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Celebrity Cruise Line

MV Infinity

Your Rating:Five Stars
Reviewed by: Jessica Weyman
# previous cruises: 1
Date of Trip: March 23, 2002
Itinerary: Caribbean

I had never been on a cruise before and so did not know what to expect. I could not have guessed that my family and I would have so much fun. I went aboard the Infinity with my parents (mid 40's) and my two sisters (20 and 17). There is definitely something for all of the family and we have a wonderful time in all of the ports of call.

Public Areas
The Infinity is made up of 11 decks. Deck 10 is the Main Deck and has 2 pools and 4 spas. The layout is fantastic and even on a sea day there was enough room for everyone around the pool. Also on deck 10 was the indoor pool, AquaSpa and Gym at one end and the self-service restaurant at the other. When the ship sailed at 5pm each day there was a band from St Lucia playing all the favourites from the Caribbean.

If you wanted a drink before dinner there are 2 main bars, the Champagne Bar and Martini Bar. Both are very good and the Martini Bar had live music.

Food and Service
The main restaurant is the Trellis Restaurant. This is where you have your dinner. There are 2 seatings, however, I would recommend the late sitting (8.30pm) rather than the main seating (6.30pm) since you do not feel you have to rush through.

Our table consisted of the 5 of us and 4 other people. Our waiter was a mad South African who had a brilliant sense of humour and really brought the table together. The waiters on Infinity only tend to 2 tables at a time and therefore the service is fantastic. They know all of their guests by name and remember if you are a vegetarian or don't eat fish etc. All tables have a waiter, an assistant waiter and a sommelier (wine waiter).

The food itself was fantastic. Michel Roux designed the menus aboard the Infinity and the choice is amazing. Dinner is comprised of 5 courses; appetizer, soup, salad, main course and desert. All of which are fantastic.

There is an extra restaurant aboard the boat called the SS United States which does cost you a little extra (USD 25 per person). They have a top chef working in this kitchen and depending on what you are having they may cook your food at the table. I would recommend this, since to eat at the restaurant here in London where the chef comes from is it #200 per head.

My parents had an outside cabin which was fantastic. The views were spectacular when we were coming out of the ports and, if you were up early enough, when you were arriving. However, my sisters and I shared an inside cabin. We did find it a little cramped at first but soon realised that the only thing you use your cabin for is to wash and sleep. With this in mind I would recommend an inside cabin, unless you are a smoker since obviously you can just go outside to have one.

My family and I attended almost all of the shows. The ones that we did attend we were thoroughly impressed with. The most memorable were the illusion show and comedian. The comedian was especially good since he did his whole set (which was hilarious) without using a four letter word.

The cruise director was always at the shows, introducing the acts and happy to take any questions etc. Over all the theatre entertainment was 5 star..

Our ports of call were:
Sunday - St Croix
Monday - At Sea
Tuesday - Barbados
Wednesday - St Lucia
Thursday - Antigua
Friday - St Thomas
Saturday - Puerto Rico

The ports of call were breathtaking. The activities through the ship were very good and often included drinks and lunch in the price. For the less active you could always go to the beach or go snorkeling and for the rest there were trips round the island such as hiking etc.

One of the evenings on the ship there was a Caribbean night. Most people dressed up in Caribbean dress and we were all invited up to the Main Deck for cocktails and Dancing. Everyone enjoyed this - even the kids!

Who Goes
Our fellow passengers were very good company. There are so many that you probably won't see the same people from one day to the next unless they are on your table. The couples that we dined with were lovely and we would definitely like to meet up with them again, however, it isn't necessarily that easy as we live in England and they live in Florida.

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