Celebrity Century Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America
Sail Date: January 03, 2013
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
Review SummaryThe Noroviruses Gastrointestinal illness struck first day. 31 passengers came down with it. Staff was slow to take control. Food had to be hand served the entire cruise. This takes 50% of the enjoyment out of the cruise. Dinner menu was prepared by an Indian Chef. Strange combinations were listed. Mainly European selections. Several dinners had to be sent back because of poor cooking or poor taste. However, waiter service on deck 5 was excellent. The Islands Cafe Food not much better. Servers had a tendency to 'push' diners through. We had major issues with more than one server. Due to spraying and hand fed actions, it was difficult to serve ones self. Stateroom was large enough; however, the double bed was placed in a cubby hole compartment whereby one had to climb over the outside person to get into bed. My wife ended up sleeping on the couch. The Celebrity Century is absolutely not a 'premium' ship, only a minimum 'standard.' We would not ever cruise on the Century again and not recommend the ship to anyone. We have cruised many, many times on 60 different ships and 124 cruises. This ship was not acceptable to us. Celebrity also requests that passengers pay gratuity to other than those who directly serve. This staff of people should be paid by the cruise line, not passengers.
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Select a different ship from Celebrity, not the Century.