Review of Celebrity Millennium deck 5 (Entertainment-Shops)
Celebrity Theater (upper balcony level 3 of 3)
The Emporium shopping alley (6 Atrium boutiques selling duty-free alcohol and tobaccos, electronics, luxury jewelry, watches, brand perfumes, fashion clothing, sunglasses, accessories, logo items, sundries)
Future Cruise Vacations/Shore Excursions is the Celebrity Cruises sales office providing onboard next cruise booking at discounted rates.
Cafe Al Bacio & Gelateria (72 seats) is a la carte-priced patisserie / specialty coffee bar (open between 6:30 am - 12-midnight). The Gelateria (9 seats) is an Italian Gelato ice cream bar (open between 11 am - 6 pm). Surrounding the Atrium, this coffeehouse sells Lavazza coffee drinks and Tea Forte, complimented with gourmet snacks (free of charge assorted pastries, croissants, mini sandwiches, truffles, tarts, cookies, cakes /incl cheesecake). The gelato ice cream is homemade and served in fresh-baked waffle cones (priced $4 small, $6 large, $7 sundae; toppings are included).
In 2016, on Celebrity Millennium “Bistro on Five” was transformed into “Sushi on Five” (a la carte priced sushi bar). The new sushi restaurant is open for dinner, and also for lunch (on seadays only). Reservations are required. The trial menu offers gyoza (pan-fried dumplings /pork, chicken), Ramen (Lobster, BBQ Pork, Kobe Beef), Salmon Tartare, Tuna (Albacore, Ahi), seared shrimp, edamame (soybeans), sashimi (sliced raw fish – Assorted and Omakase), nigiri (raw fish over vinegared rice), hand-rolled sushi rolls (tuna, seared scallop, shrimp tempura, eel, vegetable), stir-fries (steak, chicken), shrimp cocktail, noodles, tableside-grated sushi wasabi, homemade soy sauce, salads (Silken Tofu, Mixed Green), Beef Tenderloin Tataki, octopus, halibut, hamburgers, green-tea based desserts (Mochi ice cream, mathamisu /tiramisu), caramelized gingerbread, sorbet. There is a separate drinks menu with cocktails, premium sakes (recommended by a sommelier / dedicated sake steward) and tea selection (by glass and bottle), wines (priced by bottle), Japanese beers (Echigo, Tamano Megumi /ale, lager, rise beer). Sushi on 5’s prices range between $4-9 (appetizers), $9-12 (noodles, hot dishes), $4-12 (sushi, sashimi, nigiri).
- Bistro on Five (62 seats, open between 6 am - 1 am) is an all-you-can-eat creperie restaurant (at surcharge $10 pp, no reservations required). The restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner (with tableside service). The decor features comfortable couch seating and large porthole windows (portside views).
- Bistro on Five’s menu offers panini sandwiches (with steak, chicken, veggie), soups, salads, flatbreads, dessert crepes (incl sweet banana, Nutella, pistachio, Cowboy- with marinated steak). The drinks menu includes cocktails, wine by the glass, beers.
Cellar Masters (open between 12-noon - 12-midnight) is a Wine Bar with self-serve Enomatic wine dispensers (wine tasting system, $25 per card). The wine bar has comfortable seating, a long table (for themed events), a professional bartender, an impressive selection of wines by the glass, premium beers. Sommelier consultations are available during the scheduled wine tasting events in the evenings. Tapas and antipasti are served between 5 pm - 12-midnight.
Blu (98 seats) is an exclusive restaurant for AquaClass cabin passengers only (their guests are not allowed). Blu is complimentary and open for Breakfast (between 8-9:30 am) and Dinner (between 6-9:30 pm). Reservations are required. Upon availability, Blu also serves Suite Class passengers (at $5 pp fee). Blu’s menu is similar to the MDR’s (incl Sommelier Recommendations), but additionally offers spa cuisine-themed and healthy food options, premium seafood and meat. All menu items are listed along with their calorie counts. Among the signature dishes here are grilled quail, Seafood Napoleon (shrimp), ahi tuna, mussel ceviche, grilled salmon filet, roasted chicken breast, steaks (pan-seared filet mignon, New York strip loin), lamb (herb-crusted rack), manicotti, soups (incl chilled), salads (incl Caesar and Waldorf), desserts. Among the Breakfast menu items are pancakes, waffles, muesli, French toast, made-to-order eggs and omelets, yogurt parfaits, fresh fruits, fruit smoothies. Dinner menu has 3 appetizers, 4 soups-salads, 3 main entrees, 3 grilled meat dishes, 3 desserts. Blu restaurant is designed as a “private dining room” and features light decor (rich in white and blue), large round-shaped windows, luxury dining amenities, superb service.
Metropolitan Dining Room (upper level) serves “My Time Dining” (open-seating dinner between 6-9:30 pm) and Lunch (on seadays only- between 12-noon and 1:30 pm).
Service boats (14 lifeboats, 4 tender boats, 2 rescue boats).