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Southampton to Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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Western Mediterranean
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217 Southampton to Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


niddwalker2 avatar

niddwalker2

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Silhouette too many passengers

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This was our third cruise on Silhouette and took us to the Azores Madieira Tenerife and Lisbon.We thought the food and service were excellent. Our main grumble is the same as previous reviews in that there are too ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Two 2 Tango

19 Reviews Written

121 Helpful Votes

Not up to expectations

We were recommended Celebrity by our TA who said once we had used them we would never go back to other cruise lines. The check in was very good and we were on board by 11am in good time for lunch, but our first ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Chouchou14

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not as good as we'd hoped for.

Embarkation at Southampton was quick & efficient, cabin was fine though a little minimalist in its decor.Our cabin steward, Anand, was excellent and we thanked him very much for his work and his friendliness. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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russellw231

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Food in Blu restaurant below average

Food was inconsistent We had cold rib eye steaks Tough/ undercooked duck Semi frozen French toast Cold Lobster Been on the Celebrity Eclipse many times. Never had a problem. Also drinks package ...
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Sail Date September 2019


jayzed avatar

jayzed

2 Reviews Written

OK cruise considering a few 'issues' along the way

My wife and I are fans of Celebrity, they just know what they're doing when it comes to cruising, service etc, usually that is! This cruise we felt Celebrity may have bitten off more than they could chew - so ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Chel avatar

Chel

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

July 2019 Med cruise spoiled by too many unruly children.

I'll apologise now if this is a long review but it has to be said. This was our 5th Celebrity cruise and the 2nd on The Silhouette. We love the Celebrity brand and have only ever cruised with them. I often read ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Jofair

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

25th Wedding anniversary

We chose this cruise as we have sailed with celebrity twice before on different ships and were very satisfied with them. As it was our wedding anniversary we upgraded to a corner sky suite with a larger balcony (Was ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Goldmember55 avatar

Goldmember55

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Should be renamed ‘Silhouette of the Seas’

Chose this cruise because it was one of the very few Med itineraries offered by Celebrity they seem to mostly do Northern Europe or canaries. When booked early June was surprised to see how many cabins where still ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Babylou44

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Is friendly service a thing of the past....?

I chose Celebrity because we had sailed on the Eclipse two years ago and then Royal Caribbean’s Independence last year and felt that Celebrity was the better option. But I think they have got complacent and it ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Langdale39 avatar

Langdale39

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Disappointed not what we expected

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary paying full price at the start of the year, first time ever cruising so expected to be wowed! Our room is clean and comfortable and we have no ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Sonya11

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Expectations dashed - but still a very nice ship.

The itinerary was what prompted me to take this cruise, the ship was luxurious and the staff very professional. The average rating comes from the main dining room food, small portions, and average quality. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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bagsy1

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Are Celebrity Cutting Corners to Pay for Their New Ships?

We have taken more than 20 Celebrity Cuises and chose this itinerary as it sailed from and returned to Southampton for a no fly Cruise as my wife has walking difficulties and did not wish to fly. We had an ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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judyandthegang

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not as good at the Eclipse

We went to Norway for a week with the Eclipse in May and had a good time, with great service and decent food, so we decided to go again to the Azores, Madeira and the Canaries for two weeks in September. The ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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browndj77

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nice ship and shows but expensive drinks, wifi

GOOD POINTS Food Service Shows Rooms Silent disco Average age for cruise was 65 yo ! NEED TO IMPROVE: EXPENSIVE drinks when not on package. Package encourages an unhealthy amount of drinking ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Terry Thorpe

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Standards are slipping

We were very disappointed that our latest cruise on Silhouette did not come close to our expectations, especially as our travel agent had personally recommended Celebrity. Our previous cruise on their Eclipse vessel ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Hartburn avatar

Hartburn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

4 in a boat

Sailing from Southampton. Good selection of ports. Celebrity have been every good on previous cruises. Object to paying for shuttle buses and boat shuttles. Corsica was originally scheduled with no shuttle boat. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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ZZRLAD

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

It's the little things that make a difference... or not

This was our first cruise and had been looking forward to it for such a long time. Overall we enjoyed it and ensured we had a good time. However, our experience was marred by poor service on a number of ...
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Sail Date July 2018


MedHead63 avatar

MedHead63

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Celebrity Eclipse in Decline

I work in social work which is stressful and booked this cruise after moving to Wales as both husband and myself needed a break after a stressful eighteen months refurbishing house and his chainsaw accident. This ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Keneggy999

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing experience

As a solo traveler I had hoped that this cruise would be enjoyable, it wasn’t. A lot of the time I felt that the ship was too crowded and it could be difficult to enjoy everything it had to offer. For instance, ...
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Sail Date July 2018


monkey013 avatar

monkey013

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Shame they dropped a Port

We chose this cruise as it was visiting Oporto and Lisbon - well meant to have been. On the first sea day we were advised no Oporto due to technical failure which would be rectified in Lisbon. A late arrival in Vigo ...
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Sail Date May 2018


poole avatar

poole

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Repetitive stageshows

Having sailed with Celebrity previously my wife and I were eager to return to "Eclipse" for her trip to the Western Med in September 17. The cruise met all our expectations with regard to the incredible staff and ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Cooley Consumers

9 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

A So So - So what's new - cruise

First, Southampton is fabulous for the easy of embarkation! Great job!!! So easy. We boarded early and it was about 8 GBP (pounds) fare from Southampton Central Station to the ship. Easy to get on and reacquaint ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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1979annieca

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Falling standards

We have cruised with Royal Caribbean before and found them to be of good quality and good value. Not this time. Prices have gone up and standards have gone down dramatically. The main restaurant where food has ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Tooncruiser

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great service

Ticked all the boxes including free drinks package when booking. Not enough daytime lectures/talks (Lady who delivered talks on pop stars had a poor delivery style). There were a number of quizzes but the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Bigjock7

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

First Cruise on Celebrity, It will be our last on this Line

We were just looking for a restful cruise from Southampton in September and this fitted the bill. We had done all of the ports on past cruises. Booking using their web site was a complete nightmare. Eventually ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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