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Celebrity Silhouette Review

5.0 / 5.0
2,075 reviews

Lowering of standards

Review for the Western Mediterranean Cruise on Celebrity Silhouette
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2023

After around 20 cruises, this was our first Med. - and our last. The Silhouette which we had been on twice before was very crowded, I believe the passenger capacity has been increased and it showed. Full sunloungers, extremely difficult to get a seat in the evening and constantly running the gamut of the numerous motorised scooters - not wheelchairs I must add. More smokers than I have ever seen before.

The menu in the Grand Cuvee was much reduced with a very poor selection of food. No longer two sides to it with 'favourites' on one side and a good choice of daily 'specials' on the other, just two, or three dishes changing daily. Some of the food was very badly cooked - duck that needed a hammer and chisel, likewise Yorkshire pudding. Irish stew with very fatty inedible lamb to name just a few. The only one I really liked was liver - served on 2 nights out of 13. I love liver but didn't really expect it in a restaurant called 'Grand Cuvee'!!! However the desserts (which I can't have) looked as lovely as ever.

The staff however were as lovely as ever. (I think even the waiters in the Grand Cuvee were embarrassed by some of the dishes)

Cabin Review

Balcony cabin over the lifeboats so classed as partially restricted view - all I could get as I didn't book until July. Celebrity agent sent me a photo and it was really OK. Comfortable bed, linen and towels changed frequently. Not much storage - wardrobe and 3 decent drawers for clothes! Over bed cupboards but not much use when you are 5'2" Decent bathroom with shower doors, not curtains - always appreciated. No line however for hanging small laundered items

Port Reviews


just walked - similat to many other destinations


At last - character in the old town lovely harbour area

Rome (Civitavecchia)

10 hr trip 33c walked 7 miles according to my phone excellent guide saw so much but not for the faint hearted


Cadiz ship berthed in the town. Lovely town very pleasant wander on foot


very poor excursions, not at all what I expected. I think you would have to have a good drive into the mountains to really enjoy it

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