I have cruised with Celebrity Cruise Line pre RCL buyout and Celebrity today is not what it used to be. Gone is the wonderful service, food and the greek crew, now it is hash house food, mediocre service and an international crew.
Boarding in Ft.Lauderdale was excellent only because as a seasoned cruise person (45 cruises) I ignored the stated 1 pm embarkation request by Celebrity and arrived at the terminal about 11 am and was on the ship within the hour. Stateroom was not ready until after 1:30 pm and I was still searching the holding area at 5 pm for my luggage. My statement 7003 was a true surprise and was almost equivalent to a mini suite, this stateroom overall measured 230 sq feet with a huge round window overlooking the bow of the ship.
Dining on the Millennium varies from location to location and meal to meal. Overall the food in the main dining was good, not great, but on the other hand the waiter staff in the main dining room was excellent and attentive. The buffet on the Lido deck was to be expected, crowded with rude passengers and less than edible food. The service lines were slow and the food pretty much the same from day to day, meal to meal. The poolside grill (tacos, hamburgers, hotdogs) was terrible, cold food, bad service. The Olympic Restaurant dining (optional cost $30/person) is exceptional, great food and service. This dining experience reminds of the days long gone (thank you Royal Viking Line) of superior dining.