Our May 30th Cruise on the Silhouette: Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by ivori

Celebrity Silhouette 4
Member Since 2002
294 Forum Posts

Overall Member Rating

Our May 30th Cruise on the Silhouette

Sail Date: May 2012
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Venice
We left for Venice on May 26 so we can enjoy Venice for a few extra days. This was the best decision we made. Venice is an amazing city. On The 30th we embarked on the Silhouette. The ship stayed in port until the 31st so others can see Venice that could not make it earlier. The process of embarking was very smooth. Our room wasn't ready immediately so we ate something at the Oceanview buffet. Then we went to our room and it was beautiful. It was a celebrity suite and it really made this cruise more enjoyable. For those of you that are curious, the first formal night was the 3rd night not the second like celebrity tells you when you call. This was a very port intensive cruise which I prefer since I don't like days at sea. I actually like land tours better, so this was a good compromise.

The Silhouette is a beautiful ship, very classy with lots of areas to relax and play. The lawn area was very nice and the all the pools were nice as well. We did not do any of the cruise More excursion so I can't comment on that.

Now to the food. First I must say that I am a foodie so I am very critical of food. On a scale of 1 - 10 I give the food in the buffet and regular dining hall a 5/6. The specialty restaurants that we went to were much better, especially Murano. I also did not care for the entertainment as much as some other cruises I have been on but the ones I did go to were ok. The Karaoke was fun as well as the theme parties they had.

The one port that is not listed for review is Koper, Slovenia. We used the tour company Authentica and they were excellent. We went to the Predjama castle and the capital city. Being active on the CC roll call and meeting the people that I have met through here was the highlight of the trip. Many of them will remain friends. So get involved on here. Less

Published 06/22/12
Helpful? Thank ivori

Cabin review: CS1237 Celebrity Suite

We had a Celebrity Suite cabin number 1237. It was a fantastic room with a great butler and plenty of space.

Read All Celebrity Suite (CS) Reviews >>

Port and Shore Excursions

Paleokatsriza Walking Tour

We rented a car here with 3 other cars and made a caravan to Paleoktsriza. We went on a boat ride to the caves and some of the passengers even swam in the water which was cold. Then we went up to the monastery. After that we took a long way back to the ship and got lost a few times and found really quaint towns. We had lunch at the Achilleion Palace then headed for the ship with plenty of time to spare.

Amalfi Coast

Here we hired Jack the Driver. Although Jack wasn't there Max was with a driver and he was very good. He isn't a guide just a drivers guide. He told us abut each area and answered our questions as best as possible. I give the area a 5+. What a beautiful place and would love to go back here to spend more time.

Doge's Palace

Bought the tickets to the secret rooms ahead of time and that was worth it no long lines.

Gondola Ride

This was fun and saved us alot of walking one night. Bargain with operators and take a ride away from main square.

Murano Island

Just ok. Don't buy from factory, they overcharge.

St. Mark's Square

Did on own.

Compare Prices on Celebrity Silhouette Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruises

Read more Celebrity Silhouette cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic’s Celebrity Silhouette Review >>

Compare Prices on Celebrity Silhouette Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruises

Member Since 2002
294 Forum Posts
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Onboard Experience
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Skip X

See Celebrity Silhouette deals up to 82% off:

October Deals
Celebrity Silhouette 81% Loved It

12 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise
See all Celebrity Silhouette Deals >>