I'm sailing on Celebrity's Century to the Western Caribbean Sept. 27th. This will be my first time on Celebrity, but my fourth cruise: Twice on RCCL's Sovereign and once on Explorer.
Loved evrything about my experiences with RCCL, always felt comfortable, my question is, will I be as comfortable on Century?
I'm 36 years old and recently divorced, a co-worker and I are taking this trip, and I'm more than a little concerned that I won't fit in.
Are khakis and polo shirts ok during the day? Are shorts? I have no problem dressing up for formal nights (no tux mind you, but a nice black suit with tie of course). Will there be many single women on board? Is there going to be a "stuffy" atmosphere?
I'm really looking forward to this trip, but obviously have some reservations.
Somebody help me out, give me some good news.
What are you thinking Celebrity is all about? I can't guarantee single women, on any ship that would be a cruise by cruise thing, but, you make Celebrity sound like a bunch of folks in suits and ties walking around a ship all day. Whatever worked for you on RCCL wil work on your next cruise.
Just seeing the posts about "upscale lines" "dress for formal nights" etc, has me a little spooked. That combined with the fact that I've only found one other person on several message boards that will be on this same sailing.
I fully intend to enjoy the trip, regardless of how others on the boat behave. On a boat south of Miami is world's better than being at work!
Celebrity most certainly does not have a reputation for attracting an older crowd, like Holland America Lines, though it most assuredly is a bit more "upscale" than Royal Caribbean International. So-called "resort casual" attire should be fine during the day. You probably will find that most evenings are a dressier than on Royal Caribbean International -- "informal" is not a synonym for "casual" and clearly does require "coat and tie" (but not a business suit) for gentlemen -- but that's not necessarily bad. In fact, it means that the ladies will turn out looking that much nicer than they might otherwise --which is not a bad deal for those of us who are single!
There's a fair amount of information about Celebrity's expectations for shipboard dress on the company's web site -- and the expectations don't seem at all unreasonable. You might relax a bit more if you look through it.
You will probably have a better time if you just relax and enjoy. Khakis or shorts and polo shirts are acceptable on the ships.We have sailed with Celebrity 8 times, all different ships and they all are wonderful, and always more single women to men ratio!! ;^ ))))
just back from Century - you will be fine. Ages ranges from 2 years to 75 years, dress code included I have to say - bathing suits with cover ups on formal night! I thought they should have been turned away, but they weren't. Informal - my husband wore a jacket and tine, majority did not. Formal night - more suits than tuxes. The ship is really quite nice, although I prefer the newer and larger ones. Enjoy.