Millennium Amazing Asian Adventure 2014

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Dreaming of Cruising Somewhere, Homeport-Maine
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Originally posted by maggie.1008
Are you off the ship now ? Wonderful pictures.
Not quite yet, we're on our last night, it's nearly 2am and I am just finishing packing, ugh! I figured I would use up my internet.

I'll update on Kuala Lumpur once I have real internet in the airport or at the hotel in Cambodia. I'll also try and do a summary, or as much of a summary as I can do remember about the ship. I also have nearly every daily, minus the days we were gone, but I asked to have those saved for me, so we'll see if I can grab them in the morning.

I will say, that given the circumstances, Celebrity treated us fairly and we're happy with the compensation we received. I believe they treated compensation on a case by case basis for extenuating circumstances. We had a wonderful cruise, even if the ship is a bit older and has some of the challenges that are commonly discussed on cruise critic, though those are not a whole lot different than other ships of her age. In general they work hard to maintain her, do major maintenance on the fly such as the T-pool was closed when we first boarded and was completely refinished which took about 2 days.

Happy sailing,
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Port Klang is about an our or so to Kuala Lumpur (KL). It was our last day,and we had a lot of packing to do with no sea days before getting off, so we kept it pretty mellow. We did some Pewter shopping at Royal Selangor Pewter. Great gifts and some unique pieces. It made it our most expensive stop.



We drove by the sites like the iconic Petronas Towers





If you look closely you can almost see Sean and Katherine.

Then off to a local lunch at Top Hat , and on to Independence Square.





Almost no waking today. We got back to the ship, had some time to relax and prep our extra tips before a massage. All the relaxation from the massage was undone when the bomb exploded in our cabin as we tried to back, UGH. We brought WAY too much stuff, in bags that were too packed, but thankfully we fit almost everything we wanted. We sent one bag home with Toni, and then checked the rest (somehow for free) on our way to Siem Reap Cambodia. From here I'm not worried about bags and weight as we have plenty of allowance in first class.

Being escorted off the ship from Michael's Club is nice, but though customs is even better. It makes the disembarkation experience very different from the long lines we saw (and we waited until well after the last numbers were called).

I'll work on the cruise summary, and in the meantime if anyone is interested I plan to include our final stop in Siem Reap and our 32 hour trip home as well.

Happy sailing,
Jenna




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Dreaming of Cruising Somewhere, Homeport-Maine
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One more sunset and sunrise.





Hello Singapore.



Happy sailing,
Jenna


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Happy that I came upon your thread. We began our trip in Tokyo on October 23 and boarded the Millenium in Yokohama on October 26. We received emails announcing that our boarding time would be delayed 2 hours. The ship was going to undergo a deep cleaning because of many cases of intestinal bugs. We boarded around 2 pm in record time. We were very impressed by the speed of embarkation. Our only complaint at that point was the difficulty of obtaining correct information on the need for a China visa for our one day in Shanghai. We would have been happy to stay on the ship as we had been to China. In the end we purchased the $140 visa (totaled about $320 for us). Found out after that we could have skipped it and stayed on the ship. Celebrity customer service gave us a different story everytime we called. The first cruise had a great itinerary. I recommend it - 4 ports in Japan, Okinawa, shanghai and an overnight in Taiwan. We thought the service on the ship was great. We had a cabin in Concierge. When we got to Hong Kong we switched to Aqua Class on 9. The cabin was pretty much the same but the view was restricted by the deck 10 over hang. You could not see the sky. Moving to the cabin was easy. All of our hanging stuff was moved on the hangers. Cruise 2 started and we immediately noticed that the cruisers were different. Our first cruise had a large Asian population. They seemed to disappear on the second cruise.

The new arrivals were perhaps a bit younger and there were more Americans on the second cruise. The service in the dining room declined. The person that did the seating on the first cruise had left - it was the end of her contract. Her replacement was not as good. The service in Blu varied - sometimes it was very good and sometimes not so good. The main dining room was also much warmer. I would attribute this to the much hotter weather. When you are on a cruise for 4 weeks you have to expect that the menu would repeat and it did. We had friends join us on the second cruise so we alternated between the main dining room and Blu. The entertainment was excellent on both cruises. The ship performers were terrific and we didn't mind repeating the shows. Both cruises had performers that were flown in for their shows so here was a lot of variety.

I mentioned the decline in service to a crew member in the spa and was told that she had heard it from several people. She told me that a number of workers were fired at the end of the first cruise. She also said that 9 people were fired before they got to Bangkok. New crew members would join the cruise in Singapore. This explained a lot to me. I think that the service decline in the dining room was due to being short handed.

On the whole, we loved both itineraries and enjoyed the cruise. I don't know if I would sail with Celebrity again - I think that the Millenium is an old ship -I understand it is going into dry dock again for some work. We have booked a cruise on the Constellation in 2016 in Aqua Class. I am not sure if we will do it since it is also an older ship. I am not sure that Aqua Class is worth it on these ships. Blu is nice and the spa perks are nice but if you have a really packed itinerary like we had, you don't really get a chance to sit in the Persian Garden.
As far as sickness - my husband was sick on the first cruise - a very bad sore throat and cough. I had it on the 2nd cruise. Fortunately we came with strong antibiotics and both recovered with out too much discomfort. By the time I got it, it seemed like the whole ship was coughing.

We did some 14 private tours, beginning in Tokyo. If anyone wants recommendations I would recommend all of the companies that we used. We had anywhere from 4 to 11 people and they went off with out a hitch.
This was a truly memorable trip. We actually thought about trying to book on the Singapore to Bali cruise but wanted to get home for Thanksgiving. Guess it was a good thing we didn't.
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Great review Jenna. Thank you for your time & effort to share your experience with us all. Your pictures were great!

Did you have any safety concerns in any of the ports you visited (especially in Bali)? Thanks!
Dreaming of Cruising Somewhere, Homeport-Maine
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Originally posted by rcclfanbp
Great review Jenna. Thank you for your time & effort to share your experience with us all. Your pictures were great!

Did you have any safety concerns in any of the ports you visited (especially in Bali)? Thanks!
We felt no less safe than traveling anywhere else. Everyone was very gracious. We were careful to not carry a lot of cash and used pre-arranged, private guides so they made sure we were never really in unsafe areas, not scammed when bargaining, etc, In the end, I don't think there would have been any issues. Private guides are not that much more, or sometimes less than the ships tours and in some ports, if you didn't have a pre-planned tour, there were no taxis. We had many guides arranged months in advance.

In Bali, we contacted the hotel and they said a Taxi was fine from the airport, official taxi drivers are in uniform, and there is a bit of a push there to be more tourist friendly though it reminded me a bit like the solicitation zone in Cancun. We had a tour guide arranged in advance, which was very, very cheap $50 from 10am - 5pm! Some ports were more expensive, a lot more.

The hotel had a double gate. All autos were inspected between the gates with dogs, mirrors, all closed compartments were opened (hood, trunk) and all bags are scanned each time into our hotel and metal detectors are in use 24/7. The extra security made me feel more unsafe than the conditions on the street as we freely walked off hotel property to the beach and felt safe. I would have been willing to run on the beach on my own.

Hello from Cambodia, tomorrow we start touring Angkor Wat

Happy sailing,
Jenna
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Dreaming of Cruising Somewhere, Homeport-Maine
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OK, a quick summary, of our cruise overall from the airport in Newark. It has certainly been an amazing trip. Being off the ship 6 days out of the 28 definitely made the cruise feel shorter. My favorite stop was Halong Bay, then Langkawi. My least favorite? None, well, it can't be none, so I guess I would probably say Ho Chi Min, but it was still a very interesting stop. We loved Hong Kong and Singapore, and many other stops but Halong Bay and Langkawi were beautiful and relaxing, many of the other stops left us tired with so much touring, and we didn't do a lot of walking.

Overall, like most cruises, this was a great cruise.

In general, areas we expect to be good, were. Cafe Al Baccio, Olympic, Martini Bar, Casino, Cabin Staff, were all great. Since the "hardware" is all pretty similar, at least in theory, the staff in general make the difference. Sure, there are always a few blips, but we except those as they happen on ships, in hotels and life in general.

Things that exceeded our expectations:

Main Dining room. This was probably due in part to a GREAT server both sailings, and AMAZING table mates. They all know who they are.

Wonderful, new, amazing places to see, great guides (all privately booked) and GREAT new friends. Meeting new people, seeing new places, and not unpacking (often) are definitely highlights.

Lots of great staff.

Areas we think Celebrity could just do a bit better:

Cabin maintenance in general, both cabins had lots of little things we requested to be fixed from shades to nightlights to drawer runners

Eliminating smells on starboard side

Being proactive, instead of reactive to issues that are certainly preventable.

Treating the spa, more like a spa, especially the reception desk. I can't believe they're Canyon Ranch trained. "Sit over there and someone will get you for your appointment"

Crowded pool on sea days, thought I am not sure if there is much they can do, except enforce the chair hogging (or not) and on the new ship, re-design this area

Overall staff training / consistency. I think this is a common theme, though there are many great staff.

As far as the itinerary change goes, and the smell making our balcony nearly unusable, we do feel Celebrity dealt with the situation as best as possible, provided fair compensation and we left very happy.

Overall this was a great cruise and an amazing trip and I'm happy to answer questions.

I tried to post the above sooner, but it took getting better internet to post all of the Celebrity Todays online. There are two LARGE PDFs with all of them, though neither is in totally the right order. If I had known they would be this large, I would have done it differently, but by the time I knew, I had thrown all of the originals away. Here you go:

Hong Kong to Singapore 11/9 (86 Megabytes)

Singapore Round Trip ("Gems of Indonesia") (66 Megabytes)

I was not going to post about our post cruise trip, but since this has been offered as a Celebrity Excursion between Ho Chi Min and Bangkok and because it was so amazing, I am going to follow-up with a few posts on Siem Reap and the Angkor Wat "complex"

Happy sailing,
Jenna
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Dreaming of Cruising Somewhere, Homeport-Maine
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A few more post about our post cruise trip to follow up. We flew direct on Silk Air which is a regional airline owned by Singapore. 2.5 hours we were there, and down the stairs, no jetway. Customs and VISA on arrival took a bit but Dee was on crutches since she bruised her heel so she was in a wheelchair which helped get our VISAs faster (but we were the last ones off the plane).

We met the hotel provided car right out of the airport and immediately were well taken care of. We stay at the "Privilege Floor" which is listed as a separate hotel from the Borei Angkor but it's just the top floor with its own restaurant and lounge. All rooms on this floor include breakfast and drinks from 5pm to 7pm. We booked a sunset package with a bigger balcony and private tour guide and driver for wherever we wanted to go.

Sunsets didn't disappoint.


Since we had 4 days we decided to work out our tour schedule with our guide in the morning. We met our guide at 9am after breakfast and decided to start with the main Angkor Wat Temple. While it was a bit crowded, it was amazing.









Dee's heel wasn't feeling great so she didn't walk in and do all the steps.



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After a break out of the sun, as it was HOT and sunny for a drink with this little guy, we headed back to the car.



Most people use Tuk-tuks or slightly modified version, but having a car an AC was nice. Instead of splitting up our day we decided to visit Ta Prohm, another beautiful temple complex best know as the site of the filing of Tomb Raider. Picture really don't do any justice, but I'll share a few.











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We intended to spend a bit of the afternoon by the pool, but ended up taking a nap after lunch. The next morning we met our guide at 5am for sunrise at Angkor Wat. Simply amazing, and the size of the crowd proves it. 4-6 deep all around the pond, looking for the perfect image with a reflection of the temple.



Since we already explored the main Angkor Wat temple we headed over to Bayon before the crowds. This was my favorite temple.











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From there we headed for a drive into the country side for Banteay Srei, which is a also known as the Ladies Temple, bit older, smaller and built from pink sandstone.













Dee with out guide, Siluth


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After spending some time relaxing by the pool' we visited the National Museum. No pictures were allowed inside. Tonight was Tuesday and we had dinner at a "cultural event" at the hotel that included tradition dance. Food, as usual was better than we expected, and honestly better than the ship, some dances were a bit slow (maybe boring?) but still interesting, others were really neat.







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Wednesday morning we decided to sleep in late and enjoy a picnic lunch we had as part of our package with the hotel, at the restaurant instead of out and about. We met up with Siluth (our guide) and drive at 1pm to head to Ton Lesap which is a large lake about 20 min south of Siem Reap. A river runs from the city, down to the lake, and then from the large lake, down to the Mekong River. the size of the lake and the river ways vary greatly by the season. We were there after the rainy season, at the beginning of the dry season, but the water level was still high, and the locals still considered the water clean

Floating villages, bot most residents were from Vietnam. Locals lived in houses on stilts, these houses were actually moved down the river and into the lake when the river dried up.









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We'd been asked for money before, but this was the first time by little kids in a boat.



Traffic on the river was busy, boats passed by close, and I wouldn't consider many of these boats safe, but we were willing to risk it



This gives you a good idea about where water levels could be:


As we left, Dee made a friend:


Until this afternoon, we hadn't really realized how big the city was as we had been visiting ancient structures. While there are no high rises, and it doesn't seem well developed, it is sprawling and has neighborhoods. Pub street is what it says with many Euro night clubs and bars, roaming tourists, etc. There are many hotels, lots of shops and restaurants, and everything is REALLY REALLY inexpensive. Main dishes at the top rated restaurant on trop adviser start at $3 and go up to maybe $11. There are places that are slightly more pricey. While we had dinner out on Monday, it was not "in town" so it was nice to enjoy dinner "in town" this evening. We didn't head out for a drink after.

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For our final day in Siem Reap, we decided to wake up late, sit by the pool.



We also enjoyed a message (also included in the package, though a 60 minute massage was only $35), and pack. Our flight on Asiana to Seoul wasn't scheduled to depart until 11:50p. The hotel was nice enough to let us checkout at 1pm and use a different room (right next door) until 6:30pm. We enjoyed our last night of drinks, and then dinner at the hotel before heading to the airport.

The airport had a unique Christmas tree made from wicker baskets:


For those that like airplane travel, almost as much as cruising, the lounge at Siem Reap isn't much to speak of, there is generally enough sitting in the airport which remained bust until well after we boarded. The 5.5 hour flight from Siem Reap to Seoul was pretty uneventful, except it was just Dee and me in first class, so we each took a window seat so we could use it to lean against to try and sleep.

While the lounge in Seoul was very, very nice, we were so tired, we basically had a bagel with smoke salmon and some tea, we didn't even use the showers as we had planned. We were escorted to the gate at about 9:20, boarded just a few minutes later to find really nice seats.

The seat:


The TV (37 inches, an OK selection of movies):


Dee seems pretty happy that it will convert to a full size bed, complete with lots of pillows and a duvet, but I don't have any sleeping pictures.



To be continued . . .
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Comparatively to booking suites on Celebrity, booking first class is very expensive and we would never be able to afford to cruise if we paid for first class. The miles I earn traveling for work are a nice consolation to being on the road almost two weeks a month on average.

I'm not sure how, but I guess in my excitement missed the pics of Champagne and caviar. Seriously. I haven't tried proper caviar but really enjoyed how it was served. I did get a picture of the purple soup because purple is my favorite color!



Any my main course, Bimibop, a traditional Korean dish, wish was excellent, even without the stone pot.


After dinner, overhead lights were turned off, to aid sleep.


In the middle of the night, I woke to look outside the window to see the northern lights. We were over Alaska and could see all the way down to the ground and ice, 7 miles below. The lights extended all the way to the ground, and twice towering into the sky above us. I actually woke Dee up and made her come over an look. It was magical as the lights changed from pinks and greens to blues. I tried to get a picture, but they all came out nearly black.

Breakfast was served to our final vacation sunrise was stunning:


I can honestly say it was the best flight I've ever had, best food I've had in the air, and almost as good as some of the best meals we've had the entire trip.

We arrived at JFK almost an hour early, had a painless transfer to Newark and a perfectly on time flight home to Portland.

It was certainly a trip of a lifetime for us, and one we'll have a hard time meeting.

See you on-board.
Happy sailing,
Jenna
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Thanks for the very nice review, thanks for posting.
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Thanks Jenna for all the details from your cruise. We will be on the Jan 18th sailing.

Do you have a summary of the actual excursions that you took at each location? Did you take any of the Celebrity excursions. I'm worried about booking too many private excursions just in case our ports change.

At this point, we have booked a private excursion for Komodo Island and I have a driver for our 3 days in Bali. We are staying one night at the Elephant Safari Lodge. At this point we might not get to do either.

I was just wondering if you have any recommendations for any ship tours for any of the other stops?

Did you get any shots before you left?

Thanks
Angela
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Angela,

These are great questions.

First, we (Toni, Rob, Dee and I) don't do buses and since private tours are usually no more than ship tours, we booked all private tours. I booked a few, Dee booked most, I dealt with cruise bookings, air travel (for Dee and me) and some ground transportation.

Darlene used Viator a lot as it consolidated everything in one place, though it is more expensive for the guides has good reviews and protections. Tours by Locals was used for some as well. I'd recommend any of our guides.

We were not worried about paying for, or doing deposits in advance, as using credit cards comes with quite a bit of protection and we would not book with a guide who would not offer a written refund policy if we couldn't make the port.

Here is a summary of tours and guides.

Hong Kong

Frank Law, Ancient Chinese Budist temple, Victoria Point by the cable car, Stanley Market and park for lunch (we missed Aberdeen due to traffic). We used a guide recommended by the hotel for Lantau island and she was GREAT, but I'd have to find her name since she was a last minute addition she was never on our spreadsheet. You may be able to do this on your own. We also visited some sites on our own like the ladies market, some shopping, Macau, etc.



Halong Bay
Indo China Junk reserved through Best Price VN You can also book direct and would DEFINITELY recommend splurging on a private, overnight trip. Most of the boats seem pretty similar, we LOVED our "Prince" Please note, boarding is at noon.

Da Nang / Hoi Ann Best Price VN again and had a guide named Lucky. This was probably the least luxurious vehicle and had almost no suspension. He also waited outside the port gate, which caused a bit of a walk, even though we thought he would be inside. The same thing happened with our ride in Halong Bay, so if you use Best Price VN, make sure they pay whatever fee to come pick you up at the ship. The tour was an ecco tour with cycling through the rice paddies and a local lunch, but it was highly modified as we went, again an advantage of a private tour.

In Saigon we joined up with fellow Cruise Critic roll Call members for a city tour of Saigon. Again we had to walk out of the port 200-300 meters (yards) but had a great tour with a good guide who took us to tourist spots AND back roads in Ho Chi Min (read Alleys) to show us local life. He also took us to the old CIA building where the last American's were evacuated, and I believe is the only guide who can do this. Check out our Roll Call to find Kevin's contact info.

Bangkok Nat at Your Thai Guide. She has a number of guides (7 I think) who work for her, and was a great guide. Tell her the princesses sent you We did an overnight in Bangkok and she went with the flow, adjusted the schedule and tour as we needed and stayed with us from Pick-up at the port through the night (dinner). She took us to local restaurants, and lots of local sites besides the main tourists sites. She was the most expensive guide but everyone thought it was worth it. I still think we spent less than a ship's tour. As I said before, I don't know if I can recommend our hotel due to the less than ideal location for tourism.

Singapore Anna Ong through Viator and she was great. We did public transportation the first day, which was not ideal for us, but mid day she was going to get a car when we asked, but instead she suggested a way to change the tour, eliminate walking and make the best. She had a car for us the next day, and had a great local lunch, in a local HBD appartment.

Bali

I booked a private boat through Jet Set Travel, more expensive than most tours in Bali, but reasonable compared to many locations, and again, private

Giri Putera*Wayan was our guide for the other day of touring was GREAT, and very inexpensive.

We were set-up on a private tour in Komodo with other Roll Call members, but as you know, this never happened

Phuket Patthanant Ketkaew through Viator, we did an Elephant "Trek" though I am not sure I would recommend this, probably better to do it in Northern Cambodia where Elephants are native and they have more water to care for them. We also toured the city, beaches, etc She has a GREAT secret lunch spot, and reminded me a lot of Nat.

Langwaki We used Farly. Our guide is no longer guiding full time and now lives on Penang so we had to cover the cost of his hotel and ferry (it was built into the cost) which again, was pretty pricey in my estimation, BUT when we compared what we got, compared to our friend with a ship tour, it was very, very comparable. We did an island and boat tour, some shoppinga and he included all entrance costs, took us to our MOST local meal, flies and all, and again totally custom tailored the tour, including stopping the boat for us when we wanted to go to a beach for a swim.

Kuala Lumpur Diana*Lee Geok-Chin again through Viator, but these guides are probably easier to find on tours by locals. This was kept pretty mellow and short on purpose, as it was our last day, just a couple of stops and lunch and some drive byes, leaving a reason to come back to this up and coming city.

Happy sailing,
Jenna
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