Celebrity Infinity - Balcony Cabins – Real Opinions and Review - Emma Cruises (2024)

I have recently sailed onboard the Celebrity Infinity around the Greek Islands.

Celebrity Infinity is a relatively old ship, but the cruise fares to sail onboard her are far cheaper than on the more modern Celebrity “Edge” class ships.

As I had sailed on Celebrity Edge the year before, I wondered if I would find Celebrity Infinity a disappointment – but we had a wonderful cruise, and I enjoyed my time on her.

I booked a last-minute, relatively cheap deal to see what I thought of the ship.

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She Is A “Millenium” Class Ship

Celebrity Infinity is one of Celebrity’s Millennium Class ships. She has three sister ships:

  • Celebrity Constellation
  • Celebrity Summit
  • Celebrity Millennium

Millennium-class are the smallest and oldest Celebrity ships, holding just over two thousand passengers each. These ships were built between 2000 and 2002.

I cruised on Celebrity’s newer ship, Celebrity Edge in 2023. She has a far more modern design and layout.

Find out what I thought of Celebrity Edge here:

Balcony Cabin Number 6060

My parents were in balcony cabin number 6060, and this review is based on their opinions of the cabin.

All Balcony cabins on Celebrity Infinity have:

  • A double bed that can be made into two twins
  • A chair/sofa
  • A table
  • A desk area and a chair.
  • Mini Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • A Safe
  • Bedside table
  • A TV
  • Wardrobe
  • Sliding door to balcony with two chairs and a small table

Tea and Coffee making facilities are not provided as standard, but you can ask for them

Cabin Design

The cabin design, and the ship in general, was certainly dated, with lots of brown/wood effect panelling.

There were large mirrors on the wall at the end of the bed, which helped to make the cabin seem more spacious.

Everything worked as it should and wasn’t damaged or worn.

You could definitely tell that this was a ship from the year 2000 though.

Some of the public areas had been refurbished, and new carpets (or bits of new carpet added in) were in evidence on the stairs and some corridors. The cabins seem to have changed very little from the original 2000 design.

This cabin had a Pullman bed that could be pulled down from the ceiling, and a sofa bed – so this cabin could sleep up to four passengers if necessary.

The room was very light and bright though – probably due to the clever use of mirrors. With that much wood used, it could have been far darker.

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The Balcony

This cabin was of a very standard layout, with sliding doors leading out to the balcony.

The cabin size was unremarkable – not particularly large or small.

There were two chairs and a small table out on the balcony.

The cabin was quite centrally located – slightly more towards the front – and offered good views.

You could see the lifeboats hanging below the cabin when you looked down, but that didn’t affect the views out at all.

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When I sailed on Celebrity’s far newer ship Celebrity Edge I booked a controversial “Infinite Veranda” Cabin.

Instead of having traditional balcony doors out to your private balcony, they have a large window that you can slide down, supposedly turning your whole room into a veranda.

There are some disadvantages to this – the air conditioning switches off and the room can become very hot when the window is open.

Also, the Captain can disable all the windows remotely – so you might not be able to open the “Infinite Veranda” at all.

Find out more about that here:

The Bathroom

The bathroom was identical to that found in other cabin categories.

It had everything you would need, including a nightlight. There was a shower curtain rather than a shower screen, which is often the way on older ships.

It was clean and functional, if not of the most modern design.

My parents didn’t get robes and slippers in their cabin – but interestingly my brother who had a cheaper, lower-category ocean view cabin did.

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The Location

Their cabin was surrounded by other cabins – there are no public areas on Deck 6

They sometimes heard people walking down the corridors outsidethe room or in the adjoining cabins, but it wasn’t loud enough to disturb them.

It was a comfortable, functional room – if a bit bland and unremarkable.

The huge advantage of a ship of this size is you never have to climb too many stairs.

It was four decks up to the buffet for breakfast in the mornings. The buffet is at the back of the pool deck which is on deck ten.

The main dining room, theatre and cafe were on decks four and five.

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What They Liked About The Ocean View Cabin 2065

  • Great ocean views
  • The cabin was comfortable
  • Lots of storage space
  • Chocolate on the pillow every night!
    • We only got one each – but my brother who was staying in a cabin on his own was left four a night – so clearly his cabin steward liked him!
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Find out about my brother’s Ocean View cabin on the same ship here:

Celebrity Infinity Ocean View Cabins – Real Opinions and Review

What They Didn’t Like About The Ocean View Cabin 2065

  • There were very few channels to choose from on TV
    • Many modern ships have lots of TV and Movies you can watch on demand.
  • Not enough plug sockets
    • No sockets by the bed, only by the desk
  • Clingy Shower curtain

Would They Choose This Cabin Again?

Yes. This cabin had everything they needed, it was a very standard balcony cabin.

They could sometimes hear people walking past the cabin, or in the cabins around them, but it wasn’t an issue.

To find out more about noise you might hear in your cruise ship cabin, read this article next:

Are Cruise Ship Cabins Soundproof? (Thin Walls, Balconies and Travelling Sound)

Tea and Coffee making facilities weren’t provided on Celebrity Infinity – this is typical of American cruise lines.

Celebrity will provide a kettle and tea and coffee-making facilities if you ask the room steward.

Before You Go

Find out about the ten things you should know before sailing with Celebrity in the article below:

10 things you should know before cruising with Celebrity

Find out where to find the delicious Celebrity cookies here:

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