Celebrity Millennium Cruise Review by Golden Girl #1
- Sail Date: April 2018
- Destination: Transpacific
We were Back-to-Backers and although both cruises were full, it seemed as if 3 times as many people were on this one. Everything was crowded and finding a seat in Oceanview Cafe was difficult if not impossible. Service in the dining room at lunch was VERY slow. Entertainment was poor and when you're at sea so many days, good entertainment is something you look forward to, but not so much this time. Of course there were several repeats being a back to back cruise for us and most were not ones I cared to see twice.
A little new talent came on board in Russia and was pretty good but not the quality we had experienced on Celebrity in the past. The lounge groups were not changed out and were so so at best, in my opinion. It seems sad when Karaoke has better talent than the stage. However, the Production Crew of young people were the best I've ever seen on any ship. Kudos to them. I understand it may be hard to obtain entertainers due to the long flight over and many days at sea with having only one or two shows, but
The Captain was wonderful, seen everywhere, kept us well informed, attended every performance, and so forth. The Cruise Director also did everything he could to make it fun.
Those special events for Captains Club were hit and miss. The brunch was lovely. The party with Senior Officers was so crowded there were no seats and service was not good. With so many members perhaps 2 parties could be held splitting up the group. When I mentioned this to the young woman at the CC desk she acted offended. And although I appreciated the box of chocolates it was given to us as we were packing to depart so there was no time to enjoy it and who wants to add baggage at the last minute?
Ports of in Japan of Aomoir, Hakodate,Sapporo, and our final port in Canada - Vancouver were all wonderful. I enjoyed Petropavlovsk, Russia as well but the tendering was a mess. Very rough and the line to get on the tender to return to the ship was well over an hour standing in line. Some who came later just got off and right into line to return to the ship. There was even damage to one of the tenders it was so rough.
This was my first and last Trans-Pacific cruise.
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