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2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We just returned from our 8th Celebrity cruise this time on the Silhouette 7 day Norwegian fjords cruise out of Southampton. Ship was clean as usual, stateroom and stateroom attendant were excellent, anytime dining was easy and a real ... Read More
We just returned from our 8th Celebrity cruise this time on the Silhouette 7 day Norwegian fjords cruise out of Southampton. Ship was clean as usual, stateroom and stateroom attendant were excellent, anytime dining was easy and a real plus. All in all, the cruise was fun relaxing, and well worth it, especially with the stunning scenery we saw in the Norwegian fjords. There were a couple of things, however, that really bugged us compered to previous Celebrity cruises. First of all, the beverage package seems to change each time we cruise -- by pushing more beer and liquor choices from "classic" to a "premium" status. The Ocean View cafe lunch selections are almost too exotic for an average palate -- fancy curry dishes, terrible fish selections, etc. How about more hamburgers, grilled sandwiches, etc? Embarkation was very slow compared to other Celebrity sailings -- it was more than an hour from arrival at our assigned time until we stepped aboard the ship. Thirty minutes of that time was spent in line on the gangway. Unfortunately, most days the mast grill was too cold to dine at, or we would have spent more time there. And finally, the shore excursion descriptions are not always what they turn out to be, so do your research and choose carefully. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We chose this cruise because we had been on this ship before and wanted to visit the Norwegian Fjords. Overall we were pleased with the cruise and the destination didn't disappoint. The areas of disappointment for us were the quality ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we had been on this ship before and wanted to visit the Norwegian Fjords. Overall we were pleased with the cruise and the destination didn't disappoint. The areas of disappointment for us were the quality and choice of food in the restaurant. After just a couple of days it became apparent that the menu doesn't really change that much, particularly the starters and sweets. Boring would be the only word to describe them. If this was a restaurant in my local town, I would not be visiting it! If we're to travel on this ship again, we would consider eating in the café where the choice of food on offer is far better, particularly the sweets. The other area of disappointment was the entertainment, specifically the shows put on by the ships own staff. This is not a criticism of their skills, which were very good but more the fact that the shows were the same or very similar to those we had seen on a cruise on this ship approximately 9 months earlier. Celebrity should also review their presentation of the emergency drill given on the first day. The cartoon/film is both puerile and childish. You could visibly watch people being turned off and not paying attention, and you certainly don't want to watch this in "Michael's Bar" which was overcrowded with far too many people in a small area. This resulted in people overheating and wanting to leave the presentation early. This was the same on the previous cruise on this ship. Its clear that Celebrity take no notice off feedback, as this same criticism was made to the ships crew last year. It's a shame to bring up these criticisms, as overall its a lovely ship with a good crew. Are you listening Celebrity? Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Sailed on the Silhouette to the Norwegian fjords on 27/4/19 on a 7night cruise from Southampton.We last sailed on this ship in 2013 on a Mediterranean which we enjoyed.We also had a enjoyable trip to Norway but one big problem is that ... Read More
Sailed on the Silhouette to the Norwegian fjords on 27/4/19 on a 7night cruise from Southampton.We last sailed on this ship in 2013 on a Mediterranean which we enjoyed.We also had a enjoyable trip to Norway but one big problem is that this is designed for warmer climates when people can sit on balconies.. When the ship is in colder waters in April /May people are unable to sit outside on balconies or decks with the result there are serious over crowding in public rooms all day long. The ship itself is very clean and service is very good so we are looking forward to our cruise to the canaries in September when that weather will be warmer. We are in the dining room on second sitting where the service was excellent at evening dinner.We did have issues at breakfast time in the dining room at breakfast time. We tried to enter for breakfast at 08.30and asked for a table for 2 but 2 days running were told there were no tables available.Due to the very off hand way we were told this we went to the reception and made a complaint and subsequently had a further meeting with the maitre d.They blamed the problem on everyone turning up at the same time,which to me points out to staff roster problems.On a luxury cruise in this day and age you should be able to have a table for 2 if you want one. The cabin we found to be on the smaller side largely due to the balcony taking up some of the square footage. Draw space is very limited even for a 7day cruise. Three very deep draws are not the best for storing your clothes,let's hope when the next refit is completed something is done to improve this. Entertainment was in general average. . Steve Womack comedian and singer very good Fly boys harmony group. very good Pearl Modern contemporary show(did not like at all) Tom Seals singer and musician .excellent playing piano Ships own entertainment group shows (not very good. Anchors Vocal group .excellant Food served in the dining was was very good ,since we were last on thisi ship several things have changed. Four course meals seem to have become three and no chocolates with coffees or cheese . Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
We sailed a repositioning transatlantic cruise. Pros This is my 43rd cruise and I haven’t been on a cruise I haven’t absolutely loved. This cruise was no exception. The staff were eager to make sure we were happy, especially ... Read More
We sailed a repositioning transatlantic cruise. Pros This is my 43rd cruise and I haven’t been on a cruise I haven’t absolutely loved. This cruise was no exception. The staff were eager to make sure we were happy, especially our superior cabin steward, Martin. This particular cruise they were very generous with the “elite” 5 to 7 pm cocktail time. We had an obstructed view balcony on deck 6. When we walked into the cabin we could see no obstruction, but once up at the window we looked down on the top of a tender. We were happy with this cabin since there was no obstruction looking out. To those who say cabins have limited storage, perhaps they were unaware there is a lot of storage in cupboards above the bed. Cons While the main dining room and cafeteria food has a pretty good selection and is good quality, its not as good as it used to be, however its still better, in my opinion, than the other cruiselines. For food, I rank the lines best to worst as: Celebrity, Cunard, Princess, Carnival, Holland America and NCL. We only sailed Royal Caribbean once about 20 years ago, so I haven’t included it in my ranking. We all have different tastes and standards. I list this so you get an idea of mine for comparison. Another cut back is on activities and prizes. Many competitions amounted to go play amongst yourselves, or simply, the equipment was left out, although sometimes we had to ask for the equipment and by the time it arrived, we’d decided to do something else. There were only 3 activity staff and the cruise director for 2500 passengers. Whenever the play was against the officers, game time was clearly rushed so they could get back to work. Would have been better to simply not include them. Scrap paper was provided instead of regular numbered paper for Trivia since we were told “printed paper is expensive”. Guess it was an honest comment, usually the standard line is “we’re going green”. I didn’t care either way, but if they think paper is expensive, they’re forgetting the increasingly add on costs of cruising for passengers. Internet connection is pathetic. It does not work in the cabin, only sitting on the floor in the hallway, the ilounge or down at customer service will get you on. I only wanted to print a few pages of a document. The process took 50 minutes. (Get connected, email the document to myself, use ship’s computer to pull up the email, then print.) I didn’t use all my minutes. It was too much of an aggravation. Believe it or not, the IT person said I needed to delete my firewall in order to make the connection faster! My Hewlet Packard laptop is 4 years old. This didn’t explain why the ship’s computer was slow too. Bottom line, the internet connection borders on impossible, unless of course you get up in the middle of the night. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
We expected more from Celebrity. The food choices were limited in the main dining room. They seem to always be trying to upsell you .Difficulty getting off the ship in port with only one gangway. Show times were inconvenient, with no show ... Read More
We expected more from Celebrity. The food choices were limited in the main dining room. They seem to always be trying to upsell you .Difficulty getting off the ship in port with only one gangway. Show times were inconvenient, with no show available after dinner. They were very prompt to close buffet and it was very annoying to have people cleaning around you while you are eating. We thought Celebrity was a cut above but we had better service on Holland America. Shows were average ,but heavy on acrobatics. The wine package was expensive compared to other cruises and drinks overall . They had a good combo playing on board. We were told we would have open seating for dinner, but it was not really available. If this is important to you, it is not something they really have. Leaving the ship was easy, but getting on was a nightmare Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Celebrity Crusies after a 4 years of sailing Cunard. Since I left Celebrity Cruises in favor of Cunard Line four years ago, I came across a very good offer from Celebrity for a Transatlantic Cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton ... Read More
Celebrity Crusies after a 4 years of sailing Cunard. Since I left Celebrity Cruises in favor of Cunard Line four years ago, I came across a very good offer from Celebrity for a Transatlantic Cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton this April on board the Silhouette. I thought that a good opportunity to try my once favorite Cruise Line again! The main reason for me switching to Cunard was the constant cost cuts of Celebrity and the fact that their ships got “louder and louder” by every cruise- even more so after the introduction of their new Marketing Slogan“ Modern Luxury”! I flew in four days prior the cruise and stayed in Fort Lauderdale- Hotel Atlantic. A very nice Hotel in a perfect location. Very close to all the sights of Fort Lauderdale. The Hotel itself could do with a little love and care- but otherwise a most enjoyable stay! Embarkation was breeze- we left the Hotel at about 11 am and were on board 45 minutes later! Since this was my 3rd time on board the Celebrity Silhouette I knew what to expect! We were welcomed with usual Sparkling wine and started our cruise in nice and relaxed manor! Sadly they have done away with my favorite “first meal option on board”- Bistro on Five- it is now Sushi on five- which may be nice for fans of Sushi- but not for me! So we opted for the Ocean View- as usual it was very well attended and very crowded. The food was mediocre at best- and it stayed that way for the reminder of the cruise – I just went there two or three times! I prefer the Main Dining room anyway – so that was not a big problem. Since many years I wanted to try one of those aft verandah cabins- they were always either gone by the time of my booking or the prices were just ridiculous! They offered those cabins to a reasonable price so I took the opportunity to try one of them on Deck 8! I really liked this cabin from the moment I entered. The view is just spectacular and the very well worth the rather long walk from the elevators. Helps to burn calories anyway – so that was just fine! The balcony size in this type of cabin differs – mine was slightly longer than the others – but that is really not that important! I found the cabin to be in great shape and very clean. Here and there a little wear and tear but nothing really bothering! In fact one does not feel to be on a ship almost 8 years old- and that goes for the whole ship. Very well kept and clean. The cabin steward was very friendly and helpful- I always tip the cabin steward extra and at the BEGINNING of the voyage- when the cabin steward introduces himself. My wish to empty out my fridge ( I like to put my own stuff in there- sodas and Orange juice) was seen to at once! After a request the bathrobe was put in- I asked for it, when I met him on the corridor! Turned out the thing was quite useless, since it was really ready for the trash bin, or still good enough to polish the furniture - not a big problem, since I use the bathrobe just inside my own cabin. Well- not up to Celebrity´s standards – so thought I mention it! The stuff in the bathroom – shampoo – conditioner, (shower gel was missing) , and so such things were rather cheap and not to my liking- one may call me picky with good reason- LOL- so I bought my own stuff in the shops on board! Maybe they (Celebrity ) order the cheapest stuff they can lay there hands on to force one to buy in their shops! Anyhow- I call that “Luxury Problems”- and they did not bother me really! With all those discussions going on about plastic waste- and taking in consideration that Celebrity no longer uses plastic straws – bravo to that! I would recommend they install dispensers for Shampoo and Shower Gel. They tried that concept- but that was ten years ago. Maybe the cabin stewards forgot to refill them from time to time! I knew of the little design flaws of the Solstice Class ships beforehand, I will just mention them anyway! The first one is that there are not enough elevators for a ship this size- just two sets in the middle and the front (compared to the Millenium Class- which are smaller ships with three sets of elevators) - I did not- as already mentioned , mind the long walk to my cabin at the very end of the ship- it was just annoying sometimes to wait that long for an elevator to arrive! I usually walk if I have just a few Decks to cover- but from Deck 3 to Deck 15 is quite a walk… ! Number two- the centrum is open to all other lounges on three Decks and all the other Decks ending in the atrium! They have music and activities there from “dusk till dawn” - so if you look for quite place to read or let the “world go by” you are hard pressed to find such a place! The one lounge dedicated for silence is the Ensemble lounge- very quiet indeed- but since all the windows are iced – there is no view at all- rather cave like and very dark. Even when nothing is going on in the atrium it is hard to find a quiet place, since there is background music going on all the time- sometimes far too loud! I found the Silhouette- still- to be a very “loud” ship indeed. “Lively” Celebrity may call it- I call it annoying and disturbing- at least when “lively” means all day long. The lack of a real and proper promenade deck would be the third flaw in otherwise wonderful, stunning- yet elegant ships! At least there are loungers and chairs in the section of the promenade deck were the view is not blocked by lifeboats! Now to the restaurants- I do not call myself a “Gourmet” – so simple and traditional fare does the trick for me! Even though not a Gourmet I am perfectly capable to differ a good peace of meet from a bad one- so to speak! The Ocean View Restaurant- the Buffet- I just went there three times- neither of these times I was really satisfied. The layout and food presentation is nicely done and looks quite appealing- there is something for everyone´s taste! The Quality of the meet I found to be rather bad- though and sometimes just not to eat! Can´t say anything about breakfast there- because I never to my breakfast in the Ocean View. I tried pasta – bland and tasteless. The pizza was quite good, though! As for the Main Dining Room- we had breakfast, lunch and dinner there. We always found the Quality very good! The Quality of the meet – well, that was a hit or miss! The Service at all meals- especially during dinner was exceptionally great! Friendly, not overdone and very personal! We opted for anytime dining and did that the first two nights. It may have worked for many – not for us, though! Tables for two were hard to get- and if so, one had to wait. So we agreed to share the table. The first night we were shown to a table, a big table- for eight. They were already in the middle of the meal and had a lively conversation going. There was just one chair left- so the obvious decision would have been to sit us at a different table. The waiter asked the whole dinner table to stand up- move their seats in order to accommodate another chair for the both of us! I looked a rather cramped affair. 7 I told the waiter in no unmistaken terms not to do so- since I found it in very bad taste and in totally lack of manners for all dinners to interrupt their meals and conversations. The other dinner guests were very relaxed about the whole incident- and included us quickly into their conversations and we had a great evening and nice dinner. We apologized for the inconvenience we caused- and all had a good laugh about it! The next evening we went again- were shown to a table – we again were prepared to share- again another table were all seats, except of one were already taken. This time I insisted on another table- which we were given- only to see six people approach “our table” and asked us to leave that table at once – since we crashed their table. We were embarrassed to say the least. The third table of the evening- also again- turned to be a great one- and we had a nice evening, despite the bumpy beginnings! We switched to late seating after those mishaps and were very happy with our decision and enjoyed every dinner in the Main Dining Room immensely! The service – as said - was perfect and could not have been any better! We dined also in three of Silhouette´s Specialty Restaurants. First in Le petite Chef@ Qusine- the show around the really great and very good dinner was an experience in itself and very well worth a visit! Before every course – four courses in all- a little Film was shown, whereas the table turned into the screen. Very entertaining, indeed! The Films shown were all about the preparation of the course that followed the film! Tuscany Grill came next- also a great dining experience- not to be missed- wonderful food and great service! Well worth the extra money we spent! However the highlight came with Muranos- a very elegant diner setting. Some might call it far to “Old school”- but that’s exactly the reason we liked it. Table side presentation and preparation as it was done in those wonderful Specialty Restaurants on board Celebrity´s Millenium Class! During the table side presentation the waiter slightly overdid his little jokes – but otherwise a wonderful evening. We did not take part of much of the provided entertainment Celebrity offered- it seem to be a wide range. They showed great and very popular films in the Theater and had some nice shows – again a little something for everyone´s taste. The one – for us quite new evening entertainment- was the “Silent Disco”- I read about that on Cruise Critic- so I was curious to see for myself! First it was just amusing to watch people dance, some totally out of tune- so we thought- then we figured that everyone was dancing to their own music- three different kinds of music were on option! The participants seem to have such fun- it was really infectious – so we went down, grabbed our headphones and took part in the fun! We experienced very bad weather and heavy waves during the last two days of the crossing and even more so while sailing along the Bay of Biscay. I really like it when it feels like one really is on board a ship – so I didn´t really care. It was sight to be seen – all deck furniture- literally everything was bound and safely stored on the railings! The sight of the empty decks ( Decks 5,14 and 15 were closed- Deck 12 remained open but bar of every lounger chair, except for the area were smoking was allowed) alone could give an idea what was in store for us! And indeed it was- walking the corridors was challenge sometimes. We were kept well informed by all that by the Captain Peppas- and his staff, who came on the public system a few times to warn us to be careful, when walking around the ship- since it were Evening Chic he warned the Lady´s to forgo wearing high heeled shoes to avoid accidents! I witnessed only one accident- in the Ocean view Café, when an elderly man fell whilst taking some food from buffet- during tea time. He was well taken care of from the staff and from the guests surrounding him. He was appeared to be a bit haken up, but otherwise okay- I saw him enjoying his afternoon tea later! The scones, including clothed cream they offered for tea time are- as the saying goes – to die for! The best I ever had- and that includes Cunards scones at tea time in the Queens Room! As for the port of calls we did not use Celebrity´s shore excursion in neither of the three destinations! In Nassau- Bahamas we booked a day pass in the Colonial Hilton- it was within walking distance. The docking times on this particular cruise were not very favorable – in Nassau the departure time was set at 2pm- which leaves not much time- hence the very close Colonial Hilton. I would go for a Hotel Resort a bit farther away from town next time, when there is more time to enjoy the Beach and use the provided food coupon! Such a day pass in a resort is nice option to avoid the overcrowded town. Kings Wharf – Bermuda- there we took the ferry to Hamilton. It is just a short walk to the ferry stop- very convenient. Hamilton is nice little town- extremely clean and very British! Lisbon- we arrived late- at 2pm- so we were able to get ashore not earlier than 3pm. For those who never have been there I recommend the Hop on Hop off bus. The Cruise Terminal is very close to the city center- so after 5 days at sea – we were glad to see if our sea legs were also back in full function on land! Summary: Would I sail with Celebrity again- yes- sure, I would! Beside all the things that I found to be disturbing, Celebrity offers still a upscale, good product, with excellent food and service! I wrote that I found the ship to be too loud- THAT IS MY OPINION- many may not agree in the slightest! All activities were well attended- some very well! So I take it, the majority does love that lively atmosphere- and so it should be- everyone should have a great time and should take fond and nice memories home! The Entertainment staff on board Silhouette did a great job in motivating people to take part- it seems to me that people need more and more Entertainment nowadays. Some would be bored silly on board a Cunard ship- I rather enjoy the calm, rather old fashioned cruise experience they offer- with a nod to the golden times of ocean crossing (one has to keep in mind that those days were just “ Golden “ for those who could afford first class- and in retro perspective – one has to admit that things seem a bit more “ Golden “, a bit more “ Shinny” then they really were). Celebrity Cruises should be careful not to drift too much into the direction of those Party- Boats we all know from “hearsay – of course- only from hearsay“! So suppose I might interchange Cunard and Celebrity with the occasional “stray” to Holland America! Michael Bayer, April 2019 Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We decided to take this cruise at the last minute. Fortunately, the only cabin available was a concierge class balcony cabin, 1065 Deck 10, and we loved it. It was close to the elevators and our room was quiet at night. We never sailed ... Read More
We decided to take this cruise at the last minute. Fortunately, the only cabin available was a concierge class balcony cabin, 1065 Deck 10, and we loved it. It was close to the elevators and our room was quiet at night. We never sailed concierge before on Celebrity because I really didn't need the extra services. Depending on the cabin price, I am not sure I would pay much extra, plus the daily cabin gratuities really adds up on the longer cruise. It was $15 per person per day. The ship is in really great shape for its age. Very clean and well appointed. They removed the glass blowing event on the Lawn Club and added two new fee-based restaurants. We would have liked to try them but the weather was windy and chilly most of the cruise so we dined inside. There were a lot of activities indoors during the sailing but I found them boring and too loud for an indoor venue. I suppose if the weather were better some of the events would have been outdoors? The ship went all out to accommodate christian and Jewish services on board during holy week. Mass at Easter was perfect thanks to Fr. Dan and and the team behind the scenes. After 30+ cruises I can still learn something new about cruising. 1. If you rent a car to Fort Lauderdale or the Miami cruise ports return the car at the airport and taxi over and, 2. Always bring an umbrella. Overall a fun cruise and we met a few new friends. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Currently writing this in our cabin on the l2th day of a 13 night cruise. This is our 4th cruise in the past 12 months but our first with Celebrity. We chose this cruise basically because it was a Transatlantic which ended in Southampton, ... Read More
Currently writing this in our cabin on the l2th day of a 13 night cruise. This is our 4th cruise in the past 12 months but our first with Celebrity. We chose this cruise basically because it was a Transatlantic which ended in Southampton, England. Embarkation was the slowest of our 4 recent cruises. We waited for ever in line to check in. I think lots of other lines were moving quickly because people were members of the Captain's Club and, as first timers, we had no status. Once onboard, we had lunch in the MDR and immediately noticed how small the portions were. This did not improve for the whole cruise. Service was good and the crew on the ship were very efficient. However, apart from our cabin steward (Andrew) and our waiters in the MDR (Jorge & Mahesh) we were never made to feel special. The ship is the oldest ship on which we have recently cruised but it is in very good shape. Our cabin (6294) is a partially obstructed balcony cabin. The only obstruction is the roof of one of the specialty restaurants blocks a view directly down but we were able to look out at the waters from an oversized balcony. The room itself, actually seemed larger than most standard balcony rooms. The ship was nice but didn't sizzle like the HAL Koningsdam or NCL Bliss. However, the Silhouette is a very clean ship and well maintained. We had flexible dining in the MDR which usually meant either 5:30 pm or 8:30 pm. The food was OK but not spectacular. The MDR is a pleasant room and we were never rushed. The Ocean View Buffet, again was pleasant but, at times, could get a little crowded. One very nice feature of this restaurant is the outside seating at the back of the ship, which we used until the weather got a little colder. We ate one meal in the Tuscan Grill specialty restaurant as they had a BOGO offer. It was certainly of a higher standard than the 'free' restaurants. The entertainment on board was, again, just adequate. Only one performer a juggler comedian (Pete Mathews) really knocked it out of the park. Phil Collins impersonator (Rob Lewis) & magician (Matt McGurk) were good but the production shows Cosmopolitan & Pearl were disjointed and barely equal to a good High School production. There are loads of little spots on the Silhouette in which one is able to disappear. I am sure that we didn't find half of them. However, herein lies the rub. The Silhouette does not flow. From our very first cruise (Carnival Elation) in the early 90s, I have always liked the way that cruise companies go to great lengths to ensure that your time can be filled from morning to night. Unfortunately, the Silhouette's schedule didn't cut it for me. My wife & I spent a lot of our time in the cabin because there was very little that interested us. Plus, Celebrity seems to charge an arm and a leg for anything remotely out of the ordinary on the ship. For example, free movies on the TV were very limited - a few Mission Impossible and Disney. Pay per view movies were $14.99 each. At that rate, I would expect a refillable soda & popcorn delivered to my room. To buy a soda on board costs $3.60. Comparable rates on HAL are FREE & $2.30. I did purchase an unlimited internet package for 1 device for the entire cruise and it has been fine. It has been down a few times but it does allow me to watch You Tube videos and catch up on emails. Storage in the cabin is adequate for both of us, but draw space is limited. Extra coat hangers were delivered to our room almost immediately upon request. The bathroom is functional and the shower is fine. There is a distinct lack of electrical outlets in the room compared to more modern ships. I have just one request of our cabin steward and that is to bring me in a bucket of ice everytime he services the room. Andrew fulfilled this to perfection, especially as the room does not come equipped with an ice bucket. Overall, the cruise was OK, just not exceptional. The pool area was good and the water was not cold. Celebrity, apparently have a loyal following. Many on our cruise had sailed with them before. I enjoyed the cruises but was just not bowled over. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Excellence is subjective but, to this cruiser, there’s no area where Silhouette did not earn her title! Ship was super clean and easy to navigate, even with my mobility issues. Service, above and beyond my expectations! (First experience ... Read More
Excellence is subjective but, to this cruiser, there’s no area where Silhouette did not earn her title! Ship was super clean and easy to navigate, even with my mobility issues. Service, above and beyond my expectations! (First experience in concierge class and it was wonderful). Thoroughly enjoyed the lecture series on Titanic and Hollywood stars! Found the speakers, entertaining, knowledgeable and informative! Evening entertainment was fine, especially the comedian and silent disco. Food was superb! Visited Murano, Porch, LePetite Chef, Tuscan and, my personal fave Lawn Club Grill. Casual atmosphere and AMAZING food! Lamb chops cooked to perfection! Oceanview Cafe provided outstanding array of breakfasts and lunches! Great service, entertainment, fabulous weather and great interaction between crew and passengers! Our concierge stateroom was clean, well appointed, roomy with more than ample storage spaces. I was glad I remembered my collapsing bins for the overhead cupboards because they make the space much more functional. (Thanks to CC for the tip!). Love, love , the pillow menu. Body pillow made reading much more enjoyable ! Great service, outstanding food and plenty of space for “me time”. Who could ask for more? Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
When we booked this cruise, I searched high and low for reviews of Celebrity cruises with kids under the age of 10. Since I didn't find much, I thought I would share our experience of cruising with two boys, ages 8 and 9. We ... Read More
When we booked this cruise, I searched high and low for reviews of Celebrity cruises with kids under the age of 10. Since I didn't find much, I thought I would share our experience of cruising with two boys, ages 8 and 9. We booked this cruise the week before departure and didn't know much about the Celebrity cruise line. In the past, we had traveled on a Royal Caribbean ship, which was very child and family friendly. The demographic of Celebrity is definitely older, with many retirees and seasoned cruisers on board. On our ship, we only had 20 kids (out of 2,000 passengers). Overall, we LOVED this cruise and since we had so few kids on board our boys had a wonderful experience in the Fun Factory kids club with lots of personal attention. The kids club staff were all very professional and highly trained. While the boys loved playing X box, they equally enjoyed all the activities (camp out, bingo, arts & crafts, cupcake decorating, scavenger hunt). A big THANK YOU to Ma'Bel, Lilia, Dalia, Bon-bon, Lulia, Jelena and Eli! Our kids also made lots of friends on board since it was easier to get to know other children with a smaller group on board. Our experience in the dining room was also flawless. Being selective eaters, our kids asked for chicken fingers (an off-the-menu item) and had this awaiting them every night. Our waiters, Wiganata and Bibek, seemed to anticipate our every need and the food was amazing. We did run into a serious housekeeping issue, which we reported to Guest Relations and were very pleased with their response and attempt to rectify the situation. We spent a lot of time pool side (one deep and one shallow pool) and were pleased with the amount of shade available. While it did get busy and loud mid-day, we always got our swims in either early or later in the day with no crowds We were very pleasantly surprised by what an easy and fun family experience it was to cruise with Celebrity, Since our kids couldn't wait to go back to the kids club, my husband and I also got lots of time to relax and read! I've attached an outline of some of the activities offered by the Fun Factory kids club. Read Less
Celebrity Silhouette Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 0.0
Dining 5.0 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 5.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 5.0 0.0
Family 4.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 4.5 0.0
Service 5.0 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0
Rates 4.0 0.0

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