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