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Sail Date: November 2017
We did noy stay in Rome before departure as we have visited a couple of times before in depth,so we went straight from the airport to the shipwe did not have a great start here as we were told in baggage reclaim to look out on the left ... Read More
We did noy stay in Rome before departure as we have visited a couple of times before in depth,so we went straight from the airport to the shipwe did not have a great start here as we were told in baggage reclaim to look out on the left hand side when exciting missed them they were behind a great big pillar we walked around the arrivals and went back to our starting point luckily for us we spotted a fellow cruiser who waved to us and told us the location of the bags deposit to go to the ship(the airport team had there backs to the exit point talking not doing there jobs).Although we had pre checked in it was slow the coach was held back for some 10mins whole process took about an hour. The ship although we found it clean we also found it tired it was supposed to have had a re-fit earlier this year have a look at the carpet in Main Dining it is filthy and threadbare in parts. The cabin we found to be ok everything worked that we used. We went for second seating dining which we also do all the time when cruising we sat sat down everynight apart from 1 night in the Tuscan for our 40th anniversary of which the ship managed to cock up our Reservation.We enjoy the dining we were looked after very well in the most part found the food to be of a high quality and well presented and very good wines to go with the meals. Sorry we are lazy dont do activities(apart from the Quiz)but we foung that both groups on this ship are the best we have seen on any cruise. Service was of a high standard we did not find any negative issues with this. We used the shore excursions in Athens / Petra we found both of high quality with excellent guides (in fact the athens guide a young girl was the best we have ever had in any sort of excursion while on holiday). We used the shore excursion as well in Oman (Muscat Walking Tour) we did not do very much walking to be honest it was on a Bus we did not think this one was good valuse for money in hindsight we would do the Big Bus tour they did a good deal on Oman / Dubai / Abu Dhabi. Dubai / Abu Dhabi we did the Big Bus both run a shuttle from the boat to the kicking off point downtown. Dubai (saturday) chaotic drop of point is the Dubai Mall exremely busy did the mimimum we wanted to do but that was mainly because of the heavy traffic. Abu Dhabi a lot better traffic around the city a lot lighter if you are tight on time do the mosque. Disembarkation was fine off the boat strangley short of taxis outside and the 2 men running this moved the taxi down the rank so people at the head of the queue were overlooked British / Americans / canadians and Scandinavians sonn showed them the erroe of there ways. We stayed a further night in Abu Dhabi at the Dusit Thani fantastic and well appointed Hotel with a fantastic dining experience it is slightly set back from downtown and is pretty isolated but taxis are very cheap here. In all it came to our expectation we booked it for our 40th wedding anniversary and had a great time we made some friends without having to resort to some on board fancy club. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
We picked the due for the itinerary and value for money. Rome, Sicily, Athens, Suez Canal, Aqaba for Petra, Muscat, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Sky suite, deck 6, midships, good location close to where you needed to be. Great feature was that ... Read More
We picked the due for the itinerary and value for money. Rome, Sicily, Athens, Suez Canal, Aqaba for Petra, Muscat, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Sky suite, deck 6, midships, good location close to where you needed to be. Great feature was that the bed faced to window and not side on as in other suites we’ve had. Good standard of ship and guest entertainers. Luminae great as usual although there were a few night where we had to pick from the main dining room menu. Only thing that we disliked aboard the ship was the quality and appropriateness of piped music when there was no live music or DJ. The music in the Martini Bar which we love was appalling, techno electronic which set your nerves on edge and created a negative ambiance. I can’t stress how bad it was. We requested that they play something more appropriate to the bar and crowd aboard but were told that the music was set by head office in Miami and couldn’t be changed. Every evening we asked them to turn it down.......it was truly awful. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
Wished it had more "single events". Noting that singles were to meet at 8pm at xx and not having a crew member organizer there, is fruitless since I'm not going to tap-on-shoulder those present at the bar to ask them. (first day ... Read More
Wished it had more "single events". Noting that singles were to meet at 8pm at xx and not having a crew member organizer there, is fruitless since I'm not going to tap-on-shoulder those present at the bar to ask them. (first day there were 3 men at the bar at 8pm. Who is to say whether they were there as a group for themselves?!?) Trivia, I guess is doable, but I don't do Trivia. I missed the daily Piano Man that Royal Caribbean has! Maybe a few nights of this in the main lobby (instead of disco dancing) would have been great. Loved the multiple speakers.... loved the "zumba-like" dancing by the pool. Food was good, everywhere. Staff was exceptional... Evening shows were generally excellent as well. Our Cruise Director Sue Denning, again, outdid herself! Ports were good except had to miss Cinque Terre tour and the Toulon tour due to weather. Read Less
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Sail Date: November 2017
We chose this cruise based on the a special group rate that was advertised locally that included flight and bus transportation to airport, hotel in Rome, and fromtmfrom hotel to port and then bus to our home area in Florida. We have ... Read More
We chose this cruise based on the a special group rate that was advertised locally that included flight and bus transportation to airport, hotel in Rome, and fromtmfrom hotel to port and then bus to our home area in Florida. We have cruised Celebrity a few times before, but we have a higher cruising record with Princess. We went with another couple that we traveled with before. One couple we met came back to their room on the 3rd floor to find water from a busted pipe that flooded their room and part of the hallway to a group of rooms. There were some empty rooms and they got upgraded to an outside room. One night we came back to our room and found no water in faucet or toilet. I called guest relations and they said the entire ship was without water. It took several hours for the water to come back and when the faucet was opened the water came out with dirt. The water eventually ran clear. However, not one person of authority from the ship ever acknowledged the situation and cause. We didn't know if water was safe to drink. It all worked out in the end. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
The ship was very clean. The dining room food and service were better than the last 21 cruises we have been on. The entertainment exceeded our expectations. The Horrible. A water main broke on the ship. We had no water to the cabins ... Read More
The ship was very clean. The dining room food and service were better than the last 21 cruises we have been on. The entertainment exceeded our expectations. The Horrible. A water main broke on the ship. We had no water to the cabins for about 6 hours. It wouldn't have been so bad except passengers were not notified. Rumors started to spread that deck 2 was under water and deck 3 was flooding. A total lack of communication from Celebrity. We didn't sink, we got water back so we guess they fixed the problem. The disembarkation was the worst we have ever had. The machine that raises and lowers the gangplank malfunctioned. About 400 of us stood on the promenade deck waiting to get off. Our numbers had been called. There was no communication until a very stressed assistant cruise director tried yelling information above everyone talking. You would think that a life boat deck would have a powered megaphone. We ended up going down a very steep angled ramp with no one from the ship to help those who had trouble. . Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
We chose this cruise after doing significant research on several transatlantic crossings. This was our first transatlantic and we loved the idea of starting in Rome and making stops in the Western Med. Amazing ports including Rome, ... Read More
We chose this cruise after doing significant research on several transatlantic crossings. This was our first transatlantic and we loved the idea of starting in Rome and making stops in the Western Med. Amazing ports including Rome, Florence, Barcelona, Palma and Tenerife. We chose to do the shore excursions provided by Celebrity (something we normally don't do) because we were not familiar with the ports. They were even better than expected and wouldn't hesitate to book through them again on a future cruise. Our sea days were very enjoyable and relaxing. The Silhouette has many great public areas and has one of the best lay outs of any ship we have been on. LOVE the fact that there is no smoking anywhere inside the ship including the casino. We tried 3 of the upcharge restaurants, Tuscan Grille (not bad), Qsine (amazing). and Lawn Club Grill (disappointing). We tried to get into Murano but couldn't get a reservation. The MDR was excellent. We had flexible dining and always chose a table for 2. It was never a problem. We also ate in the MDR for breakfast on sea days. We chose the buffet for most of our lunches. It had many, many choices and the ice cream was a favorite everyday! The only real criticism we have was the entertainment. We love comics and there were only 2 on the entire 16 days. The rest of the entertainment was ok but became redundant. We have already booked the Reflection transatlantic for next year. Love Celebrity and love the Soltice class ship layout. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
This one the best yet - a big part to Cruise Critic and the Roll Call. Signed up for two excursions I learned about through the Roll Call. Weather prevented us from stopping for the France excursion, but, the tour in Mallorca was ... Read More
This one the best yet - a big part to Cruise Critic and the Roll Call. Signed up for two excursions I learned about through the Roll Call. Weather prevented us from stopping for the France excursion, but, the tour in Mallorca was WONDERFUL - a small friendly group, a van, great tour guide and time for shopping, food tasting and stops throughout the Island. This was my 3rd cruise on the Silhouette and the crew and passengers all made it an extra friendly atmosphere. Sad that I missed out on the Gift exchange because I was never notified on where or when it was. Did enjoy the Cabin Crawl. Best Celebrity excursion yet was the Inside Tour of the ship including the Bridge. My camera was snapping away. Next cruise is another Trans Atlantic - again on the Silhouette in April. Can't get enough cruise days. The hard part this time will be losing hours instead of gaining them while I sleep. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
Overall wonderful experience. Comfortable ship with excellent entertainment options, delicious food, and good value for money. A couple of comments on dining... I rarely saw anyone at the Sushi at 5 restaurant, which used to be a free ... Read More
Overall wonderful experience. Comfortable ship with excellent entertainment options, delicious food, and good value for money. A couple of comments on dining... I rarely saw anyone at the Sushi at 5 restaurant, which used to be a free option. As well, we didnt' see the point in spending extra money on the specialty dining options since our regular dining room meals were already excellent. We did try Murano one night, which was excellent, but not so much better to make it worth the additional cost. Our waiters were wonderful (we had the same ones for the entire 27 days) and they paid special attention to my wife's special food needs. The first leg of the cruise included the beverage package, but the repositioning leg did not .. so it was good that they offered a 2 for 1 deal on it. Otherwise it would have been far too expensive for the amount of alcohol that we would want. The quality of the entertainers was much better than we expected and made the evening shows into must-attend events. The ship's band was also terrific and included a former multiple Grammy winner as its lead. Since there were so many B2B cruisers on board, they made it very simple for those who did not need to disembark after the first leg. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2017
We spent a few days in Lake Como and toured Italy, then enjoyed the birthday holiday cruise. The crew on Celebrity are always fantastic, but think the powers that be, the management, are making changes. cutting back on many things, and the ... Read More
We spent a few days in Lake Como and toured Italy, then enjoyed the birthday holiday cruise. The crew on Celebrity are always fantastic, but think the powers that be, the management, are making changes. cutting back on many things, and the food is not as good as it has been, or on other lines. Competition for our business is huge and hate to see Celebrity change. The open seating dining was a joke this cruise!!!, finally went to late seating. Our cabin in SV was great, loved the wake everyday!! Sue the cruise director has and still is a great lady. Not real happy with the Shore excursions desk, enjoyed our excursions but had a problem with our tickets and the meeting spot. Brought it to the desk attention after----in one ear and out the other--hear from no one!! The officers were always out and about and friendly always. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
Our first TA and our second trip on the S Class ships. We absolutely enjoyed our time on the Silhouette. We stayed in Aqua but dined mostly in other venues including the MDR. The main dining room offered excellent service and excellent ... Read More
Our first TA and our second trip on the S Class ships. We absolutely enjoyed our time on the Silhouette. We stayed in Aqua but dined mostly in other venues including the MDR. The main dining room offered excellent service and excellent food. Blu is always top notch service. Qsine was so much fun, we dined there three nights. Tuscan Grill remains our favorite. Sushi on 5 was always entertaining. The S class offers so many places to meet and gather, it never felt crowded. Overall, we had excellent service in every venue. All crew members we encountered were always friendly. Andrej at the World Class Bar offered a wealth of information. The Martini bar was always fun. The casino could have paid off a bit more but we won several times. We did a ship tour and that is definitely worth the time and money. Celebrity remains our favorite cruise line. Read Less
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