Celebrity Millennium, Tokyo to Hong Kong Autumn 2015
The cabin, sorry, state room was inside, 9063, not because I’m tight, which I am a bit, but because all the others had been booked. The cabin was fairly large, with a good, comfy double bed, a bit of a waste at our age. There was adequate wardrobe and storage space, TV with both satellite and pay per view, although apart from the news we didn’t watch it much, there was also a strange, horizontal shower that we were unable to adjust, on the whole the ship was spotless.
Food: On the whole it was very good. Apart from the specialist restaurants which we didn’t use, see above, there are four main venues. The Poolside Grill, made that mistake once, cold, greasy, overcooked food, and, strangely for a cruise ship, apathetic staff, all the other staff were great, many with a sense of humour, which was appreciated. The healthy eating option, surely an oxymoron on a cruise ship. The Ocean View Café, this is the buffet area. It has quite a strange layout and you can use 500Kc just looking for food. The food is good and varied, although seldom hot and many had a sweet taste. It also had a good Asian option at breakfast, some of the dishes I chose tended to turn my wife’s stomach, she has always been a delicate flower! The main, Metropolitan Restaurant is the waiter served area. We went ‘any time dining’ which in reality was ‘anything but anytime dining,’ it was a shambles. You really do have to book and be prepared to wait. The conversation went something like this. “Can I book a table for about seven o’clock?” “We only have six or eight.” This is not an exaggeration. The food was very good, the portion size at first looked quite small, but at the end of the night it proved to be just right. Although like the buffet none of the meals were hot, maybe this is the American influence as we have found that most meals in the US are served this way. Also many of the meals had a sweet taste, perhaps another Americanism. Unfortunately with the main restaurant ranging over two decks it does tend to get very noisy, and if you’re on a large table it can be very hard to hear the conversation.