Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review by barrieilovetotravel
- Sail Date: September 2019
- Destination: Western Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom 11
It was easy to get around the ship as well as embarking and disembarking. Everything went so smoothly and quickly. We choose an inside cabin on a lower deck because we like walking the stairs for exercise, and I have found the lower decks more stable if seas are rough. We never had to worry about the elevators, there were 4 midship and others aft and forward. The gym looks pretty good, we didn't use it but looked good.
We chose to eat in the buffet for all meals except for one night in the main dining room. Looking back, that would have been a nice choice for a couple of other nights. We like the buffet because we can choose, find a table (there were lots and never busy), eat and go on our own schedule. The one thing I was not a fan of was the way the buffet is set up, in a large oval (I am sure it is very beneficial for the hardworking crew) meaning we had to walk all the way around to different stations to see what was for meals and then the food was not always still warm by the time we got to our table. I enjoyed the Grill station at the back where the chef cooked the meat or fish I was able to choose, good selection also. There were staples during all meal periods and each day there were stations that changed (Chef's speciality areas). We met 2 friendly crew members in the Ocean View Cafe, Corinna at the ice cream station and Natalia from the Ukraine who cleaned tables. Some crew members, senior crew members in the area and officers who ate here, did not appear approachable or even seemed like they enjoyed their job, didn't see any smiles. The crew at guest relations were great and very helpful.
We did our own thing in all the ports and never booked a shore excursion with the ship. We had one shore excursion booked with Guided Israel Tours, which was fabulous and took care of all our Israel desires for 3 days. The process for examination to allow us to disembark in Israel was fast and efficient.
Our cabin was great! We are simple people and just needed a place to sleep, shower, and prepare for the day. We had lots of room for our belongings. It was always spotless.
We went to one show performed by the Infinity cast that was very enjoyable. I went to another one that I enjoyed. We were not really interested in anything at the theatre but did like the outdoor movies and the comfy seat, especially the beds.
I used the outdoor pool a couple of times. The solarium was really nice. I did not use the pool there. There was music and dance lessons as well as some games to play on the pool deck. The grill with hot dogs/hamburgers on this deck was a good place to grab food.
The ship was apparently totally booked but we never felt crowded, except in the outdoor pool while at sea.
I probably won't go on Infinity again because of the places I have traveled and still wish to visit. I would eat dinner in the dining room at night though if I could get an early seating. We were able to walk up to the reception area for the main dining room at 5:15 and were seated right away. The dining room crew were pleasant.
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