward the entire cruise. Had to call housekeeping numerous times to get clean towels, shampoo, ice, etc. Had to get our Elite perks from the Celebrity Captain Host, who called multiple times. This was the only negative part of the cruise, but we left the tips on.
We had early dining. The first night was at table 407, but the balance of the cruise was table 413. We were moved so that 2 large parties could sit together. We were at a table for 6 with us being the only ones at the table. It was in the perfect location with a large window. The food was wonderful.. don't think there was anything we didn't like. Service was wonderful, and quick.. under an hour. We were able to then go to the 7pm shows. The entertainment was the best we have seen in the many years of cruising. Singers and dancers 3 nights, a comedian, and a female impressionist the others.
The shops are typical and the one nice change was the free liquer tasting was in the shops and not a long line clogging up the area. The sales were plentiful, but never seemed out of hand with lots of people.
Ports of call. Hop on, hop off trolley. (cheaper in KW than to purchase on the ship). We went to East Martello Tower to see Robert the doll, went to the cemetary and saw plenty of Iguanas. Walked around Duval street and then back to the ship. This trip was during Fantasy Fest, so we saw plenty! All aboard was 4:30 with plenty of pier runners!
Nassau we got off long enough to get our passports stamped, and then found a free wifi area and then back to the ship by 9:30am. Made for a nice day at the pool, but I think everyone had the same idea!
Activity staff kept everyone busy with tons of activities. We had pool games with a guy who looked and dress (olympic shorts), like Michael Phelps. Thinking it was him, but still not sure.
The Constellation lounge was really nice and we went ther before dinner for drinks and meeting new people.
Disembarkation Hell. First, there was nothing in our rooms to tell us the times, just your luggage tags and immigration form. We heard it was 7am, so we headed to the 3rd floor, got off the elevator and found 2000 of our closest friends doing the same. Everyone was trying to get off the elevators with no place to go. They kept trying to get off the elevators whiched caused them to stay open and the malfunction. This 30 minutes was pure torture, and when we did start moving, the people on the elevatores tried to wedge in with those already waiting. There was no lounges or places designated to wait . Then you went through the tunnel, and had to shlep outside and around the building to come back inside for customs. We were in line 1 (there were 3 lines), at 8am the agent decided to go on break!
Off the ship by 830 and on our way home.
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