Andrea M. Rotondo
Cruise Critic Contributor
4.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating: Cabins

The ship has 1,079 staterooms across 10 categories. No matter what you're looking for -- value-oriented inside staterooms, snazzy suites, a balcony, wheelchair-accessible, connecting cabins or those accommodating a third or fourth passenger -- you'll find it aboard Celebrity Millennium.

Stateroom decor on Millennium consists of light woods and cool pastels, with added luxuries like little throw pillows on the sofas. Storage space is more than adequate for two people for a longer cruise, with several closets for hanging clothing, small shelves next to the desk/vanity for books and other items, and two large cupboards under the vanity. The nightstands, which also have lamps attached to the tops, have two drawers each.

The bathroom is large and well lit, with plenty of storage space for cosmetics and toiletries. Standard accommodations, Concierge Class and AquaClass cabins have roomy showers, while suites also have whirlpool baths. There are wall-mounted hair dryers in the standard cabins. Upper-category accommodations get hand-held dryers, but there are no outlets for them in the bathrooms; you have to use them in the desk/vanity areas, which is kind of a pain if you aren't using that area for grooming.

Remember that this is an older ship and design aesthetics have come a long way in the past two decades. Cabins don't have nearly enough outlets, though you'll find two American 110-volt and two European 220-volt outlets at the desk. (Bring a converter to use the 220-volt sockets.) There are no USB charging stations at the bed, and no gooseneck reading lamps over the bed either. Bathrooms feature a shower with a step you'll have to maneuver over a clingy shower curtain. Ladies: There is no handy footrest to help when shaving your legs.

All cabins have at least one flat-screen, interactive TV that offers several Celebrity Cruises channels; stations like MSNBC, Sky News, CNBC, Sky Sports, the Travel Channel, BBC News, Fox News and others; movies on demand (about $15 per viewing); and shore excursion, port and general guest information. You can place room service orders through the TV's interactive system.

Most cabins feature blond wood walls and furniture (though there is some cherry furniture in suites). Bed linens are white with rust-colored bed runners. Sofas and chairs are white leather. Expect to find artwork in your cabin -- usually over the sofa and in the bathroom. Suites have additional pieces of art throughout.

Interior: There are 207 inside staterooms that clock in at 170 square feet. They aren't huge but are more than adequate for cost-conscious cruisers, and the decor is elegant and peaceful, as it is in all other cabin categories.

Oceanview: Oceanview cabins are the same size as inside accommodations but have the addition of a panoramic window.

Balcony: Entry-level balcony cabins can be found in the Deluxe Ocean View category. The cabins are still on the snug side at 170 square feet, but instead of a window there are sliding-glass doors that open to a small, 38-square-foot veranda where you'll find two chairs and a drinks table.

At 271 square feet, Family Ocean View cabins accommodate four to five people, and have separate living and sleeping spaces plus an expansive, 242-square-foot balcony with dining table set as well as lounge chairs. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed and there are pullout couches in the living area. There is only one bathroom.

Concierge Class: Like most cruise lines, Celebrity offers several cabin categories that pair accommodations with additional perks. Concierge Class staterooms aboard Celebrity Millennium are 194 square feet plus a 54-square-foot-balcony. (Note that aft cabins in this category have much deeper balconies that can accommodate both a dining table and chairs for four, plus two loungers and a drinks table.) Storage space is aplenty in Concierge Class cabins, including three closets opposite the bathroom with room for a safe, cubby for small items and six drawers, plus space to hang clothes. There is a tie rack on the back of the door. There are only 20 fixed hangers on the bar so you'll probably have to ask your stateroom attendant for more. Two bedside tables feature two drawers each. Across from the bed is a three-panel, floor-to-ceiling mirror with a set of shelves next to it as well as two hooks. The nearby desk has storage shelves on both sides, with the sofa and coffee table directly across from it.

Passengers in this category have special access to the concierge, who can assist with making dining, spa and shore excursion reservations and also plans several "group" activities throughout the cruise, such as a tournament in the casino and a complimentary galley tour. Our concierge also left helpful group voicemails each evening with tips and advice about the next day's port call or at-sea activities.
Other perks include a welcome lunch on embarkation day in the main dining room (passengers in lower cabin categories are relegated to the buffet); main and specialty restaurant seating time preferences; sparkling wine and fruit basket delivered to your cabin on embarkation; daily "Delectable Delights" served each afternoon (although they aren't really anything to write home about); plus 100-percent-cotton bathrobes and towels (no slippers), use of a golf umbrella and binoculars, a Celebrity-branded tote bag and embossed key holder, pillow menu, hand-held hair dryer (it's in a bag located in the closet), free shoeshine and enhanced room-service breakfast menu. Literature noted that the bathroom features a Hansgrohe massaging showerhead, but the one in our cabin was branded Oras. Gilchrist & Soames shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and bar soap were readily available on a tray in the bathroom.

AquaClass: The layout of AquaClass cabins are the same as Concierge Class (194 square feet with a 54-square-foot veranda) but they come with different perks. Amenities include complimentary dining in the exclusive dining room Blu (including an exclusive full breakfast); unlimited access to the Persian Garden; Frette robe and slippers; expanded personal care products (Spa Pure brand) and a spa kit (including foot spray, lip balm and a relaxation mist); free bottled water and a carafe of flavor-infused ice tea; plus an upgraded room-service menu.

Suites: Millennium features four types of suites. Twenty-six Sky Suites give slightly more room than the Concierge Class cabins, each coming in at 251 square feet with a 57-square-foot balcony. They're essentially just bigger cabins with no separation between living and sleeping areas. Eight Celebrity Suites -- each at 467 square feet with 85-square-foot balconies -- are true suites with separate sleeping, living and dining areas. The eight Royal Suites are a bit apartment-like at 538 square feet with 195-square-foot balconies. Not only are there separate sleeping, living and dining spaces but also spacious balconies that each feature a whirlpool and cushy lounge furniture.

If you want to truly live it up, book one of two Penthouse Suites, each a whopping 1,432 square feet with a 1,098-square-foot balcony. There you'll find a baby grand piano, butler's pantry, motorized drapes, entertainment centers, complimentary scotch and vodka, a master bath with a whirlpool tub, a second bathroom and another whirlpool, a bar and a dining table on the balcony.

Stay in any of these suites and you'll receive butler service; priority check-in, debarkation, tender service, and restaurant and theater seating; afternoon canapes and tea service, and daily in-cabin specialty coffee; access to the suites-only Luminae restaurant and Michael's Club lounge; and a welcome bottle of sparkling wine.

Wheelchair Accessible: For those needing special ADA-compliant accommodations, there are five Inside, four Ocean View, eight Deluxe Ocean View, three Concierge Class and six Sky Suites that are wheelchair-accessible. These cabins feature wider doors, grab bars, roll-in showers and other amenities for passengers with mobility issues or other disabilities.

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