Celebrity Millennium Review

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  • Received major makeover in 2012
  • Dining choices abound: French, comfort food, crepes, gelato
  • Concierge, AquaSpa cabins give standard balconies a twist

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Celebrity Millennium Overview

(4.5) 4.5 out of 5+ star rating
When Celebrity Millennium made its debut in 2000, it was a first-in-class flagship for Celebrity, introducing a new gas propulsion system and exterior elevators. Today, the ship -- along with its nearly identical siblings Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Summit and Celebrity Constellation -- is benefitting from a series of upgrades, designed to bring these older ships up to par with the line's more modern Solstice-class vessels. New cabins (including AquaSpa accommodations), specialty dining venues, an upgraded coffee shop (now with a gelateria), rejiggered bars and an Internet Center revolving around Apple products now tempt passengers to part with more of their vacation dollars.

Yet, the overall impression of Millennium is that it's ... pretty. That's not a word used often when discussing seagoing vessels, but it's the simplest and most accurate word to describe Millennium. The soft hues and stately public spaces; the tortoise-shell onyx stairway at the center of the ship; the diverse art around every turn; the stunning space in the Cosmos Lounge with its wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows, contemporary design, glittery dance floor, Art Deco-style lighting system and light woods; the clubby, homey feeling of Michael's Club; and the contemporary-mixed-with-Deco design of the Metropolitan Restaurant offer an eclectic experience, but all of it is soft ... and pretty.

And even on a big ship, now with an additional 60 cabins, the feeling of an intimate experience prevails. The layout and accessibility are excellent, with 14 elevators and a design that makes getting from one point of interest to another easy and enjoyable. Lots of outside deck space and promenades help in this regard, as well. Celebrity says that instead of cramming the new venues into an already-full ship, it made use of wasted space and streamlined the interior design.

Millennium's 2012 refurb also made the ship more ADA-compliant. Changes like a lower guest relations desk, ramps in shops and improved wheelchair-accessible cabins will be welcomed by the line's disabled travelers.
Celebrity Millennium Fellow Passengers
Celebrity Millennium passengers tend to be sophisticated, well-traveled adults in the 45 to 65 age range, and indeed, the Celebrity experience is ideal for the "baby boom" generation. Millennium's longer cruises tend to skew older, but folks are young at heart, flocking to the gym and partying it up at night. Summer Alaska cruises attract a few more families than usual. Most of the passengers are North American, with Britain and other European countries represented.
Celebrity Millennium Dress Code
Depending on the destination, the dress is usually casual during the day and resort-casual in the evening. Celebrity is a traditional cruise line, and the typical Millennium cruiser likes the tradition of dressing up for supper. Plan for two formal nights on seven- to 11-night cruises and three or four on cruises of 12 nights or more. The rest are "smart casual." Formal nights find most of the ladies in beaded or flowing gowns or cocktail dresses and men in tuxes, as well as suits or slacks and jackets. On smart-casual evenings, women wear skirts or nice slacks with pretty tops, while men wear slacks with collared shirts or sweaters.
Celebrity Millennium Gratuity
Tips aren't included in the cruise fare, but suggested gratuities are automatically added to your onboard account at a rate of $12 per person/per day, if you're in a standard cabin; $12.50 per person/per day, if you're in a Concierge Class or AquaClass; and $15.50 per person/per day, for passengers in suites. If you would like to adjust the gratuities, you can make do so through the Guest Relations desk. A 15 percent charge is added automatically to all beverage and minibar purchases as well as spa and salon purchases. You can't remove these gratuities but can add to them.
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Celebrity Millennium Member Reviews 896 Reviews

Short Summary for the Quick Readers: Overall ... not good.

This is going to be a detailed (and negative) review, so to spare those just scanning a long read, in summary: this cruise on Celebrity Millennium starting in Tokyo and ending in ...continue


   Old ship
October 2014

The itinerary was very good. But the ship itself is old and you can see it everywhere. In the beginning of the cruise we did not see many cleaning going on. Even during 3 days staying in the port they did not clean windows, decks and pools. They ...continue


   Very Enjoyable
October 2014

We had a wonderful cruise from Tokyo to Hong Kong on the Celebrity Millennium. It met and in some cases exceeded our expectations of the cruise. Having read a fair few of the reviews, while we did notice some of the challenges mentioned, for us, ...continue


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Celebrity Millennium Ratings
Member Rating
Dining
4.0
4.1
Public Rooms
5.0
4.5
Cabins
4.0
4.3
Entertainment
4.0
3.8
Spa & Fitness
5.0
4.1
Family & Children
3.0
3.0
Shore Excursions
4.0
4.3
Enrichment
4.0
NA
Service
5.0
4.5
Value-for-Money
4.0
4.0
Rates
4.0
4.2

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Ship Stats
Crew: 975
Launched: 2000
Decks: 11
Tonnage: 90,940
Passengers: 2,158
Registry: Bahamas
CDC Score: 90
 
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