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Celebrity Century Cruise Review by binkyandme

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Celebrity Century
Celebrity Century
Member Name: binkyandme
Cruise Date: June 2013
Embarkation: Vancouver
Destination: Alaska
Cabin Category: 9B
Cabin Number: 9131
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 3.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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We were two ladies taking a break from husbands and grandkids for a little time of refreshment and we weren't disappointed. The Celebrity embarkment seemed rather ponderous to me, but there was no problem with anything else once we were on the Ship, except disembarkment on the ship seemed sketchy with few people left to guide us off to the right ramps. But the luggage handling was the best I've seen, easy and quick to find our luggage.

We were blessed with beautiful warm weather, so didn't need winter clothes.

Enjoyed the pools when in port (rather cool & windy when sailing some days) and the hot tubs were the cleanest and hottest ever: not over used so.. perfect!

Yes, the ship is older but they do a very good job of keeping it sparkling and even the public restrooms were over-the-top clean. It's a classy CLEAN ship.

The food in the buffet was suitable and lots of health options were there if you looked for them. Some of the desserts were so-so, but then that's good if you aren't looking for extra calories. However the desserts that wowed me were: the twist on ordinary Brulee to Carmel Brulee and the chocolate cake that had a yummy apricot centre that made me want more! Oh, we loved the seafood especially the regular salmon on the menu and the lobster was just want you crave. Maybe the steak wasn't so special, but the Prime Rib roast beef was!

During the day I enjoyed the watercolour classes which surpassed expectations. At night the entertainment was classy as were the musical groups and the solo impressionist who wowed everyone.

Loved the days in Juneau and Ketchikan just poking around the delightful shops and admiring the older buildings and quaint shops. Didn't try excursions at all.

The zip line and the tram looked interesting, but we ran out of time to try it.

Best of all: the Hubbard Glacier shimmering beautifully must be seen to be believed. All in all, just the fresh bracing air made it all worth while.


Publication Date: 07/03/13
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