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Celebrity Silhouette Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Outstanding Holy Land Trip

Review for Celebrity Silhouette to the Middle East
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chachaham
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Sail Date: Oct 2011
Cabin: AquaClass 1

Booked this cruise while on the Eclipse during a Transatlantic voyage. Specifically due to the visitation of Egypt. We were disappointed when Celebrity cancelled Egypt due to the troubles there, but certainly understood.

Flew LAX to Rome on Alitalia. Service was okay but economy was the most cramped of any plane we have been on. Trip to Rome was bearable but coming home was just terrible. Would not use them again.

We arrived in Rome and had our Civitavecchia Hotel ( Borgo de Mare ) pick us up. We loved this quaint little hotel by the sea. Beds a bit hard, but everything else very nice. Great service there. They also transported us to the ship on embarkation day.

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AquaClass 1

Cabin A1

Port Reviews

Jerusalem (Ashdod)

We had a great time in the old city. Spent the first day with our tour guide getting the lay of the land. A fabulous night time excursion is the light and sound show at the Tower of David Museum. It was truly fantastic and a sight to behold. Jerusalem( or Israel for that matter ) did NOT seem threatening to us. We felt VERY safe walking the city and especially in the old city. The four quarters of the city are a teat and plan to spend a lot of time walking the tiny, crowded, but wonderful streets of the old city. The Jewish quarter is the only place that you will have to go thru metal detectors, but in this day and age, it's not a big deal. The Western Wall is the place to see here. We enjoyed the Muslim quarter the most. A HUGE tip we got from our guide ( which we took him up on ): GO to the Austrian Hospice in the Muslim Quarter. BEST view of the city from the 5Th floor AND some of the best Apple Strudel outside of Vienna!

Plan to get to the sights of the city early in the morning ( especially if you want to see Christ's tomb ) Long lines of pilgrims, but truly an amazing emotional feel to all of the sights.

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