Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by Goldmember55
- Sail Date: July 2019
- Destination: Western Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda
Embarkation was very good as usual,just after leaving Southampton Captain announced visit to Vigo was off due to bad weather these things happen so no problem.
1st sea day weather was not good so not a lot of people on deck but started to notice how full the ship was, mostly families was told by members of staff there where 600 children on this cruise compared with 16 on the previous cruise.
The ship is starting to look a bit tired now rust and flaking paint in lots of areas but was informed it’s going to be refurbished next year.the cabin 1B balcony had a few issues sound on tv wouldn’t work sometimes and no night light in the bathroom which was repaired on day 2.
Dining in the MDR was ok but seemed rushed we where on select dining and booked all our times on the cruise planner days before which was good because a lot of guests who just turned up ended waiting up to 60 mins to get a table
Oceanview cafe was always busy due to the large amount of guests on this cruise a few complaints about the food not being hot
The entertainment was average have been on a few celebrity Cruisesthe last few years and the main shows have not changed
Service was not as good as recent cruises I think it may be due to the crew/ guest ratio on this particular cruise
Ports of call, missed Vigo due to weather,Lisbon,Barcelona and Gibraltar were the only stops we got off which were all good,stayed on the ship for the other port days and it was heaven
Sea days sunbeds not a problem just no space to pitch one,families taking 4 beds at a time but only 2 being used,impossible to get a bed by the pool unless you put a towel on a bed at 7am, (9 cruises on Celebrity never seen this before)
Have been on Royal Caribbean ships and are great for families mainly because there is loads for children to do,flow ride, mountain wall ,etc.but on Celebrity ships they haven’t got these so children make there own fun ,chasing up and down stairs in and out of lifts. how much soft scoop can I get in a cone to name just 2 but their where a few more and staff didn’t seem to bring the to task,this was more like a Royal Caribbean ship but without the activities to use
Will probably do Celebrity again but not in school holidays relaxing this cruise was not.
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