Celebrity Millennium Cruise Review by TMLAalum: Not s-class but still good!
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Not s-class but still good!
Embarkation: Hong Kong
Norovirus may have put a crimp in our cruise but we had a fine time with only a few glitches. I was expecting to find the Millennium in a condition similar to our 1/13 Constellation voyage, but was relieved to see the effects of 'solsticization' in terms of décor and addition of Qsine.
We had attentive cabin stewards and an excellent sommelier. Our initial table assignment was probably the worst in the entire MDR- a thimble-sized table for 4 on the main route for servers and other diners that included a view of the kitchen escalator. Our waiter felt so badly for us that he encouraged a visit to the maitre'd and actually swapped out our miniscule table for the adjacent larger one that only had 3 diners the 2nd night. Our new table was in a better location, but the service was lacking-remember the days when the beverage server would remember your preferences after a few nights?
The noro did impact service, but I'd rather the precautions were in place to minimize More being afflicted. The captain's daily reminders were needed as I observed several cruisers using the public restrooms who didn't bother washing their hands. BTW noro is communicated by contact with fecal matter, not dust! So "washy, washy, washy"!
We enjoyed the 5-day comedy improv workshop presented by Nancy & Marshall and trivia. There was a change in the extra charge champagne sabering from our 1st cruise in that there was no audience participation with the sabre. There were many great people from our roll call who made this cruise special.
And a Catholic priest was onboard from Holy Thursday, through Easter until the end of the cruise!
I found the steaks to be better on the Millennium than on our 5 previous Celebrity cruises. The trout was well-prepared, too. Qsine was comparable to our previous experience on the Silhouette- delightful! Less
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