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Celebrity Millennium Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for Celebrity Millennium to Alaska
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Sail Date: May 2015
Cabin: Aqua Class

We are a couple in our late 40’s and wanted to relax, so we did a lot of things on our own instead of booking through the ship excursions. Main high points of this Celebrity itinerary – we were in each port a generous amount of time, and being seafood lovers, we always had time to eat local and sightsee!

Embarkation was easy for us - we flew into Vancouver that morning (we're from San Fran) and took the Canada Line from the Airport (their subway) directly to the Waterfront. We didn't have tons of luggage though, if we had, or if we had been traveling with my mom, we would have taken a cab.

There was a major back-up through Immigration for non-US or non-Canada residents, so I was sorry for those folks.

Cabin Review

Aqua Class

Cabin A1

A note about the balcony cabins on the 9th deck – there is an overhang from Deck 10 that impedes your view of the sky – which is why we ended up at the back of the ship so often. Bathroom was small but great shower, and plenty of space to store things. And we didn’t need to ask for extra hangers, there were plenty. Also the small couch was closest to the balcony door (it was reverse on the last cruise we took), which was a plus.

Small but comfy and plenty of storage options.

Port Reviews

Sitka

Got a coffee and Internet at Highliner Coffee (local place with great pastries). We did Fortress of the Bear on our own, which was very cool. It’s essentially a rescue center for the Black and Brown bears, and a GREAT way to see them up close (think rustic Zoo). If you’re not planning an excursion where you may see them in the wild, go. It’s highly worth it.

We also got Black Cod tips from a street vendor on the way back to the ship (absolutely delicious if you like Chilean Seabass), took a long walk to Totem Pole Park which was lovely, and ate at the Westmark, which was ok, but we could have snacked on the Black Cod more!

Also went to the Raptor rescue center, which was defintiely worth the visit (especially the walk in the woods surrounding the center). Good day.

Victoria

Beautiful place to walk around on your own. We took a horse-drawn carriage ride through town, ate a GREAT lunch at a place called The Local, did some shopping and got a yummy ice cream at Rocky Mountain Chocolate.

Some friends did the Butchart Gardens and said that was lovely, but again, the weather was incredible, so we had fun just wandering and not being on a schedule.

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