his was the third Celebrity cruise my boyfriend and I have taken (within 14 months), and it was probably my favorite - we were on the Century last February and Eclipse in December. No doubt those ships were both great in their own rights (and Eclipse is undoubtedly the most beautiful ship we've been on), but there is something special about Millennium.
As background, we live in Florida, so even though the trip to Miami is about four hours, it's a relatively easy and inexpensive trip. We did try an off-site parking service, Premier Parking, this time. One word: DON'T. I paid for garage parking, and while I technically parked in (on?) a garage, I didn't intend to park on the very top in the baking sun. Also, one guy there was very rude to another driver in a completely unnecessary way, and my boyfriend had to sit on my lap in the shuttle to the port. Not a good idea, and not comfortable at all.
Once we got to the port, though, check-in was a breeze and we arrived on the ship just as the announcement was made that rooms were ready. We dropped our carry ons off and headed to the buffet. I really like the layout of the Ocean Cafe, with a kind of continuous buffet rather than a central area of stations. That may change in a couple of weeks when the Millennium is "solsticized" but I think the layout is better than that of Eclipse.