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Over the years we have been on quite a few cruises. We have done the following as far as I recall. (Royal Caribbean) Vision of the seas, Jewel of the seas. Independence of the seas. Adventure of the seas. (Princess cruises) Grand Princess. (P&O) Britannia 4 times, Azura. (Cunard) Queen Elizabeth 2 times. This time we thought we would try Celebrity Silhouette to see what it was like. A 3 night cruise to Amsterdam. How did it compare to the other ships we have been on? First of all the negative points. The cost of drinks are very expensive! The most expensive I have encountered on all the cruises I have been on! For example a small bottle of Corona Beer 330ml $8.50 and small bottle of cider same size $10.00 that's £13.69 at exchange rate of $1.26 cents to £1.00. In Tesco a few weeks ago 12 bottles of Corona beers same size was £8.00 that's $10.08 just 83 pence a bottle and they are still making a profit! The price in a pub for one bottle is £3.50 or $4.37. Wine in the dining room wine was sold by the glass and was around $10 to $11 but there was no mention of how much the glass contained ? 175ml ? 200ml ? Very strange. So you don't know how much you get for your money? But say you get 4 glasses of wine from one bottle it works out minimum $40 a bottle. Drinking seemed to a big part of the cruise for most guests and I can only imagine that they had a drinks package, which is not cheap, and they were trying to get their money's worth out of it.? The main dining room. It was ok but lacked the grandeur of other ships that we have been on and the dining chairs are not dining chairs in my opinion! The food again was ok but could do better! The self service restaurant on deck 14 pretty much the same as other ships. Food that should be hot is not hot enough! On this ship the British style bacon served at breakfast was pretty dire! Not sure how it was cooked but it was pale and no taste to speak of. However the coffee was pretty good and about the best I have tried on ships! This seemed to be a very noisy ship! It maybe because it was a 3 night cruise over a bank holiday weekend very noisy guests having a good time! A few hen parties and even a wedding party! So pretty hard to find a quiet area to sit unless you sat in the library ! I don't think it is a good idea to allow a large party of people to book a cruise. It is not fair on the other guests. If you like a quieter ship the Queen Elizabeth would be a 10 out of 10 and Celebrity 2 out of 10 . Britannia would be around a 6 out of 10. Entertainment in the main theatre was very good 9/10. We had inside cabin deck 7 and it was a good size! Good size bathroom as well. We got the feeling that this ship was very much for American guests and not for the British. Celebrity say that our safety is their top priority but I would say squeezing as much money out of their guests comes a very close second place. Constant bombardment to buy drinks from the bar, buy special dining packages etc. and what a waste of space the Casino and slot machines take up! So would I book with Celebrity again? May be? It's hard to judge over 3 nights. But I think the ship is better suited for the younger guest. I also think Celebrity think they are better than they actually are! If you want grandeur and opulence go for Cunard! Something in the middle of that, go for P&O ! My score for this ship 6/10.

Very noisy cruise

Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by Cruisers555

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2019
  • Destination: Europe
Over the years we have been on quite a few cruises. We have done the following as far as I recall.

(Royal Caribbean) Vision of the seas, Jewel of the seas. Independence of the seas. Adventure of the seas.

(Princess cruises) Grand Princess. (P&O) Britannia 4 times, Azura. (Cunard) Queen Elizabeth 2 times.

This time we thought we would try Celebrity Silhouette to see what it was like. A 3 night cruise to Amsterdam. How did it compare to the other ships we have been on?

First of all the negative points.

The cost of drinks are very expensive! The most expensive I have encountered on all the cruises I have been on!

For example a small bottle of Corona Beer 330ml $8.50 and small bottle of cider same size $10.00 that's £13.69 at exchange rate of $1.26 cents to £1.00.

In Tesco a few weeks ago 12 bottles of Corona beers same size was £8.00 that's $10.08 just 83 pence a bottle and they are still making a profit! The price in a pub for one bottle is £3.50 or $4.37.

Wine in the dining room wine was sold by the glass and was around $10 to $11 but there was no mention of how much the glass contained ? 175ml ? 200ml ? Very strange. So you don't know how much you get for your money? But say you get 4 glasses of wine from one bottle it works out minimum $40 a bottle.

Drinking seemed to a big part of the cruise for most guests and I can only imagine that they had a drinks package, which is not cheap, and they were trying to get their money's worth out of it.?

The main dining room. It was ok but lacked the grandeur of other ships that we have been on and the dining chairs are not dining chairs in my opinion! The food again was ok but could do better!

The self service restaurant on deck 14 pretty much the same as other ships. Food that should be hot is not hot enough!

On this ship the British style bacon served at breakfast was pretty dire! Not sure how it was cooked but it was pale and no taste to speak of. However the coffee was pretty good and about the best I have tried on ships!

This seemed to be a very noisy ship! It maybe because it was a 3 night cruise over a bank holiday weekend very noisy guests having a good time! A few hen parties and even a wedding party! So pretty hard to find a quiet area to sit unless you sat in the library ! I don't think it is a good idea to allow a large party of people to book a cruise. It is not fair on the other guests. If you like a quieter ship the Queen Elizabeth would be a 10 out of 10 and Celebrity 2 out of 10 .

Britannia would be around a 6 out of 10.

Entertainment in the main theatre was very good 9/10.

We had inside cabin deck 7 and it was a good size! Good size bathroom as well.

We got the feeling that this ship was very much for American guests and not for the British. Celebrity say that our safety is their top priority but I would say squeezing as much money out of their guests comes a very close second place. Constant bombardment to buy drinks from the bar, buy special dining packages etc. and what a waste of space the Casino and slot machines take up!

So would I book with Celebrity again? May be? It's hard to judge over 3 nights. But I think the ship is better suited for the younger guest. I also think Celebrity think they are better than they actually are!

If you want grandeur and opulence go for Cunard!

Something in the middle of that, go for P&O !

My score for this ship 6/10.
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