The cruise was very good.

Celebrity Millennium Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

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Reviews: 7
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Celebrity Millennium

14 Night China & South Korea (Hong Kong To Shanghai)

Sail date: March 18, 2018

Ship: Celebrity Millennium

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The embarkation was handle very well. There were Visa issues with some of the passengers entering China because of clear instruction on how to obtain a Visa from China. The disembarkation was slow because of the need to accommodate all the passengers the ship tours, the airlines and the passengers with private tours.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We arrived late in the afternoon. The porter tagged our luggage. Our luggage were delivered to our cabin shortly thereafter.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The dishes served were very good. The Ocean view served three meals a day. There were a large selection of dishes served at each meal. The dress code is casual. The Blu restaurant has a limited menu served three meals a day reservations are recomended. The portions are smaller and the meals tends to be healthier. The main dining room had a very large selections of dishes served. Reservations are recommended for the main dining.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
There was a spa and fitness center. The weather was too cool for the outdoor pool.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The entertainment was very good two shows per night in the man theater and other events in public areas around the ship.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff at Guest Relations were always available to assist the passengers.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Three banks of elevators one bank aft, one bank midship and one bank forward. All elevators were working without any delays. The ship was very clean. The crew can be seen cleaning the public areas most of the time.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The Aqua Class Cabin was on Deck 11 with additional perks. Aqua Class does not have a Concierge. The Aqua Class Cabins are the same size as the Concierge Class Cabins. The Concierge class are located on lower decks. There is a shower only in the Aqua Class Cabins. The Internet connection worked very well.

Ship tip

Make sure you have all the necessary visas.

Ports of call

Hong Kong Did not visit port

Transit only.

Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan

4 out of 5
We took a look tour of the area around Keelung. We joined a tour on the pier with some other passengers. The tour price was reasonable and the van had Wi Fi.

Nagasaki, Japan

5 out of 5
We took an electric tram from the port to the Peace Park, Epic Center and the museum. Trams tickets are sold by the tourist office at the pier cash only. The Atomic Bomb area is about four tram stamps from the pier with a change of trams. All three locations are within walking distance of the tram stop.

Busan (Pusan), South Korea

4 out of 5
The tour was arranged by our travel agent as a part of booking our cruise. We were pick up by a bus and driven to a large temple were we served tea and shown the interior of the temple.

Jeju City, Jeju-Do, (Cheju-Do), South Korea

4 out of 5
We found a local tour company and took a tour of the Eastern part of the island. The price was reasonable. The tour was unable to complete the full tour of the island because the limited time available. We visited the Seongeup Folk Village and had a full buffet lunch.

Incheon (Seoul). South Korea

4 out of 5
The ship was late on arrival arriving late in the afternoon. There was only a few hours time available to tour the island. The ship offered free shuttle service from the pier to the city of Incheon. We purchased a one way train ticket to Seoul and visited a couple local shopping centers. We returned to the ship late in the evening. The ship was fogged in until the next morning.

Tianjin (Beijing), China

4 out of 5
The ship arrived one day late due to the late departure from Incheon. The ship held the passports until the day of arrival rather than releasing the passports the night before. There were long lines to pick up the passports on arrival. We took a shuttle to our hotel in Beijing and our friends took a tour of the local area.

Shanghai, China

4 out of 5
The port was closed because of the fog. The ship was finally allowed to enter the port eight hour later. We were unable to do a full city day tour. Our van delivered us to the hotel and we had a limited tour of the city during the night.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
The ship arrive late there were passengers with early flights that had to be release early. There were delays during disembarkation trying to release the passengers after fast as possible. The ship disconnected the Internet one hour in advance of docking. We were unable to contact our guide at the port to let him know when we will arrive.
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