Celebrity CenturyCentury Status: in service Placed in Service: 1995 Tonnage: 71,545 gross tons Length: 815 feet (248 m) Beam: 105 feet (32 m) Draft: 25 feet (7.6 m) Decks: 12 Speed: 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h) Complement: 1,808 passengers, 843 crew Registry: Bahamas
Century is the lead ship of the Century Class of cruise ships for Celebrity Cruises, and the co-flagship of the Celebrity fleet, along with Millennium class ship Constellation. Other ships belonging to the Century Class are the Galaxy and the Mercury. Century was launched in 1995 and went into a 5 week drydock in April 2006 whilst undergoing complete refurbishment. Designed to incorporate a variety of Celebrity's most popular Millennium-class attributes, the revitalization of Century is the line's most extensive refurbishment to-date, and the largest cruise ship modification completed by Fincantieri's Palermo, Italy, shipyard.
A total of 314 new verandas have been added to the ship, along with 14 new suites, ten new staterooms ranging from inside to veranda categories, a new specialty restaurant, an expanded spa, and a series of features and amenities that typify the line's Millennium-class fleet.
The new Murano specialty restaurant in the center of the ship sparkles with magnificent chandeliers handcrafted of Murano glass, named for the island of Murano near Venice, Italy, where glass-blowing has been a fine art and tradition since the 13th century.
Century boasts the first "ice bar" concept at sea within its Martini Bar, featuring a liquid wall that freezes to form a sparkling crystalline appearance, and a bar counter that freezes into ice-cold stone, while a solid block of ice will creatively display bottles of liquor behind the bar, creating a very "cool" way to serve Celebrity's menu of more than 30 versions of martinis.
Every ocean-view and inside stateroom onboard Century is now equipped with new flat-screen TVs, wireless Internet access, new carpeting, textiles, windows, lighting fixtures, and art. The bathrooms have new vanities and enhanced lighting, surface-mounted sink basins and fixtures, curved-rod shower curtains, and renewed architectural surfaces. Century's suites are also now equipped with new carpeting, wall covering, windows and textiles, new bedding and new light fixtures, new phones, 26-inch LCD TVs, DVD players, wireless Internet access, new accessories, and new veranda furniture.