You may call it what you want - Millenium is my ship !: Celebrity Millennium Cruise Review by Bodo H

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You may call it what you want - Millenium is my ship !

Sail Date: April 2011
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan
As an organizer of Cruise-trips for middle-size groups, we were very happy to on That ship that often !
Stayed in different Hotels in San Juan, which are most the same: Clean and good for that one night.. no more comments ! They know: tomorrow someone else is waiting for a ship, and needs a sleep over.
Embarkation can be a "very sunny action", while waiting outside. (The most royal Carib. ports have a better - longer Roof, so you are in the shadow,while waiting.
After youre through with that, a glass of champagne (or two..) is waiting at the ship. If you are not that early - youre cabin is ready to use. Very early birds on embarkation sometimes have to wait for the cabin.. ! Tip : Check you're dinner seating time and location, as soon as you get to know them. Now is the time to make changes if necessary.
The millenium is a ship, where the overlook is done pretty fast.
The cabins are really OK! If you like it bigger : take the aft ones, on the very tail. It's 2 More rooms with one big balcony. You see them from Deck 10.
Deck 10 has been the magic formula for our guests! It means : a little music when leaving the port - a nice Bar, and that wonderful air breeze feeling. The staff is always there.. even when you dont need them..but everyone has been very friendly! After a time we became real friends,and were happy to meet them at next cruise again. The food in the self-serving restaurant has a wide variety (but more is on Royal Caribbean) The Main Restaurant again has a better service and Food , as RC does ! Depends on what is really important to you.
The shows on board are excellent, but a little old fashion. Entertainment for younger people is not that much. Sometimes some games at the pool ( if you like it..) but always with a little too loud music ! (I'm not always in a party mood while laying in the sun, you know..)There are other decks, that are quiet! If you like it really quiet: go to Deck 4, where the lifeboats are! Be in the shadow of them or in the sun, just as you like it ! But if there's a real Pool Party : Don't miss it ! And don't miss the formal nights. If you like to wear youre Dinner Jacket - do it ( it might not fit anymore one week later..) But a Jacket and a tie will do also! The shoretrips offered by the ship are expensive ! In some ports you can do youre own trips pretty well, by taking a taxi for a half day or join one of the local companies at the pier. You'll see, whats trust able or not, the way they offer their tours.
After 5 trips the ship is on a different itinerary now. But we are glad to offer a "around the world tour" with the Millenium in October 2012, when this ship goes down to Asia for next years. Would we, as a sales group, go on a 67 days world tour with the Millenium, with paying guests, when not sure about the quality ? No ! Never ever ! But we do ! And I think, that should show up,how we like the Millenium and its staff ! Less

Published 11/29/11

Cabin review: 2A Deluxe Ocean View with Balcony 2A

Problems with Sea sick ? Order an outside cabin , down on deck 2 ore 3, mid ship Smoker ? Only on the ledt side of the Pool, and the Pool Bars, and on left side on Deck 10 bar ! Not (allowed) on Cabin Balconys ! And if you refuse that rule.. close youre balcony door probably ! Otherwise, the AC will suck it in the cabin.. the gangway in front of youre youre Stewart ! That means :Trouble ! So close that damned door ;-) Better : check out for the last Balcony Cabin on any neighbors to the wind pulling side. The same the other way around, if you dont like to smell some smoke: check out the front cabins.

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Port and Shore Excursions

For the reason that shore excursions, sold by the Cruise line are very expensive, we organize them on our own. Then everything is on youre risk ! If the group of the ship is too late.. ship will wait. If youre privat group is too late : SHIP WILL LEAVE ! No further description of the ports ! You should see them all ! For all ports : if you go out privat, by taxi or walking : every Cab-Driver knows when you have to be back on board ! Use local busses, or collecting busses, but ask , were is the right place to wait ! You might miss them, waiting on wrong place ! The Bus tickets are affordable everywhere ! If you got lost - ask people on the street ! They know, you need to catch the ship, and they know, were it is. People on the Island are really helpful. Most of the cab drivers you can trust.
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