Number of Cruises: 2
Cruise Line: Celebrity
Sailing Date: July 4th, 2003
Itinerary: Alaska's Inside Passage
With this being only my second cruise, I have to say that it was the best. For several weeks prior to departure, I would checked the internet daily for the weather report. On the day of departure, rain was predicted for the entire week. Like most weather services, the Internet was wrong. Wee had sunny days in Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan with only slight overcastting at the Hubbard Glacier. If you are into fishing, you should plan your trip for the second, third, or fourth week of July. That is when the Salmon start to run and as told by our guide in Ketchikan; "the rivers are so full of fish that one could walk from one side of the river to the other with out getting his feet wet."
The Infinity is a beautiful ship. With over two thousand passengers on board, I never felt crowded. There is so much to do and with so many staterooms having their own verandas, one can watch the world glide by in complete privacy.
The entertainment was excellent. The Celebrity Dancers and Singers were very energetic and talented. On the last night, they performed a song from Les Miserable, (I hope I got the spelling correct), by the time they were finished, I was feeling very patriotic.
The food was excellent, although I wish they would have had an all night buffet for those of us that can't sleep.
The Casino on board looked like it was taken from the Luxury in Las Vegas. I spoke with several passengers that actually won some money. I myself one over one hundred dollars from a five cent slot machine.
I can see why Celebrity is rated a five star cruise line and why the Infinity is rated the number one ship of all the larger cruise ships (an award that the members of the Infinity are very proud of to the point that I got tired of hearing about it)
If you don't mind paying a little more, cruise Celebrity. You will love it.