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Celebrity Silhouette

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Price: $$     Size: L     Built: Jul 2011    

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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 dined every night in the dining room with great food and I reminded them it was our anniversary." in 18 reviews.

"We went on a 7 day cruise in Aqua Class." in 6 reviews.


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Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

small verified icon 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.

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Couple

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Experience:
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weak excursions. poor dining choices. mediocre service.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Celebrity Silhouette | Sail Date: May 05, 2014

have had wonderful experiences with celebrity in the past. on this cruise the ports of call were a mixed bag - some good, many not very good. the food in the sit down restaurant was pretty awful. ended up eating spagetti and meatballs in the buffet restuarant way to often. the shore excursions were way over priced for what they offered. I hope celebrity has not changed its business plan to cut as many corners as possible but this cruise had that feeling. I would not refer anyone to take this cruise. We had planned, based on previous experieces, to make celebrity our cruise line of choice but we have changed our mind based on this experience.

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Family w/young children

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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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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Couple

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Experience:
7+ cruises

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Good service, nice ship, unique ports

Ship: Celebrity Silhouette | Sail Date: May 16, 2014

Although the ship is larger than we prefer, it never felt crowded. Shuttle service to port cities was too expensive and often poorly organized. Service on board was excellent. We especially enjoyed our sunset veranda cabin at the stern of the ship, however, it was a long walk to the elevators. Wifi access was also expensive, so use it wisely. The ports are fabulous for the experienced traveler who has already seen the  more common ports of call. 

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Couple

Room Type:
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Experience:
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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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Popular Tips for Celebrity Silhouette


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.

Try and reserve an alcove for the last day at sea! Hard to find shade on the deck



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Celebrity Silhouette
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Members on Cruise

15 Night Italian Passage Transatlantic (Rome To Ft. Lauderdale)

Sail Date: Nov 01, 2014
Ship Name: Celebrity Silhouette
20 Ship Mate app members

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12
Members on Cruise

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Jan 25, 2015
Ship Name: Celebrity Silhouette
12 Ship Mate app members

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Celebrity Silhouette
12
Members on Cruise

15 Night Mediterranean Passage (Rome To Ft. Lauderdale)

Sail Date: Oct 31, 2015
Ship Name: Celebrity Silhouette
12 Ship Mate app members

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