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Celebrity Millennium Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1,696 reviews
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First Time on Celebrity

Review for Celebrity Millennium to the Southern Caribbean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2011
Cabin: Concierge Class 2

This was our seventh cruise but first with Celebrity. We have been Princess devotees but liked this southern Caribbean itinerary better. So glad we tried it!! We love Celebrity!Flew into San Juan two days early. Stayed at the Marriott Stellaris. While the hotel was very nice, I would only stay in Old San Juan next time. The traffic in and out of the area was horrible. We did do a wonderful history/food tour with the Flavours of San Juan! It was an evening event that walked through Old San Juan and stopped in four different restaurants. Highly recommend it!We boarded at 11:30 on March 7th. Very efficient! Rooms were not ready but lunch in the buffet was. By the time we ate and explored the ship, our room was ready.Our balcony room was very nice- larger, I think, than the Princess rooms. I like the small sitting area and the bathroom was larger. There was plenty of storage, too. We had Concierge service which was at a reduced rate when we booked. I don't know that I would pay full price for it. Canapes weren't necessary, binoculars are a joke, nice to have the extra hair dryer, love the tote but how many do you need. Our room attendant (should have written this sooner as I forgot his name!) was OUTSTANDING!! I will say that overall service on Celebrity is better than Princess.The Millennium is going to go into dry dock, I believe. I will say that it looked a little tired. I was use to the flash of the newer ships but I will say we came to love this ship by the end of the 11 days.The food on the Celebrity is MUCH better than Princess (and forget Carnival!) We had the 6:00 seating which we wouldn't do again. I prefer select seating because we love sail-aways and weren't able to see any. Ate in the Olympic twice- so worth the extra money! A word about the gratuities... this was automatically charged daily. If given an option, I wouldn't do this again. We always bring a stack of dollars with us for the bars and buffets, but it was very uncomfortable on the last day when the waiter stood at our table waiting for additional gratuities. We weren't impressed with his service at all so didn't leave any additional cash. No one at the table did. We did give our room steward additional gratuities twice during the cruise.Husband bought the premier drink package- it was just OK. But priced some of the premier liquor(cognacs)just above the $12 limit and had to pay full price not the difference. At buffet, not a lot of table service for soft drinks that would be included with the package. He said they should name it the "Almost Premier Package". He said he wouldn't get it again.I used the computer service as I always do on cruises. It was slow at times but that has been my past experience. Took two Photo Shop classes- Chris was an awesome teacher!Shows were better than past experience- casino was fun (lost!) but change buckets?!Couple of notes for 1st time Celebrity cruises...Community Board with group postings was located on the back of a pillar which we didn't find until the end of trip. Kept looking for CC meeting info in the daily bulletin so missed it.Daily US news bulletins were available at the concierge desks- found out at the end.Concierge was wonderful for info about getting around ports on your own.Overall, we loved this cruise- great food, ports, and overall service!

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Concierge Class 2

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