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After reading some reviews bellow, I felt I should write... We are veteran cruisers, and this was our second cruise to Alaska. We loved the newly renovated and redecorated Millenium. It was a most pleasant surprise to see the bright, light and airy colors everywhere - light blues, light greens, light gray... Our balcony stateroom on deck 8 was very comfortable, the bathroom modern , spacious and beautifully done with a big glass door walk in shower! No more stepping into an old tired tub and touching a yucky plastic curtain...) Smart, innovative touches were everywhere, especially in the buffet dining room where we ate breakfast and lunch . There too these bright color scheme creates a happy, bright atmosphere. They set up several round designated stations , for example for building your own salads..much more efficient than long lines.... The smartest thing is the long narrow high counter type tables along the windows. We loved sitting facing the ocean, instead of watching people eat. We spotted a group of orcas at lunch one day ! Fun. The food in the buffet dining room was so varied and plentiful! So many delicious choices, all tastes are accommodated there. Frankly, we found the food there more tasty and attractive than in the dining room... Yes, they try to get you to order paid drinks at every occasion there, but if you lay down the little plastic drink advertisement, they will leave you alone, assuming someone already asked you...And yes, on sea days it can get crowded up there. We had an assigned table for 2 in the main dining room and we just walked to our table, no fuss...no waiting. The service in the main dining room was correct and polite... The food was fine, tasty, nothing exceptional. If you watch your weight the miniature appetizers will delight you... We loved the performance by two American Ballet Theater dancers one evening. They danced part of the grand pas de deux from Swan Lake and another more modern piece. That was the extent of our interest in the entertainment, which is the same stuff on all cruise ships. On the other hand, they had a lovely knowledgeable naturalist on board and her daily lectures and presentations were excellent - intelligent and interesting. They were very well attended too. Wonderful, I learned a lot from her. I also attended the first IPhone and IPad tricks class by the Apple store person on board (yes, there is an Apple store ) and it was great. Unfortunately, the rest of his classes had a fee. They had a violinist and a cellist on board and I got excited for a moment , thinking that there is a bit of classical music in some corner of the ship... Nooo, they had a boom box that they accompanied... Too bad... The embarkation and disembarkation were super efficient and streamlined. We carried our luggage off the ship on our own. The crew on this ship seemed happy and content . That is a good sign , as on some recent cruises on another cruise line they were positively depressed. These people work very hard, very long hours, and one hopes that they are decently treated and paid. To me it is important.

Delightful cruise

Celebrity Millennium Cruise Review by World traveller5

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View with Balcony 2B
After reading some reviews bellow, I felt I should write... We are veteran cruisers, and this was our second cruise to Alaska. We loved the newly renovated and redecorated Millenium. It was a most pleasant surprise to see the bright, light and airy colors everywhere - light blues, light greens, light gray... Our balcony stateroom on deck 8 was very comfortable, the bathroom modern , spacious and beautifully done with a big glass door walk in shower! No more stepping into an old tired tub and touching a yucky plastic curtain...)

Smart, innovative touches were everywhere, especially in the buffet dining room where we ate breakfast and lunch . There too these bright color scheme creates a happy, bright atmosphere. They set up several round designated stations , for example for building your own salads..much more efficient than long lines.... The smartest thing is the long narrow high counter type tables along the windows. We loved sitting facing the ocean, instead of watching people eat. We spotted a group of orcas at lunch one day ! Fun.

The food in the buffet dining room was so varied and plentiful! So many delicious choices, all tastes are accommodated there. Frankly, we found the food there more tasty and attractive than in the dining room... Yes, they try to get you to order paid drinks at every occasion there, but if you lay down the little plastic drink advertisement, they will leave you alone, assuming someone already asked you...And yes, on sea days it can get crowded up there.

We had an assigned table for 2 in the main dining room and we just walked to our table, no fuss...no waiting. The service in the main dining room was correct and polite... The food was fine, tasty, nothing exceptional. If you watch your weight the miniature appetizers will delight you...

We loved the performance by two American Ballet Theater dancers one evening. They danced part of the grand pas de deux from Swan Lake and another more modern piece. That was the extent of our interest in the entertainment, which is the same stuff on all cruise ships.

On the other hand, they had a lovely knowledgeable naturalist on board and her daily lectures and presentations were excellent - intelligent and interesting. They were very well attended too. Wonderful, I learned a lot from her.

I also attended the first IPhone and IPad tricks class by the Apple store person on board (yes, there is an Apple store ) and it was great. Unfortunately, the rest of his classes had a fee.

They had a violinist and a cellist on board and I got excited for a moment , thinking that there is a bit of classical music in some corner of the ship... Nooo, they had a boom box that they accompanied... Too bad...

The embarkation and disembarkation were super efficient and streamlined. We carried our luggage off the ship on our own.

The crew on this ship seemed happy and content . That is a good sign , as on some recent cruises on another cruise line they were positively depressed. These people work very hard, very long hours, and one hopes that they are decently treated and paid. To me it is important.
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Deluxe Ocean View with Balcony 2B
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