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#41
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Thank you for posting all these pictures. We are going on the Century in July to Alaska, so it's nice to get a sneak peak of the ship.
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OK, I'm a bit of a foodie and so is DH. He checked out Diners Drive Ins and Dives and found several places from San Francisco that had been on the show. We picked Tommy's Joynt to check out for lunch.










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Since we were docked overnight, I tried to take night shots of the city from the ship, but again, my hands aren't steady and I didn't bring a tripod.
















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#46
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LISAH101

I have sailed Celebrity several times, but only on S Class ships and have never encountered any of the issues that you have mentioned. So far, I am afraid to change the type of ship, mostly due to a sailing many years ago on a very old ship. It let me down and I didn't cruise again for quite a while. With Celebrity, I have only cruised in Europe...

I enjoyed your photos and have been to many of those places. I do live in the West. Hopefully, you enjoyed your cruise!
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#47
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I forgot to take my camera when we were in Monterey and I purposely did not take it to Ensenada. It was a great trip, but not sure Celebrity is for me, even with the future cruise vouchers.

There was such a focus by the ship on distinct "class" service that it felt more like the haves and have nots. So much is separately by what class cabin you have to signify if you are allowed in this lounge or that dining area that it really put me off. Also - more high pressure sales and up-sells for everything including OJ at breakfast, no tomato juice at the buffet, etc.

The food was hit or miss, but more hit. The service was excellent, but a few times non existent (bar waiters in the lounge, guest services had ZERO follow through on 4 instances they promised to contact us 0 out of 4 is very bad).

Room stewart and dining room staff were the BEST ever.

Main dining room late seating. Our table for 8 was never full. ALmost everyone was on wait list for early seating and got it leaving us alone or with one other couple a few times. Maitre D made no attempt to contact us or help. We specified a large table so we could meet new friends, not sit alone!

Tendering was often HOURS long - Cruise Director even admitted they are not good at tendering and unfortunately we had 3 tender ports.

Hard to find public space to sit and read a book - very limited on this ship, especially given the weather was so cold and rainy. The few inside places that could be found were always full and people milling about to "grab empty seats" when available.

Entertainment was good, however the room we were moved to (without our permission) was directly over the theater and so loud, you couldn't sleep or even be in the room when they were practicing or performing. Queries to Guest Services were again met with a "we'll have someone contact you", but no one ever did.

Had some rough sea days, but not too bad. Had a few folks in our hallway constantly leaving trays of food outside their doors. I think this is disgusting and don't understand why they don't leave it in their rooms for the steward or just take it back. Especially in rough seas, hard to walk down the hallway without stepping in someone's garbage. Or hard for the scooters to navigate around.

The only other real fail was the buffet. Constantly out of something. Often times it was silverware to the point people were taking silverware and keeping it for the next meal. Food would be cold because you were waiting 15+ minutes for clean silverware to come out. When we asked of the managers, he blamed it on the passengers all coming to eat at the same time. That one really annoyed me.

I loved the service, the room and most of the food, but its up to each of us to decide what are the priorities for them and if that cruise line meets the need. For me, It's probably Holland America. Never saying never on Celebrity, maybe it was just the Century, but we shall see.
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Took this from US Air flight out of LAX - baggage handlers I think

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#49
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To be honest it sounds like the issue with your cabin spoiled the cruise for you before you even got on board, which is dreadful I can understand you would not have been happy and can only hope the future cruise vouchers were adequate compensation.
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#50
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Originally posted by DebbieMacG
To be honest it sounds like the issue with your cabin spoiled the cruise for you before you even got on board, which is dreadful I can understand you would not have been happy and can only hope the future cruise vouchers were adequate compensation.
You are probably right. I tried hard to let it go, but the missing rrom key and not getting a boarding card just didnt start it off right.

I tried to look at each individual piece without bias to keep the cusomter service part separate, but its not always easy. DH did look at options to use the credit, but not many at all from the west coast without spending $800 or more on airfare. The one we did find was an Alaskan cruise, but it was on the Century so we decided to pass. Panama Canal is out our list but the fall sailings are mostly gone now. Any suggestions would be great!
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Originally posted by Lisah101
You are probably right. I tried hard to let it go, but the missing rrom key and not getting a boarding card just didnt start it off right.

I tried to look at each individual piece without bias to keep the cusomter service part separate, but its not always easy. DH did look at options to use the credit, but not many at all from the west coast without spending $800 or more on airfare. The one we did find was an Alaskan cruise, but it was on the Century so we decided to pass. Panama Canal is out our list but the fall sailings are mostly gone now. Any suggestions would be great!

Wow, I just feel very lucky to have sailed on the S class ships, even though our flight from Rome last year was canceled by United! The Med is fantastic, especially Eastern Med and Adriatic...love Croatia, Turkey, Greece, Mykonos, etc. so many beautiful places to sail. Yes, the airfare is huge, but the rewards are exceptional and so much history/education. Sometimes the age of the cruisers is an issue if you don't meet others around your age bracket, but it sounds like you just encountered too many problems that left you both feeling like "Why did we ever do this?." So sorry for you both!
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#52
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I've done the Med twice, just a few months ago even and I am doing the Greek Isles with mom in a year. So we were trying to find something closer to home for late summer or fall.
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Originally posted by Lisah101
I've done the Med twice, just a few months ago even and I am doing the Greek Isles with mom in a year. So we were trying to find something closer to home for late summer or fall.
I don't know how you feel about Hawaii, but that is an option. You might be like me and enjoy staying on the land instead of cruising there. It might not hurt to explain your situation in letter format to Celebrity or at least give them a call and let them know your situation. Sometimes they are helpful; sometimes not! I can understand you wanting to be closer to home, I would love that, but don't want to do an older ship with Celebrity...my hubby might consider the Soltice to Alaska, but we've been there before....I guess that wouldn't work for you either! Call Celebrity and try!
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#54
ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA
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Thank you so much for your review!! We will be on this cruise in 2 weeks. We LOVE San Francisco, and CANNOT wait until we see the Bay Bridge and it's new "light show"!!! http://thebaylights.org/
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RCCL MONARCH OF THE SEAS, 1993, 7 NIGHT SOUTHERN CARRIBBEAN

RCCL MAJESTY OF THE SEAS, 1995, 7 NIGHT WESTERN CARRIBBEAN

RCCL LEGEND OF THE SEAS, 1998, 10 NIGHT TRANSCANAL

RCCL VISION OF THE SEAS, 2003, 7 NIGHT MEXICAN RIVIERA

CELEBRITY MILLENNIUM, 2005, 7 NIGHT WESTERN CARRIBEAN

RCCL MONARCH OF THE SEAS, 2006, 4 NIGHT BAJA MEXICO

CELEBRITY MILLENNIUM, 2008 14 NIGHT ULTIMATE ALASKA

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RCCL MARINER OF THE SEAS, 2010, 7 NIGHT MEXICAN RIVIERA

CELEBRITY EQUINOX, 2013, 11 NIGHT ULTIMATE CARRIBEAN

CELEBRITY CENTURY, 2014, 7 NIGHT PACIFIC COASTAL

CELEBRITY SUMMIT, 2015, 14 NIGHT NEW ENGLAND/CANADA

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#55
Atlanta
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Thank you Lisa for posting about the good and the bad and all of the photos!
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#56
BC CANADA
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How about one or the Pacific Coastal/repo cruises on Solstice? Then airfare would be one way depending where u are from. I'll be on Century in August and am prepared for some of these issues as this is the last year for this ship. As I'm traveling with a group we will have our own fun regardless. I'm in a guarantee inside so I have no expectations for my cabin. Should be interesting! Thanks for the awesome review

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CORAL PRINCESS May 2,2015 Alaska Sampler (4 days)

NCL PEARL - September 26 to Oct.1, 2016

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Ruby Princess- October 1 to Oct 7,2017 (6 days)

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#57
Arizona
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Originally posted by Lisah101
There was such a focus by the ship on distinct "class" service that it felt more like the haves and have nots. So much is separately by what class cabin you have to signify if you are allowed in this lounge or that dining area that it really put me off. Also - more high pressure sales and up-sells for everything including OJ at breakfast, no tomato juice at the buffet, etc.
Other than the Aqua Class restaurant and the new Suite/Zenith lounge, where else did you feel that the focus was on distinct "class" service?
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Originally posted by Lulubelle45
How about one or the Pacific Coastal/repo cruises on Solstice? Then airfare would be one way depending where u are from. I'll be on Century in August and am prepared for some of these issues as this is the last year for this ship. As I'm traveling with a group we will have our own fun regardless. I'm in a guarantee inside so I have no expectations for my cabin. Should be interesting! Thanks for the awesome review

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We were on the Century in February with some friends and they had an inside room. There was more storage space in there cabin than a balcony cabin. We had a wonderful time and the knew what the ship was like. We had no problems.
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#59
Los Angeles Ca.
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We got off the Century this week, never would I go on this ship again. The service stank. If you eat in the buffet they don't bring beverages and are so slow to take away dirty dishes it's as if there is no service. Service throughout the ship was lacking. Bar tenders take so long that I forgot what I ordered. Beds are so hard it's more like cement. Balcony furniture was stained and filthy. Room attendant was barely around to ask for anything.
On a high note the dining room was delightful. Our waiter was professional always serving the ladies first and serving from the right. They never brought an extra anything to try. Other ships I've had them bring a plate of petit fours or something a little extra but not here. The Waiter and assistant were very good. The head waiter or assistant head waiter did not make the rounds as we've had done on other ships.
The ship has been sold and is leaving the fleet so maybe that's the reason they don't maintain or care anymore. I had sailed on the Constellation about 5 years ago and this doesn't compare. The Constellation was great, I'm glad I had it to compare. I've been a Princess customer these past few years and think the service on Princess out shined this ship in every way.
#60
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Originally posted by Lisah101
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There was such a focus by the ship on distinct "class" service that it felt more like the haves and have nots. So much is separately by what class cabin you have to signify if you are allowed in this lounge or that dining area that it really put me off.


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Although I agree with most of your review and would never book this tub again I did not find any class distinction but wish I had. I was in a suite and they did nothing extra. None of the suite amenities were offered without asking. I did not use the priority tender. There was no special dining room, are you thinking of Micheal's lounge where they have some continental breakfast and then happy hour in the evening? I did not use any of those since we were with people who did not have a suite and we stayed with them in the usual bars and lounges. They should have something for suites who pay so much more.