Verified Review | Ship: Celebrity Silhouette | Sail Date: May 05, 2014
Beautiful ports and overall had a great time. Was dissapointed, though, because we were to believe that Celebrity was a cut above an average cruise but found it no better than Royal or Princess. In completing online docs we mentioned we were celebrating our 45th anniversary. We dined every night in the dining room with great food and I reminded them it was our anniversary. Then had to remind them again on the last night. They brought us a small cake with no "Happy Anniverary", then took it away and cut pieces for each and served them. With other cruiselines they left the whole cake to share with others and had "Happy Anniversary."
Not enough port time in Malta and the port in Venice left it hard to get into town and especially when we disembarked with our luggage. However, the views coming into Venice were beautiful! The veranda balcony room was really nice, largest bathroom we've had so far and our guy, Victor was wonderful. The martini bar was a hit. But they need to fully explain the rules of the Classic Beverage Package. We were under the impression that if we exceeded our $8 limited drinks we would just pay the difference. No, ordered a $9 drink and had to pay for the whole thing! Kuri & Taruq, our waiters in the dining room were wonderful and Kuri gave us tips for our next day in port. Was unhappy that Celebrity offered excursions on the ship that were not listed online when we booked. As it was we booked most of ours through other agencies. Would've love to have taken the boat cruise along the Amalfi coast and was unhappy with the outside one we did book with in Naples. We did have a wonderful time and made some great friends and will cruise Celebrity again if they offer the right ittinerary and/or price.