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1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
My friend and I wanted a quick weekend trip of fun and sun - I am a professor and I had off the Friday and Monday of MLK weekend. I have family in Florida so I got to visit with them as well. We liked the comedian and the massages at the ... Read More
My friend and I wanted a quick weekend trip of fun and sun - I am a professor and I had off the Friday and Monday of MLK weekend. I have family in Florida so I got to visit with them as well. We liked the comedian and the massages at the spa - the gym was fine but having no water fountain was not cool). My friend is a vegetarian and she appreciated different choices each day. This cruise was advertised as a 2 day cruise, but we had to disembark at 8 am, and I didn't get on until 1 pm, so it wasn't a full 2 days. Because of this, it was a bit pricey. Next time I will go to an all-inclusive hotel and pick when I get there and when I want to leave. The disembarking was crazy - we asked three different people and got three different answers. Guest Services always had a line. You know how hotels have a book that describes the amenities, etc? Well, with only two days to get familiar with the boat, it would be nice to have a book like that in a cabin. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2019
This was an unusual itinerary, just two nights. Departure from Port Everglades and a slow overnight to Nassau, then overnight back to Port Everglades the following evening. My friend spotted this one-off type of itinerary and the ... Read More
This was an unusual itinerary, just two nights. Departure from Port Everglades and a slow overnight to Nassau, then overnight back to Port Everglades the following evening. My friend spotted this one-off type of itinerary and the reasonable price along with it, so we booked it for something to do other than sitting around at home this weekend. The Silhouette is a beautiful ship, I'm sure I didn't see all of it in the short time that we were aboard. We had a Concierge class balcony for our brief cruise, and aside from a bottle of sparkling wine and some hors d'oeuvres on the first night of the cruise I don't think the upcharge for "Concierge" carried with it anything extra. The cabin was perfectly fine for the two of us for two nights and the bathroom was a bit larger than some other standard balcony cabins I've been on, on Royal Caribbean, NCL, and Carnival. Our cabin attendant was excellent and made sure that our cabin was always neat and stocked, and he also quickly handled the few requests we gave to him. Dining was very good in the buffet area for breakfast and lunch, and we opted for some upcharge restaurants for dinner. I honestly found both of them to be overpriced as compared to the specialty restaurants I've experienced on NCL and Holland America. Also, in the case of QSine, I found the food there to be rather disappointing with a very limited menu. Tuscan Grille was much better, I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner there. We did do room service for breakfast one morning, which was just okay. The menu was not very large. I did get the opportunty to use the gym and I found it very well equipped, clean, and with a great view of the bow of the ship. I did find the duty free and general shopping area a bit disappointing for a ship this size. Prices were nothing special either. The staff onboard was excellent. Everywhere was friendly and nothing seemed forced. This was my first Celebrity experience and although brief, I would definitely try them for a longer voyage. It's hard to rate higher than the 3 stars I applied as this was such a brief cruise. Read Less
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6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
I really can't understand the negative comments about the cruise we experienced on the Silhouette. Was it perfect? No. But is any cruise completely perfect? I don't think so! But this was one of the best cruises we have taken, ... Read More
I really can't understand the negative comments about the cruise we experienced on the Silhouette. Was it perfect? No. But is any cruise completely perfect? I don't think so! But this was one of the best cruises we have taken, and we have taken quite a few. We were in Suite Class in a Shy Suite, Deck 10, Cabin 1202. You can read that review below. We started off in the new Edge terminal. Suite check in was great! An elevator up, no lines. No waiting, except for the woman who was complaining about her dining room table. But when we had waited 30 seconds, another person came over to check us in. We had 1 bag that we were carrying, and went to Luminae for lunch. There was no cruse of people at the buffet, just a nice quiet table. Our waitress was Eka, an extremely pleasant young lady from Bali. Except for 1 meal in Luminae, we kept Eka. Of all the cruises we have taken, if I could take Eka with us on any future cruises, I would pay the difference! To say she was wonderful would not give her the credit she deserves. Actually the entire staff in Luminae was outstanding. Our sommelier, Carlos, made the selection of a wine completely enjoyable. After the 2nd night, we didn't even taste what he selected. It paired perfectly with our meal. The ship is beautiful and well maintained. What absolutely added to the cruise was the Cruise Director, Sue Denning! We have had many cruise directors, but Sue has to be our age, mid 60's, but has the energy of someone in their 30's! From the time we got up in the morning, to late at night, Sue was always there. She was vivacious, and fun, but NOT over bearing! The entertainment was unbelievable, to good. Ivan Rutherford, who played Jean Valjean on Broadway and around the globe, performed a number of Broadway Show Tunes, and his voice was magnificent! There was a "comic/juggler" was on the bill. I am so sorry I forget his name. I said to my wife that I was not sure I even wanted to go to that show. That would have been a HUGE MISTAKE! To say he was a little funny would be like saying the Pope is a little Catholic! He was side splitting funny, and did a second performance matinee which was as good as the evening show! A group named Uptown, 3 guys from New York, were absolutely wonderful, and another senor moment since i can't remember his name, piano player/singer who has performed for years, and at the Grand Old Opry, was also great. The cast productions were OK. The silhouette had something called "Silent Disco." We saw these people dancing in the disco on the 1st or 2nd night, with no music, just headphones on. Looked pretty lame, but on the 3rd night, they moved it out to the main section of the ship. Lame it is NOT! Again, my wife and I are in our mid 60's but very healthy and pretty much in shape. Well, Silent Disco has got to be the most enjoyable evening dance activity we have ever done. There were all ages there, from their 20's to their 70's. You really don't want to hear this loud disco music if you have a cabin close to the center core. So everyone has headphones with 3 channels, each one playing a different selection. You see all of these "weird people' dancing with no music, then all of a sudden, people are singing, off key I must say because you have the headphones on and can't hear yourself, to the chorus. We did Silent Disco 3 nights and we should have done it that 1st night. There were a few "late night" activities for adults over 18 only. Hysterical! I'm gonna end it here, but to say we had a great cruise would be short sighted! This was definitely one of the best cruises we have ever taken. I would go on the Celebrity Silhouette again in a heartbeat! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
We just got home from the Celeb Jan 2 Silouhette and absolutely loved everything about it except the ship’s shows. They were boring and Celeb needs to work on it a bit. Cabin - was very roomy! Bigger than a few others we have been ... Read More
We just got home from the Celeb Jan 2 Silouhette and absolutely loved everything about it except the ship’s shows. They were boring and Celeb needs to work on it a bit. Cabin - was very roomy! Bigger than a few others we have been on. We had 7119 on Silouhette. Balcony. My kids enjoyed the fun factory and my oldest loved the Hideaway room so he could chill and read. Restaurants - Sushi was good and QSine was okay. The best is the Murano! Dining Room Service and Food was phenomenal!! Buffett food same! Great picks and almost clean. Shore Excursions - excellent!! We loved Klein Beach of Bonaire! Bring plenty of water and snorkel gear! Celeb wanted 35 per person for the water taxi but we hopped on for 20 per adult and the kids were free! We also did the Cayman Islands turtle and dolphin adventure excursion. Loved it!! The activities on the ship were a bit boring. I would of given it a five star but I didn’t like the shows or the activities on the ship. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Wanted a different holiday experience. The ship decorations we're fantastic. Boarding was easy with better than average champagne. I thoroughly enjoyed dinner seating with other single travellers. Food was good not great. Some ... Read More
Wanted a different holiday experience. The ship decorations we're fantastic. Boarding was easy with better than average champagne. I thoroughly enjoyed dinner seating with other single travellers. Food was good not great. Some items too salty, I sent one item back after the first taste, special requests not accommodated on multiple nights. But other items were fabulous, like duck, lobster, and a vegetable turnover. The selection at Cafe Bacio are fabulous, especially tre leche cake. The cappuccino is good, not great. The regular coffee is acceptable. Do try the Spa Cafe for breakfast and lunch. They offer small plates of sandwiches, cold soup, salads, cold noodles all excellent. My favorite breakfast items are a half bagel, with peanut butter and assorted chopped fruit, also fig and nut bars. The entertainment was hit and miss. I enjoyed the two comedians. Singers hired were great, one a Broadway star. Production shows were not wonderful. While the singers and dancers were very talented, the written material was not good. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We always chose our cruises by itinerary and sometimes by when we want to go. This year we wanted someone else to do all the work for the holidays for us...ergo...a Holiday Cruise to a warm place..the Eastern Caribbean.... We arrived ... Read More
We always chose our cruises by itinerary and sometimes by when we want to go. This year we wanted someone else to do all the work for the holidays for us...ergo...a Holiday Cruise to a warm place..the Eastern Caribbean.... We arrived three days early, rented a car a went to Key West. After returning the car at Avis and taking their free shuttle to the ship,we stood in lines for embarkation. Being as there was close to 3000 passengers, embarkation went as well as could be expected. The ship was keep “ship shaped” with only one flaw that I can think of....the automatic doors on the restrooms. I actually got knocked down by one closing on me. The food was really good. We were on the Aqua class and ate at Blu often. The maitra d knew our names and the staff, especially, Maria, were wonderful. One of the waiters on the last night brought me a bowl of steamed vegetables because he realized that I would not have been satisfied with the amount of vegetables that came with the main dish...all of our meals at Blu were exemplary. We also enjoyed the Spa Cafe for breakfast and lunch which offers lighter and healthier food. The MDR was good also, but we only had two dinners there. The specialty restaurants were exceptional, our favorite being Quisine and Morono. We also enjoyed the Tuscan grill and Shushi on Five. All the food was A or A+ except the buffet. We had one really good dinner there, but the lunches were not as good. The food tended to be over cooked and dry..especially the chicken kabobs...don’t even bother. All the people taking care of all the restaurants were wonderful, caring, and friendly. Our cabin worked for us and our cabin stew, David, was the best. Always willing to get us whatever we wanted or needed with a big smile.... Took only two shore excursions sold by the ship. They were O.K. The rest of our tours were booked privately before the cruise which we find to be more of an adventure at a smaller cost. Again, we plan our cruises by itinerary but having said that, this last cruise bumped us up to a new level in the Captains Club....so that may influence our next decision....maybe.... Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
I chose this cruise as it sailed over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Embarkation was a 10 but disembarkation was a disgrace to Celebrity with no direction given after retrieving your luggage. Our cabin steward was outstanding. My ... Read More
I chose this cruise as it sailed over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Embarkation was a 10 but disembarkation was a disgrace to Celebrity with no direction given after retrieving your luggage. Our cabin steward was outstanding. My husband is diabetic and there were no sugar free desserts anywhere on the ship. The dinning staff does not know the difference between no sugar added and sugar free. They did try to accomodate but with little success. Our wait team was outstanding. They always had my iced tea and my husbands coffee ready when we were seated. The dining room menu was good and the food tasty. There was a mistake with our dinner table the first night and took three days to resolve. Lunch in the dining room is great but only open on sea days. The entertainment started poorly and the quality got better as the cruise went on. We usually cruise Royal Caribbean with no problems so we thought Celebrity would be the same if not better but we were wrong. Even with our mishaps, we had a good time. We went on 7 excursions through the ship of which 6 were great but the one to the volcanic hot mud experience needs to be improved. The tour guide new her stuff and bus driver was experienced with the St Lucia curvy and hilly roads. He also knew a great deal about the island. When at the bath, they ran out of mud and there was some confussion who should be suppling it-either the place or your guide. We waited 10 minutes for the mud. When ready to use the shower, only 1 of the 3 worked, so it took longer to get to the buswhich made us 20 minutes late after our scheduled meeting time. I would suggest people to visit this site on their own as to not be rushed. The cruise director, Sue, was great. She was alway upbeat and very friendly. Always had a funny joke to tell at the end of each show. She did sing once and was great. Too bad she did not perform more. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We have cruised many times and had been on the Reflection, her sister ship, in March and we decided at the last minute that we wanted to get away for the Holidays. The Silhouette had availability so we booked it. The Ship, Cabin, ... Read More
We have cruised many times and had been on the Reflection, her sister ship, in March and we decided at the last minute that we wanted to get away for the Holidays. The Silhouette had availability so we booked it. The Ship, Cabin, Dining, and Service were all fine. The Entertainment and Activities AND the Ports and Shore excursions are another matter: The evening shows on the ship were mediocre and appear to be suffering from budget cuts and there was a notable scarcity of activities on sea days. Some of the Ports should have been replaced with sea days and I would not have minded a bit but you do not learn that until after the fact. Most of the ports are not yet ready for prime time. The two worst were St Lucia and Dominica with our St Lucia "Volcano excursion" being a five and half hour trip of misery. The roads are very narrow with constant hills, turns, and switchbacks and the first stop was a "fishing village" where we got to witness the sight of abject poverty, scrawny half-starved dogs on the beach and the ubiquitous street vendors. We were advised we could use the "washrooms" at the end of the narrow street and the ladies room users found they had to wash their hands with water poured from a jug into a bucket by an attendant. The mens room at least had some cold running water. It was really dismal, and if the tour company insists on keeping the place as a stop on their itinerary the least they could do is invest in some adequate plumbing for the wash rooms. Another hour of torture on the bus brought us to the old volcano site and a nice building where we were supposed to view a video about how volcanos form islands, etc. Would have been interesting except the video was not working and no one had been advised. Did I mention that the place reeked of sulphur, rains were very frequent and it was quite crowded. Couldn't wait to get back on that sorry bus but it had to make two more dismal stops at attractions that are not worth describing before finally returning to the port. Was the absolute worst excursion we've ever experienced in eighteen cruises. Dominica's excursion on the open air "bus train" would have been good if the "locomotive" pulling the cars was not constantly asphyxiating us with it's engine exhaust gases. This is a poor engineering design that could have easily been remedied by routing the exhaust pipe to exit above the cab and the passengers. Discussed same with driver who responded that he had never thought of that. I've got to wonder if it will ever be changed or if they will continue to dump exhaust gases on their passengers. On a positive note, the scenic rail tour and catamaran ride (Caribbean Scenic Rail & Sail) at St Kitts, our last port of call, was most enjoyable. I readily recommend it. Overall Celebrity does a nice job, but I would urge them to periodically review the shore excursions that they offer. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Embarkation was dangerous. High winds blowing luggage carts into customers and injuring them. Luggage loading areas less than four feet from delivery trucks making treacherous for small children. Staff disorganized and non enthusiastic. ... Read More
Embarkation was dangerous. High winds blowing luggage carts into customers and injuring them. Luggage loading areas less than four feet from delivery trucks making treacherous for small children. Staff disorganized and non enthusiastic. Food. Average. Even out of ice cream cones four out of 12 days. Croissants nummy days 1, 2 and 12. Stale the rest. Little variety. Main dining just buffet food served table side. Rooms. Run down. No mattress covers or encasements. Good stewards but overworked. Housekeeping. Good until last two days. Deck five wasn’t cleaned even once between 9 am and 9 pm. Smelly ash trays overflowing. Litter piling on tables. Accounting. Misleading at best. Fraud at worst. Five separate accidental mistaken charges. Removed upon asking but told they were special “holiday prices” until they were provided with written or photographs to prove the advertised rates of photo packages, specialty dining charges etc. gave the staff a $75 tip for exceptional service. It was itemized under regular charges and not gratuities so not sure the staff ever actually receive the tips they so desperately need and deserve. Tipped cash directly after day 3. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2018
I chose this cruise because I have shares in the RCI parent company which entitled me to a shipboard credit. It also had an itinerary that included several islands that I had never visited before (Grenada, St. Kitts, St. Croix, Dominica), ... Read More
I chose this cruise because I have shares in the RCI parent company which entitled me to a shipboard credit. It also had an itinerary that included several islands that I had never visited before (Grenada, St. Kitts, St. Croix, Dominica), so it looked interesting. I'd actually rate it somewhere between a 3 and a 4. I'd been on another Solstice class ship before, so knew what to expect in terms of the physical amenities. As a solo traveller, i felt pretty awkward a lot of the time. There weren't many things that were geared to single travellers and because the trip was over the Christmas holidays it was mostly families and couples, which I did expect. Nevertheless, I did feel uncomfortable when I went to a bar or event, especially since I am kind of introverted and shy. That said, I liked the itinerary and the cabin staff were great. I couldn't understand a word the captain said when he spoke on the PA system. I thought that the food in the main dining room was so-so, but the food in the specialty restaurants was really good. The pools were jammed packed with kids most of the time, and the hot tubs were pretty busy too. I have heard that this ship is due for a reno, and I understand that. The carpet looked tired and the amenities a bit dated, but fine. My only other comment was that the sound of kids running around in the halls all the time was pretty annoying. Lastly, for some reason the cruise director Sue seemed really annoying to me. I know a lot of people really liked her but she just seemed grating to me. (The last Celebrity Cruise that I took had Alejandro, who was amazing and so much fun, so maybe not a fair comparison.) Anyway, I really don't mean to sound so negative. It was fine, but not fantastic for me. Read Less
Celebrity Silhouette Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 0.0
Dining 5.0 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 5.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 5.0 0.0
Family 4.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 4.5 0.0
Service 5.0 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0
Rates 4.0 0.0

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