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This was our 3rd cruise with Celebrity, all on different ships. We spent a couple of nights in Buenos Aires before the cruise and this was really worth it as it is a lovely city. Make sure you go to a tango show. A boat trip to the Tigra Delta is really worthwhile as well. Also Recoleta Cemetary. Embarkation was smooth and quick. Our room was a good size but looked a bit tired with trim missing off the edge of the wardrobes etc. The staff were wonderful, as usual with Celebrity. Food: We ate in the buffet restaurant for breakfast and lunch and the food was exactly the same every day. The only time that lunch was varied was when they tried to do a themed lunch such as Italian, when they put on 2 salads! We had breakfast a couple of times in the restaurant where the food was good but the service was very slow. We ate in the restaurant every evening and the food and service was wonderful there. We did the Select Dining and whenever we arrived at the restaurant we were seated straight away. By doing this we met loads of different people as we sat with different people practically every night. Entertainment: The cruise director was hilarious and the other members of his team that we met were really funny. The first night in the theatre were 3 gauchos, cracking whips etc, and they were really good. One night there was a pianist and another night a violinist. Apart from this it was mainly so-so singers. One afternoon a magician was on and he was awful. The thing we enjoyed most of all was the trivia quiz each afternoon. The questions were asked by 3 different members of the entertainment staff and all of them made the quiz really good fun. The port talks were well worth going to with ?Mike giving loads of information. Ports of Call: Santos: We caught taxis to the various places we wanted to visit. The taxis were very cheap and easy to find (apart from the one back to the ship who tried to charge us 3 times what the trip was worth!). We went to the Pele Museum, had a ride on the trolley bus (right outside the museum), went up the funicular (fantastic views) and walked on the beach, where the sea was as warm as a bath. Ihlabella: We took a taxi to a waterfall which wasn’t much of a waterfall, but you could slide down it if you wanted. We then looked around the shops and bought a load of Havaianas. Buzios: We took the trolleybus tour which was a really lovely 2 hour tour. We paid $20. If you booked it through the cruise ship it was $90. Rip off! Rio de Janeiro: We booked tours and the carnival with DoBrazilRight. We had an excellent tour guide and the carnival was amazing. We sat in Grandstand 8 so we were with a lot of locals and some tourists. Brilliant views from anywhere in the Sambadrome. Punta del Este: We walked into the centre and hired bikes for the day. We cycled to the wavy bridge and all the way to Casapueblo which is worth a look but a long way to cycle. Montevideo: There were loads of people offering tours when we got off the ship so decided to just do a city tour. Overall we had a fantastic holiday. Lovely ship, although a bit tired looking, and wonderful staff. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Wonderful Cruise to the Rio Carnival

Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review by Rhisibabe

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This was our 3rd cruise with Celebrity, all on different ships. We spent a couple of nights in Buenos Aires before the cruise and this was really worth it as it is a lovely city. Make sure you go to a tango show. A boat trip to the Tigra Delta is really worthwhile as well. Also Recoleta Cemetary.

Embarkation was smooth and quick. Our room was a good size but looked a bit tired with trim missing off the edge of the wardrobes etc. The staff were wonderful, as usual with Celebrity.

Food: We ate in the buffet restaurant for breakfast and lunch and the food was exactly the same every day. The only time that lunch was varied was when they tried to do a themed lunch such as Italian, when they put on 2 salads! We had breakfast a couple of times in the restaurant where the food was good but the service was very slow. We ate in the restaurant every evening and the food and service was wonderful there. We did the Select Dining and whenever we arrived at the restaurant we were seated straight away. By doing this we met loads of different people as we sat with different people practically every night.

Entertainment: The cruise director was hilarious and the other members of his team that we met were really funny. The first night in the theatre were 3 gauchos, cracking whips etc, and they were really good. One night there was a pianist and another night a violinist. Apart from this it was mainly so-so singers. One afternoon a magician was on and he was awful. The thing we enjoyed most of all was the trivia quiz each afternoon. The questions were asked by 3 different members of the entertainment staff and all of them made the quiz really good fun. The port talks were well worth going to with ?Mike giving loads of information.

Ports of Call:

Santos: We caught taxis to the various places we wanted to visit. The taxis were very cheap and easy to find (apart from the one back to the ship who tried to charge us 3 times what the trip was worth!). We went to the Pele Museum, had a ride on the trolley bus (right outside the museum), went up the funicular (fantastic views) and walked on the beach, where the sea was as warm as a bath.

Ihlabella: We took a taxi to a waterfall which wasn’t much of a waterfall, but you could slide down it if you wanted. We then looked around the shops and bought a load of Havaianas.

Buzios: We took the trolleybus tour which was a really lovely 2 hour tour. We paid $20. If you booked it through the cruise ship it was $90. Rip off!

Rio de Janeiro: We booked tours and the carnival with DoBrazilRight. We had an excellent tour guide and the carnival was amazing. We sat in Grandstand 8 so we were with a lot of locals and some tourists. Brilliant views from anywhere in the Sambadrome.

Punta del Este: We walked into the centre and hired bikes for the day. We cycled to the wavy bridge and all the way to Casapueblo which is worth a look but a long way to cycle.

Montevideo: There were loads of people offering tours when we got off the ship so decided to just do a city tour.

Overall we had a fantastic holiday. Lovely ship, although a bit tired looking, and wonderful staff. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
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