Is Celebrity Slipping?

Jan 23rd, 2002, 09:22 AM
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We have planned a Celebrity Alaskan cruise on the Infinity. Is it true about the veranda cabins only giving a view of the lifeboats?
Jan 23rd, 2002, 11:53 AM
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The current issue of Conde Naste listed 3 Celebrity ships in the top 4 of the best of the big ships, with the Millennium rated #1. I'm sailing on the Cenrury (rated #4) and am interested to see what it is like since it received the highest food rating and a high design rating compared to the rest in the big ship category.

Celebirity dry docked the Horizon on me and I was put on the Century for my March cruise.

Any insight on the Century is appreciated.
Jan 25th, 2002, 05:26 PM
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TO PCA== Celebrity's CENTURY is terrific!
It is the training ship for all the employees and they go over and above to make your cruise terrific.

Food was fabulous!!! And the Maitre d in the dining room was the BEST we have ever had in 28 yrs of cruising....

Ship is small enough to not get lost on ,nor feel like you are on a floating city---

I loved the CENTURY and would DEFINITLEY go on it AGAIN!! You will love it!
Jan 25th, 2002, 07:30 PM
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I'm so glad to read the recent postings regarding Celebrity. They have helped to reassure me. I am going on my first cruise in two weeks on board the Century. Does anyone have any don't miss tips for an Eastern Caribbean (San Juan,St. Thomas/St. John, St. Maarten, & Nassau) itinerary? Any comments, advice, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
Mar 6th, 2002, 12:37 PM
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Apr 3rd, 2002, 09:08 AM
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We cruised on the Galaxy last year, and the Mercury two years before. Both were great! Service was good, and dinner each night was like being in a five-star restaurant.
Apr 5th, 2002, 05:24 AM
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thru the years Celebrity has been my favorite and we cruise a lot, they are all having to make some cuts....but I believe you get your moneys worth on any cruise......have yet to have a bad one. Zenith is a good ship, ive sailed on it a couple of times and her sister ship Horizon 3 or 4 wont be dissapointed......have fun
Apr 7th, 2002, 09:35 PM
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We are scheduled for an Alaskan Cruise this July on the Celebrity Summit. My husband and I are taking our boys, ages 13 and 15. We selected Celebrity over Princess on the advice of the travel agent, but I am concerned reading the reviews. It's not too late to switch to HAL or Princess. Any news from a Summit cruiser? Also are the programs for teens good on Celebrity?thanks
Apr 8th, 2002, 08:44 AM
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Our family has sailed Celebrity for 3 years in a row, and our recent trip on Infinity was the best ever. Food was outstanding, and we are fussy and demanding. Our children had a fabulous time, yet the ship was not so overrun with kids that adults felt it spoiled the relaxing atmosphere for them. Considering the terrific deals available for cruising, I think it is outrageous for people to whine and fuss about quality of food, pampering service, etc.--they know how many people are on board, and it is unfair to expect more individualized cuisine with that many people involved. If they are accustomed to higher standards, let them pay the price and travel with Seabourn. I think Celebrity offers fantastic value for the money, and a good experience for the whole family (especially Mom).
Apr 20th, 2002, 02:22 PM
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Just returned from 7 days on Millennium and it was fabulous. I was concerned from all of the posts but found the food, service and activities top rated! They have new shows that just started last week and they are great. (especially their tribute to Broadway). It was well worth it to dine in the OLYMPIC one evening. Granted it was not full (980 passengers) and we were told that the week before their packed spring break week had 650 kids! (Ours was a special cruise with NO CHILDREN). (I love kids but we left ours at home). We went to San Juan, St. Barts, St. Thomas and Labadee, Haiti. Loved St. Barts and Labadee the most and hope they consider adding these to future itineraries. (They only ran this route last week and again this week for a charter). Would not discourage people from this ship!
Apr 23rd, 2002, 06:49 AM
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Thanks for posting info on your recent cruise on the Millenium. We are going on 10 May to the So Caribbean and had seen numerous negative comments regarding the ship and were beginning to doubt our choice. I always try to have an open mind regarding people's comments because not everyone likes or looks for the same thing. Appreciate the recent input.
Apr 29th, 2002, 03:44 AM
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My husband and I took our first and last cruise on Celebrity' Infinity in February 2002. We sent our cruise agent a 3 page letter detailing the problems we had with the ship and staff. I won't repeat the 3 pages here.

Not one single night did everyone at our table get the item ordered for each course. So someone was always waiting for the right item. One night the waiter said to the man next to me, I brought the wrong salad, then set it down in front of him. Things did not get any better after one of our table mates talked to the assistant maitre-d. One table mate thought the food at the Cracker Barrell was better than that served aboard ship. I disagree with this, but the food was not the higher quality we expected.

This is the only one of our many cruises that we tipped only the recommended amount and not more (with 2 exceptions). We tipped the maitre-d only $1.00 since he did nothing to assist the wait staff when there were problems even after it was brought to his attention. We did tip the wine steward an extra $35.00, even though the tip was included with each order. However, she was the only person on the ship that was interested in providing service.

We did tip the others the minimum recommended amount since we know that is their only income.

And the waiter was not new to the cruise ship. This was the end of his second contract!

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