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This is the second time we have sailed on Celebrity Silhouette and our 15th Celebrity cruise altogether. As usual the service food, entertainment etc. were excellent. We had a wonderful stateroom attendant John and our waiter Wilfrid, ... Read More
This is the second time we have sailed on Celebrity Silhouette and our 15th Celebrity cruise altogether. As usual the service food, entertainment etc. were excellent. We had a wonderful stateroom attendant John and our waiter Wilfrid, assistant waiter Nitin and sommelier Alex looked after us extremely well and were very knowledgeable regarding menus and wines. We always chose late dining at 8.30pm as we prefer to go to the show before our evening meal. We were seated on Deck 3 in the main dining room which we love as we prefer to have the same table with the same waiting staff each evening. The evening meals were excellent, well cooked and always hot. Our only concern is that, having cruised with Celebrity many times, we feel that the evening dessert menu should be regularly changed.The food in the Oceanview is so varied you cannot manage to try everything and the desserts are extraordinary. Our stateroom was very clean as was the bathroom. Our bathroom toiletries were always replenished. The ship is due an upgrade in January which it is in need of as the décor and carpets are now looking unfashionable due to the colour schemes. The evening entertainment that we went to in the theatre was good as were the guest speakers throughout the day. Our Cruise Director Bethany was excellent. The only gripe we have is that so much of the armchair seating has disappeared from the balconies overlooking the Grand Foyer and from the Passport Bar on that level so, when entertainment is taking place in this venue you are very lucky if you can find somewhere to sit. Mostly we had to stand and watch. However, we will always book cruises with Celebrity as we have never had a bad one, and already have reservations for 2 cruises from Cape Liberty in May next year and another future cruise booked for 2021. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Having cruised Celebrity from Southampton for the last 5 years, we chose the September cruise to the Med because of its itinerary, we normally go earlier in the summer. The ship continues to look better than others newly refurbed ... Read More
Having cruised Celebrity from Southampton for the last 5 years, we chose the September cruise to the Med because of its itinerary, we normally go earlier in the summer. The ship continues to look better than others newly refurbed although she is due hers early next year. Food was awesome and we struggled to choose most nights in the MDR. The crew were fantastic! Only gripes I would have was that our 15 yr old son was the only teenager on this cruise so struggled to keep himself entertained as most of the teen activities were cancelled, but he still had a great time. The lawn Grill food was excellent along with the service but left us a tad cold regarding the cost and that the menu didn't have chips to go with a wonderful steak, so ordered a baked potato, only to find that I could have ordered them anyway, why not state this on the menu? Please Celebrity lets stop the Café Bacho becoming a library on sea days!? If folks aren't taking a coffee/tea etc they should be moved on, not be allowed to sit for hours just reading a book! As I say these are gripes, again we had a fantastic cruise, and booked on board for next year on the re-imagined Silhouette 274 days and counting!!! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
This was our fourth cruise, first time with Celebrity. I have to say out of all the cruises we've done, this was my favourite company. They went out of their way to be helpful. Each and every staff member greeted you, smiled and ... Read More
This was our fourth cruise, first time with Celebrity. I have to say out of all the cruises we've done, this was my favourite company. They went out of their way to be helpful. Each and every staff member greeted you, smiled and said good morning, good afternoon etc as you walked past, from the lowest paid cleaners to the top management. I really felt like I was a valued guest on the ship. What I also liked was the amount of activities on board, particularly on sea days. There was always something to do, which we hadn't found with other companies. There were lectures, quizzes, behind the scenes tours, fitness activities, a library, and my particular favourite, a hideaway where you could grab a coffee and sit quietly with a book. We only tried one of the speciality restaurants - QSine, which was an interesting experience. On the whole the food was very good and they worked hard to deal with my husband's food allergies. A couple of niggles:- 1) not a lot of places to sit that were easy to get in and out of for the less mobile. The pool chairs you expect to be difficult, but a lot of the easy chairs in places like the library, the hideout, the solarium etc, were quite low to the ground. Easy to jump up out of if you're young and athletic. But if you're not, there's not a lot of choice of where to sit comfortably. 2) the people in charge of entertainment didn't seem to get that we'd sailed out of a British port and that 90% of the passengers were British. The daily crossword contained an awful lot of American cultural references, like names of Country singers and comedians that would be unfamiliar to the British public. Also the daily crossword was full of mistakes and even missing clues! Very annoying. The last straw for me was going to a quiz billed as TV music. The TV theme tunes played were all American ones - I Love Lucy, Seinfeld, The Golden Girls, The Office (American version) etc. Not a Hollyoaks or Eastenders in sight. They did play the theme to Dr Who, but then I think that's also quite popular in America. So most of us were sitting around looking at each other in puzzlement at all these tunes without a clue as to what they were. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Embarkation at Southampton was quick and easy - our cases were collected from our car and next reappeared in our stateroom. 15 minutes after getting out of the car we were on the ship. Silhouette is due a revamp early next year but don’t ... Read More
Embarkation at Southampton was quick and easy - our cases were collected from our car and next reappeared in our stateroom. 15 minutes after getting out of the car we were on the ship. Silhouette is due a revamp early next year but don’t this confuse you, she is very far from tired and tatty and still exceeds the standards of the best hotels. Our cabin was well equipped, large and spotlessly clean. Entertainment and activities are constant, varied, numerous and entirely optional - we tend to entertain ourselves. Similarly we don’t partake in shore excursions as we like to explore independently but tend to do whatever excursionists do for half the price or less. For us the ship is about eating and drinking. Not to excess, but simply indulging in the ridiculously high standards achieved whilst bobbing around in the sea. We travel Aqua Class just to have access to Blu and always will (turned down a suite upgrade this time as we would lose our Blu guarantee). The food is fresh, light, imaginative and cooked to perfection every time. We had a night in Murano which is simply the finest restaurant we have visited on land or sea, and we visit a LOT of restaurants. The service here is ramped up to levels only dimly remembered, and the flambeed lobster is to die for. Our favourite bar, the World Class Bar, staffed by the world class Daniel and Alexandra, serves only a small range of cocktails made with the finest ingredients. We were also pleasantly surprised on this cruise by the quality of the live music, which is constant in half a dozen different venues on board. From classical, through jazz and blues, to rock and pop, ever musician was insanely talented. What sets Celebrity aside, however, is the service. 1,500 staff work around the clock to make every cruise perfect and memorable. They will be respectful and attentive at all times, but are also willing to laugh and joke and have fun with those guests who want it. Never forced, never inappropriate, this is a very difficult line to tread. Celebrity achieves it with ease. The cruise itself covered the ports of Bergen, Alesund, Flam and Stavanger. Each provided and different but fantastic experience. Standing on the lawn by the sunset bar as we cruised down the magnificent is one of many memories which will stay with me for life. We pay a decent amount of money to Celebrity for our aqua class cruises, but the fact that we’re planning the next two gives the clearest indication that we don’t begrudge a penny. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We have previously cruised before but wanted to try something a little more upmarket. We were very impressed by the standards of this cruise we cannot wait to go back. Everything was just right. We got on at Southampton having staying ... Read More
We have previously cruised before but wanted to try something a little more upmarket. We were very impressed by the standards of this cruise we cannot wait to go back. Everything was just right. We got on at Southampton having staying at the Chilworth Manor hotel on their park and cruise package (included is bed and breakfast, over night stay, 3 course meal in their restaurant, parking and taxis to/from the terminal). All was very efficient. When the taxi arrived at the terminal our bags were taken from us for safe passage onto the train. Getting onto the ship was no hassle. We got on around midday. Our rooms were not ready until around 1pm but they had the oceans café open for lunch. It was busy but the food was delightful. Getting to our cabin we were happy with our home for the week. A comfortable reasonable sized bed. Good quality toiletries. Great shower with closable door (I hate shower curtains so was pleased to see there was not one!). Towels could have been a bit bigger but did their job! We asked the cabin steward for larger robes as well which were delivered to us. Tea and coffee making facilities. Safe. Hairdryer (not the greatest). TV with various channels on including the traditional cruise channels like view from the bridge and the directors channel. We had a little seating area with a sofa and table and also a mirror with another chair. We were on deck 6 in room 6187 - this is the first level with the balcony rooms and where the life boats are. We did not have an obstructed view of the horizon - it meant that we could not look down to the sea due to the life boat being there. It wasn't really an issues at all although I did think it was going to be before we got on the ship. There is plenty storage - the cupboards above the bed are almost hidden and I wouldn't have known about them if someone had not said! This gives plenty of room and your suitcase should be able to fit under the bed out of sight and mind. Our cabin steward was great - the room was always spotless. Turn down every night and towels replaced in the morning and/or evening. Loved getting the cruise news letter in the evening for the next days activities. The food was amazing. We had evening meals in the Grand Cuvee every day, waiter served lunch when it was available and breakfast here every morning too. The menus were superb. We did not have a bad meal and I ate absolutely everything on my plate. We had select dining and we would usually be given a beeper around 8pm and sat 15-20mintes after and just got a drink in the mean time. The waiter staff were excellent. Alternatively the oceans café was open throughout the day. We went there for lunch and afternoon tea and a midnight snack on some of the days! It can be busy. The food is of a very good quality. There is also the master grill outside to get burgers/hotdogs/ice cream throughout the day. The food in all was an absolute highlight of the cruise. There were speciality restaurants but as we had to pay extra we did not think it was worth it given the high standard of the main restaurant. The drinks were very reasonable and the waiters were very generous. On the classic drinks package you could have most things but I guess it is your personal tastes that would dictate this. On the classic package we did have to pay more at the martini bar and for some cocktails but it was only the difference so it was not a lot. The wines for meals were great. There are various bars available. The passport bar in the grand foyer on level 3 had a lot of seats to lounge on and also served coffee. The grand foyer is where some events took place so this was a nice place to sit. The sky lounge on deck 14 was mainly where we went in the evening for live music but they also had quizzes on during the day. They served some nice cocktails. Martini bar had an actually iced bar which was fun. The cellar masters does good wines and also sherry and port which we couldn't get else where on the ship. They had various bars around the ship including in the casino, quaser and by the pool. We enjoyed the selection of drinks and the availability of the bars. The pools on deck 12 were great. They were heated so just about bearable to get in when we were in Norway! The jacazzis are amazing - our best experience with these was going in at 10pm at night! Exhilarating! Loads of towels and blankets available. They also have swimming pool and jacuzzi inside if sitting out in the cold isn't for you! The entertainment was to a very high standard. The shows in the evening with the performers were excellent. The acrobats were incredible. We did not really enjoy the comedian but this is personal taste. They had live bands and a great female singer too. The shows were at 7 and 9pm giving opportunity for dinner. We really enjoyed the silent discos. The late night quiz games were also hilarious. The cruise director was very entertaining. The casino was large. We do not usually frequent casinos but we won a free $20 bet on the slot machines and spent a rather amusing few hours spending our bet! There were talks during the day about the ports of call, the gulf stream and even the captain did one about navigation. 'Evening chic' is their formal night - we had two. It was nice to see most people making an effort. The ports were all very good. I liked that actually there was not too much to do at each port so that one could get off, go explore and get back on board feeling like you had seen enough of the city. We did not do any of the ships shore excursions as it was so much cheaper to do it ourselves. We really enjoyed getting back on the ship to nice hot chocolate! Overall this was the best cruise we have been on (so far). Everything seemed catered for. We enjoyed speaking to fellow cruisers and how diverse the passengers and staff were. We felt very well fed and watered and above all very relaxed thankful that we were able to go on such an immense cruise. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Background We have cruised 15+ times on various lines and usually go for the itinerary. We’ve always wanted to do Norway and this cruise popped up on Vacations To Go and away we were. We did book it rather late, probably a couple ... Read More
Background We have cruised 15+ times on various lines and usually go for the itinerary. We’ve always wanted to do Norway and this cruise popped up on Vacations To Go and away we were. We did book it rather late, probably a couple months prior. We had gone on Celebrity once before so we knew we had a good cruise line with a great itinerary. Little did we know just how great both would be. Traveling to the Port We flew two days earlier from the States so we would arrive a day early to get a night’s rest before embarkation. We used Celebrity for booking the flights, primarily American Airlines since we collect their miles, but the major flight over, from Philadelphia to Heathrow, was British Airways which was quite good. Upon our arrival at Heathrow, Passport Control was quite simple and we collected our luggage, albeit waiting a while for it, and met our driver just outside of baggage collection. We had arranged for a car from Smith’s for Airports and he was great. Hotel Since I’ve been collecting points at Best Western, we had decided to see if our points would pay off and booked the Best Western at Chillworth Manor. We thought that, in worst case, we’d have a bed and a shower and off we would go to embarkation. Were we pleasantly surprised! The hotel is, indeed, a former Manor. Not Downton Abbey, but quite nice and interesting. The grounds were lovely to walk about and we had a wonderful stay. The staff was excellent. We had dinner in the restaurant (highly recommend) and the breakfast, in the restaurant, was probably the best “free” breakfast we had ever had. Room was nice and comfy and we were very happy we selected the Manor. Embarkation We left the hotel via a hotel-arranged taxi at 10:00 AM and arrived less than thirty minutes later. We went through check-in quite quickly and easily and had a seat in the waiting lounge for no more than 5-6 minutes before our “number” was called to board. All-in-all, a great embarkation experience all around!! Stateroom Our stateroom was a balcony, 9109, quite far forward (about 5 rooms back from the front, but we found it to be great and quiet. There was a bit of a walk to the elevators, but that’s okay with us! Our cabin steward kept the room exceptionally neat and we had not a complaint. My wife has a CPAP machine and, having arranged it ahead of time, we had a gallon of distilled water and, much to our surprise, an extension cord awaiting us in the room. The room also had a water heater and we had tea out on our deck most days. As far as standard ship balcony rooms go, this was a good one. The Ship We had been on the Equinox and knew the general layout of the Silhouette. I have to admit that, when we found out after booking that she would be in drydock soon after our trip, I was a bit concerned that we were going on an “old” ship. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, many of us on board commented to each other that we didn’t really know why it was even being refurbished! It was a beautiful ship from stem to stern. Getting around the ship was easy. There were three decks of inside “evening” areas, including dining, shops, lounges, etc. Deck 5 had an outdoor walking area but did not entirely circumvent the ship, which is disappointing but appears to be the way with these ships nowadays. I long for the “Promenade deck” of old! The pool area got some use though this was a cooler itinerary. The indoor solarium pool was more the place to be if swimming is what you looked for. Given the itinerary, we didn’t even pack bathing suits! Dining We usually opt for freestyle dining as Norwegian calls it but, having booked so late, we were forced to have 6:00PM dining. It was okay but we would prefer not to eat that early again. Our wait staff was excellent and we had two other couples, one from the UK and one from Israel, at our table and we became fast friends. Food selection was very good as was the food itself. Specialty Dining We availed ourselves to one of the 3-night specialty packages and, though we probably wouldn’t do the package again, we were not disappointed with the experience. I think we’d stay in the MDR and just take one arbitrary night to do a specialty restaurant, if at all. Our first experience was the Lawn Club Grille, an “outside” venue – though it was fairly enclosed with the plastic walls. This is the place for steaks as they cook them right there on the grille and they were fantastic! Second experience was the Tuscan Grille. Here’s a tip – if you ever do the Norwegian Fjords itinerary, and you plan on eating here at all during the cruise, do so on the day you sail away from Flam. The restaurant is the aft-most one can be with large viewing windows and sailing away down the fjord is just magnificent. This is an Italian steakhouse and, once again, the food and staff were excellent. Our last experience, our last dinner on this cruise, was at Qsine. The “Les Petits Chefs’ experience is a once-in-a-lifetime thing that must be experienced. The table top animation is just tremendous, but that doesn’t take away from the great food and excellent service they provide. If you only do one specialty restaurant, make this one your choice. Activities There are activities every day and we admittedly did not participate much. The few we did – Question of the Day, Riddle of the Day, Movie/TV music themes – were fun and well-done and we probably did ourselves a disservice not participating more but there are only so many hours in a day. Suffice it to say that if Activities are your thing, there are plenty and seem to be well done. Entertainment We went to every one of the 7 theater shows and we were very impressed with all. The production team did three shows, all of them spectacular. The aerialists and acrobats were outstanding, as were the singers and dancers. One show was a local UK singer/pianist who did a very good job, especially on the piano. Another night was a comedian who was quite good and funny. The Flyboys were on board and they are a quartet of singers who transform “modern” songs into swing era style. The Overtures, the best 60’s band in the world according to Elton John, performed one night to rousing ovations and applause and did a quick set the last night in the Foyer area. The live music throughout the ship was top-notch. Two bands, once of which played a lot of 60s – 80s rock and roll, a solo guitarist/vocalist, a string duo (violin and cello) doing modern tunes with strings, were all great. We went to one of the “game shows”, Liars Club or some such thing, which was hilarious and I’m certain other shows were equally well done. On the final day, Captain George gave a talk about the ship and navigation and had a lengthy Q&A which was all very interesting. Ports The itinerary consisted of four fabulous ports. We used Celebrity for all tour excursions. We arrived in Bergen, Norway, at noon. Our tour was a little later and was simply a panorama tour of Bergen and the surrounding hills. Our guide was excellent and the tour was good. Also at Bergen is the ability to take a funicular up the hillside for views of the city. We did not do so but others on board did and report that it was great. Our second stop was at Alesund, Norway. Two things of note: If you go do Alesund and don’t do the Path of the Trolls tour, you have not been to Norway! And, though I know lots of cruise critics eschew ship tours, I heartily recommend you do the ship tour for this one or be prepared to fly yourself out to the next port. This is a LONG tour and is subject to so many possibilities of delays. Anyhow, the tour is excellent. You get to go well into the interior of Norway with its tremendous views. The third stop is the reason for taking a cruise to Norway, this cruise into and out of Flam. This town of only 400 is nestled at the end of an arm of Norway’s longest fjord. The cruise in and out is spectacular, with waterfalls almost within reach of the ship. We took the Flam railway up to the end, climbing up through the mountains with outstanding views of the Flam River valley and the various waterfalls. Flam is also a great town to walk about and get some souvenirs. The final stop was Stavanger which is a pretty good sized city at the southern end of Norway. From the ship, we took the cruise of the Lysefjord fjord. This was a great trip, despite the only real serious rain of the whole cruise. We had views of the great waterfalls and the famous Pulpit Rock. An interesting stop for waffles and coffee was also made and much appreciated. Disembarkation We elected to have our luggage taken off the ship and meeting it on shore, though a leisurely walk-off is also available. Getting off the ship was a breeze. We found our luggage quickly as that is well-organized. Customs was nothing since we had nothing to declare. We, again, had a ride organized with Smith’s for Airports and he collected us on time and had us to Heathrow with time to spare. Summary All in all, this was one of the best cruises we have ever taken. Admittedly, much of that credit goes to the itinerary, but the ship, staff, service, food and everything about the Silhouette was top-notch. Well done, Celebrity! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We chose this Cruise because having never visited Norway before we though it would be nice to go somewhere different . We have cruised several times to the Med and the Caribbean + Australia . Arrived at Southampton and boarded ... Read More
We chose this Cruise because having never visited Norway before we though it would be nice to go somewhere different . We have cruised several times to the Med and the Caribbean + Australia . Arrived at Southampton and boarded swiftly with friendly and efficient staff . Cabin was ready at 1pm Luggage arrived 10 minutes later . Our cabin steward Enrico introduced himself and was very pleasant . We were Aqua class so dined in Blu restaurant . Food was excellent as were the waiting staff . We had lunch a few times in the Ocean view self service restaurant ,the choice and quality was just fantastic . Silhouette is a beautiful ship and was spotlessly clean in all areas - with an amazing crew , from the Captain all the way down . Special thanks to Enrico our cabin steward you were a star . Cruise director Sue was brilliant -so much energy . We saw a couple of the shows and the comedian and thought they were very good . Ports of call were very good and the only organised one we did was in Flam ,although the scenery was beautiful I'm not sure it was worth the money -over £ 200 for the both of us for a 2 hour return train journey ! . All the other ports of call are walkable and very pretty I could go on and on about how great this Cruise was and if anyone wants to see Norway and the stunning Scenery they should give it a go and sail with Celebrity on the Silhouette . Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Our family travelled from Australia for the Ireland/Iceland cruise this was our 4th Celebrity Cruise and they just seem to keep getting better, food first class in the buffet and dining room plus we went to the Murano which was amazing, ... Read More
Our family travelled from Australia for the Ireland/Iceland cruise this was our 4th Celebrity Cruise and they just seem to keep getting better, food first class in the buffet and dining room plus we went to the Murano which was amazing, teens club first rate, shows weren't that great but there were plenty of other things to do, spent a bit of time at the Martini Bar where Kadek, Umit and co were very entertaining, our wait staff at dinner Lilja and Anton were fantastic and couldn't do enough for us, the band on board Shuffle were also fantastic and actually more entertaining than the main shows, our room attendant Risky was sensational and actually performed on the second last night in one of the shows and his voice was better than any other singer we heard on the ship, attention Celebrity Silhouette entertainment managers get Risky on stage more he is to talented to be cleaning staterooms. We will be back on Celebrity for sure and totally recommend anyone thinking of going on a Celebrity Cruise. Cheers Robdogz Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Let me start by saying that we booked this cruise last minute due to a bereavement, we had initially been looking at Indepence of the seas but weren't able to get a space as we left it too late, so thought we would try Celebrity. We ... Read More
Let me start by saying that we booked this cruise last minute due to a bereavement, we had initially been looking at Indepence of the seas but weren't able to get a space as we left it too late, so thought we would try Celebrity. We werent disappointed. We knew we were booking in school hols, we knew it would likely be busy, there would be queues, lack of loungers, perhaps the odd feral kid here and there. We werent phased by this as we had previously been during this time with royal Caribbean and experienced all of the above and still had a great time. First impressions of the ship were great. I felt it was very classy, spotlessly clean, friendly and polite staff. I found the layout a little strange as I had maybe expected the central atrium to be a little larger. We were in cabin 6303 and 6301, cabin was more than adequate, very spacious and great balcony. The curtains I hope will be replaced during the refurb as there were a few little holes in them, nothing major. Our cabin attendant Frazer couldn't do enough for us, we learnt he had been working with celebrity for 20 years. We had an issue with flooding in one of the cabins one day, a quick phone call and an engineer was there within minutes and issue sorted. Our cabin was quiet, and in a great area for us. The balcony was obstructed, we were told this in advance and advised that the obstruction was that we would not be able to ,oom directly down to the sea but could look out, it was absolutely fine. During to the late booking we were assigned dining time of 8.30, we had a table of 4 which was fine, our servers were great, our assistant waiter Martin was so very lovely, always had a smile. The food was hands down better than Royal, although there were a couple of meals that came out lukewarm. We didn't do any specialty restaurants, though they all looked good, we werent give the hard sell either. Entertainment I felt was a little lacking, there were some really good shows, most of these provided by silhouettes own singers and dancers, some of the third entertainment was awful. We particularly enjoyed the hypnotist, but wondered why he wasn't put on in the evening? The second comedian should give up, he wasn't funny and i cringed the whole way through his act, the funniest thing abou him, was watching him run up the gangplank and almost missing the ship. Whilst cruise director was very visible-I dont think the lady stops working! - I would like to see more variety as I felt there was too many singing acts on. Our daughter was cruising with us, this being her 6th cruise, and being 15 years of age, she knows how to behave and how we expect her to behave. After a horrendous experience last year on Royal we were apprehensive as was she, as to whether she would make friends and have a good time. We didn't need to worry, she made a lovely group of friends, one girl in particular. The youth counsellors seemed to organise lots of activities, and our daughter had a great time, she wasnnt roaming round the ship at all hours, she had a curfew of midnight and was generally in before this each night, if she wasn't with us, I knew where she was each night. I do know there were lots of kids onboard, but we honestly never experienced any of the bad goings on that others saw, obviously we struck lucky. I would be mortified if my daughter behaved as I've heard others did. All in all we enjoyed our cruise, so much so we booked again for next year- though not in school hols!! Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Our first Celebrity cruise , and loved all of it. Great destinations, boosted by sunny weather for all of it. Loved almost everything so to nitpick a couple of things. Buffet has great variety and good quality but lacks enough ... Read More
Our first Celebrity cruise , and loved all of it. Great destinations, boosted by sunny weather for all of it. Loved almost everything so to nitpick a couple of things. Buffet has great variety and good quality but lacks enough seating most of the time. Almost impossible to eat in main restaurant between 7 and 8 as tables reserved months in advance, why is this allowed?? So a pager is given but always takes 30mins, not a major issue, just annoying until you suss it out and go down 30 mins before you want to dine. Downstairs ‘set time’part of restaurant is more cramped and rushed than the freedom upstairs section, better service and ambiance. But what makes the Silhouette special is the fantastic crew. The Captain is very visible and approachable as are the entire crew. So friendly and helpful throughout the ship Cruise director is brilliant and entertainment varied and interesting. We will certainly be considering Celebrity for our next cruise. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
A return cruise to the baltic. Sites we missed in St Petersburg first time around were not to be missed. We were going to travel independently in St Petersburg. We travelled Aqua class as we have now become addicted to Blu restaurant. Okay ... Read More
A return cruise to the baltic. Sites we missed in St Petersburg first time around were not to be missed. We were going to travel independently in St Petersburg. We travelled Aqua class as we have now become addicted to Blu restaurant. Okay - from the beginning. Embarkation was a doddle. Stayed at nearby hotel and taxi to dock. Cases taken by porter and that was it. Into hall and whisked through boarding. No queues at allCabin was great. Different set up to Eclipse and Reflection and we think better. . Straight onto ship before 11 and after a short wait on deck 14 Oceanview cafe was open for early boarders. ( it takes time for people to realise this early service is available) Rooms ready as always at one. I bring a long extension cable to have a powerpoint at the bedside and tape to make it foot safe. Do not like the flavoured tea that celebrity provides so swapped it for daily iced water. Still do not really like the afternoon canapes either! The food during the 14 days was brilliant in Blu and so never really ate elsewhere for evenings but lunch in oceanview cafe was varied. Sometimes dire sometimes great. But always crowded especially on sea days.Strangely the choice of fresh fruit was the poorest I have known. The Ensemble bar for cocktails and the cafe al baccio were two of our favorite watering holes and its nice how quickly the staff learn your names and tipple. Entertainment was good and I think that must be because Sue Denning the female cruise director was head and shoulders above any other cruise director we have encountered. Her energy is infectious. Cruise directors have a habit of disappearing but not her - she was everywhere. Well done Sue The evening entertainment was good - not always great - but still enjoyable. On a sour note the casino was terrible the slots gave me a real beating. Still a great cruise made by the crew. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Have always wanted to visit Russia as I find their history fascinating..blame Dr Zivago. We chose this ship as it offered everything we wanted departing from Southampton with a free classic drinks package and all gratuities paid. The ... Read More
Have always wanted to visit Russia as I find their history fascinating..blame Dr Zivago. We chose this ship as it offered everything we wanted departing from Southampton with a free classic drinks package and all gratuities paid. The itinerary included St Petersburg with all its fascinating attractions,but also included some beautiful Baltic cities.The ship itself.f is spotless with caring friendly staff from the cruise director Sue Denning down to our cabin attendant Clide. There are plenty of choices of culinary delights in both the buffet and dining room. Entertainment was 1st class with enough variation for all tastes. The bars offered a range of drinks in our package so didn't see the need to upgrade to the premium package. Service was top notch contrary to previous comments and we were also not hassled to buy any meals in the speciality restaurants.The pool areas were also spotless with plenty of sunbeds both outside an around the indoor pool. I would not hesitate to book another Celebrity cruise. Thank you for a holiday of a lifetime. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We chose this cruise for the itinery, plus, we have cruised with celebrity before. .The staff throughout the ship were fabulous, friendly, smiling,could'nt do enough for you. The cleanliness of the ship was great too with staff ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the itinery, plus, we have cruised with celebrity before. .The staff throughout the ship were fabulous, friendly, smiling,could'nt do enough for you. The cleanliness of the ship was great too with staff cleaning and polishing all the time without invading your space. The food was generally to a high standard and with lots of variety catering for all tastes. Waiters were friendly and chatty and would fulfill all requests if possible. The ship itself had lots going on with a daily movie, talks, demonstrations on beauty, health, photography and tons more things.There was plenty of participating activities too such as silent disco's ( very funny), dancing, wine tasting and so much more. There was entertainment every night and generally it was excellent with full production stage shows, comedians and singers. There was plenty of bars and speciality restaurants to try also but we did'nt feel the need to try any of them as the food was great in the main restaurant. There were lots of shore excursions to choose from and they were very well organised with good english speaking guides. We would definitely do a Celebrity cruise again Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
A brilliant cruise to the Baltic. Crew brilliant, food and service excellent - first class: but within two days developed a cough along with several other passengers. In my case ended up with chest infection. Spoiled my holiday to some ... Read More
A brilliant cruise to the Baltic. Crew brilliant, food and service excellent - first class: but within two days developed a cough along with several other passengers. In my case ended up with chest infection. Spoiled my holiday to some extent but no fault of the crew etc. Ships medical officer very good, and prescribed antibiotics. Is there an issue with this ships aircon or is this a general cruising hazard, irrespective of ship? Any advice on preventing a recurrence would be appreciated. Used the Celebrity cruise trips on a couple of occasions but used Cruising excursion.com for a two day visit to St Petersburg . The cost included our visas and was a lot cheaper than celebrity. Highly recommended. Warnemünde in Germany is very under rated... a beautiful place and well worth a visit. All the ports of call were excellent. Entering Stockholm with its 20,000 islands _ yes, 20,000 was amazing. Balcony cabin very comfortable shampoo and conditioner provided but no shower gel: only available in Concierge class and above. Tea and coffee facilities with daily replacement of teas and coffee. Theatre and shows spectacular. Dining room, buffet other eateries and bars exceptional. We got a good deal on this cruise with free gratuities, drinks packages and Wi-fi. Had this not been available we would not have purchased this cruise. Would have added at least £1500.00 to the cost. We enquired with guest relations as to which crew received the gratuities. Only the cabin and restaurant staff. We always tip them additionally. We were aware that some passengers decline to pay the gratuities and tip the waiters, sommelier and cabin steward independently. . Drinks are very expensive and even moderate consumption would have been very expensive without a drinks package. Looking forward to our next cruise with Celebrity but only if a free drinks package and gratuities are included. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We chose this cruise for 2 reasons. Firstly, the ports (apart from Dublin) were all new destinations for us. Secondly, we had cruised on the silhouette before and new that it was a very good experience. Because my wife is in a ... Read More
We chose this cruise for 2 reasons. Firstly, the ports (apart from Dublin) were all new destinations for us. Secondly, we had cruised on the silhouette before and new that it was a very good experience. Because my wife is in a wheelchair, we had booked an ocean-view accessible cabin which was spacious and the door opened automatically when the card was swiped meaning my wife could come and go independently. The food in the Main Dining Room was excellent - the waiters, Brian & Jordan were brilliant and the sommelier Arnold always kept our glasses full with a smile & a joke. The entertainment was superb - full marks to the cruise director, the amazing Sue Denning. After every excursion ashore, she was always there to welcome us back on board. We missed Gurnesey because the waves were too big to tender, but that was the only port we missed. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
We wanted to visit Ireland and Iceland, but to our surprise the favourite port stop was Lerwick, Shetland Islands. This was our first major cruise and we enjoyed all of it. Met very interesting people from all over the world, who shared ... Read More
We wanted to visit Ireland and Iceland, but to our surprise the favourite port stop was Lerwick, Shetland Islands. This was our first major cruise and we enjoyed all of it. Met very interesting people from all over the world, who shared their expertise with us. Food was excellent and we used the main dining room almost every night. The buffet offered a diverse selection and was never overly crowded. We loved the small town of Cobh( pronounced Cove) and visited two museums there. They nicely complemented each other. In Dublin we spent time at the Epic Museum and enjoyed it. None of these museums were expensive. In Lerwick we walked and climbed hills, stopping at the Commonwealth cemetery and the Jimmy Perez house. Our “big” excursion was the Ring of Fire in Iceland. This needs a review on its own. Let’s just say we needed more time at The Parliament and less having coffee and cake (who needs more food ?) Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
I booked this cruise as part of my quest to experience as many different cruise lines as possible and this was my first Celebrity cruise ...... it most certainly will not be my last. I have to admit it did not start well with, what I ... Read More
I booked this cruise as part of my quest to experience as many different cruise lines as possible and this was my first Celebrity cruise ...... it most certainly will not be my last. I have to admit it did not start well with, what I thought was a very chaotic check-in process, with lots of unnecessary queuing. I much prefer the system where you are allocated a boarding group number and you are called to check-in by group number. The mandatory safety briefing, which lets face it can be a boring chore for regular cruisers, was made interesting by the showing a Bondesque film demonstrating safety factors as well as an amusing cartoon film about the importance of hand washing. Interestingly hand washing and use of hand sanitisers was rigorously enforced onboard, which was good to see. That said, once at the check-in desk the process was quick and efficient. Well the ship itself was amazing - probably the best laid out ship I have cruised on. The central atrium is amazing and there are plenty of nooks and crannies. An impressive library, a good games room but the absolute treasure was The Hideaway, a small area with an eclectic mix of unusual (very comfortable) chairs and nooks to chill and relax in. There is also a fantastic observation gallery. Turning to a subject dear to my heart - food. The buffet is one of the largest I have seen on a cruise ship although that may be an illusion because of the excellent way it has been laid out to make it look spacious. It has an amazing selection of food and you would have to be the most picky of eaters to find nothing you liked. The curries are especially excellent. The only minor gripe in the buffet is not enough seating - on most visits it was a struggle to find a table and it was often the case of loitering and grabbing a table as soon as someone left. The main restaurant is large and impressive with a mixture of large communal tables with some tables for two. We were lucky enough to have a table for two. One of my biggest bugbears with cruising is having to share a dining table with strangers - although I appreciate, for some, it's a major plus. Being picky, my only gripe concerning the main restaurant is dinner is only three courses, having said that portions are generous and you don't come away feeling you could have eaten more. We didn't try any of the speciality restaurants but to be honest we didn't need to as, without exception, the quality of food throughout the ship was exceptional - so why pay more when you can have perfection in your pre-paid package? Entertainment was good with two shows from the ships ensemble - who were very good. There was also a guest appearance from the amazing Claire Maidin when we were in Amsterdam - we hadn't heard of her before but she is very talented. It's a shame there were not more people to see her but many passengers were still ashore in Amsterdam - they missed a treat. Being an American cruise line service was exceptional, you couldn't walk past any member of the crew without being greeted with, at least, a cheery smile and hello. The cabin was very good, narrow but very deep. A silly thing but I liked the way the ends of the bed were rounded, which saved knocks when going to the loo in the middle of the night. The balcony was a good size although we got a soaking one day when, without any warning, they started hosing the balconies on the floor above resulting on an unexpected waterfall on our balcony and almost ruining my camera. A real bonus on this cruise was the sailing down the canal from IJmuiden to Amsterdam. Having previously lived in Amsterdam I didn't go on any excursions but looking at the prices they seemed very expensive for what was on offer. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Overall I thought this was the greatest cruise. The staff and crew were great, the cruise director was great, Sue Denning was outstanding.We were on SS Ocean Breeze, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian. This ship was the best. The food ... Read More
Overall I thought this was the greatest cruise. The staff and crew were great, the cruise director was great, Sue Denning was outstanding.We were on SS Ocean Breeze, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian. This ship was the best. The food was good, and the waiters were great. The shore excursions that we picked were great, but as soon as you get aboard head to the Shore Excursions Desk, shore excursions get filled up quickly. Norwegian Fjords were beautiful, we loved Gerirangerfjord, Norway. This was Norway. Stavanger, Norway was great too. Great history. We had lunch at Burger King. We were looking for McDonald's, but could it find it. All the ports were all interesting and great to visit. What I liked we were not forced to buy stuff, the ports were nice to walk around. This place is not the Caribbean. Great place to tour. I thought the ship was great and fun to explore. We used the card room, the library, the hideaway. The theater shows were great. I would do a Celebrity Ship again. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
We have mainly gone on Cunard so we thought we would try another Line just to compare. Well we weren't disappointed it was superb. Although the journey down seamed to go on forever we were welcomed onboard with a much ... Read More
We have mainly gone on Cunard so we thought we would try another Line just to compare. Well we weren't disappointed it was superb. Although the journey down seamed to go on forever we were welcomed onboard with a much appreciated glass of Champers. The lifeboat drill was a bit silly, its done using a cartoon film! Our balcony cabin was better than we expected it was loverly. What can I say about the food in the buffet area, the selection was fantastic the choice was the best we have ever come across so we will be comparing it with the QM2 which we are going on shortly. We only dined once in the restaurant which was very good. The one thing you should try is the French onion soup you could make a meal of that on its own. Everything about the cruise was ideal and it won't be long before we book another trip on the Silhouette. It truly was Brill. Nearly forgot to mention the all inclusive, well worth it. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
OVERVIEW My husband and I are a 50'ish couple who are not regular cruisers. I have always wanted to see the Norwegian Fjords, and when i saw a good sale with 2 perks last fall, i jumped! We were originally booked in a standard ... Read More
OVERVIEW My husband and I are a 50'ish couple who are not regular cruisers. I have always wanted to see the Norwegian Fjords, and when i saw a good sale with 2 perks last fall, i jumped! We were originally booked in a standard veranda cabin but about 10 days before we sailed, we received an email offering us to bid on moving up to Aqua class. I bid $10 (per-person) over the minimum, and we won our bid. I had no idea how much we would adore that Aqua class! The restaurant, BLU, was fantastic. We loved, with one exception, every single item of food we ate in BLU. Everything about the ship and the staff was wonderful - the Silhouette is clean and elegant and full of nice, if sometimes goofy, spaces (that Sky lounge's decor is straight outta a Star Trek episode - like, an alien's idea of what a fancy bar on a ship on Earth should look like). Yet we grew quite fond of that funny Sky Lounge. We also spent a lot of time in the Ensemble Lounge as we really enjoyed the quirky yet super talented musical duo playing there most nights, along with a guitarist/vocalist who also played in the Lounge. It was music we actually wanted to listen to, but could still have a conversation, and it is dimly-lit, so i always looked very nice in the Ensemble Lounge. The staff, almost without fail, was efficient, friendly, and good at their jobs. The public areas, including bathrooms,were spotless no matter what time of day it was; we felt very pampered on this trip. We did miss a good full jogging track outside - the one they have is silly and not long enough. Since I am a walker and not a jogger, and it wasn't particularly beautiful weather, I just either walked on the treadmill or chose a floor with nothing but cabins, and walked long laps. My husband ran on the treadmills. However, had it been really nice weather, we would have been annoyed at having to be inside to get good exercise. Specifics below, if you want them: EMBARKATION - We are from the U.S., and had never been to Southampton, and I was a bit worried about getting to Southampton from London with all of our luggage, but we took the train down the night before, and then got a taxi to the pier in the morning. The train was comfortable and we just put our luggage next to our seats. it was very easy! Our instructions said to arrive between 10:30 and 11, but we arrived around noon. Since I had just been upgraded to Aqua, we hadn't received new luggage tags yet, but a guy was there, johnny-on-the-spot, and he made us new tags and carted off our luggage. We walked into the city terminal building and saw a pretty long line - it was not very organized in the "exterior" part of the line, so if for some reason Aqua class cabins could have gotten into a shorter or different line, nobody told us that or pointed us toward a different line. So we stood in the "main" line, and waited about 15 or 20 minutes before we got "inside" past security - at that point, we WERE directed by some very quick-acting and smiling people, to go to a special line, and we essentially went right up to a window to register and get our pictures taken and to get our Sea Pass cards. Once onboard, we received pink sparkling wine, and then wandered around the ship until our room was ready just a bit after 1:00. CABIN - We were in 1514, a very forward cabin on the Starboard side. My husband was worried about sea sickness and feeling the motion of the ship, so I therefore worried about how far forward we were and how high up we were, but really, she is a big ship, the Silhouette, and for the most part we never felt much movement at all. The very first morning we heard some odd noises above us, right around 7:00 AM - and learned later that we were right underneath the gym. The sounds were a combo of something being dragged around and then - maybe - someone on a bike or treadmill I think. ANYWAY, i then worried we would be awoken each day by these sounds, but that was the only day we really heard anything at all from above us. The only other noise issue we encountered was the night/morning we sailed into Geiranger, which is an town in an inlet in northern Norway. It was apparently an excessively and unrelentingly foggy night and morning, as the captain blew the fog horn every few minutes for HOURS. LITERAL HOURS. It was so loud in our room, it seemed like the horn was on our balcony. We got no sleep that night. Those were the only blights on the room. I thought it had lots of usable storage space, and we did like the extra-fancy shower experience that they provide in Aqua cabins. Our room steward was the best! Ali truly worked seemingly non-stop - our cabin was cleaned essentially the moment we left in the morning, and he somehow always knew when we were out for dinner to provide the turn-down service and leave us our chocolate and next day's planner. Dining - I can't say enough good things about BLU. One of the few other cruises we took was MANY years ago, on the Celebrity Mercury, and the dining room and food on that cruise were exceptional. We know times and the industry have changed so didn't expect much, but we were very happily surprised. It is "anytime" dining but we only ever had to wait one night - the very first night. Other than that, we could walk in at anytime and get a fantastic table immediately. My husband's steaks were tender and flavorful and cooked perfectly medium-rare, my salmon was always rare, as I like it, and our other entrees, as well as our starters and sides were very very good also - salads had fresh ingredients and vegetables were not overcooked. I do think they don't have enough staff in BLU and some nights we waited a bit to have someone take our order, but we could see the waiters practically being run off their feet, so we didn't take that personally. When they did come to our table, we got very personal and efficient service. But Celebrity should staff more appropriately in this restaurant I think. We ate most lunches in the OceanView and that food was delish as well. I tended to focus on the Indian food (REALLY REALLY GOOD), and the "grilled delights" were i could get a thinly-sliced piece of chicken breast that was nicely seasoned. The food was hot - even one day when we got in just as they were finishing the lunchtime meal - and plentiful. My husband liked the pizza and usually found something at the carvery to eat as well. Since it was not a hot weather cruise, I was worried the OceanView would be super crowded (people weren't inclined to eat outside), but we only had one day where we struggled to find a table. The service was good at the tables and staff quickly came over to get our drink orders pr clear our plates. Entertainment - my husband is a bit of a drag and refused to go see ANY of the shows. I did hear one couple describe one of the shows as "rubbish", and everyone around them nodded in agreement - it sounded kind of high-concept for a ship, some acrobatics, some singing, maybe an attempt at a plot? (maybe my husband isn't a drag, maybe he is just "wise") We focused on trivia - which we lost - but which we had lots of fun playing; Karaoke - which we only 'watched' but LOVED all of it - those English/Irish/Welsh are quite good at Karaoke, and the activities person in charge of Karaoke was hilarious. She was helpful when a singer needed some assistance (very rarely - since these were English/Irish/Welsh, people who seemingly spend the bulk of their lives in bars, learning the words and cadence to every single song written since 1960), she was full of funny asides, and just a perfect host for the event. We also, as I previously mentioned, like to spend time in the Ensemble Lounge, listening to the "contemporary duo" and also Angie, the guitarist/vocalist. Both acts are very talented and had shockingly large repertoires, they weren't really what we expected on a large cruise line, and we liked that about them. We enjoyed hanging out before and/or after dinner, and the wait staff and bartenders in Ensemble were lovely. They immediately remembered the beer my husband asked for on our first night, I think because they thought it was funny that anyone would want Miller Lite, and would have it for him practically as soon as he caught their eye. I have never really understood why people care who the cruise director is BUT we liked the looks of Sue as soon as we saw her picture, and one night in the SKY Lounge, she danced over to me and said something about what a fun night it was, and I have to say, I felt her good energy. PORTS: NORWAY IS AMAZING. WE LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT. It is stunning, awe-inspiring, gorgeous (i could go on and on with superlatives, but will end there), the people are friendly, and it is easy to navigate. Bergen - we mostly walked around town looking for a bus to the mountain overlook - there is so much talk about the funicular to Floyen but I had it on good authority that Ulriken provided a better view. However, my google maps hadn't downloaded yet while we were in Bergen so there was no info on mass transit options. We finally found the bus station where a patient woman explained to us which bus to take and where to pick it up, and then we took the 12 to the Hospital (north exit, don't go under the bridge!) then walked behind the hospital, up the hill, to the cable car. It was AWESOME at the top of Ulriken. GO THERE. You won't be sorry. Alesund - we took a Celebrity excursion to a ski mountain where we had again AWESOME views. (the theme of Norway is definitely, AWESOME views). We had to take a bus and a ferry and a cable car, but it was well worth it. We also got traditional Norwegian waffles served to us at the top of the mountain, which was funny to us as we live around many people of Norwegian descent here in the midwest, and none of them claim waffles as the most beloved food of their home country. They all try to make us eat Lefse, which is bland and dull and quite inferior to a soft waffle. Geiranger - We had pre-purchased tickets on a local tourist bus - not a hop-on, it takes you to two specific scenic points in Geiranger - very inexpensive and picks you up right at the port! Sadly, one stop was inaccessible as we were so early in the season that the road at the very top was still closed because of snow (so we stopped at a slightly less-high point - I think that would have been fine, on a clear day - this was our foggy town - the fog came in on monstrous cat feet and sat, on its big fat haunches, overlooking the harbor, the town, the hills, the fjords, etc, and broke all of the Silhouette's passengers' hearts that day in Geiranger) - and the other stop seems like it would have been AWESOME, as it was a perfect view of two rock walls as the water curved between them - at this second stop, the fog lifted for a few seconds here and there, so we could get a glimpse of the stunning scene we were missing out on. Still, once the bus deposited us back down in the harbor, we walked up the waterfall that is right off the pier - it is a really easy walk to the top, and despite the fact that most of the landscape was still covered in fog and clouds, we could see rolling hills and green green grass and flowering trees and not just the waterfall we had walked up, but 2 or 3 others. It is a beautiful, awe inspiring area. I imagine the beauty of it all in sunlight would have blinded me,so it is probably fine that we had such bad weather there. Stavanger - crazy town! It is very industrial, as it is the petroleum capital of Norway (fyi, if you are interested in the petroleum museum, you do NOT need to purchase that as an excursion on Celebrity. The petroleum museum is essentially IN the harbor. You can make it on your own! We did not go in but we saw it RIGHT there.) But in the midst of this industrial town sit hundreds of charming white houses on cobblestone streets, which were originally built for cannery workers, and then restored in the not too distant past. People actually live in them, so don't stare in windows, but do walk around and through those streets. Just trust me on this one. Also, we took the Strandafjell cruise and that was AWESOME. I felt like we saw some of the grandeur we couldn't see in Geiranger. It was a gorgeous ride. We sailed to Pulpit Rock ultimately, with a stop in a cove with a history relating to bank robbers, AND a stop for WAFFLES. I am not sure how many cruises we will ever take in our lives, but we really enjoyed the ship, the people we met onboard, the crew, the Captain, the karaoke, and Norway. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
I took a Transatlantic cruise with Celebrity Silhouette in April 2019, stopping in the Bahamas, Bermuda and Lisbon on the way. It was my first cruise on Celebrity and my first Transatlantic crossing and I loved it. Celebrity Silhouette ... Read More
I took a Transatlantic cruise with Celebrity Silhouette in April 2019, stopping in the Bahamas, Bermuda and Lisbon on the way. It was my first cruise on Celebrity and my first Transatlantic crossing and I loved it. Celebrity Silhouette was beautiful, elegant and very well-designed. I was impressed with the cleanliness throughout the ship. The service was also great and consistent. My balcony stateroom on the 8th deck was spacious and comfortable, with unobstructed views to the sea although I had reserved 'guaranteed balcony' only. Most of the clientele were older, well-travelled, people, with very few children onboard. I loved that! It never felt crowded anywhere and disembarkation at ports was reasonably well-organised as well. I took the cruise as I needed transportation, rather than a holiday, so I participated in only a fraction of the entertainment, dining and drinking opportunities on offer, but I felt like I got my money’s worth. I purchased an unlimited Wi-Fi package before the cruise which worked beautifully, even in the middle of the Atlantic. The weather was fine for most of the trip. I was seasick for half a day (out of 13) so not too bad. The highest waves (16 feet) were encountered in the Bay of Biscay in Europe. I did not try any of the speciality restaurants but, as a vegetarian, loved the food at the Oceanview Cafe buffet. It was varied, fresh and tasty. The Indian food, in particular, was excellent. There was also a separate vegetarian menu in the Grand Cuvee Dining Room and I enjoyed all the meals I had there. I also used room service every day and loved the convenience of it. I went to see a couple shows which were fine but I am not an expert on onboard entertainment as it is not a priority for me. My only negative remark would be about the constant upselling onboard which was a bit of an annoyance. There is absolutely no need to spend extra cash on the cruise to be able to enjoy it. I certainly didn't. The port calls were fine although quite short, with half a day only in Nassau and Lisbon. I cannot comment on Celebrity’s shore excursions as I didn’t go on any, preferring to organise my own programs instead. All in all, I very much enjoyed the cruise and have already booked another Transatlantic journey, this time with more port calls along the way. I have published a detailed cruise diary, with plenty of photos, on my blog ´Hopping Around the Globe in Style´ with lots of details and additional information. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Excellence is subjective but, to this cruiser, there’s no area where Silhouette did not earn her title! Ship was super clean and easy to navigate, even with my mobility issues. Service, above and beyond my expectations! (First experience ... Read More
Excellence is subjective but, to this cruiser, there’s no area where Silhouette did not earn her title! Ship was super clean and easy to navigate, even with my mobility issues. Service, above and beyond my expectations! (First experience in concierge class and it was wonderful). Thoroughly enjoyed the lecture series on Titanic and Hollywood stars! Found the speakers, entertaining, knowledgeable and informative! Evening entertainment was fine, especially the comedian and silent disco. Food was superb! Visited Murano, Porch, LePetite Chef, Tuscan and, my personal fave Lawn Club Grill. Casual atmosphere and AMAZING food! Lamb chops cooked to perfection! Oceanview Cafe provided outstanding array of breakfasts and lunches! Great service, entertainment, fabulous weather and great interaction between crew and passengers! Our concierge stateroom was clean, well appointed, roomy with more than ample storage spaces. I was glad I remembered my collapsing bins for the overhead cupboards because they make the space much more functional. (Thanks to CC for the tip!). Love, love , the pillow menu. Body pillow made reading much more enjoyable ! Great service, outstanding food and plenty of space for “me time”. Who could ask for more? Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Love this 9 night cruise !! We booked this cruise through BJ’s because of the extra OBC and the Celebrity perks given on Black Friday-November 24, 2018. We traveled with 2 adult relatives who also booked this deal and they picked the ... Read More
Love this 9 night cruise !! We booked this cruise through BJ’s because of the extra OBC and the Celebrity perks given on Black Friday-November 24, 2018. We traveled with 2 adult relatives who also booked this deal and they picked the room right next to ours on deck 9. First time in Concierge Class. Very happy with our balcony cabin. Sancho brought us “delectable delights” every afternoon that were quite enjoyable. Grand Curvee Dining Room - EXCELLENT FOOD AND EXCELLENT SELECTION. This is the best MDR food of all cruises we have taken. We had dessert every night too. Waiter Igusti Wiganata was excellent and we loved every dinner he recommended. Asst. Waiter Bibek was very helpful. The selection of wines was excellent thanks to Dusko. We did not eat at any specialty restaurant this cruise. Cafe al Bacio had excellent fresh baked goods every day including their cookies. We attended all the 9pm shows in the Silhouette Theatre. Most very good especially Uptown, Miguel Washington and Ashlie Amber. Cosmopolitan show was terrible-tried to take pop songs and add an international flair. 4 ports were all fun. We had been to 3 of them previously so we tried different excursions and they were good. Weather was sunny and warm every day. Played 2 trivia games in the Sky Lounge every day...wish the bar at that location was open during trivia though. Capt. Peppas made daily announcements every morning at 10am. I like to hear them. We would love to travel on this ship again !! Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
The ship is in grat shape. Don't believe any reviews that say otherwise. Our cabin was as expected. We only cruise Celebrity after we have been on most other iines. Dining was great. Even the noon crowd at the buffet was not as ... Read More
The ship is in grat shape. Don't believe any reviews that say otherwise. Our cabin was as expected. We only cruise Celebrity after we have been on most other iines. Dining was great. Even the noon crowd at the buffet was not as bad as it looked. Always found a table. Wait staff excellent and friendly. We are Floridians so the Caribbean is not as exciting as other foreign cruises. We went to be on the ship and get away. Embarkment very quick. Disembarkment not so good. There were 5 ships in port and not enough customs agents. Get Global Entry and look for that short line. We used anytime seating for our dining. Check in about 1/2 hour before you want to eat. Take the beeper/pager with you to a bar. We liked the Ensemble for pre dinner. on deck 5. The beeper will call you. Worked grat. Ate in Tuscan Grill and Murano. Excellent. DON'T pay full price. Ask you dining room waiter if they can get you a discount. They can book you. Try the Lawn Club. We have eaten there before and lots of meat! We will go again, soon! Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Great value for cruise also itinerary was great and liked the idea I had 9 days and somewhat a break in between before island hopping. Past experience with service with Celebrity usually A+. Classy feel mostly mature adult crowd. ... Read More
Great value for cruise also itinerary was great and liked the idea I had 9 days and somewhat a break in between before island hopping. Past experience with service with Celebrity usually A+. Classy feel mostly mature adult crowd. The food on buffet was plentiful well prepared and well organized. Again service was outstanding at the buffet as well. Was very surprised with the quality of their production shows. They were all very talented and very entertaining and I was very surprised by this. The acrobatic entertainment was extraordinary. The talent they brought on board was also pretty good for the most part. No juggling but comedians and performers that did a good job. This to was a nice change to get away from the usual. Warning not many kids and a mature crowd for the most part. But after 15 cruises was ready for this and really enjoyed cruise. The casino, karaoke, silent dancing and the service along with easy navigation and getting around ship all worked out for my wife & I. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Celebrity Silhouette Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.5
Dining 5.0 4.2
Entertainment 4.0 3.8
Public Rooms 5.0 4.5
Fitness Recreation 5.0 4.1
Family 4.0 4.1
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.6
Enrichment 4.5 3.7
Service 5.0 4.5
Value For Money 4.0 4.0
Rates 4.0 4.2

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