Celebrity Century Review October 2-17 2011
Royal Suite 1046:
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.
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.
The pianist (Rubin) was really good,
Some shows, guests were good.
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.
Booked our own because the Selection was poor and Overpriced.
Never had availability
Deck 11 Islands Buffet
The hours were good
Food was better than in the grand dining room
Quality was good
Plenty of seating
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
Food was not good
Service was awful
Muranos: Ate twice
Excellent service and great food
Very pricy for a cruise ship restaurant
Not enough 1 cent machines
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.
People want to see movies that are popular, not movies that no one has ever heard of. Horrible selection. No new DVDs
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.
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.