It’s funny, the population is aging and people are living longer and longer. I now consider the middle ages of life the decade where the first digit of your age is a 5 (by the way - I'm still a good half decade from those middle ages!). However, with most luxury cruise lines, if you’re 55 or older, you are considered a senior. Don’t be insulted! The result can be a deep discount in your cruise fare.
For a seven night Pacific Coastal out of Los Angeles, California onboard Celebrity Century, embarking April 19, 2014, the discount for having just one person 55 or over in your stateroom is nothing short of awesome.
Celebrity Century embarks from Los Angeles, California at 4pm on Saturday, April 19, 2014 for a seven night Pacific Coastal cruise. She returns to Los Angeles on Saturday, April 26 at 7am. In between, Century makes an incredible five port calls, including an overnight in one of the most romantic cities in the world. With all that action crammed in, there are no full days at sea.
First up is Santa Barbara, California. Century is docked at Santa Barbara on Sunday, April 20 from 7am until 5pm. The next stop is the biggie. The ship docks at San Francisco at 2pm on Monday, April 21 at 2pm. She remains in port until the following day at 8pm. This allows plenty of time to discover San Francisco. Although you can sleep on the ship Monday night, you could arrange to head a bit down the coast and stay at Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay.
Overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning, Celebrity Century makes her way back south down the coast before stopping at Monterey, California at 7am on Wednesday, April 23. She remains docked until 4pm.
For Thursday, Century moves south past her original starting point to stop at Avalon on California’s Catalina Island. The ship is docked from 12pm until 8pm. The final port call is down south in Mexico. The ship docks at Ensenada, Mexico on the Baja Peninsula from 8am until 5pm on Friday, April 25.
The ‘Best Rate’ provided by Celebrity Cruises for this itinerary is $549 per person for an inside stateroom. With just one person 55 or older in your stateroom, the price is reduced to $369 per person, based on double occupancy. With the additional $127 per person in government fees and taxes, the total price for two for an inside cabin can be had from just $992, including taxes.
The senior discount also applies to higher level staterooms but the price moves up pretty quickly for this particular cruise. An Ocean View starts at $859 per person. With a balcony included, the price goes up to $1,449 per person. A suite can be had for the low, low price of $1,889 per person.
Celebrity Century is the oldest ship currently in service for Celebrity Cruises. She was built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany and made her maiden voyage on December 20, 1995. Century is the only ship in Celebrity’s Century Class of ships.
By today’s standard, this is a small ship with a gross tonnage of just 71,545. Century is 248 metres or 814 feet in length and has eleven decks accessible to passengers. The capacity at double occupancy is for 1,814 guests with 843 crew members onboard.
The Small Print
·Because of the nature of last minute deals, the pricing printed here is fleeting and could change at any time.
·Prices are in Canadian dollars.
·Most meals are included in a typical cruise price but DRINKS ARE NOT!
·Also not included are gratuities.
·Cruise pricing does not include air fare, ground transfers and hotel accommodations before and after the cruise.