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Celebrity Millennium Review

2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation
2019 Best for Service
2014 Best for Fitness
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Celebrity Millennium
4.0 / 5.0
1714 reviews

Pros
Never feels overly crowded; friendly, efficient service and modern cabins with USB ports.
Cons
Limited daily activities; about 50 percent of listed offerings actually for-fee or retail-oriented.
Bottom Line
Beautiful, easy-to-navigate midsize ship with comfortable, modern cabins and excellent dining.

About

Passengers
2,218

Crew
1,024

Passenger to Crew
2.17:1

Launched
2000

Shore Excursions
675
Sails To
Asia, Alaska, Panama Canal & Central America, Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean, Western Caribbean
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Dori Saltzman
Cruise Critic Contributor

Celebrity Millennium Overview

Celebrity Millennium is not one of those glitzy, brand-new mega-ships with rock climbing walls, trampolines and craft breweries. Yet, despite its age (the ship launched in 2000) and smaller size, Millennium still shines. The cruise line has maintained the ship well and it retains a timeless, yet modern beauty that can be seen everywhere onboard.

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As you walk around the ship, you'll appreciate details like the exterior midship elevators that offer panoramic views of the ocean and let in reams of natural light; the soothing Cosmos Lounge/observation deck with stage, dance floor and wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows; and the expansive two-level Metropolitan Main Dining Room) that's decorated in an array of gentle neutrals and has subtly tinted windows that bring bright light into the space no matter what the outside weather is.

For anyone seeking to avoid the crush of humanity you'll find on many mega-ships, Celebrity Millennium is just the right size, with a double occupancy of just more than 2,200 passengers. It's small enough that the ship feels intimate, but large enough to support multiple restaurants, lounges and a true theater experience.

The ship has a touch of sophistication we loved, but it never comes across as stuffy or tedious, perhaps because the naturally inspired decor found throughout gives the ship a light, airy feel. Add to that friendly crew with ready smiles and a genuine interest in helping, and Celebrity Millennium provides a truly pleasant and relaxed cruise experience.

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention the suite experience, which is excellent on Celebrity Millennium. Suite passengers have access to an exclusive restaurant, lounge (drinks included) and sun deck, and an always-on-demand concierge who can help with any requests. At the highest suite levels, the cruise is also fairly all-inclusive, with specialty dining, drinks and Wi-Fi all rolled up into the price.

However, one of the things we loved most was you don't have to be in a suite to get that lush suite feel in your cabin with stylish furniture, clever storage and glass-fronted cabinetry, all of which is usually reserved only for the highest-paying cruisers.


Inclusions

Included with your cruise fare:

  • Meals in the main dining room, the buffet and Solarium
  • All theater shows and most entertainment
  • Most daily activities unless noted below
  • Use of the gym, but not most classes
  • Drinks in The Retreat Lounge, but only if you're staying in a suite

Not included with your cruise fare:

  • Gratuities ($15.50 per person, per day for those in standard cabins; $16 per person, per day, for Concierge and AquaClass passengers; and $19 per person, per day, for those staying in suites)
  • Automatic beverage, mini-bar, spa and salon tips (20 percent for beverages/18 percent for spa)
  • All drinks beyond water, tea (including iced tea), coffee and select juices in the buffet
  • Meals at specialty restaurants and the juice/smoothie bar
  • Spa treatments
  • Persian Garden Thermal Suite (unless in AquaClass)
  • Shore excursions
  • Babysitting
  • Laundry services
  • Wi-Fi (full week packages start at $129)
  • Photos and artwork

Top Celebrity Millennium Itineraries

Celebrity Millennium
7 night california coastal cruise

Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Francisco, Monterey, Catalina Island (California), Ensenada, Los Angeles

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Fellow Passengers

The passenger mix on Celebrity Millennium varies widely by destination. When sailing in North America, you'll mostly be sailing with people from the United States, although there will usually be several hundred Canadians as well, plus a smattering of people from the U.K. and Europe, Australia and Asia. Ages run the gamut from young to old, with lots of families onboard. (Millennium's North American sailings are in the summer, when kids are on school break.) The rest of the year, Millennium sails longer itineraries in Asia, where the passenger age skews older and there is a greater geographical mix, with lots more cruisers coming from Australasia.

Overall, passengers bring a friendly, upscale vibe. People are looking to have fun but also expect a high level of service.


Celebrity Millennium Dress Code

Daytime: Casual is the name of the game during the day, with most people dressing for the climate of the destination they're traveling. You'll see lots of shorts, capris and jeans paired with T-shirts and polo shirts.

Evening: Mostly smart-casual. Men wear long pants and collared shirts and women don pants or skirt with a blouse. During Evening Chic nights (two for seven-night or longer cruises), women wear cocktail dresses or nice pants or skirts with an elegant top and men don nice slacks and a dress shirt or sweater, plus an optional sport coat or blazer.

Not Permitted: T-shirts, swimsuits, robes, bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps, shorts and sandals are not permitted in the main dining room or specialty restaurants at any time. You can go to the buffet in shorts and a T-shirt, however.

For more information, visit Cruise Line Dress Codes: Celebrity.


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Celebrity Millennium Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.53.9
Dining4.03.9
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.54.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family3.53.9
Enrichment4.03.5
Service4.04.2
Value For Money4.03.7

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Celebrity Millennium won 8 awards over the years, including Best for Fitness & Recreation and Best for Service in 2019.

Awards and Recognition

Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice

  • 2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation
  • 2019 Best for Service
  • 2014 Best for Fitness
  • 2014 Best for Shore Excursions
  • 2013 Best for Entertainment
  • 2013 Best for Fitness
  • 2013 Best for Public Rooms
  • 2013 Best for Shore Excursions
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Celebrity Millennium Member Reviews

Celebrity Millennium
ashstreet
Sail Date: Jan 2020
A huge thank-you to everyone on the Celebrity Millennium, and in the U,S. offices, for all your efforts.... Read More
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lady6coco
Sail Date: Sep 2019
This trip on Millennium ship has made me think that I would consider now trying other cruise lines. We are elite members of Celebrity and have been very loyal to Celebrity.... Read More
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VincesDeeDee
Sail Date: Aug 2019
This was my first Celebrity cruise. I’ve been on all the others except for HAL. We expected Celebrity to be a bit more upscale than Princess, NCL, and RC.... Read More
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AvgMom2
Sail Date: Dec 2019
Our stay at Hilton Millennium in Bangkok, and Conrad Centennial in Singapore were both free because we are Hilton Honors members and we used our points.... Read More

Celebrity Cruises Fleet

Celebrity Millennium
4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating

1714 reviews

Carries 2,138 passengers and features a two-level main dining room, several bars and lounges, age-specific kids' club, casino and wood panelling in the Millennium restaurant that was originally used on the classic liner RMS Olympic. 

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Celebrity Infinity
4.0 / 5.0
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Celebrity Summit
4.0 / 5.0
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Sophisticated vibe with gourmet dining options, a suites-only restaurant and lounge and a spa partnership with Canyon Ranch; fewer than 3,000 passengers.

Celebrity Constellation
4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating


Holding just over 2,000 passengers, this is a family-friendly cruise ship featuring a two-level theatre, 12 dining venues, 11 bars and lounges and the Innovations tech store.

Celebrity Xpedition

48 passengers; sails year-round in the Galapagos and features several onboard naturalists, active excursions and upscale amenities like a spa and hot tubs.

Celebrity Solstice
5.0 / 5.0
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Sophisticated vibe with gourmet dining, the country club-style Lawn Club and two suites-only restaurants; partnership with Canyon Ranch is a highlight for spa-goers.

Celebrity Equinox
4.5 / 5.0
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Chic atmosphere featuring grassy Lawn Club with a Corning Museum of Glass pavilion with glass blowing shows, gourmet dining options and spa cabins and cuisine.

Celebrity Eclipse
4.5 / 5.0
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Holds just over 2,800 passengers and includes Canyon Ranch SpaClub, Eclipse Theatre, basketball court, the Lawn Club with real grass and the World Class Bar.

Celebrity Silhouette
5.0 / 5.0
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Cultured vibe; features the country club-style Lawn Club with extra-fee Hamptons-inspired The Porch, suites-only restaurant and multimillion-dollar art collection .

Celebrity Reflection
5.0 / 5.0
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Sophisticated vibe; attractions include the country club-style Lawn Club, the Martini Bar, suites only restaurants and multimillion dollar art collection.

Celebrity Edge
4.5 / 5.0
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Celebrity Edge is Celebrity's edgiest ships featuring the revolutionary Magic Carpet, a tennis-court sized moveable deck, and rooms that convert from inside to outside with the touch of a button. 

Celebrity Apex

Celebrity Apex is the second of four new cruise ships that will debut under Celebrity's Edge Class moniker. Beyond will launch in 2020.

Celebrity Xploration

Part of Celebrity Cruises' Galapagos Islands fleet; launched in 2017 and left fleet in 2019.

Celebrity Beyond

The third of four new Edge Class ships will launch in Fall 2021 and will feature several innovations debuted by Celebrity Edge.

Celebrity Edge IV

The fourth and final of Celebrity's Edge class cruise ships will launch in spring 2022 and will feature "infinite" balconies and a moveable deck.

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