We are a couple in our early 50`s who have enjoyed 10 prior cruises,many 10 nights or more.We booked this 5 night back to back for just a getaway from the cold weather of Missouri.With the Century being an older Celebrity ship our expectations were not set high.We flew into Miami a couple days early to enjoy the city..
We arrived at the port around 11 and Embarkation was VERY smooth and we were on the ship within 20 minutes.We were greeted with champagne and a variety of other Welcome drinks.The rooms were not ready so we went straight to the buffet,of course, then did some exploring of the ship..
The first 5 night leg of the cruise we were in an Inside cabin on deck 4 that had mounted side bunks next to each bed.Both my wife and myself banged our head on the bunks as did our adjoining neighbor.Do NOT take an inside cabin for 4 on that deck.Otherwise room was fine.The second 5 night leg our cabin on deck 8 was MUCH better..Cabin stewards performed their duties excellently.
The one aspect that really stood out was the food quality and temperature of the dishes served in the Grand Restaurant.All dishes that were suppose to be served hot,were served hot and likewise with chilled dishes.Probably the best food we have eaten since the HAL Volendam.Waiters and Assistant waiter was great.The Islands Cafe Buffet was pretty good but not excellent.Needs more variety.Poolside Grill was Very good.Ice Cream and M&M`s were big in demand.
Entertainment was fair to Good.String Quartet was good.Movie selection was POOR,Celebrity needs to improve this feature on ALL their ships we have sailed on the last 2 years.Century staff went ALL OUT on Superbowl Night.
Captain and his officers were very visible and approachable and his Captains Party was Very nicely done.
All age groups were represented..For a smaller older ship,we found it to be overall clean and well maintained.The staff were all wonderful and attentive to our needs.Disembarkment was smooth and most of the passengers actually followed the correct procedure.That is something you Never experience..
We would highly recommend this ship and crew if you want a smaller-mid size ship.