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Celebrity Infinity Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Great Adriatic itinerary on very pleasant ship

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

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Inside Stateroom 11

We had been watching the last-minute deals for European cruises over the past few months, and when it transpired that none of our three young-adult offspring could join us on vacation, my husband and I made the decision to go on this 7 day Adriatic cruise out of Venice, even though it was at the peak of the insane tourist season in Europe--the deal we got was just too good to pass up!

Having heard that the Celebrity Infinity is soon to be renovated and somewhat "worn", I was a bit concerned, but should not have been. The decor, carpeting, lounges and bars were inviting and well-maintained, and we found nothing to grumble about in that regard. Embarkation in Venice was seamless, allowing us to board shortly after noon, and we were greeted with glasses of prosecco in the grand foyer. Lunch was being served and we had time to orient ourselves to the ship prior to the obligatory mustering drill.

Our cabin, despite having been reserved last-minute and being interior, was more than adequate: plenty of hangers, closet space, drawers, and shelving in the room and in the bathroom, though I could always used more hooks. An umbrella was provided, which turned out to be handy the first two days of the cruise, during which it rained quite a bit. Robes were provided. We never received an ice bucket in the room, but never requested one, as we had the beverage package and no need to have drinks in the room. Our cabin steward was friendly and unobtrusive and quickly realized we are late to bed, late to rise sort of folks.

Cabin Review

Inside Stateroom 11

Cabin 11

Our cabin, despite having been reserved last-minute and being interior, was more than adequate: plenty of hangers, closet space, drawers, and shelving in the room and in the bathroom, though I could always used more hooks. An umbrella was provided, which turned out to be handy the first two days of the cruise, during which it rained quite a bit. Robes were provided. We never received an ice bucket in the room, but never requested one, as we had the beverage package and no need to have drinks in the room. Our cabin steward was friendly and unobtrusive and quickly realized we are late to bed, late to rise sort of folks.

Port Reviews

Venice

We arrived on our international flight the day prior to embarkation and had the opportunity to stay overnight in the Dorsoduro area of Venice, chosen to be within walking distance to the PeopleMover, which takes cruisers from Venice to the port area.

Next time, we won't wait until embarkation to buy the People Mover tickets, as we could have done so the evening before the crush of patrons, but everything worked out. Fortunately, we boarded our ship just before the heavens opened up with a fantastic rainstorm! The night prior, as we were walking around Venice and visiting St. Mark's Square, there had been several hours of lightening and thunder to entertain us, illuminating the alleys and architecture of Venice in dramatic fashion.

Split

We had been to Split previously and didn't arise early enough to take any more enterprising excursion, but just walked about and were halfway up the Marjan Hill when it, once again, started raining. This put a bit of a damper on our intent to go to the summit, so we descended and returned to the ship. It was the first time we remember having had several days in a row somewhat marred by precipitation on a summer cruise!

Corfu

We did not take an excursion, and probably should have to do the island more justice, but we walked the town and tried to avoid the most crowded souvenir-shop-filled alleys and get a bit off the beaten path. I had worn my bathing suit under a sundress with the intent of getting into the water, but the beaches were on the other side of the island, so a quick dip from the rocky shore near a shore-side restaurant had to suffice. Next time, I would definitely want to go to one of the famed beaches.

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