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Celebrity Infinity Review

Celebrity Infinity (Photo: Celebrity)
Celebrity Infinity (Photo: Celebrity)
2019 Best for Dining

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4.0 / 5.0 Cruise Critic Editor Rating
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Indoor solarium and pool ideal in bad weather.


Ship appears tired in decor; many dining options carry extra fee.

Bottom Line

A comfortable ship with excellent outdoor spaces and a choice of cabins and dining.

Chris Gray Faust
Cruise Critic Managing Editor

Celebrity Infinity Overview

The 90,940-ton, 2,170-passenger Celebrity Infinity is one of Celebrity Cruises' four vessels known as Millennium-class. That means they have some of the line's signature features -- lots of specialty restaurants, a Canyon Ranch spa, a gorgeous indoor Solarium and a variety of cabin classes. But it also means the ship is older and there are places where it seems tired. That should change in late 2020, when Celebrity Infinity receives a "Revolution" makeover, a complete renovation that will modernize restaurants and update all cabins and public areas to look more like a boutique hotel. 

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For now, fans of Celebrity and those new to the line will appreciate the focus on dining. Although the ship is older, it has continually added restaurants so there is a wide variety -- but many come with an extra fee. You can watch an animated chef make dinner during the Le Petit Chef experience at Qsine, enjoy sushi and go to an Italian steakhouse, but you'll pay for those. The good news is that the included dining in the Oceanview Cafe buffet, the pool grill and the Trellis main dining room is decent, with lots of choices (although it's not gourmet). Passengers in AquaClass have their own restaurant, Blu, and suite passengers can dine in Luminae, which is a notch up from the main dining room in both food and service.

Sun worshippers also will be very happy on Celebrity Infinity. Two pools are outdoors: One is tiered -- so you can get your feet wet and cool off without getting all the way in -- while the other is deeper. Then there's the enclosed Solarium, which has a jetted thalassotherapy pool and a roof so you can enjoy it even when it rains. Finally, the Outdoor Retreat has covered cabanas and a big screen for movie nights. And an upper outdoor sun deck toward the front of the ship has plenty of loungers.

While Celebrity rarely has the party vibe of sister company Royal Caribbean, there are plenty of options for cocktail connoisseurs. With a prime location overlooking the Grand Foyer, the shaved-ice-covered Martini Bar is almost always crowded. Additionally, wine-lovers will gravitate to Cellar Masters. 

That being said, Celebrity Infinity is not a ship for high-octane partying and crazy outdoor activities (water slides, surfing, ropes courses). Unless you're on a charter -- this is the ship that the line often uses for theme cruises -- Celebrity Infinity is a ship for people who like to linger over dinner, sip a drink in a comfy lounge while listening to music (or doing a bit of ballroom dancing), take in a show or lounge by a pool.

Fellow Passengers

Celebrity Infinity passengers tend to be adults, ages 45 and older, who have outgrown the party-hearty scene (on charters, the demographic can change dramatically). On shorter cruises, expect more families, particularly during the summer and winter holidays. The line is popular with both North Americans and Brits but also can draw a regional international crowd, depending on the sailing.

Celebrity Infinity Dress Code

Daytime: During the day, dress is resort casual.

Evening: Celebrity passengers tend to dress up for dinner -- typically button-down or dressy Tommy Bahama-type sport shirts and slacks for men and dresses or smart-casual pants for women. Formal night on Celebrity has been replaced by "evening chic" in the main dining room. This means that men can ditch the full suit and tie in favor of a sport coat and collared shirt, with designer jeans. Women can wear cocktail dresses, sundresses or designer jeans or nice pants.

Not permitted: T-shirts, swimsuits, robes, tank tops, caps and pool wear are not allowed in the main or specialty restaurants at any time. Shorts and flip-flops are not allowed during evening hours.

For more information, visit Cruise Line Dress Codes: Celebrity Cruises.

Celebrity Infinity Gratuity

Tips aren't included in the cruise fare, but suggested gratuities are automatically added to your onboard account at a rate of $14.50 per person/per day if you're in a standard cabin, $15 per person/per day if you're in a Concierge Class or AquaClass and $18 per person/per day for passengers in suites. If you would like to adjust the gratuities, you can do so through the Guest Relations desk. An 18 percent charge is added automatically to all beverage and mini-bar purchases as well as spa and salon purchases. You can't remove these gratuities but can add to them.

Note: Australians and New Zealanders do not have the service charge added to their account; fares automatically include this gratuity as long as the cruise was booked in AU or NZ dollars.

Celebrity Infinity Awards

Cruisers’ Choice Awards

2019 Best for Dining
2017 Best for Entertainment
2014 Best for Cabins
2014 Best for Entertainment
2014 Best for Fitness
2014 Best for Public Rooms
2013 Best for Cabins
2013 Best for Entertainment
2013 Best for Fitness
2013 Best for Public Rooms
2013 Best for Shore Excursions

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Celebrity Infinity Member Reviews

Celebrity Infinity
Sail Date: May 2019
similar meal at home. My wife and I have over 100 cruises on a variety of lines and the Celebrity Infinity is near the top. Many thanks to Vedran, the excellent hotel director, John, Jeffrey and Wim...Read More
Celebrity Infinity
Sail Date: Jun 2019
line we should be in, we got on and got to the airport in time. Overall, I would recommend Celebrity Infinity to anyone who is not expecting slides and waterplay for kids, skydiving areas or ziplines....Read More
Celebrity Infinity
Sail Date: May 2019
Our cruise aboard Celebrity Infinity was fabulous. We began with a stay at the Hilton Diagonal Mar in Barcelona. The hotel was flawless and has an incredible pool/beach club and the view from our room...Read More
Celebrity Infinity
Sail Date: Aug 2019
We have recently had a twelve night Italy, Adriatic & Spain cruise onboard the Celebrity Infinity, everything with the cruise was fine, food, staffing. accommodation, entertainment and service, not great...Read More

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