Celebrity Silhouette is one of the most beautiful ships that I've cruised on! It's all brand, spankin' new, and it's fabulous! My understanding is that Silhouette will not be based in Jersey, though, so I'm just glad that we were able to cruise on her before she is relocated to her new home.
Starting out in Bayonne is ugly, but ok. We had a family member drive us from Long Island and it took about an hour to get there. We arrived around 11:00am and were onboard the ship by 11:30am. Not bad! We were greeted with a lovely mimosa to start our trip off right! The weather was cold and damp, but we didn't care one bit. When we arrived we went immediately to the Ocean View Cafe and had lunch. As is usually the case, the buffet was busy and there were no tables, but we just bundled up and sat outside on the deck! No worries! The food in the buffet is pretty typical cruise fare. Not great, but not bad either. The restaurant is gorgeous and very modern.
Our room was ready around 1:30pm, so we went on up to check it out. The staterooms are very pretty and updated and modern. The bathrooms are fantastic! They are bigger than most bathrooms on celebrity and the shower is really nice. Our balcony was pretty big and we spent quite a bit of time out there drinking and soaking up the sun. The flat screen tv in our stateroom was great! The tv is interactive so you can order room service, buy photos and watch free, that's right free movies on demand! Pretty nice! My only complaint about the room is the lack of storage. I have to say, Royal Caribbean does it better in regard to room design with storage in mind. There just aren't enough drawer space for clothes. But, other than that, the room is fantastic! Our stateroom attendant, Arun was remarkable. What a nice guy! He just made everything seem effortless. We snuck out for 2 minutes and we came back, the bed was made and fresh towels were waiting! What a hard worker!
That evening we went to dinner in the Grand Cuvee Dining Room. We had table 460 and our waiter was Martin. I really enjoyed the food in Cuvee and the service was really nice. I must say that the style in the restaurant was a little less formal that what we have been used to in the past. We loved it.
The entertainment on Silhouette is some of the best around! They have a production called the Show. It was fabulous! Think of Cirque de Soleil! There were a couple of comedians and a magic show and of course you have the singers and dancers. Pretty good stuff!