Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by pard76
- Sail Date: January 2012
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Concierge Class
the big push is for the specialty dining rooms..Our experience in the Tuscan grill was poor..the venue was empty, the staff milling about and talking amongst themselves, yet service substandard, the food, well, not worth the up charge...I would avoid and stay in the main dining room..We did not partake of the other specialty restaurants after the first experience, and canceled our other two reservations..
The golf trips, expensive off the ship, have been outsourced to firms on each island and no thought is given to the cruiser who schleps his own bag and is met at the course with no one to coordinate the trip..there was a massive queue at Antigua, and only when I asked the asst pro to let us off the back at empty holes did we progress..otherwise the backup to tee off was at least an hour..they need to work on these excursions to the benefit of the cruiser..they should make it easy and pleasant..years ago the pro on the ship coordinated the course, players tee times, and helped with the bags..i.e. even taking them so we could join our wives in town after playing a round of golf...
I guess with the tight economy, they need to cut somewhere to make money, but lets face it, I paid about what I used to pay for a 7 day cruise in an outside cabin years ago...so they must have trouble filling the ships..and RCL has to pay the notes on all these new ships, so their dilemma is cut corners and hope it doesn't hurt their branding...but I think those that have cruised in the past are left with the notion that celebrity is just another cruise line out there, nothing special...It is a shame..they should revamp and figure a way to bring back their "A" game..
Poor planning to place the buffet one deck above the pool deck..difficult for the seniors to go up and down to lunch/breakfast..The lido deck was always the pool and buffet..just a tidbit for the marine engineers...
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