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Just had a really disappointing cruise with Celebrity. The only thing I really liked was the pasta bar where they make you spaghetti. Got an omelet from the omelet bar and it was horrible. I think the guy didn't heat up the oil enough. I guess the pizza and the lunch meat were ok. When you go to your table usually one of the servers will ask you if you want water or even coffee and they never did. Oh but there were plenty of servers walking around asking you if you wanted to buy a drink. I naively thought the first time they came up to the table that I would get water from them. So you had to make sure you got your water unless you wanted to make 2 trips. Now that doesn't seem so bad but I've never seen people in the buffet restaurant act the way they did on this one. Just walking right in front of you etc. OK we like to hide the shampoo etc so we always can get a new one so we can take it home. They didn't give us any new ones except on the very first day. We actually used up all the hand lotion and had to call to get another one. Had to call twice to room service to get our ice bucket refilled. Got a really tough steak in the regular restaurant. The breakfast buffet had cold eggs, bacon didn't taste good either. They did have good fresh fruit though. Oh and if you like coffee forget about it. The room service coffee was horrible and the buffet coffee was only a tiny bit better. Got a crummy hamburger from the hamburger bar by the pool. One of the elliptical machines was out of order for the whole trip. We took one shore excursion through Celebrity SW12 which is in Seward it's called Kenai Fjords Cruise with Lunch, Sealife Center & Airport Drop Off. Sealife center is awesome and the lunch on the boat was surprisingly good. The boat had two seating levels the first level had these nice square tables not too close to one another. So we get on the boat and they said "oh you're on the second level for Celebrity people." That's right we got our own level. Up there the seating was ridiculous they set up six foot tables with six chairs 3 on either side. If you scooched your chair back too much bang right into the guy behind you. I'm left handed there's no way in the world I was gonna be able to eat with a right handed guy next to me. Every table was totally full with 6 people. Some of the folks went downstairs and sat but the tables were assigned so if the people wanted to sit down again you were out of luck. OK you say it's a whale watching cruise so you shouldn't be sitting down that much. It was cold wet and rainy which is normal for Alaska. So being out on deck was pretty miserable. But I was so uncomfortable in that ridiculous seating arrangement (6'3" tall) I had to get up. And there really was no where to stand unless you put your butt right in someone's face that was sitting down. I felt like one of those "Dangerous Catch" sailors when we got back. I would definitely NOT recommend this shore excursion because of that. Stood in line for around an hour or more in Vancouver waiting to get on the ship. I guess that's normal? I slipped and fell in the Thallasotherapy pool area because it's humid in there and misty etc. They really need to put in a slip resistant floor in there (there is such a thing). I have some bad legs and if I walked anymore carefully I'd be standing still. One day they couldn't decide which level in the restaurant they wanted us to sit in for lunch. Seems like I'm talking about food a lot? Well isn't that supposed to be one of the high points of any cruise?

Not that great

Celebrity Millennium Cruise Review by ruggkatz

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2014
  • Destination: Alaska
Just had a really disappointing cruise with Celebrity. The only thing I really liked was the pasta bar where they make you spaghetti. Got an omelet from the omelet bar and it was horrible. I think the guy didn't heat up the oil enough. I guess the pizza and the lunch meat were ok. When you go to your table usually one of the servers will ask you if you want water or even coffee and they never did. Oh but there were plenty of servers walking around asking you if you wanted to buy a drink. I naively thought the first time they came up to the table that I would get water from them. So you had to make sure you got your water unless you wanted to make 2 trips. Now that doesn't seem so bad but I've never seen people in the buffet restaurant act the way they did on this one. Just walking right in front of you etc. OK we like to hide the shampoo etc so we always can get a new one so we can take it home. They didn't give us any new ones except on the very first day. We actually used up all the hand lotion and had to call to get another one. Had to call twice to room service to get our ice bucket refilled. Got a really tough steak in the regular restaurant. The breakfast buffet had cold eggs, bacon didn't taste good either. They did have good fresh fruit though. Oh and if you like coffee forget about it. The room service coffee was horrible and the buffet coffee was only a tiny bit better. Got a crummy hamburger from the hamburger bar by the pool. One of the elliptical machines was out of order for the whole trip.
We took one shore excursion through Celebrity SW12 which is in Seward it's called Kenai Fjords Cruise with Lunch, Sealife Center & Airport Drop Off. Sealife center is awesome and the lunch on the boat was surprisingly good. The boat had two seating levels the first level had these nice square tables not too close to one another. So we get on the boat and they said "oh you're on the second level for Celebrity people." That's right we got our own level. Up there the seating was ridiculous they set up six foot tables with six chairs 3 on either side. If you scooched your chair back too much bang right into the guy behind you. I'm left handed there's no way in the world I was gonna be able to eat with a right handed guy next to me. Every table was totally full with 6 people. Some of the folks went downstairs and sat but the tables were assigned so if the people wanted to sit down again you were out of luck. OK you say it's a whale watching cruise so you shouldn't be sitting down that much. It was cold wet and rainy which is normal for Alaska. So being out on deck was pretty miserable. But I was so uncomfortable in that ridiculous seating arrangement (6'3" tall) I had to get up. And there really was no where to stand unless you put your butt right in someone's face that was sitting down. I felt like one of those "Dangerous Catch" sailors when we got back. I would definitely NOT recommend this shore excursion because of that.
Stood in line for around an hour or more in Vancouver waiting to get on the ship. I guess that's normal?
I slipped and fell in the Thallasotherapy pool area because it's humid in there and misty etc. They really need to put in a slip resistant floor in there (there is such a thing). I have some bad legs and if I walked anymore carefully I'd be standing still. One day they couldn't decide which level in the restaurant they wanted us to sit in for lunch.
Seems like I'm talking about food a lot? Well isn't that supposed to be one of the high points of any cruise?
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Cabin 6023
Room was great and the balcony was actually bigger than normal balconies. But the people in the normal balcony above us could look right down and see us easily. But it's way up front in the ship so in heavy seas I don't know.
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