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16 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
First time on Celebrity which we, an active senior couple, would chose again. After several days in Anchorage, we boarded the train to Seward booked thru Celebrity. We had an extremely comfortable ride in glass-encased car thru fabulous ... Read More
First time on Celebrity which we, an active senior couple, would chose again. After several days in Anchorage, we boarded the train to Seward booked thru Celebrity. We had an extremely comfortable ride in glass-encased car thru fabulous scenery while enjoying reasonably priced food & wonderful commentary. Having done pre-boarding check-in, embarkation was a snap. Our immaculate cabin had plenty of storage, a convenient in-set counter under the large window, quality linen on a supportive bed, handy robes, & very helpful wall shelves for toiletries in the bathroom. Our cabin steward was very attentive tho we rarely crossed paths. We stayed on a lower deck than ever before, very near the information/service desk which was quite convenient. Our cabin/hallway were very quiet tho we were also close to the main dining room one deck above & elevators. We found the ship decor attractive, classic, & well-maintained. Definitely comfortable for mature travelers. Loved the food! We sailed without assigned dinner seating but changed to set places at a specific time after our fantastic waiter & his assistant impressed us the 3rd night. Also adored the very patient, helpful female wine steward compared to her somewhat abrupt male counterpart on the other side of the dining room who pushed buying costlier wine. Our table for 2 (close enough to others to converse if desired) didn't seem as cramped as the large circular tables. Some diners complained about too-dry fish, & my husband sent back one entree that was too spicy for him, but any unpleasing dish was graciously, quickly replaced. With the ship just out of dry dock, its crew was possibly adjusting to beginning Alaska runs & some new members. During the day we overate on the varied bounty of the Deck 10 buffet. My favorite breakfast was made-to-order eggs/omelet with a heap of lightly smoked salmon. Something new to me at sea were disposable hot cups/lids - wonderful for taking coffee with you. We often carried our buffet food outside to an umbrella table at the rear, actually a 2-level bar especially fine on days at sea. Fantastic fare-included buffet ice cream bar at night! We highly recommend taking the free tour of the ship kitchens. The very enjoyable musical theater performances were higher quality than expected. I swam short, diagonal laps in the indoor salt water pool as the outdoor one wasn't heated. Our only Celebrity-booked port excursion was at Skagway. Phenomenal! Took a ferry thru a gorgeous fijord to amazing, tiny Haines, then a bus on a scenic by-ways road to Chilkat Eagle Preserve to be rowed in river rafts amid nesting/fishing eagles. Well worth every cent! Otherwise, not only can you book cheaper excursions privately, but you aren't rushed through places. We did whale-watching on a 14-passenger boat cheaper than the Celebrity excursion using a 100-passenger vessel. In Juneau right on the dock you can board reasonable, frequently running buses to Mendenhall Glacier Natl. Park, etc., but for the fine small boat wildlife cruises at Icy Strait, book ahead online. Rather than pay for ship wi-fi, we got online free in a couple port city libraries close to the dock. Port visits are usually long enough to do more than one thing. We arranged to disembark early in marvelous Vancouver B.C. to make a bus/ferry/bus transfer from the port terminal to Victoria via BC Connector Ferries. We handled our own luggage, & Canadian customs procedure was just being greeted & handing over a filled-in form. Vancouver, like Alaska, rates a return visit, but we have no regrets about spending our post-cruise weekend in Victoria. Luckily we heeded Cruise Critic warnings to avoid visiting Butchart Gardens, 14 miles from town, on inadequate, hurried cruise excursions. While at incomparable Butchart we experienced "high tea" for lunch much cheaper than the same at the famed Empress Hotel. Stayed in the delightful Inner Harbor area in walking distance of most things, & returned to the USA from there via Black Ball Ferry to Washington. Travel, like most of life, has trade-offs. Choosing our calmer, mostly-adult late May cruise at a remarkably discounted price meant fewer hassles & shorter lines than summer season, but while we observed fascinating wildlife including whales & bears it is not the peak time for sighting wildflowers, Orcas or critters feeding en masse on the later salmon runs. We were blessed with sunny skies & mild temperatures, but at any time take clothing layers including rainwear. Any complaints? Yes. Celebrity lacks self-service laundermats! Rather than use the extremely expensive (& reportedly often damaging) ship laundry service, we followed Cruise Critic forum tips & hand washed enough items to get by. Casual dress rules. For "evening chic" nights my husband wore a blazer without dress shirt/ tie, & I did silky black pants with a couple glitzy tops & bling sandals. No jackets or dresses required. Read Less
16 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2015
Boat held around 2,500 passengers.....easy to get around....ate mostly in formal dining room....food was fabulous.....had a balcony room for the first time, boy, did we get spoiled! Now my husband wants only balcony rooms in the future! We ... Read More
Boat held around 2,500 passengers.....easy to get around....ate mostly in formal dining room....food was fabulous.....had a balcony room for the first time, boy, did we get spoiled! Now my husband wants only balcony rooms in the future! We will definitely take alaska cruise again. Enjoyed all the ports....our whale watching excursion in juneau was exceptional .....our train ride to the yukon from skagway, not so much. We thoroughly enjoyed the lumberjack show in ketchikan as well as the totem pole museum. Had a great walk through a rainforest in icy strait point....want to go back to explore the town next time. We had such a lovely cabin with a bottle of champagne waiting for us in a bucket of ice. There was fresh fruit everyday....apples, oranges and pears. Canapés were delivered late in the afternoon. A piece of chocolate candy was on our pillow every evening and sometimes we got a towel in the shape of a bunny. But, all of those lovely things don't mean a thing if someone enters your room while you are at dinner the last night and steals your i-phone. 4 men from security checked our room, my husband filled out a report 4 pages long and they told us that we'd be hearing from them in a few days. That was 2 weeks ago. If you go on this cruise, have a wonderful time, but use the safe!!!! I am a flight attendant and i have been on about 10 cruises. After all the thousands of nights that i have spent in hoteis, i have never had anything stolen. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2015
We did a 7 night cruise tour with Celebrity which started in Fairbanks, prior to boarding the ship in Anchorage for another 7 nights. We've talked to friends who have started with the cruise and finished with the land portion, and ... Read More
We did a 7 night cruise tour with Celebrity which started in Fairbanks, prior to boarding the ship in Anchorage for another 7 nights. We've talked to friends who have started with the cruise and finished with the land portion, and that's not nearly as good a way to do it. With the cruise tour, you're not nearly as pampered, so it's nice to end with more pampering and relaxation. We had also discussed Royal Caribbean and Princess and I'm so thankful we decided on Celebrity! We were on the Millennium in 2005, so all of the updates were very welcome. We had a veranda stateroom and the size was fine, although I always wish I had more room. I was surprised at the shower, which seemed bigger than I remember and bigger than the Royal Caribbean showers on Serenade of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas, for the same category stateroom. Embarkation was the smoothest I've ever experienced! I think this was partially because Anchorage isn't nearly as big a cruiseport as Miami, for example. But it was a complete breeze and we were on the ship in no time! The main buffet was good, although I don't think they stay open long enough for lunch. It was sometimes surprisingly difficult to find a late lunch, especially if you got back from an excursion midafternoon. Dinners were always delicious! If you're interested in the Classic Beverage Package, I would highly recommend you upgrade to the Premium. We were travelling with friends who just did Classic and their choices were not very good compared to the choices we had with the Premium. I would highly recommend the Whale Watching Cruise in Juneau. It was an experience of a lifetime when we witnessed the Humpback Whales bubble net fishing, no less than 10 times! It is something we will never forget and worth the entire cost of the cruise! Go to Alaska as soon as you can - it was an amazing experience! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2014
We were so looking forward to our cruise in Alaska. Celebrity Cruises was marketed and billed as more sophisticated, great service and great food. This being our sixth cruise and the first on Celebrity, others were on Royal Caribean, we ... Read More
We were so looking forward to our cruise in Alaska. Celebrity Cruises was marketed and billed as more sophisticated, great service and great food. This being our sixth cruise and the first on Celebrity, others were on Royal Caribean, we were so looking forward to the experience, boy were we disappointed! There were 41 of us in a group and this being the first celebrity cruise for most of us in the group and we were all disappointed! The service was bad to mediocre, dining service was slow, disorganized, food was good for processed food, it certainly was not a culinary delight. It was also odd, that the ship did not offer any dinner options that included local food such as crab or salmon. The bar service for the most part was slow, with the exception of two bartenders, most of the bartenders had the personality of a wet dishrag, they wouldn't smile, interact in anyway, it was obvious that there was a lot of tension among the crew, especially the bar staff. As for the ship itself, its old and tired, I personally don't like smelling the sewage everyday in the halls, different parts of the ship, but we smelled it. Our bathroom didn't work for half day and it was obvious something was leaking in the hall outside our stateroom and the lenth of the hall. We noticed right away that there wasn't good energy onboard. Something was missing.... The bright side to the cruise were the entertainers on board along with the ship entertainers. They all did a fabulous job, the shows were wonderfully entertaining. For the money we spent to be in concierge level cabin, we did not have concierge level service at all and that this cruise experience was a total waste of money and not pleasant. I won't waste my money again on CElebrity.   Read Less
Celebrity Millennium Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 4.5 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.5 0.0
Fitness Recreation 4.0 0.0
Family 3.5 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 3.5 0.0
Service 5.0 0.0
Value For Money 4.5 0.0
Rates 4.0 0.0

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