Five nights later, one hurricane missed and setting the record for most ships in Nassau, we docked in Ft. Lauderdale before dawn.  I chose to wheel my small suitcase and carry-on bag with me, so I could leave wheneven I chose.  They do request that you vacate your stateroom by 8am so that the room attendants can prepare it for the next guests.

Celebrity Cruises Millennium dining room Celebrity Millennium dining room

Part of my cruising tradition is to have my departure breakfast in the dining room. No more jockeying for position at the buffet’s omelet station or searching tirelessly for a clean table. If you decide to try this, be prepared to be seated at a table for ten and having the waiters buzzing around you like bees on a mission.  They want you fed and on your way. The waiters must also reset the dining room and probably have a dozen other things on their debarkation day to-do list.

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To sum it all up, this was another typically good Celebrity Cruise.  I wasn’t sponsored nor compensated so I am free to say whatever.   But, I have no complaints or criticisms.  The food was very good, not excellent, but well prepared and flavorful.  I’ve yet to have truly and consistently excellent cuisine on a ship.  Seriously.  But Celebrity is a cruise line you can count on to come through with high marks and accolades.  The Millennium is the last of the four Millennium class ships to be “Solsticized,” meaning to go into drydock to be refurbished and brought up to a par of their newest Solstice-class ships.  Once the Millennium emerges from her hiatus, expect wonderful things from this already wonderful ship.  With the addition of more dining options, an expanded spa and spa accommodations, onboard activity venues and more, this almost twelve year old ship won’t disappoint.   Would I take this ship for the same itinerary again? Absolutely.

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