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Celebrity Silhouette

January 2016 - Celebrity Silhouette to Caribbean - Eastern

Some good, most not so much

Having cruised with 3 different lines before I opted to check out celebrity silhouette as a gift for my husbands 60th--I was repeatedly told by many that this was a higher level, nicer, etc...I ponied up and got a room on the aft, which was awesome! Balcony room was entirely nice; room steward excellent.

Upon embarking (which was EXCELLENT)and after checking out our room we went on the initial exploring-venture--only to find a sad lack of pools!  2 postage sized pools were literally pushed together in the center of the ship; there's a gorgeous pool INSIDE...huh?  Every day we found it near impossible to find 2 chairs to sit in outside on the deck anywhere near the pool.

Went to a comedy show that night that wasn't just bad, it was SAD.  One night they did do a show with 70's music which was very good, although the performers were a tad over-jazzy....they'd have appeared more professional without that, but they were excellent singers.

This ship caters to a much older crowd, which is fine, but the whole vibe on the ship was sort of....old...and we ARE old!  Lol. 

The food was ok; specialty restaurant NOT AT ALL worth it; my husband ordered grilled grouper and out came a filet about the size of a deck of cards with the skin still on one side and about 1/2 inch thick...very normal for the regular dining room, but here?  No.

Drink ticket is the way to go; but getting one is another story!  SLOW.


Disembarking was a nightmare!  It was unfortunately one of the rare days in Fort Lauderdale when it's cold and windy/rainy...we were made to stand in a line outside of the ship but yet outside of the terminal for 40 minutes....I thought I would literally freeze to death and I had a coat!  I know the ship needs to turn around but even if we could've stood in the gangplank it'd been better.


Sorry, but for my money, Royal Caribbean hands-down is the jewel.  I know both lines are owned by the same parent-company, but on RC there are so many more options, the food is fabulous, service bar none, and entertainment UNREAL.


sorry to be Debbie-downer, but just telling it like it is!Sad

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Oasis of the Seas

August 2015 - Oasis of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

Yes, there's good & bad, but overall 5-stars!

This ship is awesome for ANY type of group; something for everyone! We had ages 3-73!  


First of all, know IN ADVANCE to make reservations online for your entertainment!  It is excellent and you won't want to miss it.  This also helped us decide when & where to eat, as some of our shows were the early showing...


know now that the food on RC isn't the absolute best I've had, but it was good--didn't have specialty dining but heard Giovanni's was excellent.  


Checking in at the pier was easy, and in spite of the crowd the line moved fast.  Getting off the ship at the end I chose to keep my bags and walk off first thing; EASY, as I had an early flight home.  Taxi was sitting there waiting for me on the curb!


the sheer number of pools, lounge areas, etc made the ship never feel crowded; you didn't realize the ship was sold out except the one evening they had a 'parade' like dance party on the promenade and it was like sardines but so much fun!


Listen, the ship holds over 5 thousand people!  You might have to wait in a line or two, but GO ON THIS SHIP!  The entertainment was so good!  And in the dance clubs the bands and dj's were awesome!  The pool with the really shallow area that you could just wallow in while sunning was so cool--loved it!


Ocean view balcony?  Superb!  Room staff?  Beyond good!  Cleanliness?  10-plus!  Service in restaurants?  Excellent in spite of crowds!  Sommelier in main dining room was really a great addition.


ive been on Princess Line (best food), and Celebrity (most number of wheelchairs and walkers I've ever seen; nice ship but BORING) but BY FAR this ship and this cruise line are the BEST,!  JUST DO IT



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