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We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We had traveled on Celebrity before (Millennium/Alaska) and were very happy so had no reservations cruising with Celebrity again. There were 7 couples traveling more-or-less together, ages 58-78. We started our trip ahead of time with the City Stay package in Rome and were very happy with the hotel (Grand Hotel Palace) and the excursions. Transfer airport to hotel was not ideal, it was confusing finding the Celebrity rep. then we had to schlep our luggage ourselves out of the terminal, across to the parking garage in to the waiting van which was not an ideal situation after 12 hours of traveling. Most of us booked concierge class cabins and were very happy with the accommodations. The rooms were spacious (in cruise ship terms) with plenty of storage space. Not sure if the benefits provided for the class were worth it though, the daily "canapes" provided weren't very good, robes provided were very heavy... next time I would just book an equivalent balcony cabin and save some money. Dining was very good, typical cruise cuisine. We only ate in one of the specialty restaurants (Murano) which was outstanding though others in our party ate in the Tuscan Grill (reported very good) and Q-Sine (not very good). We only attended 2 shows which were very good (4 Tenors of Rock and Beatles tribute band), the others' in the group said the rest of the shows were hit-or-miss. Service in all areas was very good and the ship itself was very well kept. Some of the ports visited were not for the faint-of-heart, very strenuous with a lot of hills/stairs and very crowded (I will review the ports under the "port review" section). We did not book any excursions offered (other than those included in the City Stay in Rome) but did things on our own in each port and found it very easy to use public transportation/trains. One of the couples did an excursion to Florence though, and were happy with the way it went. All in all, we visited the places we've dreamed about for years and are glad we did it in this manner, we were generally happy with Celebrity.

Great way to see beautiful Mediterranean

Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by pbrn55

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2016
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Class
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We had traveled on Celebrity before (Millennium/Alaska) and were very happy so had no reservations cruising with Celebrity again. There were 7 couples traveling more-or-less together, ages 58-78. We started our trip ahead of time with the City Stay package in Rome and were very happy with the hotel (Grand Hotel Palace) and the excursions. Transfer airport to hotel was not ideal, it was confusing finding the Celebrity rep. then we had to schlep our luggage ourselves out of the terminal, across to the parking garage in to the waiting van which was not an ideal situation after 12 hours of traveling. Most of us booked concierge class cabins and were very happy with the accommodations. The rooms were spacious (in cruise ship terms) with plenty of storage space. Not sure if the benefits provided for the class were worth it though, the daily "canapes" provided weren't very good, robes provided were very heavy... next time I would just book an equivalent balcony cabin and save some money. Dining was very good, typical cruise cuisine. We only ate in one of the specialty restaurants (Murano) which was outstanding though others in our party ate in the Tuscan Grill (reported very good) and Q-Sine (not very good). We only attended 2 shows which were very good (4 Tenors of Rock and Beatles tribute band), the others' in the group said the rest of the shows were hit-or-miss. Service in all areas was very good and the ship itself was very well kept. Some of the ports visited were not for the faint-of-heart, very strenuous with a lot of hills/stairs and very crowded (I will review the ports under the "port review" section). We did not book any excursions offered (other than those included in the City Stay in Rome) but did things on our own in each port and found it very easy to use public transportation/trains. One of the couples did an excursion to Florence though, and were happy with the way it went. All in all, we visited the places we've dreamed about for years and are glad we did it in this manner, we were generally happy with Celebrity.
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Cabin Review

Concierge Class
Cabin C2 1091
Spacious and clean. Bring your own bathrobe, the ones provided are very heavy. Our cabin attendant "Kate" was delightful.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • City Tour
    Celebrity's City Stay included a walking/riding city tour which included all of the major highlights and also included a St. Peters Basilica tour. There was a lot of walking on both tours but the guides were excellent and made provisions for those having a rough time keeping up. The lunch/dinner provided with the tours were very good as well. We did our own Vatican museum/Sistine chapel tour through a private company. It was hot the week we were there (the week of 9/12/16) and all sights were VERY crowded. Rome isn't a very clean city and I can't believe in the 4 days we were there we didn't witness someone being critically injured riding a Vespa-type scooter (thank goodness), it was craziness!
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  • Private Tour
    Bad headsets.
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  • Sistine Chapel
    Not as big as I'd imagine and very crowded. Hard to hear/understand the tour guide as the head pieces kept going in and out.
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  • St. Peter's Basilica
    Very beautiful but again, very crowded.
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  • Vatican Museums
    Hard to hear our guide but the museums are massive and impressive. They were very crowded the day we were there, I think it would be better to do on own and not feel rushed.
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