We loved the itinerary for this cruise. All the ports sounded very interesting to us.
This is our third cruise on Celebrity. The Solstice to New Zealand and Australia (2014), the Summit to New England and Canada (2016), and the Infinity to South America (2017). Even though this is only our third Celebrity cruise, we have sailed a minimum of at least 30 other cruises with other lines. The ship for this sailing was the Infinity, sister ship to the Summit. Overall the cruise experience was very nice. However, the ships overall appearance needs quite a bit of TLC. We noticed rust stains in many of the public areas, moldings that were not attached to the windows on the outside, carpet that had duct tape on a tear. These little things should not go unnoticed by the staff of the ship.
The entertainment in our opinion has most definitely gone downhill. There were about three excellent entertainers, but unfortunately, there were acts that should never have been appearing. We know that cost is the major factor in running any business. Celebrity has a long standing reputation for being one of the cruise lines that excels on all levels. Unfortunately, on this cruise they did not live up to their reputation.
Average size. In the afternoon we received 4 small canapés and some fruit daily. The best thing about our cabin was our cabin stewart, Zim Zim.
Off the ship tour. Saw everything that the ship offered but at a much lower rate. $25.00 per person. We were in a van and had an English speaking guide. We were able to stay a bit longer at some of our stops which made it even better.
Beautiful city. Had a private tour guide for the entire day. The best way to learn about the city is to be with a local who was born and raised there. No rushing. You can take your time and not have to see sights riding in a bus.