This was our fifth Celebrity cruise but our first one on the Silhouette and the seven night cruise was to conveniently extend our holiday to nearly three weeks .We had disembarked the P&O Aurora after a twelve night Canary cruise on the 1st Sept so it made the travel from Scotland more worthwhile to have another seven nights cruising.
It worked out that the Silhouette was leaving the same day so we managed to book an inside cabin to the Norwegian Fjords having never experienced the Fjords .We usually go for warmer itineraries since Norway is similar to Scotland and we enjoy the deck life, swimming and sunbathing .
We enjoyed the four Nowegian ports of Bergen,Alesund,Flam and Stavanger and found it a very clean and very safe country and only had one days rain which did not stop us enjoying the port town of Stavanger .
Although sailing from Southampton the passenger mixture was very varied and possibly only a half from the uk on comparison to the Aurora which was predominately all uk. We had sailed on the Eclipse twice which is also a Solstice class ship and these are classed as Large Resort Ships holding nearly 2,900 passengers . Although easy to negotiate we found this cruise very crowded ,the theatre and lounges were very busy in comparison to our previous Eclipse cruises . This also made the bar service very slow .
We had any time dining and also found this poor having to wait most nights with a buzzer for approx 20 to 30 minutes , on comparison the Aurora we were seated immediately . The food was not up to the previous Celebrity standard since we were always impressed with Celebrities quality .
The entertainment especially the theatre shows were excellent with the trapeze artists carrying out some dangerous manoeuvres . All in all we throughly enjoyed our cruise and the ship but have only rated it three stars due to the restaurant and bar service not up to the usual standard . We are sailing again with Celebrity next year so hopefully back to four / Five star .
Excellent comfortable cabin with very good steward service