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Celebrity Century British Isles and W Europe

Feb 26th, 2007, 01:45 AM
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Celebrity Century British Isles and W Europe

Hi there,
we are thinking of taking a cruise in September on this ship. We have been on Celebrity before ( Millennium ) and enjoyed the experience. We had an inside cabin last time and are looking at a balcony one this time.
Some of the ports include:
Amsterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Cook, Dublin, Belfast, Holyhead, St Peter Port
We are from Australia and haven't been to any of these places before.
What will the weather be like?
What is the Century like in regards to bars, casino, pool areas, aqua spa etc
Any other tips will be much appreciated.
Look forward to your thoughts.
Thanks in advance
Donna
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Feb 26th, 2007, 03:45 AM
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Can't answer questions about ports, but we just got off 5 night Century cruise Saturday (Western Caribbean).

Get a balcony if you can - it made all the difference. We had a "Conceirge Class" balcony - the only reason we went for CC class is that all others were filled. It does not get you all that much more except priority embarkation, departure, tender use. Balcony is furnished with a dining-height table and 2 decent chairs.

Service was excellent thruout ship. Pool area has 2 rather small pools, but on our trip weather was a little chilly to use them. Three large hot tubs. Deck around pool has 2 bars, lots of chairs and chaise lounges, plus there is a deck above - we always found a place to sit.

Multiple bars, of course. Martini bar is especially nice. About half had some sort of live music at some point in the evening. Others have called casino small - but since we are not big gamblers, it seemed fine to me. Never did we find it crowded - we were even able to watch some table games without feeling like we were in the way.

Would be happy to answer any specific questions about the ship - or go to cruisecritics and read reviews. One word of caution on these - people tend to be megative about what I consider silly details (like the brand of tea served and variety of pastries).
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Feb 26th, 2007, 07:21 AM
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I was also recently on Century in a CC class balcony cabin. Cabins are small but well appointed. Baths smallish as well.

Service was good in the dining room but not as good on the rest of the ship as on previous Celebrity cruises. And the food has definitely slipped a few notches.

We had breakfast and lunch daily at the Aqua Spa Cafe and dinner once at Murano; both were outstanding and far superior to main dining room.

The T pool has been removed, a big loss. There is now the Persian Garden, an extra charge steam and sauna facility.

New gym is excellent.

Pools were too crowded to use and chair hogs made it worse.

For weather history, suggest you do your research at weather.com.

Did not use casino but enjoyed Michaels Club (piano bar) and the disco at night.

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Feb 26th, 2007, 07:22 AM
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We cruise the Century t/a in October 2005 and must tell you we loved the ship and we were in a CC cabin.but no balconies then.. I understand the Century is a training ship for service and it shows. The ports you are talking about sound wonderful and I would myself grab them,but I've committe to the Galaxy and it's t/a to Morrocco and the Canary Islands.. Gail is right.. people are very, very picky about little things on cruises. and one of the things we found that Europeans and people we met from Australia were not happy about the tipping policy and didn't understand why. Go and enjoy....
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Feb 26th, 2007, 12:32 PM
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On our cruise they had Pool Butlers removing towels from chair hogs.
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Feb 26th, 2007, 10:30 PM
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Thanks everyone for your help.
Does this ship have an aqua spa?
I loved the one on the Millennium. I don't think we will be out swimming in the other pools. Too cool probably.
I have read that the ship has been refurbished. How are the renovations?
Once again, your help is much appreciated.
Thanks
Donna
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Feb 26th, 2007, 10:31 PM
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Sorry about my mistake. I know the ship has an aqua spa. I meant to ask about the library and internet access areas.
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Feb 27th, 2007, 05:04 AM
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There definetely is a library and an internet area.. One of the highights of our cruise on the Century was Parrot Pop taking a level 2 and level 3 class in Photoshop.. Although experienced in Photoshop he took the first course for $20,00 not expecting much, but was so excited he took he next level. One of the travel magazine mentioned this course as a "steal"..considering costs of everything else on cruises.
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