The grass looks lush, and we’re ready to sail. We’re speaking, of course, about the Lawn Club on the 122,000-ton, 2,884-passenger Celebrity Silhouette. Celebrity’s fourth Solstice-class ship will be christened on Thursday in Hamburg, and we’ll be filing live reports from the naming ceremony and two-night preview sailing.
While Silhouette reminds us of its sisters (okay, the resemblance is eerie), there are a number of major renovations, the biggest of which is to the now-iconic Lawn Club.
Gone from the at-sea greenery is the Corning Glass Museum and the Hot Glass Show, a (free) fan favorite on Silhouette’s three sisters. The line’s traded glass for grub, and the Lawn Club Grill, a $30-per-person venue billed as an “interactive dining experience,” has supplanted the show.
Eight private cabanas, called “The Alcoves,” will occupy prime Lawn Club real estate on Silhouette. The Alcoves will be available for full-day rentals ($99 per day on port days, $149 on sea days). The alcoves are Wi-Fi enabled (fee applies), and passengers will receive a handful of included amenities (an iPad, fruit, chilled towels, bottled water, mini-fans) and have the option to order extra-fee picnic baskets and beverages for delivery.
Smaller touches include the addition of eight hammocks and a pair of oversized Adirondack chairs. Let the hammock-hogging commence.
So why mess with a legend? We’ll find out later this week; stay tuned for photos and anecdotes from Silhouette.
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