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1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
We were very happy with this cruise and pleased that we were able to do it on Celebrity because most of their itineraries are pretty boring (that is the only thing they should learn from MSC!). We were lucky that we were on one of the ... Read More
We were very happy with this cruise and pleased that we were able to do it on Celebrity because most of their itineraries are pretty boring (that is the only thing they should learn from MSC!). We were lucky that we were on one of the first cruises after the dry dock "Celebrity Revolution" makeover. The ship - like all M class ships - was in bad need of a renovation and we were overall quite pleased with the results. One exception: the Retreat Lounge had horrible seating and no atmosphere at all. They really have to change the seatbacks of the sofas and the far to uncozy lighting, bring the frosted glass enclosure towards the "Art" Gallery back and kick those ridiculous toddler stools out, not even Kelly Hoppen MBE will be able to get her behind in. Staff was the best we ever had: everyone was greeting and cheerful. Food was good as always. Service at Luminae very personal and top notch. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
We chose this cruise because of it's ports of call.We arrived at 4pm on the Saturday . The ship was not sailing until the following evening. There was hardly anyone boarding at that time so we took our 2 large suitcases and 2 cabin ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of it's ports of call.We arrived at 4pm on the Saturday . The ship was not sailing until the following evening. There was hardly anyone boarding at that time so we took our 2 large suitcases and 2 cabin bags with us, so had all our luggage in the room by 4.30. Very smooth Embarkation. We were in Concierge Class Room 7184 with balcony. The room was almost the same size as most ships of the same 2000 passenger size we have cruised on. There were though some minor issues. The wardrobe was not long enough to take my wife's long dresses without the bottom being on the floor. A Strange glass cabinet next door to the wardrobe with 4 shelves was useless. One major issue was the aircon which was to the side of the bed and was blowing on us all the time and could not be switched off. Here is a tip , we had some seloptape and put paper over it and then no problem. Our cabin was kept spotless by our steward and he could not do enough for us. The ship had a full refurbishment just 2 weeks before the cruise and the lounges and bars were fresh with good new furniture. Overall the decor was excellent and clean. I am Gluten Free so was a little apprehensive about eating. I had nothing to fear. All breakfasts and lunches in the self service cafes were marked , so it was easy for GF, Lactose Free, Vegetarian etc to find suitable dishes. GF Pizzas and Pasta were available There was even a Gluten free Bread Station. GF Cake and Ice cream Station. There was plenty of choice and food was good. We ate on open sitting each night which suited us with our 2 friends. We always booked for 8.30 and had no problem getting in immediately. The food was first rate and the service was so friendly and efficient. Our Waiters and Sommelier could not help us enough. We used various bars. We had a Premium drinks package so had good French Champagne and good wine as well .The ice bar was always very busy and one waiter showed off various cocktail skills. The Cosmos bar for late drinkers was on most nights very busy with good entertainment. Although they did have this strange couple of nights with people dancing with headphones on. We opted out on these. We are not great on entertainment so only went 3 times to the theater but what we saw was good. Not much on the ship for the very active but we just like to relax. Internet was a ridiculous price so we just picked up WiFi at ports we called at. We rarely book the ships excursions, although we had did go on one to Ho Che Min which was good, especially the lacquer centre. 3 hours to roam round on our own was probably an hour too long.. Crossing the roads was interesting. We had a 2 day stop at Laem Chabang ( Bangkok) . This was a 2 a two hour trip , so as there were four of us we booked a Luxury premium Van with Blacklane Services. Luxury it was .We stayed at the Anantara Riverside in Bangkok which as the name suggests was on the river with it's own boat to take you across.This hotel was 5star and as good as we have stayed any where in the world. Bangkok is fascinating and certainly worth a visit. We had a tuk tuk for an hour. 60p. The Blacklane drivers were excellent .and drove sedately. Our trip cost us half of that of the cruise ship. Singapore , Saigon, Ho Chi Min and Halong bay are all worth visiting. Embarkation was as usual a little slow. There was another cruise ship embarking at the same time. Luckily the Taxi rank had so many taxis waiting it was only 30 mins from getting off the ship collecting our luggage and going through passport control to be off. To sum this up, the Food and Staff were excellent. Ports of call very interesting. We have cruised with Cunard and Royal Caribbean on similar sized ships and this was comparable. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
We did a two week South East Asia cruise from Singapore to Hong Kong and were lucky enough to be on the second outing of the refurbished ship. We thought the new fit out was really nice in a understated way not to glitzy. All the ... Read More
We did a two week South East Asia cruise from Singapore to Hong Kong and were lucky enough to be on the second outing of the refurbished ship. We thought the new fit out was really nice in a understated way not to glitzy. All the staff are excellent and can't do enough to please. Ate in the main dining room and buffet which was generally spot on. Only real gripe is that some of the add on costs are very expensive like internet, excursions and drinks. If you drink i'd definitely look at pre-booking a drinks package as it'll work out cheaper than getting on board. Very interesting part of the world to visit and great to have the comfort of the ship to come back to after the hectic ports of call. Be aware other than Singapore, Halong and Hong Kong the other ports involve a considerable amount of travel to reach any places of interest. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
We have just returned from a 2 week cruise around Asia. What a beautiful ship and refurbished to a high standard. The selection of food was fantastic , breakfast times are a bit hectic with people hogging seats and not moving on once ... Read More
We have just returned from a 2 week cruise around Asia. What a beautiful ship and refurbished to a high standard. The selection of food was fantastic , breakfast times are a bit hectic with people hogging seats and not moving on once they'd finished. What can I say about the staff, a total credit to the company . Everyone was warm friendly and always there to help you in any way . We had the most beautiful sole serve us every night in the Cafe al Baco bar , Hannah . What a gorgeous person who made us feel so welcome from the first day , thank you Hannah . We would also like to thank Annabelle who kept our cabin lovely at all times and was very king on the days I didn't feel well, thank you Annabelle . Our only grip would be the entertainment , if you liked an act you had to follow them around the ship to watch them , not much choose for the younger cruisers Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Just came off the newly renovated Millenium. A great ship and a great itinerary in Asia. The common areas are beautiful - soothing decor colors and shiny new everything. Qsine and Sushi on 5 wonderful as always. The new areas for ... Read More
Just came off the newly renovated Millenium. A great ship and a great itinerary in Asia. The common areas are beautiful - soothing decor colors and shiny new everything. Qsine and Sushi on 5 wonderful as always. The new areas for suites are beautiful such as the Retreat and Sun Deck. You feel special being in a suite. The service was wonderful - the Captain is so funny and we looked forward to his daily updates. The Officers and crew were very visible and friendly. Some couches are better for decoration than comfort. Signage is not good - no deck plans visible to look up where things are. The listings by the elevators are very confusing and don't tell you where things are but in which direction (aft and forward) you should go to get where you want to go. The redone suites have nice color schemes and more drawer space. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
We chose this cruise because we wanted to go to the Far East, the ports of call were fabulous, the ship and staff were so helpful, they are genuine, and cannot do enough for you, it’s great being on a ship with lots of different ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we wanted to go to the Far East, the ports of call were fabulous, the ship and staff were so helpful, they are genuine, and cannot do enough for you, it’s great being on a ship with lots of different nationalities, as it’s great to talk to people from so many countries, also the ship caters for many different food choices, the food is absolutely great in the buffet, lots to choose from. The shops onboard could be better, not much selection, the shows could have done with more variety, a couple of acts were not great, room for improvement, but overall we would go on millennium again. All our transfers were very good. I must say, the captain was hilarious, he was just so funny when he gave his announments over the tannoy, we did have about 5 shore excursions, which I must say were very informative, and not as expensive as some ships. Great holiday Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
The main reason we chose this ship was the itinerary. we were pleasantly surprised to find the ship had been refurbished and we were the first passengers to benefit .We had an outside cabin 2082,which was lovely. It was refurbished to a ... Read More
The main reason we chose this ship was the itinerary. we were pleasantly surprised to find the ship had been refurbished and we were the first passengers to benefit .We had an outside cabin 2082,which was lovely. It was refurbished to a very high standard with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space and kingside bed. The bathroom was beautiful too with a power shower .We were midship deck 2 and it was quiet. The ship is not too big and therefore friendly, it had a homely feel about it, beautiful but not too glitzy. I was slightly disappointed with the evening entertainment,no West End shows that I have seen on other cruise ships. The exception were Sonz Of Soul who were brilliant They even took time out after the show to have pictures took with the passengers. The food in the dining room was lovely but a bit repetitive, with the same choices every night Some nights the service was slow too. We chose to eat in the self service restaurant a couple of evenings where the food lovely with lots of choice. The dress code was chic,which meant smart,without being too formal,although you could dress up as much as you wanted without feeling out of place. If you chose not to dress up you could eat in the self service dining room instead. We did 3 excursions,all good,especially the one in Nha Trang,where we visited Buddhist Temples. The captain was very funny and joined in when he could. he cruise Director was very good too He did a talk about his life, he came across as a very kind and compassionate man. I really enjoyed this cruise and would love to do it again inthe near future. Read Less
17 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
This was our first cruise with Celebrity and were just lucky it had a total makeover in dry dock January 2019 just prior to our sailing. We had Aqua Class and expected Priority Check-in, mistakingly believing this meant Priority ... Read More
This was our first cruise with Celebrity and were just lucky it had a total makeover in dry dock January 2019 just prior to our sailing. We had Aqua Class and expected Priority Check-in, mistakingly believing this meant Priority boarding. We had quite a wait to embark and felt it was the one thing that Aqua Class was missing to make the experience extra special. So this is the significant difference between Aqua and Conciege ... Concierge get Priority Boarding and special welcoming lunch, along with champagne in the cabin. Aqua do not, however, I will explain later why Aqua Class is worth it; in my view Aqua makes up for it in other ways. If these two benefits were added on to Aqua, it would be an amazing package. The ship is beautiful. We had Aqua Class Balcony Stateroom 9095 which was lovely and quiet, midships. The aircon wasnt great, in fact pretty poor but the engineers were working on it. Balcony was great although a new overhang had been erected above us for new cabins on deck 10 which meant we had no breeze or sunshine, although my husband thought this was a bonus to get out of the burning sun in the South China Sea! Aqua Class main benefit is unquestionably the outstanding Blu Restaurant, which made our holiday. The standard of food and service here, exclusively for Aqua Class guests was superb. Only open for breakfast and dinner (no need to book, just eat when it suits you) but truly worthwhile. Other benefits were subtle such as Persian Garden access in the spa (which I only used once) and extra special toiletries/bath robes (which were slow to arrive) were OK but Blu was the showstopper. You dont get chapagne in your room, or early priority boarding, these appear to be the only benefits of Concierge Class that we could see. Entertainment throughout the many bars and theatre enabled us to enjoy a variety of genres and spaces throughout our cruise and was well catered for. Service on board Celebrity was fabulous. The staff incredibly attentive and importantly, they were cheerful despite the numerous teething problems guests were bombarding them with. Some of the issues others experienced were caused by the re-fit and were unfortunate but our experience was excellent. I was very disappointed to see the queues of a certain generation of guest waiting to cancel their tips. The only reason ... to save a few quid! These people have no respect for the host of crew working hard behind the scenes to make their holiday the best it can be. Yes, it is hard for UK travellers to stomach the tips cost, but the crew are reliant on the tips and the cruiseline is not British. Please budget this into your holiday and take it on the chin. I acknowledge some guests like to thank particular people who have looked after them well but this should be in addition to the tips package, not instead as those front of house could not possibly do their jobs if it werent for the masses behind the scenes. Cruise organised trips were on the whole good, efficient and hassle free without the worry of not getting back on time, so I would highly recommend. I did have an issue with the ChuChi tunnels trip, the guide knew nothing and could hardly speak English, although other guides on the same trip were excellent. In hind sight I should have complained but I had better ways to spend my time than standing in a queue to moan! I also hated Nah Trang (Vinpearl Island) and wished I had stayed on the ship. Some people were grumpy about the slow tender disembarkation but weather conditions frustrated the efforts of the captain to anchor closer to shore, meaning it was slower than usual. If only Celebrity could control the weather! Didnt stop some people being horribly intolerant though! North Vietnam port of Hoi An was the highlight of our three ports in Vietnam and I highly recommend the cycle tour here, which is on the level through beautifulpaddy fields and vegetable patches and a fab lunch included, with plenty of time to explore Hoi An. The town is touristy, but still lovely. We highly recommend a tour of the ship (quite expensive given they do it in-house) but you do see aspects of the ship that are enlightening and worthwhile, including the incredible automated laundry, huge kitchens, engine viewing hub and of course, the Bridge. Overall we felt Celebrity were streets ahead of P&O and Royal Caribbean for customer service. The staff are so keen to please. I will not mention anything did not impact me or interfered with my enjoyment of my holiday ... Our experience was so good that we booked a future cruise. The only thing that did impact was the unreasonable moaning of other guests! I wished Celebrity would just include tips as part of the cruise price, to manage the expectations of the British culture. I think it would be easier for guests to accept. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
This was along awaited trip to the far east and inparticular first time visits to Hong Kong and Singapore, where my parents lived for 20 years The ship moored ocernight in both Hong Kong and Singapore which along with a few days in ... Read More
This was along awaited trip to the far east and inparticular first time visits to Hong Kong and Singapore, where my parents lived for 20 years The ship moored ocernight in both Hong Kong and Singapore which along with a few days in hotels gave us time to explore Singapore is the most beatiful city and so accessible by road, river and train Whilst the Millenium is clearly in need of a refit, the crew make up for this with service in every are being top class My wife has food allergies and the restaurant staff were brilliant at getting this right each night, this coupled with a very attentive wine waiter and some great company each night made for memorable dining We haven't been on many cruises (5) but the entertainment on this ship was the best! A superb ships company gave stunning shows in the main theater and the cosmos lounge. The guest artist were all top qaulity and very varied West end eat your heart out, where else can you be served a gin and tonic in your seat. Our captain (nicolaos was the ,most visible w ehave seen attending losts of the vents and being available for chats / feedback and I'm sure that helped with the overall culture onboard The only negative is the need to charge so much for wifi on board, nearly $30 a day for access is ridiculous, todays traveller expects to be connected 24/7 - even on holiday Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
A well organised experience supported by excellent staff made it a great cruise to very different and interesting places. The small tours and experience of travelling around on our own was great fun. We also joined four Cruise Critic ... Read More
A well organised experience supported by excellent staff made it a great cruise to very different and interesting places. The small tours and experience of travelling around on our own was great fun. We also joined four Cruise Critic excursions, which proved as usual to be well organised with great people and good value for money. Embarkation and disembarkation were the easiest that we have ever experienced. Although having to queue in the open for over an hour and a half at one of Japan’s final ports, was not great. We did not use any of the specialty restaurants as we didn’t feel the need, although would suggest that Celebrity should aim to be more adventurous in the main restaurants. More emphasis on local cuisine of the ports visited would be good. Visiting acts for the onboard entertainment were of high quality, there was definitely something to meet all tastes. Although the Millennium is looking a little worn around the edges (refit scheduled for January 2019), it must be said that it was spotlessly clean at all times. All staff presented as being efficient, well trained, helpful and friendly. Read Less
Celebrity Millennium Ratings
Category Editor Member
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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