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Celebrity Millennium Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1690 reviews
8 Awards

Panama Canal on the -X- Millie

Review for Celebrity Millennium to the Panama Canal & Central America
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2010
Cabin: Ocean View 7

After a red-eye flight from San Diego to San Juan, with a lay-over in Charleston SC, we started our first Celebrity cruise by checking into our OV cabin on the Millennium. Our check in went smoothly, although the clerk thought we were on an upper deck, when we were really in a Mid-ship cabin in the basement! Once we found our cabin, we discovered that the room appeared very small, due to the bed arrangement. We even thought about getting an up-grade, taking advantage of the extra cabins available due to the volcano ash. I'd seen an arrangement where the beds were pulled apart & placed against opposite walls. When our cabin steward, Sebastian, asked if we needed anything, we explained the space problem, & he arranged the beds differently, which worked out. I slept on the pull-out couch, using the port-hole ledge as a shelf for my CD player, glasses, books, etc., which was perfect. We were given a complementary Celebrity Tote-bag. There was a hair-dryer provided, but it was hard to recognize- it looked like a vacuum cleaner hose with an attachment! The flat screen TV didn't show the channels, so it was hard to find any programs or special announcements.

The ship was the perfect size- not too long, and easy to maneuver. There were enough elevators, & only during port days did they seem to miss floors (non-stop!). Our cabin was between the mid-ship glass elevators & back elevators, taking us to the MDR & buffet. Mid-ship took me to the Cava Cafe for morning chocolate-filled croissants & in the afternoon for lemon tarts! The longest walk was to the Theater at the bow & the elevator to the Cosmos Disco for Trivia. I usually went through the Casino on 4 (waving goodbye to my lost money along the way), or the shops on 5. I did win $105 at one point, & $90 & $40 jackpots on other games, then lost it all!

Most of my winnings came from the Trivia contests, led by team members Daniel, Michael, Larissa & Claudia, who were young & fun. I won 2 T-shirts, a bingo ball key-chain, 2 lip balms, 3 Celebrity lanyards for our key-cards, 5 Celebrity silver/blue pens, & 4 luggage tags. I got a perfect 100% for 70's Name that Tune, which Michael said was a first! My parents would have loved to get involved with some of the activities, but they were scheduled too late to really enjoy. It would be nice to have Karaoke & "newly/not-so newlywed" game on earlier in the day so they could be involved.

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Ocean View 7

Cabin 07

great location, cabin larger when beds are separated

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