Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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4 out of 5

Celebrity Silhouette Feb 2012

Sail Date: February 22, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This was a fantastic 12 day vacation to the Caribbean. We have cruised on 7 other occasions and have sailed with Carnival, NCL, Princess, and now Celebrity. The quality of the food was excellent and the ship was magnificent. The crew were always asking if you needed anything and were extremely attentive. We were told it was a full ship but we didn't wait in lines or find it difficult to get a lounge chair in the sun or shade. The passengers onboard did seem to be older than other ships we have been on (65+ was the norm) which may have had something to do with the availability of chairs. We are in our late 40's (49 really) and the entertainment was mostly geared for 70+ year olds (50's music, show tunes, etc) but the comedians and ventriloquist were good. Shows are earlier than other ships as well (7 and 9pm on most days and 8:45 and 10:30 on a few days ... I think it was the 3 dressier nights). Dress code for dinner is long pants for men and I would have preferred to wear dress shorts in the Caribbean. I was surprised that there's no coin laundry on a 12 day cruise and the laundry services are expensive ($2 for underwear, $6 to launder a shirt). The things we didn't care for were small compared to the things we loved. All in all though, a terrific experience and we would do it again and recommend it.

Pros: Food, Ships Personnel

Cons: No coin laundry

Recommends Celebrity Silhouette? Yes!

Entertainment
Again, geared to an older crowd.
Ship Quality
It's less than a year old and was always clean and neat.
Food and Dining
We had an Aqua-class room and used the Blu restaurant for most meals. We were told that the regular dinning room was also very good. They have 4 specialty restaurants and a $139 pp package lets you dine at all 4 plus a second night in the Tuscan. The Murano was over-hyped (they try to hard to add fancy flare to the food) and the worst meal we had all week. The rest were outstanding and worth the extra $. Qsine is a fun experience especially if you travel with friends.
Cabin / Stateroom
Larger than most (again we had an Aqua class room) and very well cared for. Most ships we have been on don't have very good bedding but this was an exception.
Service and Staff
Without exception, everyone did their best to make you feel relaxed and a special guest.


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