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Ship Details
Began service: 1995
Guest capacity: 1,750
Total staff: 843
Length: 815 feet
Passenger decks: 12
CDC inspection score: 96

Century Overview

The Century cruise ship departs from the Port of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Barcelona Spain, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Throughout the year, she offers ocean cruises to Europe, Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean, and Western Caribbean.

The menu features nightly spa and vegetarian choices. There is a children's menu on request, and special diets can be accommodated if requested at the time of booking.

There are two facilities serving the pool area, the Islands Cafe and the Grill. The Cafe is the basic lunch and dinner buffet operation, with a good variety. There are a handful of assistants available to help passengers to their tables. The Grill serves tea in the afternoon and pizza at various times during the day. They also do burgers and hot dogs at lunchtime. The grill also serves an alternative casual sit-down dinner on long port days, for which reservations must be made.


Celebrity Theater, Century's two-level main show lounge, is one of the best designed we've seen. The production shows are still your basic cruise fare. The ship did have, however, an extensive slate of individual performers and lounge acts, including two comedians, two pianists (with very different repertoires), individual singers, and an a cappella group. We also liked the presence of the String Quartet, which provided the soothing counterpoint of classical music at various times and places throughout the ship.

Fortunes Casino is quite small for a ship this size, having a few blackjack tables, one craps and one roulette table, plus video poker and slot machines. The ability to gamble in-cabin through Century's interactive TV system might own up to why the casino didn't seem overcrowded.

Fitness & Recreation

The AquaSpa, a signature element of Celebrity Cruises, is a huge fitness/spa facility found on all the Century class ships. Operated by Steiner's of London, these facilities are larger and offer a far more extensive array of services than a typical shipboard fitness/beauty/massage center. The centerpiece of the fitness area is the giant Thalassotherapy pool, a massive, saltwater jacuzzi. This airy room is highly atmospheric, relaxing, and gives the sense of having retreated into a different world altogether. There are numerous smaller rooms for Rasul, facials, seaweed wraps, massage, etc. The gym is quite small. There are only a few treadmills, Stairmasters and other exercise machines for a ship of nearly two thousand guests. The equipment was all up-to-date and state of the art.

The main pool and sunning area is amidships, with two pools and whirlpools with plenty of deck chairs. Other fitness offerings include a golf simulator and a short jogging track on Sunrise Deck.

There are numerous daytime activities, even on port days, including all the standard cruise fare. Daily movies are offered in the onboard cinema.

Public Areas

Century's wide spectrum of design serves to satisfy different preferences in different people, and most everyone finds a room which appeals most to his or her individual tastes. Because of this, we found little overcrowding and few lines. At one extreme are Century's dramatic, large public rooms, the Celebrity Theater and Sports Deck's spectacular Hemisphere, her top-of-the-ship, forward-looking observation lounge. There is an elevated bar and additional seating area in the center, so everyone has a view. Then there are the smaller, intimate lounges around the main public gathering areas of the vessel. Rendezvous Square fronts the two-deck entrances to the Grand Restaurant -- with its sweeping stairway and piano music -- makes an excellent pre-dinner cocktail and meeting spot.


Celebrity offers the basics with their Youth Program. In-cabin sitting is available for $8 per hour (two kids max); requests must be made onboard through the ship's Guest Relations or Stateroom Services departments. Group baby-sitting is available in the children's playroom for ages 3-12 from 10pm - 1am.; cost is $3 per hour for one child, $5 per hour for two or more kids in the same family. "Parent's Night Out" is a formal-night only program where counselors host kids for a pizza party; there's no charge. Celebrity has an "unlimited soft drinks" program for those under 18; cost is $4.50 per day plus 15 percent tip.

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Century cruise reviews

Cruise Ship Inspection Report
All passenger cruise ships arriving at US ports are subject to unannounced CDC inspection. Century Score: 96

Cruise Critic: Century
The Cruise Critic gives Celebrity's Century a 3-ribbon rating.

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