REVITALIZING CRUISE NORTH: Celebrity Century Cruise Review by binkyandme

Celebrity Century 5
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Sail Date: June 2013
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Vancouver
We were two ladies taking a break from husbands and grandkids for a little time of refreshment and we weren't disappointed. The Celebrity embarkment seemed rather ponderous to me, but there was no problem with anything else once we were on the Ship, except disembarkment on the ship seemed sketchy with few people left to guide us off to the right ramps. But the luggage handling was the best I've seen, easy and quick to find our luggage.

We were blessed with beautiful warm weather, so didn't need winter clothes.

Enjoyed the pools when in port (rather cool & windy when sailing some days) and the hot tubs were the cleanest and hottest ever: not over used so.. perfect!

Yes, the ship is older but they do a very good job of keeping it sparkling and even the public restrooms were over-the-top clean. It's a classy CLEAN ship.

The food in the buffet was suitable and lots of health options were there if you looked for them. Some of the desserts were so-so, More but then that's good if you aren't looking for extra calories. However the desserts that wowed me were: the twist on ordinary Brulee to Carmel Brulee and the chocolate cake that had a yummy apricot centre that made me want more! Oh, we loved the seafood especially the regular salmon on the menu and the lobster was just want you crave. Maybe the steak wasn't so special, but the Prime Rib roast beef was!

During the day I enjoyed the watercolour classes which surpassed expectations. At night the entertainment was classy as were the musical groups and the solo impressionist who wowed everyone.

Loved the days in Juneau and Ketchikan just poking around the delightful shops and admiring the older buildings and quaint shops. Didn't try excursions at all.

The zip line and the tram looked interesting, but we ran out of time to try it.

Best of all: the Hubbard Glacier shimmering beautifully must be seen to be believed. All in all, just the fresh bracing air made it all worth while. Less

Published 07/03/13

Cabin review: 9B9131 Inside Stateroom

Our inside stateroom #9131 on the 9th floor (a handy location) had a plenty of room for storage. It's so nice to enjoy the robes: good for going to the pool. The bathroom had a modern sink and lots of water pressure in the shower. The beds looked rather narrow, but the bedding was really nice and fluffy and the air temperature was always just right, with plenty of fresh air. We asked for some 'sea calm' tablets as the first leg was rough & it was instantly provided..very good service. Only thing we had to wait for was pop.Yes, it's not a lot of space, but you spend very little time inside your room, and it's so easy to sleep in the very dark cocoon-like space (so bring a flashlight if you get up much at night!) Never had any noise or heard a thing at night. I have enjoyed a balcony in the past, but this was quite alright.

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