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This was our first Celebrity cruise and only our second cruise so don’t have anything much to compare to. Embarkation took about 45 minutes and kept moving so no problem, this was at 11.30am so probably the busiest time. Our cabin was ready by 1.30pm and our baggage was waiting for us. The cabin was fine, spacious with plenty of storage and good sized shower. We had enormous balcony (slant cabin). We loved the ship it was modern and spacious with lots of comfortable seating areas. Food and service in the main dining room was very good and we never felt the need to pay extra for speciality restaurants. We had select dining and only waited for a table on two evenings and then only for a few minutes. The buffet did get very busy on sea days but fortunately the weather was pleasant enough to sit outside on several days which made it far more relaxing. We tried cabin service for breakfast but one day it never arrived and the next juices had been forgotten so eventually gave up. The classic drinks package was included in our booking which was fine for us. We were glad it included the coffee shop where we could get a decent cup of coffee as the stuff (hesitate to call it coffee!) in the buffet was as weak as dish water. We enjoyed the guest acts particularly the Tenors of Rock but less keen on the one production show that we saw. The house band was very good and we spent many an enjoyable evening in the Sky Lounge listening to them. We didn’t experience any hard sell to upgrade our drinks package, book speciality restaurant’s etc. and even the photographers didn’t bother us (obviously not very photogenic!) We did our own thing in all the ports apart from ST Petersburg where we had booked a two day tour with SPB. Unfortunately adverse weather meant we couldn’t dock on the first day which was disappointing but no one’s fault; however SPB were brilliant and extended our second day tour to ensure we could see as much as possible. They also refunded the cost of day one. Disembarkation was quick and efficient. We booked the airport shuttle and left the ship at 7.30am arriving at Schiphol at 8.15am where our baggage was waiting for us. We were very unsure about booking this cruise (or any cruise) as our first experience was average but we came back converted to the idea of cruise holidays and may well try another in the future.

We loved it.

Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by DidiJ

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2016
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda
This was our first Celebrity cruise and only our second cruise so don’t have anything much to compare to. Embarkation took about 45 minutes and kept moving so no problem, this was at 11.30am so probably the busiest time. Our cabin was ready by 1.30pm and our baggage was waiting for us. The cabin was fine, spacious with plenty of storage and good sized shower. We had enormous balcony (slant cabin). We loved the ship it was modern and spacious with lots of comfortable seating areas.

Food and service in the main dining room was very good and we never felt the need to pay extra for speciality restaurants. We had select dining and only waited for a table on two evenings and then only for a few minutes. The buffet did get very busy on sea days but fortunately the weather was pleasant enough to sit outside on several days which made it far more relaxing. We tried cabin service for breakfast but one day it never arrived and the next juices had been forgotten so eventually gave up. The classic drinks package was included in our booking which was fine for us. We were glad it included the coffee shop where we could get a decent cup of coffee as the stuff (hesitate to call it coffee!) in the buffet was as weak as dish water. We enjoyed the guest acts particularly the Tenors of Rock but less keen on the one production show that we saw. The house band was very good and we spent many an enjoyable evening in the Sky Lounge listening to them. We didn’t experience any hard sell to upgrade our drinks package, book speciality restaurant’s etc. and even the photographers didn’t bother us (obviously not very photogenic!)

We did our own thing in all the ports apart from ST Petersburg where we had booked a two day tour with SPB. Unfortunately adverse weather meant we couldn’t dock on the first day which was disappointing but no one’s fault; however SPB were brilliant and extended our second day tour to ensure we could see as much as possible. They also refunded the cost of day one.

Disembarkation was quick and efficient. We booked the airport shuttle and left the ship at 7.30am arriving at Schiphol at 8.15am where our baggage was waiting for us.

We were very unsure about booking this cruise (or any cruise) as our first experience was average but we came back converted to the idea of cruise holidays and may well try another in the future.
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