Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by Robert
- Sail Date: May 2012
- Destination: Western Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda
The food is much better than on any previous ship we have sailed on. We particularly enjoyed the wide variety of cousine on offer in the Ocean View Cafe - unusually for an 'American' ship, they had good Indian curry dishes, as well as English bacon and sausages for breakfast!
The entertainment was good, but not exceptional: for example,this is the first ship we have been on where there wasn't a singly open deck event, such as a party night or something similar.
The only drawback was Celebrity's administration, which was poor. When we got our flight details, they involved a 6am flight and a change in Amsterdam - its only 2 and a half hours direct from Manchester to Venice. On enquiry, we were offered direct flights at extra cost, but this meant the return flight was the day after disembarkation. The cost of Celebrity's post-cruise hotel package was exorbitant, so we made our own arrangements, which caused Celebrity no end of confusion on disembarkation day - and we had to make our own way to the airport. Embarkation was also badly organised - hordes of passengers thronged towards the arrivals hall, uncontrolled by insufficient staff. In consequence, the process took nearly 2 hours. Once on board, however, the 'Wow' factor took over and we soon forgot the negative aspects of the experience. We took organised ship's shore excursions in most ports of call, which ranged from good to excellent, always informative and well organised. Will we ever go back to Princess?? I doubt it.
Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
Cavtat Walking TourBesides Cavtat, this tour also took in a guided walk around Dubrovnik's old city. Extremely informative and interesting, although by the time we got to Dubrovnik, it was packed with tourists!View All 23 Cavtat Walking Tour Reviews
La Valletta Walking TourThe tour wasn't long enough, and we were rushed from place to place.View All 14 La Valletta Walking Tour Reviews
Mdina Walking TourBeautiful historic city, but not enough time there.View All 34 Mdina Walking Tour Reviews
City TourThis was a very expensive 'Exclusive' tour, but worth every penny. It took in the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, lunch, and the whole of the afternoon in the Vatican. The tour guide, made it feel like a very leisurely day, whilst at the same time fitting a lot in to the day. The best excursion of the entire trip.View All 275 City Tour Reviews
Krka National ParkBeautiful scenery in a beautiful location. Reasonably long journey away from the port, though.View All 14 Krka National Park Reviews
Venice Walking TourThis tour took you to parts of Venice you would never have found on your own, was unhurried, but covered a large area. Fascinating and worth every penny.View All 58 Venice Walking Tour Reviews