Review; Picked this ship( Celebrity Infinity) due to an itinerary that is only offered 3-4 times per year. Ports; the best part of this sailing
Day 1, La Havre- ship docks about a 20 minute walk from town. I was on a private Normandy excursion (http://www.normandyddaytours.net/) Guillaume picked my group at the port and off we went on a wonderful and moving day visiting many of the WWII sites.
Day 2, I toured the town of La havre for 6 hrs on a bike I rented inside the ship terminal, lovely weather and very nice town with much to visit.
Day 4, La Rochelle- Need to ride the ship shuttle ($20 r/t) or get a taxi to town as you are docked on the far end of town.
Day 6, a lovely private excursion to Bordeaux/St Emillion (www.bordeaux-excursions.com) with “Maryse” as our delightful guide, day 2, I shared a cab with others and went to Isle de Re where I biked on unmarked paths- nice beach island but filled with vacationing tourists.
Day 8, Bilbao- my favorite port day 1 took the ship shuttle to downtown ($20 r/t) and did my own walking tour of the town, I was armed with some GREAT city notes, a good map and wore a comfortable pair of shoes, got to see so much in a short span and even had time to do the canal tour. On the second day in port, walked the local town on the beach much but just not enough time in this port.
Day 10, Vigo- ship docks right in town, opted not to tackle all the cobble streets and hills so I took a fun 2 hr segway tour( you can book the tour right on the dock) got to see more than enough and watched my fellow walk up the steep hills while I segwayed passed them.
Day 11, Leixoes/Port- ship docks very close to town but not much to see, did the ‘Harvest Experience” (www.luso-travel.com) excursion with 12 other CC friends, perhaps of one of the BEST excursions I have ever done in my life most memorable and a wonderful ending to a wine cruise.
All Transfers while in the UK were arranged through Darrin (http://www.adelphiexecutivehire.co.uk/), great service, reasonable price and they are very prompt.