Celebrity Century - A Ship Transformed
Celebrity Cruises continues to offer a comfortably sophisticated, upscale cruise experience with highly personalized service, authentic five-star dining, and extraordinary attention to detail. In 2006, the cruise line stepped up as one of the cruise industry leaders in innovation as it took one of its premier ships to a whole new level.
Dawn of the Century
Celebrity Cruises made a giant leap toward transforming a Century-class ship into a Millennium-class ship in just five weeks. The approximately $55 million makeover was designed to incorporate a variety of Celebrity's most popular Millennium-class attributes.
During its "drydock" period, it underwent renovations to include the addition of 314 verandas on current oceanview staterooms, 24 new staterooms of which 14 are suites, an expanded number of Concierge Class category staterooms, a new specialty restaurant, and a series of features and amenities that typify the line's acclaimed Millennium-class fleet.
Among the highlights of Celebrity Century is a specialty restaurant that offers the elegant dining experience praised by guests on Celebrity's Millennium-class ships, with a menu designed by Celebrity's longtime culinary and wine consultant, Master Chef Michel Roux. The venue follows the style of Celebrity's "Olympic," "SS United States," "Normandie" and "Ocean Liners" restaurants, which presented the industry's first tableside cooking, carving and flambé. The "Casual Dining Boulevard" on the lido deck was expanded to include a Sushi Café, made-to-order pasta and pizza bar, a small ice cream parlor, along with buffet breakfasts, themed lunches, and dinner service with a casual dress code.
Fans of light, healthy spa cuisine will find what they're seeking in a Spa Cafe inspired by the venue of the same name on Celebrity's Millennium-class ships.
For evening cocktails, a sophisticated Martini Bar offers Celebrity's famed menu of more than 30 versions of the popular libation, while outside on the aft deck, a bandstand and bar complete with tapas carts offer the ultimate setting for romantic sailaways at sunset, complete with live music.