The Celebrity Silhouette is a beautiful ship with the best group of Officers I have ever sailed with. We have been on over 40 cruises since 1980 and this ship proved to have the friendliest group of Officers. The Captain was outstanding and so available every day to speak with passengers. His sense of humor was the best. The indoor pool was great. The indoor pool on the Celebrity Infinity is better because of the four massaging spouts at each of the corners of the pool as well as both sides of their pool had a bubbly place to lay and feel like you were getting a personal massage while laying in the water. The elegance of this ship is unmistakable. The Aqua Class restaurant Blu was outstanding and wonderful as always. We are Elite with Celebrity so there was the highly complimentary drinks from 5 to 7. This cruise we were given vouchers instead of having to meet in a particular lounge, which was enjoyable as we were able to try out other bars and lounges with our vouchers as opposed to having to go to one place and stay there to drink. We enjoy having the flexibility of drinking in different places on the ship so this worked out perfect for us. Two night we enjoyed the sunset bar at the very back of the ship, just at sunset, which was stunning. It was so quiet and peaceful we felt almost like we were on our own private huge yacht just for us! Celebrity really knows how to consistently have outstanding food, great service, with an elegance that is unbeatable. We had cruised for two decades with Princess and always enjoyed that immensely. A few years ago, we ended up going on a Celebrity cruise as a last minute decision to get away during a winter month and fell in love with Celebrity. In just a couple of years with all our cruises, we made Elite status which took us years to obtain with Princess. Celebrity has a knack for knowing their clientele and creating activities based on knowing its passengers.
We were not impressed at all with the future cruise sales team. They seemed like it was their first day working for Celebrity. I knew more about information for future cruise booking than they did. That was sad. They could not get our future cruise booking correct. It took them five times to get it right, finally. Too much of my vacation my spent calling them, going down to their office and explaining to them what was not right about the bookings. This was unacceptable and Celebrity needs to get this fixed right away.
We sailed this transatlantic as a second part to a back to back cruise. The cruise before this was a 14 night cruise that sailed to Croatia, Corfu, Sicility, Montenegro, Venice, Rome, and several other ports. The transatlantic sailed from Rome, to Barcelona, the Canary Islands and ended in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This was great to be able to get the long transatlantic flight out of the way at the beginning of the trip and then sail leisurely home to the USA. This meant we only had a 2 hours non-stop flight from Fort Lauderdale back to home. That part made the trip even more wonderful!