Not up to the usual Celebrity quality: Celebrity Millennium Cruise Review by go everywhere
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Not up to the usual Celebrity quality
Blu Restaurant was wonderful, holding about 100 or so people at small tables in a quiet room. The food was innovative and excellent at dinner; it certainly didn't seem to be low-calorie, and there was a nice selection. Service was also excellent. We ate in the regular restaurant one evening, just to try it, and the food was very pedestrian. Someone ordered chicken and pasta, both of which were tough and dry. And the tables are jammed together. We never went back. When I asked the waiters in Blu about why their food was so much better, they said they have their own kitchen. We tried breakfast at Blu a couple of mornings with mixed reviews. The french toast was wonderful; the blueberry pancakes were nothing special. Good smoothies. We actually preferred grazing up in the Ocean View Cafe. But that, too, seemed to have some staffing difficulties. Some stations were unmanned; at many stations, the staff person didn't speak English at all. When I asked a roving waiter for a latte, he explained that he would have to go down to deck 5 to fetch it. I told him not to bother, that I would just have regular coffee. (Cafe el Bacio was the only place on the ship to get specialty coffee, and it was usually jammed.) Sometimes there was a thermos of hot milk, which was very nice, and sometimes there wasn't. The coffee dispensers were often empty. My first thought was, "Boy, this ship needs a quality control person on board." If this had been our first Celebrity cruise experience, I don't think we would have booked with them again. It was very different from our earlier cruise on Silhouette in the Mediterranean, where we felt very pampered. Bottom line is that Aqua class was great because of Blu and the shower. Otherwise, it was not worth the upgrade from Concierge. Less
Cabin review: 9060
This cabin was on deck 9, right beneath the pool deck, which overhangs this cabin and others by about 10-12 feet. There are also support beams angling off the deck above, which occur every other cabin. I would consider this an obstructed view, especially on an Alaskan cruise where you want to be able to see the mountains. Even to see the sky, you had to leave your cabin and go to a common area. The noise from the pool deck above us was also an issue, especially early in the morning.
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