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.