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2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
This was our second cruise with celebrity to Alaska the cruise on the whole was good the ship was fantastic clean easy to get around we had a Aqua class cabin with a balcony which was lovely for sitting outside taking in the beautiful ... Read More
This was our second cruise with celebrity to Alaska the cruise on the whole was good the ship was fantastic clean easy to get around we had a Aqua class cabin with a balcony which was lovely for sitting outside taking in the beautiful scenery dining we only used the Buffett it suited us . The entertainment was terrible out of the 7 nights there was 2 nights of comedian December 62 was another night that was the best thing the other nights where a waste of time the day activities included making a paper plane and throwing it through a hoop really celebrity !!! The staff on the ship were great porters, housekeeping and food and bar service staff but as for the other staff ie cruise director were stuck up we've cruised with Thomson before and all staff were very friendly. The service from housekeeping and bar and food service was excellent made you feel welcome had a great laugh in cafe every night with them . We only did one excursion as we'd done the rest on our first cruise they are quiet expensive . We spent 4 days in Vancover before the cruise that we enjoyed. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
This was my first cruise in over 20 years so I count myself as a cruise newbie. My family went on the Celebrity Solstice Alaska cruise as part of a business conference so all of the details were handled by the business group's travel ... Read More
This was my first cruise in over 20 years so I count myself as a cruise newbie. My family went on the Celebrity Solstice Alaska cruise as part of a business conference so all of the details were handled by the business group's travel agent. Our cabin was a Veranda 2B on deck 6 in the middle right side of the ship. We had an unobstructed view but were above an open deck section so we sometimes heard people below us. The cabin was unexpectedly roomy because of its design. The cabin had a comfortable firm king size bed with couch (cushions removed for third bed for my son). There was also a built in with a flat screen TV, around 6 half drawers, counter space, desk, mini fridge and small coffee table. Above the bed was storage (next time I will take CC advice to bring flat folding storage boxes for clothing) and next to each bed were tiny built in night tables (not very useful). There was a large sliding door closet with the safe and lots of hangers (did not need extra wire hangers as per CC advice). Luggage was easily stored under the bed and under the desk. The TV system worked well. There are free movies plus movies for a fee. Your account is posted daily. The bathroom was really well designed with glass front storage and drawers. The glass enclosed shower was very nice. There were three wall hooks for towels. If you are planning to use the pools, I would suggest bringing plastic hangers to hang wet bathing suits. The balcony was the best! The sliding door was easy to unlock and glide open. There was enough space for two comfortable chairs and a table (the chairs and table were weather worn and probably should be replaced). It was a luxury to wake up in the morning and sit on the balcony. It was also incredible to take photos from our balcony when we were in the Inside Passage. Other: For your use during the cruise, there are robes and an umbrella in the room but no binoculars (cabin steward said that binoculars are only in the Aqua class). A free Celebrity tote bag is given to you. In addition to shampoo, bar soap, conditioner and lotion are provided. As per CC advice, I communicated with my cabin steward via post-its on the mirror. As requested, we received extra shampoo, he emptied out the mini bar so we could use the fridge for our own items and provided ice daily. The cabin was quickly made up in the morning and kept clean. Suggestions to Celebrity for cabin improvements: - need more than the 3 outlets on the desk - would be nice if we could access our photos on our room TV - would be nice if we could access the menus for the Grand Epernay on our room TV - this would have helped in deciding whether to have dinner at the Ocean Cafe or try one of the specialty restaurants. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We wanted to explore Alaska and thought this itinerary was superior to that offered by the other companies.We were not disappointed by the itinerary and we were very fortunate with the weather which was glorious. Our ocean view cabin on ... Read More
We wanted to explore Alaska and thought this itinerary was superior to that offered by the other companies.We were not disappointed by the itinerary and we were very fortunate with the weather which was glorious. Our ocean view cabin on deck 2 was absolutely fine.We thought the food was very good.It was better than our previous cruises with NCL.We did not visit the speciality restaurants but had dinner every night in the Trellis restaurant and breakfast in the buffet. The entertainment was not as good as NCL and the bars were quiet at night. We did not book any of the excursions but at Juneau we went with Juneau tours to the glacier and on a whale watching boat which was excellent. We would travel with Celebrity again based on the service which was excellent and the food. We just thought the bars were quiet at night but maybe that related to the older passengers on board. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
We chose this cruise for an easy, indulgent one week vacation (live in Victoria so no long flights or time changes to deal with). We have cruised several times on Celebrity, and really like their overall service. Sure, like all cruise ... Read More
We chose this cruise for an easy, indulgent one week vacation (live in Victoria so no long flights or time changes to deal with). We have cruised several times on Celebrity, and really like their overall service. Sure, like all cruise lines there is more and more pushing for packages etc...but they don't make it uncomfortable and it was quite low key on this cruise. The ship Very good shape, contrary to some of the reviews. We are fairly picky, but had no complaints. In my opinion not much different from Equinox that we last sailed on. Dining We had aquaclass so ate most of our meals in Blu. Top notch...both food and service. The wine steward was very good (best we have had). Really like the more intimate space in Blu. We had a couple of meals in the Tuscan Grill, which was up to usual standards. I always try not to eat too many appies, but failed again and was too full by the time our fantastic main courses showed up!!! Our 2nd meal there was with a couple of the officers (HR and Houskeeping) and was even better (hard to believe)...we really enjoyed the meal and the company!! Kudos to all that arranged this for us (thanks Graeme!!). We did get a wine package (5 bottles) which was not a bad deal. Entertainment and Activities We cruise a fair bit, and being lazy this time skipped most of the entertainment. Saw one show which was good...from what others said most of the shows were pretty good. Service Overall service was good to excellent throughout the ship. I can't recall better on average. Lots of instances where we noticed staff going the extra mile...and did not seem forced. Nice feel. Ports We have done the same itineraries before (RCL) so did not go for any orgainized excursions. jUst went for good walks in all the ports (weather was very good). Our best day was in Juneau....lovely sunny day and we took the bus to Mendenhall glacier and hiked the walking trails there....what a lovely day that was. The day we went to Hubbard Glacier was also fantastic...in my mind (being a native on the west coast) this is the wow factor in Alaska. The naturalist on board made it even better with his commentary etc. Icy Point was a nice change. Make an effort walk into the town (not far) and meet some of the great people there. Captains Club We are elite, so get some nice perks on Celebrity. We were lucky on this cruise to have Graeme as our host...we had some great chats and he certainly went out of his way to make sure all CC passengers had a great time. Graeme - if you read this know that we really enjoyed our talks and it made our trip so much more...hopefully our paths will cross again some day!! We loved the daily CC event...met some other great passengers. Our past few cruises we had the drink package...and while that is nice, it is a shame the daily get together with drinks and appies suffers. All of the servers at the daily cocktail event were excellent. I can't recall all the names, but the lovely young woman from Mexico was especially sweet! Overall If you like Celebrity....you will like Millenium. Do not fret over some of the reviews....we were a bit nervous (what a waste of time). This ship has a good feel and is certainly NOT run down. Thanks to all the staff and crew that gave us such a wonderful week!!! Marcus and Val Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Cruise was part of a Canadian Rockies/Alaska group tour, this cruise being the final 7 nights sailing from Seattle to Skagway return. Have only sailed one cruise prior to this being on the Mediterranean with NCL. Well perhaps I’m missing ... Read More
Cruise was part of a Canadian Rockies/Alaska group tour, this cruise being the final 7 nights sailing from Seattle to Skagway return. Have only sailed one cruise prior to this being on the Mediterranean with NCL. Well perhaps I’m missing something reading other reviews but we (hubby and I) thoroughly enjoyed it all. The shows were great, the ship was beautiful, rooms spacious and clean (we had a balcony), food delicious and staff friendly and good service. We always ate in the dining rooms for dinner (not specialty restaurants) and buffet for all other meals. Great selection and food always fresh and varied. Have to say Captain Tasos made the trip into something even more enjoyable, he’s not only very talented, knowledgeable and professional but extremely entertaining and simply hilarious, he even upstaged the guest comedian without even trying! Doing 3 donuts in front of the glacier was amazing too! Embankment and disembarkment was quick and simple (we chose self-assist on leaving, was very easy). Just remember, don’t book excursions onboard, way too expensive and crowded. I booked all excursions prior to departing (mainly kayaking) and although there were some 10000 passengers in port (5 ships) we were the only 2 paddling on a beautiful mirror like sea kayaking blue sky day, simply amazing! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
Alaska has been our goal for the last 3 years, although it was the most expensive holiday we have ever been on, it was worth the wait! The Virgin flight over to Seattle was really good, good selection of up to date films. Our favourite ... Read More
Alaska has been our goal for the last 3 years, although it was the most expensive holiday we have ever been on, it was worth the wait! The Virgin flight over to Seattle was really good, good selection of up to date films. Our favourite chill out place was the little cafe, Mike and the staff were really helpful and friendly. Had a bit of hassle with the freestyle dining the first night, being told to stand in different queue then sent back to the back of a much longer first queue! Several others also caught up in the fiasco, however after the first night it settled down ok. The entertainment was not as good as on other cruise lines we have travelled with. Our cabin was excellent, and really kept clean by our cabin boy. The excursions we went on, Whale Watching, Lumberjack show and the Yukon railway were all excellent. The main disapointment was that our favourite machine in the Casino was out of order for the whole trip! Overall a brilliant experience. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
We normally cruise on smaller ships, this was our second cruise on a Celebrity ship, and the first time for the friends that accompanied us. We had a smooth embarkation. However, it took a long time for our bags to reach our room – ... Read More
We normally cruise on smaller ships, this was our second cruise on a Celebrity ship, and the first time for the friends that accompanied us. We had a smooth embarkation. However, it took a long time for our bags to reach our room – late afternoon even though we arrived at 11:00am. We chose Aqua Class for this 7 day Alaska cruise while our friends went Concierge. The cabins were identical, with the main difference being access to the Blu restaurant, which we used daily, and the Spa which we did not use. Not sure it’s worth the difference in price. The ship was full and the main dining room and cafeteria were always a zoo. The food throughout the trip, whether in the speciality restaurants or the other dining areas was excellent. We only chose one shore excursion – a trip to the Mendenhall Glacier and Salmon feast. The trip to the glacier was somewhat disappointing as we could not get very close and time was extremely limited. The Salmon Feast was quite good and the food was plentiful. We would choose whale watching the next time. The highlight of the cruise was the view of the Hubbard Glacier. The weather was perfect and the Captain brought the ship within half a mile of this majestic glacier. He then rotated the ship 360 degrees several time to ensure everyone got a great view. The ship had a guest speaker/naturalist on board who gave several presentations throughout the cruise, Milos Radakovich. I’m not one to attend these types of presentations but Milos was so informative and funny we did not miss one. We also attended all three of the evening shows featuring the Celebrity singers and dancers and they were excellent The Celebrity Infinity is showing signs of age and in need of refurbishing. While everything was clean, fabric in the public areas was worn and there are signs of rust on the outside of the ship. Should we chose to cruise with Celebrity again it will be because of the crew. Everyone from Ahmat our cabin Stewart to Conrad our Bartender at Cellar Masters and the many servers who went out of their way to ensure we had a memorable cruise. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
I love the size of the millennium ship. Not too big, easy on and off the ship. Celebrity is our favorite cruise line. The ship was very clean but it is definitely due for some upgrades. Food was good overall, better than average buffets. ... Read More
I love the size of the millennium ship. Not too big, easy on and off the ship. Celebrity is our favorite cruise line. The ship was very clean but it is definitely due for some upgrades. Food was good overall, better than average buffets. The steakhouse was very good. Always celebrity quality as far as service. Really miss the wine cellars from the past, the drink packages have replaced that option and the bars are crowded. Entertainment is standard for cruising. Really enjoyed the specialty steakhouse and would recommend it for a special celebration. Common areas were always clean. The naturist on board was excellent. Really enjoyed All the talks and especially the information while visiting the glaciers. I was disappointed in the overall casual flair of the passengers. Jeans and T-shirt’s and very relaxed attire even for dinner. The chic nights were nothing more than jeans and fleece tops. A much different crowd than expected for this caliber of ship. We enjoy dressing for dinner and wish that the ship had enforced the dress code. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Aside from a few hiccups this was a really nice cruise. Embarkation was a breeze. Great excursions. Our cabin was clean and comfortable. Our room steward (Chris) was very nice, personable. The ship is showing its wear in places. Numerous ... Read More
Aside from a few hiccups this was a really nice cruise. Embarkation was a breeze. Great excursions. Our cabin was clean and comfortable. Our room steward (Chris) was very nice, personable. The ship is showing its wear in places. Numerous broken chairs in two theaters, chairs in the main dining room were in need of a good cleaning. Note to Celebrity, 409 is very inexpensive. Bar service was slow in all areas of the ship. Minuscule portion sizes in all restaurants. I understand the need to control costs but in the speciality restaurants where you are paying a cover fee this should not be happening. Food quality was very good. Buffet - Cakes and desserts in the buffet were all basically the same - sponge cake soaked in simple syrup with different fillings daily. Is it really asking THAT much to put out real cake? We noticed some of the desserts from other restaurants/coffee bar around the ship would cycle into the buffet on the days after they “premiered” in the original area. Good selection of quality ice cream/frozen yogurt. Cheese “sauce” on the Mexican part of the buffet was as thin as water and had NO flavor. I would say 90% of the buffet food was very good. We took the galley tour, the one kitchen we got to see was spotless. The fitness center had everything you could hope for and more than enough machines to go around. Again we have a wear issue as 4 of the ellipticals I used were all making a grinding/rubbing sound. Not the end of the world, they functioned fine but again it shows a lack of maintenance and upkeep. Now for the areas of concern. On one night the buffet was featuring fresh fish. Salmon and halibut were placed on ice on the buffet line to help advertise this offering. At one point one of the salmon slid off the ice and was laying on the side of the buffet un-chilled for 30 minutes. This happening despite no less than 20 buffet staff walking past it and doing nothing. I even told the “chef” cooking on this station. He simply looked at me and smiled. Finally after about 30 minutes the “head chef” came and pointed this out, said salmon was put back on ice. One would think this would be left for display only right? No no no. We watched as the “chef” filleted, cooked, and served it. No properly trained let alone self respecting chef would do this as it’s a MAJOR food handling breach. You are just asking for a case of FOOD POISONING. If this is going on in the front of the house, what is going on in the back of the house? We attended a demonstration on how to cook the perfect steak. For this, the “chef” had on display several cuts of raw meat - a standing rib roast, pork loin, and a beef strip loin. The rib roast resting on the pork, the pork was resting on the strip loin above it. The same display also contained raw lamb as well as several other cuts of raw meat all touching one another. If that was not enough the “chef” had no problem picking up the various cuts one right after the other. Again no self respecting properly trained chef would do this as you are just begging to cross contaminate. Again, If this is going on in the front of the house, what is going on in the back of the house? And on a demonstration no less! All in all it was a good cruise, a good value. I question their food handeling practices though. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
My grand-daughter choose the cruise as she wanted to see Alaska. The Travel agent recommended this one. It was our first cruise so we had nothing to compare with. We found our stateroom rather crammed as we were 3 adults the third bed was ... Read More
My grand-daughter choose the cruise as she wanted to see Alaska. The Travel agent recommended this one. It was our first cruise so we had nothing to compare with. We found our stateroom rather crammed as we were 3 adults the third bed was very narrow and it took too much space if we pulled it out. it was rather a crush to find room for all our clothes. ( 3 women do take a lot of clothes!). We thought that the gratuity system was rather steep $14.50 each every day. I have since found out that other companies do not charge as much. As it was so expensive we cancelled ours and gave to those who gave us good service. We enjoyed all the facilities on the ship and the food was excellent with good service. the excursions were also very good and interesting. Also the commentary from the Captain and other crew members, was entertaining and informative. We also enjoyed the shows at the theater. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
This was our first cruise and unfortunately we have decided it just isn't for us. We should have maybe started with a cruise around the Mediterranean first, stopping off somewhere everyday but as we wanted to see Alaska we decided to ... Read More
This was our first cruise and unfortunately we have decided it just isn't for us. We should have maybe started with a cruise around the Mediterranean first, stopping off somewhere everyday but as we wanted to see Alaska we decided to do it this way. As we were at sea so much we felt trapped. There were abundant things to do but most of them involved spending even more money, e.g. Art and Jewellery Auctions, Botox etc. Milos gave knowledgeable and amusing talks and was the highlight of the trip. Our cabin was small and cramped, there was nowhere to store your luggage. It was kept very clean and tidy by our steward. Who was a lovely person. The food was very nice and we particularly enjoyed Le Petit Chef and The Sushi restaurants which unfortunately we had to pay extra for. We enjoyed The Silent Disco which was a laugh a minute. We only managed to catch 2 shows as 2 of the days we were off the ship on trips and there was also a meet the Brits evening which also coincided with the show times. The shore excursions were very expensive for what they were. The trip at Ice Strait Point was interesting but again for what it was, expensive. The whale watching in Juneau was amazing though, thanks to the weather as well. The Misty Fjords in Ketchikan, was very expensive and was not as expected. We travelled along way until we met the Pacific Ocean where it became very uncomfortable for me as I was very ill. It was therefore 4 hours of hell for me. The embarkation and disembarkation went like clockwork. The staff were always pleasant and courteous especially Walter and Danny. No unfortunately cruising is definitely not for us but we did meet some lovely people and saw some amazing sights. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
We sailed for the second time on the Millenium. We did a Pre Cruise #3B with Celebrity. I have posted a review separately. After reading it you may want to re think/cancel that aspect of your trip. Our first sailing was January 2002. The ... Read More
We sailed for the second time on the Millenium. We did a Pre Cruise #3B with Celebrity. I have posted a review separately. After reading it you may want to re think/cancel that aspect of your trip. Our first sailing was January 2002. The ship was neat and clean however, it appeared tired. Our cabin and overall service was very good. It took us under 10 minutes to get on the ship. We were Concierge Class. We had a challenging start as Celebrity as Celebrity seated us at a table of Non English Speakers. Why they take all types of information pre-cruise and then don't seat you with fellow cruisers our age remains a mystery. We went to the Dining Head from South Africa- Jayson who was rude and condescending. He placed on a table of six with no additional people and did not solve the problem. We wound up dining with other people who we met on the ship. The first stop- Hubbard Glacier was amazing. As a Concierge member we stood on the Front of the ship on the Heli-pad. Captain Nicholas got us 4 tenths of a mile from the Glacier. You could hear the glacier cleaving. It was amazing. We had dinner in two specialty restaurants - Qsine which was outstanding with a very eclectic menu and Sushi on 5. Jerry mad our visit to the restaurant memorable. My wife took the galley tours which she found interesting along with the sushi demonstration. She has done this on all of the 16 cruises we have been on Why Celebrity does not provide a taste during the tour is a mystery. The excursions were interesting> normally we book with Viatour or a local tour operator. However, in Alaska there is no price differential so we booked on the ship.The next stop was Juneau The Helicopter to the Norris Glacier and a dog sled ride. This was the highlight of the trip The best excursion we have taken and a memorable experience. There is a new Tour operator and they did a great job. The people running this excursion were friendly, know legible and forthcoming. The Musher was very nice and playing with the dogs was a treat. We then took the Yukon excursion. The next stop was Skagway. The literature gives you the impression that this is a 7 hour train ride to the Yukon both up and back. Instead it is a bus ride up to the Yukon. This is really not the way to view the scenery, a stop at the Yukon Suspension Bridge Park which is a Yawn.The bison Chili served was great. Getting your passport stamped was nice. Then to the Yukon rail-head for a ride on a 27 gauge old fashioned train. I thought it was too long and boring. Encourage you to do something else in Skagway. The next stop was Icy Strait Point . We were blessed seeing pods of whales breaching from the ship. The town is nice and the food on the local dock was very good and fresh. We took the Captains choice excursion. This was a 20 person small boat tour with a whale sighting guaranteed. This was also excellent. We saw 10-12 whale pods breaching from 50 yards away A magnificent sight! We also saw sea lions seals and sea otters up close. I would definitely take this tour in Icy Strait Point. The next stop in Ketchikan. If you are a Cruise critic reader you will know the town sucks and you need to do a tour. Unfortunately, our Float plane tour was cancelled due to fog. We viewed the town in a short period of time and re-boarded the ship Overall the Cruise was good this time of year. A little rain, not to cold and NO BUG's or Crowds. Somewaht disappointed in Celebrity's response to our pre-cruise problems but overall I would take and will take Celebrity again Please note this ship goes into drydock Jan 2019 with a $70MM upgrade to Solstice class Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
Boarded in Vancouver , from taxi to cabin with arrival champagne drink in hour and a half ! Great start , cabin ok maybe a bit dated but comfortable. Staff were helpful and pleasant , couldn’t, do enough for us . The captain should be on ... Read More
Boarded in Vancouver , from taxi to cabin with arrival champagne drink in hour and a half ! Great start , cabin ok maybe a bit dated but comfortable. Staff were helpful and pleasant , couldn’t, do enough for us . The captain should be on the cabaret circuit he,s so funny really enjoyed his lecture on the building of the ship . The real highlight of our cruise was the food , absolutely first class in Blu restaurant and service to match . The buffet upstairs can get a bit crowded but how they produce such high quality food for such high numbers of people I do not know . Glad we had the drinks package , enjoyed the chic nights pity not everyone got the message about dressing up but overall really enjoyed it ! Tried a couple of excursions which were not great and really expensive, so don’t think we,d bother next time , but this still didn’t detract from our overall enjoyment and we thought good value for money . Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
I've been on the Infinity a couple of times and also on other cruise lines, but this ship was new to me. Loved the food and service on this ship. Celebrity service is so warm and friendly, it's excellent. The food was ... Read More
I've been on the Infinity a couple of times and also on other cruise lines, but this ship was new to me. Loved the food and service on this ship. Celebrity service is so warm and friendly, it's excellent. The food was plentiful and amazing. I loved the steaks served in the dinning room even though they weren't thick they were perfectly cooked and tender. Also the minute steaks served in the buffet, wonderfully tender and an amazing flavor and I'm not usually a "beef" person, I was craving them!! Also ate my way through a 'million' desserts!! What a display of desserts in the buffet area. Buffet was spread out at different stations, sometimes duplicates, like the salad stations and there was lots of space between the stations and it didn't feel congested, always someone asking if you needed help! Didn't find some of the passengers on board all that friendly, some were and some weren't. I always find saying hi to people while on a holiday is fun. We didn't opt to take their beverage package and purchased our drinks when we wanted them. At times you could hardly get near a bar, bartenders worked incredibly hard, sometime I thought there should be more of them on duty. I was a bit of a 'booze cruise' as a result of the included beverage packages. There was Music entertainment and singing etc. all evening in the small center in the middle of the atrium, creating noise and excitement going up the 10 story atrium to the many bars overlooking that area. Not much else to do on the ship, they didn't seem to use the Sky lounge as a night club type of venue, that was disappointing. We did not enjoy the on board dancers and singers they were also disappointing. Music and costumes weren't impressive and when they were singing as a group, you couldn't make out what they were saying, the sound system seemed to be overwhelmed. There was a 'Beatles' band, A hard Day's Night, and they were fabulous!! The guest speaker who gave talks on Bears, Eagles and Whales etc. was amazing too! On board shopping is high end, they opened a Tiffany's while we were there. Not much to purchase other than jewelry and expensive purses. We weren't interested in the Casino but it looked good. The ship was clean and maintained well. The atrium was a surprise it looked like an office tower had been stuffed inside the ship. More utilitarian than glamorous.... Interesting! Modern/office decor style of decor. It was a very enjoyable cruise and we really liked out ocean view cabin. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2017
We booked the cruise because it departed from Seattle so we could catch up with relatives before the cruise. We loved Seattle, had a great time exploring the city,Pike market,restaurants and the surrounding areas i.e waterfalls, parks etc. ... Read More
We booked the cruise because it departed from Seattle so we could catch up with relatives before the cruise. We loved Seattle, had a great time exploring the city,Pike market,restaurants and the surrounding areas i.e waterfalls, parks etc. We disembarked in Vancouver, stayed for 3 days, and from there went to Victoria, visited the Butchard garden which was so beautiful. You need 1 full day travel to and back from Victoria, but visiting Butchard Garden was worth it .Our cruise with Celebrity Solstice overall was very good. The Tour excursion desk needs to have more staff on the first 2 days (busiest times!!). Restaurants/ buffet were good, excellent dining room waiting staff . We had the balcony suite which was very comfortable and the balcony was great for taking photos. The on board entertainment should have more musical shows. We enjoyed the comedy shows,nightly music and dancing. We would recommend the excursion in Ketchikan (George inlet Lodge Crab feast). Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
I've wanted to cruise Alaska since I saw a commercial showing Glacier Bay and featuring the same booming, echoing voice used by MONSTER monstermonster truck ads not so long ago. Recently, I came into a decent sum of money allowing me ... Read More
I've wanted to cruise Alaska since I saw a commercial showing Glacier Bay and featuring the same booming, echoing voice used by MONSTER monstermonster truck ads not so long ago. Recently, I came into a decent sum of money allowing me to sail. I chose Celebrity Solstice due to its September prices in Alaska as opposed to its itinerary. Next time I hit Alaska, I'll likely go via an M class ship and take a round-trip Hubbard at least as much for the glacier as for the extra sea day (assuming I take Celebrity). We flew into Seattle, and I wish I remembered the name of our hotel. Embarkation was uncomplicated and we didn't get there until around 12:30. I was as awed and impressed with the Solstice (still am) as I was the tray of mimosas and champagne offered by the crew when we entered the ship. We went on a tour and hit Luminae for lunch. EVERYTHING I tasted on the Solstice bordered on sublime or surpassed it. I hesitated to try the Crispy Pork Belly the first night, and I'm terrifically pleased that I did. It was perfectly cooked (and I know since, during my last cruise, it was not). I shopped in Juneau for a short time after going on a whale watching trip, coming away with the utter conviction that every single person who exists needs to go. Orcas have been my favorite sea dweller almost forever, having impressed me on documentary after documentary and thereby kicking out their competition, seahorses. Seeing tham skim the water, leap out right next to our catamaran had me feeling like a fangirl at a concert. I hope I behaved somewhat better than that. In any case, the shops seemed stripped of the bulk of their merchandise. I got what I came for, though. We asked to tour the bridge. Our butler told us to meet the others going on the tour at the ship's forward, I forget which floor. We waited awhile and followed a young man who had us wait awhile. As we stepped into the room, I noticed at least a dozen plumes on the water in front of us. The poor kid who was attempting to corral our group around his station was ignored by the lot of us as we immediately realized that the source of the plumes was a pod of some sort of whale, some said blue and others humpback -- I never found out. We watched them; hypnotized by their presence and numbers. When they swam past us, our bridge kid had what little part of our attention that we could provide. I can't tell you anything about what he said (although I tried to appear attentive throughout). As soon as we left, we all broke out in excited chatting about those whales and their startling numbers. I neglected to mention that the second dinner I had on the Solstice was in the Silk Harvest and there is where we experienced our first marine creature encounter and was, in this case, a dolphin. S/he rode the ship's waves in order to snatch fish thrown out there by our passing. You never grow jaded by encoutering wildlife. The final sea animal we saw was close to Victoria. That I actually saw a sea otter should have ticked this state off of my bucket list. TBH, I'm that much more interested and can't wait to go again. Alas, Alaska will have to wait until after we pass beyond the arctic circle and hopefully experience a few good midnight sunsets and see even more orcas, etc.. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
Chose this cruise as our first Celebrity cruise to travel with friends for the both of us. The cruise was comparable to any of the main line cruises that we have done.. Princess, NCL etc. I find that the cruise lines are more alike than ... Read More
Chose this cruise as our first Celebrity cruise to travel with friends for the both of us. The cruise was comparable to any of the main line cruises that we have done.. Princess, NCL etc. I find that the cruise lines are more alike than different. The ship wasn't overly welcoming on Embarkation. Traveling with friends we got on the ship and was told to go eat lunch. No sit down lunch in the Trellis on day one. We were sent to the Buffet (madhouse) so headed out to the grill at the pool deck. To say I was underwhelmed was an understatement. No music no poolside ambiance, NO staff on the pool deck. This was very different from prior cruises. The grill was open and the burgers were average. I went back to the grill to get a drink, they told me drinks were in the buffet? Seriously? We were avoiding the buffet due to the crowds. They couldn't have water on the pool deck. The drink station was closed. The announcement that the rooms were now open at a little after 1:00, On to our room. Room was great, clean well made up room. Our room Steward Singh was a delight, our room was spotless each and every day. We had 2 of the "sweet sixteen" rooms with the larger balcony, very nice. The dining or back to the dining, there is an old saying that there are two types of people in a hospital, those that are really sick and those that complain about the food. That being said here is my take on the dining/food on the Infinity. Monday morning went to the Trellis dining room....the first and last time there for breakfast. The french toast was literally toast...thin 1/2 thick toast, 3 half slices and omelets were burnt, gave us something to laugh about. I wish we would have taken a photo. We thought the buffet was better for breakfast. Overall I thought the food was typical cruise fare food, no better than NCL or Princess no worse. The main dining room (Trellis) was adequate for lunch and dinner. The room itself was crowded with no defined aisle ways for the staff, hence we had people knocking our chairs to weave in and out of the dining room to get to their tables. Noisy and not conducive to a fine dining experience. The poor service staff had to lift trays over heads to deliver meals. I find the Trellis unusual in that anytime dining you could make reservations for meal, kind of defeats the purpose of anytime dining in my opinion and slowed down the seating process. It is also odd that all but one free food venues are aft which adds to the crowding. The Tuscan Grill was EXCELLENT, worth the added cost, we did this restaurant twice and had Johnny "Walker" as our server because the food and experience was so far above the Main dining room. The production shows were the best I have seen on the other cruise lines I have sailed. They were professional and entertaining and so talented, not cheesy like on another line. The aerialists were amazing and the Choreography and show themes were great and fitting for all age levels. Tina and Luigi were great! This was our 4th trip to Alaska so didn't do any ship shore excursions or outside excursions. We would sail Celebrity again if the itinerary and price point were what we are looking for. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
This was our first cruise to Alaska. We arrived a day before and stayed in a hotel near the Seatac airport so that we could take advantage of the free shuttle. The shuttle driver recommended the Sharp's Roasthouse for dinner and even ... Read More
This was our first cruise to Alaska. We arrived a day before and stayed in a hotel near the Seatac airport so that we could take advantage of the free shuttle. The shuttle driver recommended the Sharp's Roasthouse for dinner and even shuttled us there. We were not disappointed as it was a very good dinner. The next morning we were on to the pier. We took the shuttle back to the airport so that we could take the Celebrity pier transportation. After walking what seemed like to several points in the airport to check in our luggage for pier transportation, we finally boarded the bus. Not a easy task for some 50+yr olds with 2 rolling luggages and backpacks. Next time everything in roll ons and no backpacks! Just pay the extra check in luggage for the airline, it's worth it. The pier was crowded and we were packed in only to form another line so that our carry on's could go thru metal detectors. We saw a couple from NY who were being pushed in wheelchairs to the check in desk for luggage (they took cuts in front of line) then to the bus. Every time we saw them on the ship they were not in wheelchairs! We finally boarded the ship around 1 pm. We had to wait until 1:30pm to go to your room so we waited in a lounge until then. It was great to get rid of our backpacks. We ate at the buffet for lunch as we waited for our big luggage to arrive. The buffet had a variety of foods, salads, desserts to please most. Theater entertainment was average. One comedian was pretty funny, but you wouldn't want to be the one he picked on! Bingo was held in small theater which was crowded. Movie times there were not, which I enjoyed. Dance lessons and contests were held in foyers near main staircase. Awkward location and hard to see. Most days too chilly to watch movies outside on lawn. Aft deck outside of buffet was enjoyable until rowdy drunks from TX took over with loud laughter and antics. Most people avoided them, because they were obnoxious. Shopping was good at most onboard shops because they were clearing out their Alaska merchandise. Casino was smoke free! Spa could have been better for the price. No sales offered that I was aware of. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I was not hounded by sales pitches throughout the cruise, just the first day for drink packages which we purchased. My spouse enjoyed as many sodas to his heart's content! Did not use specialty dining nor ship's excursions. We found tours and adventure excursions at each port for a lot less. Less crowded and more personable. Debarkation was not bad. We waited until our deck was called, left gangway, passed customs by just showing passport, picked up luggage in big room then outside to pier which was crowded again, but we formed a line for Celebrity transportation to airport. Not much of a wait. I enjoyed the Alaskan scenery, the beauty of the ship, the food offered, our room & steward, the staff was friendly and accommodating. This is my 3rd cruise and I would do this cruise again with this cruise line. My spouse found out he is not a cruiser! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
I choose this cruise because of the itinerary but was a little disappointed as the excursion seemed to offer the same things at every port. As usual the ships excursions were expensive compare to some offered at the port. There were only ... Read More
I choose this cruise because of the itinerary but was a little disappointed as the excursion seemed to offer the same things at every port. As usual the ships excursions were expensive compare to some offered at the port. There were only 3 ports of call and we did not arrive at two of them until late afternoon and although the ship sailed later we spent a lot of time sailing rather than exploring. I would not repeat this cruise but it satisfied my desire to see some of Alaska. The ship is older than some of the Celebrity ships I have sailed on previously but found it to be friendly and would recommend it to others. There was a good choice of food in the buffet at all times but found meals in the MDR ok but nothing special.....again that could be just down to my personal tastes. There was a lot of mashed potatoes! Not my favourite. However the steaks were always cooked to my satisfaction.I enjoy being showed to a table and being served my meal. The buffet can be very challenging on times so needless to say I ate mainly in the MDR. I found the waiters friendly throughout the ship and do find them very patient with rude cruisers.The troupe of performers in the theatre were excellent although some of entertainment around the ship, in my opinion, wasn't the best. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
BACKGROUND: One year ago we tried Celebrity for the first time (Solstice, 7N Seattle to AK RT) based on its reputation for its food and luxurious accommodations. Because one of us needed to rent a mobiiity scooter (pending hip surgery) we ... Read More
BACKGROUND: One year ago we tried Celebrity for the first time (Solstice, 7N Seattle to AK RT) based on its reputation for its food and luxurious accommodations. Because one of us needed to rent a mobiiity scooter (pending hip surgery) we opted for a somewhat larger cabin and switched from a standard balcony to a Sky Suite. The extra space was ideal for parking the contraption. Our adjacent neighbors acquainted us with the perks we were now entitled to as suite guests. They had a fondness for the suites-only Luminae Restaurant, so we joined them often and became mesmerized with this dining destination (complementary $). The food in there is at least equal or better than the specialty restaurants, and with tripled attention from servers. We were sold. So, we booked another Celebrity cruise, the Infinity (Vancouver, 7N to AK RT) for Sept 3, 2017. This time we booked a Celebrity Suite. Three days before the cruise, Celebrity phoned us to offer an upgrade to a Royal Suite for a reasonable extra charge, and we took it. PRE-CRUISE IN VANCOUVER: We spent two nights pre-cruise at the Pan Pacific Hotel, located on top of the Vancouver cruise terminal. Talk about convenience! Fabulous accommodations. Our room had a balcony overlooking the ships coming and going, along with dozens of float planes, copters and other vessels that kept our rapt attention. One perk (of many) - the hotel porters delivered our check-in luggage to the ship on embarcation day. We handed them over and we didn't see them until that afternoon in our cabin. Five stars to the Pan Pacific! THE SHIP: The Infinity is among the fleet's older boats, built after 2000, but refurbished to the Solstice quality level in 2015. Similarities to the Solstice are abundant and lovely. Being 91,000 tons (mid-sized), the ship felt large, but required less hiking for our old bones. Nice. Amenities were superb, the conditions of the carpets and furniture were pristine. DINING: We stuck with the Luminae mostly, but did adventure to Qsine for a "crab shack" dinner special that was delightful. In the Tuscany Grill we did their Captain's tasting menu with numerous wines paired to the many different foods laid before us. This compared somewhat with the version that we enjoyed on the Carnival Pride last year, but I'd give a slight edge to Carnival for presentation. Infinity's buffet was fine; we ate lunch in there twice. Their well-hidden Pasta/Pizza bar at the stern was impressive. We chose one of their semi-cooked pastas that was cooked further, while our custom ordered sauce and garlic/veggie/meat bits were heated in a skillet. They were artfully combined and we enjoyed that lunch al fresco. ENTERTAINMENT: we did very little in this regard, opting for the bars and balcony comforts. Much of the stage performances were shown on the stateroom flat-screens. SERVICE: Our Royal Suite came with a butler. A friendly, knowledgeable fellow, he jumped for any needs we had and suggested activities or food & beverages. We miss this level of attention back in the "real world!" PORTS: a ginormous shout-out for the whale and wildlife sighting excursion that we enjoyed at the Icy Strait stop. The guide said we'd gotten lucky, as a group of eight humpback whales cooperated to use a technique creating "bubble net feeding." One or more whales would dive low, blow a 30' wide circle of bubbles that rose. Schools of herring above would become tricked into congregating within this cylinder of bubbles. While they were packed together, the whales would simultaneously swim vertically within the bubble, and strain thousands of fish into their jaws. Their mouths would fill up like a Pelican. This presentation recurresd every 8-10 minutes for over an hour! Mind you, this was happening within 200' of our boat! Everyone got plenty of pictures; lots of oohs, aahs and wows! We cannot say enough about the Hubbard Glacier. This thing is gigantic: 6 miles wide, 400 feet tall, and 76 miles long, starting back in the Yukon. The ship gets in fairly close, but at a safe distance. We saw two calvings with large flumes of splashing sea, and heard the rumbling of maybe 20 more that we didn't spot. Alaska and Canada are special for cruising. The beautiful enormous mountains, fjords, glaciers cannot be matched in the Caribbean or Med. Did I mention the Martini Bar? That too was a worthy attraction for us. Two of our 5 booked future cruises are on Celebrity. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
I'm a Celebrity fan and chose this ship due to the itinerary, size and the views! The crew was awesome, friendly and very fun. The bartenders were somewhat slow and the ship definitely needs to add more, especially during the events ... Read More
I'm a Celebrity fan and chose this ship due to the itinerary, size and the views! The crew was awesome, friendly and very fun. The bartenders were somewhat slow and the ship definitely needs to add more, especially during the events in the Constellation lounge. It was ridiculous how long it took to get a drink. And several were in slow motion all the time. Very frustrating, and yet the Martini Bar Bartenders were amazing and plentiful! They made it so fun to watch their antics, playing and interacting with customers. Our room was great. We did balcony and were very happy with the size and space to put everything. We had a wonderful cabin steward. The evening entertainment was a nice variety. The comedians were awesome, the aerialists were amazing and the singers were really good. We enjoyed the Entertainment Cruise Director Luigi! And we really enjoyed the other entertainment director - Nacho! However, his assistant Jeanna was so LOUD and obnoxious. She is way over the top and we left several events because she yells into the microphone and we didn't want to listen to her. Our only real disappointment was the food. The Ocean view cafe lacked flavor, options, and creativity for breakfast and lunch. The 2nd row of food was unreachable due to the shields. It really needs to be redesigned. The food had no flavor. No one in our group was happy with any of the options there. Very disappointing. We ate in the dining room every night and it was hit and miss. Some nights were really good with options and others were disappointing as well. We've had such great food on previous cruises and this was definitely not something to be excited about. Overall, we enjoyed the cruise and especially the staff.... Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2017
We decided to do this cruise to see Alaska once again after 10 cruises with Celebrity we had a great time we caught up with friends and made some new ones that's one of the nice things about cruising , I suppose you start to compare ... Read More
We decided to do this cruise to see Alaska once again after 10 cruises with Celebrity we had a great time we caught up with friends and made some new ones that's one of the nice things about cruising , I suppose you start to compare different areas couple of things we felt could have been better are rated below older ship cabin shower curtain in bathroom , food was a bit all of the same in the MDR ,public areas bit tired looking . and once again the ships excursions expensive. The staff fabulous again from our room attendant Harris to our waiters food and wine in the MDR ,entertainment was great after listening to Frank and Dean Martin all day everyday on the Summit New England cruise last year it was great to hear something else being played and we like all kinds of music and of course the Martini bar is always a great spot. Ports we enjoyed Juneau was the highlight for us helicopter ride to the Mendenhall Glacier also The Hubbard Glacier . Great cruise director Alejandro did a good job enjoyed our cruise and now planning the next. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
We chose this cruise because we wanted an inexpensive vacation. The ship embarked and disembarked from our home city so no flying. I also used to work across the street from the cruise ship terminal in downtown Vancouver and often on ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we wanted an inexpensive vacation. The ship embarked and disembarked from our home city so no flying. I also used to work across the street from the cruise ship terminal in downtown Vancouver and often on a Friday afternoon I would hear the ships blast their horns and then go out under the Lions Gate Bridge. And I wanted to do it too! Embarkation had long line-ups but they did keep moving so that was alright. Disembarkation was very fast. I'd read some fairly negative reviews of the ship but as far as we were concerned everything was fine. We picked an inside cabin to keep our costs down. The cabin was good but we found it a bit weird to not know if it was daylight or not outside. Next time, we will consider getting a cabin with a porthole. We stuck with eating at the buffet since we both prefer a more casual style. The two times we ate dinner at the main dining room were excellent though. One thing I would have liked to have seen at the buffet on my husband's behalf was more seafood. I especially enjoyed the pastries at the early morning continental breakfast. The public areas of the Millenium were very clean. I never saw paper towels overflowing in the bathrooms or anything like that. Our cabin attendant did a good job too. The service on board was excellent. On sea days we both enjoyed sitting on a sheltered deck with a good book. We went to 3 shows that we liked. I especially liked the ballroom dancing show. Also, our ship went to the Hubbard Glacier and the captain got us up pretty close. We only booked one excursion at the Icy Strait Point stop. It was a 2 hour hike along an old forest road. The guides were fun and it was nice to walk around on shore again. I enjoyed the views very much. In Juneau and Ketchikan, we visited a couple of local museums on our own. Plus did a bit of shopping. We didn't travel with kids and we would definitely cruise again. Read Less
17 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
I recently returned from the last cruise of the season to Alaska on Celebrity Millennium, sailing out of Vancouver and returning to Vancouver. From start to finish, it was a great holiday. We stayed in the Sutton Place Hotel for a couple ... Read More
I recently returned from the last cruise of the season to Alaska on Celebrity Millennium, sailing out of Vancouver and returning to Vancouver. From start to finish, it was a great holiday. We stayed in the Sutton Place Hotel for a couple of nights and on the morning of our sailing, we walked down to Canada Place, pulling our cases behind us. It is downhill and took less than 10 minutes. We thought we’d arrive early and avoid the crowds so got there about 11.30 only to find that many others had the same idea. We deposited our bags and went upstairs to join what seemed like a sizeable queue but it moved quickly enough and before long, we had checked in and moved on to US Immigration and Customs. We joined another queue there and a while later (maybe 20 mins) we were cleared to embark. We then embarked the ship, to be greeted by staff who took our photo for our sea pass cards (very quickly) and we were offered a glass of orange juice or prosecco. Very nice - a lovely introduction to Celebrity Cruises. We were on the ship by about 12.30 so went on a quick sight-seeing tour, then a bite of lunch and a glass of wine and at 1 pm approx (as promised by a number of public address announcements) we were informed that our staterooms were ready. When we went to check our cabin shortly thereafter, we found that our bags were waiting for us outside the door. Our Ocean View cabin, No. 9000 on Deck 9 was great, quite roomy as ship cabins go. We enjoyed the extra space as we had 3 full sea days on our itinerary. The cabin was kept spick and span by our Attendant Newman ( probably incorrect spelling but I don’t know the correct spelling) who was always very pleasant and efficient. We thought about getting a balcony cabin but we decided against , given the itinerary and we were happy with our decision. I don’t think we would have used a balcony with the weather we had ( which was actually better then we expected). It was too cold to sit outside, while at sea, without a coat; and where’s the pleasure in that? We were travelling with another couple who had Cabin 9001 which was a similar cabin on the port side of the ship. We tended to have breakfast and lunch in the Oceanview Restaurant. This tended to be very busy but we always succeeded in getting a table for our party of four without too much difficulty. I would point out that the ship was fully booked so was working at full capacity. There was a good variety of food to suit all palates, salads, pizza, curries, casseroles, a large roast carved by one of the chefs, surrounded by the usual accompaniments, etc., noodles and many other choices. The food was hot and tasty. Waiters were present to take drink orders from anybody interested. Breakfast also had an excellent variety available, fruit, English breakfast ( rashers, scrambled eggs, mushrooms, sausages, beans, tomatoes, black pudding), American breakfast included bacon, sausages, hash browns etc. You could also have omelettes cooked to order, eggs benedict, pancakes, waffles and many other options. We went to the Main Dining Room each night. Portions there were small. After a couple of nights, we started ordering a starter, soup and then main course, dessert and coffee and found this worked well for us. We had select dining and presented ourselves for dinner at around 7 each evening. Some evenings, we were accommodated immediately; other evenings, we were give a pager until a table for 4 was ready. We were never waiting long, no more than 15 mins at most. The staff in the dining room were very efficient, regardless of where we were seated in what is a huge dining room. We took our time over our meal and were usually finished in good time to catch the 9pm show. The entertainment was good. The first night, there was an introductory evening, with short performances from artists who were to appear during the week. During the course of the week, there were three shows by the Celebrity team of singers and dancers which were great, a guest singer who was called Jesse Hamilton Jnr who was good and certainly knew how to work a crowd. I should point out that he was backed by an excellent five person “orchestra” and this contributed significantly to the atmosphere, ambience and our enjoyment of the various shows. Another night, the show consisted of a cirque type act by Yulia & Alan Reva. This too was good and it is clear that they are very talented at what they do. There was a comedian another night but we missed this performance. We didn’t book any celebrity Shore Excursions, choosing instead to do our own thing and this worked well for us. Icy Strait Point was first. This is a quiet stop and we really enjoyed ourselves there. We walked into the town and stopped for a drink at The Office Bar and while there, we availed of their wifi. The locals were very friendly and pleasant. The day we were at the Hubbard Glacier was cold and very very wet. Most people did not venture out on deck for long, choosing instead to view the magnificent Glacier from inside. Although the weather was dreadful, we did get an excellent view of the Glacier itself and the Captain was able to get us within one third of a mile from this amazing phenomenon. Next stop was Juneau. We hired a car here through Juneau Car Rentals, walking to the office from the ship. It took about 20 minutes or so. We drove to the Mendenhall Glacier first. This is beautiful! It is well worthwhile to walk to Nugget Falls as you will get a closer view of the glacier from there, together with the waterfall. We later drove to St. Theresa’s Shrine which was lovely although there was a heavy mist there which shrouded the scenery. We spent the afternoon rambling around Juneau which is a pretty town. By the way, we got wifi in the library adjacent to the dock. The library is located on the fourth floor of the building. The final stop was Ketchikan. This day, we chose to walk around the town on our own. We visited the Totem Heritage Centre which was interesting. We then went to Creek Street and saw the salmon (so many salmon!) in the river waiting for their chance to battle upriver to their destination of choice. We stopped for a drink in the Totem Bar and had a chance to use the wifi there. Then, a little shopping in the town and back to the ship for dinner. . We spent some time in the Solarium while on board and the men spent some time in the sauna looking out a large window at the scenery beyond. They also used the well equipped gym. BeforeI I finish , I have to state that the staff (in all areas) were always very pleasant and friendly. They never failed to say hello when passing you in the corridor All in all, we had a fabulous holiday – all four of us were in agreement. I have no problem in recommending this cruise. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
This was our second time doing an Inside Passage cruise to Alaska. The Millennium is a beautiful ship and the staff is top notch. Boarding was easy although you should be prepared to walk forever through Canada Place. There are lots of ... Read More
This was our second time doing an Inside Passage cruise to Alaska. The Millennium is a beautiful ship and the staff is top notch. Boarding was easy although you should be prepared to walk forever through Canada Place. There are lots of staff to guide you in the right direction. Once on board, we wandered a bit to get our bearings and then enjoyed a burger at the pool area. Our room, an oceanview, was very nice and we met our room steward right away. He was always available the whole week and eager to please. I really liked the layout of the Millennium. It was very easy to get around. The one thing I do miss on the Celebrity ships is a promenade that goes all the way around. The first night we took advantage of the special and had dinner at the Tuscan Grill. It was Excellent and we had a great time. Our waiter was so fun. We spent 3 hours there and pretty much rolled out because we were so full. The rest of the week we ate in the MDR. Food was very good but I do miss the "specialness" of dinner. My husband always orders the molten cake on a cruiise and he was very disappointed this time as the cake seems to have shrunken considerably to the size of a brownie. Because of the popularity of anytime dining, you really don'the develop a relationship with the wait staff. We didn't get to the theater very often but enjoyed the shows the that we did see. The entertainment around the sheep was very good. The ports were great as usual. We had excellent weather the whole week. The only rainy day was going into the Hubbard Glacier. We did the Zip Line in Icy Strait Point. Awesome!! The Salmon Bake in Juno was also really nice and of course, the Red Dog Saloon is a must stop. All in all - a great cruise Read Less
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