Celebrity Century Transatlantic: Celebrity Century Cruise Review by sailorgirl73

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Celebrity Century Transatlantic

Sail Date: October 2010
Destination: Transatlantic
Embarkation: Barcelona
I thoroughly enjoyed my transatlantic cruise. The crew on the ship were very friendly and helpful. Our cabin steward was really nice and anything we asked of him he did. The wait staff in the dining room were terrific. They were friendly and so professional. They remembered our names and things about what we liked and didn't like. They made dining a pleasure. The food was fantastic! We ate just about at every place and didn't have a bad meal. The crew manning the food stations were always friendly and very accommodating. The activities offered were varied and good. I enjoyed the dance club the best. The shows at night were great as well as the musicians that played on the ship throughout the day/night. The crew was always upbeat and eager to help in any way possible.

We visited 4 ports: Malaga, Madeira,Tenerife and La Palma. Malaga had a lot of construction going on at the port and in the city. We took the red Hop on Hop off bus. The driver was really good. He stopped so More folks could get off and went slowly past sites of interest. We went way up to the top of the city and the views were breath taking! Roads were really narrow and it got scary at times. The tape that you listened to was informative and you could hear it clearly. Madeira,Tenerife and La Palma are reviewed below. La Palma was my favorite. Very quaint, things within walking distance and the people very friendly and helpful. It would be nice to have enough time to do a shore excursion and wander through the towns. If you only have time to do one you really don't get a good view of the islands.

I would cruise with Celebrity again. There were problems with embarkation-the ship was several hours late and that in turn backed up embarking and disembarking took a long time as well. However it was not a big deal for me. I just got to talk with fellow passengers more. Great cruise-food, crew and weather. Less

Published 11/12/10

Cabin review: 094080

Very noisy-must have been under kitchen and where crew did various jobs. I got used to it but it might bother others.

Port and Shore Excursions

We were there on a Sunday when most of the stores are closed but a lot of them opened for us. Very nice town with everything within walking distance. Food was really good and reasonably priced. Two local girls were playing in a square and that added a nice touch. A bus was provided to take us from the ship to town and that was a help. The information booth was right as we got off the bus which was a huge help! Shop workers very friendly. If one didn't speak English well they'd find one who could.

Took shuttle to town that the ship provided for a small fee. Got on the red Hop on Hop off Bus. It sped through the sights not stopping or even slowing down for look. One of the commentators on the bus(was taped) you could hardly hear. The bus is good for an overview but you really need to ride it twice so you can get it to stop when you see something you want to look at further. Took the cable car ride. Well worth it-views are spectacular! Went to the market-fruit vendors very pushy! Market very crowded but worth the visit. Have never seen so many types of fruit in one place.

Did a shore excursion-whale watching. I thought it was a tad expensive. Went out on a catamaran not far from the land to see pilot whales. They were very small-looked like black dolphins. We did see a lot of them. They fed us on the boat-green salad,chicken patty,pasta salad,potatoe,roll, drinks(water, juice,beer). We got to swim which was nice. The bus ride there and back was interesting. Got to see the resort area and wind farms. The tour guide on the bus was very nice and gave lots of good info about the island. This excursion took the whole time so you really couldn't tour any of the island.

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