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Celebrity Silhouette-A Rock and Roll Cruise This was our 6th cruise on the Silhouette; our 5th was in November 2017, and we had a great time again. We call it a Rock and Roll cruise because that is what the ship did for 3 days when we left Ft. Lauderdale. We encountered 50 mph winds and 17-20 foot waves because of a massive low pressure area in the Atlantic; these were tropical storm conditions since tropical storm winds are defined as 39-74 mph. As a result the Captain said that we were bucking headwinds which only allowed us to cruise at 17 knots rather than 22 knots. He had to put out the stabilizers, which also slows the ship's speed. Because of the reduced speed we missed the port of Antigua because we could not have made it to Barbados in time. After we got south of Puerto Rico the winds and waves abated and we had a smooth sailing for the rest of the cruise. We got to pier 29 about 9:30 am on Jan 26, and they opened the doors at 10. Since we had a suite we had priority boarding so check-in was easy. Niko, the Michael's Club Concierge, came to the boarding area and escorted all of the suite guests from the boarding area to Michael's Club. We have had several suites before and no one had ever done what she did—a real touch of class! We had a glass of champagne and then went to Luminae for lunch. We had almost the same staff at Luminae that we had in Nov 2017, so it was great to see them again. We were at sea until Jan 30 when we docked at Barbados. We had been here many times before so decided to stay on the ship and relax by the pool; it was great since it was not crowded. There were some really good entertainers during the cruise, although no big-name people like Jane Curry or Savannah Smith. The Celebrity singers and dancers are always good. The duo Raegar was fantastic. Chiko, one of the Cruise Director's staff gave a matinee show, and he was one of the best singers we have ever heard; he should have his own show in our opinion. Other good singers were Robson Diem and Jazz Believers. Niko arranged some great entertainers for Michael's Club during happy hour. She also had the Captain and Senior Officers come into the club one day and talk with the suite guests. We had a different Captain on this cruise (vs. the cruise in Nov 17), but the cruise director and many officers were the same. We were fortunate to have a full moon during several nights, and the night we left Barbados, they had a Full Moon party by the pool. Our next port was St. Lucia, and we docked at a different pier, Pointe Seraphine, This was across the bay from downtown where we docked before, and you could take a water taxi to the downtown area, but we chose to just walk around the shops at the pier, and then spend the rest of the day by the pool. We had been to St Lucia many times and have taken every tour they offer. St. Lucia is a very pretty island—very hilly with narrow curvy roads. Niko arranged for the suite guests to have a sail-a-way party on the helipad; she had done this in Nov 2017 but for some reason many more people attended this one; it actually got crowded. We had champagne and got to talk with some other folks we had not met before. Our final port was St. Kitts and we have been here many times so we opted to visit a few shops and then go to the pool. The prices here are much better than Barbados or St. Lucia—at least for souvenirs. We don't buy jewelry so cannot comment on those prices. We ate at two specialty restaurants, Murano and the Lawn Club Grill. They are expensive at $45-$50 per person, but we had on board credit that we either had to use or lose. Murano was great as always; I always get Dover Sole, which is outstanding. We were disappointed with the steak at the Lawn Club Grill; it was cooked to perfection, but not nearly as tender as the ones we had in November. The restaurant was packed and extremely loud; don't think we would eat here again. We normally make reservations for the specialty restaurants when we board, but we learned it is better to make the reservations before you board. You can now use on board credit to pay for these in advance, and can cancel or change them when you get on board the ship. It turned out that most people had made the reservations in advance because we could not get the time and dates we wanted. Niko arranged for a Exclusive Galley tour for suite guests, and it was conducted by Victor, the Executive Chef, but it wasn't much different from the galley tour that anyone can attend—just a lot less people. Another real touch of class was that when we returned to our suite after dinner, we had a nice magnet and a composite picture of the ports that we visited. This was done by Niko, and our butler, Glenn, who was also our butler on our previous cruise on the Silhouette. Both of these people really went out of their way to pamper us and other suite guests. We hope we are so lucky as to have them on a future cruise. This was another great cruise with Celebrity; we had excellent service, got to meet some really nice people, and we look forward to our next cruise this fall on the Reflection.

Celebrity Silhouette-A Rock and Roll Cruise

Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by Tampart1

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Celebrity Silhouette-A Rock and Roll Cruise

This was our 6th cruise on the Silhouette; our 5th was in November 2017, and we had a great time again. We call it a Rock and Roll cruise because that is what the ship did for 3 days when we left Ft. Lauderdale. We encountered 50 mph winds and 17-20 foot waves because of a massive low pressure area in the Atlantic; these were tropical storm conditions since tropical storm winds are defined as 39-74 mph. As a result the Captain said that we were bucking headwinds which only allowed us to cruise at 17 knots rather than 22 knots. He had to put out the stabilizers, which also slows the ship's speed. Because of the reduced speed we missed the port of Antigua because we could not have made it to Barbados in time. After we got south of Puerto Rico the winds and waves abated and we had a smooth sailing for the rest of the cruise.

We got to pier 29 about 9:30 am on Jan 26, and they opened the doors at 10. Since we had a suite we had priority boarding so check-in was easy. Niko, the Michael's Club Concierge, came to the boarding area and escorted all of the suite guests from the boarding area to Michael's Club. We have had several suites before and no one had ever done what she did—a real touch of class! We had a glass of champagne and then went to Luminae for lunch. We had almost the same staff at Luminae that we had in Nov 2017, so it was great to see them again.

We were at sea until Jan 30 when we docked at Barbados. We had been here many times before so decided to stay on the ship and relax by the pool; it was great since it was not crowded.

There were some really good entertainers during the cruise, although no big-name people like Jane Curry or Savannah Smith. The Celebrity singers and dancers are always good. The duo Raegar was fantastic. Chiko, one of the Cruise Director's staff gave a matinee show, and he was one of the best singers we have ever heard; he should have his own show in our opinion. Other good singers were Robson Diem and Jazz Believers.

Niko arranged some great entertainers for Michael's Club during happy hour. She also had the Captain and Senior Officers come into the club one day and talk with the suite guests. We had a different Captain on this cruise (vs. the cruise in Nov 17), but the cruise director and many officers were the same.

We were fortunate to have a full moon during several nights, and the night we left Barbados, they had a Full Moon party by the pool.

Our next port was St. Lucia, and we docked at a different pier, Pointe Seraphine, This was across the bay from downtown where we docked before, and you could take a water taxi to the downtown area, but we chose to just walk around the shops at the pier, and then spend the rest of the day by the pool. We had been to St Lucia many times and have taken every tour they offer. St. Lucia is a very pretty island—very hilly with narrow curvy roads.

Niko arranged for the suite guests to have a sail-a-way party on the helipad; she had done this in Nov 2017 but for some reason many more people attended this one; it actually got crowded. We had champagne and got to talk with some other folks we had not met before.

Our final port was St. Kitts and we have been here many times so we opted to visit a few shops and then go to the pool. The prices here are much better than Barbados or St. Lucia—at least for souvenirs. We don't buy jewelry so cannot comment on those prices.

We ate at two specialty restaurants, Murano and the Lawn Club Grill. They are expensive at $45-$50 per person, but we had on board credit that we either had to use or lose. Murano was great as always; I always get Dover Sole, which is outstanding. We were disappointed with the steak at the Lawn Club Grill; it was cooked to perfection, but not nearly as tender as the ones we had in November. The restaurant was packed and extremely loud; don't think we would eat here again. We normally make reservations for the specialty restaurants when we board, but we learned it is better to make the reservations before you board. You can now use on board credit to pay for these in advance, and can cancel or change them when you get on board the ship. It turned out that most people had made the reservations in advance because we could not get the time and dates we wanted.

Niko arranged for a Exclusive Galley tour for suite guests, and it was conducted by Victor, the Executive Chef, but it wasn't much different from the galley tour that anyone can attend—just a lot less people.

Another real touch of class was that when we returned to our suite after dinner, we had a nice magnet and a composite picture of the ports that we visited. This was done by Niko, and our butler, Glenn, who was also our butler on our previous cruise on the Silhouette. Both of these people really went out of their way to pamper us and other suite guests. We hope we are so lucky as to have them on a future cruise.

This was another great cruise with Celebrity; we had excellent service, got to meet some really nice people, and we look forward to our next cruise this fall on the Reflection.
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Sky Suite
Cabin S2
Great suite with about 300 sq. ft. Had more storage space than we had to put in. Very comfortable bed and pillows. Did not like the tub/shower as you really had to step up to get into it, and it need additional grab handles. We had had a suite on our cruise in Nov 2017, so knew this so we brought a portable grab bar from home. Great balcony, but the sea was rough and it was very windy, so we could not use the balcony for the first 3 days. After having a few suites, it would be very difficult to go back to Concierge or Aqua class.
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