Celebrity Millennium

Celebrity Millennium


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

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

Celebrity Millennium - balcony cabin 7039


 

CabinCategories

Quantity

Inside cabins 

212

Outside cabins 

244

Balcony cabins 

308

Concierge Class balcony cabins 158

AquaClass balcony cabins 

107

Suites

 50

Total 1.079

 

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

Celebrity Millennium in front of Halong / Vietnam


Photos cabins and suites

Celebrity Millennium balcony cabin 7039
Balcony cabin 7039
Balcony of balcony cabin 7039
Aquaclass balcony cabin
Furnishing of the Aquaclass balcony cabin
Celebrity Millennium Inside Cabin 3070

 


Eating and Drinking

Restaurants

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

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

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

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 - Oceanview Buffet Restaurant

Celebrity Millennium - Oceanview 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

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

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

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

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 Café

Celebrity Millennium - Aquaspa Café


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 Grille

Celebrity Millennium - Tuscan Grille


and

… the Sushi on Five

Sushi lovers will be spoiled there.

Celebrity Millennium - Sushi on Five

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

Celebrity Millennium - Qsine


Photos restaurants

Celebrity Millennium - Metropolitan Restaurant
Metropolitan restaurant stairs
Metropolitan restaurant with stairs
Oceanview buffet restaurant
Oceanview Buffet Restaurant - American Breakfast
Oceanview Buffet Restaurant - Bread Island
Luminae restaurant
Luminae restaurant
Celebrity Millennium - Blu Restaurant
Blu restaurant
Tuscan Grille
Tuscan Grille
Sushi on Five
Celebrity Millennium - Qsine
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

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

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 - Café al Bacio

Celebrity Millennium - Café 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

Celebrity Millennium - Cellar Masters


Michael's Club

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.

Sunset Bar

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

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

Celebrity Millennium - Cosmos Lounge


Photos of bars & lounges

Celebrity Millennium - Martini Bar
Martini Bar & Crush
Rendezvous lounge
Rendezvous Lounge bar
Café al Bacio - ice cream counter
Café al Bacio
Café al Bacio
Cellar Masters
Cellar Masters bar
Cosmos Lounge
Cosmos Lounge
Cosmos Lounge stage

 


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

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

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

Celebrity Millennium - Spacious sunbathing areas


The one located aft on the 12th deck is of more recent origin Rooftop 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

Celebrity Millennium - Rooftop Terrace


The Spa and 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

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

Celebrity Millennium pool deck
Sports on the pool deck
Solarium
lying areas
More lying areas
tread
Ball sports field
Rooftop Terrace
Rooftop Terrace video screen
Celebrity Millennium Gym
Gym

 


Entertainment

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

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

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 Fortunes Casino. Gamblers gather at many machines and 13 tables.

Celebrity Millennium - Live Music - The Cruise Director sings

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 - Live Music - Shop Zone

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, which 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

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.

Photos entertainment

Celebrity Millennium Theater
Theater board orchestra
Theater actors
Theater backstage
theater
Sawwoman
Celebrity Millennium Casino
Casino
Casino
Loading zone
Liquor Shop
Celebrity iLounge
Kids club
Fun Factory
X-Club

 


Information about the Celebrity Millennium

Commissioning

July 2000; last renovation 2016

Dimensions

Length 294 meters; Width 32,20 meters

measurement

91.000 GT

Passenger decks

11 decks

Machine

Diesel-electric propulsion, two Azipods

Machine performance

39.000 kW

Drive power

35.000 kW

Geschwindigkeit

Max. 24 knots (44 km / h)

passengers 

Approx. 2.158 with double occupancy

Staterooms

1.079

Crew according to the captain

Around 952 people

Flagge

Malta

Werft

Chantiers de l'Atlantique Saint-Nazaire

Godmother

Mrs. Robyn Roux (†); Wife of the star chef Michel Roux

Board language

English; German-speaking guest service on certain routes

Currency on board

U.S. dollar


Crew

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

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

sizes:

The ship

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 gastronomy

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

Celebrity Millennium - Metropolitan Restaurant


Compared to the Solstice class ships, the Millennium has more attractive bars and lounges to our liking.

The crew

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.

criticisms:

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.

Summary:

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

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".

(Karl Beyer - February 2018)