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Old 03-11-2010, 02:37 AM
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We went to Florida 2 days early and stayed at a hotel in Hollywood, Fl., we rented a car to get around. On 3-1-10 we drove to a place near the Port of Miami and dropped off the rental car. We then got picked up in a van and driven to the Century. Check in was a breeze, once on board we got a glass of bubbly. Our rooms were ready so we were able to drop off our carry on items. We had an Aft Suite on deck 10 the Penthouse deck. It was a very good location because you go out the cabin door, then through a door to the outside, then up a flight of stairs to the Sunset Bar. The buffet's are right behind the bar. We went up to the buffet and had some lunch. We were suppose to meet up with some people at 3 PM, there were 8 of us who showed up. We all talked until we had to go to the muster drill. After the drill we went back to the Sunset Bar, sitting in the sun and enjoying the company. Later some of us met at the Martini Bar for more conversation and a drink of 2. We broke up so everyone could get ready for their dinners. My GF and I had the Select Dinning, we like being able to eat when we want to. After we ate we met back at the Martini Bar then off to bed.
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:50 AM
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Day 2 Key West
We got up and had breakfast, great eggs benedict. We were in no hurry to get off of the ship because we had nothing planned, once leaving we saw a sign that said we were going to leave early due to bad weather coming in. Key West is great, we did a little shopping then it was time for me to give my knee a rest. I need a knee replacement so I have to take it easy. What better place to rest than a bar stool. We had a beer at Sloppy Joe's then my GF did a couple of more stores before we planted at Irish Kevin's. They had a guitar player, singer, comedian, he was very good. After we left we noticed small rain drops starting to fall so we ducked into the Hog's Breath. Once the rain let up some we made a dash back to Irish Kevin's for some more fun. It got to be time to leave so we headed back to the ship. Sail away from Key West is always great, we had a view from the Sunset Bar located on the aft end of the ship. Later that night we ate at Murano's, this was the first time we had used a specialty restaurant, I was not impressed. I didn't care for a lot of the selections, my GF had no problem with anything. After dinner we did the drunken sailor walk back to the cabin due to the ship heading into a storm. Later we found out that we were in 15 foot waves. I went to sleep once we got to the room, if standing up is hard and it is late, I just go to sleep. My GF on the other hand kept asking me, are we going to roll over, what was that noise, are we going to break in half, are we going to be alright and on and on. I tried to reassure her that we are safe before I was out.
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Early day 3, a rockin' good time
I woke up at 4 AM, I look for my GF Sherry, she is not in the room, she is not on the balcony nor in the bathroom. I look around the room for any kind of note, nothing. I start to worry. Let me give you a little back round for this. There was a couple from our home town who went on a cruise but only the wife came back, he was never found. Our local paper had lots of ink on this. They also have an online blog, not very good comments were written there. This woman waited many hours before she reported him missing. So as I sat there thinking, I could see our papers headline, Woman missing boy friend is being held for questioning. Then the blogs, I know him, I bet he threw her off the ship. Then I hear the question, what time did you notice her missing? 4 Am? Why did you wait so long to call about her being gone? So I picked up the phone and called guest relations, they said that Sherry was on a couch done there and she was fine. They put her on the phone I was just glad she was OK. I got dressed and walked down to the 5th deck, she wasn't there, I went up to the 6th, she wasn't there. I went back to the room, she had just gotten there. I kindly asked her to never do that to me again. Sherry said she didn't think she would be gone that long and didn't want to disturb me and didn't think to leave me a note. Needless to say she didn't get much sleep that night. We both settle down and went to sleep.
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Day 3 post drama
I got up late and went to breakfast leaving Sherry to sleep. Later I almost forgot that we had signed up for a wine blending thing, Sherry didn't feel like going so I went solo. It was very interesting how they take different parts of wine to make a finished product. After that I went back to the room because we had a Captain's party to go to, Sherry still wasn't ready to venture out even though the waters have calmed. So I went solo again, had another great time. Once it was over I went back to the room, Sherry was ready for our sea day. We kept a low profile the rest of the day, ate at the MDR then went back to our room.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:40 AM
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I think I should have started my own post on this. Is there anyone who could do this for me? This is piggy backing on the QOC's review. If you can move this, I will finish my review, thanks.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:07 AM
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Just like starting a new post. When you enter Celebrity's section, go to New, Discussion, and there you are.

I have enjoyed reading your review. I get the impression your girlfriend is a little uneasy sailing
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:37 PM
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Sorry I was away for so long this work thing gets in the way...

And hannibal, I really enjoyed your review, I remember us having rougher seas after we left Key West our tablemates starting dinner with crackers, I let them know it would flatten out once we got around Cuba and it was about 18 hours, but it did.

Ok, to finish things off...
Wednesday, sea day, more relaxing, I can’t stand it. No, I love it. Back up to the Island Café for late breakfast, only one Eggs Benedict today, and a lot of fresh fruit. That’s what I miss most; Scott will buy fruit and cut it up for me, but not every meal….. Finally time for some sun, Scott went into the hot tub, and I found a chair. To be fair it had 3 towels on it, but no people, so I put the towels in the return bin and pulled the chair into the sun. Everyone was by the pool; it was our first warm day, and wonderful. I celebrated with a Pina Colada, and finished another book. I joined Scott in the hot tub, and he wandered off to enjoy his Celebrity status some more. A couple hours later, I had had enough sun, and I found him napping in the cabin. The buffet was closed and I didn’t feel like burgers or nachos they had at the pool, so I went up to the Pasta Bar. I made two pasta dishes and brought them back to the cabin, we had a late lunch on the balcony. I went back to reading on the balcony, which quickly meant going for a nap for me too. There was a wine tasting that day, but I didn’t make it to anything, and seriously hadn’t planned to. This was the night we ran into our first night tablemates Joel and Charlotte, and they joined us for dinner with their tablemates from Texas. We had dinner with 8 of us for the first time, it was just fantastic. We went to the Casino for a little bit after dinner, I was even after an hour of roulette and off to bed, we had a big day in Grand Cayman the next day.

Thursday, back to the schedule, up at 7am for an early breakfast at the Island Café. There was some confusion about the tenders, we had early tender tickets, but there was no one in the Martini Bar, where we were to meet. It was my plan to leave by 8:15am; we had a tour to meet on shore that we had booked independently. We went to the Celebrity Theater, where folks seemed to be in an uproar about the tendering process. We went down to the deck 3 and walked right on the tender at 8:30. But now we had to wait for the tender to fill, which took 25 minutes. I was getting nervous our tour was to leave at 9:15am. But once the tender was full, it took all of 10 minutes to get ashore. If you would like to read about our excursion go here. It was a magnificent day, but we were tired. We had a very light lunch. We never really got a nap that day, because we had a table at the specialty restaurant Murano at 6pm. We were on time for dinner, and it was impressive to see the staff all lined up inside obviously having a meeting. Two minutes later the doors opened, and we were seated at a lovely table for two by the window. We had sailed at 5pm, and the sunset was upon us. Could it get any more romantic? It seemed as though there were 5 people waiting on us, they were fantastic. Scott had ordered lamb chops medium rare, and they came well done. I talked him into sending them back, and we believe everyone in the restaurant, including the chef came to our table to apologize. His lamb chops were served perfectly the second time. I had surf and turf, it was marvelous. I also had a goat cheese appetizer that was recommended somewhere and it was all they said, unbelievably delicious. We were so full that night that I just couldn’t seem to get anything going anywhere else. We did a little wandering around to the shops, the Crystal Lounge, the Cova Café, and up to the Hemisphere Lounge, we couldn’t believe on a supposedly small ship, how many places we had never been. After walking off our dinner, we agreed to an early night and wandered off to bed.


Friday was another sea day, but it was cloudy and windy. We used room service that day, lounged around, did some reading, some packing, the “cruise is coming to the end blues” were setting in. We wandered around the ship getting things in order, we checked in for our flight, the only time I was on the computer all week. I got earlier disembarking luggage tags, reviewed our accounts, also reviewed that I had a whole bottle of wine left. That meant drinking and packing, proud that we had used almost all of the clothes we had packed. This was the first time in 22 cruises I was packed before dinner! We wandered around the Martini bar exchanging email addresses; I went back to the room to refill my wine glass. The first night I had used my Captain’s club coupon to buy a bottle of red, and a bottle of white, with 20% off the second bottle. Depending on what I ate each night, that is what I had with my dinner each night. It worked out perfectly; I walked away with a glass of white after the last dinner. Hugs all around, congratulating one another on putting together a great table for dinner. I played Blackjack that night with Scott, but I made the gambling blunder of not walking with the money once I was up, and lost for the first night. I was up for the cruise, and we had a fun time in the Casino, all I wanted. I don’t gamble a lot, so I don’t win a lot, but that’s fine with me. We had a very early morning, so we were off to bed. Added a little more to the suitcases to go out, and organized for the next morning.

Saturday we were in port very early, I never heard it, but we were docked by 6am when I got up. I had booked an early flight which I don’t recommend to anyone. They now allow you to have breakfast in the buffet, where as you used to have to go to the dining room for breakfast the last morning, this was great. Back to the room for our carry ons and we just walked off the ship! No line-up of people waiting, in hallways or stairs, we were the first to get off after the folks who carried their own luggage off. We did have to wait for our luggage, it took about 20 minutes. Got a porter to help, and he got us right to a taxi line, only two families ahead of us, in a taxi in 2 minutes. We were at the airport before 9am, home in Michigan by 1:30pm. Had anything gone wrong, or delayed we would have been stuck, but it was as good as the rest of the cruise.
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:02 PM
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I understand about that "work" thing. I almost started crying when I read the last 2 paragraphs. It is so sad when the cruise is ending, and it always seems the days just fly by. In fact, I honestly believe there's some type of a time warp and 7 days becomes 3. I know you'll be sailing again, soon, though

Thank you so much for a wonderful review!
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Thanks Penny, just had the best time, and time with my husband was the best part !
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:54 PM
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Penny, I know how to start a new thread. After I started I had wished that I did rather than piggy back on QOC's review. I had hoped that some higher up could move me to a new thread, oh will, this will work.
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