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Celebrity Millennium Cruise Review by rjcvg: Sweet Cruise


rjcvg
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Cabin 4.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 5.5
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 5.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 4.0

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Sweet Cruise

Sail Date: February 2012
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami

This was our second cruise on a Celebrity ship. The first was on the Solstice. We did not expect the Millennium to be in the same class as the Solstice so our expectations were set somewhat lower. We arrived at the Port of Miami at 12:15PM for our 4pm sailing. Porters immediately swept up our bags and sent us on to the check-in point. Personnel guided us effortlessly through the procedure with lightning speed. We were then on the ship at 12:45pm.
We were greeted with champagne and escorted to the cafe for a nice buffet lunch. We then had time to tour the ship on our own for several hours. We found everything very clean and orderly with all personnel very friendly and helpful. Music played in the pool area for our enjoyment. When we returned to our cabin at 4pm or so, our bags were delivered at to the door. Our inside cabin, 2165 was slightly tight. We wanted to go cheap on this cruise so we did not expect a huge room with the price we paid. Queen sized bed was More comfortable. Typical bathroom. Sufficient storage for clothes. Flat panel TV. Huge mirror on wall at foot of bed. Room was quiet. Little rumble can be felt when you walk bare feet on floor. We were not in the room very much so we did not mine the close quarters.
Had 6pm dinner seating. Excellent waiter and assistant waiter. Food was Celebrity delicious each night. Little disappointed that there was no lobster served on the cruise. Beautiful and yummy brunch served on the second the last day on cruise. Gorgeous ice, fruit, cheese, and vegetable carvings. Buffet at the cafe was ok. We ate breakfast at the Metropolitan Restaurant every morning. Very good.
Great shows every night. Don't miss those. Cosmos was fun for dancing each night. Show crew gave dance lessons every day in Cosmos night club.
If you don't want noise, you can find a quiet place on this ship, outside or inside.
Ship is showing its age however. It will go to dry dock in April. We were told it will get new flooring and 2 new specialty restaurants.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on the Millennium. Great competent crew combined with great food and entertainment how can you go wrong. Plus the price is right. We paid $900 for the two of us including taxes, etc. Less


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Cabin review: Celebrity Millennium Inside Stateroom Vista Deck (7) 2165

Our inside cabin, 2165 was slightly tight. We wanted to go cheap on this cruise so we did not expect a huge room with the price we paid. Queen sized bed was comfortable. Night stand with light on each side of bed. Very small sitting chair. A nice vanity and a small glass-top table were next to the bed. Typical bathroom with roomy shower. Sufficient storage for clothes. Flat panel TV. Huge mirror on wall at foot of bed. Only one person could walk in between the bed and the mirror wall at one time. Room was quiet. Little rumble can be felt when you walk bare feet on floor. Engine may be down there but not sure. It was essentially a quiet room. Not bad. We were not in the room very much so we did not mine the close quarters.

Port and Shore Excursions


We chose the Dunns River Falls Encounter for our excursion. It was $68 for each. After departing the ship we immediately found our tour leader, Charm. Boarded the very nice tour bus and off we went. Had to travel about 45 min. to Ocho Rios to get to Dunns River. Charm narrated the whole way to the falls, giving us the history and interesting stories about Jamaica and its people. She were great. Arrived at Dunns Falls and began our journey to the base (the sea shore) of the falls. You can either climb the falls or swim at the beach. You can't do both. No time. Our group was assigned a climb leader and a movie camera man. You need to have rubber sole beach shoes for this climb. Rocks were slippery in some places from algae. You can't be a wimp on this thing. The group makes a human chain by holding hands throughout the climb due to the fact that if one falls you can hold on to them. Be aware that you can fall in some places 10 feet or so with rock at the bottom of the fall. They said someone gets hauled off to the hospital every day. The climb guide is very good and helps at points where you need it. It is a beautiful experience. Water is cold but you get used to it immediately. It takes about 1:20 to make it to the top. Dry off and back to the tour bus for the trip back to the ship. You can buy a DVD of your climb from the movie man. It took about 3:30 for the whole trip. Nice shopping at the dock. Little expensive however.
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Stingray Swim

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This stingray swim experience was kind of neat. Something different. Transportation was no too organized to and from the boat. That was our biggest complaint. The boat crew was great. Boat ride took 45 min. to get to the rays. Swam with them for about 45 min. too. Pretty cool. Water was waist deep and crystal clear. You are on a reef with soft white sand on the bottom.

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