7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Sail Date: April 23, 2006 Ship: Celebrity Millennium Cabin Type: Balcony Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 12 years ago
The Millenium was a beautiful and well maintained ship. We were greeted with champagne upon embarkation and the amenties were just beginning! We were on our honeymoon and the staff of the Millenium made it perfect for us. We enjoyed a Honeymoon/Anniversary celebration with complementary cake and champagne with others also celebrating. Our stateroom attendant was excellent and always seemed to anticipate our needs. Our waiter was equally as attentive, offering to bring more appetizers when I commented on how wonderful they were (I took him up on it!) The in-stateroom interactive T.V. system was so wonderful and convenient. We were able to tune-in to the daily "briefing" on the day's activities by the cruise director; get up to date shopping information for the port were were at; see videos of shore excursions, etc. They were done in a up-beat news desk type of production. Quite impressive!
Food and Dining
5 out of 5
The food was wonderful with a good selection for even picky eaters. The main dining restaurant took their time so you didn't feel rushed (even though there was another dinner seating after us). We had plenty of time to enjoy dinner conversation with the others at our table. The Olympic restaurant was a specialty restaurant that required reservations and a surcharge, but it was WELL worth it. Talk about being treated famously! It's a must see (must do) for us on future sailings.
3 out of 5
We only attended one show while onboard (we were on our HONEYMOON). It was a broadway show and it was wonderful. They were very talented. Very comparable to the same type shows we've seen at the Performing Arts Theater in our own city.
3 out of 5
We didn't have any children traveling with us, but we did see a parade of "pirates" being led by a children's director out by the pool one day. It was very cute and the children seemed to be enjoying themselves.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
All the staff that we met or passed in the hallways were very friendly. Always had smiles and a greeting. If we needed anything we just asked whomever was nearest and they never said "Let me get someone to help you", they always just helped us themselves. Wonderful service!
5 out of 5
Every time we were docked, the ship crew were busy painting the ship and cleaning the windows and glass balcony rails. All the public areas were very well maintained and the decor was quite luxurious.
Cabin / Stateroom
5 out of 5
We had a balcony stateroom with a sitting area. There was plenty of room and we had a queen size bed, not two twins pushed together. We had fresh flowers during the entire cruise. We had the use of binoculars and bathrobes during the cruise. We also were given a complimentary tote bag and umbrella. The umbrella came in useful during a brief rain shower! We only had to make a phone call to get our breakfast trays removed (very quickly, I might add). We had breakfast delivered to our stateroom several mornings. There room service was very speedy. We also called the bar for room service a couple of times and they were also very prompt.
There wasn't anything near the pier to see other than the resort. It was beautiful there, but we didn't have much time to explore. There were several local men badgering us to buy cigars.
Don't Miss: For us, the
St. Thomas is one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean. Don't take the tram to view the island, take a bus up to Mountaintop (it's WAY better and the view is much more spectacular). We went Snuba Diving. It's a cross between snorkeling and scuba. You breathe through an air tank, but it floats above you on a raft instead of being on your back. A wonderful experience. The and duty free shopping and customs allowances are among the best anywhere.
Don't Miss: Don't miss the view from the mountaintop!! You can see quite a few of the other nearby islands.
Pros: I enjoyed the service most of all
Cons: I least liked having to sign each and every time we made an onboard purchase.
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