Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review by SouthfieldRed
- Sail Date: May 2017
- Destination: Pacific Coastal
- Cabin Type: Concierge Class 2
We did the open dining option for the first time and really enjoyed it. Our party of 4 was able to sit alone at a table of 4 for every dinner meal (as requested). Diversity of food selections (including vegetarian options) were very good; presentation was exceptional and quality was good. Other meals were mostly in the Ocean Grille buffet, which was also very good, although it seemed to get a bit monotonous by the end of an 11-day cruise. (I missed having any Mexican or Tex-Mex selections the entire cruise). Tip: if you want a kind of jelly other than strawberry or orange marmalade, go to the Trellis dining room for breakfast (blackberry and grape).
Our party's cabins were typical concierge class cabins. One of us paid to have Aqua class and the relaxation room on the Infinity was a huge disappointment -- dark and damp and dank -- not at all like the photo on the Celebrity site. I would not bother again. Beds were comfy but awfully narrow if you are used to a king-sized bed. The room on the Ninth deck (9102) had frequent sewage smells, coming from the toilet and from the deck (outside). No other complaints about cabins.
The concierge was outstanding. My husband forgot a prescription at home. We first checked with a nurse on board who checked to see if they stocked it on the boat (no); she was not very helpful. The concierge helped us call out doctor back in our home state and we were able to pick up a new prescription at the next port.
The photographers seemed younger and more timid than the ones I have encountered on previous ships. They were not asking to take your photos all the time -- which may be good or bad depending on your point of view.
We saw three evening shows -- we left the first one because the singing was horrible. The next two shows were entertainers who were not from the ship -- they were both g-rated and top quality (a magician who used mechanical items and a musical impersonator).
Unlike past cruises, there was very little planned on board for people to do. Not sure if this was because it was a repositioning cruise, but it was a bit boring. Lots of library users!
The average age on this particular cruise was at least 65. No kids, no teens and almost no one under age 50. Lots of canes, wheelchairs, oxygen, etc.
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The cloth shower curtain tended to stick to one's backside during showers.
If you sleep with a CPAP type machine, note that there is no plug-in near the head of the bed -- you will have to step over the extension cord every trip you make to the bathroom.
The TV is in an odd location - you can see it well from the bed, but not very well from the couch (which is near the sliding glass door to the verandah). TV channels were a bit limited and there is a charge for most movies.
We enjoyed the variety of pillows (and we were able to get a body pillow which was very useful -- in fact, w put it behind our back on the couch during the day and that kept us from sitting so far down and back in the couch).
The daily canapes were pathetic. Both us and our travelling companions asked them to be discontinued. (4 toothpick-type appetizers under a large cover).
A little bit of noise from adjoining cabin (someone had a coughing fit a couple of times), but no cruiseship noise.
Ample storage space -- more than in some cabins.
Verandah was nice - typical two chairs and small table.
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