The cruise ship Celebrity Millennium was the first in a series of four ships Millennium class built. The for Royal Caribbean group belonging Celebrity Cruises put it into service in July 2000.
The ships of the Millennium class are significantly smaller in terms of tonnage and their guest capacities than those of the Solstice class introduced afterwards. That does not mean that these ships appear less comfortable than the larger ship units. As part of several facelifts, adjustments to the standards of the Solstice class were made. Further costly improvement measures are planned in the near future as part of a campaign that will affect the entire fleet.
Celebrity Millennium in the port of Chaem Labang / Vietnam
Cabins & Suites
The deck plan of the Millennium shows a total of 1.079 cabins; with double occupancy this results in 2.158 guests. All standard cabins in the categories inside, outside and balcony are tastefully and practically furnished. They offer enough space; this also applies to the wet rooms. The level of performance increases significantly from the Concierge Class balcony cabin category.
Celebrity Millennium - balcony cabin 7039
|Concierge Class balcony cabins||158|
AquaClass balcony cabins
The cabin service, as befits premium ships, takes place twice a day. The stewards are friendly and inconspicuous. They are well trained, courteous and see themselves as service providers.
Celebrity Millennium in front of Halong / Vietnam
Photos cabins and suites
Eating and Drinking
As usual on cruise ships, the Celebrity Millennium distinguishes between restaurants that are included in the price and those that are subject to a surcharge. That is what guests of Aqua-Class are Blue reserved, and suite guests dine exclusively in the Luminae.
Celebrity Millennium - Luminae Restaurant
Restaurants included in the price
The Metropolitan main restaurant
The spacious Metropolitan, located aft on decks 4 and 5, is extremely representative. It is open during the three main meals. In the evening it is the most important restaurant on board the Millennium. Then the dinner is served in two sessions. A section of the restaurant on deck 4 is reserved for those guests who want to Select dining variant prefer the fixed meal times with flexible access to the dining room.
Celebrity Millennium - Metropolitan Restaurant
The background noise, a frequently occurring weak point in large ship restaurants, is tolerable even when it is fully occupied.
The menu changes constantly. It is varied, decoratively presented and extremely tasty. Even at full capacity, the service staff work competently and quickly.
Celebrity Millennium - Metropolitan Restaurant Select Dining
The Oceanview Cafe
In general, the Oceanview buffet restaurant located aft on deck 10 is in high demand for breakfast and lunchtime. Its self-service stations are sensibly arranged around the central kitchen and designed twice in heavily frequented sections. There are practically no queues. There is also a pasta and pizza station. In another department, the dishes are freshly prepared in front of the guests.
Celebrity Millennium - Ocean View Buffet Restaurant
A particular advantage of the Oceanview Café is the spacious, partially shaded outdoor area. It makes it possible to take food and drinks outdoors in warm regions.
Celebrity Millennium - Exterior of the Oceanview Buffet Restaurant
As in the Metropolitan main restaurant, there is nothing wrong with the selection, the quality of the dishes or their taste in the buffet restaurant. The chef knows how to offer the international guests a wide variety of dishes with reference to regional cuisine.
Oceanview Buffet Restaurant - Valentine's Day Sweets
The Luminae Restaurant
The restaurant on deck 4 is reserved for guests of the 50 suites.
Celebrity Millennium - Luminae Restaurant reception area
The Blu Restaurant
The guests of the 107 Aqua Class cabins dine in the sophisticated atmosphere of the Blu Restaurant.
Celebrity Millennium - Blu Restaurant
The AquaSpa Café
The ship's two pools are on the 10th deck. The guests in the AquaSpa Café quench their hunger and thirst in between without having to leave the deck. The snacks offered are healthy and tasty.
Celebrity Millennium - Aquaspa Cafe
The pool grill
At the pool grill, which is also on the 10th deck, guests can enjoy rustic dishes such as hamburgers, hot dogs and chips.
Restaurants subject to surcharge
With the quality offered by the main restaurants, there is no need for any other restaurants. However, since people generally strive for optimization and special taste experiences, the restaurants, which are mostly open in the evening, are very popular. Their equipment and the quality of the food generally justify the statement: Great!
Two of the restaurants are on deck 5. There are…
… of the Tuscan Grille
In the Italian steakhouse, meat, fish and wine are combined in a skilful Italian manner
Celebrity Millennium - Tuscan Cricket
… the Sushi on Five
Sushi lovers will be spoiled there.
Celebrity Millennium - Sushi on Five
The Qsine specialty restaurant
It's on deck 11; The quality of the food is just as outstanding as its location.
Celebrity Millennium - Qsine
Bars & Lounges
Guests certainly don't have to go to each of the many bars on board the Millennium. However, some require special appreciation. We especially like ...
… the Martini Bar & Crush
In the stylish Martini Bar with the ice cream counter. is stirred, shaken and enjoyed (deck 4),
Celebrity Millennium - Martini Bar & Crush
… the Rendezvous lounge
It is also on the 4th deck between the Grand Foyer and the Metropolitan Restaurant. A variety of musical entertainment is offered in the evening in the spacious lounge. An astonishing number of guests swing their legs to the groovy melodies,
Celebrity Millennium - Rendezvous Lounge
... the Café al Bacio & Gelateria
For us it is the most beautiful place to watch our fellow travelers and enjoy delicate coffee blends and exquisite teas. The drinks are chargeable, the delicacies offered with them are added as an accompaniment. The café is located amidships on deck 5,
Celebrity Millennium - Cafe al Bacio
… the Cellar Masters
Opposite the Sushi on Five is the Cellar Masters wine bar on deck 5. Tasty, fine wines and the peaceful atmosphere create the ideal place for contemplative conversations, daydreams and the regular wine tastings,
Celebrity Millennium - Cellar Masters
The common people are not tolerated in the meeting place of the suite guests located in the forward part of the ship on deck 4.
There are no bars and lounges between cabin decks 6 - 9, they can only be found on decks 10 and 11.
In warm regions, the Sunset Bar on deck 10 behind the Oceanview Café is an ideal place to gaze into the stern water with a drink in hand and to end the day.
Celebrity Millennium - Sunset Bar
The Cosmos Lounge
A sheltered place on cooler days and a versatile event area is the lounge in the front part of the ship on deck 11.
Celebrity Millennium - Cosmos Lounge
Photos of bars & lounges
Sport, fitness & wellness
When it comes to sports, the main activities are ball games (deck 12 aft), running and swimming. All three sports are practiced on the two upper decks. The short jogging track is on the 11th deck.
The Outdoor pool and the four whirlpools are centrally located on deck 10.
Celebrity Millennium - pool deck
The fully glazed one adjoining the outdoor pool Solarium with pool and two whirlpools is reserved for adults, more precisely people aged 16 and over. They enjoy the peace and quiet and comfortable loungers with thick cushions.
Celebrity Millennium - Solarium
The sunbathing areas on decks 10 and 12 are generously dimensioned. However, our favorite for undisturbed sunbathing is the boat deck (deck 4). Loungers were placed on both sides of the wide and spacious deck area. The deck under the lifeboats is also often used as a runway. Unfortunately, the Millennium does not offer a circular route like some other ships do.
Celebrity Millennium - Spacious sunbathing areas
The one located aft on the 12th deck is of more recent origin Roof terrace. The deck area is furnished with outdoor lounge furniture and offers a large video screen. "Movies under the Stars" are shown at certain times.
Celebrity Millennium - Rooftop Terrace
The Spa and I baked the Gym on deck 10 is from Canyon Ranch, the renowned operator of wellness centers. Canyon Ranch also maintains spa facilities on board the Queen Mary 2 as well as on Oceaniaand Regent Seven Seas Cruises ships. All imaginable treatments and therapies are offered. Nobody has to do without an acupuncture studio (deck 7).
Celebrity Millennium Gym
The Gym is large and well equipped with equipment. There are also gymnastics areas. The sports area takes up almost the entire width of the ship.
Photos Sport & Wellness
As usual on cruise ships, the entertainment programs run from early morning until late at night. Regardless of whether it is about lectures about upcoming destinations, wine presentations by the head sommelier, art auctions or special sales, the Liar's Club, karaoke competitions or the "Officers Challenge" in the on-board casino, there is a grateful audience for everything.
Celebrity Millennium - Celebration on the occasion of the Chinese New Year
The center of on-board entertainment is the three-story On-board theater. The look behind the scenes that we are offered proves that the technical equipment is state of the art. Sufficient space is available to the actors. The singers and dancers go through a strict selection process and a two-month training course before their engagements in Miami. All artists, including the musicians, are experienced and skilled; Guest artists regularly complete the entertainment offer.
Celebrity Millennium - theater show
At certain times of the day, there are different areas of the ship Live music required. Then the cruise director picks up the microphone to skilfully entertain the audience. It is well attended Fortune Casino. Gamblers gather at many machines and 13 tables.
Celebrity Millennium - Live Music - The Cruise Director sings
She's on the 5th deck Emporium called shop zone. In general, the range of cosmetics, spirits, textiles and watches can be assessed as high quality. Days of action provide information about noble watches, and the employees of the Art Gallery never tire of bringing the many works of art to women or men.
Celebrity Millennium - shopping zone
The is on deck 6 Celebrity iLounge. The use of the PC workstations is chargeable. Workshops on PC topics are offered regularly. Celebrity Cruises is an Apple Reseller.
A small, inviting on-board library was set up on decks 8 and 9.
In addition to the Cosmos Lounge on deck 11, children and adolescents can enjoy the Kids Club, the Fun Factory and in the X lounge their little freedoms. Careful supervision is ensured. Access to this area is only granted to registered persons.
Celebrity Millennium - In the children's club
The one facing the center of the ship should be emphasized Grand Foyer. The three-storey atrium on deck 3 houses guest relations, the excursion office and the contact point for the Captain's Club. The lobby area is also used for events on certain occasions. This includes the introduction of the officers or festivities on the occasion of the Chinese New Year.
Information about the Celebrity Millennium
July 2000; last renovation 2016
Length 294 meters; Width 32,20 meters
Diesel-electric propulsion, two Azipods
Max. 24 knots (44 km / h)
Approx. 2.158 with double occupancy
Crew according to the captain
Around 952 people
Chantiers de l'Atlantique Saint-Nazaire
Mrs. Robyn Roux (†); Wife of the star chef Michel Roux
English; German-speaking guest service on certain routes
Currency on board
The crew deserves a special mention. The polite guest service staff do an exemplary job. They always put a smile on their hard work. The guests experience an extremely courteous, personal service.
We had contact with the senior officers at various events. Only positive things can be said about their dealings with passengers. The highlight among the officers is Captain Alex Papadopoulos. The youngest “master” of the Celebrity Cruises fleet is, like many of his colleagues, a native of Greece. His daily reports from the bridge are both informative and amusing.
Celebrity Millennium - Captain Alex Papadopoulos
When disembarking, the captain and the cruise director don't mind saying goodbye to the guests with a handshake and with friendly words. Respect!
Route and cabin
We traveled from Hong Kong to Singapore on the Millennium in February 2018. Stopovers were Vietnam and Thailand. During the trip there were several overnight stays. On board the Millennium we lived in balcony cabin 7039.
Rating of the Celebrity Millennium
The pleasant cabin design and the attractive, spacious public areas of the Millennium, designed with high-quality materials and interesting art objects, make a premium ship. In the 18th year after its commissioning, the visual condition of the public areas and the cleanliness on board are exemplary.
The gastronomic services of the restaurants, bars and lounges as well as the service offered confirm that the guest has made the "right" choice with Celebrity Cruises and especially with the Celebrity Millennium.
Celebrity Millennium - Metropolitan Restaurant
Compared to the Solstice class ships, the Millennium has more attractive bars and lounges to our liking.
All crew members with guest contact make the guest's stay on board as pleasant as possible. This also includes the friendly smile, the ice-cold towels, the soft drinks and the "Welcome back on board" greeting with which returning guests are greeted on board.
The Millennium looks great in public areas. The real age of the ship is shown in the cabin area. In the passage area to the balcony and on the balcony there are clear signs of wear and rust. The bathroom also needs a general renovation.
Celebrity Cruises regularly use multilingual information material to indicate that the reservation of loungers is not accepted. However, loungers are reserved for hours. On the other hand, too little is done by the "pool butlers".
During the 14-day voyage, there were two unexpected, massive problems with disembarkation procedures in standard situations.
We really enjoyed our stay on board the Celebrity Millennium. Celebrity Millennium is an attractive cruise ship despite its age. Compared to many newer ships, it is also pleasant to look at. The shipping company and Millennium can be recommended at any time as high-quality cruise products. If the route was interesting for us, we would take another cruise with the Celebrity Millennium at any time.
Celebrity Millennium - Love
The trip was supported by Celebrity Cruises. Our special thanks go to the shipping company and especially to our contact persons on board. With regard to our journalistic independence, we refer to the chapter "We are independent".