Rare Cruise Raider Posted August 3, 2013 #1 Share Posted August 3, 2013 We are looking into booking a trip next September with a group of friends up to Alaska out of San Francisco. We have sailed on the Mercury before and loved her but since then have sailed on the Infinity a couple of times, which soon took over as my favorite Celebrity ship and most recently on the Equinox and I cannot even imagine any ship nicer than that. Guess I am impressed by all the glitz of the newer ships and all they have to offer. We have also sailed on the Star Princess a couple of times and just think the food and entertainment offered are the worst -- and we don't really dislike Princess. They just did nothing to keep guests entertained and like I mentioned, the food was outright nasty -- only on the Star, though. The Caribbean Princess did a fantastic job with this. So, pros and cons about the Star Princess: Pro: the staff is great Pro: the casino is fun Pro: MUTS Pro: indoor pool area -- especially for Alaska Con: entertainment / activities were non-existent on this ship Con: food is awful Con: itinerary not quite as good Things I like about the Century: Pro: it is Celebrity - a notch above in my opinion Pro: better itinerary Pro: blankets offered for outside Con: no indoor pool Con: no outdoor movies I cannot speak for the entertainment, food or staff on this ship. I really like Celebrity better --- but am worried about not having an indoor pool on this ship. Cruises out of San Francisco tend to sell out so no reductions in pricing so would have to go with an inside cabin on either ship. Can anyone tell me their reasons why the Century might be ok for Alaska. Seems like there are a lot of fans of the old ship on this site -- and did love the Mercury but only sailed on her for hot weather cruises so the indoor pool wasn't all as important to me. I have time to decide ...but need a little help. :confused: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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