Celebrity Millennium Cruise Review by swafluffy11: Dream cruise turned to cruise to no where
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Dream cruise turned to cruise to no where
We enjoyed our pre-cruise from Fairbanks to Seward. The weather was amazing and the sights were inspiring. We only heard complaints from people about the hotel in Denali. But, what do you expect for such a rugged area. We took the optional excursion to go deeper into Denali and we both loved it and regretted it due to our bus and driver. The scenery was amazing. The sky was clear and Denali (Mt McKinley) became larger and clearer as we approached. Our bus however decided to let the dust into the cabin and it was a dust cloud in the rear. We all spoke up but that seemed to upset the driver. We survived and we were grateful for what we saw along the way.
The Alaska Train was such a wonderful way to relax, sightsee and ENJOY our time. The staff was fun, the dining car experience was great and we were so comfortable! Anchorage was our last night and we walked the city and found a sushi restaurant to enjoy. The only drawback was in the morning there were 6 busloads trying to More navigate the lobby and breakfast buffet.....
Once we arrived at ships dock everyone became excited. Our checkin was seamless. We boarded the ship... That's when we found out...we were stuck in Seward. 2 options were given. We chose to stay since it was going to take 3 days to get us out anyway. The weather turned as ugly as our trip. We tried to enjoy ourselves and did, to a point. However it is hard not to feel ugly about the whole thing... Announcements were not informative. No real information was given except the weather.... well we had a whole lot of time to just look out and SEE the clouds, fog, rain. Our one highlight, the CREW... ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.. They all did there very best to make us all feel like we really were on vacation. We finally got the word we were leaving on Monday night... yippie! However, another glitch. We were supposed to go through the inside passage...
Tuesday night we were at dinner and we all felt the ship shudder, stutter, almost like a speed bump... when passengers started asking questions they were answered with the shades in the dining room being put down so you couldn't see out. Interesting.... We soon all figured out what the deal was.. the engine. So we never went through the inside passage, but straight to Vancouver.. No announcements explaining anything... not the mechanical problem or the course .... the last highlight of our trip was the hugh brunch buffet on Thursday, our last and final day at sea... Such beautiful work and such presentation ... bravo to the chefs and staff for putting this together.. We sat in the dining room for hours just visiting with so many people we met ... Once in port we couldn't get off fast enough.... not usual with me on a cruise. We then heard from our shuttle driver that the ship was in trouble again and would not be leaving Vancouver... well we all know what happened then....
So now to finish.. Today 8/28 we received our refund directly to our CC... $1248 each....... Are you serious???? How can I replace the cruise you ruined for us and take an Alaska Cruise next year to see and do what we couldn't this year for $1200??? Shame on Celebrity Cruise Line. Less
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Cabin review: Celebrity Millennium Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda Penthouse Deck (6) 6083
6083... central location close to elevators, stairs and ILounge, but not to close. Never had an issue with hallway noise. Life boats hung just below our stateroom balcony so they blocked our line of site to anything directly below us. Since we didnt go anywhere... it didn't really matter on this cruise.