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Celebrity Silhouette Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Holy Land Cruise

Review for Celebrity Silhouette to the Middle East
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First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Sep 2012
Cabin: Deluxe Veranda 1A

First-time cruiser -- head read up on all the various things to watch for on cruises, etc. We found ourselves with many experienced cruisers (5 x a year or more) who told us this was an exceptional ship relative to many.

Check-in was fast and efficient with little waiting despite a large number of people arriving when we did.

Disembarkation was no waiting at all -- really excellent.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Veranda 1A

Cabin 1A

Large bed, excellent balcony -- room for two reclining deck chairs and a table, felt very spacious compared to what we've heard about many ship rooms. Room attendants did an awesome job of maintaining. This about 2/3 of the way back on the ship port side. It was quiet both from the hallway side and sitting on the balcony.

Port Reviews


Stunning island, easy to visit without a shore excursion. Ride the tram to the top for cheap and just walk around the small town looking at the neat churches with blue domed roofs, shopping, eating. Study up on your jewelry prices at home and really consider shopping for jewelry here. We got a very nice Topaz and Diamond Ring in 18k white gold that we had appraised back home for 2x what we paid. They have much good Tanzanite and Turquoise for very good prices as well.

Wish we would have also taken a cab to the town of Oi after talking with fellow passengers afterward.

Haifa (Tel Aviv)

I had low expectations for this, but it was really good. Jaffa is the most ancient ongoing port in the world. It is where Jonah set sail before the giant fish swallowed him. It is also where the Greek mythology around Perseus saving Andromeda is set. Wonderful old town to walk around. On its northern edge we just drove around and saw the modern seaside city of Tel Aviv.

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