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More questions on the Millie!

Discussion in 'Celebrity Cruises' started by Golden Cruiser, Jan 30, 2008.

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  1. Hey thanks everyone for your info on Millie's pools. Much appreciated. Here's a couple more....

    I'm going Concierge class in March---Has anyone sailed CC and what did you think?

    Is it fairly easy to get a lounge chair by the pool?

    How is the Casino? Anyone win?

    How is the champagne bar?

    Thanks again!!! Can't wait to sail!!!=COOL
     
  2. Ted_D

    Ted_D Guest

    Concierge class is worth the price, in my opinion. You get the largest non-suite cabins on the ship, with a number of perks like
    a bottle of welcome aboard champagne, canapes each evening, and fresh flowers in your room. If you are a Captain's Club member,
    you get double credit for a 7 night cruise.

    Poolside lounge chairs can be difficult to come by on sea days, but otherwise are usually available. And, if you are willing to go up
    one deck, there are always plenty of loungers available. The toughest chairs to come by are those inside, by the T-pool. Simply
    because that area is much smaller, and there are fewer chairs to begin with, and due to its popularity, these chairs go early almost
    every day.

    The casino is fine, in my opinion. It is, however, like every casino on the face of the earth. The odds favor the house, and more people
    lose than win.

    The champagne bar and martini bar share a large space that attracts a lot of business, particularly before dinner each evening as people stop in to have a pre or post dinner drink. In my experience, the martini bar has triple the number of customers than the
    martini bar, though that may simply reflect the relative proportion of people who prefer one over the other. If you go after the second
    seating, both will be quieter and the service will be less rushed. Also, do not overlook having a drink, including champagne if you like,
    at the Cova Cafe prior to dinner. They usually have live entertainment at that time that we find enjoyable, and its a nice spot for a drink.

    Ted
     
  3. BSeabob

    BSeabob Guest

    We have traveled CC and would only do it again if the $ difference is pretty small to upgrade.
    Haven't traveled on the Millie but Martini Bar on the Infinity is one of our favorite places. The millie still has the open circle to the floor below I believe where the Infinity has the while filled in and a Jazz group playing. The

    FYI Champagne Bar is on the smoking side of the ship:(

    I certainly agree with Ted on the quiet spot after and between seatings. Many a show has been passed up in the past and I'm sure the future just to enjoy persons company we have met onboard or are traveling with.
     
  4. Mbandy

    Mbandy Guest

    =yeah LOVE the Martini Bar. We also enjoyed the Ocean View Bar on the back of Resort Deck.
     
  5. Conniemc

    Conniemc Guest

    [large]I'm with Bob. Same size room. Am in a CC now. 3rd time....but only booked because just a few dollars more than regular veranda...more than $100 I'd say not worth it.[/large]
     
  6. viet630

    viet630 Guest

    What condition is the Millie in?? Has it been refubished recently?
     
  7. Mbandy

    Mbandy Guest

    Ship Millennium
    Line Celebrity

    Year built 2000
    Year refurbished (Not yet, only repairs to propultion system)
    Gross Tonnage 90228
    Length 964
    Beam 106
    Draft 26.2
    Speed 23.5
    Passengers (Max) 2449
    Passengers (2 per cabin) 2038
    Crew 997
    Space ratio 44.27
    Passenger to crew 2.04
    Max Pass to crew 2.46
    Cabins balcony 578
    Cabins oceanview 217
    Cabins inside 224
    Cabins Total 1019
    Cabins Handicapped 26
    Cabins single 0
    Cabins suites 50
    Max passenger per room 6
    Hot tubs 6
    Pools 2
     
  8. Conniemc

    Conniemc Guest

    Actually, she was refurbished after 2000....but not for at least two years. She's in the most need of refurbishing...usually they do them every 3-4 years tops. I would call Captains Club and ask for the exact last date of dry dock. Infinity/Constellation were just dry docked last 12 months. New upgrades on Infinity/Constellation will be standard on all 4 M class within 6 months....meaning Millie is due any time.

    FYI BOB - Infinity like all M Class have the open circle looking down to the Rendevous Lounge from Martini/Champage Bar above....

    Full review on Constellation 1/28 sailing posted on Monday or Tuesday....just got home late last night. =sleep
     
  9. Mbandy

    Mbandy Guest

    Hmmmm... the website I use to check refurbs must need to be updated. Does anyone know a good resource to check on refurb dates?
     
  10. Conniemc

    Conniemc Guest

    Hey Mike,
    They don't "advertise" that info for obvious reasons...but if you're a Captains Club Member, they will look up the dry dock date for you and tell you if it was just for the POD issues - NOW FIXED FOR GOOD!!!!!!! - mechical stuff - or a full refurbish. They'll even tell you who the entertainers will be.
     
  11. BSeabob

    BSeabob Guest

    [quote Conniemc]Actually, she was refurbished after 2000....but not for at least two years. She's in the most need of refurbishing...usually they do them every 3-4 years tops. I would call Captains Club and ask for the exact last date of dry dock. Infinity/Constellation were just dry docked last 12 months. New upgrades on Infinity/Constellation will be standard on all 4 M class within 6 months....meaning Millie is due any time.

    FYI BOB - Infinity like all M Class have the open circle looking down to the Rendevous Lounge from Martini/Champage Bar above....

    Full review on Constellation 1/28 sailing posted on Monday or Tuesday....just got home late last night. =sleep[/quote]

    Nope...It is in fact gone. I like it a lot better. Quiet JAzz trio very nice spot to sit and chat now.
     
  12. Conniemc

    Conniemc Guest

    HUH? Are we talking about Millie or Infinity? I said Infinity...I sailed her twice in the last six months....I distinctly recall looking down at Rendevous....
    Are you SURE? You got pics??? You're scaring me Bob. Maybe it was all the mushrooms I ate on the cruise...

    :help
     
  13. BSeabob

    BSeabob Guest

    I have never been on the Millie ..So it was the Infinity... Last September lol.
     
  14. Conniemc

    Conniemc Guest

    LOL....well that does it, I've been on too many M class sailings...all that champagne and rich food have rotted what's left of my brain cells.
    :)P)
     
  15. wave runner

    wave runner Guest

    [quote Conniemc]Hey Mike,
    They don't "advertise" that info for obvious reasons...but if you're a Captains Club Member, they will look up the dry dock date for you and tell you if it was just for the POD issues - NOW FIXED FOR GOOD!!!!!!! - mechanical stuff - or a full refurbish. They'll even tell you who the entertainers will be.[/quote]

    Hi:

    I was not sure if you were kidding or not about the POD issues being - "now fixed for good". I called Celebrity Captains Club, before my Summit cruise in 2006 and they told me the very same thing! They said "the pod problem only happened one time before and it had been fixed for good". My cruise wound up having the very same pod problems and since my cruise in 2006, the pods have failed four more times, twice on the Infinity and twice on the Millennium. So, that line from Celebrity always brings a smile to my face. If the day ever comes when all of the Celebrity m-class ships are able to sail for a couple of years with out a pod failure, then you might say that they have been fixed, until that time one just never knows when the next failure might be.
     
  16. BSeabob

    BSeabob Guest

    Hey WR

    MAY 2007 last Pod fix. Already a record eh???
    Your posts need to start taking a bit of a positive angle soon don't you think :)
    2006 seems so long ago now......

    I promise to keep on top of their poor record.
     
  17. Conniemc

    Conniemc Guest

    Actually, it was forever before they would even fess up there WAS a POD issue...ha. Public relations and all that.

    But I believe the Captain. Our conversation was off the record and I've known him for many years. I believe (Bob can correct me here) we are coming up on our one year anniversary of no POD issues...do you know how many M class sailings there have been in that time with no reported issues?

    Trust me darlin Wave Runner....you're safe as a baby in a floating crib. Get back on that horse!!

    :thumb
     
  18. wave runner

    wave runner Guest

    [quote Conniemc]Actually, it was forever before they would even fess up there WAS a POD issue...ha. Public relations and all that.

    But I believe the Captain. Our conversation was off the record and I've known him for many years. I believe (Bob can correct me here) we are coming up on our one year anniversary of no POD issues...do you know how many M class sailings there have been in that time with no reported issues?

    Trust me darlin Wave Runner....you're safe as a baby in a floating crib. Get back on that horse!!


    :thumb[/quote]

    Hi Conniemc:

    You are right it was a very long time until Celebrity would fess up there IS a POD issue. I am not sure that I would call hiding this problem from the public was a Public relations gesture, or the fact that Celebrity customer service, for years, has denied that there is any possible POD problem, and I would think that many would call it not being honest about a known problem, but that is just a matter of opinion. You were also correct about the fact that it has been just over eight months since the last reported POD failure on a Celebrity m-class ship.

    There are many good points about Celebrity's great service, food and entertainment and my experiences have found this to be true. I think that
    Bob made a good point that maybe what Celebrity did to passengers in 2006 is now history. To move into a more current time frame, let me say that the Millennium sailed with POD problems from January 1, 2007 until dry dock in mid April, 2007 and the Infinity also sailed with the same POD problems from November 19, 2006 until May 20, 2007. For certain there are many more cruises that don't have these problems but if my math is correct that would make about 35 weeks of cruises that Celebrity chose not to go to dry dock, for repairs, and left all those passengers on those cruise for 35 weeks, in 2007 alone, on a ship that could not maintain the designed speed and therefore wound missing many ports, and many late arrivals. When you look at the big picture there is no other cruise line that has a record that would even approach this horrible record.

    As I said, there are many great things about Celebrity, and I would leave it up to the readers to decide if this possible problem is worth taking a chance is worth it.

    At the end of the day there are probably only 1 or 2% of all passengers who even know of great cruise information web sites such as cruise-addicts and even fewer that are aware of this on-going possible problem. While we can agree to disagree about how significant of this problem is, it is great that we all can share information.

    Around 2004 Celebrity put out a press release that the POD problem had been permanently fixed, so I take what ever anybody at Celebrity says with a huge grain of salt. I am far more interested in actions and track records, than words. I hope to "get back on the horse" but I will have to wait a few years without POD failures and then I would love to cruise the Infinity, Summit and Millennium again.
     
  19. BSeabob

    BSeabob Guest

    & we are done
     
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