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Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by Lois R

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Celebrity Silhouette
Celebrity Silhouette
Member Name: Lois R
Cruise Date: April 2013
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category: AQ
Cabin Number: 1632
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 3.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 4.0
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Ship Facts: Celebrity Silhouette Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Celebrity Silhouette Deck Plans
Another Wonerful Cruise, I love Celebrity!
After being home 2 weeks, I thought I would give my assessment

of Silhouette.

I know a couple of my cruise mates have written long,

pictorals/audio/video reviews and they were awesome.

Mine is not going to be anywhere near that detailed.

Pre-Cruise:

Stayed at The Renaissance on 17th Street. Great location. Got

the room on Hotwire w/taxes and fees 120.00. Taxi from the

airport 15.00.

Hotel offers a shuttle service to the ship for 6.00 per person. Very

reasonable and I signed up after I checked into my room.

They had a noontime shuttle and about 10 people were signed up.

We were all going to Silhouette. I have to say, it took almost 1 hour

from when we left the hotel until we got to the ship. The back up

inside the port was horrible......no wonder pier 25 is such a pain.

Once inside the pier, checking in was very quick. But from what is

normally a 5-10 minute ride, took about 45 minutes. They definitely

need to fix pier 24/25.

Saturday night I met a group from the roll call for dinner at

Bimini Boatyard. I think we had about 20 people. I enjoyed

meeting everyone and had nice time. Food was ok, service

was disorganized (in my opinion). I doubt I will be going back

there. Many other restaurants I have been to before that I enjoy

much more.

OK...got to the ship and I arrived on board at 1:30....looked at my

watch.

A group from the Roll Call had made plans to have lunch at Bistro on

5. I ended up stopping but most of them were all done eating. I brought

the bottle of bubbly from my cabin and had them open it and a few

folks had a toast to the cruise with me.

Cabin....I was in in AQ, 1632 this cruise. It was starboard, a bit

down from the elevators aft. Nice cabin, cabin attendant was fine.

I was missing some items but he got them to me later in the day.

(coupons and stuff).

This cruise was a belated birthday gift from me to me. Normally AQ

is more than my budget allows but I splurged.

Blu was very good.....food and service both top notch.

We had a very nice group of people on our roll call and I ate most

dinners with them in Blu. I ate in there 5 out of 7 nights. The other

2 I went to Lawn Club Grille and Murano.

Breakfast in Blu was very good too. The Maitr'ds in Blu are outstanding

and kudos to Joey who was our waiter for most of the trip!

Sail away, we had a big group up on deck 15 and it was a lot of fun

and looked like everyone was having a good time.

This was my first cruise in a long, long time that I never went to

the Martini Bar. I was in Molecular and that was my hang out. Both

Loide and Andrei were fabulous bartenders and there was the same

group of folks all the time. Quite fun.

Shows...never went to any in the main theater. Oh wait, I did stop

in to see the Liar's Club. Cute......had seen it before.

And I went to Sin City in Celebrity Central....excellent!!!!

I also never attended the Elite Cocktail hour this trip and never had

breakfast in Tuscan (for the Elite breakfast)....just a different trip

for me. Seemed like I was at Molecular when it was 5:30/6:00 and

if I was dressed too casually I didn't care to go change for the

cocktail hour.

As for the Elite Breakfast? I preferred Blu......really good food.

Ports.....Cozumel I went with rollcallmates to Nachi. We had nice

time.....left about 10 and I think we got back to the ship about 2:30.

Nice place, good food, nice company. 55.00 for everything...all

the drinks and food you want. We ate under umbrellas on the beach

but you can eat at the restaurant.

Grand Cayman...I stayed on the ship.

Falmouth, I got off the ship, walked around and got back on.....

Labadee...I shared a cabana with some rollcall mates too.

We got one high up (I think it was probably the last one left

available).

The Island is really lovely and there is plenty of beach...this

particular cabana was just not close to it. You could get there

from the backside though....so I walked down to see the beach...

it was very nice.

But this was also where I had my one accident......the cabana

has 2 levels.....with cushions on the top level and loungers

on the bottom level....well, yes, I was talking to my cruisemates,

not realizing I was near the edge and fell from the top to the bottom

level......HARD...landed in the back of one of the loungers....and it

was in the "UP position" so I landed in the empty spot.....my leg

hit the bar....luckly nothing broke or fractured but since I have been

home now, I had to go to the Dr.....as my leg (Shin area)

has a nice lump on it....they took x-rays...came back negative.

Just has to heal up on its own.

Anyway......I went down to the beach and stayed in the water

a while....then went back up to the cabana and got my stuff and

decided to find a lounge chair and just hung out by the beach.

They also had a really nice BBQ for lunch.....excellent actually.

Ribs, steak, lamb chops!...side dishes too.....it was very good.

Should I go on this itinerary again I will know the set up now

and would be happy with a lounger in one of the shaded areas.

After lunch, Ruthie, Brenda and I took a shuttle tour around the Island.

No charge for that and they go from one end back to the front. Once

we got back to the front I decided to go back to the ship.

went to 2 Specialty Restaurants this cruise.

Lawn Club Grille and Murano's and enjoyed both places.

I also had lunch at Lawn Club Grille and The Porch, both times

with Bill and Rosie and enjoyed both meals.

Oh, we had a nice group at our CC gathering. It was held on Monday

morning about 10:30 in Michael's Club. I would say we had about 40

people show up and about 1/2 dozen officers....The Captain, CD

and other staff were there. Some of the folks did a gift exchange

and overall, I had a good time. They served pastries and coffee.

I also went to the Improv that was on board. Nancy Howland was

the Coordinator and it was a lot of fun. I enjoyed very much.

It was held in Celebrity Central and was an afternoon event.

I also went to the Chef's Competition which was held in the main

theater. I always enjoy that and no different this cruise. It is always

a lot of fun.

I want to say again, what a nice group of folks were on our roll call.

Friendly people and it makes for a nice experience.

And the staff and crew on the ship. Always a smile, hello and the

Officers were quite visible. Service was great too.

Solarium pool....I used it a couple of times...love that area on the

ship.

Other than my fall, the other negative was the disembarkation

process. They really need to enlarge pier 25.....long line outside the

ship...weaving down, around, and then into the port to find luggage and

then onto another line until you get back outside.

I don't usually give grades, I know some folks do their reviews that

way but in this case....cruise was A.....but the disembarkation

process from pier 25 is a D and the back up for getting to the ship

is slow as well.

Overall, it was a wonderful cruise and Silhouette is beautiful vessel

and would sail her again.

Publication Date: 05/06/13
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