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Just got back from 5 nights on Infinity yesterday (and at work... I am physically here but mentally and literally I am floating still). 

First of all, I want to thank you all for helping with my cruise planning - learnt alot from here, so glad I found this site.

I finished my review but figured to post a few things on the general board.

 

Overall:

  1. It was a great cruise as my parents' (in their 70s) 1st cruise. It's a small ship so very manageable for them to get around and not feel lost.
  2. Staff was super friendly. Room attendant greeted us by name when we first got to the room!
  3. Food was excellent in MDR. I prebooked 6:30pm - 6:45pm time slot daily but half the time we went to early show and showed up unannounced at 8:30pm for dinner. Never too much of a wait.
  4. Oceanview Grille was good too, but breakfast is the same daily so it can get boring/repetitive if it's any longer than 5 days. By Day 2.5/3, the omelet station lady knew my name - I don't know how they do it with so many sets of guests coming & going.
  5. Highly recommend upgrading to Premium Drink Package if you got the Classic for free as a perk. It’s nice to order whatever my heart desired and don’t worry about paying for the difference, whatever it was.
  6. Don’t forget the little bar called Infusion at the gelato spot – only a few hours a night but they have craft cocktails
  7. Not a late night cruise - by midnight everywhere was pretty empty, even casino.
  8. Bingo was expensive - $39, $49 & $59 option only 
  9. Getting on & off ship was very quick and easy. It was nice to have gone through immigration interview the day before disembarkation in Key West - part of a perk due to itinerary. Day of we did self-assist and off ship by 7:45am, on taxi and at airport gate in less than an hour. Taxi ride was $14.10. 

 

Other random tidbits:

  1. If you are doing 1-way car rental, or may consider it, keep checking on pricing at the end. My 1-way rental from NC went from almost $100 to $10 the week of. Apparently they were really short on cars.
  2. Concierge Class embarkation lunch cut off at 1pm. I was NOT happy about that since I read it's til 1:30pm. Traffic got us a little and we were at counter checking in at 12:45pm, which would have been enough time to be at MDR by 1:30pm - but not 1pm. We missed that :/
  3. Key West has a free shuttle called Duval Loop. It's part of their transit system. They even have real time schedule on website you can check on your phone. And it has AC :) 
  4. Punta Morena in Cozumel was the lunch spot picked by our private taxi hire. I would recommend AGAINST it. Ask for another place as I found it overpriced and underwhelm
  5. I do recommend hiring Tours Plaza for a private taxi if you want the flexibility of doing whatever you want.

 

It was a great little vacation. Infinity may be an older and smaller ship but it was well kept and cozy. Staffs made it great. And it was nice to not be overwhelmed by to-dos. If chilling isn't your thing, then this may not be your ship. Otherwise for the price I got for a 5-night Concierge C1 room for 3 people, I would do it again in a heartbeat!

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Thank you for the info! We have done lots of cruises with Celebrity and will be sailing the Infinity on New Years Eve (our 1st time on Infinity, though we have sailed her sister ship, the Summit many times). We're traveling with my brother, sister-in-law and niece for my SIL's 50th birthday. They have never sailed with X before - I'm hoping they enjoy it as much as we do! I've made a point to check out libations - and agree with you re: the premium vs. classic. We haven't sailed without it in years :).

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Your comments were helpful.  You answered some of my questions.  We’ve never cruised on Infinity and will be embarking on January 5.

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Thanks for the info!  We board Infinity on Monday and this is our first cruise with Celebrity. 

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23 minutes ago, staggr said:

Thanks for the info!  We board Infinity on Monday and this is our first cruise with Celebrity. 

Bon Voyage.🥂

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Thanks for the info as we are sailing on the 5nt next Saturday. It’s great that immigration is at Key West as we’re doing a self assist with our carry on. We’re looking forward to checking out the Infinity as we’ve only been on the S class ships.

 

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DH and I were on this cruise too. This was our first time on Celebrity and liked it a lot. Service and food were great. My one complaint was lack of servers in all the bars and often a long wait at the bar. Loved al bacio for the tea and the atmosphere. We also loved our aft balcony and had breakfast there several mornings. 

Thanks to all the posters here who answered so many questions for me. Planning our next Celebrity cruise for Alaska in 2020.

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We went on this ship in November as a last minute deal. I'll agree with all of the above   It was really fun.   The  the staff was really fun and very attentive to our needs.  We are actually going again on New Years.  Looking forward to another fun time.

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On ‎11‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 2:45 PM, Travelexpert35 said:

Thanks for the info as we are sailing on the 5nt next Saturday. It’s great that immigration is at Key West as we’re doing a self assist with our carry on. We’re looking forward to checking out the Infinity as we’ve only been on the S class ships.

 

We'll be on Saturday's cruise as well. In fact, we just booked it yesterday as a spur-of-the-moment last-minute mini-getaway. We were on Millie earlier this year and had a great time so we're looking forward to sailing on her sister ship. 

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Thanks for the info about the Duval Loop shuttle – we're planning a DIY zigzag walk from the ship to the Southernmost Point, and this will provide a restful way back to the ship!

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12 hours ago, Host Jazzbeau said:

Thanks for the info about the Duval Loop shuttle – we're planning a DIY zigzag walk from the ship to the Southernmost Point, and this will provide a restful way back to the ship!

There is a stop right by the Southernmost point at Whitehead /United. 

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On 11/17/2018 at 9:31 PM, shirleygr said:

Planning our next Celebrity cruise for Alaska in 2020.

Nice to have met you in person @shirleygr! Alaska is beautiful, I went in September but it was a land trip. 

 

 

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Thank you, what a nice overview ! I am going on the 4 days in December 13 2018, do they have an embarcation lunch for Elite ,anyone knows? I will be cpming to port straight from work, pampered lunch would be Nice ! 

Thank you !

I work 15 minutes away from the port !

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11 minutes ago, cruisnut said:

Thank you, what a nice overview ! I am going on the 4 days in December 13 2018, do they have an embarcation lunch for Elite ,anyone knows? I will be cpming to port straight from work, pampered lunch would be Nice ! 

Thank you !

I work 15 minutes away from the port !

I'm jealous. Enjoy your cruise. No lunch for Elites. Now get back to work. 

Edited by davekathy

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Played tennis with Peter the piano player when they were in port this morning.  Will be nice to know him when we board next week

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9 minutes ago, Zoedokey said:

Thanks so much.  Can you tell me what the app for the Key West shuttle is called?

 

I don't think there is an App, http://kwtransit.com you can find what you need at this web site - frankly the stops on the Duval Loop are clearly marked in the main tourist area, it is free, and easy to find.  You should have no problem

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Thanks for the info. We are doing the same cruise in December for our son's college graduation. It will be our 4th Celebrity cruise but first time on Infinity.

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3 hours ago, floridaag said:

 

I don't think there is an App, http://kwtransit.com you can find what you need at this web site - frankly the stops on the Duval Loop are clearly marked in the main tourist area, it is free, and easy to find.  You should have no problem

https://www.kwtransit.com/map 

There is a hyperlink for "real-time bus tracker"

Look to the tiny "menu" on the side and pull down tab for Duval Loop

You will see the route and the 2 buses (818 & 819) and the ETA at the specific stop by clicking on the dot

 

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