The cruise that we just took on the Silhouette was excellent. We had pre-registered online therefore we were able to board the ship very quickly. We were greeted by friendly, professional staff members. Always with Celebrity we have experienced friendly, courteous service.
We boarded the ship and dined in the Ocean View cafe. There were so many choices of fresh foods, from meats to fruits and vegetables and pasta stir fry's. The ship's layout in the Ocean View was a little different from the traditional Celebrity cafeteria style dining. This made it nice as you could just walk to any station and usually didn't have to wait in a line for your food. The staff again was friendly and courteous.
Our rooms were beautiful. This was our first time for getting a balcony and loved being able to see the ports from our room. Excellent views and great housekeeping services.
The ship itself is very beautiful. We loved the open floor plan in the atrium.
We ate in the Blu which was an upgrade for us. It was considered a special restaurant for Aqua Class members. Being a large ship we enjoyed this dining experience as we could eat from 6 to 9:30 and could always be seated. The food was excellent but would opt to eat in the main dining as well as we found that they have good food also.
We found that on this ship we were encouraged to try specialty dining. We did one time and found it very good but would not opt to do that again as the food and service in the main dining area is just as good.
As far as entertainment goes, the Celebrity dancers were pretty good as were the comedians. Although one in particular criticized the 70's and 80's bands alot. We found that very contradictory to the band that was hired for this cruise. Celebrity seems to be stuck in the 70's and 80's rock n' roll days. Although we love this music even we too would like a break and just want to enjoy the music similar to the cultures that we experience on the islands. Although with all the different bars that rock n' roll music could be located in one of those. Then if one chose to go there they could listen to that by choice.
The ports of call were very nice. Although St. Martin much too crowded that day as there were six ships in port. In St. Thomas we took an all day snorkel and sailing cruise that included a delicious gourmet lunch and all the drinks we wanted. The snorkeling was ok as it was very close to the island of St. Johns and there was very little coral to see. We found Coco-Cay to be much more beautiful for snorkeling. All else was great. Celebrity does an excellent job and we look forward to our next cruise. We made new friends and hope to see them all again. Overall we had a wonderful time and as usual miss the ship!