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Ronald Parker

Age: 45


Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Celebrity

Ship: Century

Sailing Date: April 12th, 2003

Itinerary: Western Caribbean,

This was our very first cruise. We had picked Celebrity Cruise Lines because of our Travel this was my first mistake. Next time fly into the city you are taking the cruise from and book your own flights.

Upon arrival at the Century pier, we first time cruisers looked in awe. This ship would be our home for the next seven days. Check-in took just a few minutes. We had all are documents done and in order and went off to the ship. On our way up, we stopped and signed the kids into the kids club and took our first of many pictures that were taken.

Once on the ship we went to our rooms to drop of our carry-on bags (as this is a must) changed our clothes, and then went off to explore the ship. It was very convenient to have these two rooms adjoining. The kids had their room and we had ours. The other great thing is that you could open up the door and have a two bedrooms and bathrooms, which came in handy.

That was the last we saw of our children until dinnertime. For a family I would recommend the first seating. Our Waiter, assistant waiter and beverage person were the very best. After two nights at our table of eight, we needed extra place settings for newfound friends for our children. They accommodated us with no problem. The food was great, the service was great and the company we were seated with were better than if we hand picked them ourselves.

After dinner, we would head to the shows, which were your basic ship themes with your basic talented dancers and actors. It seamed that the kids on the ship meet at the Island café or the Sky bar for a night of teenage activities.

Each Day we visited a different Island. First to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, do not expect to go there again. The Island is beautiful and Dunn’s river falls is a blast, but the Island people are on top of you to buy everything and anything that they have.

The second Island was Georgetown, Grand Cayman. The ships have to anchor offshore and you have to be ferried in. That takes some time, but it is well worth getting off the ship.

Grand Caymans is just beautiful. We took the Catamaran trip to Stingray city reef. The very best trip of all. (Do not put your foot under a string ray or you will find out what it did.)

Our next stop was Cozumel, Mexico. We decided to shop the city, which was quite interesting. You can bargain any price you want, what a blast for all of us. Our last stop was Key West, Florida were my son caught a 7’ shark on the fishing trip (the largest fish on the boat). The rest of the day was shopping and hoping this trip would not end.

Now for the rest of this review, we need to address the BAD points of Century ship. The hotel management staff is lost. We had an 11-year-old girl who terrorized the children on the ship. She panhandled for money, she stole from the ship store and she tried to steal from the other children. She was in the ship movie dancing in a very lude manner with the band Exatsea. The hotel staff was asked by several parents to do something about her, but they did nothing at all. They do not have a policy on how to handle a child. When a group of us asked to meet the hotel manager to address the issue, we were told that they were going to handle this little girl. (Do not believe it). This little girl ruined the trip for several children and families. We will not be sailing on this ship again until they develop a policy on how to handle a child who is running their ship.

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