Celebrity Millennium Review

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Millennium Alaska Cruise - May 13-20, 2011

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Sail Date: May 2011
Cabin: Concierge Class 2

We stayed at the PanPacific for one night and walked over to the cruise ship with our bags. Found a porter to take our belongings to the ship and off we went.Embarkation: We got in line around 10:45 and were on the ship before noon. I heard there were some computer problems that day, so we lucked out arriving early. Headed up to the Ocean Grill for a little lunch, and then explored the ship until our cabin was ready at 1 p.m. We were in #8045 - Concierge Class - a nicely appointed cabin with a large private balcony. Plenty of storage space, ample size bathroom with nice shampoos, etc. Our cabin attendant, Glorio, did a great job keeping our ice bucket filled and making sure the carafe of water was refreshed at least twice a day. Afternoon hors d'oeuvres were a touch nice, nothing gourmet, but a decent nosh! Fresh flowers in the room made a nice impression too. Glorio seemed to appear out of nowhere to open the door and even helping us with our bags after a shopping spree in Ketchikan. Breakfast: Ordered room service every day. The smoothies were delicious as was the fresh squeezed orange juice. Room service called before coming to serve, always on time and always friendly.Lunch: Usually at Ocean Grill so we could watch the beautiful scenery, nice selection of food. I had some beef that was very tough, but everything else was good. The leg of lamb was outstanding. Sushi was good. We also went to Cova for their excellent little sandwiches. The smoked salmon was delicious. If you don't want a big lunch, Cova is the place to go. In the afternoon they served pastries and in the evening tapas.Dinner: MDR most nights, one night we were tired and just went up to Ocean Grill (the pasta station is great). All our meals were beautifully presented. I tried chicken Wellington one night and could have eaten another one! Everything was tasty and the portion size was nice.Entertainment: The productions shows were good; happy that a live band played for them (I hate the canned music on some lines). The Broadway review was my favorite. Michael's club is a comfortable place to hang out with nice piano music in the evening. Gym: Clean, good amount of treadmills and elliptical machines. Nice weight circuit and a decent amount of free weights. After hours: Dessert buffet was awesome to look at and even better to eat. It was held at Cosmos and was very crowded. If you like desserts don't miss it. But get there early for photo ops and to scout out the best place to start sampling.Martini bar: very entertaining bartender and delicious martini tastings. $15 gets you a sampler of six, plenty of booze for two people to share. Ice Strait Point - A lovely spot indeed. My husband had a blast on the zip line, and I did my own walking tour before meeting a friend who has a fishing boat there for a beer. It was a sunny day, so we sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Hubbard Glacier - super duper sunny day, went up to the heli-pad for a fantastic view. They announced the pad opening once we got into the glacier and slowed down considerably. You enter through the theatre in the front to the left of the stage. Well worth seeking it out. Ports: Juneau - the excursion of a lifetime - dog sledding on a glacier. Booked directly with ERA helicopters. Fabulous trip. Wow. Do it if you can. Ketchikan - rainy day, but not too bad. We did a self-guided walking tour of this charming town. Found a cute shop that specializes in local goods and bought our souvenirs there. Nice jams, jellies, soaps, etc.The Millennium is beautiful ship. Needs a little sprucing up here and there, but so do I! The crew was friendly, the officers mingled with the passengers and the service was superb. Our Cruise Critic gathering was held in Michael's Club on Saturday evening. It was so nice to meet everyone in person after chatting on-line for the past year.Disembarkation: went up to Cosmos for coffee around 8:30. They called our number around 9'ish, bags were easy to fine. Our post cruise stay was at Marriott Pinnacle. Lovely hotel, great location. We had arranged for an early check-in and were in our room by 10. We walked to the Marriott from the pier in about 10 minutes. Rented bikes and pedaled around Stanley Park - beautiful. In the later afternoon we walked across the Granville Street Bridge - a long walk rewarded by the marketplace. Outstanding parmesan crusted salami, a little cheese, a loaf of bread and a bottle of water made for a nice snack. I would move to Vancouver just to go this market!This was our second time on the Millennium and we would not hesitate to sail her again.

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Concierge Class 2

Cabin C2

great location, quiet, balcony large triangular shape with one solid wall - so very private. Dining height table and chairs. Three glass panels instead of two.

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