Those desiring a “taste of luxury.” Celebrity Cruises positions itself in the “premium” category, meaning that pricing is significantly below the “luxury” category and quality of service and amenities are slightly above the “contemporary” category. Still, Celebrity aspires to deliver “tastes of luxury.” On a Celebrity cruise, guests can expect chilled towels upon return from shore excursions, fresh sorbet served poolside, elegant tea service, 24-hour butler service in every suite and more.
Classy Folk. Available only in certain categories of veranda-class
staterooms, Celebrity Cruises’ ConciergeClass includes everything from
priority embarkation, fresh flowers and champagne on ice upon arrival to a
pillow menu, plush duvets and Frette robes.
Spa Lovers. Celebrity Cruises’ Aquaspa offers an array of treatments
inspired by rituals from exotic cultures. Celebrity cruise lines also
delivered the first-of-its-kind experience, Acupuncture at Sea.
Healthy Diners. Celebrity Cruises AquaSpa Café offers light, healthy
fare in a relaxing environment.
Lifetime Learners. Celebrity Cruises’ Discovery Enrichment Series program features lectures that range from finance and astronomy, to wine education and politics, to history and culture. Computer Training At Sea offers workshops and instruction help passengers enhance their computer skills.
Celebrity Century - Cruise Ship Review - Passenger Reviews
The 71,000-ton, 1,800-guest Century was the first megaship Celebrity ever launched, way back in 1995. Today she’s the oldest ship in Celebrity’s fleet, but a major refurbishment in 2006 completely updated her look and feel, and she looks fantastic. All in all, she’s a nice combination of contemporary amenities in a package that’s relatively smaller and more intimate than her larger fleetmates.
Public Spaces On Celebrity Century
One of Century’s most popular spaces is her Martini Bar, which looks like a martini itself with its icy blue and white color scheme and subdued lighting. The Michael’s Club piano bar, on the other hand, has the old world styling of a classic men’s club, with high-backed chairs, comfortable couches, bookcase-lined walls, and a menu of cognacs and single-malt Scotch. The Grand Foyer has a clean, modern elegance, befitting a ship that, like the rest of the Celebrity fleet, is outfitted with some remarkable modern art.
On the atrium’s second level, the Cova Cafe offers specialty coffees and pastries. Down the corridor, the Rendezvous Lounge is a large venue for live music and socializing. All the way forward, the two-story Celebrity Theater has long banquette seating and cocktail tables on the main level and balcony seating up above. For dancing and after-dinner cocktails, there’s the dark and clubby Crystal Room lounge on the Entertainment deck and the Hemisphere observation lounge perched near the top of the ship on the Sports deck.
Outdoors, Century offers a low-key pool deck with two central pools and four hot tubs, and a sports deck for basketball and volleyball. The ship’s spa is lovely and modern, with serene treatment rooms, a dedicated space for acupuncture treatments, an aromatherapy steamroom called the Persian Garden, and a cafe serving smoothies and healthy snacks and light meals. A fitness center and a modern and elegant beauty salon are adjacent.
Dining On Celebrity Century
At dinnertime, guests can choose from four options. Straddling the Plaza and Promenade decks, the main Grand Restaurant is a beautiful two-deck space with a wide, dramatic staircase and floor-to-ceiling windows facing back over the stern. The specialty Murano Restaurant, named for Venice’s famous glass-blowing island, specializes in elaborate, Old World, multicourse meals, with a dark, intimate ambience; a Continental menu; and featured tableside carving and flambé. The ship’s buffet restaurant, the Island Cafe, serves casual dinners, while right next door is a handsome and popular Sushi restaurant.
Celebrity Century Cabins
Century’s cabins were all redesigned during her 2006 refurbishment, and they shine. Though smallish, the 170-square-foot standard outside cabins and standard balcony cabins have an upscale, boutique-hotel look and a sensible layout, with wood wall paneling, nicely designed storage cabinets with reading lights above the bed’s headboard, and a warm color palate.
ConciergeClass staterooms only run a few square feet larger, but come with plush perks like a pillow menu, welcome champagne, upgraded bedding, and priority access to restaurant and excursion reservation and other onboard events.
The 246-square-foot Sky Suites come with huge 179-square-foot private balconies that are bigger than the balconies on the ship’s top-level, 1,000-square-foot Penthouse Suites. As aboard all other Celebrity ships, guests in all levels of suite get the services of a tuxedo-clad butler.
Celebrity Century received a complete renovation in 2006, including the lengthening of the ship with an extra mid-section (the ship was cut in half and the mid-section welded in). The renovation also included the addition of new accommodations - 314 new private balcony cabins, fourteen new Sky Suites and 174 new Concierge Class balcony cabins.
Year Built 1995 ♦
Ship's Class: Century Class ♦
Year Refurbished 2006 ♦
Country of Registry Bahamas ♦
Tonnage 71,545 ♦
Length 815 ft - 248 m ♦
Cruising Speed 21.5 knots ♦
Passenger Capacity (double occupancy) 1,814 ♦
Passenger Capacity (incl. upper beds) 2,110 ♦
Passenger Decks 12 ♦
Officers and Crew 860 ♦
Officer's Nationality Greek ♦
Crew and Hotel Staff Nationality International
Total 907 ♦
Suites with Balcony 75 ♦
Oceanview with Balcony 319 ♦
Oceanview without Balcony 195 ♦
Inside 318 ♦
Accessible Cabins (all categories) 10 ♦
Celebrity's suites include European butler service, a Celebrity exclusive. Celebrity Concierge Class includes amenities such as fresh-cut flowers, nightly delivery of hors d'oeuvres, a luxurious pillow menu, upgraded bathroom amenities, and more.
TV with music channels ♦
CD Player ♦
In-Cabin Movies ♦
In-Cabin Internet Access ♦
Complimentary bathrobes for the cruise ♦
Private Safe ♦
Traditional 1st and 2nd Sitting Assigned Table Seating ♦
Optional Open Seating - "Celebrity Select Dining" allows you to be seated any time the main dining room is open ♦
Formal Nights ♦
Specialty Restaurants: Murano, Sushi ♦
Specialty Coffee Bar ♦
24 Hour Room Service
Bars and Lounges ♦
Card Room/Game Room ♦
Video Games Arcade
Sports and Activities
Outdoor Pool ♦
Sports Court ♦
Fitness Center ♦
Spa and Wellness
Full Service Spa ♦
MedSpa Services ♦
Sauna or Steam Room ♦
Beauty Salon ♦
Fitness Assessment ♦
Health and Nutrition Evaluation
Children and Teens
Organized Age Specific Activities ♦
Children's Pool ♦
Outdoor Children's Play Area ♦
Youth Staff ♦
Dedicated Teen Center ♦
Teen Programs ♦
Teen Staff ♦
Group Babysitting Services
Other Facilities and Services
Duty Free Shops and Boutiques ♦
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service ♦
Concierge Desk ♦
Business Center Services ♦