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Century, Celebrity Cruises - Crystal Room, Grand Restaurant, Staterooms

In my opinion, one of Century's most beautiful public rooms is the Crystal Room aft on Entertainment Deck. Thankfully, the room has remained virtually unaltered since Century entered service eleven years ago. The Crystal Room is still a very elegant location with a decor that is inspired by the ocean liners of yesteryear.

The Crystal Room

It has a large dance floor where the resident band plays nightly, plus a raised central bar section that is curiously screened off from the rest of the room by etched glass panels. The bar is backed by frosted glass mural, giving the area a serene and classy atmosphere. Being an "evening room" by nature, you can enjoy live music and dancing here every night. 

During her time in the Italian shipyard all of Century's 900 staterooms were completely overhauled. With new carpeting, new bedding and a new color scheme the staterooms look ready for another decade of service. A tip: the inside staterooms are especially pleasing. The addition of 314 balconies meant that an equal number of standard outside staterooms had to be redesigned. While the new color scheme of these new balcony cabins is pleasing to the eye, they feel rather cramped. For more space, you are better off in one of the 18 new family staterooms. Or one of the suites of course!

New bedding will soon be introduced on all Celebrity ships

The Grand Restaurant is grand in every respect. Spanning two decks with a seating capacity 1,080, it is the epitome in ocean travel. From its massive columns, its wall of windows providing a majestic view over sea and sky, its beautiful formal staircase to its color scheme - this must be one of the most elegant dining rooms afloat.

The Crystal Room

The Crystal Room
The Crystal Room
The Crystal Room

Inside stateroom

New balcony stateroom

The Crystal Room

The Grand Restaurant
The Grand Restaurant
The Grand Restaurant
The Grand Restaurant
The Grand Restaurant

 

Photos and text: 2006 Bart de Boer - www.ShipParade.com

First published on November 26, 2006

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