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This is our first cruise on Celebrity Millenium having sailed previously mainly on Royal Carribean International (RCI) My husband and I have not been to Bali, Phuket and Penang for many years and this was a cruise to reacquaint ourselves with these interesting destinations. Our embarkation was rather quick since we were Platinum members from RCI and within 30 minutes we were on the ship. We had lunch at the Metropolitan Main Dining Room while waiting for our cabin to be ready. We were booked on Concierge class and had a lovely balcony cabin on Deck 8. Our cabin attendant, Jolexson from India did an excellent job of keeping our cabin clean for the next 12 days. We enjoyed the complimentary sparkling wine in our cabin. We were also provided with afternoon hors d'oeuvres as part of our cabin package. Overall we enjoyed the cruise as everything went smoothly. The food in general was excellent except for a few misses. We enjoyed the New York Sirloin Steak in the Main Dining Room in particular as it was well seasoned and done just right. We also liked the complimentary ice-cream in the Ocean View Cafe. Our favourite flavours were strawberry, rum and raisin and we always looked forward to our evening ice-cream served by a friendly smiling Balinese waitress, Dewa. Even though we had Select Dining, we chose to dine every night at Table 164 as we enjoyed the fantastic service from Raynold, our waiter and Raphael, his assistant, both from the Philippines. We also enjoyed chatting with Marcus, the Assistant Maitre'D from Dominican Republic. For our breakfasts and lunches, we generally dined at the Ocean View Cafe where they had a wide variety of Asian and Western food. Some days there were Italian, Greek cuisine coupled with Vietnamese, Malaysian, Indonesian food. So there were lots of variety of food to choose from. We met a few of the senior officers - Steve, Cruise Director from Canada, Captain George from Greece, Bosco the Hotel Director and Ante, the F&B Director. We also had the opportunity to do a galley tour of the kitchen, a backstage tour of the theatre and best of all, a bridge tour to see how the ship is navigated. We had a wine appreciation course conducted by the Head Sommelier where we sampled 4 types of wine. The entertainment of the ship was good overall with enthusiatic performances by the Celebrity Millennium dancers, singers and orchestra. I also particularly enjoyed a sizzling performance by Monique Dehaney, a Jamaican singer who could surprisingly sing a Chinese song. In the mornings, I went to do a free stretch class in the gym on Deck 10 conducted on alternate days by Jay from Kenya and Reno from Serbia. The gym and spa were managed by Canyon Ranch Spa. Unfortunately the Zumba classes which were normally free on other cruises were chargeable. The gym was rather crowded especially in the mornings and the stretch classes were very busy. I tried the Sole energiser classes using a spikey plastic ball on my feet. This is not so easy and takes getting used to. These balls were also on sale for US$69. As for the ports of call, in Bali, I hired Wismu, a Balinese driver who drove us to Sukarwati, Denpasar and Kuta Beach. In Phuket, we tried the Tuk-Tuk and checked out Jung-Ceylon, a huge mall about 15 minutes away. I enjoyed an excellent Pad Thai with fresh coconut drink in the food court found in the basement. Our time in Penang was rather short as the Malaysian port officers only allowed one gangway to be opened. This caused massive long queues just to get off the ship. We waited at least 50 minutes for our turn to get off the ship. It was almost lunch time so we took the free city bus to Komtar, a huge mall about 20 minutes away. It was also linked to Pelangi Mall and 1st Avenue by a bridge. We did not get off Port Klang as we had been to Kuala Lumpur many times before. Overall we enjoyed ourselves and look forward to future cruises with Celebrity.

Enjoyable cruise on Celebrity Millenium from Singapore to Bali, Phuket, Penang

Celebrity Millennium Cruise Review by koolgal100

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2016
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Class 2
This is our first cruise on Celebrity Millenium having sailed previously mainly on Royal Carribean International (RCI)

My husband and I have not been to Bali, Phuket and Penang for many years and this was a cruise to reacquaint ourselves with these interesting destinations.

Our embarkation was rather quick since we were Platinum members from RCI and within 30 minutes we were on the ship. We had lunch at the Metropolitan Main Dining Room while waiting for our cabin to be ready.

We were booked on Concierge class and had a lovely balcony cabin on Deck 8. Our cabin attendant, Jolexson from India did an excellent job of keeping our cabin clean for the next 12 days. We enjoyed the complimentary sparkling wine in our cabin. We were also provided with afternoon hors d'oeuvres as part of our cabin package.

Overall we enjoyed the cruise as everything went smoothly. The food in general was excellent except for a few misses. We enjoyed the New York Sirloin Steak in the Main Dining Room in particular as it was well seasoned and done just right. We also liked the complimentary ice-cream in the Ocean View Cafe. Our favourite flavours were strawberry, rum and raisin and we always looked forward to our evening ice-cream served by a friendly smiling Balinese waitress, Dewa. Even though we had Select Dining, we chose to dine every night at Table 164 as we enjoyed the fantastic service from Raynold, our waiter and Raphael, his assistant, both from the Philippines. We also enjoyed chatting with Marcus, the Assistant Maitre'D from Dominican Republic.

For our breakfasts and lunches, we generally dined at the Ocean View Cafe where they had a wide variety of Asian and Western food. Some days there were Italian, Greek cuisine coupled with Vietnamese, Malaysian, Indonesian food. So there were lots of variety of food to choose from.

We met a few of the senior officers - Steve, Cruise Director from Canada, Captain George from Greece, Bosco the Hotel Director and Ante, the F&B Director. We also had the opportunity to do a galley tour of the kitchen, a backstage tour of the theatre and best of all, a bridge tour to see how the ship is navigated. We had a wine appreciation course conducted by the Head Sommelier where we sampled 4 types of wine.

The entertainment of the ship was good overall with enthusiatic performances by the Celebrity Millennium dancers, singers and orchestra. I also particularly enjoyed a sizzling performance by Monique Dehaney, a Jamaican singer who could surprisingly sing a Chinese song.

In the mornings, I went to do a free stretch class in the gym on Deck 10 conducted on alternate days by Jay from Kenya and Reno from Serbia. The gym and spa were managed by Canyon Ranch Spa. Unfortunately the Zumba classes which were normally free on other cruises were chargeable. The gym was rather crowded especially in the mornings and the stretch classes were very busy. I tried the Sole energiser classes using a spikey plastic ball on my feet. This is not so easy and takes getting used to. These balls were also on sale for US$69.

As for the ports of call, in Bali, I hired Wismu, a Balinese driver who drove us to Sukarwati, Denpasar and Kuta Beach. In Phuket, we tried the Tuk-Tuk and checked out Jung-Ceylon, a huge mall about 15 minutes away. I enjoyed an excellent Pad Thai with fresh coconut drink in the food court found in the basement. Our time in Penang was rather short as the Malaysian port officers only allowed one gangway to be opened. This caused massive long queues just to get off the ship. We waited at least 50 minutes for our turn to get off the ship. It was almost lunch time so we took the free city bus to Komtar, a huge mall about 20 minutes away. It was also linked to Pelangi Mall and 1st Avenue by a bridge. We did not get off Port Klang as we had been to Kuala Lumpur many times before.

Overall we enjoyed ourselves and look forward to future cruises with Celebrity.
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