November 2014 - Celebrity Silhouette to Caribbean - Eastern
My wife and I cruise about twice a year and have been doing this for over 15 years. This was our first cruise on Celebrity and it appears we saved one of the best cruise lines for last. We ordered a room with a balcony and it was upgraded from Veranda to Concierge which means everyday you get something extra delivered to your stateroom. This included a bottle of champagne when we arrived, fruit every day, special invitations during the week and a special waiting area when departing the ship. The shows on the Silhouette were exceptional. One night the singing and dancing was Las Vegas level, the acrobats and juggling night was as good as any Cirque shows we get coming through Maryland. One night we had a pianist/singer that won Holland's Got Talent. The food was very good in the "normal" dining rooms, but we went to a Specialty Steakhouse one night for $90 (more on that later) which was every bit as good as a Prime Rib or Ruth's Chris from both a taste, service and ambiance standpoint. This ship seemed to have a lot of pay as you go add on opportunities, but they don't oversell that. For example, they didn't "push" drinks, but if you wanted one they were always there. The only things we didn't like as much was the first day life raft drill which seemed a bit disorganized and the last morning it took us almost an hour from when we were told to depart until we physically were in a cab on our way to the airport. So an unsatisfying 75 minutes out of a week long vacation is why I give them 5 stars! We arrived in need of a vacation and left feeling like our money was well spent.