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Celebrity Century Cruise Review by wuppis: Two wonderful cruises


wuppis
5 Reviews
Member Since 2005
434 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 4.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 5.5
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 4.0

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Two wonderful cruises

Sail Date: May 2014
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Los Angeles

We waited for a longer time, to get a cruise like this. Starting in L.A., with a stop in Vancouver and going to Alaska. We had a special reason for this cruise, we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary.

When we booked the cruise, they told us, that the ship will be refurbished for one month. But some month later we saw in different boards, that the decided to make only a one week refurbishing and selling the ship in 2015. We read some bad reviews about the ship. But what we found, when we came onboard, was a wonderful ship wiht some let´s say impariments (sorry, english is not my first language, I`m from Germany). So sorry, about some mistakes.

The cabin was nice, on deck 8, inside. The stateroom attendant was wonderful and helpful, because my bed was more than saggy. He tried to fix it 4 times, and first when he put a wooden plate in the bed, it was better to sleep. Okay, some chairs were not longer in good shape, also some couches and tables. The More deckpainting was bursted on the deck above the pool. And the food was not as good as usually on Celebrity ships. But we had the best crew and the best officers we ever had. We had wonderful get togethers in the Elite lounge every evening. We had wonderful weather, only Icy strait point was rainy. We had wonderful tours, only two booked via the ship and the rest by internet or in the harbours. We all know, that the ship is old and not to compare with a Solstice Class ship.

Were I was upset about, increasing the prices about 20% after coming to Vancouver after the first 8 days.

But overall, I really can recommend to take one of the last cruises before the ship will be sold. Less


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Cabin review: Celebrity Century 8151

Cabin was fine, behalve the beds. They were saggy and had to get fixed. What I missed in the bathroom was shower lotion and in the cabin was only one plug outlet. Not enough for a CPAP machine and to reload the batteries during the night.

Port and Shore Excursions


Avalon

We booked the tour on the ship, because they told us, that we will see many dolphins.
And we did. They swam around the ship, crossed the ships bow, we saw them fishing.

But we did not the promised whales. What we saw where a lot of sea lions on a beach.
But even without seeing animals it would have been a wonderful tour with this 1400 pk boat.

After that we visited Avalon and it was love at first sight. Wandering around in this carfree city with some nice artshops and nice restaurants was really fun. And we had beautiful weather and it was not overcrowded-

After that we visited Avalon by ourself and it was love at first sight. Wandering around in this carfree city with some nice artshops and nice restaurants was really fun. And we had beautiful weather and it was not overcrowded-


Mendenhall Glacier

(4)

We bought the tickets in the harbour for $ 50 less than on the ship.
$ 125 each for Glacier and Whalewatching combination. We first went around for about one hour in the City, than took the bus to the Mendenhall Glacier with some very good informations from the driver. We had 1 1/2 hour to stay at the glacier. I was sorry, that the glacier was so far away.
My hope was, to make some footsteps on the glacier ice.
But it was nice, but not very special.

Whale Watching

(5)

We bought the tickets in the harbour for $ 50 less than on the ship.
$ 125 each for the combination with Glacier and Whalewatching. We first went around for about one hour in the City, than took the bus to the Mendenhall Glacier. Another bus took us to Auke Bay to the ship and we had a tour from almost 3 hours and saw several humpbackwhales, some bald eagles, some sea lions. It was really a wonderful experience and especially for us, because we made a whalewathing tour in Victoria a few days ago and we say no whale, no dolphin, only a few sea lions. And paid a lot for that.


City Tour

(4)

It was a 2 1/2 hour tour through different parts of SF, starting in the business district, going to Haight Ashbury, the Golden Gate Park, crossing over the Golden Gate Bridge.
We liked the tour, especially because we had the tickets from another couple who made the tour in the morning and we could use them a second time in the afternoon. The price was about $ 40 per person and free for us. You get to see a lot of SF.

Fisherman's Wharf

(5)

We like Fishermans Wharf, have been there several times. We love the atmosphere and eating some clam showder soup in a sourdow bread. And on the way to Fishermans Wharf a stopp at Pier 39 with more than 300 sealions (we tried to count), was like everytime very special.

Golden Gate Bridge

(4)

We have been several times in SF but never have been over the Golden Gate Bridge.
This time it was 4 times, twice on our tour to Sausalito and the Muir Woods and twice with the Hop-on bus. We love the feeling, being on this famous bridge, which we knew only from driving under the bridge by ship.

Muir Woods

(4)

Because we have been several times in SF we decided to make this tour to the Muir Woods.
And it was worth the price. Staying between these wonderful old trees was a really special feeling.
Distempering was, that they were several school classes, which made a lot of noise.
And when you stay in such a wonderful surrounding, you will enjoy it and not to be disturbed by loud noises.

Sausalito

(3)

On our way back from the Muir Woods we stopped in Sausalito.
But we were disappointed. The shops where not so nice (compared to Avalon).
Everything was very expensive. We did not have to see it again.

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