Celebrity Century Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Transatlantic crossing

Sail Date: December 01, 2007

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Celebrity has long been our favorite cruise line. We have 14+ cruises with them. This is the first cruise with them in which we were somewhat disappointed. First, the good points. The Century was recently refitted and 'stretched.' The updated decor and furnishings are attractive. The not-so-good points: General impression is that the dining staff is less experienced than on prior cruises. Ship operations seem less organized. The crew does, however, work extremely hard.

Pros: The ports of call and relaxing days at sea.

Cons: Being on a ship experiencing the Norwalk virus and the fact that some Moroccan port calls were cancelled.

Recommends Celebrity Century? No.

Food and Dining
Food was excellent, although the service not very smooth. If you wanted salt and pepper, for example, you had to ask for it due to the virus protocol being followed. Missed being able to season our own food.
Cabin / Stateroom
Stateroom was great, as were our cabin steward and assistant.
Entertainment was routine, nothing out of the ordinary. Enrichment series lecturers such as Bill Miller were, however, simply outstanding.
Ship Quality
Ship did not seem as clean as other Celebrity ships we've sailed on. It could be that constant bleach scrub down protocol being followed took personnel away from their normal cleaning duties.
Service and Staff
Felt that the ship's crew was strained and not as happy as on other cruises. The impression we got was that they are being pushed harder, to do more with less. The captain spoke great English and communicated frequently each day with the passengers.
Agadir, Morocco
We visited Taroudant, about an hour and one-half out of Agadir. Best part was visiting visiting the souks. We did not, however, get to do free-range shopping. We were allowed to visit only two shops and the prices at these shops were three times what they should have been.
Don't Miss: The souks were very interesting as was the opportunity to get up close and personal with camels and to see goats climb trees.
Santa Cruz De La Palma, Canary Islands
We walked the town on our own. Lots of routine shops and interesting architecture.
Don't Miss: Don't miss the 'Lord Nelson' satirical statue and the full-sized sailing ship (the Maria) in the center of town.
Cadiz (Seville), Spain
Seville was great! A truly romantic city. Had a wonderful Tapas meal while touring the city on our own. Favorite restaurant was "Meson Los Venerables for tapas. Shopping was better in this city than most -- not the usual T-shirt fare. Interesting, unique and affordable Spanish crafts.
Don't Miss: If you are an architecture fan, this is a must-do excursion.
Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Malaga, Spain

Don't Miss: We enjoyed the Tapas tasting tour offerred at this port.
Gibraltar (U.K.)
Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Canary Islands

Don't Miss: Enjoyed the botanical gardens a great deal.

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