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Celebrity Century Cruise Review by Notspoiled

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Celebrity Century
Celebrity Century
Member Name: Notspoiled
Cruise Date: October 2011
Embarkation: San Diego
Destination: Hawaii
Cabin Category: RS
Cabin Number: 1046
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 1.0
Embarkation 3.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 3.0
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Ship Facts: Celebrity Century Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Celebrity Century Deck Plans
Celebrity Century Hawaii Oct 2
Celebrity Century Review October 2-17 2011

Royal Suite 1046:

Pros:

Nice size room

Fantastic large balcony- round table with 4 chairs, two loungers and 2 side tables

Great bathroom: 1 solo shower and 1 combo whirlpool bath/ shower

Love the non-smoking room and balcony

Butler(David) and Stateroom Attendant(Jose) were superb

Fresh fruit replenished daily

Pull out sofa was comfortable to sleep on

Announcements were very rarely made in the stateroom.

Cons:

Were not treated like we had a suite: No priority check-in/ security screening or on/off the ship. No priority with booking excursions(every time we tried to book they were full), No priority with customs. No Concierge lounge. No suite concierge. No initial complimentary sodas/waters in the refrigerator(other lines usually stock the first time). No slippers. No special service. No Breakfast in Murano( our location for debarkation) for suite guests. I know this sounds a little cocky, but when you pay for a suite, you should get the perks of having one. This is the first cruise ship that skimped on their suites and did not offer any of the above.

Walls are sooo thin, the thinnest of any cruise ship I have been on. Can hear everything next door.

So much furniture: Table with 4 chairs, love seat, full size couch, 2 sitting chairs, 1 4x4 coffee table.

Light switches needed to be updated

Not enough closet space, especially for a suite that size

Hole in the wall where previous light switch used to be

Cabinet door off the hinge (fixed it the last day of cruise)

Not Enough outlets

No wet bar, there is a place for one but it is not there.

Celebrity Theater:

Pros:

The pianist (Rubin) was really good,

Some shows, guests were good.

Cons:

Speaker on upper left side looking at the stage was fuzzy.

People kept coming in even 30 minutes after the performance had started. These people would ask others to move so they could have good seats.

Cruise personnel should Not allow people in even 5 minutes after the show starts.

Performances were amateurish and second rate.

Shore Excursions:

Booked our own because the Selection was poor and Overpriced.

Never had availability

Deck 11 Islands Buffet

Pros:

The hours were good

Ice cream

Pizza

Food was better than in the grand dining room

Quality was good

Plenty of seating

Cons:

No "real" juices unless you paid for fresh squeezed

Selection was pretty much the same everyday

They didn't refrigerate the salad dressings

People were allowed to walk in without shirts and shoes

Some of the food was not fully cooked

Grand Dining Room: Anytime Dining. Went 2 times

Cons:

Food was not good

Service was awful

Muranos: Ate twice

Pros:

Excellent service and great food

Cons:

Very pricy for a cruise ship restaurant

Casino:

Pros:

No smoking

Cons:

Not enough 1 cent machines

Movies:

Awful choice of movies. People want to see first run movies that are popular like on other cruise lines, not movies that no one has ever heard of. Seats in the theater were very uncomfortable. No popcorn.

DVDs:

People want to see movies that are popular, not movies that no one has ever heard of. Horrible selection. No new DVDs

Overall Opinion:

Pros:

Loved the No smoking policy on the ship.

Loved the fact that the ship did not try and sell you things and bother you to buy things constantly.

The laid back atmosphere was nice

The friendliness of the staff

No announcements in the room(unless it was an emergency)

The promptness of getting to ports.

Cons:

The price of bottled water brought to the room was outrageous, over 4 dollars for a bottle which was the highest we have ever paid on any ship.

The cheap feeling that the ship was trying to save money. I call it the B side ship.

No name songs to sing for Karaoke (hundreds of songs but very little A side songs I.e. Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Jimmy Buffet etc.)

Same went for the shows in the Celebrity Theater, at least sing songs people know.

The ship music piped in were sang by artists who were not the original singers or at least were not the popular version of the songs.

Maybe the ship does not want to pay royalties, but it was very cheap and annoying.

No Passenger Talent Show- There was a staff Talent Show that was again, not good.

Did not like that the entertainers Rebecca Lowe and Kuba paraded their child around the ship. They had their infant child with them in a few different Adult Venues/ Bars on the ship. Very inappropriate and very disturbing to the passengers who didn't want to hear or see a fidgeting child.

This was my first cruise on Celebrity. The cons outweighed the pros. I definitely would have to think twice before going on Celebrity again.

Publication Date: 10/30/11
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