Number of Cruises: 3
Cruise Line: Celebrity
Sailing Date: May 24th, 2003
Itinerary: Western Caribbean
This was our third cruise. Our first cruise was on the Pacific Princess, a small ship only holding about 800 passengers and crew. (The original Love Boat). The Food and Entertainment on this ship was beyond any ones comprehension. The second Cruise was on Royal Caribbean Splendor of the Seas. This was a much larger ship with grand facilities and larger staterooms. I have just completed my third cruise on Celebrity’s Century and I found the service exceptional, the staterooms are the largest I have been in and the cleaning staff works 24 hours a day as the ship was spotless.
Here are the positives:
1.The staterooms are large and the bathrooms and showers have plenty of room. The rooms are spotless and kept spotless during the entire cruise.
2.The entire staff are friendly and at your service.
3.The entertainment was very good. Many of the previous post gave the entertainment a bad rating but we did not agree. We found the entertainment to be quite good. After all I live in New York and if I want the best I go to Broadway. I don’t expect a cruise ship to offer better than Broadway!
Here are the matters of concern:
1.The pork was overcooked and the New York Sirloin was chewy. The fish was salty. The pancakes and French toast were tasteless.
2.They never offered free drinks onboard.
3.They did not offer a wine package at the dinner table.
Ports of Call:
1.Jamaica: I booked my own tour here through OchoRiosTours.Com. Our guide Horace Taylor was the best. He met us at the docks and stayed with us for the day. We even got to see the famous Bushman in Fern Gully. I would recommend this tour to everyone. I would not attempt Ocho Rios on my own. Dunn's River Falls is the highlight of the day.
2.Grand Cayman: I rented a jeep at Andy’s and toured the Island. I have been to the Grand Cayman before so I knew what to do. If it is your first time to the island then Stingray City is a must!
3.Cozumel: We booked the Passion Island Tour through Celebrity. It was a great day at a private beach that included a wonderful lunch and open bar. Our tour guides George and Genre were the best. We went to the shops after the beach for about 2 hours.
4.Key West: We booked the Conch train ride through Celebrity. It only takes an hour and gives you a good overview of the city. Make sure you stop at Jimmy Buffets place for the best cheeseburger in town. There are lots of nice shops in town and you can begin to understand why visitors get Key Fever!
5.Make sure you watch the sunset after you take sail. It is quite spectacular. The overall cruise was wonderful. I would book a Celebrity Cruise again in a minute. It is easy to understand why they are the top rated cruise line. You get what you pay for! There are plenty of activities and you wont be board!