Sampling of the Mediterranean: Celebrity Century Cruise Review by texasdarlin
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Sampling of the Mediterranean
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
The cruise took us to Nice/Villefranche, France; Florence/Livorno, Italy; Rome/Citivecchia, Italy, Messina, Sicily; Mykonos, Greece; Kusadasi/Ephesus, Turkey; Athens, Greece; Salerno, Italy and back to Barcelona. We were surprised at the cost of the Shore Excursions as were several of the veteran travelers we met on the ship. The excursions themselves were good with the exception of the one in Salerno to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. We had the tour director from you-know-where and a frightening bus driver. Many of us complained to Celebrity and were graciously refunded half of the costly shore excursion price.
There were on-board activities that were the standard fare. The entertainment left a lot to be desired. The food was average to above average. In looking back I cannot think of anything I would rave about. Customer service was excellent. The lounge entertainment was far better that the stage group. The cost of the soft drink package was very steep and not a value. We did not use the spa or the gym but both are available. There was one port, Villefranche/Nice, where we had to use tenders. It was a tedious process and a long wait for one on the return trip. All in all, for me, the sites that I saw and the beauty of the areas was the highlight of the trip. What a magnificent area to visit and I now know area that I would like to come back to for a prolonged stay. We enjoyed our cruise with the Century and will look for future sailings of this ship. It is not one the horrid mega-boats they are putting out there now. Great trip, fabulous time! Less
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