Celebrity Century (2006–2015)
|Owner:||Blue Sapphire Marine|
|Operator:||Celebrity Cruises until 2015|
|Port of registry:||Malta, Valletta|
|Maiden voyage:||December 20, 1995|
|Identification:||Call sign: 9HJI9
IMO number: 9072446
MMSI number: 249054000
|Class & type:||Century-class cruise ship|
|Length:||248 m (814 ft)|
|Beam:||32 m (105 ft)|
|Draught:||7.6 m (25 ft)|
|Speed:||21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph)|
Celebrity Century, formerly 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 Celebrity Constellation, and the newest Solstice-class, Celebrity Solstice. Other ships belonging to the Century-class include Mein Schiff 1 (formerly Celebrity Galaxy) and Mein Schiff 2 (formerly Celebrity 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 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 has 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 has 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 display bottles of liquor behind the bar.
Century was the setting for The Nanny season three episode "Ship of Fran's".
- "Celebrity Century Vessel Details and Current Position". Marine Traffic. 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
- "Advanced Masterdata for the Vessel Celebrity Century". VesselTracker. 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
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