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This was the first time on Celebrity and the first time going on a larger ship. We had high expectations of the 'modern luxury' line. It's true, the ship was very comfortable, modern and well-maintained. It never felt over-crowded, and there were so many venues, you could always find somewhere quiet to sunbathe or have a drink. The ship has a policy of keeping public address announcements to a minimum, which we like. The staff were all friendly, welcoming and hard-working. We did a couple of the Celebrity tours (in Israel) and they were really excellent and good value. We upgraded our free drinks package for a reasonable fee and got good use from that too. Food is a bit of a mixed bag. The buffet ('Oceanview cafe') is big, and it looks (and feels) like a fast food restaurant, but it has a lovely outdoor terrace, and we enjoyed the food. We enjoyed Qsine most, then Murano and the Lawn Grill We were really disappointed with the Tuscan Grill which had a strange menu (french fries served in faux London newspaper - how Tuscan is that?) and a strange dark, corridor-like ambiance with rumbling engines beneath. The main dining options are based on a class system. Depending on cabin grade you can eat in Luminae, Blu or the main dining room. We were in veranda class, so that meant the main dining room for us. We were in the 'open seating' area of the restaurant which we found a bit squashed. The food in the MDR is OK if you like chops, chicken Kiev, overcooked sea bass and the like, but generally we were disappointed. The veranda cabin (9th floor) was well appointed and had a good bathroom, though the bed was a bit hard. We didn't really see any of the stage shows because the timing never worked out with our preferred time to eat, but the musicians around the ship were good. We considered going with Celebrity again this year, and maybe we will one day, but taking everything into consideration, we have booked back on our favourite line (Oceania) for our next cruise.

Lovely ship, good tours, slightly disappointed with evening meals

Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by sistersbrothers

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This was the first time on Celebrity and the first time going on a larger ship. We had high expectations of the 'modern luxury' line. It's true, the ship was very comfortable, modern and well-maintained. It never felt over-crowded, and there were so many venues, you could always find somewhere quiet to sunbathe or have a drink. The ship has a policy of keeping public address announcements to a minimum, which we like. The staff were all friendly, welcoming and hard-working.

We did a couple of the Celebrity tours (in Israel) and they were really excellent and good value. We upgraded our free drinks package for a reasonable fee and got good use from that too.

Food is a bit of a mixed bag. The buffet ('Oceanview cafe') is big, and it looks (and feels) like a fast food restaurant, but it has a lovely outdoor terrace, and we enjoyed the food. We enjoyed Qsine most, then Murano and the Lawn Grill We were really disappointed with the Tuscan Grill which had a strange menu (french fries served in faux London newspaper - how Tuscan is that?) and a strange dark, corridor-like ambiance with rumbling engines beneath. The main dining options are based on a class system. Depending on cabin grade you can eat in Luminae, Blu or the main dining room. We were in veranda class, so that meant the main dining room for us. We were in the 'open seating' area of the restaurant which we found a bit squashed. The food in the MDR is OK if you like chops, chicken Kiev, overcooked sea bass and the like, but generally we were disappointed.

The veranda cabin (9th floor) was well appointed and had a good bathroom, though the bed was a bit hard.

We didn't really see any of the stage shows because the timing never worked out with our preferred time to eat, but the musicians around the ship were good.

We considered going with Celebrity again this year, and maybe we will one day, but taking everything into consideration, we have booked back on our favourite line (Oceania) for our next cruise.
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