Regulars know Millennium. No sense in rehashing the wear issues. The ship goes for major renovation in April (see the Celebrity web site for the Solticizing blog .... its interesting) and comes out in May with the first cruise on the upgraded vessel West Bound Panama Canal, Miami to San Diego. Even though the ship is now almost 10 years old, she is one of our favorites (Century being the other) ..... and that is not to say we don't like the others in the fleet, we do. This was our third and fourth voyage on Millennium.
I'd love to make this cruise. Mainly because there is something about this ship that even through major crew position changes, there is a culture of friendliness and service that persists. Tip of the hat to Celebrity who is likely responsible for making this kind of thing happen. In my opinion, Celebrity is delivering one of the best products in the cruising industry given its niche and value.
This was our first BTB and 18th and 19th cruise aboard a Celebrity ship since 2001. You should understand I am biased. Been there done that on RCL, NCL, MSC and Carnival. To me there is no comparison although it should be understood that every cruiser has his own tastes for itineraries, character of the ship and its crew, etc.