Celebrity Silhouette Overview
Since its inaugural voyage in July 2011, Celebrity Silhouette has been upholding the cruise line’s standards for elegance and style at sea. Featuring Celebrity’s iconic Lawn Club, which boasts real grass, as well as an ocean-inspired Solarium, Silhouette exemplifies luxury and indulgence. And when it comes to entertainment, Silhouette has that, too. The grand Silhouette Theater hosts epic performances, including full-scale stage shows, musicals, and comedy, so passengers can enjoy live entertainment nightly.
In January 2020, Celebrity Silhouette is scheduled for a bow-to-stern refurbishment through Celebrity’s multimillion-dollar Revolution program. Anticipated upgrades to this Solstice-class ship include completely redesigned staterooms, upgraded dining venues, new boutiques, and enhanced spa experience. A whopping 85% of Silhouette’s staterooms include balconies. This means that the majority of the ship’s passengers can enjoy private outdoor sitting areas with breathtaking ocean views.
Itineraries and Departure Ports
Travelers looking to see the world will appreciate the ship’s varied itineraries, and voyages range from 6 to 16 nights. European cruises may include stops in Scandinavia, Russia, and the Mediterranean. The ship offers a dedicated 7-night Norwegian fjords cruise that departs from Southampton, England. Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Caribbean cruises include ports of call in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Antigua, and Barbados. The ship also offers trips to South America and the Canary Islands and offers a special Northern Europe Capital Cities cruise.
Before You Book
This ship is best for: Celebrity Silhouette is all about luxury. Travelers looking for a vacation that revolves around pampering, unique dining experiences, and first-rate entertainment should appreciate Silhouette’s amenities. These include a full-service spa, 6 whirlpools, and over 10 specialty restaurants. Plus, with its lack of amusement-park-style activities, the ship provides a more laid-back environment that’s conducive to relaxation.
You should know: While Silhouette does offer structured children’s programs and kid-friendly spaces, most shipboard amenities were designed with adults in mind. Families with kids who want nonstop action and the high-octane excitement of amusement-park-style rides may prefer a mega-ship with more active choices.
Things to do on Celebrity Silhouette
Silhouette’s Lawn Club provides a grassy space for outdoor recreation. Passengers can picnic, play bocce, or take a refreshing nap in one of the ship’s hammocks. For those who prefer indoor entertainment, there's a sprawling casino, which offers blackjack, slots, roulette, and poker games. Live entertainment is offered day and night throughout the ship, and it varies depending on the ship’s destination. Passengers who enjoy more interactive pastimes can learn how to pair food and wine in an onboard course. There's also a technology seminar at the ship’s iLounge. Silhouette also offers art auctions, game shows, and traditional cruise favorites such as bingo and karaoke.
With its unique selection of bars and lounges, Celebrity Silhouette also boasts a vibrant nightlife. From the ice-topped table at the ship’s Martini Bar to the futuristic Quasar nightclub, each venue has a distinct atmosphere and menu. Most stay active late into the night.Ship Highlights
- Celebrity Lawn Club, featuring the Lawn Club Grill
- Silhouette Theater with live entertainment
- Fortunes Casino, including slots, roulette, and blackjack
- Sky Observation Lounge
- Solarium adults-only pool and lounge
- Oceanview Cafe, featuring an international buffet
- Specialty dining venues including Qsine, Sushi on Five, and Murano
- Luminae for suite-class passengers
- Fun Factory program for kids 3 to 11
- X-Club for ages 12 to 17
- Unique selection of bars and nightclubs, including Quasar, Martini Bar, and Ensemble Lounge
- iLounge internet cafe
- Cellar Masters wine bar
- Four swimming pools and six Jacuzzis
While travelers can choose from several categories of cabins on Celebrity Silhouette, approximately 85% of the ship's accommodations include private balconies. Silhouette’s stylish, air-conditioned staterooms come with a variety of amenities. These include interactive TVs, 24-hour room service, daily housekeeping, and fresh ice delivery upon request. Passengers choosing suite accommodations may access additional amenities. This includes butler service and complimentary dining at the exclusive Luminae, which serves global cuisine and seats only suite-class cruisers.
When it comes to dining venues on Celebrity Silhouette, cruisers have no shortage of choices. Their collective menus feature dishes that span the globe. The ship’s buffet, which is offered at Oceanview Cafe, serves both international fare and American favorites to suit every taste. Qsine, a favorite with reviewers, takes a unique, playful approach to cuisine, giving passengers a one-of-a-kind small-plate dining experience. For a quick bite, casual venues such as Mast Grill let cruisers grab a bite without having to change out of their bathing suit. For passengers seeking healthier fare, the AquaSpa Café offers a small menu of nutritious items, including wraps, smoothies, and fresh-pressed juices.
Celebrity Silhouette Ship Stats
- Size: L
- Total Passengers: 2,850
- Total Crew: 1,246
- Passenger to Crew Ratio: 2.29
- Built: Jul 2011
- Refurbished: Jan 2020
- Number of Decks: 13
- Total Cabins: 1,443
- Cabin Categories: 31
- Gross Tonnage: 122,000
- Length: 1,033
- Beam: 121
- South America
- Europe - Northern Europe
- Europe - Mediterranean
- Europe - Western Europe
- Europe - Western Mediterranean
- Caribbean - Southern
- Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)