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Sail Date: January 2019
This was an unusual itinerary, just two nights. Departure from Port Everglades and a slow overnight to Nassau, then overnight back to Port Everglades the following evening. My friend spotted this one-off type of itinerary and the ... Read More
This was an unusual itinerary, just two nights. Departure from Port Everglades and a slow overnight to Nassau, then overnight back to Port Everglades the following evening. My friend spotted this one-off type of itinerary and the reasonable price along with it, so we booked it for something to do other than sitting around at home this weekend. The Silhouette is a beautiful ship, I'm sure I didn't see all of it in the short time that we were aboard. We had a Concierge class balcony for our brief cruise, and aside from a bottle of sparkling wine and some hors d'oeuvres on the first night of the cruise I don't think the upcharge for "Concierge" carried with it anything extra. The cabin was perfectly fine for the two of us for two nights and the bathroom was a bit larger than some other standard balcony cabins I've been on, on Royal Caribbean, NCL, and Carnival. Our cabin attendant was excellent and made sure that our cabin was always neat and stocked, and he also quickly handled the few requests we gave to him. Dining was very good in the buffet area for breakfast and lunch, and we opted for some upcharge restaurants for dinner. I honestly found both of them to be overpriced as compared to the specialty restaurants I've experienced on NCL and Holland America. Also, in the case of QSine, I found the food there to be rather disappointing with a very limited menu. Tuscan Grille was much better, I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner there. We did do room service for breakfast one morning, which was just okay. The menu was not very large. I did get the opportunty to use the gym and I found it very well equipped, clean, and with a great view of the bow of the ship. I did find the duty free and general shopping area a bit disappointing for a ship this size. Prices were nothing special either. The staff onboard was excellent. Everywhere was friendly and nothing seemed forced. This was my first Celebrity experience and although brief, I would definitely try them for a longer voyage. It's hard to rate higher than the 3 stars I applied as this was such a brief cruise. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
I really can't understand the negative comments about the cruise we experienced on the Silhouette. Was it perfect? No. But is any cruise completely perfect? I don't think so! But this was one of the best cruises we have taken, ... Read More
I really can't understand the negative comments about the cruise we experienced on the Silhouette. Was it perfect? No. But is any cruise completely perfect? I don't think so! But this was one of the best cruises we have taken, and we have taken quite a few. We were in Suite Class in a Shy Suite, Deck 10, Cabin 1202. You can read that review below. We started off in the new Edge terminal. Suite check in was great! An elevator up, no lines. No waiting, except for the woman who was complaining about her dining room table. But when we had waited 30 seconds, another person came over to check us in. We had 1 bag that we were carrying, and went to Luminae for lunch. There was no cruse of people at the buffet, just a nice quiet table. Our waitress was Eka, an extremely pleasant young lady from Bali. Except for 1 meal in Luminae, we kept Eka. Of all the cruises we have taken, if I could take Eka with us on any future cruises, I would pay the difference! To say she was wonderful would not give her the credit she deserves. Actually the entire staff in Luminae was outstanding. Our sommelier, Carlos, made the selection of a wine completely enjoyable. After the 2nd night, we didn't even taste what he selected. It paired perfectly with our meal. The ship is beautiful and well maintained. What absolutely added to the cruise was the Cruise Director, Sue Denning! We have had many cruise directors, but Sue has to be our age, mid 60's, but has the energy of someone in their 30's! From the time we got up in the morning, to late at night, Sue was always there. She was vivacious, and fun, but NOT over bearing! The entertainment was unbelievable, to good. Ivan Rutherford, who played Jean Valjean on Broadway and around the globe, performed a number of Broadway Show Tunes, and his voice was magnificent! There was a "comic/juggler" was on the bill. I am so sorry I forget his name. I said to my wife that I was not sure I even wanted to go to that show. That would have been a HUGE MISTAKE! To say he was a little funny would be like saying the Pope is a little Catholic! He was side splitting funny, and did a second performance matinee which was as good as the evening show! A group named Uptown, 3 guys from New York, were absolutely wonderful, and another senor moment since i can't remember his name, piano player/singer who has performed for years, and at the Grand Old Opry, was also great. The cast productions were OK. The silhouette had something called "Silent Disco." We saw these people dancing in the disco on the 1st or 2nd night, with no music, just headphones on. Looked pretty lame, but on the 3rd night, they moved it out to the main section of the ship. Lame it is NOT! Again, my wife and I are in our mid 60's but very healthy and pretty much in shape. Well, Silent Disco has got to be the most enjoyable evening dance activity we have ever done. There were all ages there, from their 20's to their 70's. You really don't want to hear this loud disco music if you have a cabin close to the center core. So everyone has headphones with 3 channels, each one playing a different selection. You see all of these "weird people' dancing with no music, then all of a sudden, people are singing, off key I must say because you have the headphones on and can't hear yourself, to the chorus. We did Silent Disco 3 nights and we should have done it that 1st night. There were a few "late night" activities for adults over 18 only. Hysterical! I'm gonna end it here, but to say we had a great cruise would be short sighted! This was definitely one of the best cruises we have ever taken. I would go on the Celebrity Silhouette again in a heartbeat! 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
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
I chose this cruise as it sailed over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Embarkation was a 10 but disembarkation was a disgrace to Celebrity with no direction given after retrieving your luggage. Our cabin steward was outstanding. My ... Read More
I chose this cruise as it sailed over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Embarkation was a 10 but disembarkation was a disgrace to Celebrity with no direction given after retrieving your luggage. Our cabin steward was outstanding. My husband is diabetic and there were no sugar free desserts anywhere on the ship. The dinning staff does not know the difference between no sugar added and sugar free. They did try to accomodate but with little success. Our wait team was outstanding. They always had my iced tea and my husbands coffee ready when we were seated. The dining room menu was good and the food tasty. There was a mistake with our dinner table the first night and took three days to resolve. Lunch in the dining room is great but only open on sea days. The entertainment started poorly and the quality got better as the cruise went on. We usually cruise Royal Caribbean with no problems so we thought Celebrity would be the same if not better but we were wrong. Even with our mishaps, we had a good time. We went on 7 excursions through the ship of which 6 were great but the one to the volcanic hot mud experience needs to be improved. The tour guide new her stuff and bus driver was experienced with the St Lucia curvy and hilly roads. He also knew a great deal about the island. When at the bath, they ran out of mud and there was some confussion who should be suppling it-either the place or your guide. We waited 10 minutes for the mud. When ready to use the shower, only 1 of the 3 worked, so it took longer to get to the buswhich made us 20 minutes late after our scheduled meeting time. I would suggest people to visit this site on their own as to not be rushed. The cruise director, Sue, was great. She was alway upbeat and very friendly. Always had a funny joke to tell at the end of each show. She did sing once and was great. Too bad she did not perform more. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We have cruised many times and had been on the Reflection, her sister ship, in March and we decided at the last minute that we wanted to get away for the Holidays. The Silhouette had availability so we booked it. The Ship, Cabin, ... Read More
We have cruised many times and had been on the Reflection, her sister ship, in March and we decided at the last minute that we wanted to get away for the Holidays. The Silhouette had availability so we booked it. The Ship, Cabin, Dining, and Service were all fine. The Entertainment and Activities AND the Ports and Shore excursions are another matter: The evening shows on the ship were mediocre and appear to be suffering from budget cuts and there was a notable scarcity of activities on sea days. Some of the Ports should have been replaced with sea days and I would not have minded a bit but you do not learn that until after the fact. Most of the ports are not yet ready for prime time. The two worst were St Lucia and Dominica with our St Lucia "Volcano excursion" being a five and half hour trip of misery. The roads are very narrow with constant hills, turns, and switchbacks and the first stop was a "fishing village" where we got to witness the sight of abject poverty, scrawny half-starved dogs on the beach and the ubiquitous street vendors. We were advised we could use the "washrooms" at the end of the narrow street and the ladies room users found they had to wash their hands with water poured from a jug into a bucket by an attendant. The mens room at least had some cold running water. It was really dismal, and if the tour company insists on keeping the place as a stop on their itinerary the least they could do is invest in some adequate plumbing for the wash rooms. Another hour of torture on the bus brought us to the old volcano site and a nice building where we were supposed to view a video about how volcanos form islands, etc. Would have been interesting except the video was not working and no one had been advised. Did I mention that the place reeked of sulphur, rains were very frequent and it was quite crowded. Couldn't wait to get back on that sorry bus but it had to make two more dismal stops at attractions that are not worth describing before finally returning to the port. Was the absolute worst excursion we've ever experienced in eighteen cruises. Dominica's excursion on the open air "bus train" would have been good if the "locomotive" pulling the cars was not constantly asphyxiating us with it's engine exhaust gases. This is a poor engineering design that could have easily been remedied by routing the exhaust pipe to exit above the cab and the passengers. Discussed same with driver who responded that he had never thought of that. I've got to wonder if it will ever be changed or if they will continue to dump exhaust gases on their passengers. On a positive note, the scenic rail tour and catamaran ride (Caribbean Scenic Rail & Sail) at St Kitts, our last port of call, was most enjoyable. I readily recommend it. Overall Celebrity does a nice job, but I would urge them to periodically review the shore excursions that they offer. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Embarkation was dangerous. High winds blowing luggage carts into customers and injuring them. Luggage loading areas less than four feet from delivery trucks making treacherous for small children. Staff disorganized and non enthusiastic. ... Read More
Embarkation was dangerous. High winds blowing luggage carts into customers and injuring them. Luggage loading areas less than four feet from delivery trucks making treacherous for small children. Staff disorganized and non enthusiastic. Food. Average. Even out of ice cream cones four out of 12 days. Croissants nummy days 1, 2 and 12. Stale the rest. Little variety. Main dining just buffet food served table side. Rooms. Run down. No mattress covers or encasements. Good stewards but overworked. Housekeeping. Good until last two days. Deck five wasn’t cleaned even once between 9 am and 9 pm. Smelly ash trays overflowing. Litter piling on tables. Accounting. Misleading at best. Fraud at worst. Five separate accidental mistaken charges. Removed upon asking but told they were special “holiday prices” until they were provided with written or photographs to prove the advertised rates of photo packages, specialty dining charges etc. gave the staff a $75 tip for exceptional service. It was itemized under regular charges and not gratuities so not sure the staff ever actually receive the tips they so desperately need and deserve. Tipped cash directly after day 3. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2018
I chose this cruise because I have shares in the RCI parent company which entitled me to a shipboard credit. It also had an itinerary that included several islands that I had never visited before (Grenada, St. Kitts, St. Croix, Dominica), ... Read More
I chose this cruise because I have shares in the RCI parent company which entitled me to a shipboard credit. It also had an itinerary that included several islands that I had never visited before (Grenada, St. Kitts, St. Croix, Dominica), so it looked interesting. I'd actually rate it somewhere between a 3 and a 4. I'd been on another Solstice class ship before, so knew what to expect in terms of the physical amenities. As a solo traveller, i felt pretty awkward a lot of the time. There weren't many things that were geared to single travellers and because the trip was over the Christmas holidays it was mostly families and couples, which I did expect. Nevertheless, I did feel uncomfortable when I went to a bar or event, especially since I am kind of introverted and shy. That said, I liked the itinerary and the cabin staff were great. I couldn't understand a word the captain said when he spoke on the PA system. I thought that the food in the main dining room was so-so, but the food in the specialty restaurants was really good. The pools were jammed packed with kids most of the time, and the hot tubs were pretty busy too. I have heard that this ship is due for a reno, and I understand that. The carpet looked tired and the amenities a bit dated, but fine. My only other comment was that the sound of kids running around in the halls all the time was pretty annoying. Lastly, for some reason the cruise director Sue seemed really annoying to me. I know a lot of people really liked her but she just seemed grating to me. (The last Celebrity Cruise that I took had Alejandro, who was amazing and so much fun, so maybe not a fair comparison.) Anyway, I really don't mean to sound so negative. It was fine, but not fantastic for me. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We chose this cruise having previously done 3 cruises with celebrity, including one on this ship, plus the free classic drinks package was an incentive. We were a group of 6 - my husband and I, our son and his girlfriend plus my in ... Read More
We chose this cruise having previously done 3 cruises with celebrity, including one on this ship, plus the free classic drinks package was an incentive. We were a group of 6 - my husband and I, our son and his girlfriend plus my in laws. Anytime dining is a joke, it’s anytime they want you to dine. The restaurant hostess was very unfriendly and rude. This ship cannot cope with the number of guests who wish to dine anytime, Princess are sooooo much better. The wait staff in all the bars are slow, not enough staff on duty. The classic drinks package included drinks up to 9 dollars a glass, yet none of the menus in any of the bars included drinks to this vale, all started at 10 or 11 dollars. I soon found you had to specifically ask for a Sauvignon Blanco included in the drinks package. While the food was excellent, the cabins spacious- Princess have better storage though, the whole celebrity experience was a disappointment. They continually try to rip you off. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We have been with Celebrity on numerous occasions in the past, but I think this will be the last. We expected something special especially as it was over Christmas & New Year, and frankly it was mediocre on a number of fronts. Food, ... Read More
We have been with Celebrity on numerous occasions in the past, but I think this will be the last. We expected something special especially as it was over Christmas & New Year, and frankly it was mediocre on a number of fronts. Food, Service & Cleanliness could not be faulted. Island Visits were very much as we expected and have experienced before Entertainment & Celebrations for time of year, drab, sub standard and inferior to other ships. The on deck singers sang the same four songs consistently every day, and the on board entertainment team are delusional if they think that the shows are up to Las Vegas & Broadway standards as was suggested by the Cruise Director. An ex singer from Les Miserables, Frankie Valli tribute band & a Mowtown Trio were the only 3 acts who came close to what we have come to expect from other cruise liners including Celebrity. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Absolute lack of accountability!!!!! More than 60 hours on the phone to celebrity even before our cruise..over 40 of those hours were on hold! most times, wait to talk to one person and get put back on hold while you are transferred to ... Read More
Absolute lack of accountability!!!!! More than 60 hours on the phone to celebrity even before our cruise..over 40 of those hours were on hold! most times, wait to talk to one person and get put back on hold while you are transferred to someone else. When the price of our cabin/cruise dropped, went through 3 transfers before finally getting a representative that said she would not give our refund, but would get onboard credit for the difference..just had to be approved by her support team..but they were all in a meeting. She promised they would call back as soon as they were done. But a week later, and still no call! So, we had to call again, and got put on hold...again..and had to explain everything ..again..and got put on hold.. Again.. Finally told that the difference was now an onboard credit. And, for the inconvenience, we would get free specialty dining and told to make our selection/reserva tion riight away as it filled up fast. But, as soon as we did, our account was charged! So, we called back..again.. And got put on hold...again!!! Now we were told that it is up to the ship if they will honor the voucher we were getting..we'd have to ask (beg) when we actually boarded! No thank you..please just cancel we said. But they REFUSED! She said she could't do that! So we requested a supervisor..who again REFUSED!! Again told she would not do that! I can't make this up folks..out of the twilight zone!!! When we called back the next day, again put on hold..then again explained everything all over again! Then this agent put us on hold..again..while she explained it all to someone in another department..but we were not allowed to talk to him! When she finally came back on the line..over 20 minutes later, she asked when we had initially called, and put us back on hold..again! This went on for over an hour, and finally male supervisor got on the line..said he would cancel the reservations, and restore the funds to our account, and send our boarding passes..that had been promised weeks before. But, of course, those funds were not restored, and no boarding passes either. So, we had to call..again... and got put on hold..again! It took 3 more transfers to finally get someone to put the money back in our account..and still no boarding passes. Now just a week before our cruise, we called again.. And the recording said the wait time was less than 5 minutes. It was over 40 minutes later that a male finally answered..yes, he could see in the notes that they were supposed to have sent boarding passes, but no, they weren't sent. He promised to send them right out. but when they still didn't arrive, now 4 days before our cruise, we are in panic. We called..again. and, got put on hold..again. Over an hour later, their agent admonished that we were too late now!!!! Then she chewed that we didn't need boarding passes,,she never uses them! (Absolutely going against all of our previous directions! ) Who do you believe? Who at celebrity even knows? Such a mess, and so many different stories! Nobody is accountable! The day of the cruise, had to get up by 2 am to make escot connection for Port Everglades/Ft. Lauderdale. But the bus was not allowed to stop in any of the empty spaces in front of the terminal. Instead we were sent all the way around the side of this large building to a back corner and dumped in an alley! Ankle deep street water in the middle of a thunderstorm! And that is where our luggage was offloaded as well. Absolutely no protection, covering, canopy, tent, or even tarp! Buses, taxi cabs, cars, trucks speeding by within inches of where we had to step off the bus! It was over 100 ft back to the (only) terminal entrance..our clothes, shoes, bags, everything absolutely soaked! And now we had to go to several counters because computers were down, and we had no boarding passes!!!! At lunch on our 4th day, a bone in the chicken salad cut my mouth open, as witnessed by the maitr'd ..who got a plate to take the bone to the chef..and napkin for the bleeding. The very next day..the lamb pot pie had an even bigger very sharp bone that lodged in my gums and front teeth. it took a lot to even finally pry it out..again same maitr'd was right there and got a plate to take the bone to the chef..and napkins for the bleeding..but there was no dentist on board..just a doctor. When i got back home to my dentist, xrays prove my front tooth is chipped! On our next to last day, i was out on the veranda enjoying the morning view. It had rained, and was windy. As i was sitting at the little table, something hit me in the head! It was a piece from the big pipe at the top corner! i went to lay down right away, and told the cabin stewards when they came. Also told the supervisor that was just outside our cabin. At our last port, my cabin mate lost his (plastic) room key, so we waited at guest relations to get another one. But then mine didn't work. So I had to go back and forth, up and down to guest relations three more times. The last time i was told that whatever I was doing, if it didn't work that time, i'd have to get an electrician! On our last evening, we put our luggage outside our cabin door, exactly as we were told to do, for their porters to transport to the terminal. But the next morning when we got to the terminal, my big suitcase (part of a set) had been destroyed! The bottom was ripped open, all the way through all materials and into the clothes! The entire mounting/wheel assembly and the wheel were completely missing. Gone! There was no staff to be seen. Completely unable to roll the suitcase, it had to be carried. i asked the uniformed staff at the end of the line (where everyone was) what to do, and was told to (later) call celebrity! When we got outside, and had to wait for the bus again, we had to cross the street, still carrying that huge suitcase without wheels! An hour and a half later, two buses showed up. we went to the first one, and were told that we had to go to the other bus. After we got the rest of the suitcases and bags..and went back for the other big suitcase that had to be carried (sans wheel) and finally got on the bus ourselves..another agent came on and told us all we had to get back off!!!! There was another bus coming for us but it was delayed! Again, dragged all the bags and suitcases, And the one without wheels, back across the street again! another bus showed up eventually..and we finally got all of the bags and suitcases and the one without wheel, loaded..and got on board ourselves..finally! but the bus had so many other piers/docks to stop, we got further and further behind! we were about 3 hours behind schedule when we finally left Ft. Lauderdale. Our driver called to let his dispatcher know that he would not be able to complete our trip as he would run over the 10 hour maximum driving time -federal law. So, another driver was sent, but we had to stop and wait for him to show up. We ended up hitting rush hour traffic. It was after dark when we finally got back to our drop off, and then another 2 hour drive home! Kicked out of our cabin so early so rooms can be cleaned for the next passengers, it made a terribly long and exhausting day! but, bright and early, as directed, i called celebrity to make the report... and got put on hold. again. After more transfers, an agrnt took all of the details, and she had me send the pictures right away. i kept sending emails to confirm that she had recieved everything..latervin the day, she finally emailed back that yes she had. and we waited. Finally, almost a week later, she asked me who else i told about the suitcase that was destroyed..and about the bones in the food, and the falling debris on the verandah..etc. She then had the audacity to tell me that i should have asked somebody else at the terminal! There was nobody else, and no signs for direction either! Further, I didn't get killed by the pipe..it was just the coating! it still caused bruising and it hurt, and scared the heck out of me! NO, NO, NO...absolutely NO accountability!!! then she said that as a good will jesture, she was prepared to give me a $50 on board credit on a future cruise! so maybe next time they could kill me..or at least blind me with flying debris! HOW INSULTING! Thinking maybe higher ups didn't know of this shameful conduct, I wrote a detailed letter to c.e.o. Over 2 weeks later, same agent called/left a message that she had JUST received the pictures she already acknowledged she had received the month before. she said i should call her so we could discuss the matters. But, each time i called, and got put on hold..again..she was not available! She finally messaged that she had changed hours, and she would be in her office/available for the rest of the day..to 9 pm. But when i called just after 5, the young male that finally answered said she was not there! He even said that she was supposed to be there, schudiled to be there, but she wasn't!!! ENOUGH! Absolutely no accountability!!!! i did send a follow up letter to c.e.o. . just over a week later, i received a call from the executive office.. previous agent was no longer on the case. now told that the debris/material that fell on me was not the pipe itself, and there was a doctor for my tooth... So they would only do the $50 for destroying the suitcase! (not even anything for the clothes..to say nothing of the inconveniences!!!!) our first celebrity cruise was our last!!! to think we waited and dreamed all these years.. We finally got to retire, and everything was just ruined by celebrity. People who refused to do their jobs!! people who lied to us, and people who put our lives at risk! why we saw MEDICAL EXAMINER van at our pier! we did one..and done! Never, NEVerrrrr, NEVER again!!!!!!! PS; have to put one star to submit the review..but it should be ZERO! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Beautiful ship but not many activities for anyone under 70. My wife and I have been loyal Royal Caribbean cruisers for the past 10+ years and we had heard that Celebrity was even more luxurious so we thought that we'd give them a try. ... Read More
Beautiful ship but not many activities for anyone under 70. My wife and I have been loyal Royal Caribbean cruisers for the past 10+ years and we had heard that Celebrity was even more luxurious so we thought that we'd give them a try. However, based on what we observed and experienced over 12 days, Celebrity feels more like a seniors home on the water than a vibrant vegas style resort. The state rooms are quite similar, as are the dining rooms and specialty restaurants, however, that's where the similarities end. While RCI offers climbing walls, zip lines and flow riders, Celebrity counters with bean bag toss, water zumba, and bocce ball on the lawn. And the quality and variety of the evening entertainment is also vastly different with RCI offering high end broadway performances and after hours comedy clubs while Celebrity caters more towards Frankie Valli era sing-alongs. Bottom line, we won't sail with Celebrity again for at least another 15-20 years, but if you're already over 70, you'll love it. 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
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We wanted to see the islands in the southern Caribbean and we wanted to try a Celebrity cruise, since we'd heard and read that this was a great line. The crew members were great and the holiday decorations, especially the staircase, ... Read More
We wanted to see the islands in the southern Caribbean and we wanted to try a Celebrity cruise, since we'd heard and read that this was a great line. The crew members were great and the holiday decorations, especially the staircase, were fantastic. Plus, we had perfect cruise weather. This cruise was just average. We cruise because we like seeing new places, dining out every night and having live entertainment in the evening. We've been on about 12 cruises on several lines and last year's 10 night Princess cruise was far better than this one. The food was above average, in my opinion. But the main dining rooms were so crowded and noisy that we couldn't enjoy dining in them. We used the dining room on only 4 of 12 nights. We used the buffet every other night because at least we could have a conversation that way. But we didn't choose an upscale cruise because we wanted to eat in the cafeteria. Our cabin was okay. It had a balcony, but it had less storage than some oceanview cabins we've had on other lines, the mattress was uncomfortable, and so was the sofa. The bath towels were a disgrace - they actually hurt to use because they were so rough. We like room service for early coffee, especially with a veranda, but Celebrity's room service was awful. The coffee was cold and the pastries were stale; no plates, one napkin. We didn't bother trying it again. The theater entertainment was mixed. Several acts were very good, some were okay and one, the "impersonator", was offensive. The man made inappropriate comments about almost everyone except Donald Trump and he actually groped his own crotch at one point. By far the most tasteless "performance" I've ever seen; Celebrity should be ashamed to present someone like that. We'd have left but we were stuck in the middle of a row. We enjoyed the ports and and the the people living there. We'd planned to try specialty restaurants but didn't because, frankly, we felt pressured to spend from the moment we boarded and we got tired of that. We found the outdoor areas crowded even on port days and impossible on sea days (there were 4) and the inside areas were always very cold. We won't be going on another Celebrity cruise. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We have cruised with RCCL's brands lines many times and we have always enjoyed our time on their ships. This trip with Celebrity was no exception. Embarkation was quick and painless. We had an inside cabin which we found very ... Read More
We have cruised with RCCL's brands lines many times and we have always enjoyed our time on their ships. This trip with Celebrity was no exception. Embarkation was quick and painless. We had an inside cabin which we found very spacious, clean and comfortable. The ship itself shows a few signs of aging, but was clean and functional. Entertainment was cruise ship average, but the cruise director Sue did a great job! I have to point out that our main reason for cruising is the quality of food and service and we were not disappointed. We did use any time dining and for the first few days it was very difficult to get seated (they hand out pagers), but after day 3 it seamed to ease off. We also felt that the service -although still good when compared to other ships - has declined with staff having to take care of more tables than in the past. The food itself was top notch. The soups were hot and salads were crisp. Fantastic onion soup which we enjoyed every day. Great croissants too, some the largest we've ever seen 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
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
Just returned from a 9 day on Celebrity Silhouette, sailed 11/30/18. Can't believe the decline in service and overall experience from Celebrity. This must have been a training session or else they pulled all competent bartenders and ... Read More
Just returned from a 9 day on Celebrity Silhouette, sailed 11/30/18. Can't believe the decline in service and overall experience from Celebrity. This must have been a training session or else they pulled all competent bartenders and food service employees to the EDGE. Could not get a drink at pool deck at all, most bartenders clueless as to how to make a basic drink, no plates at Oceanview cafe as well as dismal service in this venue. My attempt to speak to "suits" got me nowhere. One of my favorite venues is Cafe Bacio, again almost always the order was wrong. If Celebrity is trying to push Edge at the expense of the other ships, they are making a big mistake, The bright spots on the trip were the entire staff of Blue, all were amazing, our cabin steward was great and we found a great bartender who was skilled and friendly! Our conversation with other guests told of nightmares in the main dining room, long waits and poor service. I became elite on this cruise but am seriously considering options after this cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We've been on many cruises over the last 45 years. Most of our recent cruises have been on Celebrity. We generally find Celebrity provides good service, good food and ports. We had already sailed on Silhouette a couple years ago in ... Read More
We've been on many cruises over the last 45 years. Most of our recent cruises have been on Celebrity. We generally find Celebrity provides good service, good food and ports. We had already sailed on Silhouette a couple years ago in Europe and loved everything! The food was phenomenal! Pros of this sailing (Inside Room) Excellent service from Room Steward. Always greeted us by name in the halls and kept our room clean and always supplied with soap, shampoo, etc. The shows were all excellent. The ship was beautifully appointed and always clean. We liked the ports A B C Islands & Grand Cayman There were interesting guest speakers. Cons The food in the main dining room was fantastic the first couple nights and then went completely downhill from there. Had salmon that was grey instead of pink and inedible. The same night, my husband had another type of fish and it was inedible too. While we know we could return it and get something else, the other selections were not appetizing at all. The poor selections went on for several nights. Steak was good on one night like filet mignon. After that, like shoe leather. We've had some great dining experiences on Celebrity, but this trip was like going to a mediocre diner. On sea days, there wasn't much to do if you weren't into sports or drinking! We were always being up sold. Asked constantly to go to Specialty Restaurants. Even waitress in dining room was offering special deals in Specialty dining rooms. Pushing beverage packages. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2018
Our first time on the Silhouette and it was excellent. We boarded at the newly redone terminal 25 which was beautiful and extremely easy to check in and wait to board. Boarding started at about 11:15 and went smoothly. We were in a ... Read More
Our first time on the Silhouette and it was excellent. We boarded at the newly redone terminal 25 which was beautiful and extremely easy to check in and wait to board. Boarding started at about 11:15 and went smoothly. We were in a concierge cabin and were in the second group to board. We were greeted with a glass of sparkling wine at the ships entry and ventured down to the Passport Bar to wait for lunch in the main dining room. The lunch was passable but not memorable by any means. After lunch our cabins were available and so off we went. Our cabin was 1095 and was very comfortable especially the bath. There is plenty of storage and the shower was excellent with the glass doors. A big difference over the Constellation with its shower curtain and limited storage. The Balcony was fine and had a small table and two chairs with foot stools. We had a four night dining package and made reservations for different evenings in Murano. This is a French inspired restaurant which cannot be beaten, just plain fantastic in both food and service and well worth the additional cost. We only dinned in the MDR once and it was Ok. The entertainment on board was Ok but the theater production of "Pearl" was in our opinion Poor at best. The next evening John Bressler performed and was Great. He is such a great piano player and his "Schtick" added to the music. We were at the first performance and stayed for the second, missing dinner. What a great show ! we stopped at Grand Cayman but stayed on the ship as we have been here many times. Aruba was the next stop and we enjoyed the day walking through town. As we were in port until 12:00AM I made reservations at a restaurant to watch the sunset. The name of the restaurant was "West Deck" and provided a beautiful ocean view and some Super food. A truly memorable evening. Te next day in Curacao we walk around the town and it was raining so we headed back to the ship. Bonaire was next and we had rented a Golf Cart to tour the island. It was raining pretty hard for the first part of our ride but clear up a bit. We visited the "Donkey Sanctuary" which was great as they have over 700 donkeys they have rescued from the island that were wild. After departed Donkey paradise the rains returned so we turned the golf cart in and returned to the ship. Debarkation was smooth with no problems at all. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
I chose this cruise because it is offered by Celebrity and the itinerary included places I wanted to visit -- the ABC islands of the Netherlands Antilles. I live in Florida and it was a fairly easy drive of 3-1/2 hours to get to the ... Read More
I chose this cruise because it is offered by Celebrity and the itinerary included places I wanted to visit -- the ABC islands of the Netherlands Antilles. I live in Florida and it was a fairly easy drive of 3-1/2 hours to get to the port. The only issues we had were on embarkation day. The boarding documents we had printed from the Celebrity website did not indicate that we were in Concierge Class and so we were directed to the wrong queue where we had to spend extra time snaking. Then the woman checking us in couldn't find our cards and had to print new ones, causing another delay. Once we had our cards and got to the entry, the computer showed that we had disembarked and were trying for reentry, so we were sent to another queue. Then when the cabins were ready, our cards did not open the door and we had to go get in line for new cards. As Concierge Class we were supposed to get our pillow choice. We kept getting the pillows we didn't want and had to repeat our request for our pillow choice. Our cabin attendant told us she could not remove the pillows we did not want, so they were always in the way. On disembark day, we went out for breakfast and came back to our soaps and towels removed, which we still needed. Are we supposed to open new ones then? Other than those hiccups we had smooth sailing. The ship is beautiful. I love the orchids in the ladies rooms. I love using cloth towels rather than throw away paper towels. I love looking at the various artworks, especially on the stairway landings The Silhouette Theater is beautiful. Our dinner crew with Joseph was fantastic. The food in the main dining room as well as the buffet offerings was very good. We were seated (fixed time early) with some extremely nice people and enjoyed all our dinners with our new friends. Most of the serving crew went about their jobs happily and efficiently. We so much appreciate them. We enjoyed all of the shows we attended very much (we missed the juggler and the magician). I attended only one of the Enrichment Activities and was not keen to attend any more. I had loved those on my Alaska trip on the Solstice. I only went to the gym a couple of times to heft a weight. I thought our Cruise Director was fantastic. Sue Denning is a comedian in her own right and does a great job of introducing events and of rallying cruisers without being overbearing or obnoxious. I was impressed by her fantastic outfits that always included high heels, including when she led a one mile fast walk on the deck 14 track for the charity World Wildlife. We did not do any of the Celebrity Excursions. Our cabin was 1102 on Deck 10 Starboard. If you want to see the the ports, be on the port side. We never had any cabin issues. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
The food in the Main Dining Room was very good!! The food in the three speciality restaurants we ate in was exceptional (Tuscan Grill, Murano's, The Lawn Club)!! The Mast (hamburgers & hot dogs) was good, but how does a ship ... Read More
The food in the Main Dining Room was very good!! The food in the three speciality restaurants we ate in was exceptional (Tuscan Grill, Murano's, The Lawn Club)!! The Mast (hamburgers & hot dogs) was good, but how does a ship that carries a lot of Americans not have relish for the hot dogs? Unbelievable. The buffet we ate in for breakfast and lunch. If you like your scrambled eggs very, very watery, you will love them!! Otherwise, stand in the omelette line and order them fresh cooked. BTW, the omelette line was the only one that seemed organized: one person took orders, two cooked them so the wait was short. There were many items (bacon, French toast, etc.) that had empty trays; there was no food in them, OR they had only a few pieces of undercooked bacon or a pancake. I'm sure they eventually filled them up, but why did they get empty in the first place? One would think that if you have bread and rolls, you would have butter and jelly. On the Silhouette, one would be in wrong. Yes, they have them, but you have to walk all lover looking for them. We are used to Princess, where they bring you silverware, water, and coffee. Not so for the Silhouette; you have to get your own. They did have a cart every now and then for refills, but they were few and far between. Friday was a sea day, and we went to get lunch, but there were no plates, none, zero, zilch! I walked all over and every plate holder was empty!! They have a variety of bars on the ship, but I am at a loss as to why each bar does not have the same items. Asked for a Kendall Jackson Chardonnay; they didn't have at that bar, but they would go get one. Same with Hennessey and Courvoisier. Peanuts...some bars had them, others had to go get them for us. Speaking of the bars, they generally did not have enough servers or bartenders. Most of the time I would have to go to the bar as ask for a server; waits of 5-10 minutes after we ordered were also the norm. Ordered Room Service twice. The first time was fine, the second time we got small pots of coffee (asked for large), and three orange juice, which did not order. For me, the bed was like a rock...very hard and hard to sleep. My wife slept okay, but said it was also very hard. Have a sofa bed, not a sofa, so forget about curling up and reading as there are no arms, and the back is straight. Had 4 pieces of luggage. Eventually went to room and one bag was there. Around 5 or so, two others showed up. One never showed up. I went down and they told me I had a prohibited item in it (an extension cord, which they had taken out). So, if they took it out, why didn't they send the bag up? They have two shows, 7 & 9. We ate at 8 or so. No shows after 9, just karaoke and a few participant games. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
It took over two decades to get my husband on a cruise ship. He had a bad experience on Disney's Big Red Boat about 25 years ago, and he swore he would never step on a cruise ship again! It took a lot of convincing and the promise ... Read More
It took over two decades to get my husband on a cruise ship. He had a bad experience on Disney's Big Red Boat about 25 years ago, and he swore he would never step on a cruise ship again! It took a lot of convincing and the promise of good scuba diving on the ABC islands, before he finally agreed. Coming home, he said the cruise exceeded his expectations and that he is now a "cruise ship convert". Celebrity certainly made it so easy for our family (six adults), from the seamless and quick check-in and embarkation process, to the outstanding service from all the staff, and the caring and followup when my husband had an accident on one of the Celebrity shore excursions. Food and Beverage: we bought the 3 dinner Specialty Dining package: (1) Murano was outstanding, both in food and service. The only hiccup was the extremely dry and hard duck confit drumstick, which I brought to the chef's attention when he came around asking about our meal. (2) Qsine's menu was simple, but the food was well executed. Show was cute, but when dining, we want the focus be on the food. I was disappointed that the previous tapas menu had been changed to this new dining "experience". The "show" was not new to us, as we had seen something similar at the Museum of Wine in Bordeaux just a few months earlier (3) we were really disappointed with Tuscan Grille after reading previous posts on this forum. The appetizers sounded good when reading the menu, but were not well executed. The carpaccio was fine (but it's raw), but the calamari was overcooked, crab cake was OK, burrata was OK, etc. The restaurant reminded us of a (very good) Mexican all inclusive restaurant; however, with very good red meat. Two of our party had fish which was overcooked. We also participated in the Chef's Table, which was a fun experience as we met some other people. Our party of eleven got louder and louder as the evening progressed, well lubricated by all the wine that was being poured. The meal was very good: the amuse bouche was a bit strange; I didn't like the pairing of minced escargot with lobster, the white onion soup puree was excellent, and all the other courses were very good to excellent. I had to send my halibut back as it was overcooked. After that meal, we finally clued in that we had to instruct our waiter to tell the cook(s) not to overcook the fish. We think that they may be cooking for a crowd that prefer their fish well done (and hard!) We all had the premium alcohol package which made ordering drinks simple; however, after day 5, I only drank one or two cocktails as it was all too much for me. The Oceanview Cafe was fine for breakfast and lunch; their stews/braises were the highlights. They cut corners a bit by serving the same basic fruit every day, with the exception of the last day. Some of the pastries were not well-executed, for example the croquembouche looked impressive, but was not made with choux pastry. The main dining room was very good. In fact, it was outstanding the first 2 nights (the rack of lamb was one of the best we've had), but we found the menu offerings became simpler and simpler as the days progressed, with the exception of the last Evening Chic night where they served lobster and Beef Wellington. We had 3 balcony staterooms on Level 8. The beds were very comfortable and the staterooms were kept clean by our amazing room attendant, Rama. We were surprised at how much room there was. We brought an over-the-door clear shoe organizer which went a long way in keeping clutter off the countertops and made things very easy to find (thank you to previous posts!) My kids thought I was crazy, but were grateful for the magnets I brought so they could post their daily sheets. I also went to a dollar store and bought a package of 3 wrist bungees for $1.25 CDN, which we found very handy to clip on the SeaPasses. They were 3 different colours, so it was easy to keep track of whose card it was. I also brought some lanyards from home, for those who wanted it around their necks. We went to most of the evening shows which were decidedly better that what Mexican all-inclusive offered. Our cruise director, Sue, was a hoot! I don't know where she gets all her energy from, especially walking around in high heels all day! The house bands were good, although we rarely had time to enjoy them. Silent Disco and Karaoke were fun! Kudos to the staff on the Celebrity Silhouette for their warm welcome and outstanding service! 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 4.5
Dining 5.0 4.2
Entertainment 4.0 3.8
Public Rooms 5.0 4.6
Fitness Recreation 5.0 4.1
Family 4.0 4.1
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.6
Enrichment 4.5 3.7
Service 5.0 4.5
Value For Money 4.0 4.0
Rates 4.0 4.2

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