Makeover in Store for Celebrity Century

Ana Figueroa Celebrity Cruises plans to significantly revitalize the 77,713-ton Century. The ship, which entered service in December 1995, will undergo a $55 million makeover during a five-week dry dock commencing in April 2006. When the Century emerges on June 2, 2006, she’ll have 314 new verandas in wh

By: Ana Figueroa

Celebrity Cruises plans to significantly revitalize the 77,713-ton Century. The ship, which entered service in December 1995, will undergo a $55 million makeover during a five-week dry dock commencing in April 2006. When the Century emerges on June 2, 2006, she’ll have 314 new verandas in what will be Celebrity’s most extensive refurbishment ever.

In addition to the new verandas, Century will also sport 14 new suites, 10 new staterooms ranging from inside to veranda category, an increased number of Concierge Class category staterooms and a new specialty restaurant. The refurbishments are designed to bring Century more in line with Celebrity’s Millennium-class fleet.

Century’s new specialty restaurant, like those on the Millennium-class ships, will feature a menu designed by Celebrity’s longtime culinary and wine consultant, Master Chef Michel Roux.

Century’s lido deck will be reconfigured to include an expanded “Casual Dining Boulevard,” offering sushi, pizza and made-to-order pasta dishes, an ice-cream bar, as well as buffet breakfasts, themed lunches and casual dining in the evening.

Celebrity’s Spa Cafe, a popular feature of the Millennium-class fleet, will also be added to the Century, offering light, healthy spa cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

A new Champagne Bar and Martini Bar will be added to the space next to “Michael’s Club” piano and jazz bar. On the aft deck, a new bandstand and bar featuring tapas carts will be added.

Other renovations include a newly dedicated space for Internet access and computer enrichment courses. A new art gallery will enable passengers to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces. The “Fun Factory” children’s area will be expanded, and a new teen room will be added, as well.
Celebrity is currently in the bid process to determine where the work on Century will be performed. After the renovations are completed, Century will be one of the first Celebrity ships to offer short cruises from the Port of Miami. Beginning in November 2006, the ship will offer four- and five-night Caribbean cruises, continuing until April 2007.

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