Celebrity Silhouette Holy Land cruise 8/22/11: Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by profi111

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Celebrity Silhouette Holy Land cruise 8/22/11

Sail Date: August 2011
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
We arrived one day before cruise,stayed in hotel Traiano in Civitaveccia,decent size room,clean,good breakfast,highly recommend.

We had great time overall,with few exceptions.

What we did not like:

Shows - outdated and boring.On the other side,some costumes were interesting and unique.

Smoking policy - Smoking is allowed in some public areas,but not on stateroom's balcony.I 'd rather people smoke on their balconies instead of any public areas.

Customer Relations desk is next to dance floor area where music is played,and music is played there even when there is no dance.I could barely hear customer relations person over all the music,and we had to yell.Not the best location for such place.

No wrap-around deck,no place to walk outside,only small area on deck 5.Jogging track is in between loungers above pool deck,so it gets crowded and slows you down even when you are walking by,let alone jogging.

Do I need to hear all More announcements repeated 5 times in a row,in 5 different languages??? One TV channel should be allocated for that. In fairness,fortunately there were not too many announcements.

On 2 occasions,in main restaurant,they forgot to bring us salads.

Buffet food selections are pretty limited,and olive oil is available only when salad station is open during lunch.Any other time,you have to ask for it,which does not make any sense,since any other condiment is readily available.

Connie tour guide in Capri,her main purpose was to get us spend some money,buy showing us ways around via shops,even though we asked for shortest way,making us wait for ferry tickets back to the ship,and even directing us going back via shops,when clearly was not the best way back.To get money,you have to provide service,not push you to buy stuff,we have same at home for cheaper price.

Liked:ship's layout,food in main dining room,service in general,room service,adult-only pool area,our cabin - concierge class veranda,our itinerary.

We definitely recommend this cruise. Less

Published 09/15/11

Cabin review: C1 Concierge Class

Cabin concierge class balcony on 10 floor.we heard water noise,like a loud toilet flush every 15 min,we were not sure where was it coming from,our cabin attendant and maintenance people checked pipes found nothing was broken,could it be by design?

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