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Jeff Burnett

Age: 34

Occupation:Marketing

Number of Cruises: 4

Cruise Line: Celebrity

Ship: Millennium

Sailing Date: February 4th, 2001

Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean

This was our fourth and best cruise with Celebrity. Millennium is a big and beautiful ship. The artwork is stunning and everyday we found new pieces to enjoy. We were particularly pleased to see so many faces of crew from previous cruises. Our bus boy from two years ago even remembered our names, it was a real pleasure and made us believe Celebrity is good to its employees.

The gas turbine engines on the ship are amazing, there is no vibration or rumbling, even when pulling into port or on lower decks. Engine noise is virtually non-existent. I didn't think I would notice such a thing but it truly is incredible.

The ship is beautiful to look at, immaculately clean (which is should be given its age) and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The addition of the Emilio Robba floral designs throughout the ship was particularly impressive. Other vessels in port pale in comparison.

As this was our fourth Celebrity cruise, we've become quite accustomed to the food. I must admit it's becoming somewhat repetitive and we could almost predict what each night's featured entrée would be. We were disappointed with our table placement, back corner near the dining room entrance but could have changed it and didn't.

The Olympic restaurant is a true delight and I highly recommend it even though there is a $25 per person gratuity added on. The waiters are amazing, food is prepared tableside and each dessert is prepared from scratch after you order it. We were very impressed with the wine selections and knowledgeable wine steward. These are the best of the best of the wait staff - specially trained alongside Michel Roux at his restaurant. The décor is also stunning. It's a special experience, well worth it. Tip: Make reservations early or stop by the restaurant the day you want to eat and they can probably get you in.

Ports were fine, we tend to not be port intensive cruisers. Opting mostly to use the opportunity to get on dry land and stretch our legs, do some shopping and then get back on the ship. We did, however, participate in a tour of Ft. Lauderdale when we disembarked to kill time before our plane left and it was great. We didn't expect it to be so enjoyable.

We've already booked on the Summit for next winter and are counting the days. If you plan to cruise Celebrity more than once, we highly recommend joining the Captain's Club. Only $35 and worth every penny!

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