You quickly find your way around Celebrity Infinity, which owes its lasting charm to its intimate size and cool itineraries. The Millennium-class ship holds 2,170 passengers and gives you the Celebrity Cruises experience of comfort and style at a fair price. The line's second-oldest ship, Celebrity Infinity has been sailing since 2001 and was refurbished in October 2015. The refresh gave it a whole new feel with a Tuscan Grille restaurant, a bold new lounge on Deck 12 with a large video screen, and updated designs throughout.
What We Love
Cafe al Bacio and Gelateria: Cappuccinos cost extra, as do gelato, but the cozy space on Deck 5 also has a big selection of decadent sweet treats always available for free — cookies, cakes, and tarts, for example.
Oceanview Cafe: This ship lives up to the line's history of providing some of the best buffets at sea among the mass-market lines. You'll find carving stations, multiple salads, a pasta station, sushi, made-to-order omelets, and pizza until midnight.
Best Known For
Michael's Club: The special hangout for Celebrity Infinity suite passengers and for those with high-level loyalty club status is a fine place to chill out. Mingle with other cruisers and enjoy complimentary cocktails and concierge service. Suite-level passengers also get access to the exclusive Luminae restaurant.
Thalassotherapy Pool: This spa pool in the solarium area contains submerged metal rollers to sit on, and four giant shower heads in the corners, to help treat your muscles.
Qsine: The specialty dining experience delivers a nearly endless parade of interestingly presented dishes, from sushi lollipops to "disco" shrimp, and an open, tiered box filled with food in every cubby hole.
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Who It's Best For
Off-the-Beaten-Path Travelers: The ship sails the Panama Canal and South America, giving you a chance to try a new exotic itinerary.
Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
It's Smaller Than Most Celebrity Vessels: Space is limited in the spa and fitness centers, and these areas feel much more cramped than they do on the newer megaships. Celebrity Infinity's three pools are smallish, and while you'll find plenty of loungers — including some with comfy mattresses — they get claimed quickly on hot days.
Expect Limited Activities: Onboard activities lack variety, and trivia contests and art auctions account for much of the schedule.
John Roberts is a New Jersey-based writer for ShermansCruise who worked at The Virginian-Pilot.
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Celebrity Infinity at a Glance
- Line: Celebrity Cruises
- Class: Millennium
- Number of Passengers: 2170
- Ship Size: Large
- Launch Date: 2001
- Refurbish Date: 2015