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Infinity Marks Celebrity’s Return to Antarctica – Cruise Industry News

After marking Celebrity Cruises’ return to South America in late 2022, the Celebrity Infinity is also bringing the company back to Antarctica.

As the first Celebrity ship to visit the continent since early 2020, the vessel is set to offer scenic cruising around Paradise Bay, the Gerlache Strait and Elephant Island over the next few days.

The operation is part of a 14-night cruise that sails roundtrip from Buenos Aires, Argentina. In addition to Antarctica, the itinerary also features visits to other destinations in Patagonia, Chile and the Falkland Islands.

Continuing its current program in South America, the Celebrity Infinity is set to sails additional departures to Antarctica, as well as other itineraries to Argentina, Uruguay and Chile through April.

Before concluding its winter season in the region, the 90,000-ton ship is also poised to offer a one-way cruise to Brazil.

Sailing from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro, the itinerary features visits to a total of four destinations in the country, including Santos and Búzios.

The 1,950-guest ship then repositions to Europe with a 13-night transatlantic crossing to Portugal. In May, it is set to kick off a year-round program in the Mediterranean.

Second in a series of four ships known as the Millennium Class, the Celebrity Infinity originally entered service in 2001.

Extensively refurbished over the years, it offers most of Celebrity’s signature experiences and spaces, including the Sunset Bar, the Rooftop Terrace and Tuscan Grille.

With the Infinity spending the winter in Europe, the Celebrity Eclipse is set to reposition to South America for the 2023-2024 season.

Starting in December, the larger Solstice-Class ship offers a total of 12 cruises in the region, including four 14-night sailings to Antarctica in January and February.

Other destinations set to be visited include Patagonia, the Drake Passage, the Falkland Islands, Chile, Brazil and more.

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