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Brian Morrison

Age: 37


Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Celebrity

Ship: Infinity

Sailing Date: September 7th, 2001

Itinerary: Alaska

The embarkation process was painless and quick. Celebrity's system is quite effective. Service was superior with a few minor quibbles; our waiter spoke way too quietly and our room steward made us feel as if we were interfering with his tasks of making up our stateroom.

You must try Master chef Michael Rioux' menu's. in the "Trellis" dining rm., nothing else compares. Anywhere, or sea.

Such quality cuisine,... everything is absolutely fresh and made on board. You must try the best cold soups and I definitely suggest the :Rack of Lamb, Frogs Legs, New York steak, Lobster tail, prime rib and don't forget to accompany your entree's with Celebrity's awesome selection of breads & buns. The best selection of fresh fruit I've had the privilege of scarfing day & night. Celebrity's pizza is really tasty and they also do a nice smokie style hot-dog. Crunchie tasty taco's too... I even took a tour of the galley. Very cool. Even better tasting. Food heaven! You wouldn't believe the Gala buffet. A MUST  see. Avoid the eggs at the ocean-view cafe for b/fast,...they're just weird and gross. They taste fake and wax-like. You'd do better to enjoy granola with cranberries, coconut and fresh blueberries like I did.

Don't bother with the specialty restaurant the "SS United States"

why pay for that when you've got the best food you could want at the "Trellis " dining room.

   As for the cardio area,... I've never had such a splendid view to work out to. Good current machines the same as say; Fitness world. With all the eating my wife and myself did , we didn't gain a single pound on the cruise, we only worked out 4 out of 7 days.

  The gas turbine powered "Infinity" was as study as the liner style ships of yesteryear. We were very forward in a balcony stateroom and we only had 1 rocky day and it really wasn't that bad at all. The ship was very quite and seemed almost phantom-like in the open seas. The salt-water therapy pool (Thalassotherapy) in the aqua spa area is something you must engage in as much as humanly possible. It feels amazing and is now free. The steam room has a beautiful almost floor to ceiling port-hole.

  My favorite spot after supper was hands-down "Michaels Lounge."

Ahhhh,...bourbon neat and a fine cigar, that's how I like to top off the perfect meal. It was very quiet and romantic. Tip: do-not purchase your cigars from the "Emporium" as they don't store their cigars in a humidor for freshness. Buy your cigars @ "Michaels Lounge" for optimum freshness. "Gordon" was the most competent and passionate pianist I've had the privilege of hearing. I swear there's not 1 title you could throw at him without him knowing how to play it.

   For some heavy cheese factor, Adam & Angela in the Rendezvous lounge play everything from Nat King Cole to Huey Lewis & the News. Cool or Scary? You decide.

Entertainment ranged from a soothing Harpist named "Jacqueline" to the most talented string quartet the

"Amber String Quartet."

The "Acrobatics" were very close to "Circus De Solei."

Sea-sickness tip: forget Gravol, try an apple at the first sign of motion-sickness, or drink Ginger-Ale for a quick remedy. Ginger snaps or pure gonger pills can work wonders as well. The accu-pressure bracelet also works well.

   Juneau was totally cool and really cheap souvenirs and plenty of 'em. For maximum trinket-value shop in Sept at the end of the season for the best values and deals on everything from furs and gems to t-shirts and hats. While in Juneau, spend the $20. pp usd for the Mt. Roberts tram for your best photo ops. Skagway was friendly, but too expensive. Pretty port though.

Hubbard Glacier was grand to say the least .Bring lots of film, the glaciers are humbling.

Ketchikan was also a hoot full of nice people and lots of cheap souvenirs. Embarkation also went a little slower due to the Sept 11th incident.

   On a scale from 1-10, "Celebrity and Infinity" deservedly earn a 9.

  If you're seeking a relaxed , elegant, but not stuffy cruise experience , then Infinity's my first choice. The warmness of the ship was a little overwhelming at times, even in Alaska.

Brian Morrison.

Vancouver, B.C.

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