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.

Celebrity Infinity - Balcony Cabins – Real Opinions and Review - Emma Cruises (1)

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.

Celebrity Infinity - Balcony Cabins – Real Opinions and Review - Emma Cruises (2)

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.

Celebrity Infinity - Balcony Cabins – Real Opinions and Review - Emma Cruises (3)

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.

Celebrity Infinity - Balcony Cabins – Real Opinions and Review - Emma Cruises (4)
Celebrity Infinity - Balcony Cabins – Real Opinions and Review - Emma Cruises (5)

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.

Celebrity Infinity - Balcony Cabins – Real Opinions and Review - Emma Cruises (6)

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!
Celebrity Infinity - Balcony Cabins – Real Opinions and Review - Emma Cruises (7)

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:

Which Cruise Lines Have The Best Cookies? (11 Cruise Lines Compared!)

Celebrity Infinity - Balcony Cabins – Real Opinions and Review - Emma Cruises (8)

Free Insiders Cruise Line Guide

Ever wondered how the mainstream cruise lines compare? Cruise lines won’t tell you this, but I will.

This FREE guide shows you everything you need to know to find your perfect cruise line.

Start Now

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


What is the best balcony room on a cruise ship? ›

If you're after views, the best room on a cruise ship will be a balcony cabin at the ship's rear end. Aft balcony accommodations at the ship's corners are also the largest and often give more outside area than conventional balcony cabins, allowing you to enjoy both the beautiful views and the extra space.

What is a Celebrity Infinity balcony? ›

Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda

These incredible staterooms take our standard veranda stateroom and, with the touch of a button, blur—even erase—the boundaries between inside and outside living space. This brilliant innovation gives you open air access to the sea, whenever you wish. Total living space 243 sq. ft.

Is it worth getting a room with a balcony on a cruise? ›

Even on smaller, more luxurious ships that don't feel crowded, a balcony is desirable; if the weather is such that you can spend a lot of time on your balcony, it's like having an additional room.

Where are the best and worst cabins on a cruise ship? ›

Log in .
  • Ocean-level cabins.
  • Studio rooms.
  • Port or starboard staterooms.
  • Cabins close to popular attractions.
  • Rooms by elevators.
  • Staterooms directly above or below busy areas.
Jan 30, 2024

Which side balcony is best cruise ship? ›

Eastbound cruises get the most sun on the port side; westbound on the starboard side. Watching a sunset over the ocean or seeing the sun slip behind distant islands can also be a reason for a side preference. To catch sunsets, you'll want to be on the port side on northbound cruises and starboard on southbound cruises.

What is the best floor to stay on a cruise ship? ›

The most stable part of the ship is its lowest point of gravity, so on a lower deck, at the center. You'd feel a lot less motion here than, say, in a stateroom on the upper decks a long way forward or aft (towards the back of the ship).

Is Celebrity Infinity being refurbished? ›

Celebrity Infinity has returned to service following refurbishment and will spend the 2024-2025 season sailing European itineraries.

Which class is Celebrity Infinity? ›

GTS Celebrity Infinity (formerly Infinity) is a Millennium-class cruise ship operated by Celebrity Cruises, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Group.

What are the benefits of the Celebrity Infinity suite? ›

Suite Class – Exclusive restaurant serving B/L/D; personal butlers; luxury bath amenities; private lounge with dedicated concierge; priority embarkation in all port of calls; unlimited internet access; and more!

Where not to get a room on a cruise ship? ›

We can't go into too much detail as the different positions will be specific to each ship but cabins to avoid would be ones right above the theatre/clubs (the rooms are soundproofed but still…) or cabins below the pool, above/below a busy restaurant/bar or one's near lifts.

Can people see you on cruise balcony? ›

The first rule to keep in mind is that the "private veranda" you booked isn't as private as you might envision. Other passengers can hear you, and in some cases see you, so be careful what you do, and be mindful of the others nearby. To spare you any embarrassment, here are 10 things not to do on a cruise ship balcony.

Can you sleep on the balcony of a cruise ship? ›

A question we often hear from cruise enthusiasts is, “Can I sleep on the balcony of a cruise ship?” While the idea is enchanting, and on most cruise ships, there are no rules against getting your shut-eye here, many discourage it.

What is the noisiest part of a cruise ship? ›

And don't forget the cruise ship engine. While humming noises put some to sleep, the loud buzz of machinery might not exactly be restful to others, making these some of the worst cabins on a cruise ship. Passengers on the lowest deck are most likely to hear engine or even anchor sounds.

What is the riskiest part of a cruise ship? ›

The 5 Most Dangerous Parts of a Ship for Passengers
  • Watertight Doors. Never try to outrun a closing watertight door. ...
  • Wet/Slippery Surfaces. ...
  • Ferries & Lifeboats. ...
  • Dining Facilities & Fast-Spreading Illnesses. ...
  • Balconies. ...
  • Talking to a Florida Cruise Ship Injury Attorney.
Feb 28, 2018

Where is the quietest cabin in a cruise ship? ›

Light sleepers, take note: The best place to be if you want the best chance of not being bothered by noise is a cabin that is surrounded by other cabins. This means a cabin that has a cabin directly above it and a cabin directly below it, as well as cabins on both sides.

Which deck level is best on a cruise? ›

The higher the deck, the better and, often, more panoramic the view. Cabins on top decks aren't always the best on the ship, but many suites and specialty cabin categories are typically located on upper decks. Like to be near all the action? Most mega-ships place their lido (pool) areas on higher decks.

What is the best room position on a cruise ship? ›

Midship cabins

The big allure of a midship cabin is its stability. You won't feel the rocking of the sea in a midship cabin nearly as much as you will in a cabin toward the front or back of a vessel. This is because ships are like teeter-totters. They pitch forward and back around a central axis that barely moves.

Is deck 7 on a cruise ship good? ›

Deck 7 on a cruise ship is often considered one of the best decks to be on. It provides a perfect balance between being close to the amenities and having a peaceful environment.

Is it better to be upper or lower deck on a cruise? ›

Choosing the Best Deck for You

Think About Motion Sensitivity: If you are sensitive to motion, lower decks towards the middle of the ship offer the most stability. The higher and further forward (or aft) you go, the more motion you will feel, especially in rough seas.

Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Velia Krajcik

Last Updated:

Views: 5787

Rating: 4.3 / 5 (74 voted)

Reviews: 89% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Velia Krajcik

Birthday: 1996-07-27

Address: 520 Balistreri Mount, South Armand, OR 60528

Phone: +466880739437

Job: Future Retail Associate

Hobby: Polo, Scouting, Worldbuilding, Cosplaying, Photography, Rowing, Nordic skating

Introduction: My name is Velia Krajcik, I am a handsome, clean, lucky, gleaming, magnificent, proud, glorious person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.