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Celebrity Silhouette Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Review for Celebrity Silhouette to the Western Mediterranean
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docberg
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019
Cabin: Royal Suite

Celebrity remains our favourite line despite cruises on P & O, Cunard and Royal Caribbean.

We were booked in a Celebrity Suite but as my wife has mobility problems and really needs a walk in shower( not present in Celebrity Suite) we were lucky to get a last minute cancellation for a Royal Suite at greatly reduced price.The Suite is very similar to a Celebrity Suite but with the walk in shower and a bigger balcony with a Jacuzzi - rather grubby and remained unused. There are Sky Suites with disability features but at the stern end of the ship and in any case were unavailable.Perks included unlimited specialty restaurants ( became useful - see below) and a premium drinks package - not much use as my wife doesn't drink but it did mean a much nicer glass of wine with my dinner. The butler Jackie and suite attendant Jose were superb.This is being a bit picky but the suite needs the refurbishment that is coming soon - the table in the room was badly worn and the carpets looking a bit drab.

We were in Luminae restaurant where we have dined before. The staff - from maitre'd Claire downwards were excellent and it was not their fault that the food was so disappointing. The menu is very limited and most people were asking for the menu from the MDR. The portions were tiny, especially the vegetables which often arrived tepid. On our last night my steak was of motorway service cafe standard. In fact the best evening meals we had were when we chose to eat upstairs in the Ocean View Restaurant (twice) and made use of our speciality dining perk to eat in the Grill on the Lawn (twice)where the food, especially the steaks, were of the highest standard. We tried Cuisine once but whereas it was previously a great experience we found it gimmicky, again with a very limited menu.

Cabin Review

Royal Suite

Cabin RS

See above. Spacious suite and balcony. Great walk in shower.

Furniture and carpets need refurbishing.

Port Reviews

Corsica (Ajaccio)

Town a bit crowded and tatty. Difficult to get through crowds with mobility scooter.

La Spezia (Cinque Terre)

Enjoyable meandering round the town.Excellent pasta lunch in pavement cafe.

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