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Celebrity Millennium Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1658 reviews
8 Awards

Less than we expected

Review for Celebrity Millennium to the Eastern Caribbean
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Tinslinger
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2012
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We had checked out many cruises as we just wanted to get away and decided since the kids were all grown and it would be just 'us', we thought we would upgrade to Celebrity. I did some research on Cruise Critic so we found the Millenium exactly as rated, a bit dated, in need of some touchups, but overall a very beautiful ship and one on which we would happily cruise again. We spent a little extra on our cabin and opted for the concierge class. Wow, what a nice cabin. This was by far the nicest cabin we have had in 7 cruises. As always, our steward, Edwin, was outstanding and made sure we had everything we needed. The canopes came each afternoon, ice twice each day, fresh fruit each day, fresh flowers. We felt very spoiled from the standpoint of our cabin. Celebrity itself, not so much. Since we were going on a 'just us' cruise, we decided to do something we have never done on a cruise and attend the formal night dinner. It was very nice, except that the food was just okay. And that is what we found every night, just okay food. Sure, the food presentation was excellent, but again, the taste and choices were just okay. We expected more from Celebrity.

The dress code was a little annoying only because it was not enforced. Celebrity let us know on the first day about the dress code, (before we even cruised because I did a little reading about it.) We put on our 'smart casual' garb for dinner one night only to follow a man in shorts into the dining room. Quietly, I mentioned to the Maitre'd (sp) that, "Even though you have a dress code, you don't enforce it, do you?" He asked what I meant and I pointed to the man in shorts. The Maitre'd seemed upset, and since the man had just sat down I assumed he would be asked to dress in something a little more appropriate. NOPE! He sat there and ate his meal looking like he could head straight to the gym after.

At the theatre, they also wanted people following the dress code as notices were posted on the walls outside the theatres. Again, nobody seemed to care about the dress code, and Celebrity certainly didn't enforce it. Now I'm not saying I agree or disagree with the dress code, but if you're going to make such a fuss about having one, enforce it or get rid of it!

Cabin Review

We absolutely loved our cabin. If anything, the balcony was a little small. The cabin was very roomy and it is by far the largest cabin we have ever had on a cruise ship. The cabin stewards were also terrific! We had ice supplied twice each day, afternoon snack (canopes), fresh fruit daily, fresh flowers. We commented more than once how we didn't know if we could ever go back to a smaller cabin! Even though our ship was dated, everything in our cabin worked except the binoculars which we didn't really need anyway. So our cabin gets a rating of 5 out of 5.

Port Reviews

Falmouth

Falmouth is the newest port in Jamaica. Since we have only been to Jamaica this one time, we can't say much about it. We do know that there is NOT much to do in the port area. Some of the excursions sounded fun, and we did hear of some very positive feedback on a couple of them, but since we didn't take them ourselves we won't pass on the gossip. Jamaica may have a lot to offer, but we don't think there is much to offer in Falmouth.

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

Although we took a little sightseeing tour, we didn't think it was one of the listed excursions to rate. The sightseeing tour was okay and we think priced about right. We didn't spend a lot of time in Grand Cayman because we just didn't find anything we wanted to do there. We liked Grand Cayman, but were a little disappointed that it didn't quite measure up to our expectations. We would probably go back some day, but it certainly was not our favorite port or excursion.

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