Long awaited Alaska Cruise
Celebrity Millennium Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Sail Date: June 22, 2012
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Review SummaryQsine is a nice addition to the refurbished Millennium. Metropolitan Dining should include more vegetarian and international choices on the menu. Ofshore excursions were exciting and onboard entertainment was well done. Hubbard Glacier and helicopter ride to Mendenhall Glacier including dog mushing were the highlights of the glory of Alaska. We had smooth sailing through the inside passage and a lucky break in the weather in Juneau. The ship's staff and crew are friendly and we have booked our next cruise on the Celebrity Silhouette.
Food and Dining
Select Dining is a convenient option. Service in Metropolitan Dining room was inconsistent. Our first waiter at dinner was either overwhelmed or just inattentive. We had to request for bread, butter, water, standard stuff that is part of the service. Finally, he got grumpy when we requested spoons for the dessert.
However, the dining experience the next day, at a different table in the Metropolitan was more pleasant. We had Arnel as our assistant waiter who personified service with a smile and took care of our meal.
As mentioned earlier, the menu could be expanded to include more vegetarian and international selections.
Service and Staff
Chef Debushish Das in the Oceanview Cafe on Deck 10 went the extra mile to cater to our special request for spicy tea and a spicy palette. Thank you!
Assistant waiter Arnel on level 5 of the Metropolitan Dining Room made the sun shine in comparison to our previous waiter.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our stateroom was located towards the back of the ship on the 7th deck. We enjoyed the quiet and had no problem covering the length of the corridor to get around. Cruising the inner passage of Alaska was smooth sailing so we hardly felt any movement of the ship.
The cabin was kept clean, with fresh fruit and canapes at 3:00 PM.
Pros: Friendly Staff
Cons: Small Rooms