Celebrity Century Emerges Ready To Provide
by Roy Witman © 2008
On May 30, 2006, Celebrity Century emerged
from a five-week dry dock in which she underwent an
aggressive restoration. Sailing since 1995, the goal
of the revamp was to bring Century up to date and
make her more luxurious than ever. Many favorites
that are currently found on newer Celebrity ships
were added to Century's deck plan, and some
additional surprises were also incorporated.
New Dining Options
Most notably, a new dining option was added to
Century: Murano. Adorned with sparkling chandeliers
handcrafted from Murano glass in jewel-toned colors,
Murano bears a theme exploration of the New
Michel Roux is the culinary mastermind behind
Murano and its first-at-sea tableside cooking, carving
and flambé. The entire setting will be one that sets
passengers' senses on edge as they see, smell and
taste the experience.
Grand Restaurant has received a thorough
refurbishment and recaptured an essence of
grandeur, glamour and sophistication. A favorite of
most diners who sailed onboard Century prior to her
makeover, Grand Restaurant has retained her
dedication to impeccable service and truly world-
Another first for Celebrity is the addition of a 76-
seat sushi bar. Many guests will want to indulge in
this popular form of dining, and they can do so in an
atmosphere specifically created to reflect the Asian
Improved and Expanded Staterooms
Century now boasts an additional 314 verandahs,
14 new suites, 10 new staterooms and 174 more
Concierge Class category staterooms. Passengers
will also find attentive touches, including fresh-cut
flowers, upgraded bathrooms and personalized
stationery. (Amenities are dependent on cabins.)
Staterooms also now offer in-cabin wireless Internet
service - a lifesaver for those who simultaneously
work and play.
Popular Onboard Activities
A golf simulator can be found onboard Century
for those who can't get enough of hitting that little
white ball. Enclosed for comfort and safety, guests
can look out over the open sea as they practice their
Enrichment Programs will continue on Century,
offering passengers a wide range of exceptional
opportunities to learn about such topics as
astronomy, journalism, wine tasting, cooking, acting
and much more.
Of course, the long-standing favorites including
swimming pools, spas, athletic clubs, dance clubs,
martini and other specialty bars, and much more are
available aboard Century.
The new, improved Century is currently sailing to
Europe, the Baltic and the Mediterranean. Beginning
in November 2006, Century will add another first:
short cruises of four and five nights through the
Caribbean, departing from Miami, Florida.
Keeping everything that was loved about Century
and adding innovative, exciting new features,
restaurants and amenities will make this $55 million
renovation worth every penny to those who book
Read more about the Celebrity
Read more about European Cruises.
Read more about Mediterranean Cruises.