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Has anyone ever sailed on celebrity cruise line? Looking for some reviews of the line and specifically the infinity.

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we did Celebrity on our Alaska Cruise a few years back.

 

the average ages on the ship tended to be mid-40's, tho there were some older and younger mixed in.

 

the food was spectacular (easily 4-5 star), and we ended up never going to specialty restaurants (just eating in main dining or room service), since the food was so good. People *did* tend to dress up for dinner, at least a dinner jacket, even on non-formal nights, and we never saw Jeans or shorts in the main dining (tho we did see some when walking by the buffet).

 

the room (we had a concierge balcony room), was larger than what we've had on Holland America (and that one was a suite!), and the bed was very comfortable.

 

the shows were about average, but the musicians on board were very good.

 

best thing about it? they daytime activities -- lots of very interesting lectures (not only about the wildlife for where we were going, and info about the coastline. .but also stargazing lectures for use later in the evenings).

 

I'd recommend Celebrity highly.

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There's a 5th Oasis Class ship on the way!

 

Royal Caribbean Blog

 

Royal Caribbean announced today it has signed a memorandum of understanding with STX France to build a fifth Oasis-class ship for delivery in the Spring of 2021.

 

 

 

This order is contingent upon the completion of customary conditions, including documentation and financing. Final contracts, which include the definitive payment schedules, are expected to be completed within the quarter. Capacity increases for 2016 through 2020 remain unchanged.

 

"The response to the arrival of Harmony of the Seas is staggering, eliciting excitement from eager cruisers from markets on both sides of the Atlantic," said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

 

"The Oasis-class ships have delivered beyond expectations each time," said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. "Harmony of the Seas' warm reception is evidence that growing this class of ship will continue to drive exceptional performance for the brand."

 

"We are extremely pleased with the recent success of Harmony of the Seas and take great pride in our partnership with Royal Caribbean," said Laurent Castaing, Managing Director of STX France. "It is especially exciting to collaborate on such diverse projects from Oasis to Edge, both marvels in their own space."

 

A fourth Oasis-class ship is also being built at STX France, with a delivery date of 2018.

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Cruise Critic has a video of the Ultimate Abyss Slide! I didn't realize it wasn't going to be dark inside, this looks great!

 

Wait, what the crap? I thought it was gonna be a waterslide. I'm kinda disappointed. Still cool.

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Cruise Critic has a video of the Ultimate Abyss Slide! I didn't realize it wasn't going to be dark inside, this looks great!

 

Wait, what the crap? I thought it was gonna be a waterslide. I'm kinda disappointed. Still cool.

 

No way, I'm so happy it's a dry slide! So many more people can ride it and it would be a ton of impossible logistics to deal with a wet slide in that location.

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I'm taking the cruise on Harmony of the Seas this Sunday to Barcelona. Will try and post pics if anyone is interested.

 

If there's something you'd like to see on this ship, let me know and I'll post that.

 

So exciting! Have a great cruise and please let us know all you can about how the ship is doing! I know there are still some 'new kinks' they are working out. Lots of workers are still onboard trying to finish the ship.

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I'm taking the cruise on Harmony of the Seas this Sunday to Barcelona. Will try and post pics if anyone is interested.

 

If there's something you'd like to see on this ship, let me know and I'll post that.

 

So exciting! Have a great cruise and please let us know all you can about how the ship is doing! I know there are still some 'new kinks' they are working out. Lots of workers are still onboard trying to finish the ship.

 

Having been on the Oasis last November, I'm excited to try this new ship. I'm expecting there to be a ton problems and things not finished/incomplete but I don't care. It will just make the cruise that much more memorable! The ship is amazing and it will be a great experience.

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If it were water, that would be one hell of a fast slide!

 

That's the entire point, man! I wanna come shooting out of the slide like a bullet! The more life-threatening the better!

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Has anyone ever sailed on celebrity cruise line? Looking for some reviews of the line and specifically the infinity.

Thanks

 

I can't say enough about how great Celebrity is! My fiancé and I started our cruising on Carnival, upgraded to Royal, and finally landed on Celebrity at the advice of a friend. It only took one sailing with them for us to realize Celebrity would always be our preferred cruise line.

 

The service is top notch and the attention to detail is down right scary when it comes to making sure everything is right with your trip. As was pointed out the average age of cruisers is older than most other lines but I think this is a huge plus! My fiancé and I are 30 and 32 so we stick out like a sore thumb on most of our cruises. This however proved to be a good thing when we were on our two week cruise in the Caribbean. The staff commented many times to us that we were the youngest couple they had seen, which meant they remembered us, which meant it didn't take long before the excellent service went through the roof. The bartenders finally had someone their age to talk to and someone who understands good tipping. It didn't take long before most of your drinks were heavily loaded and free. When I am on a cruise I want relaxation and a calm atmosphere, which is exactly what you get when everyone else around you is 65+ years old. It was never loud, no one was stumbling around drunk, most people were in bed by 9pm, it was easy to find a seat at any bar/pool/sun deck, and hardly any kids.

 

Easily the best food I have ever had on a cruise. It would rival most 5 star restaurants in any city and that is just the food that is included with the price of the cruise. Even the room service food was mouth watering.

 

I also love that they still try to keep a level of class and elegance aboard the ship in the evening, even on non-formal nights. It is not required but strongly encouraged that a "smart-casual" attire be worn throughout the ship after 6pm. I have to say I loved this and it was nice not seeing every guy in board shorts and a Hurley t-shirt. They really push luxury on their ships and it is evident from the moment you board when they had you a glass of champagne. At every port they set up a nice tent with wicker furniture at the gangway and handout cold towels and punch if its hot. In Alaska it was hot chocolate and coffee.

 

I have not been on the Infinity but we did take the Millennium (same class) on an Alaskan cruise last May. The ship was older but still very clean, well maintained, and luxurious. The cruise itself was amazing as Alaska has some of the most beautiful views you can see while at sea. That particular cruise was only 7 days but after we docked we had an extended "land cruise" with Celebrity which took us another 6 days up into Alaska. This was a great experience to see a lot of Alaska with a great tour guide from Celebrity. I highly recommend this if you ever take an Alaskan cruise.

 

The best part I love about Celebrity is the deals they will offer you for a future cruise while on your current cruise. That is exactly how we book ours each year. Our next cruise is an 11 day sailing in the Western Caribbean this November. We booked while on our Alaskan cruise last year and they gave us some damn good deals. They upgraded us to the highest Concierge Class level, gave us the top tier drink package, prepaid gratuities, and $500 onboard credit. They really know how to take care of future cruises far better than any other line.

 

Like I said, I can't say enough good stuff about them. If there is anything in particular you want to know just ask. If you want to see a short video I made of our Caribbean cruise just go

 

I'll leave you with a parting shot from Alaska.

 

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Hello from Harmony of the Seas on Day 2 at sea!

 

From what I've seen and experienced so far, everything is running smoothly. All the ship is open and running. Whatever the problems were last week have been resolved for this inaugural sailing. Seen a few workmen around the ship but nothing intrusive. The only show which hasn't started is the new diving show in the Aqua Theatre, which I think has more to do with the new show "The Fine Line" they're putting on than problems with the pool. It's still in rehearsals with the technical tent set up at the back of the Aqua Theatre. I've seen them practicing in the pool. The first show is now scheduled for Day 5 at 11pm - originally the first show was meant to be last night.

 

I've found the ship to be less busy than when I was on the Oasis last November. Not sure why. I was surprised that the sun lounge chairs are only around 50% occupied, which is strange considering all the English on board and it's a warm sunny day. All the kids water play areas are open, which they're really enjoying. Lines for the water slides are low. This ship has much more water play areas for kids. The new waterslides are fantastic. Abyss slide is lots of fun - the see-thru glass down to the Aqua Theatre as you're waiting to ride is scary. Food is amazing, as per usual. Greece show is great - much better than Cats on Oasis.

 

The only problem I've personally encountered is that my stateroom lights wouldn't turn off. No big deal - had engineering respond and did a quick fix last night. Promptly resolved today while at breakfast. I'm in a Royal Loft suite which is a very technical 2 floor stateroom.

 

Haven't overheard anyone complaining. Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves.

 

It's only Day 2 but right now If I had to choose whether to cruise in the future on Harmony, Oasis or any of the smaller, older Royal Caribbean ships, I'd choose Harmony. It's really that much better and more kid friendly.

 

Finally the Bionic Bar is dream come true! I want to take one home. I think every good bar should have one..... Finally I can taste the alcohol in my drinks. I think this says more about my alcoholism level

 

 

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Has anyone ever sailed on celebrity cruise line? Looking for some reviews of the line and specifically the infinity.

Thanks

 

I can't say enough about how great Celebrity is! My fiancé and I started our cruising on Carnival, upgraded to Royal, and finally landed on Celebrity at the advice of a friend. It only took one sailing with them for us to realize Celebrity would always be our preferred cruise line.

 

The service is top notch and the attention to detail is down right scary when it comes to making sure everything is right with your trip. As was pointed out the average age of cruisers is older than most other lines but I think this is a huge plus! My fiancé and I are 30 and 32 so we stick out like a sore thumb on most of our cruises. This however proved to be a good thing when we were on our two week cruise in the Caribbean. The staff commented many times to us that we were the youngest couple they had seen, which meant they remembered us, which meant it didn't take long before the excellent service went through the roof. The bartenders finally had someone their age to talk to and someone who understands good tipping. It didn't take long before most of your drinks were heavily loaded and free. When I am on a cruise I want relaxation and a calm atmosphere, which is exactly what you get when everyone else around you is 65+ years old. It was never loud, no one was stumbling around drunk, most people were in bed by 9pm, it was easy to find a seat at any bar/pool/sun deck, and hardly any kids.

 

Easily the best food I have ever had on a cruise. It would rival most 5 star restaurants in any city and that is just the food that is included with the price of the cruise. Even the room service food was mouth watering.

 

I also love that they still try to keep a level of class and elegance aboard the ship in the evening, even on non-formal nights. It is not required but strongly encouraged that a "smart-casual" attire be worn throughout the ship after 6pm. I have to say I loved this and it was nice not seeing every guy in board shorts and a Hurley t-shirt. They really push luxury on their ships and it is evident from the moment you board when they had you a glass of champagne. At every port they set up a nice tent with wicker furniture at the gangway and handout cold towels and punch if its hot. In Alaska it was hot chocolate and coffee.

 

I have not been on the Infinity but we did take the Millennium (same class) on an Alaskan cruise last May. The ship was older but still very clean, well maintained, and luxurious. The cruise itself was amazing as Alaska has some of the most beautiful views you can see while at sea. That particular cruise was only 7 days but after we docked we had an extended "land cruise" with Celebrity which took us another 6 days up into Alaska. This was a great experience to see a lot of Alaska with a great tour guide from Celebrity. I highly recommend this if you ever take an Alaskan cruise.

 

The best part I love about Celebrity is the deals they will offer you for a future cruise while on your current cruise. That is exactly how we book ours each year. Our next cruise is an 11 day sailing in the Western Caribbean this November. We booked while on our Alaskan cruise last year and they gave us some damn good deals. They upgraded us to the highest Concierge Class level, gave us the top tier drink package, prepaid gratuities, and $500 onboard credit. They really know how to take care of future cruises far better than any other line.

 

Like I said, I can't say enough good stuff about them. If there is anything in particular you want to know just ask. If you want to see a short video I made of our Caribbean cruise just go

 

I'll leave you with a parting shot from Alaska.

 

 

As a guest entertainer, I have travelled all over the Carribbean, Alaska, South America and most recently, I made the Transatlatic Crossing from Miami to Lisbon, all with Celebrity Cruise Lines. If you are looking a more traditional cruise experience with a modern twist, theses ships absolutely cannot be topped. I have sailed on the Silhoutte, Solstice, Eclipse, Equinox, Infinity and Millenium all within the span of the last eighteen months. The infinity is a wonderful ship with a fantastic crew. While not the biggest of the fleet, the Infinity allows you more than enough room to roam, and plenty to do and to see. The infinity is complete with every amenity and luxury one would expect to find onboard a cruise ship, including great staterooms, a full casino, shopping promenade, a wealth of nightclubs and bars, both indoor and outdoor pools, an incredible spa and gym, and a massive Broadway/Vegas styled theater.

 

My favorite part of the ship, outside the theater, of course, is the specialty restaurant Q'sine. You will experience one of the most unique and un-ordinary menus. All celebrity ships offer a great selection of dining options, so wherever and whatever you choose to eat, you can find something you'll love!

 

If you have never cruised before, I highly recommend starting with an Alaskan cruise. Alaskan cruises are moderate in length (7-10 days) and offer breathtaking scenery and extremely placid waters, albeit a bit chilly.

 

Happy sailing!

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Has anyone ever sailed on celebrity cruise line? Looking for some reviews of the line and specifically the infinity.

Thanks

 

I can't say enough about how great Celebrity is! My fiancé and I started our cruising on Carnival, upgraded to Royal, and finally landed on Celebrity at the advice of a friend. It only took one sailing with them for us to realize Celebrity would always be our preferred cruise line.

 

The service is top notch and the attention to detail is down right scary when it comes to making sure everything is right with your trip. As was pointed out the average age of cruisers is older than most other lines but I think this is a huge plus! My fiancé and I are 30 and 32 so we stick out like a sore thumb on most of our cruises. This however proved to be a good thing when we were on our two week cruise in the Caribbean. The staff commented many times to us that we were the youngest couple they had seen, which meant they remembered us, which meant it didn't take long before the excellent service went through the roof. The bartenders finally had someone their age to talk to and someone who understands good tipping. It didn't take long before most of your drinks were heavily loaded and free. When I am on a cruise I want relaxation and a calm atmosphere, which is exactly what you get when everyone else around you is 65+ years old. It was never loud, no one was stumbling around drunk, most people were in bed by 9pm, it was easy to find a seat at any bar/pool/sun deck, and hardly any kids.

 

Easily the best food I have ever had on a cruise. It would rival most 5 star restaurants in any city and that is just the food that is included with the price of the cruise. Even the room service food was mouth watering.

 

I also love that they still try to keep a level of class and elegance aboard the ship in the evening, even on non-formal nights. It is not required but strongly encouraged that a "smart-casual" attire be worn throughout the ship after 6pm. I have to say I loved this and it was nice not seeing every guy in board shorts and a Hurley t-shirt. They really push luxury on their ships and it is evident from the moment you board when they had you a glass of champagne. At every port they set up a nice tent with wicker furniture at the gangway and handout cold towels and punch if its hot. In Alaska it was hot chocolate and coffee.

 

I have not been on the Infinity but we did take the Millennium (same class) on an Alaskan cruise last May. The ship was older but still very clean, well maintained, and luxurious. The cruise itself was amazing as Alaska has some of the most beautiful views you can see while at sea. That particular cruise was only 7 days but after we docked we had an extended "land cruise" with Celebrity which took us another 6 days up into Alaska. This was a great experience to see a lot of Alaska with a great tour guide from Celebrity. I highly recommend this if you ever take an Alaskan cruise.

 

The best part I love about Celebrity is the deals they will offer you for a future cruise while on your current cruise. That is exactly how we book ours each year. Our next cruise is an 11 day sailing in the Western Caribbean this November. We booked while on our Alaskan cruise last year and they gave us some damn good deals. They upgraded us to the highest Concierge Class level, gave us the top tier drink package, prepaid gratuities, and $500 onboard credit. They really know how to take care of future cruises far better than any other line.

 

Like I said, I can't say enough good stuff about them. If there is anything in particular you want to know just ask. If you want to see a short video I made of our Caribbean cruise just go

 

I'll leave you with a parting shot from Alaska.

 

 

As a guest entertainer, I have travelled all over the Carribbean, Alaska, South America and most recently, I made the Transatlatic Crossing from Miami to Lisbon, all with Celebrity Cruise Lines. If you are looking a more traditional cruise experience with a modern twist, theses ships absolutely cannot be topped. I have sailed on the Silhoutte, Solstice, Eclipse, Equinox, Infinity and Millenium all within the span of the last eighteen months. The infinity is a wonderful ship with a fantastic crew. While not the biggest of the fleet, the Infinity allows you more than enough room to roam, and plenty to do and to see. The infinity is complete with every amenity and luxury one would expect to find onboard a cruise ship, including great staterooms, a full casino, shopping promenade, a wealth of nightclubs and bars, both indoor and outdoor pools, an incredible spa and gym, and a massive Broadway/Vegas styled theater.

 

My favorite part of the ship, outside the theater, of course, is the specialty restaurant Q'sine. You will experience one of the most unique and un-ordinary menus. All celebrity ships offer a great selection of dining options, so wherever and whatever you choose to eat, you can find something you'll love!

 

If you have never cruised before, I highly recommend starting with an Alaskan cruise. Alaskan cruises are moderate in length (7-10 days) and offer breathtaking scenery and extremely placid waters, albeit a bit chilly.

 

Happy sailing!

Thanks so much for the info and review. Im getting even more excited for my Alaska Cruise on the Infinity now.

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