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Andy

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Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Celebrity

Ship: Century

Sailing Date: May 11th, 2002

Itinerary: Western Caribbean

We sailed the Century on May 11 on a 7 day cruise of the western caribbean. One year earlier we sailed on the Galaxy, sailing the southern caribbean. Century is just a bit smaller, but overall very similar. Both were immaculate and well designed ships.

Century boasts a very classy looking dining room where we thought the food was very good. We were served by Kiril Hrista and his assistant German. Both were outstanding and made this one of the most memorable vacations ever. To say they worked very hard to please us would be an understatement. The menu is varied and Celebrity does a good job of providing some variety. The chilled soups are worth a try. Overall a very nice experience in a beautiful room.

The rest of the ship is also beautiful. The internet cafe outside the sports bar is nice to have onboard to keep in touch with the outside world but we saw few people using it due to the price. 50 cents per minute (actually down from $2.95/minute). More people would use it if it was a little more reasonable in terms of price. The sports bar is a nice room to catch a game and I wish I had used it more.

Michaels club is a nice diversion as a Cigar club. The room was packed the final night. Be prepared for a lot of smoke. My girlfriend almost got sick the room was so smoky (I don't think the fan was working). The room is similar to a fine den with a Picasso. Very relaxing room.

My girlfriend used the AquaSpa the final day and said it was fun but a bit pricey. She liked the treatment but said the people in AquaSpa are very pushy about buying their products.

The shows onboard were pretty good. Mark Preston sang favorites spanning a few decades. Not bad, but not our taste in music. I think his music catered to an older crowd. The Ladderman comedian was pretty good working his jokes from atop a ladder without support. Lastly, the celebrity dancers were very good. They put on renditions of Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar and Grease and they were very high quality singers and dancers. My girlfriend used the AquaSpa the final day and said it was fun but a bit pricey. She liked the treatment but said the people in AquaSpa are very pushy about buying their products.

The shows onboard were pretty good. Mark Preston sang favorites spanning a few decades. Not bad, but not our taste in music. I think his music catered to an older crowd. The Ladderman comedian was pretty good working his jokes from atop a ladder without support. Lastly, the celebrity dancers were very good. They put on renditions of Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar and Grease and they were very high quality singers and dancers.

Our first port was Ocho Rios Jamaica. The first thing Celebrity could do is drop this from the itinerary. Jamaica is not much to look at from Ocho Rios and the people harassed everyone off the ship. We did not participate in the Dunns River Falls, but rather shopped close by the ship. Our friend from onboard the ship was robbed in Ocho Rios from his wheelchair. Needless to say we did not care for Ocho Rios.

Grand Cayman was next and it was great. Stingray City is something to experience. Overall Cayman seems cleaner and less hostile than Jamaica with a British influence.

Cozumel was a pleasant surprise for us. The locals were not pushy although they tried to sell you things. Cozumel has an obvious Mexican flare which is nice. Many from our ship stopped off at Carlos and Charlies, but we just shopped. Some friends from the ship snorkeled and said the water was as nice as Cayman. It looked great.

Key West was our last stop. We had been to Key West before but were pleased with the stop. Yes, Key West has it's share of eccentrics, but the overall town is ok. There was something nice about being on American soil again and being able to read a real newspaper. If you stop in Key West I strongly recommend the Hemingway house with a tour. It is very interesting to see how the famed author spent years of his life in Key West writing some of his best books.

Overall we had a great trip on the Century and liked the itinerary. The ship is classy and never seems crowded. The dining experience is fine as well. If you choose the Century you are in for a great time. Enjoy!!!

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