We have just returned from a wonderful cruise on the Millennium starting in Barcelona and visiting Villefranche for Nice and Monte Carlo, Livorno for Florence,Pisa or Pompeii, Civitavecchia for Rome (two days), Naples for Capri and Sorrento, Athens, Istanbul (two days), Mykonos and Santorini, before reaching Venice.
Living in the middle of London we had a taxi to Victoria station before catching the Gatwick Express to the airport. Then it was just a very quick flight to Barcelona and immediate embarkation - all as smooth as clockwork.
We found our stateroom (7066), and the whole ship, to be immaculate. We had read before we cruised that the ship is looking tired. I looked very carefully and truly, the only signs I could see of any aging were that some of the chair coverings in the cafe on deck 10 were worn. Apart from that, everything sparkles and gleams.