DH and I have cruised seven times. This was our second Celebrity cruise. We live NW of Baltimore. We’re in our 40’s but have two little ones that we left at home this trip.
I am including only a few photos in the review. Many more are here:
A threat of snow in the forecast made us question our decision to travel the day of departure, but my parents were coming to our house to stay with our kids and they couldn’t arrive before Friday evening. So, we stayed at a hotel near the airport the night before our 6:45am flight Saturday morning.
At the airport, we were directed to the regular metal detector so my junk was left unpeered at and ungroped. Whew!
Our flight was on time and uneventful.
We booked transportation from FLL to POM with SAS Transportation. This is the second time we have used them and are very happy with their service. We will continue to use and recommend them. We collected our luggage from baggage claim and called to tell them we were ready. They directed us outside where Cesar and the van were waiting for us. It was a full van with passengers going to all the ships departing that day.
After arriving at the port just before 11:00, we were told there was an inspection going on and that boarding would be delayed. We waited outside of security for about an hour before being allowed to check in. Check-in was a breeze and we waited just a few minutes in the chairs to be able to board. We were onboard the ship before noon. The elevators were not in service because of a generator test, so we hoofed it up 5 flights with our carryons. A little exercise to start the cruise. We were told our cabin would be ready by 1:00, but it ended up being just after 2:00.
Our check-in greeters:
This was our first time on Century. It's a beautiful ship. It had none of the frills of newer ships, but that's fine by me. It can carry 2,100 passengers but the cruise director said there were only 1,600 on board. It certainly never felt crowded and I can't really remember waiting in any lines.