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Transatlantic Crossing 4/25


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We are sailing on the Century transatlantic cruise on 4/25/09 and wondering if anyone has an idea what to expect, i.e., ship,weather, sea conditions. We have sailed many times but have never sailed transatlantic.

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I did that cruise last year and had a wonderful time. The ocean was quite rough the first part of the crossing - the pools were shut down for about three days and one evening the production show was canceled because the ship was rocking so much! To me this added to the adventure, but quite a few did get seasick. The second half of the crossing was much, much calmer and warmer as well. Of course, the seas are unpredictable and what occurred during last years crossing does not mean much for what is likely to happen on your voyage. Do bring layers of clothing as you may find in the mornings and night it is cold, but gets somewhat hot in mid afternoon. Also bring some seasick meds just in case.

 

The crew on the Century was outstanding and there were plenty of activities to stay busy. The food (especially Muranos) was quite good. We enjoyed the Martini Bar. Even though the ship is old, she is still in fairly good shape.

 

A few bits of advice:

 

1) Try the almond croissants at the Cova Cafe.

2) Do at least one meal at Muranos - well worth the $30 cover.

3) Try the martini sampler at the martini bar if you like (or think you might like) flavored martinis.

4) If you like to read - head to the library early your first day on the ship as the best books will go fast on a transatlantic.

5) Do not pay full price for a spa treatment, there almost certainly will be discounts during the cruise.

6) Take part in the Battle of the Sexes contest - good fun.

7) Try the waffles and breakfast pizza in the buffet area.

8) Try the sushi in the buffet area (available early to mid evening).

 

Have a great cruise! You also should check out the roll call board for your cruise as it is a good way to chat with (and later meet) others going on your particular voyage. Here is a link to it: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=741385

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We are sailing on the Century transatlantic cruise on 4/25/09 and wondering if anyone has an idea what to expect, i.e., ship,weather, sea conditions. We have sailed many times but have never sailed transatlantic.

 

 

Come join our roll call for this sailing!

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=741385&page=49

 

There are 49 pages of information and chat...so far!!

 

Ten days out from the cruise we will be able to check the weather online for the first part of the cruise, anyway. We live in Florida and it is beautiful here right now, so unless a storm of some kind blows in at least the first night onboard should be smooth sailing! :) Funchal will almost certainly be lovely, too. We were there on another cruse just this January and it was lovely then! We are bringing lots of layers to add or subtract as needed...plus some rainwear, just in case.

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