Awesome cruise and so busy at Alaska ports: Celebrity Millennium Cruise Review by Moretravelpleasenyc
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Awesome cruise and so busy at Alaska ports
The ship itself is showing its age. The windows were a bit foggy but several times I saw a man hanging off the side of the ship cleaning on port days. The elevator buttons were cracked or missing covers. There was some rust about the ship but this too I saw was attended to in a non intrusive manner. I know there are much newer ships on the seas that may be more impressive but this was the itinerary that was right for me and I was too busy enjoying my trip to be terribly bothered by minor insufficiencies.
We had Select Dining and one night had an amazing waiter who was pleasant. Other nights the waiters just went through the motions. One night Ivan from Croatia provided particularly appalling service. He practically threw our silverware at us. When he ladled dressing onto my mother's salad he flung it onto the dish dripping dressing on her knife as well as her sweater. He reminded me of Lurch from Addams family and I was too intimidated to protest. Just grin and bear it and eat the food; there will be a new waiter the next night. The food was OK. I was disappointed there was no escargot as I read so much about it. Buffet was what is to be expected of mass produced buffet food.
Food Pros: buffet eggs benedict, pizza, french fries, MDR rack of lamb, prime rib, NY steak, icecream bar
Food Cons: fish and chicken were dry, veal, Limited options for sushi bar, desserts and cakes were not good
Thalasso pool was fun and shows were OK. At the ports I arranged my own activities. Island Wings Floatplane, Hoonah Travel Adventures Whale Tour, Era Heli Dog Sledding, Cab to Mendenhall, Frontier Excursions Yukon Tour. All kept me too busy to enjoy a lot of the Celebrity Life activities and bars. Slept well every night as well as some long naps during cruising days. Port days and being with my family really made this trip stellar for me. Less
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