Go Back   ConsumerTraveler.com Forums > Hot tips > Enroute > By sea
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

By sea The home port for a floating vacation.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-26-2005, 03:17 PM   #1
Ned
Kishef macher
Super Duper Über Poster
 
Ned's Avatar
 
Member since: Jul 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Posts: 16,751
Rep Power: 454 Ned has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph Fiennes
Default

CELEBRITY CRUISES LEAPS TOWARD NEW CENTURY

Miami - (December 22, 2005 ) - Celebrity Cruises has made a giant leap toward transforming a century into a millennium in just five weeks. The line has signed with Fincantieri in Palermo, Italy, to handle the significant revitalization of its 77,713-ton Century cruise ship in 2006.

The approximately $55-million makeover designed to incorporate on Century a variety of Celebrity's most popular Millennium-class attributes marks the line's most extensive refurbishment to-date, and the first time the company has worked directly with Fincantieri. The Century project will be the largest cruise ship modification to-date for the Palermo yard.

Century will emerge on June 2, 2006, from a five-week drydock period at Fincantieri with 314 new verandas, 14 new suites, 10 new staterooms ranging from inside to veranda category, an expanded number of ConciergeClass category staterooms, a new specialty restaurant, and a series of features and amenities that typify the line's acclaimed Millennium-class fleet. The contract with Fincantieri involves Century's major structural modifications, new verandas and associated stateroom interiors, new staterooms on deck 12, and regular drydock work. Other interior outfitting contractors also will handle portions of the work.

I'm looking forward to Celebrity's conversion of this class of their ships. I've sailed on Galaxy and had a great time. This will really add to the quality of Century. It's often very nice to take a smaller, more intimate ship, compared to Celebrity's Millenium Class ship. For my wife and I, verandas add quite a bit to our cruise enjoyment giving us a wonderful private outside area for eating reading and watching the passing scenery. Even when the weather isn't conducive to being outside, those big floor to ceiling glass doors are wonderful windows to the outside world.
__________________
Ned

[Visit my Travel Photography Blog, and
Photography website NSL Photography]
Ned is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 09:58 AM   #2
willysgrandma
Trusted Member
No Avatar
 
Member since: Jan 2006
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 34 willysgrandma rounded up the flight crew talking about boarding
Default

The Century was the first ship I ever cruised on and it is the bar I compare every other cruise to.

I loved this ship when we sailed in 2000. It was beautiful and had the moist spectacular midnight bufffet I've encountered.

I've been on the Horizon and it didn't hold a candle to this ship, so I would imagine it is going to be magnificent after it is modified.
willysgrandma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 01:19 PM   #3
Ned
Kishef macher
Super Duper Über Poster
 
Ned's Avatar
 
Member since: Jul 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Posts: 16,751
Rep Power: 454 Ned has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph FiennesNed has just been invited to the lav with Ralph Fiennes
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by willysgrandma@Jan 2 2006, 11:58 AM
The Century was the first ship I ever cruised on and it is the bar I compare every other cruise to.

I loved this ship when we sailed in 2000.* It was beautiful and had the moist spectacular midnight bufffet I've encountered.*

I've been on the Horizon and it didn't hold a candle to this ship, so I would imagine it is going to be magnificent after it is modified.
[snapback]16601[/snapback]
I've never been on Century, but have been on its sister ship Galaxy. These ships were huge improvements over Celebrity's first two ships, Horizon and Zenith. We took Galaxy to Alaska. We thought the ship was wonderful.

It's interesting that you say that about Horizon. I never sailed on it, but was able to tour it once. I thought it was the least of all Celebrity's ships.

On October 22nd, Horizon sailed on its last cruise for Celebrity. It was a 7 nighter to Bermuda. I think Celebrity probably felt that Horizon wasn't up to their standards too. Celebrity sold Horizon to Island Cruises, a joint venture between Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and First Choice Holidays. The ship will be overhauled and renamed "Island Star", and will be cruising in the Mediterranean this summer, with transatlantic cruises to Brazil in the winter.

Happy new year.
__________________
Ned

[Visit my Travel Photography Blog, and
Photography website NSL Photography]
Ned is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
5 night Celebrity Century - great deal! silver cloud I got a bargain! 17 05-27-2007 08:10 PM
Anita's Column on the (new) Century BPoland By sea 8 12-15-2006 12:57 PM
Has anyone been on the Celebrity Century? pezmanffx By sea 63 12-12-2006 07:32 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:23 AM.


© 2010 ConsumerTraveler.com · All rights reserved