A great itinerary on a non- inspirational ship: Celebrity Infinity Cruise Review by cabaret17

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A great itinerary on a non- inspirational ship

Sail Date: February 2017
Destination: Antarctica
Embarkation: Buenos Aires
The venue .... Antarctica..... lured us to this cruise and it was everything we imagined and more.

Embarcation was a near disaster as we waited in Buenos Aires port with hundreds in an un-airconditioned, chaotic facilty, where the computer system failed. No Celebrity staff were present to let us know what was happening. Disembarcation was normal.

The ship was well-done with a fair amount of wood, modern sculpture, but lacked the "wow". The 3rd to 4th floor atrium was about it. The cabin was average size with enough storage space..

Apart from the excellent service (Cabin staff and restaurant management and staff were super efficient, polite and anxious to please),marketing was at every turn. Buy this upgrade that. All restaurants incurred a minimum of $35-65 per person plus the 18% tax...plus the corkage on a bottle of wine of $30. It seemed all nickle-and-dime : bottled water (had to be purchased for 2, if you were two) came to $32/day; drink More package at $65 pp did not included any drinks over $7..such as martinis for $15 extra. he gym charged extra for yoga and pilates classes, amongst others.

Many of the dinners in the Trellis dining Room were fine, but the same old green beans and smashed potatoes appeared nightly...not too creative. We found the desserts "OK", but usually ended us with our safety - ice cream. The Baked Alaska was our biggest disappointment, having had it on our last cruise on a different line.

Special events such as sail-aways, did not offer a glass of champagne or a drink. There was no Captain´s dinner..unless you were a member of the special class...nor was there a Captains/plus crew welcoming party, as we had experienced on other lines.

The Entertainment Director, Alejandro (the great), from Buenos Aires, saved the day. There were some good shows, not all. And the ports were beautifully explained by a pro, "Ranger John", who would meet anyone in private/on deck and explain almost every animal species.

Ports were good - Antarctica was excellent. Shore excursions were pricey - more than 2X-3X what the locals were charging for the same tours. The Ushuaia excursion was offered at about $200/ pp, but we found a similar one, with a local taxi driver for $80 per couple, for 4 full hours.

Very few children on this (or any long 14 day cruise).

Would probably not return to this line or ship. Less


Published 02/23/17
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Port and Shore Excursions


No excursion. Know it intimately. Wonderful cosmopolitan city with much french architecture, Teatro Colon( Opera House) - one of the finest world wide. Best tango (milongas.... not just in tango shows)

Stayed in the Port area...went thru the Market(now only restaurants) - had been there before.

Gentoo Penguins in Bluff Cove

A long, fairly bumpy drive n a 4x4. Once there, only total of 1 hour to see the penguins, grab a tea and cake, and go to the gift shop. An extra half hour would have been better.

Shared a taxi with another couple...spent time climbing up the tallest mountain.
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