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We are planning a cruise on the Century. This will be our 7th cruise (3-HAL, 4-Cunard) first time with Celebrity. Our travel agent has suggested a CC category room(concierge class). The travel agent said it was a balcony room but when I look on the deck plans it says window, so I'm assuming it's an oceanview room on the Penhouse deck. Is it really worth the extra to book concierge class? Any suggestions on which cabin to choose?
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If you visit Celebrity's website, you can get a description of the "goodies" you get when you book Concierge Class. You get two cruise credits as well.

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Is that true about the dbl credits? We are booked on Mercury in our favorite cabin which has turned CC class (so we had to go for it). It's only a 5 day trip but if we got double credit we would move up a category prior to our Hawaii trip, thus giving us better goodies. Hope it's true! We felt for a 5 day trip it was worth the splurge plus we really like that particular cabin location. All our favorites have turned cc so we may not be able to book them again if the price is too high.
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Your TA is mistaken. There are no balcony Concierge Class on Century.
All balconies are on the Penthouse deck, PS, SS RS.

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Yes it is true that you get double credits when booking a Concierge Class or Suite.
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When you say double credits, what exactly does that mean?

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It is double cruise sailing credits. It puts the individual closer to the next level.
Celebrity has 3 levels, Classic (1st cruise), Select (5 cruises) and Elite (10 or more cruises).
Elite being the top with the most perks.

Captain's Club Benefits

Classic Membership (after first completed cruise)
Complimentary Custom Air Request*
One-Category Upgrade*
Presailing Specialty Restaurant Reservations*
Exclusive Captain's Club Party
Onboard Amenities Including Welcome Gift and Special Certificates for Steiner's AquaSpaSM by Elemis and the Celebrity Casino
Reunion Cruises
Complimentary Subscription to Captain's Club Departures, our Quarterly Magazine
Double Sailing Credit on Itineraries of 12 Nights or Moren
Double Sailing Credit for Booking a Concierge Class Stateroom or Suite
Preferential Embarkation (Founder Members only)

Select Membership (after completing 5 cruise credits) Includes all benefits of Classic membership, plus:
Private Cruise Event for Select and Elite Members
Behind-the-Scenes Tours
Cabernet Blending Seminar
Priority Status for Shore Excursion Waitlist
Senior Officers' Cocktail Party
Private Onboard Cruise Consultation
Ten Complimentary Internet Minutes
Preferential Embarkation and Debarkation (where available)*

Elite Membership (after completing 10 cruise credits) Includes all benefits of Classic and Select membership, plus:
Private Shipboard Departure Lounge and Continental Breakfast
Priority Tender Service
Invitation to the Captain's or Officers' Table*
Priority Waitlist Status for Dining Room Seating
Complimentary Use of the Thalassotherapy Pool on Century-class Ships

Also if you sail 12 days or more on a single cruise and book a Concierge Class or Suite you can get 3 cruise credits for that sailing.
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Let me get this straight then. We are taking our 3rd cruise with Celebrity. Our first cruise with them was in 2001- 12 nights in the Med., our second was the Pacific Coastal Alaska cruise which was 14 nights, and our third will be another 14 night Pacific Coastal cruise this May. We have booked the same stateroom as last year but now it is a Concierge Class.

We joined Captain's Club after our first cruise...Founder Classic Level. So how many credits would we have at this point? Does this put us at the Select level? I believe that would give us a total of 7 credits.

I guess I have never really understood the benefits of the Captain's Club Membership. Especially the one-category upgrade.

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Not really for 7 cruise credits.
Celebrity did not start the double credit until late 2003, I'll guess that it was around September 2003.

You also have to complete the cruise for the credit, so your up coming cruise won't count 'til it is completed.

Two options to see what level you have obtained.
1. Register and login to Celebrity site to see what your level is now.
2. Call the Captains Club number and verify your cruises in the past for accurate membership.

Remember you had to book a Suite or Concierge Class in the past (after Sept 2003) to get double credit.

Your 2001 cruise did not count for double credit. Pacific Coastal less than a Concierge Class does not count (not sure when you sailed).
Your up coming cruise with Concierge will count for a double or triple credit depending on the length of the cruise.
My guess is that you will have 4 cruise credits if the up coming cruise is less than 12 days. Or 12 days and over, 5 credits when you complete the cruise.

It does get confusing, just hang in there. I'm still trying to get RCCL to verify the cross cruises with Celebrity for my RCCL cruises. Not sure what level I'm at with Royal Caribbean.
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Couldn't get the info online but talked to Captain's Club rep. The 2001 12 night cruise only counts as 1 credit, the 2004 14 night cruise counted as 2 credits, and this years 14 night CC will count as 3 for a total of 6. That will put us in the Select Level for our next cruise. Thanks for your help...does that mean Royal Caribbean cruises are being included in the Captain's club? We've never sailed with RCCL....are they comparable to Celebrity?

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I am so happy about the dbl Captains Club credit we will get for a 5 day cruise on Mecury in the fall. That means for our Summit Hawaii trip we will move into Select category & get the free internet minutes & a few other perks. Because we switch between Royal & Celeb we have not made another level on each but the Mercury tripwill do it for us for both lines. . Glad we took CC class. Figured it was worth it on the short trip--esp since our preferred Mercury cabin had been re-classfied CC as have our prior cabins on Summit & Constellation. Hope we don't get spoiled though because the extra money for CC is sometimes a bit too much. Thanks for the info--you really made our day!
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I checked out getting a Suite instead of Concierge Class.......for our 14 night cruise it added an extra $1800.00 for the two of us....a bit pricey for us.

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We have booked a CC category for a 15 night cruise...our first on Celebrity, BUT we have sailed on RCL..once.... does that matter or help. We were reluctant to book the CC category on the Century, but the TA kept sweetening the deal..
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My wife and I just returned from a western Carib cruise with Celebrity. We had a concierge cabin. You are correct, there is no balcony - just a large window which we enjoyed with the view. We had a bottle of champagne waiting for us when we arrived. Everyday our attendent gave us fresh fruit and canapes. Flowers were also in our room and bathroom. You are invited to shop for things before the other guests. On disembarkation, we were the 2nd group to leave. Overall, great experience. We had tons of fun and no problems. By the way this was our second time we've cruised
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The one perk that's really worth a whiz between Classic and Select is the priority embarkation/debarkation, and that's only valuable in certain situations. Often, it doesn't really matter.

10 internet minutes is OK, but given how long it takes to connect, is not really worth a lot. Princess has a much better deal: unlimited internet use.

The senior officers' cocktail party is nice if the officers are reasonably fluent in English. They usually try to get some there who are.

The Cabernet blending thing is an OK way to kill an hour, and can actually teach you something about the Cabernet grape if the sommelier conducting the event is a good communicator.

The "behind-the-scenes" tours are usually of the theater stage and tech facilities. Take it or leave it.

The "Private Cruise Event" is often a tea. You also get in to a wine tasting for free.
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The pillow menu does it for me - I am feather pillow person - and getting those old foam things out of there was great.
The champagne was nice, and the snacks are ok, but the fresh fruit every day was great - and our room steward made sure we got the fruit of our choice.
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