Silhouette Holyland Cruise 9/3/2011: Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by jaylaw1
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Silhouette Holyland Cruise 9/3/2011
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
We loved the itinerary, and the combination of "Sea Days" and Ports. (see my comments below about Israel)
There are about 2800 passengers on the ship, and you never fell part of a herd. Everything is done so efficiently that there were no long lines to embark, retrieve one's passport or find a seat at the pool. There is more than enough facilities for all.
We ate at Murano and Tuscan Grill, and I would say avoid both unless it is a special occasion. $40 per person to eat food that is similar to what is served in the MDR is More ridiculous. Of course the presentation, service and ambiance is better-but not $80 a couple better. I also thought it was downright "tacky" for Murano to charge extra for Earl Grey Tea.
In fact, Silhouette charges too often for items that should be included-it seemed to be the universal opinion that we were being nickel and dimed to death. (Of course, you can avoid these charges if you wish and still have a wonderful time) Less
Cabin review: 1C8109 Deluxe Veranda
We were in Cabin 8109 which is at the very front of the ship - a long walk from the elevators. The closet is too small, and hard to get into. There is not enough drawer space. The lighting was wonderful for make-up and reading. The shower is excellent for a cruise ship - big enough for a large size person.Read All Deluxe Veranda (1C) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
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Beautiful Greek Islands
Don't pay full rates
From an Ex Princess Bartender ...
Very good cruise
Great Entertainment and Relaxe...
Not As Good As Two Years Ago