Century - Great Alaskan Cruise: Celebrity Century Cruise Review by TSM AND JP

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Century - Great Alaskan Cruise

Sail Date: July 2014
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Vancouver
We were on the Celebrity Century on the July 13 - 20 cruise to Alaska. The first thing that struck us was how quick and easy embarkation was. We arrived at Canada Place at 11:00 am. We had booked concierge class and the express embarkation promised was just that. No delay whatsoever - there were four of us travelling together and we were all very impressed. Celebrity has a wonderful touch of greeting its guests with Champagne as you board. A pleasant surprise.

Another pleasant surprise was how quickly our rooms were ready. We were able to go to our rooms by 1 pm. The room was very well laid out - lots of cupboard space and a spacious bathroom. The last time we cruised with another cruiseline, my husband couldn't even turn around in the shower - not so on Century. Plenty of room. We asked our stateroom attendant if we could have a bucket of ice everyday with wine glasses. We were never disappointed - Renato and Kumar took excellent care of us. Very helpful.

Dining in More the buffet is good at breakfast and lunch. Lots of good options. Eggs Benedict at breakfast was wonderful - and the Pasta Bar at lunch was a hit. But, I must admit, we were disappointed at dinner in the buffet. We went there for dinner one night as we did not want to dress up for the formal. While people in the Main Dining Room were enjoying the Lobster and Beef Tenderloin, the best I could find on the buffet was a stir fry. Very disappointing. We did go to Murano one evening. The service was excellent - the food was excellent, but we found the portions on the small side. The main dining room was excellent. We had select dining, and never had to wait for a table. Service and food selection and quality was excellent.

My husband and I did not use the fitness centre, but our daughter and son-in-law did. They enjoyed the facilities.

Entertainment on board was very good. Be sure to check out the Martini Bar and listen to Josh Liberio. We made it a point to watch him every night. The bartenders there are pretty entertaining as well. Not to be missed if the Hypnosis Show. Oh my - I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a show so much. Very well done.

One of the highlights for us was Hubbard Glacier. Spectacular is the only was to describe it.

The Century is being well looked after. She may be older, but she is a beauty and very classy. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on board. A great vacation!!! Less

Published 08/07/14

Cabin review: 9221

Great Location. The cabin is not large, but well laid out with lots of cupboard space. Nice size bathroom - you can turn around in the shower. We loved having a balcony and used it a lot.

Port and Shore Excursions

Whale Watching

We went on the Wine and Whales tour to Point Adolphous. We were not disappointed. We saw Lots of whales. Can't tell you how many amazing pictures we took. If you want to see Whales, this is the tour for you.

Mount Roberts Tramway

The tramway was ok. A ride to the top of Mount Roberts, where there was a gift shop and some hiking trails.

Duck Tour

Pleasantly surprised by this tour. Great tour guides. Saw Bald Eagles and Sea Lions. A fun tour.

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