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Val Wicks

Age: 54

Occupation:office administrator

Number of Cruises: 12

Cruise Line: Celebrity

Ship: Millennium

Sailing Date: April 22nd, 2001

Itinerary: Western Caribbean

Val Wicks

Great cruise, the ship was great, the food fabulous.  I traveled with my two sisters whom had never cruised before - now there will be two new converts. 

We flew into Fort Lauderdale with Air Canada - and took a cab to the Pier $12.00 Canadian - great deal.  The check in was speedy - I am A Captain's Club member - however there were no line-ups as we arrived at 1:00 Pm.

We immediately proceeded to the dining room to request a late seating - no problem we were seated at a table for 10.  The location of the table was not good, by a window - but the good tables were in the middle of the Dining room with high ceilings - however our dinner companions were terrific.  We sat with one newly wed couple, another young couple and a family of two sisters & their Mom.  We looked forward to dining every evening as the company was so enjoyable.

We didn't do any excursions - we shopped in Key West, Calica - waste of a stop if you don't go any excursions.  Cozumel - the weather was rainy - we shopped - the best bargains were the shops by the pier - in town everything was overpriced.  I bargained for some ornamental fish - which were a much better price in Canada at Pier One -

At Grand Cayman we took a cab to the beach (14 mile beach) it was lovely $3.00 u.s. each plus $2.00 each to get on the beach - where you have access to all the hotel beaches.

We booked the fancy restaurant - but cancelled the day before as we had eaten so well in the regular dining room - and didn't want to spend 3 hours being pampered - as all three of us are constantly eating at fancy restaurants back home.

The choices of meals and dining locations are numerous - the best ever.

I would highly recommend this ship - no crowds - the average age of the cruisers was 40 - quite a good mix - with younger and very few over 65 years.  The entertainment was very good - we didn't attend all the shows because our cabin had a balcony and we enjoyed sitting out and reading and drinking wine and eating cheese.

Great - Great holiday.

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