We sailed aboard the Celebrity Silhouette with 8 other friends on the first sailing from the US to the Caribbean on November 6th. This was also our very first Celebrity experience. Overall, the cruise was quite relaxing. Here are our positive and negative comments.
The Captain and officers were quite friendly and visible throughout the cruise.
Dancing with the Stripes and Water Volleyball were the best activities.
Truly appreciated the cold towels around the pool and when returning to the ship after our excursions.
Embarkation was a breeze. Though you do have to ride a shuttle to get to the ship (after completing your check-in process).
The entertainment was a mixed bag - which was nice to see; there were a few stand outs - but overall wonderful entertainment.
The cruise director (Paul) had a nice voice and sang his talents during the cruise.
The ship seemed to be short-staffed at times; waited a long time for coffee and our meals at breakfast time in the dining room. Also waited too long for a bar server.
The air-conditioning on the ship was not adequate; certain areas felt warm and stuffy.
Storage space within the cabins was very limited.
Two storage bins were placed over the beds; making them quite difficult to reach.
Quiet areas (the hideaway and library) were too close near the atrium of the ship; so it turned out to be quite noisy.
The seats in the main dining room are very heavy to move around; and many people asked for pillows.
The menu in the dining room for the last formal night was the worst - lobster was provided - but was served in a cream sauce with quite a few mushrooms within a pastry shell - it basically was a pot pie.
Overall, the dinner menus in the main dining room did not stand out as being better than other cruiselines.
Disembarkation seemed to be a nightmare; we never left the port terminal with our luggage until 11:00 a.m.
Though Paul (the cruise director) sang for us - after awhile, it was a bit overkill - he spent way too much time spent singing as opposed to being an actual cruise director.