Silhouette- To the South Caribbean: Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by Casino Player
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Silhouette- To the South Caribbean
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Dining- All the communications with Celebrity Cruise Line had us eating at first seating. We get on the ship we have a card in our stateroom indicating we are eating at second seating. We did get moved back to first seating, but, only after a restaurant manager, Mr. Bernstein of the Lawn Club Grill, spoke to him. Dinner isn't bad in the Main Dining Room. You still have the classic menu to order off of. We did eat in the Lawn Club Grill. Food was excellent and the service was very good. I even got to participate in the preparation. Mr. Bernstein runs a good place. It was so good we celebrated my birthday there. How much more of an endorsement can you get? We also ate at the Tuscan Grille. It wasn't as nice or as good as The Lawn Grill. The service wasn't that good either. The Lawn Club Grille spoiled us. Food availability was more than on past Celebrity Cruises. You could even get a hot meal via room service.
Entertainment- The three spectacular shows weren't that spectacular. They were somewhat repetitive. The third show was the Silhouette Show named after the ship. It had no beginning, no theme that ran though the show. It also had no point. We didn't stay to see if it got better. On past cruises on Celebrity Cruise Line they had afternoon shows on the ship. They didn't this time. Also, in the past you couldn't get into the theater until fifteen minutes before curtain time. Not this time. If you weren't in the theater one hour before you didn't get a seat. Theater is too small. Also, in the past there were people from the activity staff outside the theater. Not on this cruise. They kept people out before theater opened and made sure only handicapped people sat in handicapped seating. On this past cruise anyone could sit in handicapped seating even those who weren't handicapped. Who puts a seat behind a pole? On the Silhouette there were seats directly behind a support pole. Whoever designed the theater put as much thought into it as did the one who designed the staterooms and the public areas, not much. On the Constellation it was three decks tall not two. And there are more passengers on this class of ship. The Casino I always think is the place to be. Most people go through the Casino even if they don't gamble. If you like to watch other people, this is the place to be. At all Casino games the Casino has the advantage. I've seen people yell at dice, at wheels, at slot machines. It doesn't change the outcome regardless of the game. Who knows, you may win a little money too. The dealers were pretty good as was the management. Many of the outside entertainers were good.
Shipboard activities: If you like to play BINGO there was lots of opportunities. Some of them were at not good times. There was table tennis. They had X-Boxes to play, however, no one was monitoring them. Some didn't know how they worked and what if something happened to a passenger if they got hurt playing a game? Many passengers were 50+.
Celebrity Life- Didn't go to many of these activities. Did see dancing with stripes. It was funny. Captain said one of the speakers gave incorrect information. That soured us on many speakers.
Disembarkation- Got off ship without any difficulties.
Overall, we had a decent time. Less
Cabin review: 2B7239 Deluxe Veranda
7239- was somewhat small. Had a hard time moving around in Stateroom. Room seems smaller and has far less storage space than does Millieum Class ship does. No light on balcony.Read All Deluxe Veranda (2B) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Tour met on pier then moved toward buses. Went to see house that is like museum. Saw countryside then went to beach. Ate lunch served at beach. Lunch was pretty good. Thought it would be spicy. It wasn't. Got entertained. Experienced rain storm. Got back to ship.
Went on railroad train to see much of island. Saw many places that can't be seen from road. People that were servers also entertained us who went on tour by singing. Narration was very interesting. No running water in restrooms so bring wipes. Also to be recommended to future cruisers.
We were here last year, but, couldn't come ashore due to rough seas. Saw Batik demonstration. Don't go out away from tour. Some nice stores.
We walked to stores near ship. Walked around stores. Saw lifeboat drill aboard other ship in port.
Walked to Butterfly Farm. Interesting talk on the life cycle of Butterflies. Saw Butterflies flying around. Two landed on my head. Saw bird show. Recommend for people that go in the future.
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