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Celebrity Century Cruise Review by northwestcruiser2

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Celebrity Century
Celebrity Century
Member Name: northwestcruiser2
Cruise Date: August 2012
Embarkation: Vancouver
Destination: Alaska
Cabin Category: S2
Cabin Number: 1066
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   2.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 2.0
Cabins 2.0
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness 2.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 2.0
Rates 2.0
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Stinky
Cruised Celebrity Century Aug 19th - 26th 2012 out of Vancouver. This was my 5th cruise and first time with Celebrity.

The cruise stank and I mean that literally as there was something wrong with the ship and after about day 3 there was a pungent methane/sewage smell that came and went for hours each day. The ship is old and showing wear. We were in a Sky Suite (1066). The deck was huge and we spent much time relaxing out there, however, some of the wood floor boards were lifting and the area needed paint. Other than the bathtub and large balcony, I don't know the difference between this and any other balcony room (although it did get us premium boarding on the ship). My roommate's mattress sagged in the middle like something you'd find at a hostel. There was only one plug so we took turns charging devices and, although there are 2 phones in the room, one didn't work at all and the one in the washroom only worked when you put it on "speaker".

The shows in the main theater were only okay. The cruise director did a great job but the quality of the other performers was lacking. We often left halfway through a performance out of boredom.

We had massages that we looked forward to but the rooms were medicinal and brightly lit. When on my stomach looking through the space for my face, the view was of a thick yellow extension cord which I found tacky at best. Spa staff shorted us on our massage times and concentrated on a hard sell to get us signed up for more expensive services. The acupuncturist on board did help with a shoulder pain I was experiencing and was very professional but rates are pricey.

The dining room service was excellent and the food was good and, on some nights, very good. However, the Island Cafe buffet was very often the same old thing and many times the food was barely warm. Cova Caffe was a favorite spot of mine for a latte and pastry in the morning or late afternoon and Iryna who worked there was charming and attentive. The bartender in the martini bar (Agus) kept us entertained with his amazing abilities to toss bottles and pour up to 10 cocktails simultaneously.

Ports were mostly boring and those who came back from various excursions weren't impressed with their experiences. However, Hubbard Glacier blew us away and, Milo, the ship's naturalist did an impressive job of keeping us informed and entertained.

I enjoy cruising and the best part, of course, is the fabulous service. The Century staff did all they could to give us a great cruise and that's the only thing that makes this cruise a 5 out of 10 instead of a 2 out of 10. Dining room staff (especially Domingos) went over and above and so did our stateroom attendant (Leonardo).

Publication Date: 08/30/12
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