• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
Celebrity Century Review
3.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
853 reviews
23 Awards
Editor Rating
3.5
Average
Carolyn Spencer Brown
Cruise Critic Contributor

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

Pros

Cons

Bottom Line


About

Passengers : 1,814
Crew : 860
Passenger to Crew : 2.11:1
Launched : 1995
Shore Excursions : 0

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.

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).

Sign Up for Price Drop Alerts

Get Celebrity Century price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email

By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Celebrity Century Cruiser Reviews

Fantastic

Last cruise on Celebrity Century fantastic.... Read More
User Avatar
Calred40

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Century's Second Last Cruise!

We were on Century, sailing from Singapore to Dubai on March 22nd.... Read More
User Avatar
Desm

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

President's 2015 Cruise

We knew that the Century was an older ship at the end of her time with Celebrity but still found the cruise to be enjoyable.... Read More
User Avatar
Bettsie2u

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

We recently had the privilege of cruising on the penultimate sailing of the “Grand Old Lady” of the Celebrity fleet, the Century, from Singapore to Dubai via India.... Read More
User Avatar
willden

10+ Cruises

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.