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Celebrity Silhouette

Celebrity Silhouette is a large ship, carrying 2850 passengers and 1246 crew, and sails from Amsterdam, Netherlands and Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.

Price: $$     Size: L     Built: Jul 2011    

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What people said about this ship:

"The food in the dining room was out of this world." in 34 reviews.

"Food was ok. We did n't do any specialty restaurants, too expensive." in 3 reviews.

"...one best food than you can imagine, i purchased the aqua class , well worth it, breakfast in bed, five star dinning,..." in 12 reviews.




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British Isles Cruise on Celebrity Silhouette August 8

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We were expecting more from Celebrity then what we got.  Thought it would be more "upscale" but  our experience was no better or worse than any other cruise we've taken.  Overall very average.  The ship itself was amazing but staff, food, casino, etc.  was very average.  Shore excursions were ridiculously expensive so we didn't participate in them.  It was also very chaotic when we had to use tenders to go ashore.   

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Great ship, wonderful crew

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This was my first Celebrity Cruise (though I am Diamond with Royal Caribbean) and have to admit that I am a convert. The ship is the perfect size, not too big, not too small. There is lots to do and it is a great ship for doing nothing at all.

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Great Cruising Experience

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The ports we visited were all very interesting but the best part of the trip was the time on the ship.  The crew members were all very congenial and happy to make our days fun.  We had a suite and it was definitely worth the extra money.  Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland were my favorite ports along with our 3 days prior in Amsterdam.

Still waiting on refund from an alcove rental that had to be cancelled due to change in itinerary.

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We enjoyed this cruise but had several experiences that we felt shouldn't have happened.  The embarkation process was deplorable.  I have never seen such chaos and it took over 2 1/2 hours to get on the ship because there were not enough british immigration people to handle the 3000 guests.  Due to weather our trip to edinburg was delayed which we all understood but we were left out in the bay with very little activity and poor communication from the captain as to what the situation was.  Our last day at sea was also cut very short because the captain said there was stormy wether around amsterdam and he had to get the ship in through the locks.  Everything was shut down about 12;30 in the afternoon and we lost our last day of our cruise  When this happened the crew proceeded to start preparations for the next group of passengers and we all felt we were being pushed out the door with no where to go!  Transport to the airport was good but the luggage was in a pick up at one end of the airport and our flight was all the way at the other end of a very large airport that was quite confusing.  All in all, we had a good vacation and got to be at st andrews for the british open but felt disappointed with celebrity for what is claimed to be a luxury cruise

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Great Experience on the Silhouette

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This was an awesome cruise.  The Celebrity staff is one of the most hard working that I have seen.  They are always ready to do their best to make sure you have a fantastic experience onboard.  The extra touch they offer when returning from an excursion really made our day.  I just love the hot chocolate they give you as you are waiting to board the ship after a fun filled day.  The dining room staff was great. Pero was our waiter and did a great job to make our dinner an "experience".  Randy our bar waiter kept our drinks flowing and Armand also provided us with great service.

Customer relations was always available to help.  The cabin stewards did a wonderful job keeping our cabin in great shape.  I have cruised on several cruise lines and the staff on Celebrity really takes it up a notch to provide great service.  The staff work long hours.  I am an early riser and see them working in the morning and then after leaving the bar in the evening they are still working but always with a smile on their face and a friendly word.

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Celebrity is the Best!

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Hands Down Celebrity is the Best Cruise Line!  Wonderful Staff, Great Entertainment and the Meals, Extraordinary.  The travel Itinerary was expertly planned!  Enjoyed every minute, already planning our next cruise!  Happy

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MID JUNE, 2015 BALTIC CRUISE

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SHIP, ROOM, STAFF, FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT WERE ALL EXCELLENT. SHIP'S INTERNET LEAVES MUCH TO BE DESIRED. IT'S SLOW AND COSTLY. WE BOOKED SHORE EXCURSIONS ONLINE PRIOR TO CRUISE AND SAVED OVER ONBOARD BOOKINGS. ALL EXCURSIONS WERE EXCELLENT WITH FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS: BERLIN PHOTO STOPS WERE TOO RUSHED (POSSIBLY DUE TO LONG DRIVE TIME) AND ITS SPREE RIVER TOUR WAS A WASTE OF TIME. COPENHAGEN'S DRAGOR VILLAGE TOUR'S TRADITIONAL DANISH LUNCH OF PICKLED HERRING, RAW SALMON AND LIVER PATE WAS MOSTLY LEFT UNEATEN BY EVERYONE ON OUR BUS. ALL OTHER TOURS WERE OUTSTANDING.

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Disappointment on Celebrity Silhouette

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This was my third cruise on Celebrity, and a very disappointing one.  It definitely wasn't worth the money.  The shore excursions--especially the ones involved using tenders--seemed incredibly disorganized.  Even if it was nowhere near the time of the shore excursion, we were urged over and over again to leave the ship via tender because there was "no waiting."  Once we'd get to the dock of the port we were visiting, the tour buses were not waiting for us because we were usually 1-1/2 hours early.  There was nowhere to sit and it was terribly cold and windy.  This seems like a rookie mistake that shouldn't have happened.  I would have much rather waited comfortably in my cabin.  The last straw was departure day from Amsterdam on June 21.  We had to wait on the bus to the airport for about 45 minutes because the luggage hadn't been loaded on the trucks.  Once we left the departure area, we still beat the trucks to the airport.  There was ONE person from Celebrity to try and help over 3,000 unhappy customers.  It was raining and the luggage was just dumped in front of the airport.  People were furious.  I upgraded to Concierge class on this trip.  I don't feel that the extra money was worth it because I still had to wait in lines, albeit not as much as I would have with regular passage.  I heard some other passengers complaining about Concierge class and how they'd gone to guest services to air their grievances.  They were told that management "knew" something was wrong with Concierge class, yet no one seemed to be willing to do anything about it.  Also, at the last minute, we were told that we couldn't go into Wales.  Since I booked this trip many, many months ago I feel that this shouldn't have happened.  The itinerary had been set far enough in advance to avoid something like this.  I definitely feel that I paid too much for this cruise and got relatively little in return.  I don't know if I will ever book a trip on Celebrity again and I doubt that Celebrity will get a lot of repeat business from this trip.

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fun in British isles

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People were sick on our cruise everywhere and Celebrity  didn't  have a medical staff that gave a dam!  it was impossible to get aspirin from the doctor without registering for an appt. and there was no one to let you know what was going around.  Celebrity still let people serve themselves at the buffet while Holland America would have served people to prevent more infestation.  The air system must have been old or not kept up to have spread this flu and respiratory infection so fast through the ship the crew was sick as well! Staff didn't have loading or unloading boat organized due to tides and  made everyone wait to disembarke physical disabled when they could have assisted them on another unloading point. Staff other than medical was wonderful  no real organized activities things were always delayed.

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Baltic Cruise on Celebrity Sihouette

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We enjoyed the cruise primarily because we wanted to visit so many Baltic cities.  All were wonderful but St. Petersburg was fabulous.  You cannot adequately describe how magnificent the palaces and cathedrals are.  The guides on all our trips were excellent.  They spoke very good English and were full of interesting information.

The staff on the ship were very friendly and anxious to accommodate any needs.  We ate in the Aqua Class restaurant and the food was very good, varied, and well prepared.

We did not see all the shows but those we did were excellent.

We are not big cruising people but if you like cruising on a big ship, then I would recommend the Silhouette.  It was a very good experience. We really have no negative comments.

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mirard
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If you enjoy your drinks, upgrade to Premium Package, you won't regret it. Research all ports and plan ahead. This saves time, and you can be on your way instead of trying to decide once you have disembarked.

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Get the drink package you will use it. For the ports get out of the cruise shopping areas and see the islands. For PR see old city, For St Martin see the whole island, for St Thomas (SEE ST JOHN). If you bring kids they have plenty to do too so you can enjoy your cruise.

Drink package is great and a must even if it is only soda and bottled water. Remember even the bottled water will cost you! Do the excursions and see the Islands, it is well worth it.

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