More Sea Days on older Vessel: Celebrity Century Cruise Review by rottekatz

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More Sea Days on older Vessel

Sail Date: October 2011
Destination: Hawaii
Embarkation: San Diego
Layout of spaces was not logical. The main theater funneled all guests through the Martini Bar into one hallway. White cloth and leather were not good choices for a high use venue, looked OK at night and tired/dirty in the light. In the public areas you could watch the waves between the dual pane windows and in the main dining room there is a crystal or spore between the window film and glass.
Activities: We cruise to relax. We did participate in the Hawaiian craft activities presented by June and found her just as entertaining as the crafts were interesting. Very good. Attended the Scrap booking sessions and the were well led.
Service was excellent. Never figured out what the butler is supposed to do but when we ordered room service it was brought by the Butler. Ordered breakfast almost every day and Dave was very prompt and gave us a 5 minute warning when he was bringing breakfast. The floor supervisor ensured that any necessary repairs were made promptly and did More not become a problem.
The stateroom had a lot of unused space and it was hard to access clothes in the closet. The furnishings are getting tired and show wear. The balcony is huge while the room seemed small for a suite.
Usually ate breakfast in the room, lunch in the Islands Cafe and dinner in the main dining room. Food and service in the main dining room is excellent. The menu offers a good variety and on the 15 day cruise, I only ordered from the alternate menu once. The Islands Cafe has several stations offering a variety of custom choices; stir fry, pasta, sandwiches, salads, pizza and the changing lunch menu choices. My wife loved the pizza and I tried everything else, especially the ice cream station. The pastry was the only negative to the dining experience. The fruit danish had no fruit and little flavor and the donuts were like bread with frosting.
The shows were about average for a cruise ship. The ships singers and dancers put on a good performance despite the poor lighting and choreography. Some of the dancers were in the dark during the performance, we had better lighting on plays put on in amateur theater on the Army post. The costumes were fresh and well maintained.
The fitness is well equipped, maintained, and quite busy at 6 AM. Staff did not have orientations for center equipment, but they were ready to sign you up for a class.
Disembarkation was the worst of all the cruises I've been on. People waited in line for over an hour to clear immigration. It could have been better planned. Less

Published 10/21/11

Cabin review: S21068 Sky Suite

The balcony is huge and the room seems small for a suite. The room is not efficiently laid out. There are plenty of drawers and shelves, but the closet is small and a third of the closet space is difficult to access. Flat screen TV and a DVD player, had I known I might have brought a DVD. Whirlpool bath tub. The stateroom attendants (on this ship they worked as a team and were very efficient), butler, and floor manager all provided a high standard of service. Alas, no towel animals.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Took the tour of the botanical garden, which left no time for another activity. Sidewalks roll up at 6PM, which is about the time we left.
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A city in paradise. Walked to the palace from the sea port and made the visit to Hilo Hatti's and the Armed Forces Resort. Not a good choice to make this a Sunday port as the ship stayed in port till midnight and many businesses are closed or close early on Sunday. Ship docked at Pier 2 and all the port side shops and restaurants are at the Aloha Tower on Pier 11.
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Nawilliwilli - Took a tour that returned to the ship at 5:30, just in time for departure. Interesting tours at this port.
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