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45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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What people said about this ship:

"Did not do any shore excusrsions, spent that allotted money at the specialty restaurants." in 2 reviews.

"We really enjoyed the breakfast buffet served in the dining room during the week - amazing." in 19 reviews.

"...one best food than you can imagine, i purchased the aqua class , well worth it, breakfast in bed, five star dinning,..." in 7 reviews.



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Trip of a lifetime!

Ship: Celebrity Silhouette | Sail Date: Jul 27, 2014

This was a gift from my wife to me for our anniversary. First, about the ship; beautiful , way beyond our expectations. Many little hideaways and small quaint areas to feel like you are alone. The specialty restaurants were fantastic and priced reasonably. The main dining room had different menu items every night unlike other cruise lines. With so many dining choices, we only made it there once. The grand buffet was great! So many items to choose from. They even had lobster! Enough about the food, let's talk about the ports of call. I highly recommend booking an excursion for every port that is tendered (at least). if you don't, then it could be 2 hours before you get off the ship and rush your time while at  port . All of the ports were well worth the time off the ship, if you can and you haven't been to Venice before, plan on staying a couple of days and just walk, its the most beautiful city in the world. Cant wait until next year to explore more of Italy and France.

     

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FABULOUS CRUISE!!!!

Ship: Celebrity Silhouette | Sail Date: Jul 27, 2014

We traveled on the Silhouette from July 27 to Aug 3.  We were in Awe from the moment we stepped on board, from the Mimosa's  being handed out, to the courteous staff who went out of their way every moment they saw you! The meals were 5 star whether it was the buffet or Fine dining.  We were Concierge class & the staff went above & beyond, delivering appetizers daily, as well as a bottle of champagne upon arrival.  Eden was Awesome & Metidij was also very helpful, always cleaning, polite & friendly.  The rooms were  spacious & very clean!  The entertainment was Fabulous!! The Captain was very entertaining!!!!! (also Cruise Director Damian) The waiters, Chefs & staff in the dining rooms were very professional & they always had a smile  We will definitely be cruising again with Celebrity!!!!

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Celebrity Silhouette ~ August 2014

Ship: Celebrity Silhouette | Sail Date: Aug 17, 2014

Celebrity Silhouette 8/17/2014 ~ 7-night Greece and Turkey (Eastern Med) with 2 nights pre-cruise in Venice, Italy

 

We arrived in Venice mid-morning on 8/15 and proceeded to the water taxi counter in the airport where our name was posted as our hotel had pre-arranged the transfer with Venezia Taxi service.  They were friendly and we were able to pay with credit card for the 120€ trip.  The water taxi pier/station is reached via a fairly easy 10 minute walk from the terminal (easy if your luggage is manageable anyway).  The walkway is mostly covered but in bad weather it could be cumbersome.  A beautiful wooden boat was our means of transport across the lagoon and into the canals including the Grand Canal directly to our hotel located on one of the smaller canals.  This was the perfect welcome to Venice!  Absolutely worth the money.  The ride was about 40 minutes and the sights were amazing – it was like getting a sightseeing tour as well!

 

Upon arrival at our hotel Locanda Orseolo we entered through an opening from the canal into the sitting room of the hotel – talk about making an entrance!  Our luggage was handed up to Igor, one of the hotel team members who was always “at your service”, so we didn’t have to lift a finger!  The hotel is a charming, boutique, family-owned property.  The team introduced themselves and graciously welcomed us to their hotel.  This was just the start of the amazing personal service we were treated to our entire stay!  From always being greeted by name, given advice about concerts, selecting wines for us to enjoy in the afternoon, to serving a delicious buffet and made to order eggs and crepes at the included daily breakfast!

 

Since our room wasn’t ready yet we checked in and left our luggage with the desk before we ventured out to explore the alleys and canals of Venice.  Igor provided us a map and gave us a few tips about how to get around and we were off!

 

Our hotel was tucked in a private courtyard behind an iron gate just a few short blocks from the famous St. Mark’s Square.  The location was perfect!!  We wandered the alleys and bridges and were amazed at the architecture and beauty of Venice.  After a couple of hours we found a great little wine-bar, Vineria all’Amarone for cichetti (small bite appetizers) and wine, of course!

 

After lunch we headed back to the hotel and our room was ready with our bags waiting inside.  One unique thing is that they use REAL keys at the hotel, and you leave it at the desk when you go out.  The room was decorated in old-style Italian with red and gold drapes and had a king size bed, an old-fashioned desk and chair, a small closet with a safe.  Modern amenities included a flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker and fully stocked mini-bar fridge.  The bathroom was large and modern with a bathtub with shower, toilet, bidet and even a towel warmer.   Plush bathrobes and slippers were available for our use as well!

 

After unpacking, we went back out to explore some more.  We couldn’t get enough of this unique and fascinating city.

 

Saturday morning, we were scheduled for a tour of Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica with Walks of Italy.  We had pre-arranged the tour directly with them before leaving home.  Our guide Mosé was friendly and knowledgeable and had a true passion for the history of Venice!  Our tour included the famous Bridge of Sighs and even a perfectly timed visit to the terrace of the basilica to see the clock tower movements at noon where the figures are striking the bell.  We are so thankful we booked this tour as we would never have appreciated these sites or Venice as much!

 

We elected to attend a Vivaldi concert performed by Interpreti Veneziani at Chiesa SanVidal, a former church turned concert hall that was about a 15 minute walk from the hotel.  Igor suggested getting there about 8:30pm for the 9:00pm show, so we decided to have a snack just across the Grand Canal at Beccafico Café.  We shared a delicious veggie pizza and wine and made it to the church at 8:35pm where we found ourselves sitting in last row!  So if you decide to go to this concert, arrive at 8:15pm for better seating.  Even being in the last row, the venue isn’t large and the acoustics were fine.  We still had a decent view of the performance which consisted of about 90 minutes of music from talented musicians including one short intermission.

 

In the morning, we enjoyed the hotel’s buffet for breakfast, and headed out one more time to see what more we could see.  Our tickets from the earlier tour included admission into a couple other museums including the Correr museum.  We spent a couple of hours admiring the art and the historical items before getting back to our hotel just in time to catch our water taxi transfer to the cruise port.  Again this was with Venezia Taxi and well worth every penny (100€ including tip)!  This was like getting another “tour” of the canals including the Grand Canal all the way to the cruise ship pier!  We would pay for this again!

 

The beautiful Celebrity Silhouette awaited us for boarding at the pier!  It was about 12:30pm when we checked in and went aboard.  The ship is beautiful with classy décor and plenty of open spaces.  We were booked in an Aqua Class stateroom (1591) on deck 11 midship.  The room had the bed near the closet and a couch and desk near the balcony windows.  The balcony was spacious with a round table and two chairs that could recline back along with two foot rests.  Overall it was very comfortable for both relaxing and dining!

 

The cabin had plenty of closet space, but limited drawer space.  Fortunately we remembered the overhead storage areas above the bed and made good use of that space.  The bed was made up with a plush duvet and several pillows.  The bathroom had lots of storage and real shower doors!  A special feature for the ladies – a foot rest in the shower to make it easier to shave your legs!

 

Aqua Class staterooms are assigned open-seating dining in Blu Restaurant.  The food here is prepared a bit healthier and the portion sizes are perfect to help keep you from eating too much but don’t leave you hungry.  Service was very good most nights, except one.  Food was excellent.  The open-seating concept worked well for us as we never had more than a few moments wait to be seated for breakfast or dinner.

 

We did dine in both Murano and Tuscan Grille specialty restaurants.  The service was great in both.  Our favorite dish in Tuscan Grille was a perfectly grilled Filet Mignon.  The table-side prepared lobster tail and the venison were the winners in Murano followed by a delicious soufflé with Grand Mariner vanilla sauce.

 

For breakfast, we dined in Blu, the Elite Captain’s Club lounge, the buffet and even ordered room service to get a variety.   The breakfast buffet had plenty of choices and the food quality was good.  Blu was delicious with excellent choices.  Room service was prompt and the croissants and fruit were fresh.

 

Lunch brought us to the main dining room and the buffet after enjoying the deliciously refreshing daily-changing Gazpacho soups at the AquaSpa cafe.  The buffet has made to order pasta and stir fry stations that served up tasty dishes.  Pizza was as good as always, but they had a hard time keeping up with the demand.  The Mexican station with fixings for fajitas and nachos always had a long line.  There were plenty of sandwich and salad choices and lots of fresh fruit.  The main dining room offered some nicely presented and appetizing dishes in generous portions.

 

Entertainment throughout the ship was fantastic.  The solo guitarist, the duo, the house band – all were great.  The main production shows Velocity and Broadway Nights were top notch as well.   Every time we passed one of the acts throughout the ship, we made a comment on how great the music was!

 

The crew and officers were friendly and ever-present.  Our stateroom steward Raymond and his assistant Nelson were efficient and always there with a smile!

 

One of our cruise highlights was being invited to the Captain’s Table hosted by the Hotel Director and Onboard Marketing Manager.  The experience was very special with a great menu and nice wine choices.  Conversation with our fellow guests was fun and the food was excellent as expected.

 

Ports of call:

 

Dubrovnik – We took a taxi for 10€ to the Old Town area where we joined the Discover Dubrovnik Walk, offered several times a day by Dubrovnik Walking Tours for 12€ per person. The tour lasted about 90 minutes, but it was more of a stand and hear history, walk a few steps, stand and hear history, etc.  Our guide Vesnay wasn’t the most engaging, but she was nice.  It was a little disappointing to hear that the town had been rebuilt as recently as 1990 (to the historical specifications).  Once our tour was over we walked 2/3 of the way around the city walls giving us spectacular views of the city and the bay.  After walking the walls, we climbed up, down and across the alleys until we found a great little restaurant – Rozario.  Ivan our waiter served us local wine and delicious gorgonzola stuffed mushrooms.  It was the perfect way to end our day in Dubrovnik before heading back to the ship.

 

Kusadasi – We booked a private excursion with Curio Travel/Ephesus Shuttle for our stop in Turkey.  Our guide met us at the pier and we walked a short distance to our private decked-out SUV with plush leather seats facing each other in the back.  Our guide Taylan shared history and stories along the drive to the ruins at Ephesus.  He took us through the ruins including the amazing Terrace Houses.  His knowledge and passion for the history and culture of the ancient times was admirable.  After the ruins, we headed towards the little village of Sirince.  Just outside of town, we stopped for lunch at Bizim Ev a restaurant whose owner Hatice prepares a variety of local dishes served buffet style.  With so many choices, we got to try lots of different dishes – our favorite had to be the stuffed grape leaves!  Sirince was a charming hillside village with cobblestone streets, cute cafes, nice shops and fascinating little hotels.  We definitely would come back for more than a few hours!  On the way back to the ship, we stopped at a local carpet co-op where they showed us the techniques for making those beautiful rugs and then they showed several rugs in different styles and colors.  Awesome experience without high pressure sales!  A full day tour showed us just a touch of what this beautiful country has to offer.

 

Mykonos – We had high hopes for Greece as it has been on our must-visit list for years.  We had the Mykonos Old and New tour planned that was booked with Shore Excursions Group.  We took an early tender in and had 30-45 minutes to wander the streets/alleys of Old Town Mykonos before the tour started, so we got some very nice photos before the shops opened and the streets were crowded with people.  The 3.5 hour tour first took us to a 30 minute stop at Kalafati Beach where we discovered that the sand in Mykonos is really just gravel.  Next, we visited a working Greek Orthodox Monastery followed by a local pastry and beverage at a small café before heading back to Old Town for our walking tour.  This part was very disappointing as our guide showed us the photo store, the bookshop and the banks instead of concentrating on local history and stories.  A brief visit to a small folk history museum gave us some of that, but it’s not the same as when you’re standing at the actual site.  By this time, the streets were crowded with people and small vehicles trying to wind their way through the alleys, so we just headed back to the ship.

 

Corfu – Celebrity offered just a few tour choices for Corfu.  We took one including the beautiful Achilleion Palace, the Virgin Mary Monastery in Paleokastritsa, and some time in Corfu’s old town (most of which didn’t seem too old to us).  Our guide was very good, and we saw a lot of the island.  Again, we expected more but we’re glad we got to see what we did.

 

Overall the ship, crew, food, entertainment and itinerary were excellent!  We had a great cruise and can’t wait for our next one!

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Crucero Maravilloso a Todo Lujo

Ship: Celebrity Silhouette | Sail Date: Jul 27, 2014

Hace poco que mi novia y yo hemos vuelto de un crucero inolvidable de 7 días por las Islas Griegas a bordo del Celebrity Silhouette con recorrido Venecia - Kotor  - Santorini  – Atenas – Katakolon - Venecia. Este ha sido nuestro primer crucero por lo que no puedo hacer muchas comparaciones, aunque por lo que he visto de otros barcos, creo que no iré mal encaminado si digo que el Silhouette es uno de los mejores. Para empezar se trata de uno de los barcos más nuevos de la clase Solstice con sólo 3 años de antigüedad, y su diseño espectacular y su enorme tamaño con 16 cubiertas lo convierten en un auténtico palacio flotante.

 

* RESERVA: 8. La reserva la realizamos nosotros mismos a través de su página web. Escogimos una oferta por un camarote de la clase Concierge (cubiertas 9 y 10) sin especificar el camarote exacto y a los pocos días recibimos un correo confirmando la reserva y el nº camarote que teníamos asignado. La oferta incluía 300 $ que utilizamos abordo para comprar paquetes de bebidas y excursiones en tierra.

 

* CAMAROTE: 10. Fantástico. En este barco la mayoría de los camarotes son exteriores con balcón y bastante amplios (18 m² el camarote y 5 m² el balcón). La cama es muy grande y super cómoda, tiene tv pantalla plana, sofá, mesita, un baño estupendo con albornoces, y el balcón es increíble con tumbonas y una mesita. Nuestro camarote además por ser de la clase Concierge incluía una botella de vino y bandeja de fruta de bienvenida y bandejas de aperitivos dos veces al día durante todo el crucero.

 

* ZONAS COMUNES: 10. Tiene todo lo que se puede imaginar, dos cubiertas llenas de tumbonas con música en vivo y dos piscinas al aire libre, piscinas cubiertas, jacuzzis, spa, gimnasio buenísimo, pista para correr, librería, cancha de baloncesto, tiendas, casino, y hasta una cubierta con cesped donde te puedes tumbar a tomar el sol o disfrutar increíbles puestas de sol.

 

* SERVICIO: 10. Es increíble la cantidad de personas que trabajan en este barco, el número de camareros por cliente es bastante alto, y todos están volcados en que disfrutes del crucero y no te falte de nada, con una amabilidad y simpatía increíbles. El camarote lo limpian varias veces al día de forma que siempre te lo encuentras perfectamente limpio y ordenado.

 

* RESTAURANTES: 10. Los restaurantes son fantásticos con mención especial al restaurante principal "Grand Cuveé" que tiene un diseño y elegancia espectaculares y un servicio a la carta exquisito que te hacen sentir todas las noches como si estuvieras en un hotel de 5 estrellas. Las cafeterías son muy bonitas y elegantes, y hay varias barras para bebidas y comida rápida al lado de las piscinas. Los restaurantes están abiertos todo el día y toda la comida es de una variedad y calidad superior. El comedor principal para desayunos y cenas "Oceanview Cafe" es enorme y tiene multitud de barras con comida lo que evita colas y aglomeraciones además está completamente acristalado y tiene espectaculares vistas del mar. También puedes pedir que te sirvan las comidas en el camarote sin coste adicional.

 

* ESPECTÁCULOS: 10. Magníficos y variados espectáculos todas las noches en dos turnos de horarios.

 

* NOCHE: 7. Todas las noches después del espectáculo había música en directo y dj’s, aunque tenían lugar en el Martini Bar que no era el sitio más apropiado porque aunque es muy bonito no es muy grande y no tiene zona de baile, y además la música terminaba a medianoche. También había una discoteca con horario más amplio pero la música no era muy buena y casi siempre estaba medio vacía.

 

* EXTRAS: 3. Cualquier extra no incluido en el precio es bastante caro, como los paquetes de bebidas (el básico cuesta 325 $ por persona), las excursiones o el servicio de internet wi-fi.

 

* EXCURSIONES: 7. Participamos en las excursiones de Atenas y Santorini que estuvieron correctas, mientras que en Kotor cogimos un taxi que nos llevó por los lugares de mayor interés a muy buen precio. En Atenas la excursión incluía lo básico y como queríamos ver más después cogimos un taxi que nos llevó a otros sitios y nos hizo de guía a un precio fantástico, y esto último es lo que recomendaría ya que es mucho más económico y vas a tu aire.

 

* IDIOMA: Casi no se habla en español aunque los avisos de megafonía sí que se dan en español en segundo lugar. Tampoco es que se necesite mucho porque el programa diario y los menús están disponibles en español y las excursiones también se pueden contratar en español. Y en cuanto a los espectáculos son todos musicales, de magia o circenses y no se necesita saber inglés.

 

En resumen un crucero maravilloso a todo lujo con todos los detalles que te puedas imaginar y el mejor servicio, perfecto para ir con la pareja o la familia y para ocasiones especiales.

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45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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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.

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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.

The cities of Venice and Rome were so crowded that we lost our tour guide. Be vigilent keeping the tour guide in your site at all times.

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