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 [...]
“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 [...]
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.
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, [...]
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 [...]
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.