We are in our 60's and have been on 13 cruises, most on the Celebrity line. Years ago we sailed on the Mercury and on the Century, (both since sold). We have sailed on the Solstice class ships and wanted to try a Millennium class ship. Our embarkation went smoothly. We have never been the first passengers on a ship before and we surprised the crew members. The suite was ready early and we were able to settle in. The service provided by the butler, Lahiru, and our stateroom attendent, Raymundo, was exceptional. The service in the MDR was also excellent.
This was a port intensive cruise with stops in Warnemunde, Germany, Stockholm, Sweden, Helsinki, Findland, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tallinn, Estonia and Copenhagen, Denmark. We enjoyed most of the ports of call, especially Stockholm and Tallinn, but were disappointed with the St. Petersburg crowds. We were advised that we would be visiting the various palaces before opening time, but were not advised that we would be amongst More
thousands of other waiting in line to do the same.
The food in the MDR was very good and we enjoyed going to the Bistro on Five for lunch. The lunch at the MDR was not good as was the service for the lunch crowd. The buffet was good but usually crowded. The Oceanview deck was great, but often there were no seats to be found.
In summary, we will be going back to a solstice class ship, as the Millennium class ship does not have enough room for all of the passengers. Less