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Four of us were between 40-50 really enjoyed this trip. We were some of the youngest people on the Millennium. But we could not keep up with some of the seniors, who danced all night. We found this trip to not be a restful one, we wanted to see as much as possible and tried to pack as much as possible to our days. The Millennium does show a lot of wear and tear. The ship needs new carpets and a bit of updating. Embarkation was a breeze, no wait and the ship was ready for us before 11am. Our rooms were ready around 1PM and our luggage arrived to our room between 2-4. We stayed in Barcelona the night before which I would suggest. Barcelona is a beautiful city. We booked airfare and hotel through Celebrity and we were happy with both. We wished we had stayed in Venice for a night on our return. We did not have any time to see Venice. The food or service was not as good as an earlier trip on the Celebrity's Galaxy but it was still fine. Our waiter was not the best in the dining room, but he did get us anything we asked for. Nice, France We did a ships tour to Monte Carlo, and Eze which was great, except for a few complaining older people who did not like all the walking but we read the write up which said walking up to 3 miles. Florence, Italy Another ships tour of Florence/Pisa, well worth the trip. The guide was very full of info.( you must pay for bathrooms and if you want to sit in a cafe you must pay extra to sit down)Another long day of sites and walking. Rome/Civitavecchia Rome is unbelievable! We had a private tour, and highly recommend Stefano at romecab@yahoo.com our best day of the trip we had a wonderful English speaking, nonsmoking guide who took us everywhere before the tour buses. We had lunch in "The Little Tomato" our guide ordered for us and a nice wine, it was perfect. Stefano also arranged a private guide for the Vatican. Marco was outstanding, he was $60 euro an hour but well worth every penny. He took us right in with no lines and for two hours told us more than we could take in. This is one place not to miss. The second day in Rome we took the train from Civitavecchia which was a short walk from the port, an hour ride and walked around on our own. This was fun also but we wished we booked the guide for both days. Enjoy Rome! Naples/Capri We took a ships tour Capri/Sorrento/Pompeii. Capri was another favorite stop.A great lunch in Sorrento. Pompeii was amazing. Athens/Greece Private tour in Athens spirostours@yahoo.com. Spiros is a wonderful man and would highly recommended him also. We had a great day. Istanbul/Turkey We took the two day ships tour, both were a half day. Very interesting, a clean and large city. We were very glad to have a guided trip of the city. We saw a lot and learned much about Turkey. Mykonos/Greece We walked around on our own. It is a safe and beautiful island. Santorini/Greece We took the cable car up and walked down. This to is one of the most enjoyable and beautiful places we went. We all would go back here. I can see why it is a great vacation spot. All in all a great vacation which I highly suggest for you to do. But keep in mind it is not a time for just relaxing!

Celebrity Millennium - Western Mediterranean

Celebrity Millennium Cruise Review by electricsun

Trip Details
Four of us were between 40-50 really enjoyed this trip. We were some of the youngest people on the Millennium. But we could not keep up with some of the seniors, who danced all night. We found this trip to not be a restful one, we wanted to see as much as possible and tried to pack as much as possible to our days. The Millennium does show a lot of wear and tear. The ship needs new carpets and a bit of updating. Embarkation was a breeze, no wait and the ship was ready for us before 11am. Our rooms were ready around 1PM and our luggage arrived to our room between 2-4. We stayed in Barcelona the night before which I would suggest. Barcelona is a beautiful city. We booked airfare and hotel through Celebrity and we were happy with both. We wished we had stayed in Venice for a night on our return. We did not have any time to see Venice. The food or service was not as good as an earlier trip on the Celebrity's Galaxy but it was still fine. Our waiter was not the best in the dining room, but he did get us anything we asked for. Nice, France We did a ships tour to Monte Carlo, and Eze which was great, except for a few complaining older people who did not like all the walking but we read the write up which said walking up to 3 miles. Florence, Italy Another ships tour of Florence/Pisa, well worth the trip. The guide was very full of info.( you must pay for bathrooms and if you want to sit in a cafe you must pay extra to sit down)Another long day of sites and walking.
Rome/Civitavecchia Rome is unbelievable! We had a private tour, and highly recommend Stefano at romecab@yahoo.com our best day of the trip we had a wonderful English speaking, nonsmoking guide who took us everywhere before the tour buses. We had lunch in "The Little Tomato" our guide ordered for us and a nice wine, it was perfect. Stefano also arranged a private guide for the Vatican. Marco was outstanding, he was $60 euro an hour but well worth every penny. He took us right in with no lines and for two hours told us more than we could take in. This is one place not to miss. The second day in Rome we took the train from Civitavecchia which was a short walk from the port, an hour ride and walked around on our own. This was fun also but we wished we booked the guide for both days. Enjoy Rome!
Naples/Capri We took a ships tour Capri/Sorrento/Pompeii. Capri was another favorite stop.A great lunch in Sorrento. Pompeii was amazing.
Athens/Greece Private tour in Athens spirostours@yahoo.com. Spiros is a wonderful man and would highly recommended him also. We had a great day.
Istanbul/Turkey We took the two day ships tour, both were a half day. Very interesting, a clean and large city. We were very glad to have a guided trip of the city. We saw a lot and learned much about Turkey.
Mykonos/Greece We walked around on our own. It is a safe and beautiful island.
Santorini/Greece We took the cable car up and walked down. This to is one of the most enjoyable and beautiful places we went. We all would go back here. I can see why it is a great vacation spot.
All in all a great vacation which I highly suggest for you to do. But keep in mind it is not a time for just relaxing!
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