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Joined 07/2012






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I am a 64 yr old retired professional female. I have been married 46 years and have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. I love to travel and my husband and I are trying to hit every country in the world. My family loves the water and beaches. We live on a large lake in northern TN in the mountain of TN. We have cruised and done land tours. My husband prefers cruises because he does not like to pack and unpack.

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Celebrity Silhouette

August 2016 - 14 Night British Isles (Amsterdam Roundtrip) Cruise on Celebrity Silhouette

Nice taste of the Briish Isles however prepare for the cold and rain

We left out of Amsterdam and 3 great days in Amsterdam before we left on our cruise.

Cabin:  We opt for the partially obstructed balcony cabin to have a balcony at a reduce rate.  However in the British Isles we seldom used it.  1.   It was cold a rainey, 2.  There were only 3 sea days out of 2 weeks.

The cabin was the exact same on all Solstice class ships.  So was the venues.

Cabin steward was great, as the dining staff. 

We ate mostly in the dining room when we could but on port days the dining room is closed for lunch.  So if you don't want to pay you must go the Ocean View Café or pay out at port.  The food in both the dining room and Ocean View was by far the worst than any Celebrity Cruise we have been on.  The soup had no substance at all.  I mean the Chicken noodle soup was ALL broth, vegetable soup all broth..  We talked to the staff but saw no improvement.

The excursions were OK. Most of the tour guides took you to the area showed you how to get around and left  especially if it was raining and the first week it rained every day.  You know the song by the Beatles Here comes the sun.  Well us Americans thought it referred to their love however it really means here comes the sun because they celebrate when the sun does shine!

The entertainment was hit and miss.  The magician was a joke most left.

Some we did not attend because to were to tired after a full day touring while at port. 

This is the first time we had the classic drink package because it was given to us as a promotion and I am glad we had it.  I just could not handle the ships water and thankful we got bottled water with the package.  I must say the bartenders were not very creative and since it seamed everyone had a drink package they really didn't try very hard.  We went to the sky lounge once for Elite evening and I could not even drink the drink they made.  Last time we went there.  This was a first.  This was the 5 solstice class ship that we had been on.

Overall it was fine.  I will never get tired of not having to cook and clean for an entire 2 weeks. 

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Celebrity Millennium

Celebrity Millennium

realize it's an older ship & its not going to have all the extras your used to

Bridgetown, Barbados

We did an excursion on our own. We saw the Harrison caves, Gully tour and snorkel at Pirates Cove which included lunch, turtles and ship wreck snorkel and it was great!

St. George's, Grenada

We did the under water sculpture snorkel and it was great. Rained but your in the water anyway.

Celebrity Silhouette

Celebrity Silhouette

Why can you not get a glass of wine that is offered in the wine cellar on your drink package but you can't get it in the dining room!? The coffee is always bitter and strong. Good thing we had a drink package. The elite perks seem to go away. You need to realize some of us look forward to these perks.

Harmony of the Seas

Harmony of the Seas

they have to work out the drink package! They don't state what is included, they staff is non-existent and there is easy a 15- 20 minute waiting line. This ship has been at sea and the staff don't know what is included!

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