We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the west coast of the U.S. and we are so glad we found this one from Celebrity. With ten nights and lots of time in each port we got a great introduction to so many places.
Our 10 night San Diego to Vancouver cruise on Millennium was absolutely wonderful! We had a great time, made many new friends, enjoyed great food and got to see some top notch entertainment.
They said the ship had the most people onboard of any Celebrity cruise since post pandemic cruising started - 1650 passengers.
We started with an inside cabin (our usual choice) but a few days into our cruise it developed a bad leak from several spots on the ceiling. We notified our cabin attendant and Celebrity management had us moved to a large balcony room within the hour. We were so impressed with the care and attention they gave us to make sure we were happy.
We had no idea what Astoria had to offer as a port or why any cruise ship would choose to make it a port of call. We were pleasantly surprised by this quaint town. We chose to not do a formal tour and to instead go exploring on our own. There is a n information booth in the pier as you exit the ship with two very friendly, helpful ladies who gave us a map and some sight seeing ideas.
Astoria has a river walk that takes you from the ship into downtown. On our day the weather was perfect for a walk into town. We were told to make sure and visit the Maritime Museum, which we did. We learned a lot about the history of Astoria, the area and, if you are a Coast Guard enthusiast, there is an impressive exhibit dedicated to our Coast Guard at the museum.
Astoria runs an old fashioned trolley car between the Maritime Museum, downtown and the cruise ship - cost to ride: $1.00 per person. It is run by local volunteer history buffs who give a short narration during your ride.
Astoria turned out to be quite a great port of call.