Not What I Expected

Celebrity Century Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2009
Ship: Celebrity Century
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago

I expected "celebrity" treatment and exceptional quality food after all of the hype surrounding Celebrity cruise lines. What I got was a bathroom that needed to be cleaned with mold growing on the caulk; a dining room server who never took the time to get to know what we liked; a crowded, unorganized midnight buffet with no preview time for pictures; and only one fun activity time that lasted 30 minutes on our sail away from Grand Cayman. The cruise activities seemed designed for the 60+ crowd, but the service was more geared toward the 30 and under crowd. I will not pay more for a Celebrity cruise again. I have sailed Carnival in the past and the service, food, and activities are far superior to what we received on this trip.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Nothing spectacular. The food was just OK and the wait staff seemed unconcerned.


1 out of 5
The comedians were decent. The singers and dancers were just OK. The activities on the ship were practically nonexistent and if you stayed up past 9pm there was nothing to do but go to the casino. The pool shut down at 8pm and the pool bars all shut down as well. BORING is the best word I know to describe the activities.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
This is the only thing that I can say was great on this ship. The kids stayed entertained the entire cruise and didn't want to their groups. The kid's program was excellent.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The room steward and his assistant were very friendly. The bar staff was also friendly. I did have a problem finding bar staff passing through the casino and on the pool deck. If you didn't go to the bar, you had to wait a long time for someone to come around and offer you a drink.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The teen room was directly over the spa so when I was trying to relax during my spa treatment I could hear kids jumping around on the floor above.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The stateroom ws nice, except for the mold growing on the caulk in my shower and around my sink and the dirt on the caulk around the mirror.

Pros: Photography and Merchandise Sales were not intrusive.

Cons: Lack of activities and "so so" service

Recommends Celebrity Century? No.

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