“First time on celebrity century”
Cruise review of Celebrity Century

hoppysmom Celebrity Century 5 First time on celebrity century
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although i have done 3 celebrity ships before, this was first time on century. it was a last minute trip and was done with 3 other friends. just a girls holiday and we had a blast.

we had inside cabins, i tend to get seasick, and although i take maglazine and do quite well on it, i don't like to see the water when we are moving. must say i took 1 pill the day we left and never even thought to take another the entire 5 days.

the room was a little smaller than i've had on recent other lines, but it was fine for us. we really spend no time in a cabin other than sleeping and showering for dinner, so it was okay. the furnishings could have been upgraded and the bathroom could have used some updating, but it was always clean, and that's my main concern.

we had late seating for dinner, and i will say that on century it is at 8:45, which is starting to get to be a little later than we usually do (8:15- 8:30 would be better) but we had fabulous service and the food was the best i've had on any cruise. there was nothing that the waiters would not do for us, and they went out of their way to get anything we wanted or needed.

there were always available chairs around the pool deck, and you didn't need to be out at 7AM to get a chair. loved that.

because we were with friends and were having a great time, paid less attention to the entertainment and staff, but if there was an area that was lacking, this would have to be it. the cruise staff was lousey. the entertainment was amateurish at best. i have never been a fan of the productions, because to me they look high-schoolish at best. there was a comedian, who was quite good, but that was the best i could say. i don't think anyone goes on celebrity for the entertainment. there were a couple of trivia games on ship, but twice the staff forgot to show up and they had to cancel the session. my friends were annoyed because they do play, but really, the questions were about 3rd grade level at best. they had to cancel bingo (i don't go, but friends do) on last day because equipment failed, and i was wondering, at any bingos i have been to they keep the money for the last day, what happened to that?

the ports we visited were jamaica and grand cayman. i honeymooned in jamaica and have been there several time since both at hotels and cruises, but i must say this is the scariest it's been in awhile. we were there 2 years ago and i thought it looked like it was being cleaned up, but this time it was frightening. we spent the day at an all-inclusive Jamaica Grande, and it was the filthiest place i have ever been to. my opinion would be to skip this island all together. the general consensus was the same. grand cayman is always beautiful and we spent a great day at the beach.

we met lovely people and for the price could not beat it. we are doing celebrity millennium in january for 11 day cruise, and i would be happy if ship was the same.

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i would give this less of a rating if i could. have been to ocho rios many times and it just keeps getting worse. cruise lines would do better to have another sea day than to subject passengers to the streets of ocho rios. spent day at jamaica grande. please avoid at all costs.

Published 11/28/10
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