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Celebrity Millennium Day 5 Live Blog: Oranjestad, Aruba

Our cruise started in Philipsburg, St Maarten, and today we arrived an Aruba, another semi-autonomous Dutch nation.  This was clearly an exciting visit for the island, as early this morning multiple ships and boats welcomed us with horns, which was probably exciting to those who were already awake.  We had a late night, so instead of getting up to see the fanfare, we waited for our 9am coffee delivery and then prepared to head ashore... read more

Celebrity Millennium Live Blog Day 4: Sea, Tunes, and Love

The excitement of the first Caribbean cruise back, combined with the tropical sunlight coming in from around the blackout curtains were powerful forces, yet no match for the comfortable mattress in our stateroom.  Late starts aren’t always bad starts, but still there was a lot on the schedule to check out today.  Eventually rising, with the assistance of coffee, juice, and pastries being delivered to the room, I realized I’d not posted the previous day’s blog.  I sat out on the verandah with coffee and remembered how lucky I am to be here... read more

Celebrity Millennium Day 3: The First Cruise Ship Back to Bridgetown, Barbados

On day three of the first Caribbean cruise back in service, we woke up earlier than we usually do on land.  No, not for an early shore excursion, or to watch the ship entering port – but to catch a glimpse of ourselves on The Today Show!  Being on the first cruise ship back AND the guy on national TV saying he almost cried stepping back on a ship after a year?  Yep.  Despite the excitement though, we had an objective: check out Bridgetown, Barbados!  Though that mission today, required some extra planning... read more

First Cruise Back! Today We Set Sail for the First Time in Over a Year!  Celebrity Millennium: Day One

For the first time in 471 days, we’re writing this while enjoying the gentle motion of a cruise ship’s movement, and to say that we’re delighted to be back is an understatement.  But what’s the experience like on Celebrity Millennium?  Is it too restrictive?  Are things up to snuff?  Let’s look at the very first day of the first Caribbean cruise back to see since March 2020... read more

Tips for Cruising out of St Maarten this Summer

This Summer Celebrity Millennium and Celebrity Summits are cruising out of St Maarten.  If you’re taking one of these cruises though, it’s critical you understand the requirements of both the government of St Maarten, as well as Celebrity Cruises. From COVID tests and vaccines, to  entry authorization forms and insurance, it’s not as complicated as it sounds  - as long as you know what to expect.  Note that after the basic rules or requirements, we'll also share some tips we found helpful read more

We're Bringing You Along on Two of the First Caribbean Cruises this Year! Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Millennium

Celebrity 2021 Edge and Millennium If you've been waiting to book a cruise because you want to see what the experience is like these days, we're going to make it easy to find out.  During June and early July we'll be sailing on two of the first ships to sail the Caribbean in over 14 months: Celebrity Edge & Celebrity Millennium.  You'll get to come along virtually, with our blogs, live videos, and more, as we sail and answer your questions.... read more