Another Wonderful Alaskan Cruise: Celebrity Millennium Cruise Review by Blue46

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Another Wonderful Alaskan Cruise

Sail Date: April 2010
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: San Diego
We flew in the day of the Cruise. Our day started at 3:30 AM, so by the time we got to San Diego we were tired already. There were two ships boarding at the same time which made going thru security rather slow with a long line. This took between 45 Minutes and an Hour. Once thru security we got in the really short line for suites and was checked in within minutes-then surprize we were offered a special for the Olympic for only $5 each we could eat there on the first night. Of course we said yes. The room was amazing. The only draw back was we had a smaller closet, but we still had plenty of space to store our items for the 14 day cruise. This is one of the largest Sky Suites and the bath room is amazing. Our butler and Cabin steward were wonderful and we never had to ask for anything more than once.

The Olympic restaurent is great and well worth the extra money. We went there two nights and it was great. For the Main dining room, we usually have a table for two and with More booking this cruise two years in advance you would think we wouldn't have a problem. Once we checked in my husband went to verify our table and the matra'd(sp) said he only had one table for two, however he had us sitting at a table for six and we should at least try it and if we didnt' like it he would change it. Well we were very lucky and discovered that we got along famously with both of the couples we were seated with. The food was good, although we did order from the left side of the menu several time. The French Onion soup was to die for. Service sometimes was a bit slow but with the great conversaions we had with our tablemates it was Ok. We ate breakfast in our room the whole time. Lunch was split between the buffet and room service and sometimes we had it on our excursions.

All the crew was nice and friendly. No mater who you met there was always a welcome hello and hope everything is going well. We even got a midway review card in our room, so if you had problems they could fix them right away. There was only smoking on the deck 10 aft bar and deck 10 port side by the pool and the Deck 11 club the Cosmos. So I tended to ride the elevators quiet a bit.

We didn't see all the shows, but we enjoyed the ones we did see. The Piano player in Michael's club Katie was great. What an entertainer. The music was a bit loud in the Cosmos but we made due.

We actually had 7 port stops, but there is only space for 6 on this review area, so the one we will be missing below is our last stop in Victoria. We did the historic horse drawn trolley, and the Burchase garden tour. The trolley was fun. The gardens were great but only an hour and a half is not enough time to see everything. The weather was great.

Debarkation: Getting off the ship was the easiest we have ever had it. By the time we got to the Rendezvous for our 8:00AM group, we just had time to sit and then they called our group. Getting thru customs in Canada was the easiest. However we had the shuttle ride to the Airport where we were going to rent a car for our 2 day stay. This is where the waiting began. We had to wait for close to an hour for our luggage to arrive. Then we were off for a two day stay in Vancouver. Less

Published 05/19/10

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