South America: Argentina, Rio and Sao Paulo Cruise

Celebrity Cruises

From the allure of ancient civilizations to the romance of timeless Latin traditions, South America will inspire you at every turn. Perfect the delicate steps of the Argentine tango right where the dance was invented. Climb Mount Corcovado to see the Christ the Redeemer statue that watches over Rio, and take part in the city's over-the-top Carnival. Watch an opera at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, one of the world's most renowned performance venues. This vast continent will expand every horizon.

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Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Buenos Aires

Overview

This fabulous city is renowned for its sophistication, although travelers expecting a more 'South American' experience are sometimes disappointed with its European feel. Argentina is one Latin American country where Europeans and North Americans can feel at ease and travel relatively inconspicuously. An interest in soccer and some nimble foot skills may be all you need to feel like a local.

Day 2Port of Call Buenos AiresDeparture 6:45pm

Overview

This fabulous city is renowned for its sophistication, although travelers expecting a more 'South American' experience are sometimes disappointed with its European feel. Argentina is one Latin American country where Europeans and North Americans can feel at ease and travel relatively inconspicuously. An interest in soccer and some nimble foot skills may be all you need to feel like a local.

Day 3Port of Call Montevideo Arrival 8:45amDeparture 7:00pm

Overview

Home to almost 50% of the nation's population, Montevideo is a modern metropolis with a historical old town dating back to colonial times. Surrounding the whole city lies an uninterrupted stretch of white sandy beach. Highlights include Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) with its 18th century buildings, the vibrant Mercado del Puerto, and the bustling commercial activity of Avenida 18 de Julio and its cultural offerings (theatres, museums and art galleries)

Day 4Port of Call Punta del Este Arrival 8:00amDeparture 8:00pm

Overview

At the beginning of the 19th century, Punta del Este was a vast semi-deserted region only visited by sailors and fishermen. Today this coastal town, commonly referred to as the St Tropez of South America, attracts close to 300,000 visitors each year. Opposite the large peninsula separating the two waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Rio de la Plata, lie the enchanted islands of Isla Gorriti and Isla de los Lobos, inhabited by one of the world's largest sea-lion colonies.

Day 5 Cruising
Day 6 Cruising
Day 7Port of Call Santos Arrival 8:00amDeparture 7:00pm

Overview

In February 2nd, 1892, the Port of Santos - considered the largest Port in the Southern Hemisphere - was opened, when the Companhia Docas de Santos - CDS, consigned to the world navigation the first 284 yards of docks in the area called Valongo. The mooring of the Nasmith British Steam Ship was set on this date. In 1980, Companhia Docas do Estado de São Paulo - CODESP - www.portodesantos.com.br, a semipublic company, in which the Federal Government has the majority of stocks, took over the management of the port. The Port of Santos has the largest container terminal in Latin America, with 135 acres. It has 7.5 miles of docks with terminals specially assigned for grains, fertilizers, bulk liquid and containers. It also has two railways with 124 miles of railway lines. The Port's geographical location is crucial for the development of the intermodal transportation (road-maritime), guaranteeing a fast economical alternative for the cargo transportation in the Mercosur countries. We must point out that 30% of all Brazilian exports are shipped through the São Paulo ports and airports. Presently, the Port of Santos interchanges more than 38 million tons of cargo per year. To guarantee new investments, a faster and more effective structure, many of the Port's services are being taken over by private companies. More than 120 companies operate in the area and the investments for the next five years should amount to US$ 1 billion. CODESP is developing the Santos 2000 Project, considered to be an ambitious modernizing plan that is ranking port as one of the most important ports in Latin America in the 21st Century. The target is to turn Port of Santos into a more modern, competitive, faster and well-equipped port.

Day 8Port of Call Ilhabela Arrival 8:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Just off São Sebastião is Ilhabela, the largest maritime island in Brazil with an area of almost 350,000 m2. Ilhabela has become increasingly well-known as a water-sports paradise where water is the magic word. There are 400 waterfalls flowing amongst the huge variety of trees and plants in the Ilhabela State Park and the sea attracts those keen on sailing, surfing, underwater fishing or simply swimming. The island has 150 km of coastline and beaches, some of which are still wild and accessible only by boat.

Day 9Port of Call Buzios Arrival 8:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

The contrast between luxury and simplicity, the colonial and modern styles and the different ways of life characterize this coastal region, situated in Rio de Janeiro, to the north of the state capital and known as the Lakes region. The area comprises more than one hundred kilometers of beaches and sea-water lagoons. The main tourist attractions are the resorts of Búzios, Cabo Frio, Arrial do Cabo, Rio das Ostras, Maricá and Saquarema. Búzios is considered to be one of the best places for water-sports with beaches such as Foca, Geribá Brava, do Forno, Olho-de-boi (a naturist beach that is difficult to reach) and Amores (also a naturist beach).

Day 10Port of Call Rio de Janeiro Arrival 5:00am

Overview

Rio de Janeiro is an awe-inspiring city of contrasts. Impossibly steep granite mountains jut out of the ocean between glorious stretches of golden sand, impeccable colonial buildings nestle in between modern glass skyscrapers and verdant forests tumble down hillsides into densely populated residential areas. It is a city high on life, a city of beach worship, football, samba and Carnival. And high above all this fun and frivolity stands Rio’s iconic landmark, the statue of Christ the Redeemer – an ever-present vision. The continuing strength of foreign currencies against the Brazilian Real and the national football team’s success in the recent World Cup both have helped to make Brazil – and Rio in particular – an increasingly popular and affordable year-round destination. As well as the city’s well-known landmarks of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountains, Rio boasts a wealth of attractions and activities, plus great food, music and entertainment – enough to keep a visitor busy for any length of stay. Situated in southeast Brazil, on the natural port of the Baia de Guanabara (Guanabara Bay), Rio is a city of over ten million people squeezed between the ocean and the mountains. The cidade marvilhosa (marvellous city) is a melting pot of cultures and peoples in varying degrees of wealth or poverty. In Rio, the rich and poor live together and the exclusive areas stand in stark contrast and close proximity to the slum areas or favelas. But no matter what their background or economic standing, the Cariocas – as the citizens of Rio are known – are characterised by a passion and enthusiasm for life, which is on full show during Rio’s famous annual Carnival. Central to the Carioca lifestyle is the beach. From dawn until dusk and even after dark, the residents of Rio can be found enjoying the long stretches of sandy coastline with which the city is blessed. The beach is not merely a place to absorb the sun’s rays but also an important venue for sports, socialising and even business. It is a people-watcher’s paradise – clothing is minimal and bodies are bronzed and beautiful. The famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches are magnets for Brazilians and tourists alike. It has taken five hundred years for Rio to transform itself into one of the world’s greatest cities. On 1 January 1502, Portuguese explorers sailed into Guanabara Bay and named it Rio de Janeiro (River of January), under the mistaken impression that it was an enormous river mouth. The French attempted to gain control of the bay in 1555 but were finally evicted by the Portuguese in 1567. The Portuguese colony was based on sugar cane and agricultural products throughout the 17th century, until the discovery of gold in the nearby Minas Gerais region led to the city’s emergence as a control, export and taxation centre. Black slaves formed the majority of the population in these early days of trading and the African influence is still present in the city’s culture. The capital of colonial Brazil was moved from Bahia (now Salvador) in 1763 to Rio de Janeiro and the city began to flourish, especially when coffee became the predominant export in the 19th century. After the Portuguese monarchy were exiled from Portugal due to Napoleon’s taking Lisbon, Rio became their home and eventually the capital of an independent Brazilian Empire. Finally, Brazil became a Republic in 1889 and Rio de Janeiro remained its capital until 1960, when the Federal government was transferred to Brasilia in 1960. Rio has continued to grow and has become a popular destination not only for tourists but also for migrants from other parts of the country. Despite its development, the city still has more than its fair share of social problems. Strong divisions exist between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’. Attempts have been made to curtail crime, although both residents and tourists still must remain alert to petty thieves. Rio’s best season is undoubtedly the summer months, between December and February, culminating with Carnival. Temperatures can rise to around 40ºC (104ºF) or more, which, if tourists do as the Brazilians do and visit the beaches and not rush around, is ideal weather.

Onboard the Celebrity Infinity

Costco Member Reviews

4.3 of 5 stars4.3/5 (795 Reviews)

Ship Rating

3.5/5

Celebrity Infinity® joined Celebrity Constellation® in pairing the brand's widely-recognized Millennium Class attributes with many of the most popular venues on the line's stylish, award-winning Solstice Class fleet, including the inventive, engaging "Qsine" specialty restaurant, the hip Celebrity iLounge, and AquaClass accommodations.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Solarium Pool

  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Game Arcade
  • Movies
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Sports Facilities
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Music Library at Sea
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Children's Outdoor Play Area
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Center or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Spa Reception

  • Beauty Salon
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Internet Center
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Infirmary/Medical Center

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Blu Restaurant

Main Dining

Main Restaurant: The Main Restaurant offers an enriching range of culinary experiences, with an unparalleled wealth of artfully prepared dishes every evening. And, as part of Celebrity’s Top Chef at Sea experience, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in some of the dishes that the judges raved about on Bravo’s Emmy® Award-winning TV show, Top Chef. Top Chef Night in the Main Restaurant features a full menu of delicious appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts that were big hits on the show.

Blu: Available exclusively to AquaClass® guests, Blu specializes in the concept of “clean cuisine.” Popular dishes are prepared in imaginative and flavorful ways, without fussiness or pretense. Blu is open for breakfast and dinner.

Qsine Restaurant

Specialty Dining

Sushi on Five: Sushi on Five satisfies your craving for locally sourced, authentically prepared sushi and other Japanese specialties from a menu crafted by expert restaurateur and sushi chef, Yoshikazu "Yoshi" Okada. Treat yourself to the complex flavors of a hand-made sushi roll or nigiri featuring tuna albacore, shrimp, eel, and other fresh selections, or savor the simplicity of yellowtail, salmon, and octopus sashimi. Your culinary experience would be incomplete without dessert—be sure to try the caramelized gingerbread with wasabi gelato. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Café al Bacio and Gelateria: The warm atmosphere, comfortable furniture and the sweet scent of the Gelateria's freshly baked waffle cones create an instant emotional connection. Café al Bacio is a great place to relax, any time of day. Many guests like to stop by in the evening for one of the specialty dessert cocktails, and chat about a great meal that they had or a wonderful show they just enjoyed. There's always something to talk about at Café al Bacio. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Qsine®: Celebrity’s James Beard-featured Master Chef created Qsine to take you on a culinary journey unlike anything you’ve experienced before—on land or at sea. Leave any preconceived notions behind. Dig in and try new things. It's time your palate got a wakeup call. Qsine’s iPad® menus make your dining experience even more fun and interactive. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Tuscan Grill: An outgoing wait staff ensures tableside service that's personal as well as professional. And the food? Take the traditional style and artisanal flair of Italy, add contemporary influences, and serve the cuisine in abundance. It's all part of the expansive character of Tuscan Grille. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Luminae Restaurant

Casual Dining

AquaSpa® Café: Celebrity has created an extension of its leading spa experience by introducing the AquaSpa Café, one of the first venues of its kind in the cruise industry. The result is a creative take on healthy cuisine, featuring an eclectic blend of offerings that are both flavorful and nutritious. The AquaSpa Café is available to AquaClass® guests only.

Luminae: Offering complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Luminae is a culinary experience that spotlights modern, eclectic cuisine and globally inspired dishes. Luminae offers a deliciously unique dining experience exclusively for Suite Class guests.

Oceanview Café: Décor and offerings reflect that of an international marketplace. With a menu influenced by multiple cultures, the cuisine takes diners on a voyage around the world. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night.

Pool/Mast Grill: Let your cravings go wild. Grab a great burger in a relaxed, poolside environment.

Room Service: Perhaps a day of kayaking, shopping or golfing has you feeling pleasantly languid-or was it the afternoon spent relaxing with a novel that has you so serene? Either way, when you're in the mood to relax and dine in the comfort of your stateroom, Celebrity offers complimentary 24-hour in-stateroom dining.


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Elegant staterooms feature an ample sitting area with a sofa and a flat screen TV.

Inside Stateroom 12 (Category: 12)

Category: 12
Two convertible lower beds; Sitting area with sofa bed

Inside Stateroom 11 (Category: 11)

Category: 11
Two convertible lower beds; Sitting area with sofa bed

Inside Stateroom 10 (Category: 10)

Category: 10
Two convertible lower beds; Sitting area with sofa bed

Inside Stateroom 9 (Category: 09)

Category: 09
Two convertible lower beds; Sitting area with sofa bed

Guarantee - Inside (Category: Z)

Category: Z
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Enjoy a view of the sea with spacious staterooms that feature a sofa and a flat screen TV.

Ocean View 8 (Category: 08)

Category: 08
Two convertible lower beds; Sitting area; Some have sofa bed; Window

Ocean View 7 (Category: 07)

Category: 07
Two convertible lower beds; Sitting area; Some have sofa bed; Window

Ocean View 6 (Category: 06)

Category: 06
Two convertible lower beds; Sitting area; Some have sofa bed; Window

Ocean View 5 (Category: 05)

Category: 05
Two convertible lower beds; Sitting area; Some have sofa bed; Window

Ocean View 4 (Category: 04)

Category: 04
Two convertible lower beds; Sitting area; Some have sofa bed; Window

Guarantee - Oceanview (Category: Y)

Category: Y
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Staterooms feature a spacious balcony. Select categories include AquaClass® or Concierge Class.

Deluxe Ocean View with Balcony 2C (Category: 2C)

Category: 2C
Two convertible lower beds; Sitting area; Some have sofa bed; Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors

Deluxe Ocean View with Balcony 2B (Category: 2B)

Category: 2B
Two convertible lower beds; Sitting area; Some have sofa bed; Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors

Deluxe Ocean View with Balcony 2A (Category: 2A)

Category: 2A
Two convertible lower beds; Sitting area; Some have sofa bed; Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors

Family Ocean View with Balcony (Category: FV)

Category: FV
Two convertible lower beds; Privacy partition; Sitting area, some with two sofa beds; Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors

Concierge Class 3 (Category: C3)

Category: C3
Two convertible lower beds; Large sitting area, some with sofa bed; Floor-to-ceiling glass doors

Concierge Class 2 (Category: C2)

Category: C2
Two convertible lower beds; Large sitting area, some with sofa bed; Floor-to-ceiling glass doors

Concierge Class 1 (Category: C1)

Category: C1
Two convertible lower beds; Large sitting area, some with sofa bed; Floor-to-ceiling glass doors

Aqua Class (Category: A2)

Category: A2

Aqua Class (Category: A1)

Category: A1

Guarantee - Balcony (Category: X)

Category: X
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Guarantee - Concierge Class (Category: XC)

Category: XC
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Guarantee - Aqua Class (Category: XA)

Category: XA
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Suites feature European-style butler services, priority check-in and debarkation, seating preferences and much more.

Sky Suite 2 (Category: S2)

Category: S2
Two lower beds convertible to queen-size bed; Sitting area, some with sofa bed and lounge chair; Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors (6145 & 6146 have standard balcony doors); Entertainment center with TV and VCR; Some Sky Suites are wheelchair-accessible

Sky Suite 1 (Category: S1)

Category: S1
Two lower beds convertible to queen-size bed; Sitting area, some with sofa bed and lounge chair; Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors (6145 & 6146 have standard balcony doors); Entertainment center with TV and VCR; Some Sky Suites are wheelchair-accessible

Celebrity Suite (Category: CS)

Category: CS
Two lower beds convertible to queen-size bed; Separate living room with dining and sitting area; Walk-in closet with vanity table; Bath with whirlpool tub; Glass-enclosed sitting area with connecting door to adjacent suite; Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows; Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen TVs and VCRs, music center, Internet station

Royal Suite (Category: RS)

Category: RS
Separate living room with dining and sitting area; Walk-in closet; Bath with whirlpool tub and stall shower; Veranda with whirlpool tub; Some suites feature two lower beds convertible to queen-size bed; Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors; Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen TVs and VCRs, Internet station

Penthouse Suite (Category: PS)

Category: PS
Foyer; Separate living and dining rooms; Baby grand piano; Butler's pantry; Master bedroom with two lower beds convertible to queen-size bed; Dressing room with vanity; Marble master bathroom with whirlpool tub, separate shower; Powder room with shower; Motorized draperies; Veranda with whirlpool; Wet bar; Lounge seating; Lights and security system; Two interactive audio/visual entertainment systems with TVs, DVD player and VCRs, music center; Internet station; Outbound fax machine

Guarantee - Suite (Category: W)

Category: W
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Sports Deck
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Wheelchair-accessible stateroom featuring roll-in showerWheelchair-accessible stateroom featuring roll-in shower
Convertible sofa bedConvertible sofa bed
Two upper berthsTwo upper berths
One upper berthOne upper berth
Connecting stateroomsConnecting staterooms
Inside stateroom door locationInside stateroom door location
Double convertible sofa bedDouble convertible sofa bed

Ship Facts

Celebrity Infinity ship image
  • Ship Name: Celebrity Infinity
  • Year Built: 2001
  • Year Refurbished: 2012
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2001
  • Ship Class: Millennium
  • Maximum Capacity: 2,362
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 11
  • Number of Crew: 999
  • Officers' Nationality: Greek
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 244
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 573
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 218
  • Tonnage (GRT): 91,000
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,166
  • Country of Registry: Malta
  • Total Staterooms: 1,085
  • Suites with Balcony: 50
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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Ship's registry: Malta

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