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Celebrity Century Cruise Review by Off Shore: The Century is in Great Shape

Off Shore
9 Reviews
Member Since 2006
331 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 2.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 3.0
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 1.0
Value for Money 5.0

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The Century is in Great Shape

Sail Date: April 2013
Destination: USA
Embarkation: San Diego

The Century's design is at least 20 years old, and it is the oldest and smallest of the Celebrity Fleet; with the exception of the Expedition. In spite of that, we found the public areas in near perfect state. The cabin, while rather small for a Concierge level was adequate; and in fact had far more storage space than the Solstice class. The bathroom, could do with an make-over. The size of the ship seems adequate, with a nice theater and many venues for dancing.

We parked near the pier in San Diego to facilitate self-disembarkation. The terminal itself is a disgrace; dark, dingy with one small elevator and long flights of steps to climb with carry-ons. We were allowed into our cabin at about 1PM, yet it had not been properly cleaned. The sub-standard cabin steward was the only negative of the trip.

Entertainment was outstanding; whether in the production shows; the mini-shows or the dance bands.

The food was quite good. we ate in the Murano and the More food and service was excellent. We had select dining and the service also was excellent. Breakfast we took in the special lounge established for elite members; it was a"Continental" breakfast but unhurried with plenty of seats. We walkded quite a bit in Santa Barbara and San Francisco (the ship docks next to the pier for Alcatraz). The only tour we took was awful, the "Bufadora" in Ensenada. It was a total waste, and we had to walk several blocks through vendors.

Being "elites:" had numerous advantages for us on this cruise. Less

Published 04/30/13

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Cabin review: Celebrity Century

9156. Very nice mid-ship. Tiny with tiny balcony. Lots of storage space.

Port and Shore Excursions

Excellent location; nice walks along the Embarcadero and up to Telegraph Hill. The ships docks next to the Alcatraz ferry. The terminal itself is worn-out and being replaced. Avoid the Fisherman's Wharf area

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