Huffpost Travel

The Celebrity Infinity: A Huffington Post Travel Cruise Ship Guide

Posted: Updated:
CELEB INFINITY
Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises

The Celebrity Infinity is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep work for a cruise vacation. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on cruise ships, here is a tip sheet offering all the key information one could ever need to know about the Celebrity Infinity.

Destination

The Celebrity Infinity offers a number of itineraries. It sails up the West Coast to Alaska and back; sets out to the Eastern Seaboard from the West Coast, via the Panama Canal and finally it sails from Valparaiso, Chile, around Cape Horn and up to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Grand Ship

The Celebrity Infinity is a Millennium-class cruise ship and among one of the largest and most luxurious ships in the Celebrity fleet. The ship devotes almost as much room to spa facilities as it does to pools. The public areas use marble and polished wood to evoke an old-world European flavor.

Special Features

The Celebrity Infinity prides itself on providing an abundance of shipboard activities. Learn how to blow glass, mix a drink or take a virtual tour of the Holy Land. All these classes and activities are available on the Infinity. But taking a cruise is supposed to be fun. The Infintiy offers lounges that cater to everything from karaoke to trivia. Nature more your style? Enjoy drinks on the Lawn Club, a special outdoor area set aside for entertaining. Or stop and smell the roses, literally, when you take a stroll through the Infinity's Botanical Conservatory.

Accommodations

The interior and oceanview staterooms on the Celebrity Infinity are identical, with the exception of the windows. Larger rooms offer more amenities. The family oceanview stateroom features a large balcony and a private sitting area that converts to a bed at night. The luxurious penthouse suite offers more than 2,500 square feet, including a private verandah with an outdoor hot tub.

Cost

Because of the wide-ranging cruises available, rates vary. The Celebrity Infinity's 15-night cruise around Cape Horn can cost as much as $2,349 per person for an inside cabin or $7,199 for a suite. A seven-night cruise to Alaska is $649 for an inside cabin and $2,199 for a suite. Rates also vary by season. The same inside cabin on the Alaskan cruise that costs $649 in May costs $1,099 in July.

Excursion

A must-see excursion from the Celebrity Infinity is the World Heritage site in Puerto Madryn, Argentina, according to passengers. The tour shows you such varied life as sea lions, armadillos and penguins all living naturally in the same park. Lunch is included with the tour.

Dining Experience

The S.S. United States is the Celebrity Infinity's two-story main dining room. It's designed to harken back to the golden age of passenger ships. The Bistro on Five offers fun flavorful fare, including sandwiches and salads. Qsine mixes flavors and dishes from all over the world to create a playground of tastes. The Blu Restaurant is set aside for Aqua Class guests and offers healthy fare.

Maiden Voyage

The Celebrity Infinity embarked on her maiden voyage on March 3, 2001. The ship is currently in dry dock for refurbishment. Infinity is scheduled to re-emerge in December 2011. The newly equipped Infinity will travel with new restaurants and technological upgrades.

In The News

Our research revealed no notable news stories or safety concerns regarding the Celebrity Infinity.

WATCH:

Tour of the Celebrity Infinity.

What's your favorite cruise memory?

Check out more CRUISE SHIP GUIDES.