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Chose this cruise as we wanted a more relaxing cruise and this cruise had a few days at sea plus my husband has always wanted to visit the Azores and our friends have never been to the Canaries or Madeira. We met two couples on a cruise on Celebrity Infinity 4 years ago and kept in touch. In fact we went on a cruise last year with one of the couples but this year we all booked the cruise together. We stayed overnight in Premier Inn Fareham very well located with a Ben and Jerry's handy for a meal and the breakfast always good. We then had a quick drive to the Quay. We parked with ABP parking and it was very well organised. Check in was quick and easy staff very pleasant and soon on board we like the way Celebrity give you a lovely welcome drink. Our stateroom not ready so we headed up to deck 14 and the lovely sky lounge to wait for the other couple. Soon as they turned up we headed to our staterooms to leave our carry on's and went oft to get some lunch. In the Oceanview cafe. We had balcony stateroom on deck 8 and it was kept immaculate at all times by Jacinda our steward lovely pleasant young man. Usual Celebrity standard but we were in the hump area so the balcony was really big which was a bonus. Just seemed a little tight on wardrobe and drawer space but the bathroom was lovely and plenty of hangers. It was quite near to the lifts or stairs an ideal location. We had chosen the late dining time and we had a table for 6. Beautiful Grand Cuvee restaurant and quite busy each night so felt like a buzz very good. Singh and Marijanna were our waiters and lovely young girl called Magdelana. Lovely nothing was too much trouble for any of them and the food on the whole met expectations you would be hard pushed to find fault. 3 in our group don't eat meat but there was mostly something we liked on the menu. Singh organised a veggie special one night which was nice. We had the Classic drinks package which is very good if you wanted anything not included just had to pay the difference. Just be aware though some martini's you pay a supplement in the Martini bar (only couple of dollars) but if you buy same Martini in another bar Quarsar for instance you don't. The sommelier Hose was very good we got a good rapport going the service was excellent and my husband likes to drink beer and the bar waiter had it ready and waiting every night on the table. Top ups flowed very good. The activites on sea days okay nothing brilliant and the quiz got crowded difficult to get seats especially when the weather was blowy. However we played bocce on the lawn, table tennis and a few other things. The captain gave a good navigational talk also. We wanted to relax read I went swimming pool was very clean and water pleasant temperature. Sun beds always available. We walked a lot around the track to try keep the weight in check no chance. Food in Oceanview good selection of food (we had lovely veggie burger at the pool grill also cooked to order)never had too much of a problem getting a seat at breakfast and lunch but we mostly missed lunch and went for the afternoon tea scones and cakes delicious. Cafe Bacio was nearly always packed around lunch time and am but you could get a take out so it was fine. We didn't bother with specialty restaurants this time we have been in them and they are really good but the food in the main dinning room was very good also so we didn't feel the need. Entertainment was mostly very good with Barricade Boys, violinist and Opera Singer excellent plus the comedian and juggler very funny. The cruise director knew her job well. Only down point was the hypnotist not fussed wouldn't go and see one again but some others loved it and the girl singers in the Celebrity singers dancers terrible boys good dancing good acrobats really excellent. The comedian on the first night was disappointing but after that the entertainment was very good with the above exceptions. 7 ports in total the best for us were Ponta delgada the Azores and Lisbon. In the Azores I booked a trip through tours by locals and Pedro Rodreuges was our guide excellent tour Sete Cidades and the caldera it was so beautiful and the weather was kind stunning views and secret lakes loved it all recommend Pedro. Range Rover beautiful clean leather seats lux. and he picked us up on time and nothing too much trouble. Lisbon I booked we hate tourism tour. Picked us up in a mini van we went to Sintra and Cascais gorgeous Sintra like a fairy tale and Cascais and Estoril coast stunning. We loved it took us to a restaurant in the hills beautiful food like tapas and green wine Sangria it was stunning then we had pastry's and cherry liquor iand all included in the price. Recommend Mimi and We had tourism tours the do them in Oporto also. The other 3 tours we did were ship tours although good price I booked when 20% discount offer. Maspalomes and Port Morgan in Grand Canaria we loved it nice half day trip. Reids hotel afternoon tea in Madeira gorgeous food as you would expect and lovely walk through the gardens. Lanzarote Jameos del Agua, aloe vera farm, Pineapple plantation and mirador del Rio fantastic views half a day we really enjoyed it. Santa Cruz in Tenerife we did our own thing nice port and we walked to the auditorium hot walk but lovely views from the cafe and it was very swish we thought would be expensive it wasn't very nice. Fueretaventura Puerto Rosario very quiet not much to do but fantastic beach right next to cruise ship berth. Take a towel and swim gear, lovely water but need jelly shoes really. Nice bar have a beer chill out kind of place. Forgot to mention the silent disco which we all loved so much it was such fun. The house bands were also good we spent fun times in the sky lounge dancing to all types of music. Beatles motown really good. This cruise was memorable because we all met up again and the Silhouette met our expectations for food service and great atmosphere. We are going to meet up again in 2 years time and hopefully the cruise will be as good once 2020 cruises are out will be scanning to find a Celebrity if possible.

Reunion cruise was a non stop fun.

Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by lionsleeper

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Chose this cruise as we wanted a more relaxing cruise and this cruise had a few days at sea plus my husband has always wanted to visit the Azores and our friends have never been to the Canaries or Madeira.

We met two couples on a cruise on Celebrity Infinity 4 years ago and kept in touch. In fact we went on a cruise last year with one of the couples but this year we all booked the cruise together.

We stayed overnight in Premier Inn Fareham very well located with a Ben and Jerry's handy for a meal and the breakfast always good. We then had a quick drive to the Quay. We parked with ABP parking and it was very well organised.

Check in was quick and easy staff very pleasant and soon on board we like the way Celebrity give you a lovely welcome drink. Our stateroom not ready so we headed up to deck 14 and the lovely sky lounge to wait for the other couple. Soon as they turned up we headed to our staterooms to leave our carry on's and went oft to get some lunch. In the Oceanview cafe.

We had balcony stateroom on deck 8 and it was kept immaculate at all times by Jacinda our steward lovely pleasant young man. Usual Celebrity standard but we were in the hump area so the balcony was really big which was a bonus. Just seemed a little tight on wardrobe and drawer space but the bathroom was lovely and plenty of hangers. It was quite near to the lifts or stairs an ideal location.

We had chosen the late dining time and we had a table for 6. Beautiful Grand Cuvee restaurant and quite busy each night so felt like a buzz very good. Singh and Marijanna were our waiters and lovely young girl called Magdelana. Lovely nothing was too much trouble for any of them and the food on the whole met expectations you would be hard pushed to find fault. 3 in our group don't eat meat but there was mostly something we liked on the menu. Singh organised a veggie special one night which was nice.

We had the Classic drinks package which is very good if you wanted anything not included just had to pay the difference. Just be aware though some martini's you pay a supplement in the Martini bar (only couple of dollars) but if you buy same Martini in another bar Quarsar for instance you don't. The sommelier Hose was very good we got a good rapport going the service was excellent and my husband likes to drink beer and the bar waiter had it ready and waiting every night on the table. Top ups flowed very good.

The activites on sea days okay nothing brilliant and the quiz got crowded difficult to get seats especially when the weather was blowy. However we played bocce on the lawn, table tennis and a few other things. The captain gave a good navigational talk also. We wanted to relax read I went swimming pool was very clean and water pleasant temperature. Sun beds always available. We walked a lot around the track to try keep the weight in check no chance.

Food in Oceanview good selection of food (we had lovely veggie burger at the pool grill also cooked to order)never had too much of a problem getting a seat at breakfast and lunch but we mostly missed lunch and went for the afternoon tea scones and cakes delicious. Cafe Bacio was nearly always packed around lunch time and am but you could get a take out so it was fine.

We didn't bother with specialty restaurants this time we have been in them and they are really good but the food in the main dinning room was very good also so we didn't feel the need.

Entertainment was mostly very good with Barricade Boys, violinist and Opera Singer excellent plus the comedian and juggler very funny. The cruise director knew her job well. Only down point was the hypnotist not fussed wouldn't go and see one again but some others loved it and the girl singers in the Celebrity singers dancers terrible boys good dancing good acrobats really excellent. The comedian on the first night was disappointing but after that the entertainment was very good with the above exceptions.

7 ports in total the best for us were Ponta delgada the Azores and Lisbon. In the Azores I booked a trip through tours by locals and Pedro Rodreuges was our guide excellent tour Sete Cidades and the caldera it was so beautiful and the weather was kind stunning views and secret lakes loved it all recommend Pedro. Range Rover beautiful clean leather seats lux. and he picked us up on time and nothing too much trouble. Lisbon I booked we hate tourism tour. Picked us up in a mini van we went to Sintra and Cascais gorgeous Sintra like a fairy tale and Cascais and Estoril coast stunning. We loved it took us to a restaurant in the hills beautiful food like tapas and green wine Sangria it was stunning then we had pastry's and cherry liquor iand all included in the price. Recommend Mimi and We had tourism tours the do them in Oporto also.

The other 3 tours we did were ship tours although good price I booked when 20% discount offer. Maspalomes and Port Morgan in Grand Canaria we loved it nice half day trip. Reids hotel afternoon tea in Madeira gorgeous food as you would expect and lovely walk through the gardens. Lanzarote Jameos del Agua, aloe vera farm, Pineapple plantation and mirador del Rio fantastic views half a day we really enjoyed it.

Santa Cruz in Tenerife we did our own thing nice port and we walked to the auditorium hot walk but lovely views from the cafe and it was very swish we thought would be expensive it wasn't very nice. Fueretaventura Puerto Rosario very quiet not much to do but fantastic beach right next to cruise ship berth. Take a towel and swim gear, lovely water but need jelly shoes really. Nice bar have a beer chill out kind of place.

Forgot to mention the silent disco which we all loved so much it was such fun. The house bands were also good we spent fun times in the sky lounge dancing to all types of music. Beatles motown really good.

This cruise was memorable because we all met up again and the Silhouette met our expectations for food service and great atmosphere. We are going to meet up again in 2 years time and hopefully the cruise will be as good once 2020 cruises are out will be scanning to find a Celebrity if possible.
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We had balcony stateroom on deck 8 and it was kept immaculate at all times by Jacinda our steward lovely pleasant young man. Usual Celebrity standard but we were in the hump area so the balcony was really big which was a bonus. Just seemed a little tight on wardrobe and drawer space but the bathroom was lovely and plenty of hangers. It was quite near to the lifts or stairs an ideal location.
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