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Having cruised with a couple other companies, I feel like this cruise was not worth the cost. If all I had done was stay on the ship (not taken any excursions or made any purchases), it may have felt more worth it but then I would have been bored out of my mind. The food was slightly above average at best. The staff in the Ocean's Edge Cafe, where we spent most meals, was very much below average. They would walk right by and not stop to take our drink orders. They would also walk right by instead of clear the tables. The entertainment however was great! Every evening show (comedians, musicals, plays) was stupendous. The shore excursions I chose were decent as well minus a couple horrible tour guides. The children's program was fabulous. Overall, we appreciated our time with Celebrity Cruises but have decided to cruise with Royal Caribbean for future cruises.

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Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by Shonica

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Having cruised with a couple other companies, I feel like this cruise was not worth the cost. If all I had done was stay on the ship (not taken any excursions or made any purchases), it may have felt more worth it but then I would have been bored out of my mind. The food was slightly above average at best. The staff in the Ocean's Edge Cafe, where we spent most meals, was very much below average. They would walk right by and not stop to take our drink orders. They would also walk right by instead of clear the tables. The entertainment however was great! Every evening show (comedians, musicals, plays) was stupendous. The shore excursions I chose were decent as well minus a couple horrible tour guides. The children's program was fabulous. Overall, we appreciated our time with Celebrity Cruises but have decided to cruise with Royal Caribbean for future cruises.
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Veranda
Cabin 1A 7364
The cabin could have bigger for what I paid for it, and more storage for a 7 day cruise would have been ideal.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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  • Jeep Tour
    A fun drive in an old Jeep to a small little beach and authentic Mexican lunch. The Jeep itself was run ragged; the tachometer didn't work nor the A/C (as expected). The drive out was amazingly rough. The tour guides, Roger and Aato, were knowledgeable and friendly.
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    We enjoyed the tour itself. This Jeep's speedometer did not work. The drive was beautiful. The snorkel location was average. Our final stop at the beach was a beautiful place as well. However, our tour guide, Memo, made the majority of it feel very rushed. My husband asked to go to the restroom on the way out of the port, and he would not even hear of it. Then when snorkeling, he left me and my family behind on the rocks as we tried to convince my son to swim out with us. He and the rest of the group swam out to snorkel and neither of the guides came back to check on us or see if we needed help. By the time we were able to catch up, I actually ended up snorkeling, unknowingly, with another completely different tour group and getting back to shore just in time to leave with the correct group. The rest of the day went well but the hurry it began with was unnecessary and rude.
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    Nothing to review. Just drove into the port, dropped off our luggage at the ship then parked. Easy.
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