Great Cruise Itinerary, but condition of the ship needs some work
Celebrity Millennium Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)
Sail Date: January 17, 2016
Ship: Celebrity Millennium
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 6000
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago
We had originally booked on the cruise after this which was scheduled as a Chinese New Year Signature Sailing, but when Celebrity chartered the ship, we moved to this cruise as the itinerary was almost the same.
The service was generally what we had come to expect from Celebrity from previous cruises, but there were a couple of standouts such as Maria in Cafe al Bacio and Sever, one of the somelliers in the main dining room.
While most people go to the buffet for breakfast and lunch, give the main dining room a try, as the food there is as exceptional through the day as it is at night.
If you get the opportunity, try the progressive dinner (limited spaces available) which samples the food and experience in each of the specialty restaurants on the ship (one restaurant per course).
We did have a slight change to our itinerary (extra night in Hong Kong) as a result of bad weather. Even delaying our departure we experienced 18ft waves the day after Hong Kong. The ship was prepared, putting out extra paper bags around the ship for ill passengers affected by the high seas.
Overall a great cruise and some very interesting ports (particularly Vietnam).
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Sever the somellier in the main dining room was the best we have experienced on any cruise.
Cabin / Stateroom
The Martini Bar is the hot venue of an evening, while Cafe al Bacio is very popular through the day. If you can't find a deck chair immediately beside the pool, go up one level where it is easy to find many that still overlook the pool.