Where We Be
|Robin your cruise host welcomes you aboard the Celebrity Millennium
|Hawaii Celebrity Cruise -- Days at Sea
|Another fun aspect of cruising is the nightly entertainment. Here we watch Drums of Polynesia featuring singers and dancers from the Hawaiian islands.
There's nothing quite like sailing one-way to
Hawaii to spark the imagination! Our 11-night
cruise aboard Celebrity Millennium with my
mom and dad started in Ensenada, Mexico and
took us in high style to these remote Pacific
islands. The first five days were relaxing days at
sea. Having never spent five consecutive days
at sea before we worried we might get bored,
but we ended up treasuring this downtime, not
to mention the food for which Celebrity is
justifiably famous. On our very first night we
dined on shrimp cocktail, Caesar’s salad, a surf
and turf of prime rib and sauteed haddock, and
creme brulee. The meal was fabulous and we
went from starving to stuffed in no time -- and
stayed that way for the rest of the cruise.
After our days at sea things got busy quick. We
visited the ports of Hilo and Kona on the Big
Island, Lahaina on Maui (two days), and
Honolulu on Oahu where the cruise finished up.
Our "taste test" of these three idyllic islands
certainly made us want to return for more.
|Two formal nights gave us the rare opportunity to get dressed up
|And then there's the food! Our waiter Ian and his assistant Padilla gave us stellar service. They frequently
offered to bring us something different if we weren't ecstatic over our first choice (but we usually were).
|Everywhere you go in the evenings you hear music being played, from dance bands and piano bars to classic guitarists and string trios
|Celebrity did a great job of keeping things interesting during our five days at sea -- including a series of five highly engaging talks given by
Michelle Thaller of Smithsonian Journeys on the solar system and beyond. These were offered each afternoon in the Celebrity Theater.
|The Sunset Bar, located high up on Deck 10 aft, offers a wonderful place to while away an hour with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine
|The indoor pool with its warm, bubbling water and adjacent hot tubs was another favorite
|Poolside was the place to be during our five days at sea
|Our floating city dwarfs all other boats. This is our second time sailing aboard the Millennium (our first was a two-week Panama Canal cruise in 2004).
|Ian from the Phillipines and Padilla from Peru helped make our cruise special
|We had a great time being together with my mom and dad as always
|Sailing to Hawaii will definitely put a smile on your face