Live From Celebrity Silhouette: 7 Hits & Misses

After 48 hours sipping Old Dead Guy on the just-launched, 2,884-passenger Celebrity Silhouette, it’s time to reflect. The fourth Solstice class ship to launch in 32 months — which amounts to some 13,000 new berths — was christened on July 21 in Hamburg, and media, travel agents and executives were on hand for a two-night [...]

Live From Celebrity Silhouette: Mowing Through the Lawn Club

“It wouldn’t surprise me if the terrific ideas found in Silhouette make their way back to the other Solstice-class ships,” said Celebrity Cruises president and CEO Dan Hanrahan, referring to the just-launched ship’s grass-covered Lawn Club. Whether Silhouette’s Lawn Club is an improvement on one of cruising’s most novel spaces is debatable, but one thing [...]

Live From Celebrity Silhouette: It’s Got 64 Bottles of Beer on the Wall. Should Brew Snobs Rejoice?

Beer snobs, noses upturned at the sight of Bud Light, have long been ignored on cruise ships. This is their day or reckoning — almost. Celebrity Silhouette’s new version of Michael’s Club has traded cognac for craft beer, aiming to capitalize on the land-based micro-brew trend.

Live From Celebrity Silhouette: What, No Fireworks?

On a day like today, you may see a singing Greek captain, an aerialist who floats over you carrying a long red ribbon, bagpipers who materialize from the ground and a pair of old scissors. No, we’re not talking about your nitrous oxide experience at the dentist. Celebrity Silhouette, the fourth in the Solstice class, [...]

Live From Celebrity Silhouette: 5 First Impressions, 5 Photos

Sandwiched between cranes and containers is a brand-new Hamburg-er, the 122,000-ton, 2,884-passenger Celebrity Silhouette, which will be christened shortly in the German port. After three hours onboard the fourth Solstice-class ship, a few things are clear: Silhouette smells like waffles, it’s awash with (great) beers, and the price of feeling grass between your toes at [...]

New Ship Alert: Celebrity Silhouette

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.

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