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Celebrity Infinity Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1566 reviews
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Thoroughly Enjoyed Our Royal Suite

Review for Celebrity Infinity to the Western Mediterranean
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greygypsy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019
Cabin: Royal Suite
Traveled with children

We haven't been on Celebrity for many years but since we were cruising with our grand-daughter (turned 6 on the cruise) wanted a cruise with an available roomy suite, good service and activities for a 6 year old. This cruise was priced right for a Royal Suite - probably because it hadn't had it's well overdue makeover yet - and also it was relatively early in the Mediterranean season. We weren't sure if or how Sarah would like the kids' club but it was nice to know it was available. Also, included in our cruise price was the premium drink package, wi-fi for 4 devices, access to all restaurants, butler service. Pretty much everything and more we have been getting while cruising Regent and Silversea. Sure, the ship was larger, but by today's standards this is a mid-size ship and it's probably the largest sized ship we will cruise on. Also, the itinerary, while similar to other cruises we have been on, had some different stops for us, including Sete and Corsica, France and Messina in Sicily.

Overall, we were very pleased with our cruise. We were met at embarkation by Michaels Club Concierge Joao, who helped make our cruise special throughout the cruise. We lunched in Luminae, the suites only restaurant for lunch, and they made a great impression on our grand-daughter by finding her favorite drink, doing a special spaghetti and meatball, and throughout the cruise helped her feel very special. Our butler, Chip (not his real name, but that's what he wanted us to call him) from Romania, was always available and brought us hot and fresh breakfasts every morning, made sure our suite was up to speed with all our requests, and helped make Sarah's birthday special with door and room decorations and a beautiful cake. The cabin interior was beautiful and were pretty much all the interior areas of the ship. Our balcony needed upkeep, and the exterior spa tub was too rusty to even consider using. On the other hand, the inside jacuzzi tub was so much fun it was hard to get our grand-daughter out of the bath.

The food was fine. I especially enjoyed many of the seafood entrees and my wife was thrilled that they offered a true and properly cooked veal chop one evening. If there wasn't anything of interest on the Luminae menu, we could always order off the main dining room menu as well. Offerings at the buffet (which we mostly used at lunch when we were on the ship) was varied but we often gravitated to the grill, pizza station and Asian area. Overall, we felt the food was comparable to our most recent Regent experiences, and that was very flattering to Celebrity.

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Barcelona

Remains a great city to start a cruise in. Great food and sights and things to do. Unfortunately, our grand-daughter had major jet lag so we weren't able to do all the things on our list. Always a next time.

Sete

First time here and we found the city and enjoyable walk around. We considered an excursion to Carcassone but had to be back on the ship at 4:30 and it would have been tight.

Villefranche

Always a great stop. Beautiful day with easy walk to train to get to Nice or Monaco. Our grand-daughter enjoyed the beach.

Toulon

In the past we have taken excursions to Aix en Provence, Marseille and other stops in the Rhone Valley. This time we explored Toulon itself, and it has many pretty parks, good shopping and great eating.

Cannes

Probably the least interesting stop for us. The weather was hot and very windy. The beach had jellyfish and it was very commercial. Plus, heck, why two stops on the French Riviera?

Florence (Livorno)

We hired a private driver through Bob's Limo's and decided to go to Lucca, since we have seen much of Tuscany before and were in Florence just a couple of years ago. Great walled city with many interesting churches, squares and good shopping and eating. Not too crowded (we heard from those who went to Florence it was crazy and hot).

Corsica (Ajaccio)

What a beautiful day on this island!! Why did Napoleon ever leave? Great beaches, quaint city and magnificent mountains.

Malta (Valletta)

Did a bus tour here but grand-daughter got a little hot and bored so headed back to the ship after we reached Mdina. Still, fascinating place; very multi-cultural and once you get out of Valletta, quite pretty.

Taormina (Messina)

Negotiated a private taxi to Taormina and had a blast. Why get squished on a bus when you can have a taxi all to yourselves for the same price? Found my wife's next Furla and enjoyed the people, food and views. A Can't Miss if you have never been there. Etna was covered in clouds that day, but we need to have another reason to go back. Great sail away here as well as Malta.

Salerno

Not as convenient as docking in Sorrento or even Naples, as takes time to get to the interesting parts of Campania. We hired a private excursion from Sorrento Limo and visited an olive oil manufacturing facility, an organic farm and got to make our own pizzas for lunch. A cruise highlight for our family. But, lots of drive time is a downer,

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