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siloutte british isles

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Celebrity Silhouette | Sail Date: Jul 15, 2015

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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Celebrity is the Best!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Celebrity Silhouette | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2015

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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Great Experience on the Silhouette

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Celebrity Silhouette | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2015

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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MID JUNE, 2015 BALTIC CRUISE

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Celebrity Silhouette | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2015

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

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Celebrity Silhouette | Sail Date: Jun 09, 2015

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

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Celebrity Silhouette | Sail Date: Jun 09, 2015

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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great itinerary, poor health

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Celebrity Silhouette | Sail Date: May 28, 2015

The cruise had a wonderful itinerary.  Other than the 1 day in Fredericia Denmark which was not quite ready for cruise ship traffic, there was an appropriate amount of time in each port.  The Waramunde Germany port as a gateway to Berlin is a bit too far - spending 12 hours in a bus to get to see Berlin really doesn't make sense.

The major issue we had on the trip was the sanitation aspect.  About 30% of the people were from China. Most of them do not have the proper habits for being in a confined area.  People sneezed and coughed without covering their mouths - sometimes right over the food.  Most did not wash properly after using the toilets.  3 of the 4 people in our group came back sick and are on anti-biotics.  If a lot of the people are from around the world, I would suggest that a drill on hygiene is more important than one on life-saving.  

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Baltic Cruise on Celebrity Sihouette

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Celebrity Silhouette | Sail Date: May 28, 2015

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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Had a wonderful time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Celebrity Silhouette | Sail Date: May 28, 2015

My wife convinced me to go to this cruise although I personally thought it would be too long with too many stops. But I have to admit, among all the more than 10 cruises that I taken in my life, this was by far the most memorable and enjoyable. All stops except Helsinki were quite interesting and better than I expected. Saint Petersburg and Copenhagen were the most fun and luckily we had two night stops there but we even wished we had more time in both cities.

If you have the ability to be away for two weeks, definitely consider this trip.

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Pretty Good

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Celebrity Silhouette | Sail Date: May 16, 2015

Nice ports, some walkable (but not too much information ahead of time about really how far things are) distance from the ship. I felt like the excursions were more expensive than other places. Cruise age was averaging around 60+/- for attendees. The band was great, very talented and able to have a much of different styles. I'd recommend getting your own visa for Russia so you can explore more- we had to be back at the ship by 5:30. 

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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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15 Night Mediterranean Passage (Rome To Ft. Lauderdale)

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14 Night British Isles (Amsterdam Roundtrip)

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