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We have taken some cruises with different lines. The positives of cruising on Celebrity Silhouette are many and well described by other reviewers. We would like to point out some possible Improvements. Entertainment In the evening everywhere was playing music. It would have been nice to find quiet areas to drink something and discuss together. Music is a matter of taste. We were missing a bit of classic pieces. The ship has a lot of beautyful rooms, but what is a library without a librarian? Not English native speakers can’t find books. It was a Mediterranean cruise but the focus of the news was pointed to the USA We missed Television programs in German, French or Italian. It’s laudable that between all the entertainment and Activities Celebrity offers creative watercolor painting. Marcie Jan Bronstein creates itinerary-based projects for passengers. I always remember what it means: «Bring the owls to Athens». Culinary Delights We enjoyed the food in the BLU. Marie from Mauritius was very welcoming; it was nice to speak French with her. She knew our preferences by the end of the first night. Gede, the waiter from Bali with his crew made an excellent job. We bought a package for the specialty dining. The evening in the Lawn Club Grill was wonderful and the price is worth it. Best coffee we got in the Café al Bacio, the service is very good. How to make it possible We enjoyed the daily addresses from the bridge gave by Captain Kafetzi. He had a good sense of humor, we learned a lot, even as not native English speakers we couldn’t understand all it was funny. The crew and the staff from the officers down to the lowest levels, are very kind and helpful, and take time to ask how you are. But some employees at guest relation desk should practice her kindness more, so that guests have the feeling of being welcome. One example: In the board are no more Sudoku. Hospitality could be, to print on request one more out. High Service prices Some cruise lines provide in Ashdod a free shuttle service. As you are not allowed to walk in the port, it is disappointing to charge 20$ per day and person for shuttle service. The charge for internet use is very high. The answer given at the guest relation desk, if Celebrity offers an access for 10 Minutes to make the check in for the flight: «There is only the 24 hour package, price 49 $», was not really helpful. We spent the last day at sea, so we had no possibility to go to a Wi-Fi coffee. Valetta We booked only one land tour with Celebrity, on the island panoramic drive in Malta we saw nice places, but there was not enough time to visit it, 20 minutes here and there. It was not really a good value, The Tour guide seemed not to be amused about their job. Mykonos October 28 was Oxi Day, a national holiday and celebration with parades, and flags on the houses. The Greek commemorate with the «NO-Day» that they refused the ultimatum of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. And so started 1940 the Greek – Italian war. Haifa In October was inaugurated a new ferry connection from Haifa to Acre. The ride takes 45 Minutes and the return price is 55 Shekel. It was a nice experience and we were the only guests from the Silhouette. Leaving back in the afternoon some of the younger Arabic people began to dance in face of the rough sea. Ashdod Our private organized tour to Jerusalem was impressing. What a crowd and traffic. On that Monday they were celebrating Bar Mitzvah, an important path from childhood into manhood. I suppose «Peace» is the most written word in the small papers with a prayer or request wedged into the cracks in the Western Wall. Let’s hope! Katakolon We took the possibility to visit Olympia. Young people invited the crusaders to a trip for only 10 Euro return, the price in the ship is much higher. Vangelis was not only a good driver even a guide and he explained a lot about daily live in Greece.

Wishes to make a very nice cruise even better

Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by Andromea

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We have taken some cruises with different lines. The positives of cruising on Celebrity Silhouette are many and well described by other reviewers. We would like to point out some possible Improvements.

Entertainment

In the evening everywhere was playing music. It would have been nice to find quiet areas to drink something and discuss together. Music is a matter of taste. We were missing a bit of classic pieces.

The ship has a lot of beautyful rooms, but what is a library without a librarian? Not English native speakers can’t find books. It was a Mediterranean cruise but the focus of the news was pointed to the USA We missed Television programs in German, French or Italian.

It’s laudable that between all the entertainment and Activities Celebrity offers creative watercolor painting. Marcie Jan Bronstein creates itinerary-based projects for passengers. I always remember what it means: «Bring the owls to Athens».

Culinary Delights

We enjoyed the food in the BLU. Marie from Mauritius was very welcoming; it was nice to speak French with her. She knew our preferences by the end of the first night. Gede, the waiter from Bali with his crew made an excellent job.

We bought a package for the specialty dining. The evening in the Lawn Club Grill was wonderful and the price is worth it. Best coffee we got in the Café al Bacio, the service is very good.

How to make it possible

We enjoyed the daily addresses from the bridge gave by Captain Kafetzi. He had a good sense of humor, we learned a lot, even as not native English speakers we couldn’t understand all it was funny.

The crew and the staff from the officers down to the lowest levels, are very kind and helpful, and take time to ask how you are. But some employees at guest relation desk should practice her kindness more, so that guests have the feeling of being welcome. One example: In the board are no more Sudoku. Hospitality could be, to print on request one more out.

High Service prices

Some cruise lines provide in Ashdod a free shuttle service. As you are not allowed to walk in the port, it is disappointing to charge 20$ per day and person for shuttle service.

The charge for internet use is very high. The answer given at the guest relation desk, if Celebrity offers an access for 10 Minutes to make the check in for the flight: «There is only the 24 hour package, price 49 $», was not really helpful. We spent the last day at sea, so we had no possibility to go to a Wi-Fi coffee.

Valetta

We booked only one land tour with Celebrity, on the island panoramic drive in Malta we saw nice places, but there was not enough time to visit it, 20 minutes here and there. It was not really a good value, The Tour guide seemed not to be amused about their job.

Mykonos

October 28 was Oxi Day, a national holiday and celebration with parades, and flags on the houses. The Greek commemorate with the «NO-Day» that they refused the ultimatum of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. And so started 1940 the Greek – Italian war.

Haifa

In October was inaugurated a new ferry connection from Haifa to Acre. The ride takes 45 Minutes and the return price is 55 Shekel. It was a nice experience and we were the only guests from the Silhouette. Leaving back in the afternoon some of the younger Arabic people began to dance in face of the rough sea.

Ashdod

Our private organized tour to Jerusalem was impressing. What a crowd and traffic. On that Monday they were celebrating Bar Mitzvah, an important path from childhood into manhood. I suppose «Peace» is the most written word in the small papers with a prayer or request wedged into the cracks in the Western Wall. Let’s hope!

Katakolon

We took the possibility to visit Olympia. Young people invited the crusaders to a trip for only 10 Euro return, the price in the ship is much higher. Vangelis was not only a good driver even a guide and he explained a lot about daily live in Greece.
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AquaClass
Cabin A2 1511
Our aqua class cabin was fine, very clean, but with little storage. For elderly people it is not convenient to stay on the bed for stow away the clothes in the cabinets. In room 1511 on deck 11, the brass-sound from the club sky on deck 14 was disturbing. After midnight till late you hear the noise.
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