My husband and I sailed on the Century 7 weeks ago. We were also concerned about the age of the ship, but we were pleasantly surprised. The ship was beautiful. Celebrity has really done a good job with the upkeep and cleanliness. The food and service were wonderful. The entertainment was good, but not great. I don't remember be greeted with champagne or white glove service, but maybe that is for people who are in the suites.