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Since the Solstice Class ships came on line we've done nothing but, 9 cruises overall on those ships. Millennium was just refurbished the week before and everything was 'new'. There are many Solstice-like features incorporated into this ship which is generally a good thing. There were a few oddities, like a club for the suite guests in the middle of the shopping arcade, that never had more than 2 or 3 people in it. If i'm booked into a fabulous suite, why would i go to a weird sterile little fish bowl club except to stare at the villagers that pass on the way to the theatre? The gripes: We had a few hiccups with our stateroom which wasn't quite to the standards of marketing video playing on the TV 'no detail unmissed'. Plus we had the least competent room attendant in 30 year of cruising history. Dirty robes and used greeted us the first day, every day she 'forgot' to do something like empty trash, clean the sink, replace the floor mat, restock paper products, leave next day's schedule. When the unemptied trash bin was left on the couch we thought we were being punked. The is probably an anomaly, not representative, but it did skew our perception of this cruise. Especially since the cruise director and senior staff could not pat themselves enough on the back for how super-duper every thing was. One last gripe; During the mandatory drill the public address system in our designated gathering area did not function at all. no one heard one word of all the safety announcements. we had always figured that this is all just theatrics but on past cruises the staff at least pretended to take it seriously. when a jr officer type was asked whether a functional public address system was important in the event of an actual emergency we got that 'smile shrug, stop talking me' reaction that any cruiser will recognize. The rest of the cruise stuff: food, B&B staff, entertainment, tours, gym, etc were up to the high standards we are accustomed to with Celebrity Cruises. We'll take another cruise with them.

Average relative to other Celebrity ships

Celebrity Millennium Cruise Review by aschremmer1961

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2019
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Class 1
Since the Solstice Class ships came on line we've done nothing but, 9 cruises overall on those ships.

Millennium was just refurbished the week before and everything was 'new'. There are many Solstice-like features incorporated into this ship which is generally a good thing.

There were a few oddities, like a club for the suite guests in the middle of the shopping arcade, that never had more than 2 or 3 people in it.

If i'm booked into a fabulous suite, why would i go to a weird sterile little fish bowl club except to stare at the villagers that pass on the way to the theatre?

The gripes:

We had a few hiccups with our stateroom which wasn't quite to the standards of marketing video playing on the TV 'no detail unmissed'.

Plus we had the least competent room attendant in 30 year of cruising history. Dirty robes and used greeted us the first day, every day she 'forgot' to do something like empty trash, clean the sink, replace the floor mat, restock paper products, leave next day's schedule.

When the unemptied trash bin was left on the couch we thought we were being punked.

The is probably an anomaly, not representative, but it did skew our perception of this cruise. Especially since the cruise director and senior staff could not pat themselves enough on the back for how super-duper every thing was.

One last gripe; During the mandatory drill the public address system in our designated gathering area did not function at all. no one heard one word of all the safety announcements. we had always figured that this is all just theatrics but on past cruises the staff at least pretended to take it seriously. when a jr officer type was asked whether a functional public address system was important in the event of an actual emergency we got that 'smile shrug, stop talking me' reaction that any cruiser will recognize.

The rest of the cruise stuff: food, B&B staff, entertainment, tours, gym, etc were up to the high standards we are accustomed to with Celebrity Cruises.

We'll take another cruise with them.
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Cabin Review

Concierge Class 1
Cabin C1 8139
We had unfinished walls - insulation showing and black marker writing on doors, leaking shower stall resulting in wet bath floor, sink that didn't drain, broken 'couchette', exterior door that didn't seal properly, air vent that hissed like a jet taking off, and rodent dropping behind nightstand.
Housekeeping management was appropriately mortified and we had a procession of technicians in the room over ten days to address all the issues. side note: having a parade of strangers in your room isn't quite the Celebrity experience we are used to.
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