If you’re a present or former member of the U.S. or Canadian armed forces, it’s never too soon to think seriously about this not so last minute deal from Celebrity Cruises. In September, 2014, Celebrity Millennium repositions for the winter from Vancouver, British Columbia to Toyko, Japan. The military discount for this 16 night luxury cruise is an awesome $200 off per person, for two people.
Celebrity Millennium embarks from Vancouver, British Columbia at 4:30pm on Friday, September 12, 2014. The ship arrives in Tokyo on Saturday, September 27 at 6am. However, guests can stay overnight on the ship, avoiding the high price of a hotel room in Tokyo, and disembark Millennium on Sunday, September 28, 2014. In between Vancouver and Tokyo, the ship makes three port calls.
After a week at sea, crossing the Pacific Ocean, Celebrity Millennium docks at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia on Sunday, September 21. She is in the Russian port from 7am until 7pm. The city is located near the southern tip of the massive Kamchatka Peninsula, 2,200 km from Vladivostok and 6,800 km from Moscow.
Millennium heads back to sea with her next stop coming on Wednesday, September 24 at Otaru, Japan. She is docked at Otaru from 10am until 7pm. Otaru is also surrounded by mountains and is located near Sapporo on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
The next day, Celebrity Millennium swings around to the southern tip of Hokkaido and docks at the city of Hakodate. She is in port from 10:30 to 7:30pm on Thursday, September 25, before making the final journey to Tokyo.
The ‘Best Rate’ for this cruise is $879 per person for an inside stateroom, based on double occupancy. However, present and former military personnel can get the same room for $679 per person, a $200 per person savings. There is an additional $100 in government fees and taxes. This means that an interior cabin for two can be had for as low as $1,558, including taxes.
Upgraded staterooms are all eligible for the military discount. Ocean View room start at $849 per person. A cabin with a balcony is not much more, starting from $989 per person. A suite gets a little pricier at $1,819 per person.
Celebrity Millennium is one of four Millennium Class ships in the Celebrity Cruises fleet. All four were built between 2000 and 2002. Her sisters are named Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Summit and Celebrity Constellation.
Millennium was built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in St. Nazaire, France and made her maiden voyage on July 1, 2000. The ship is decent sized with a gross tonnage of 90,963 and a length of 294 metres or 965 feet. There are eleven decks accessible to the capacity 2,138 guest with typically 999 crew members onboard.
The Small Print
·Because of the nature of last minute deals, the pricing printed here is fleeting and could change at any time.
·Prices are in Canadian dollars.
·Most meals are included in a typical cruise price but DRINKS ARE NOT!
·Also not included are gratuities.
·Cruise pricing does not include air fare, ground transfers and hotel accommodations before and after the cruise.