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1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
I had a group of 35 with some people with special dietary needs. I am vegan and the choices were very disappointing . Although my waiter was wonderful and tried very hard to find good dishes he didn't cook the meals. Twice they ... Read More
I had a group of 35 with some people with special dietary needs. I am vegan and the choices were very disappointing . Although my waiter was wonderful and tried very hard to find good dishes he didn't cook the meals. Twice they were so spicy I couldn't eat them. For most of the weeks I ate sweet potatoes and some wonderful vegetables that he brought every night. I have had far better experiences on RCL and P&O. One of the other has celiac and is diabetic also very disappointed in the choice. There are so many with food issues that we both expected much better choices We all enjoyed the cruise but definitely missed the Schooner Bar and felt it lacked nightlife I have a wonderful group coordinator and the head of excursions arranged a wonderful tour of Bonaire. I also missed my virgin Mango Tango I tried to order many times. It was never the same as I had on numerous RCL cruises Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
Couple in mid sixties with 17 cruises under our belts. We were looking for some warm weather and sun. Ship and room was beautiful. Food was very good and great dinning room service. Arrived at Everglades cruise port around 10:30 wand ... Read More
Couple in mid sixties with 17 cruises under our belts. We were looking for some warm weather and sun. Ship and room was beautiful. Food was very good and great dinning room service. Arrived at Everglades cruise port around 10:30 wand wad on ship by 10:45. Room was ready by 1 pm. Great aft balcony on deck 8. Quietest room we ever had. Great room attendant in Reynoldo . Food was great in main dining room with good service. Ocean View was nice except on sea days and it was packed, and kept running out of plates. Entertainment shows were good, especially the brought in enteraners. Saw a rock group Billy McGuigan rock band. This was the best performance we ever saw on a cruise, The house shows were so so in my opinion, wife liked them more than I did, There last show looked like they picked out costumes at Walmart One bad thing about the entertainment was late night shows, Ship was dead. !!!!!! Read Less
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2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
We stayed onboard for a second cruise on the Silhouette. See our review of the Feb 10, 2019 cruise that we posted. Most of what we commented on there applied. It was the very first time we've been on back-to-back cruises. We ... Read More
We stayed onboard for a second cruise on the Silhouette. See our review of the Feb 10, 2019 cruise that we posted. Most of what we commented on there applied. It was the very first time we've been on back-to-back cruises. We liked the fact that the itinerary was completely different, and there was no overlap of ports of call. Being a shorter cruise (9 days compared to 12 on the first cruise) the demographic was somewhat different. But what was disappointing was that the entertainment was mostly a repeat of what we had on the first cruise with 2 exceptions. So, there were nights we went either to see a movie, or do something else, rather than see the shows -- which weren't great and too loud anyways. We stayed in the same cabin, and had the same great cabin steward. But we were a group of 8, rather than 10, so they changed our table, which was located in a somewhat partly-crowded spot. We had a competent, but not involved wait team: Gilmon and Jayare Again, our Assistant maître d', Olga, continued to provide us with exceptional care and kosher meat dinners. While we're scheduled for two back-to-back cruises on the Silhouette for next year (after it is refurbished in drydock) the two itineraries are now practically identical (they weren't when we made the bookings in Feb 2018) so we might not end up taking both those cruises in 2020. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
Spent of few days precruise at the Hilton Marina, after all the reviews we found it to be clean, comfortable with a great, helpful staff. Took Uber to port since we were in a Sky Suite we were taken to the lounge where we checked in and ... Read More
Spent of few days precruise at the Hilton Marina, after all the reviews we found it to be clean, comfortable with a great, helpful staff. Took Uber to port since we were in a Sky Suite we were taken to the lounge where we checked in and were taken right on the ship! Taken to Michael’s where we met Vanessa Solano, the concierge. She was kind and helpful and continued to be smiling and beautiful the whole 10 days. Albert the bartender was always there to remember our order. Went to Luminae where we met some of our favorite servers from previous cruises. Thanks Dominic “the smiling waiter” for your laughs great service. In fact the whole crew under Franko, was fantastic. Went to our room, way in the aft, which we love. Met Imade and Lorenzo who were helpful and kept our room clean with wonderful service for the whole trip. Cabin 1667 has always be our go to cabin on most ships. No noise, a little vibration a day or two but then one of the smoothest trips ever. The ports were Grand Cayman, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. The beaches were good and the swimming was perfect. Would choose this itinerary again in a second! The entertainment was a band that had the whole house rocking both in the theater and the Grand Foyer. Never saw anything like it, including people riding up and down the elevators dancing!!! Everyone was singing along and they came back, at both shows, with an oncore. It was The Billy McGuigan Rock Band. If you ever see them on a ship we will remember them. Had the privilege of being on the helipad for sailaway in Bonaire. Crew was social and engaged the passengers attending. Food in Luminae could be improved on, they need a change in the menu. The staff was amazing! We did a catamaran sunset cruise, arranged by the ship and saw the most beautiful sunset. We traveled as a couple, celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary. Booked another cruise while onboard and look forward to our cruise on the new EDGE next March. Ship goes in for refit in January. Look forward to another cruise on the Silhouette. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
This is our annual escape from Winter in upstate New York. Empbarkation was smooth & quick. This was our second cruise in Suites . We are hooked, embarkation, Luminae, Michaels Club, and 20 min disembarkation are all worth the extra ... Read More
This is our annual escape from Winter in upstate New York. Empbarkation was smooth & quick. This was our second cruise in Suites . We are hooked, embarkation, Luminae, Michaels Club, and 20 min disembarkation are all worth the extra $$’s to us. Our first “Suites” experience was on Summit last September. Quite frankly that experience was better than what we experienced on Silhouette. Perhaps the ship size?! The evening “cast “ shows continue to disappoint. The highlight was the tenor and a terrific rock group. The ship was hopping to the music so energetically , I was worried we might capsize (just kidding) We were disappointed with the Taste of San Martin excursion, they completely skipped the scheduled cheese event . Our Dominica tour of the waterfalls and Emerald pool was excellent; a chance to experience the rainforest. The St Nevis tour provided an excellent lunch, one of the best seafood meals on our trip. Overall the cruise gave us the respite from snow & cold, otherwise very much like our past Celebrity Cruises. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
We choose this cruise because we hadn't been to 2 of the islands. The shore excursions were very good. We also enjoyed the food in the buffet more than many ships. Only went to the main dining room once, the service there was not very ... Read More
We choose this cruise because we hadn't been to 2 of the islands. The shore excursions were very good. We also enjoyed the food in the buffet more than many ships. Only went to the main dining room once, the service there was not very good. Also, the cabin stewarts were not the best. We could be gone for 6 hours at time, and the room would still not be done. We had to constantly walk back upstairs to wait. I enjoy playing bingo while on a cruise and they have an antiquated system on that ship. Also the projector was not working properly in the room where it was held, so you couldn't review all the numbers. Also, the activities staff always seemed to be rushing through all the activities. Perhaps not enough staff? One good point is that there was many areas to smoke. Overall, a good cruise. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Two weeks away with friends, wanted sunshine and being looked after. Celebrity are top notch when it comes to cruising. If i have one criticism it is with their menus, they never change. There were three Chic nights and the first two were ... Read More
Two weeks away with friends, wanted sunshine and being looked after. Celebrity are top notch when it comes to cruising. If i have one criticism it is with their menus, they never change. There were three Chic nights and the first two were just normal menus,mthe final one the big hitters come out, Lobster, Beef Wellington, Duck ala Orange and aleg of Lamb, you cannot eat them all, why oh why can they not be split across the three formal evenings. Entertainment was excellent, just disappointed that the Tenors of Rock could not be brought on, lol. Dont like Jugglers, Magicians butbitherwise a great rick band, comedian and two vicalists Staff superb Ports of call good, some great some we got straight back on board. Dominica still not fullt recovered from Hurricanes. The ship ran out of Red Stripe and Miller after four days, or so I was told. Wine choices on classic packages are limited, is that a ploy Celebrity Overall loved the cruisev Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
We have been on many cruises but this was only on 5th cruise with Celebrity and we had cruised on the Silhouette one other time. We drove to the port and dropped our bags at terminal 25 and then parked at mid port parking garage. Was a ... Read More
We have been on many cruises but this was only on 5th cruise with Celebrity and we had cruised on the Silhouette one other time. We drove to the port and dropped our bags at terminal 25 and then parked at mid port parking garage. Was a bit of a walk back to terminal with carry ons but was a nice day. Terminal 25 is new having been built for Edge class ships. It was very nice and after going through security went to check in which went very fast and they told us we could go right on board. ( It was around 11:30 AM) We went directly to the Aqua Spa cafe and fortunately got a table. Had lunch and enjoyed talking to follow passengers at the tables next to us. Probably one of the healthiest meals we had on the cruise! Around 1 or so we thought the cabins might be ready to so we went to our cabin on deck 11 (Aqua Class cabin) and luggage arrived shortly thereafter so off to pretty good start. This was a 9 day cruise and overall we really enjoyed it! Cabin was relatively quiet and had no issues. Our cabin steward, Bilal, did a good job and was often checking in with us to see if we needed something. We ate all of our dinners in Blu restaurant and enjoyed all of our meals. We were fortunate to have the service team of Michael (waiter), Jai (assistant waiter), and Aneesh (wine steward that we had known from a previous Silhouette cruise). Service was great with good recommendations on food and wine. We would arrive early for dinner and say that we wanted to go to 7 pm show if possible and each night we made it to show around 7 and did not feel rushed in our meals. Aneesh would exchange our glasses so we could do a "takeaway" glass of wine or port to the show. One of us also went to breakfast at Blu on several days and enjoyed food and service. We thought the entertainment was very good except for one show (Pearl). Really enjoyed the two comedians. Now to some issues that are not so positive.......The muster drill was a mess!!!!! We were crowded shoulder to shoulder in Michael's lounge and could not even see or hear the person who was speaking and and the video was childish. Hate to see what might happen in a true emergency given this drill. The deck chair hogs continue to be the worse on Celebrity than any cruise line we have cruised with. No attempt to do anything about it. Once the pool games begin it is hard to have a conversation given the loud volume from the speakers. We left Port Everglades from terminal 25 and returned to terminal 29 which was the first time we had not come back to the same terminal we had left from. We knew Edge would be in port upon our return so we asked Guest Relations, on three separate occasions, which terminal we were coming back to.......at first we were always told terminal 25, and upon further questioning they would say they did not know yet. Finally on the last day of the cruise, after being told this again, I asked a couple more questions, so the person went off for a few minutes, returning to tell us that we were returning to terminal 29. We did an early self assist disembarkation and there was no issue getting a shuttle to the parking garage, which was great since it was too long a distance from terminal 29 to walk. Overall an enjoyable cruise ! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
I chose this cruise because of the ports that were listed. Also, I love Aqua on the Solstice class ships. I enjoyed the entertainment in the smaller venues more than the big production shows. Service was excellent, but I would want the ... Read More
I chose this cruise because of the ports that were listed. Also, I love Aqua on the Solstice class ships. I enjoyed the entertainment in the smaller venues more than the big production shows. Service was excellent, but I would want the pool staff to enforce moving stuff from chairs reserved for hours at a time with nobody on the lounge chairs. There were days it was hard to find a spot to sit. I loved Blu, and the personalized service in the restaurant is fantastic. I like the balcony, an would do the cruise again. My favorite excursion was in Bonaire - I enjoyed learning about the history of the island, as well as going to the beautiful beach. Curacao's visit to the oldest synagogue in the Western hemisphere was fascinating. All of the beaches visited were beautiful. Coffees at Cafe al Bacio are always one of the great appeals of the trip. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
On 2/1/19 we did a 9 day cruise on the Celebrity Silhouette. We do a lot of cruising so it is easy to make comparisons. We mostly cruise on Royal Caribbean but since Celebrity is owned by RC and we go on Celebrity as an Elite status so we ... Read More
On 2/1/19 we did a 9 day cruise on the Celebrity Silhouette. We do a lot of cruising so it is easy to make comparisons. We mostly cruise on Royal Caribbean but since Celebrity is owned by RC and we go on Celebrity as an Elite status so we do several cruises a year on Celebrity. Here are some of my notes that I jotted down while we were on the cruise, not in any specific order. They did not have the Elite club happy hour on first day. Our dining was linked together with friends per email but not actually linked once we got on board. It took a day to get that corrected. On the day we got on the ship we only got one of our two suitcases so I had to go looking for the second suitcase. It was being held on deck two because I had an outlet plug with four additional outlets so they confiscated outlet strip and I could not get until we got off ship. I got it back after I exited immigration's. On Royal Caribbean the Diamond Club is typically open from 5 to 8 PM but on this ship the Elite and Elite plus in the Sky Lounge is only from 5 to 7 PM per night. In Grand Cayman as an Elite you were supposed to have priority to get off but it was no faster as we waited about 25 minutes to get on the tender. On Aruba we took a taxi to Eagle beach, $15, rented two chairs for $20, the beach was ok, a public beach. On the way back we took the public bus, $2.60 per person, back to the bus terminal. We did not know it but the bus terminal is close to the port. Exit the port onto the Main St. and turn right go about 100 feet and there is a Diamond International store on the right and across the street is a Pizza Hut and the bus terminal is behind the Pizza Hut. In Curacao we walked to town. Docked at the newer dock, opened in Nov 2017, and it is a longer walk to town. Stopped and checked out the Renaissance Hotel on way into town. You can get a day pass and use there beach and infinity pool for $20 per person, including two beach chairs an umbrella. Super Bowl night there was nothing in the theater but the super bowl all night. The show, Cosmopolitan, had the great acrobatics but music was not appropriate for a 60 plus audience. Good comedian, Dan Wilson, the first night and also good, funny, adult show the following night. We went to see the production show Peril and did not like it. One of the headliner shows was Ashlie Amber, who did many of Whitney Houston’s songs. Nice voice and did a good job on Whitney’s songs. One night we saw a magician called Jay Mattoili and he was good, mixing magic with some comedy. All of his tricks were small, hand faster than the eye type of tricks. He interacted very well with the audience. We saw the third production show called Life which had singing and acrobatics. It was much better than the two previous production shows. The other comedian was Bill Garan and both his shows were very good. We have seen many comedy shows on cruises and most of the time I do not find them very funny but both of these comedians were really funny. On the last night of the cruise we went to see Savannah Smith in the theater. She sang songs made popular by female artist. She had a nice voice but I was only familiar with about half the songs she sang. Also on the last night on deck 3 they had a 60’s night, playing music from the 60’s after the theater performance at 10:15 PM. It was good. Food in the buffet was better than average and more room in buffet dining room than a lot of ships. Our cruise had very few kids. The average age looked like 60 plus years old. I joked that Celebrity is becoming the new Holland America. We had the non alcoholic drink package and I kept track of the drinks each day. The total for the 9 days was $325 dollars and we paid $423, not exactly a great deal but we had a lot of on board credit so it did not matter. We had coffee etc at the Cafe al Bacio on deck five many times. The pastries there are all free so you should try them, better than most ships. We ate on the outside covered area on deck 14 for lunch several times, nice. The lunch meals in the buffet were better than most buffets as they changed some of the selections each day. On the last two days in the buffet for lunch they had special deserts, one day was a special selection of truffles and on the last day they had a selection of great cakes in addition to the normal deserts. Ships common areas were cold for me. If you get cold easily make sure you take a sweater. Our room was 6224 on deck 6. It was what they called a bump out room, very close to the rear elevators. Most rooms on deck 6 have their view obstructed because of the lifeboats. This room was a veranda room and was fine, very convenient to the elevators and no obstructed views. It had a big safe in it, much bigger than the safes on Royal Caribbean. The shower was bigger than on Royal Caribbean which was good. Not as many draws for storage, only 3, but they had storage over the bed which is better than nothing but inconvenient. My wife and I both had internet service and it was much better than on most ships and price for an Elite status was reasonably priced. They were really pushing the specialty restaurants but we did not do any because we thought they were over priced at $45 or $55 per person for dinner. Getting off the ship went very smooth. We left our room at 8:10 AM, picked up our luggage around 8:30 AM and were at the airport at 9:30 AM. The Ft. Lauderdale airport is only about 4 miles or a 10 minute taxi ride from the port at a cost of $15 to $20. 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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