We chose Celebrity Millie because we love the cruises that we have taken before: all on Celebrity ships. In 2002 we took an Alaskan cruise tour on the Summit, seeing wonderful Alaska by sea,train, and bus. We loved it. This time my husband wanted to see the Canadian Rockies so we chose Celebrity to organize this tour. The awesome Rockies were beautiful and majestic. The only complaint that we had was the hotel choices that we had. Elegant and opulent the Fairmonts lived up to their reputation. We purchased meals on our own and most of them had to be taken at the hotels and were more pricey than we could imagine. The hotels were out of the towns and difficult to get into town even by shuttle. We stayed at the Calgary Fairmont Palliser, Banff Springs Fairmont, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, overnight on the Via Rail(dinner and breakfast included) into Vancouver, and at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria BC. We had exciting tour stops all along the trip. Stopping at Calgary Tower, Banff gondola, Ice Explorer in Jasper (neat walking on the glacier, cold too), train ride including an overnight bunk bed compartment, bus tour of Vancouver, ferry to Victoria including the lovely Butchard Gardens, then the next morning it was off to Canada place to board the Millie.
Boarding was quick and painless, lunch in the buffet was very good. The ship seemed in good condition to us and the service was top-notch. Our waiter and Asst. waiter worked very hard to keep us happy and full. Never went away from the table hungry. The sandwiches on the back of deck 10 were delicious as was the pizza. We didn't go to the shows or other activities on the ship, so I can't really comment on them, except our table-mates said they were very good. The big brunch on sea day was incredible, if you could think about a food it was there somewhere. The tables were crowded, but the waitstaff seemed to be clearing the tables as soon as people left. There was a Chocolate Buffet that was said to be amazing with all its' offerings. (we didn't wake up to go at midnight). We had a wonderful cruise except for a fishing tour my husband signed up for which was very disappointing. The check out seemed to work out ok as we took a Kenaii tour on our way to the airport. The flight home was uneventful and we arrived in Chicago on time. We would go again to Alaska, but would not do the Rockies again with Celebrity. We enjoyed Alaska land tour more.