Have you ever gone triple X? Now for those who are a bit confused, we are of course talking about Celebrity Cruises’ iconic X. Ever since we started cruising we have never done two cruises in a row, let alone three. But all that is about to change as we are joining the club of back-to-back cruisers. And we’re doing even better by making it a back-to-back-to-back – a B2B2B – or as we prefer to call it, a triple X.
Later this month we’ll by crossing the pond to Fort Lauderdale where we’ll set foot aboard Celebrity Infinity for a 4-night Bahamas Cruise. During this cruise Infinity will take us to Key West and Nassau, with one day at sea in between. Upon returning to Fort Lauderdale we’ll say goodbye to the guests that are debarking and say hello to the guests that are joining us for a 5-night Western Caribbean Cruise to Cozumel (Mexico) and Key West, and two wonderful days at sea.
After a wonderful Transatlantic crossing in 2014, this will be our second time on board Celebrity Infinity. We can vividly recall our first journey as there were quite a few Titanic moments when the ship was sailing through thick fog and sounding its horn to warn other vessels. Luckily there were no icebergs (that we know of) and we safely made it to the UK.
For this second sailing we are especially looking forward to discover the new features which were introduced after our 2014 voyage. These include the Tuscan Grille restaurant (which replaced the S.S. United States restaurant) and the Rooftop Terrace, with its outdoor movie screen and modular furniture for hanging out to read, relax and enjoy a cocktail or kick back under the stars.
When we return to Fort Lauderdale we will unfortunately also be disembarking Celebrity Infinity as the third leg of our triple X will be on board Celebrity Equinox.
When we first sailed on board Equinox everything was spot on. The crew was outstanding, the service excellent, the food to die for and the itinerary heavenly, or what else can you call ports like Mykonos and Santorini. So somebody better tell the crew they have some high expectations to live up to as we sail towards Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Punta Cana and Nassau.
From experience we know that while both ships are very different, they are quite similar as they offer the same features and high quality thanks to the “solsticizing” of the Millenium Class ships (Celebrity Millennium, Infinity, Summit and Constellation) a few years ago. One of the highlights of this upgrade included the addition of the AquaClass.
Part from the suite life, the AquaClass is something we really like. The staterooms come with some nice perks such as plush bathrobes and slippers, enhanced personal care products and in-room amenities, including Hansgrohe shower heads, fog-free bathroom mirrors and complimentary bottled water and teas. But what we really love is the complimentary access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room in the AquaSpa and the, exclusive for AquaClass guests, Blu Restaurant.