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Price: $$     Size: L     Built: Jul 2011    


What people said about this ship:

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"The specialty restaurant s were very great choice as well as to have the or..." in 3 reviews.

"we stayed in aqua class stateroom and enjoyed the restaurant blu that is as..." in 12 reviews.




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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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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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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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Baltic Wonderland

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

Overall the cruise was a great experience that allowed us to visit several countries that we had not visited before.

The shortcoming for the cruise were:

- After entering all our personal and financial data into their database and receiving an "express pass", and using their transfer service, we spent 4 hours after arriving at the airport before arriving at the ship and then had to redo our ship boarding card since the one issued after the1.5 hour wait at the airport did not work.  Therefore we had no time to visit Amsterdam.

- The shows on board were not the quality that we expected.

- They have a happy hour but it was not published anywhere, you have to find it on your own.

- At the ports there was inadequate information for independent travelers on how to get to the cities from the ship and to get around to see the sites.

- After 12 days the food was monotonous and breakfast at the restaurant took about 30 min to get 2 eggs over easy.

- On departure, using their tranfer service, we had a 4 hour wait at the airport.  Would have liked another hour of rest before a long day of travel.

The pluses were adequate time in the cities visited. The staff was always pleasant, friendly and extremely helpful. The room and ship were always neat and clean. Food overall was very good, just could use some more variety. The shopping on board ship and what was available in the towns was explained well. Fellow passengers made the trip very enjoyable.

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A Taste of Scandanavia & Russia

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

Ports of call with the exception of Frederica Germany were excellent and provided an opportunity to sample the culture and sights of Scandinavia & Russia.  More time could have been allotted in Amsterdam and Berlin with less in Copenhagen. The ship itself was a perfect size enabling everyone to move around and disembark without confusion.  Service and Food was good with several choices.  Cabin size adequate.  House band "Top Notch" outstanding although nightly show entertainment poor as it included local talent and "circus quality" performances.  Shore excursions very expensive.  Shopping on board adequate with the addition of some new "high end" shopping. Independent research on ports of call and private touring should be explored after booking.  On the whole a very good cruise to take for someone who hasn't visited this area previously.

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lacking in ship entertainment

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

Cruise was good and ports were beautiful.  Our disappointment came in the area of ship entertainment.  It received a flunking grade.  The onboard music was  really poor.  We highly suggest that Celebrity invest in good entertainment if they wish to keep their guest coming back.  This was the first time in a long time that  I  did not put down a deposit on a future cruise.  I just would not want to sign myself for more boring evenings onboard.  

The steaks in the main dining room were tough and lacked flavor.  This was in contract to those served in the specialty dining rooms where the steaks actually had flavor and were tender enough to cut with a knife.

Celebrity, you have definitely fallen in rankings in our book!

 

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Baltic Tour

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

Excellente cruise, this cruise can be called senior cruise since he population was 70% over 60 years old. I suggest to eliminate the Fredericia DM stop over, since it is no really any thing interested to see in such small city., rather to have an extra day in St Petersburg. The specialty restaurants were very great choice as well as to have the basic or premium beverage package (this is a plus)

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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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