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3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
We have been on many cruises but this was only on 5th cruise with Celebrity and we had cruised on the Silhouette one other time. We drove to the port and dropped our bags at terminal 25 and then parked at mid port parking garage. Was a ... Read More
We have been on many cruises but this was only on 5th cruise with Celebrity and we had cruised on the Silhouette one other time. We drove to the port and dropped our bags at terminal 25 and then parked at mid port parking garage. Was a bit of a walk back to terminal with carry ons but was a nice day. Terminal 25 is new having been built for Edge class ships. It was very nice and after going through security went to check in which went very fast and they told us we could go right on board. ( It was around 11:30 AM) We went directly to the Aqua Spa cafe and fortunately got a table. Had lunch and enjoyed talking to follow passengers at the tables next to us. Probably one of the healthiest meals we had on the cruise! Around 1 or so we thought the cabins might be ready to so we went to our cabin on deck 11 (Aqua Class cabin) and luggage arrived shortly thereafter so off to pretty good start. This was a 9 day cruise and overall we really enjoyed it! Cabin was relatively quiet and had no issues. Our cabin steward, Bilal, did a good job and was often checking in with us to see if we needed something. We ate all of our dinners in Blu restaurant and enjoyed all of our meals. We were fortunate to have the service team of Michael (waiter), Jai (assistant waiter), and Aneesh (wine steward that we had known from a previous Silhouette cruise). Service was great with good recommendations on food and wine. We would arrive early for dinner and say that we wanted to go to 7 pm show if possible and each night we made it to show around 7 and did not feel rushed in our meals. Aneesh would exchange our glasses so we could do a "takeaway" glass of wine or port to the show. One of us also went to breakfast at Blu on several days and enjoyed food and service. We thought the entertainment was very good except for one show (Pearl). Really enjoyed the two comedians. Now to some issues that are not so positive.......The muster drill was a mess!!!!! We were crowded shoulder to shoulder in Michael's lounge and could not even see or hear the person who was speaking and and the video was childish. Hate to see what might happen in a true emergency given this drill. The deck chair hogs continue to be the worse on Celebrity than any cruise line we have cruised with. No attempt to do anything about it. Once the pool games begin it is hard to have a conversation given the loud volume from the speakers. We left Port Everglades from terminal 25 and returned to terminal 29 which was the first time we had not come back to the same terminal we had left from. We knew Edge would be in port upon our return so we asked Guest Relations, on three separate occasions, which terminal we were coming back to.......at first we were always told terminal 25, and upon further questioning they would say they did not know yet. Finally on the last day of the cruise, after being told this again, I asked a couple more questions, so the person went off for a few minutes, returning to tell us that we were returning to terminal 29. We did an early self assist disembarkation and there was no issue getting a shuttle to the parking garage, which was great since it was too long a distance from terminal 29 to walk. Overall an enjoyable cruise ! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
I chose this cruise because of the ports that were listed. Also, I love Aqua on the Solstice class ships. I enjoyed the entertainment in the smaller venues more than the big production shows. Service was excellent, but I would want the ... Read More
I chose this cruise because of the ports that were listed. Also, I love Aqua on the Solstice class ships. I enjoyed the entertainment in the smaller venues more than the big production shows. Service was excellent, but I would want the pool staff to enforce moving stuff from chairs reserved for hours at a time with nobody on the lounge chairs. There were days it was hard to find a spot to sit. I loved Blu, and the personalized service in the restaurant is fantastic. I like the balcony, an would do the cruise again. My favorite excursion was in Bonaire - I enjoyed learning about the history of the island, as well as going to the beautiful beach. Curacao's visit to the oldest synagogue in the Western hemisphere was fascinating. All of the beaches visited were beautiful. Coffees at Cafe al Bacio are always one of the great appeals of the trip. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
My hysband and I have been cruising eith Celebrity for many years. We always enjoy the overall wxperience. I have mixed feelings about the entertainment quality since Celebrity is apparently unwilling to pay royalties for shows. The ... Read More
My hysband and I have been cruising eith Celebrity for many years. We always enjoy the overall wxperience. I have mixed feelings about the entertainment quality since Celebrity is apparently unwilling to pay royalties for shows. The production singers and dancers are talented for sure but if the power peoplw would look around at thr audience they might realize that mamy of their guests are not that happy despite the talent of the folks on stage. Not pating royalties could prove short sited if the audience opted either out of the theater or out of Celebrty to a cruise line that cared about ehat their passengers enjoyed The food in the main dining room was pretty good at all times seldom top notch. The wait staff seemed concerned about their ratings as they reminded us daily that they need a “10” and the reminders got annoying Our cabin was very well kept as is usually the case. The public rest rooms are wellonitored as well These folks work extremely hard so that we have clean and tidy rooms. They have never heen less than a “10” in our experience Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
We just got home from the Celeb Jan 2 Silouhette and absolutely loved everything about it except the ship’s shows. They were boring and Celeb needs to work on it a bit. Cabin - was very roomy! Bigger than a few others we have been ... Read More
We just got home from the Celeb Jan 2 Silouhette and absolutely loved everything about it except the ship’s shows. They were boring and Celeb needs to work on it a bit. Cabin - was very roomy! Bigger than a few others we have been on. We had 7119 on Silouhette. Balcony. My kids enjoyed the fun factory and my oldest loved the Hideaway room so he could chill and read. Restaurants - Sushi was good and QSine was okay. The best is the Murano! Dining Room Service and Food was phenomenal!! Buffett food same! Great picks and almost clean. Shore Excursions - excellent!! We loved Klein Beach of Bonaire! Bring plenty of water and snorkel gear! Celeb wanted 35 per person for the water taxi but we hopped on for 20 per adult and the kids were free! We also did the Cayman Islands turtle and dolphin adventure excursion. Loved it!! The activities on the ship were a bit boring. I would of given it a five star but I didn’t like the shows or the activities on the ship. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Wanted a different holiday experience. The ship decorations we're fantastic. Boarding was easy with better than average champagne. I thoroughly enjoyed dinner seating with other single travellers. Food was good not great. Some ... Read More
Wanted a different holiday experience. The ship decorations we're fantastic. Boarding was easy with better than average champagne. I thoroughly enjoyed dinner seating with other single travellers. Food was good not great. Some items too salty, I sent one item back after the first taste, special requests not accommodated on multiple nights. But other items were fabulous, like duck, lobster, and a vegetable turnover. The selection at Cafe Bacio are fabulous, especially tre leche cake. The cappuccino is good, not great. The regular coffee is acceptable. Do try the Spa Cafe for breakfast and lunch. They offer small plates of sandwiches, cold soup, salads, cold noodles all excellent. My favorite breakfast items are a half bagel, with peanut butter and assorted chopped fruit, also fig and nut bars. The entertainment was hit and miss. I enjoyed the two comedians. Singers hired were great, one a Broadway star. Production shows were not wonderful. While the singers and dancers were very talented, the written material was not good. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We always chose our cruises by itinerary and sometimes by when we want to go. This year we wanted someone else to do all the work for the holidays for us...ergo...a Holiday Cruise to a warm place..the Eastern Caribbean.... We arrived ... Read More
We always chose our cruises by itinerary and sometimes by when we want to go. This year we wanted someone else to do all the work for the holidays for us...ergo...a Holiday Cruise to a warm place..the Eastern Caribbean.... We arrived three days early, rented a car a went to Key West. After returning the car at Avis and taking their free shuttle to the ship,we stood in lines for embarkation. Being as there was close to 3000 passengers, embarkation went as well as could be expected. The ship was keep “ship shaped” with only one flaw that I can think of....the automatic doors on the restrooms. I actually got knocked down by one closing on me. The food was really good. We were on the Aqua class and ate at Blu often. The maitra d knew our names and the staff, especially, Maria, were wonderful. One of the waiters on the last night brought me a bowl of steamed vegetables because he realized that I would not have been satisfied with the amount of vegetables that came with the main dish...all of our meals at Blu were exemplary. We also enjoyed the Spa Cafe for breakfast and lunch which offers lighter and healthier food. The MDR was good also, but we only had two dinners there. The specialty restaurants were exceptional, our favorite being Quisine and Morono. We also enjoyed the Tuscan grill and Shushi on Five. All the food was A or A+ except the buffet. We had one really good dinner there, but the lunches were not as good. The food tended to be over cooked and dry..especially the chicken kabobs...don’t even bother. All the people taking care of all the restaurants were wonderful, caring, and friendly. Our cabin worked for us and our cabin stew, David, was the best. Always willing to get us whatever we wanted or needed with a big smile.... Took only two shore excursions sold by the ship. They were O.K. The rest of our tours were booked privately before the cruise which we find to be more of an adventure at a smaller cost. Again, we plan our cruises by itinerary but having said that, this last cruise bumped us up to a new level in the Captains Club....so that may influence our next decision....maybe.... Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
My husband and I generally try to cruise the Caribbean at this time each year as a getaway from the cold northeast and the pre-holiday hustle and bustle. This was a wonderful cruise. The ship was beautiful (of course). Embarkation was very ... Read More
My husband and I generally try to cruise the Caribbean at this time each year as a getaway from the cold northeast and the pre-holiday hustle and bustle. This was a wonderful cruise. The ship was beautiful (of course). Embarkation was very quick. We arrived at the port and were on board within about 5 minutes (10:30 AM port arrival). As we arrived at the port the heavens opened up in a torrential downpour (More about that later in the review). Celebrity personnel quickly put up canopies and escorted guests across the deck to interior ship spaces with hand held umbrellas held by staff members who were unselfishly getting soaked while keeping passengers dry. Kudos to them! Once onboard we were bombarded with staff hawking specialty dining options, beverage package upgrades, spa services and the like to a degree we've never seen on any of our many X cruises and with what seemed almost like desperation. This did last for the first 2 days of the cruise. We've seen the upselling on other cruises, but never to this level. Upselling has never bothered us before, we just walk by and they leave us alone, but this was VERY annoying. We went to the OVC to await our rooms being ready and the staff were exceptional about finding seats for us. Since is was pouring out, no outside venues were being utilized so it did become crowded quickly. The buffet, as always offered lots of choices and by the time we finished our lunch, the skies had cleared and rooms were ready. We were in an Aqua Class stateroom and our luggage came almost immiediately. When I opened my suitcase I found that all the items within that were near the bottom of the case were soaked even though the suitcase itself was dry (weird I know). I assume that the deluge when we embarked and my suitcase had an unfortunate meeting in a large puddle (read as lake!). I went down to Guest Services and after some negotiation they agreed to launder and dry clean all of the soaked items complimentary. Quite a few other passengers had the same issue. The dining in Blu was as good as usual. We love the breakfasts especially and the service in Blu was exceptional this trip. Our waiter, Michael (who we met in OVC on embarkation day) was excellent. He got to know our preferences almost immediately and had a great sense of humor. This was however the first cruise in Aqual Class that required us to wait with a beeper almost every night at least 10-15 minutes for a table, regardless of our arrival time. (We tended to dine at 8PM or later most evenings). The CD, Sue Denning was a hoot, very visable, very talented and also stopped to engage with passengers all over the ship. She even crazily did the mile walk in her signature stilletos (can't figure any reason other than humor)!. The guest entertainment was better than average. The three production shows (never my cup of tea) were pleasant and the ships entertainers were talented. The show Pearl, came with almost an apologetic explanation of it's ridiculous non-plot by Sue, but the music, dancing and singing were passable. The guest lecturers were interesting. There was a change of Master that occured the fourth day of the cruise while we ported in St. Maarten. We became aware of this that afternoon when the voice from the bridgte changed and the new Master introduced himself with no explanation. We've honestly never seen a Master change four days into a cruise. We were pleasantly surprised on this cruise to see pool butlers actually policing the chair hogs and placing warning cards on chairs that were vacant and then removing personal items and towels from chairs after 30 minutes of vacancy. This was a refreshing change and made the pool area very usable. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We love Celebrity. We got upgraded to Aqua Class on our 1st cruise and rebook the same every time. The entertainment this trip wasnt the best. I have heard MUCH better vocalist, seen bettter dancers, magicians on talent shows like ... Read More
We love Celebrity. We got upgraded to Aqua Class on our 1st cruise and rebook the same every time. The entertainment this trip wasnt the best. I have heard MUCH better vocalist, seen bettter dancers, magicians on talent shows like Americas Got Talent. They brought in an act “Sept 63” a Four Seasons cover group. Just 3 of them and the dance moves were very amateurish. The lead singer sounded like Alvin of the chipmunks. When they first came on I though it was a comedy routine. My husband was tweaking his hearing aid because he thought it was the hearing aid causing the guys voice to sound like that. The staff are very courteous, polite and eager to please. There are always some outstanding like Claudia in Blu was a bubbly cheerful person. She made you smile just with her presence. Our wine steward in Blu was also great. Again, in Blu, our waiter John was awesome also. The activities director Sue was not my cup of tea is the best comment I shall leave on that subject. We missed the Hot Glass Show they have on some of their ships. They need to provide a little more for people to do for free besides dance lessons, trivia, ball games in the pool. They did have a mystery writer give a talk but just not more things to do on sea days. Bingo is expensive and if you played every day that would be very pricey! We had a brand new lady on embarkation and she had no idea what to do. Locked up her computer and had to go get someone to unlock it. Couldnt find our cabin number on our boarding pass husband had to show her. Dont turn them loose if they are not ready yet! Please! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
Embarcation: My wife and I and another couple went on an end of November Southern Cruise out of Fort Lauderdale. The Ship is beautiful and the embarkation process is amazing considering the amount of cruisers that show up at the same time. ... Read More
Embarcation: My wife and I and another couple went on an end of November Southern Cruise out of Fort Lauderdale. The Ship is beautiful and the embarkation process is amazing considering the amount of cruisers that show up at the same time. The lineup seemed long but we were on the ship very quickly. Food: The food at the main dining room is okay. We didn't have any issues with the food. It was just okay, but after a few nights decided that we would like to try the specialty restaurants because we wanted to have a better dining experience. We chose Murano and Qsine which was the highlight for our dining on the cruise. The food and service at both is amazing. Qsine is a culinary and visionary experience that you need to experience. We also had chosen the Dine anytime option and when the four of us went for dinner we were given a pager to notify us when a table was ready. A few times we had to wait more than 30 minutes but we would go to the wine cellar to have a glass of wine and wait. The wine cellar machines that you could sample a few ounces of different wines were all out of order for this cruise so we would have to wait for the waiter to pour us a glass from the shelf. It was also quite busy and the waiting times were long. If you don't want to wait for dining you might want to consider set time dining but we were okay to wait. The Ports including Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are amazing. Even if you are not going on an excursion please walk to the nearby shops in Bonaire. What a lovely place! The entertainment this time was also okay. We left some of the shows early but if you get a chance please check out silent disco. It is fun for all ages. Everyone gets headphones and you have four different channels to choose what music you would like to dance to. You can choose ballroom, 60's, 70's, or modern music and only you hear rhe music. Looks funny walking into a room with everyone dancing at all ages and you can't hear any music! There was no formal nights and although some dressed up at times, others were content to arrive in the dining room with jeans and t-shirts. The age group seems to be mostly over the age of 50. There are some younger people and few children but mostly middle aged to seniors. I do like the Celebrity. I would consider it mostly Middle aged to seniors and will go again. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
We went on a birthday celebration cruise in the Caribbean first time Cruise in December. We usually go to Hawaii early December, but wanted a new adventure. The Silhouette is less than 10 years old but needed a repair or 2 during ... Read More
We went on a birthday celebration cruise in the Caribbean first time Cruise in December. We usually go to Hawaii early December, but wanted a new adventure. The Silhouette is less than 10 years old but needed a repair or 2 during 9-night Cruise. One day we had a note in our cabin that water to some staterooms would be off for 2 hours in the afternoon for repairs. Another time, the crew was welding outside by a stairway leading up from 14 to 15. Noise was offensive in that area close to the pool. The pool facilities are way too small to accommodate a full passenger cruise. If you do not miss breakfast in the dining room in order to save a desired chair at the pool, forget about it. Hated to get up early and sit in Serenity pool area just to get a preferred lounger by a window. Four out of nine days were at sea and that’s when then chair squaters were out. Food was just okay. A couple of nights in the Curvee dining room were excellent - one night was lobster and one night was half a chicken - moist and juicy and big enough for two hungry people. The Oceanview Terrace had terrific Indian Food if you like lentils, rice and curry chicken (I do)! Breakfast in Curvee from 7 am to 9 am was best for cooked to order eggs. The light fare in Spa Cafe good for smoothies if you have premium liquor package. 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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