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Old 01-06-2008, 09:12 AM
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Hi, my husband and I will be spending the night before our cruise at the Westin Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Can anybody tell me whether there are any shops nearby (a mall) and if so, are they open on a Sunday? Also, will there be places to get a meal close to the hotel? Speaking of food, when we are on the ship, is it possible to get something to eat between our main meals. Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:25 PM
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Hello Liverpool Lass, and welcome to cruise chat. I am so sorry no one has answered your post, I have not stayed at the Westin, but checked some other sites for you, seems like a lovely hotel, but in a corporate area, popular with business travelers vs leisurely like me. The pool and spa sound wonderful, but you are about 3-10 miles away from malls and beaches. If its a relaxing, upscale pre or post night cruise stay, it is a good choice. Any other questions, I would be happy to try and answer best I can.
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Hi Liverpool lass, and welcome to cruise-chat.com!

I am also sorry I didn't see your post sooner. As far as eating on the ship between meals, no worries. There is a buffet on one of the upper decks that serves a variety of food and snacks throughout most of the day. Enjoy!
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:34 AM
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LOL...one thing not to worry about on a cruise, will there be enough food ??? Between buffets, room service (still a great bargain), and the scheduled meals, your darling hubby will NOT be hungry, he will just find FAVORITE places to snack. I am also considering that ship, and I love Tom Ogg's reviews, so thorough. Try here...
http://www.cruisereviews.com/Celebrity/Millennium.htm
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:22 AM
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Thanks for the answers. Only a week left to go, we can't wait! Can anyone tell me how the men usually dress on the informal nights? I know the ship's info. says if it's informal then a shirt and jacket are still expected, is that right? Other people have said most of the time, other than the formal nights, they just dress casually.
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A jacket is not required for men on informal nights. There are really two kinds of dress these days in the dining room: formal, and not. On the not formal nights, something you'd wear to go out to a restaurant is fine. They don't like shorts in the dining room in the evening, or ragged looking jeans. Other than that, you'll be ok.

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I DON'T KNOW WHAT CRUISE THESE OTHER PEOPLE WENT ON, BUT MY WIFE AND I ALONG WITH 8 OF OUR FRIENDS JUST SAILED ON THE MILLENIUM ON FEB. 10 2008. THE WORST CRUISE OF OUR LIFE. MY WIFE IS A RETIRED TRAVEL AGENT AND THIS WAS THE WORST CRUISE EXPERIENCE OF OUR LIFE. THE RESPONSE FROM CELEBRITY IS TERRIBLE.

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Liverpool Lass, although Complete Scales seems to have a problem, don't worry. You'll have a wonderful time. I'm sorry I didn't see your post earlier as well. The Westin is a very luxurious hotel, but it is away from the city. About 15 miles west of the ocean and port. With that being said, there is a mall off of University Boulevard north of State Road 84. The Westin will probably offer shuttle service there. It used to be called the Broward Mall, but don't know what it's called now. There are plenty of stores and restaurants there. However, the Westin has some marvelous restaurants within its grounds. Not sure what your ports of call will be, but any place in the Caribbean is beautiful. There's good snorkeling in many islands, good shopping in St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Curacao, and Cozumel. Best wishes for a marvelous cruise!
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Asking people to call you for a fax is not the way we work here. This is a forum not a bulletin board. If you had specific problems on your cruise then please post them here so everyone can see them and respond.
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Originally posted by COMPLETE SCALES:
I DON'T KNOW WHAT CRUISE THESE OTHER PEOPLE WENT ON, BUT MY WIFE AND I ALONG WITH 8 OF OUR FRIENDS JUST SAILED ON THE MILLENIUM ON FEB. 10 2008. THE WORST CRUISE OF OUR LIFE. MY WIFE IS A RETIRED TRAVEL AGENT AND THIS WAS THE WORST CRUISE EXPERIENCE OF OUR LIFE. THE RESPONSE FROM CELEBRITY IS TERRIBLE.

Complete Scales, I hope you're coming back to follow up with the issues. I for one, would like to know more. I just went back to my bookings and had three clients on that sailing on that date. The worst complaint I recieved was that the ship was probably due for a refurbish. The carpet and linens and such were looking a little shabby and one reported that the food wasn't quite up to Celebrity's normally very high standards on this sailing. Hardly a scathing review but shows some room for improvement.

Liverpool Lass, I'd also like to hear your report on how your trip went.

Cheers, Neil
 
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