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Celebrity Millennium Review

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Review for Celebrity Millennium to Alaska
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Laura_Atlanta
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2009
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Let me start out by saying this is our 5th cruise with Celebrity.  We made the mistake of thinking that we would be upgraded to Elite Members on on 6th Celebrity cruise.  We received a nice surprise when we boarded the ship.  (Note:  If you cruise on Celebrity, make sure you sign up for Captain's Club, it's free!)5/28/09  Arrived a day early to Vancouver!  What a great city, very clean!  A bit heavy on the traffic.  The city is busy preparing for the Winter Olympics.  MUST DO:  Take a trip over to Stanley Park.  The park was bustling with people walking, playing tennis, sunbathing, swimming, etc. We ate at a restaurant in the middle of the park called the Fish House.  We selected a table outside.  If you are thinking it's cold in Canada in May, you would be wrong.  It was a bright sunny day in the high 70's.  The food was great.  5/29/09  One of the perks for Captain's Club is the special line for embarking on the ship.  You are on the line for customs in about 5 minutes.  The whole process takes about 15 minutes.  We were actually on this same ship five years ago on the Meditannean.  The ship was recently recarpeted and it makes a big improvement to the look of the ship.MUST DO:  Must sure you are on the back deck when the ship leaves the Ballatyne Pier!  You enjoy the snow capped mountains to the south and the views of the city to your north.  That big white cloud to the east is easy to miss.  It is actually Mt. Ranier.  It provides a beautiful backdrop to the city as you start your journey down the Inside Passage to Alaska.    5/30/09  Most of the Days at Sea are what I would consider kind of boring.  Not on this day at Sea.  The inside passage is breath-taking and provides a very relaxing day of views.  FOOD - One thing we like about Celebrity is the high level of service.  When Dining in the main Dining Room, you have the same waiters each night.  If you request a certain item (wine, drink, etc.) they will provide you with that same item each of the nights you have your meal in the main Dining Room.  I must say some nights the food quality was better than others.  There was a variety of types of food to select from. MUST DO EXCURSIONS:  (did this independant of Celebrity)Ketchican - Island Wings Float Plane into the Misty Fjords Monument - just Outstanding!Juneau- Marv and Harvs Whale Watching - We saw bald eagles, whales, sea lions.  They have an excellent reputation.MUST DO EXCUSIONS W/CELEBRITYSeward - The Kenai Cruise with transportation to Anchorage (it includes a salmon/prime rib meal) great value!NOTE:  Keep in mind that Alaska does not get dark until almost MIDNIGHT.  The sun does not even start to set until 11:00 pm.  You may want to opt for an inside cabin due to the amount of light.  MUST DO ON SHIP!  I highly recommend a special night at the Olympic Specialty Restaurant.  An amazing value at $30 per person.  I spoke to a lady from New York City.  She said the same meal would be $700 for the same meal.  They had every meal at The Olympic.  Make sure you order the Goat Cheese Souffle for the Appetizer.  Celebrity had taken it off the menu and had 45% of the guest complain.  It's back on the menu to stay now.  I also recommend ordering the Chocolate Souffle as well.  You need to order at the beginning due to the length of preparation.  CRUISE CURSE!  It's a good thing the airport only checks the weight of the suitcases.  Be prepared for an easy 10 LBS of weight gain due to the abundance of food available!

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