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Sailed out of Fort Lauderdale (1st time) and what a breeze. Embarkation was smooth and concierge class and above is the only way to go. Disembarkation was just as smooth. Lounge with coffee/juice and pastries was available on the ship while we waited for our time to disembark. The customs system at the port is smooth (picture taken) which eliminates the long line ups to be interviewed by custom officials. The ship was clean but a little outdated. We understand it is due for an overhaul...new carpet, room color, etc. Will make it much better. They need to understand that no one used the grass area. Great for publicity but not practical. Could make additional seating for guests on the top back deck (bar area). Cabanas were used by 1 couple on the whole trip. I think over priced and another item that could be eliminated. Dining: we have learned that it is not worth eating at the main dining area. We found the same food at the cafeteria and more relaxed and less crowded. The cafeteria food is bland but seasoning is available everywhere. Understand that everyone has different tastes, it is better to be bland and season your food (ie salt/pepper) to your liking. They did have Ox tail in the cafeteria that was exceptional. We (and others) requested to the chef to have it served again. Low and behold, 2 days later there it was (not something they usually do). The chef even made a point to let us know when it would be available. Nice touch.Specialty dining is hit and miss. Sushi on 5 was great. Fresh and appetizing. The Porch , not so much. Without improvements, it could go. Over priced, small protions and the food was not that fresh or tasty. Lobster bisque was the best part of the meal. The seafood tower was very disappointing. Entertainment: probably the least attractive item on the ship. Again, thru past sailings, we found the entertainment to be average at best. Don't expect Jersey Boys, Cats, Seinfeld or David Copperfield. Usually home grown and again average at best. Casino: Very nicely laid out. Staff was amazing. Very talkative, not pushy and that goes for servers to dealers to management...Joseph, Amy, Sol, Lou, Diedra, Hania, Charlene, and yes, you too Kyle. I know I missed some names, my apologies. Celebrity needs to loosen up the slots ! They need to know that any winnings on average just get put back into the machines. Probably the worse payouts of all our cruises. We have only cruised Celebrity and will continue to do so, but we are hoping the refurbishment and maybe some other changes will keep them at the top. Time will tell.

Amazingly relaxing but a few things to watch for.

Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by CruisePlus

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Sailed out of Fort Lauderdale (1st time) and what a breeze. Embarkation was smooth and concierge class and above is the only way to go. Disembarkation was just as smooth. Lounge with coffee/juice and pastries was available on the ship while we waited for our time to disembark. The customs system at the port is smooth (picture taken) which eliminates the long line ups to be interviewed by custom officials.

The ship was clean but a little outdated. We understand it is due for an overhaul...new carpet, room color, etc. Will make it much better. They need to understand that no one used the grass area. Great for publicity but not practical. Could make additional seating for guests on the top back deck (bar area). Cabanas were used by 1 couple on the whole trip. I think over priced and another item that could be eliminated.

Dining: we have learned that it is not worth eating at the main dining area. We found the same food at the cafeteria and more relaxed and less crowded. The cafeteria food is bland but seasoning is available everywhere. Understand that everyone has different tastes, it is better to be bland and season your food (ie salt/pepper) to your liking. They did have Ox tail in the cafeteria that was exceptional. We (and others) requested to the chef to have it served again. Low and behold, 2 days later there it was (not something they usually do). The chef even made a point to let us know when it would be available. Nice touch.Specialty dining is hit and miss. Sushi on 5 was great. Fresh and appetizing. The Porch , not so much. Without improvements, it could go. Over priced, small protions and the food was not that fresh or tasty. Lobster bisque was the best part of the meal. The seafood tower was very disappointing.

Entertainment: probably the least attractive item on the ship. Again, thru past sailings, we found the entertainment to be average at best. Don't expect Jersey Boys, Cats, Seinfeld or David Copperfield. Usually home grown and again average at best.

Casino: Very nicely laid out. Staff was amazing. Very talkative, not pushy and that goes for servers to dealers to management...Joseph, Amy, Sol, Lou, Diedra, Hania, Charlene, and yes, you too Kyle. I know I missed some names, my apologies. Celebrity needs to loosen up the slots ! They need to know that any winnings on average just get put back into the machines. Probably the worse payouts of all our cruises.

We have only cruised Celebrity and will continue to do so, but we are hoping the refurbishment and maybe some other changes will keep them at the top. Time will tell.
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Concierge Class
Cabin C3 1080
Always get the same room. Always clean and with a little bit of advise from Cruise Critic, we were able to make our room seem larger than it was....ie luggage under the bed, had the table removed, magnets for the wall to hang paperwork, etc. Attendants were always helpful (Vishtal ), polite and had the rooms clean and ready for us every day. Use to have the bottle of champagne in your room on the first day, now you can pick any day to have it delivered. Much better. Cards worked in the door every time, shower worked well. No complaints at all.
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