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many cruises
May 3rd, 2004, 03:12 PM
We have just booked the Century for July 17, 2004 and we are a little concerned about the entertainment on this ship. How are the main shows and the entertainment in the lounges? We have read that the entertainment is not Celebrity's strong point. If any past Century cruisers can advise we'd appreciate it.

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CLSmith
May 3rd, 2004, 06:03 PM
When we were on the Century in March;we found the entertainment to excellent!The pool band Vibz played also in the Crystal lounge at night.The Century singers and dancers were incredible especially during the rough sea nights.Also we had three outstanding comedians on board during our sailing.One of them bring the ladder guy and another Louis Johnson who were hilarious.The sound effect comedian was leaving the ship back on March 27th to perform in Las Vegas.But I believe the enertainment will be changing soon if it hasn't already.CLSmith

pbk917
May 3rd, 2004, 06:11 PM
We will also be on the July 17th sailing. I know that Celebrity recently signed an agreement with Cirque De Soleil (sp?). Anyone know when they will begin implementation?

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many cruises
May 3rd, 2004, 06:18 PM
Thank you CLSmith for the entertainment information-your answer is greatly appreciated!

Hello pbk917. Welcome to the July 17th. sailing of the Century. My husband read that Celebrity's
agreement with Cirque De Soleil will begin next year. This is our first cruise on Celebrity and we are looking forward to it.

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Bisous3
May 3rd, 2004, 07:40 PM
I thought the shows were pretty bad, but that is the business that I'm in. The band on the other hand was good, as was The Ladder Guy- if he is still there.

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teedee
May 3rd, 2004, 07:47 PM
Michael James, the ladder guy, is still there, at least he was a couple of weeks ago. He is AWESOME, not to be missed. I thought the other entertainment in the main theater was ok to good. The other commedian was good on both my Century cruises. The "Vegas" style shows were ok, not bad but not great. I thought the dancers were really good. We have had 2 wonderful cruises on Century with another scheduled for September.

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nealberk
May 3rd, 2004, 07:50 PM
Ditto on "the ladder guy" being a show not to be missed. He is extremely funny and loves working the crowd. On our cruise he had a 70 year old lady on his shoulders as he wheeled around on a unicycle.

He has been on the Century forever. I have ship dailies going back two years and he was a featured performer in almost every cruise that I have access to.

Bluto
May 3rd, 2004, 08:37 PM
I just got off of the century on May 1. The entertainment was to say very disappointing. The ladder guy was funny, but is more of a circus entertainer than a comedian. The shows put on by the ships dancers and singers were terrible. My wife and I walked out on the Vegas show as did several others.
The band VIBZ was good, and they do play in several areas of the ship.
Please see for yourself as your tastes might be different.

SEPyle
May 3rd, 2004, 09:01 PM
Interesting comments: I was on the Century on 9/27/03. Thought the entertainment was so so. I too had the opinion that entertainment simply isn't Celebrity's claim to fame. We were just on the 4/18 Mercury and the entertainment was really good. I was talking to one of the dancers and mentioned I was pleasantly surprised from what I remembered on the Century. He told me they now have a new production company (I think that's the term he used)and the shows on all the ships are much better now.

I do believe though that it is impossible for the vast majority to come to a consences as to the entertainment on any ship. We all come from such varried backgrounds, and what is a great show to one, will be the pits to someone else.

Sharon

BWILSON
May 3rd, 2004, 09:13 PM
Hello fellow July 17th sailors,

I have been on the Century 4 times and have loved each sailing. I have been on several M-Class and I keep coming back to the Century. The entertainment has always been just good. I think that you should give the shows a chance. As was said in the previos posting we all have our own tastes. On all the sailing that I have been on the band was Xtasea and they were great. They play all types of music.

Maybe we could meet for a before dinner drink.

Bev

Kathleen P.
May 4th, 2004, 07:45 AM
We thought the Ladder Guy was the best! He was very funny and entertaining. We walked out on Vegas and the guy diong Jerry Lee Lewis...it was just too painful....

I might get slammed for this but Vibz is just like a wedding band you will find in a VFW hall...but I guess they get the job done by getting people involved.

The entertainment is just okay, it could use some work. If entertainment is the main reason for your cruise you will be disappointed...If is isn't you will love everything else.

tbelian
May 4th, 2004, 08:18 AM
We have been on the Century 5 times.

The shows have been the same .... 5 times (well almost the same). As someone else said, Ladder Guy has been there forever.... but his show is good if you have never seen it. If you have seen it, well, then you have seen it.

Production numbers were repetitive... and 'fair' , vegas review, broadway revue, same ole same ole ... but then again, If you haven't seen them you might enjoy.

We have also seen mark preston on the Century (twice), and his wife, Michelle Murlin (sp?) .. once. They are both good entertainers. And Mark is a truly nice guy. If you have the opportunity to catch his show, dont miss it.

On a scale of 1-10 ... I'd say a 7.

Rustynail
May 4th, 2004, 08:41 AM
The Ladder Guy was fabulous. I don't know if Xtasea is still the band aboard the ship but if they are I can tell you that they are the best band on the high sea's!

Dan

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