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Waiting to hear from any one who has been in one of the new cabins...or even seen them....anyone...?

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Waiting to hear from any one who has been in one of the new cabins...or even seen them....anyone...?

 

Me too?!

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I, too, am curious about the new cabins. There has to be someone out there!!!

 

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?:)

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It is a huge mystery or a very well kept secret. Someone on these boards must have stayed in one by now???

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It appears that there are only five sunset veranda staterooms on the refurbished Century. They are located at the back of the Sports deck.

My son and I are staying on cabin 1251 on April 7th. It appears to have a smaller balcony then 1253, 1246, and 1242. 1244 looks to have the same size balcony as my stateroom. I know the rooms are larger (191 square ft and the balconies are 46 square ft.)

I think the reason that no one has posted yet is that there are only five of these.

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It appears that there are only five sunset veranda staterooms on the refurbished Century. They are located at the back of the Sports deck.

My son and I are staying on cabin 1251 on April 7th. It appears to have a smaller balcony then 1253, 1246, and 1242. 1244 looks to have the same size balcony as my stateroom. I know the rooms are larger (191 square ft and the balconies are 46 square ft.)

I think the reason that no one has posted yet is that there are only five of these.

What makes these cabins worth the extra cost? Thanks. Karen

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I am booked on Century in September for Best of Europe. I was wondering what people had to say about the ship in itself. It looks absolutely gorgeous on the X website.

Anyone out there that has been on Century since the "rehab" of the old girl?!

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What makes these cabins worth the extra cost? Thanks. Karen

 

These SV's are less expensive than a CC. This is what tempted me to book one for Jan, 2007.

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I did a bit of research on these cabins as I was interested in booking one. Just to make you aware that the deck plan on the X website is wrong, certainly as far as 1242 is concerned. It appears from photos that that the cabin size is larger than shown and the balcony is a funny shape and not in the place indicated on the deck plan. I'll try to illustrate this with pictures. Click on picture for bigger view. Firstly before construction.

 

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Then during construction adding the extra cabin section (note the removal of the stairs)

 

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And then finished with an odd shaped balcony overlooking the Sunset Bar (you can see where the stairs were).

 

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Phil

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I got a good price on the sunset veranda- it was just a little more than a regular balcony stateroom. It is more square feet than a balcony stateroom but is not a CC stateroom. I just thought I would give it ago. I have seemed to have good luck with my Celebrity staterooms. I do like where it is located and even though there is a bar underneath- from the photos it looks like the white bar awnings give you some privacy from the people down below. I really don't care even if I can wave down to the bar- I am a social butterfly!

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We also have one of these cabins booked for a December cruise. We choose it for the extra space since our older son is coming along. Would love to see a picture of the interior of one of these rooms. Maybe they are upgrading anyone who has one of these rooms to a Royal Suite, thats why there are no interior pictures. We can dream.

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from the photos it looks like the white bar awnings give you some privacy from the people down below. I really don't care even if I can wave down to the bar- I am a social butterfly!

We had one reserved for our Aug. 26 cruie, but switched to a Sky Suite instead.

 

I don't think you'll be waving to people, there's at best a small area where someone will be able to look up and see your balcony, but I imagine you'll hear everything going on at the Sunset Bar.

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I agree with Phil's assessment of cabin 1242 - photos show that it is very different from the deck plan. I'll be in that cabin in December. There will be three of us, so I'm grateful for the extra room inside - but I'm hoping the balcony isn't just tiny. I will definitely post pictures when I get back!

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No one back from seeing or staying in one of these cabins?...not sure if I should switch to a CC stateroom...

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Hi -

I have three of these cabins booked by family members on a cruise leaving on 11/18. I promise I'll post upon return. We tend to stay out late so I'm not worried about music from the bar below. I'm more concerned about cigar smoke after seeing one of the photos posted here!

So for a couple more weeks.... the suspense builds. Hope someone else will post who has already stayed in one of these!

Lisa D

Pittsburgh

Century 11/18, family thanksgiving cruise

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Lisa D

 

Hope you enjoyed your cruise... waiting in suspense for info on the sunset verandah cabins.... how did you like them.. what was difference in decks and do you have any pics....?

 

THanks

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Had a SV on the December &th cruise for about three hours, before we upgraded to sky suite. An SV we found is the same size as a standard cabin, Approximately 174Sq Ft internally. Also appeared to have less storage. It did not fit well with the three people in the cabin so we upgraded when we got on the ship. Hope this helps.

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I agree with Phil's assessment of cabin 1242 - photos show that it is very different from the deck plan. I'll be in that cabin in December. There will be three of us' date=' so I'm grateful for the extra room inside - but I'm hoping the balcony isn't just tiny. I will definitely post pictures when I get back![/quote']

I was on Century in Sept 06 with instructions to check out 1242 for friends who booked it for the TA ...they would have been disappointed.. I took photos of the balcony from the bar below and emailed them to them when we got home. It is definitely a peculiar shape balcony... there was a small table and two chairs on the narrow part. On the last night I phoned the occupants and asked them what they thought of the cabin..they said it was the best cabin they had been in...so maybe the balcony shape etc isn't such a drawback, but there was no privacy on it as far as I could see.

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My family has booked rms 1080, 1082, & 1092 on Century along with the Penthouse Suite! Anyone stayed in any of these CC cabins?

 

Are the balconies decent size?

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Hi gang -

I stayed in SV cabin 1242 on the Dec 2nd sailing - I meant to post this info and my photos as soon as I returned home... but reality beckoned, and I still haven't downloaded my photos... Oh well, let me tell you what I saw.

 

I absolutely LOVED the cabin! It was nice and big - plenty roomy for three adults. It did have a fold-down upper berth (which would have accomodated a fourth person) - that would have been a bit too cozy for four adults, but it would have been fine for two adults and two kids. Please note that the deck plans are WRONG for this cabin... The inside part of cabin 1242 is the same shape as the Family cabin on the port side of the ship (1249) - and then the balcony takes up most of the "white space" shown to the right of the cabin on the deck plans.

 

First - a description of the cabin: The cabin can be divided into two sections - the sitting area and the bed area (there's a heavy curtain that you can pull to divide the areas for privacy, reading/TV, etc.). When you step into the cabin, the bathroom (nice and roomy by cruiseship standards) is on the left. Stepping into the cabin, you go down a (very!) small "hallway" past the bathroom. Straight ahead is a small sofa (which makes into a full-size bed) - and the fold-down bunk is above the sofa. Also in this sitting area are a dressing table, small chair and round glass table. Just past the round table, a dresser curves around the outside wall - this provides tons of storage (we didn't come close to filling all the drawers and closet space). A flat-panel TV sits on this dresser. The closet is just past the dresser, on the outside wall that is the starboard side of the ship. The bed(s) sit across from the dresser, with the headboard up against the wall that is shared with cabin 1240. Because of the shape of the cabin, the bed is rounded - that is, the "foot-end" of the bed is rounded so that you can walk around the bed to the balcony door. The balcony door (not a big sliding door, but a standard size door made entirely of glass) is in the far corner of the room, up against the balcony of cabin 1240. There are two large picture windows - one overlooks the canopy that covers the Sunset Bar, and the other overlooks the Sunset Bar directly. (Yes, we did have to close the curtains when we changed clothes at night.)

 

The balcony: The balcony is shaped a bit oddly - the first 2 feet or so are wider, as the balcony follows the curve of the outside wall... then it just extends straight out to the side of the ship. It's about 6-7 feet wide at its narrowest point, and is about 19-20 feet long (from the cabin to the side of the ship). It had two chairs and a square table - a great spot and size for breakfast or cocktails. Here's the downside - there is NO privacy at all, from above or below. When I was up very early in the morning, or very late at night, I comfortable being outside in my bathrobe - but the Sunset Bar was such a popular spot that I learned to pull on shorts and a t-shirt earlier than I might have otherwise. I had been concerned about being disturbed by noise from the bar area - but this was never the case. In fact, we never did hear the guitarist that played there in the evenings. We never really heard any noise at all inside the cabin, and were not bothered at all by conversations when we were on the balcony. In other words, we could all see each other, but the sound did not travel up to the balcony.

 

The cabin was decorated beautifully, with all new carpet, drapes, bedding, etc. It really was gorgeous - and a very comfortable place to spend some time. The biggest downside for me was the bed. I'm 6' tall, and the bed was way too short - especially since the foot-end was rounded - and more especially since the beds were apart (it might have been easier to deal with if they were in a queen-size configuration). Imagine a very narrow twin-size bed, that's about a foot shorter on one side than the other... As it turned out, the sofa bed was the best bed in the room. It was a full-size - maybe wider - and was incredibly comfortable. It was a little short for my 6'3" dad, but the width and overall comfort more than made up for that. I kept trying to arm-wrestle him for it, but he flat refused to trade beds with me. :-)

 

I mentioned that the bathroom seemed roomy to me - I especially appreciated the good-sized shower. My one complaint was the sink. It was lovely, but just not practical. It wasn't very big, and we couldn't help but splash and spill water on the counter and floor all the time.

 

We also peaked into two of the other SV cabins on the last morning. Cabins 1244 and 1246 looked to be identical, and seemed to be arranged like typical, rectangular ship cabins. They were good-sized, but weren't nearly as big as 1242. The balconies for cabins 1244, 1246, 1251, and 1253 are all shaped just as they are shown in the deck plans - I was surprised to find that they are all much larger than I had expected. I looked up into the balconies of the other SV cabins from the Sunset Bar... All of them offer MUCH more privacy than 1242 - because of the canopy covering most of the Sunset Bar area, you have to really try to see up onto the balconies. The two center balconies looked huge, with some covered space and some uncovered area.

 

As I mentioned, I did take pictures, but haven't downloaded them just yet. Once I do, I'll be sure to share them with you. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Happy cruising!!

Beth

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I am so happy I didn't change my cabin from 1242. It sounds great!! I don't think the lack of privacy will be an issue for us. The short bed may be for DH (another 6'3" cruiser). Maybe we'll let him have the full-size and my DD and I can share the round bed. I'm sure we'll manage.

 

Did you get much sun on the balcony? How was the housekeeping staff?

Can't wait to see the pictures.

 

:D

Melissa

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Yes, we weren't bothered by the lack of privacy, either. Besides, my dad LOVES to "people watch" - he also thought the best part was that we got such a huge "viewing angle" from the balcony. In a normal balcony, you can only see what's going on on your own side of the ship - but we could look all the way forward on the starboard side, around the aft, and over to the port/aft quarter of the ship. It was great!

 

As for sunning, I spent a great deal of time sitting in a chair, reading and gazing out at the water (it never ceases to amaze me how many different shades of BLUE there are in the water!!). My little sister approached it differently - she stretched out on her beach towel right on the balcony deck, and got some great sun.

 

The housekeeping staff was marvelous. Joyce took wonderful care of us throughout the trip!

 

I'm sure you will LOVE the Century - she is simply incredible!

 

Beth

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Thanks so much for your review... now I have to ask... as you had stated the blaconies are lareger than they look, so,, is the balcony for 1244 and 1251.... just odly shaped.... large enough for a few chairs...etc..??

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Yes, the balconies for 1244 and 1251 were much larger than I had expected... I've sailed in a standard balcony cabin on Princess before (Ocean Princess), and these balconies were at least that size. They were deeper than they look on the deck plan, and there was plenty of room for the same square table and two chairs that I had in cabin 1242. I can't remember if the two "inside balconies" (cabins 1246 and 1253) had the table and chairs or lounge chairs - but they certainly had room for the loungers - those balconies were really quite large (compared to what I'm used to, which is a standard-sized balcony).

 

:-)

 

Hope this helps - feel free to ask anything else.

Beth

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Luvin' Cruisin' :

Thank you so much for your excellentdescription of the SV's. I have booked #1253 and from what you've said, the balcony may be a bit larger:D I can't wait to see your pictures!

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Hi gang -

Sorry it's taken me so long to get these posted... and I thought I had taken more, but here's what I've got.

 

When you first walk in the door, you see the sofabed and minifridge - as well as one of the large picture windows and a small, round table with chair.

 

http://s131.photobucket.com/albums/p303/LuvinCruisin/Century%20Cabin%201242/?action=view&current=Sofabed-Century1242.jpg

 

Walk down that little hall to the sofabed, and turn to the left, and on your right will be the long dresser (that curves along the outside wall) - with the flat-panel TV - and the second large picture window.

 

http://s131.photobucket.com/albums/p303/LuvinCruisin/Century%20Cabin%201242/?action=view&current=Dresser-Century1242.jpg

 

From that same spot (in between the two sections of the room), the bed(s) are on the left. You can see that we had the beds set up as twins - but when we first came in, they were set up as a queen. As a queen, it just looked like the foot of the bed was rounded - but as twins, the "rounding" took too much length off the bed (IMHO - I'm 6' tall, and the short side was WAY too short). There are cabinets above each bed, and a drawer and shelf in each nightstand. You can also see the closet on the right side of this photo. Past the beds on the right is the door to the balcony. At the far left side of the photo is the heavy curtain that could be pulled across to separate the "sofa" part of the room from the "bed" part of the room.

 

http://s131.photobucket.com/albums/p303/LuvinCruisin/Century%20Cabin%201242/?action=view&current=Beds-Century1242.jpg

 

Here's a photo of the bathroom, with the lovely sink that was very messy.

 

http://s131.photobucket.com/albums/p303/LuvinCruisin/Century%20Cabin%201242/?action=view&current=Bathroom-Century1242.jpg

 

Here's a photo of the balcony, taken from the balcony door, looking straight out to the side of the ship. You can see the table with two chairs - a lovely spot for breakfast or cocktails!

 

http://s131.photobucket.com/albums/p303/LuvinCruisin/Century%20Cabin%201242/?action=view&current=Balconylookingout-Century1242.jpg

 

And here's a photo of the balcony taken from the rail, looking back towards/into the cabin. Here you can see that there was also a sort of lounge chair (not a full lounger, but comfy when propping your feet up on the rail) - and you can see the odd shape of the balcony.

 

http://s131.photobucket.com/albums/p303/LuvinCruisin/Century%20Cabin%201242/?action=view&current=Balconylookingin-Century1242.jpg

 

Here's a view from the balcony, looking over to the port side of the ship (yes, I know it's labelled wrong!) :-) You get a good view of the canvas that covers the Sunset Bar on deck 11. At the center right, you can see part of the balcony for cabin 1244. That canvas provides some measure of privacy for the balconies for cabins 1244, 1246, 1253, and 1251 - you have to really try to see up into those balconies. That is not the case for cabin 1242, as you can see - you have an unobstructed view to the Sunset Bar - and vice versa!

 

http://s131.photobucket.com/albums/p303/LuvinCruisin/Century%20Cabin%201242/?action=view&current=Balconylookingaft-starboard-Century.jpg

 

Finally, here's a view directly aft from the balcony of 1242:

 

http://s131.photobucket.com/albums/p303/LuvinCruisin/Century%20Cabin%201242/?action=view&current=Balconylookingaft-Century1242.jpg

 

And finally finally - Travelocity has posted a photo of the interior of the other Sunset Veranda cabins (don't you wish Celebrity would update their web site?) - here it is:

 

http://travel.travelocity.com/ecruise/StateroomDetailsPopup.do?shipId=62&deckId=373&stateRoomId=524

 

That's all I've got - - please let me know if you have any other questions. I'll be going back to Century on Feb 1st for the 4-night cruise (will be in a standard balcony cabin next month). I can take more photos from the outside (from the Sunset Bar), if anyone's interested.

 

Have a great day!!

Beth

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Great pictures!! Thanks for taking the time to post them.:)

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Hey Beth :D

 

You have answered a lot of questions about that particular cabin. Thanks!

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Thanks for posting your photos. :)I was on the westbound CENTURY TA in late October, and asked the occupant of your cabin if I could take some pictures. Come to find out, they were less than happy with the lack of privacy and none too disposed to be helpful to anyone else. :eek: It's a real service for you to post these pictures, and many of us are grateful.

 

Cheers~

Nicki

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It was absolutely my pleasure! I was just delighted with the cabin - in the very limited info I found before and after I booked my cruise, I expected the cabin to be the same shape/size as the other SV's, with potentially a very tiny balcony. I couldn't have been happier with the cabin - it was huge and gorgeous - and the balcony was great, even with its total lack of privacy.

 

I will try to take more photos of the balconies from the Sunset Bar next month, and will post them here, as well.

 

Hope you're all having a great evening!!

Beth

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Lucky you. Another cruise and we haven't taken ours yet. Your pictures really got me going. I think 1242 will be amazing. We love to people watch so it looks ideal. I would be interested in any other pictures you can take in Feb of the outside. It looks like it has a window on a side wall as well as the balcony door. We will be so spoiled - may never be able to handle an inside cabin again.

 

Thanks for the pictures.

 

Melissa :p

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Hi Melissa -

Sorry to jump in front of you (in the waiting for the next cruise line) - when my girlfriends decided we needed a girls' weekend, the Century started calling again so loudly I just couldn't ignore it!!

 

You will LOVE 1242. It actually has two large picture windows. From the outside, I thought it looked pretty industrial, but inside - WOW! It's gorgeous, and cozy, and incredibly roomy.

 

Beth

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Thanks FLAgator for the photo album. Your pictures are terrific.

 

We booked a Sky Suite on Deck 12 on the Century and your pictures have gotten us really excited. This is our first cruise on Celebrity and it looks like we are going to be spoiled. Having a butler will be intersting. We're thinking breakfast on the veranda is the wa to go...

 

Patstar

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Char - I didn't know where else to upload my pics. That is where I always get stuff from friends so I thought I would try it. I already had an account from being a viewer, too. Any thoughts on another photo upload site to try? Thanks!

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