5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Sail Date: January 03, 2009 Cabin Type: Suite Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 8 years ago
The ship was very clean. Rooms were always prepared when we were not in them which was nice. Food was very good and a lot of choices especially from buffets. The ship was very stable and did not rock at all..maybe due to calm seas. Check in and check out was very smooth and quick. The ship (celebrity Century) was a little smaller than most but seating and service was not a problem. Transfers off the ship went smoothly but once out to take the prepaid shuttle to the airport, we waited on the bus for over an hour before it finally left. Some people waited close to two hours.
Food and Dining
3 out of 5
Our only complaint in main dining was that on average it took over an hour and 45 minutes to complete our meals. It seemed really slow but maybe some families enjoy long dinner breaks.
3 out of 5
Everything was expensive. Casino games such as hold-em which I like to play was more geared for quick money for the casino rather than really playing the game. One bingo card was up to 35 dollars for playing only four games. No free movie channels and to watch a pay per view movie costs $9.95 per movie. The satellite feeds for watching american sports was lacking. They couldn't even televise the NFL playoffs which were televised on Carnival crusises a few years ago when we cruised.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
Out butler always provided snacks and pastries at least two times a day. Always willing to do anything to make us more comfortable.
5 out of 5
Cabin / Stateroom
5 out of 5
We did have a sky suite which was much larger than normal and were provided with a butler since we had the suite.
Unless you enjoy water activites, Georgetown to us was not worth visiting. After taking a tender into town, (no pier), the whole town is expensive 'souviner city' Everything pushed on the ship when preparing for Georgetown is the great buys on jewerly. If you like shopping for diamonds and other gems, I guess this would be great. We don't. We bought two small Margarettas at Margarettaville for a total of 22 dollars. It seems they charge by the English pound which at that time was worth 25 cents more on the dollar. Don't visit here if you are really looking for great bargains...it is really a tourist trap.
Don't Miss: Snorkling at the reefs and sting ray island is great.
Very poor country. Everything was expensive and basically a tourest trap. We did visit a 'jerk' seasoning factory which was OK. We got more from this tour just seeing how poor, people really are here as we winded up narrow roads into the upper mountain to the factory. We also visited a pottery plant which wasn't the greatest but this country does not have much to offer due to it's economy. You also feel a little 'unsafe' here.
Pros: Large stateroom and large balcony
Cons: High cost of activies on ship, always pressured to buy drinks
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