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Celebrity Century Review

Celebrity Century
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  • Major refurb added a sushi bar, spa cafe and balconies
  • Sleek and contemporary cabin decor
  • Cova Cafe di Milano's offers coffee, wine and pastries
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Celebrity Century Overview

By Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor in Chief; Updated by Jodi Thompson, Cruise Critic Contributor
Editor Rating
3.5

Editor's note: Royal Caribbean announced in September 2014 the sale of Celebrity Century to a Chinese travel company Ctrip. It will leave the Celebrity fleet and move to China in April 2015.

The 71,545-ton, 1,814-passenger Celebrity Century debuted in 1995 as the first of three Century-class ships. Century's sisters, the former Celebrity Galaxy and Celebrity Mercury, are pleasing German passengers for sister line Tui Cruises as Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2, respectively.

While the mid-size Century has been surpassed in tonnage and innovation by Celebrity's 2,850-passenger Solstice-class quartet, the goal here is to provide a best-of-both-worlds experience -- one featuring a comfortable blend of today's required amenities (plenty of balconies, 314 of which were added during a 2006 refurb, and a sumptuous French-Continental specialty restaurant) along with the more intimate ambience offered by smaller vessels. Century has a few unique-to-Celebrity touches, too, including line's only stand-alone AquaSpa Cafe, which offers healthy (but very tasty) cuisine. (On other ships it's a buffet line tucked into the solarium pool area.)

Moreover, Celebrity uses Century as its dedicated pathfinder. The ship spends the summer months sailing Alaska's Inside Passage, then repositions to Australia for the winter (the southern hemisphere's summer). Panama Canal and Hawaii cruises, typically around two weeks in length, are sandwiched in between.

Celebrity Century Fellow Passengers

Passengers fall mostly into the 40--to-60-plus demographic and hail from a variety of places, although primarily the U.S. and Canada with increasing representation from Europe and Latin America. On the ship's Alaska itinerary expect more families and different ages traveling together.

Celebrity Century Dress Code

Country club casual is the buzzword onboard, both day and night -- though of course the evening version of the dress code is a bit more elegant than the daytime one. There are several formal nights, and folks primarily dress in cocktail garb with men in jackets and ties (only a few sport tuxedos).

Celebrity Century Gratuity

Tips aren't included in the cruise fare, but suggested gratuities are automatically added to your onboard account at a rate of $12 per person/per day, if you're in a standard cabin; $12.50 per person/per day, if you're in a Concierge Class or AquaClass; and $15.50 per person/per day, for passengers in suites. If you would like to adjust the gratuities, you can make do so through the Guest Relations desk. An 18 percent charge is added automatically to all beverage and minibar purchases as well as spa and salon purchases. You can't remove these gratuities but can add to them.
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Celebrity Century Member Reviews

Sensational South East Asia Canadianturtle#1
01/15
We left central Canada in the dead cold of winter for our first adventure into south east Asia. We are a group of four adults who have travelled to a lot of destinations in this world but this was our first to Asia. We have cruised with Celebrity ... Read more
01/15
Celebrity Century 25 Jan 2015 This was one of the last voyages of the Century before she sailed off into a new life under Chinese ownership in April 2015, and in many ways she is a product of the last century. She feels solid, has a decor with lots ... Read more
Anything but luxury!! ancient mariner 47
01/15
Oh for the enthusiasm of the Marketing Dept calling this ship "Luxury" Next thing they will calling Afghanistan "exotic" Yes, we know that this ship is getting on a bit in age as cruise liners go, and that it is shortly departing the fleet, but at ... Read more
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Celebrity Century Ratings

Editor Rating 3.5 Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
4.0
4.2
4.0
4.3
4.0
4.0
4.0
3.7
4.0
4.0
3.0
3.4
Shore Excursions
4.0
3.8
Enrichment
2.0
3.7
Service
2.0
4.5
Value-for-Money
3.0
4.1
Rates
4.0
4.2

Sailing From

Dubai Singapore

Cruises To

Asia Europe - All

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Ship Stats
Crew:
860
Launched:
1995
Decks:
10
Tonnage:
71,545
Passengers:
1,814
Registry:
Bahamas
CDC Score:
99
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