I wouldn't be suprised if the Century is in better shape than the Radiance. Celebrity is *much* better at cleanliness and upkeep of their ships than RCI is. I was on Century in 1999 and already many chairs were being reupholstered, carpets and areas of carpets replaced, railings replaced, one chair on a bar stool completely removed and repaired. This is the sort of maintenance and upkeep you should expect from Celebrity. Yes, the ship is not new and there will be signs of wear, especially in the staterooms. It's no big deal. An 8 year old ship is not an old ship. Before the 1990s shipbuilding boom ships were expected to be in service for 30 years.