Posted April 8th, 2004, 12:36 AM
WE have been on Infinity to Hawaii and did a back to back. Taking the bus to Ensenada wasn't too bad and beautiful scenery once you get passed Tijuana. The only problem was Celebrity was not organized about when everyone would get on the busses. It was chaos at the airport. Hopefully they have worked this out better. Returning to Ensenada and going across the border was a pain in the neck. You have to invision 1900 passengers walking four deep on the broken sidewalks of Mexico in the heat to get through the border crossing. Having said that it was still the best cruise I have been on. The Infinity is our favorite ship and while she has had pod problems she sails beautifully and we would not hesitate to book again. Infact we plan on doing the same back to back next spring.
My fear with Infinity is that she will break down for her yearly pod problem and our cruise will be cancelled but Celebrity has done of great job of compensating passengers for their inconvience. And it just so happens she did break down in Jan 2003 and we were sailing in March. So she was out of drydock just before we cruised. Our back to back was for 21 days and on the day we sailed out of Hilo to return to Ensenada about four hours out the ship stopped and the Captain announced that they would be doing a routine check of the propulsion system. We were stopped for about to hours but it was of no consequence.
Can't comment on the airfare from/to Honolulu but I do know many of the cruisers said they got a great deal. Getting to/from San Diego is a piece of cake.
Karen & Paul
Galaxy B2B 10/04
Summit 09/03, Infinity B2B Hawaii 03/03,Infinity 10/02,
Maasdam 07/02, Sun Princess 03/02,Maasdam 11/01,Statendam 07/01,Dolphin 1990?