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Generally a fine cruise experience, but with enough jarring notes to leave a bad taste. Good points - facilities are excellent and well-maintained. Health club and exercise program are not afterthoughts. Rooms are spacious and well-designed. This was a 14-day repositioning cruise with lots of at-sea time. Activities such as lectures were excellent, varied, and frequent. Concierge, room, restaurant, health club, spa, store, and bar personnel were uniformly excellent (concierge was outstanding). Food was highest quality but a bit boring - menus felt like they came from 20-yr-old Gourmet issues (great ingredients but dated!). Lunch buffets were outstanding and varied. Main restaurant dinners were of the highest quality with excellent supporting wine lists; they should offer an anytime dining option in main restaurant. Olympic Restaurant extra price ($30 per) is a strange experience with much food "produced" table side in a continuous dining room traffic jam and an incredibly intrusive staff (it is not enjoyable when 4 or 5 different restaurant personnel inquire about each course). These mar what should be a delightful and sophisticated experience. It is a beautiful room. Embarkation, both at the cruise beginning at at ports of call, needs work. In Ft Lauderdale, we stood in line outside(!!) waiting to check in. Processing passengers on and off is incredibly slow, even hours after docking. We dealt with customer service on two separate issues (cabin amenities and post-cruise documentation) that were Celebrity-generated issues. In both instances, Customer Services seemed more interested in defending and explaining the errors than in fixing them. For post-cruise documentation, it took 6 different visits/follow-ups to get a final correct answer that was not contradicted by something we would learn later. Not to mention several promised follow-ups that did not occur. Entertainment was the usual - overproduced and underwhelming - except for the comedian.

Millennium - Eastern Mediterranean

Celebrity Millennium Cruise Review by smithfree

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Generally a fine cruise experience, but with enough jarring notes to leave a bad taste.
Good points - facilities are excellent and well-maintained. Health club and exercise program are not afterthoughts. Rooms are spacious and well-designed. This was a 14-day repositioning cruise with lots of at-sea time. Activities such as lectures were excellent, varied, and frequent. Concierge, room, restaurant, health club, spa, store, and bar personnel were uniformly excellent (concierge was outstanding).
Food was highest quality but a bit boring - menus felt like they came from 20-yr-old Gourmet issues (great ingredients but dated!). Lunch buffets were outstanding and varied. Main restaurant dinners were of the highest quality with excellent supporting wine lists; they should offer an anytime dining option in main restaurant.
Olympic Restaurant extra price ($30 per) is a strange experience with much food "produced" table side in a continuous dining room traffic jam and an incredibly intrusive staff (it is not enjoyable when 4 or 5 different restaurant personnel inquire about each course). These mar what should be a delightful and sophisticated experience. It is a beautiful room.
Embarkation, both at the cruise beginning at at ports of call, needs work. In Ft Lauderdale, we stood in line outside(!!) waiting to check in. Processing passengers on and off is incredibly slow, even hours after docking.
We dealt with customer service on two separate issues (cabin amenities and post-cruise documentation) that were Celebrity-generated issues. In both instances, Customer Services seemed more interested in defending and explaining the errors than in fixing them. For post-cruise documentation, it took 6 different visits/follow-ups to get a final correct answer that was not contradicted by something we would learn later. Not to mention several promised follow-ups that did not occur.
Entertainment was the usual - overproduced and underwhelming - except for the comedian.
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