“Celebrity Century Hawaii Oct 2”
Cruise review of Celebrity Century

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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.
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Cabin review: Royal Suite

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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 non-smoking room and balcony Fresh fruit replenished daily Pull out sofa was comfortable to sleep on. Announcements were very rarely made in the stateroom. Closest royal suite to the middle of the ship Cons: Walls are sooo thin, the thinnest of any cruise ship I have been on. Can hear everything next door... talking and tv etc. 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 Not Enough outlets No wet bar, there is a place for one but it is not there. Can hear Hall noise in the cabin. Storage compartments in the hall touch the outside walls of suite. When opened and closed can hear the banging as if it were inside the stateroom. From living room can hear the crew going in and out of some interior door. Cannot hear it from bedroom.
Published 10/30/11
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