We had a girls cruise last November onboard the newly renovated Century. I upgraded my mom and I to concierge class for some extra pampering. The check-in process was fairly smooth as we got their extra early to try and be "spa models" but that proved to be unsuccessful as we were still too late. The check-in staff didn't have our key cards in the right place and took about 20 minutes to find where they were. We were greeted with Champagne but it was still too early to be escorted to our cabins by the staff.
We had friends who missed the ship due to flight problems coming from Houston and could not board until our 3rd day due to the Jones Act. They would have boarded 20 minutes late but the ship would not wait for them. While we understood, we were still disappointed as we know they've done this in the past for some guests.
The public rooms were beautiful. My favorite was the Martini bar. We spent many many evenings here! There was plenty of seating in every area.
I highly recommend to do the ship tour right at the get-go to familiarize yourself with the ship. The ship size was perfect for me. Easy to get around from one end to the other within minutes unlike some of the mega ships I've traveled on before.
The food was pretty good. Some of it a little over the top for my liking. We did dine at Michael's Club one night which was fabulous!! You'll need to sign up for this online before you cruise though as they sell out fast. The food was excellent and SOOOOO filling. I loved the cheeses after our dinner! My mom and I could hardly finish our desert.
We found Concierge Class to be inconsistent. Another 2 gals we traveled with also did this upgrade and we compared notes. Some of the amenities weren't offered to us that were to them and vice versa. It took me until the 3rd day to realize where the "pillow menu" was and 2 times to actually get what we wanted. The Canapes weren't any thing to write home about. We never did find the binoculars. The fresh flowers were a nice touch. We didn't notice the upgraded linens to be out of this world, however, the bathrobes were significantly better than those in other cabin categories.
Breakfast on our balcony was okay. Room service forgot our order one morning and the coffee was nearly always late. We opted to go to the buffet after the 3rd time.
We had a mixed crowd in terms of ages. For those of us younger folks (30s), we were a bit bored. I loved the quiet nature of the environment, however, I would have like more options that RCL provides for some other activities. I did choose Celebrity as an alternative figuring it would be more relaxing and not so noisy, which is was.
Overall, it was an okay experience. I did love having the balcony. I will probably not cruise with them again but had to have the experience to know that I'm a Royal Caribbean type of gal
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