Cruise ships have suffered a spate of unfortunate events of late, but for every cruise that ends badly, there are hundreds of cruises that reward their travelers with a wonderful vacation. Veteran cruiser BC_DisneyGeek enjoyed just such a wonderful cruise to Alaska on the Celebrity Century and is going to share his adventures with us over the next few weeks. ~~Rick

In May 2013 I cruised to Alaska on the Celebrity Century, departing from Canada Place in Vancouver:

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I cheated and took this photo of my ship, the Celebrity Century later, on a sunnier day:

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The actual weather on the day of my departure was rainy, but the weather would clear up for the duration of the cruise:

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We were one of three ships departing that day, which caused a delay as it took a while for everyone to clear customs:

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Departing Vancouver:

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Sailing under the Lions Gate Bridge, the same view I enjoyed from the Disney Wonder with the MiceChatters just nine months prior:

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The Century launched in 1995 and was refurbished in 2006. The ship looked great overall:

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The on board movie selection did leave something to be desired:

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The movie theater was not really a theater:

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There’s a lot of eating on a cruise, so I should have visited this area:

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A cold citrus soup:

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The food was excellent:

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I liked the old-school theater with tables for drinks at every seat:

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I’ll tease you with a bit of the view . . .

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I’ll be back next week with a deeper look at my most excellent adventure.