Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


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5 out of 5

12 Terrific day and N9ights

Sail Date: March 05, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The Shilloutte is the newest and grandest ship in Celebrity's Solstice class fleet so it is beautify, clean and magnificrent. But one must like 3,000 passnegers and I frankly found that to be a bit less intimate than I would have preffered. Perhaps 1,500 -1,600 is the ideal number for me and my ladyfriend.

The ship's Master and line's most senoir Captain was a great host and wonderful Ambassedor fore the cruise line. Great presonality, wonderful sense of humor and regulation "good guy"

The itinerary was fine but really 5 or 6 ships in port in St. Thomas (15,000 to 18,000 people) is just way too many for that tiny shoppinmg mecca. Better planning 18 months in advance could cure that and every efforts should be made to do so and arrive when no more than 3 ships are there.

Lastly Departure from Bayonne, NJ is great, arrival nt so good especially when the port ground staff limits ground transportation to one lane for private limo transportation for pick-up as the new passengers are simultaneously arriving for depature.

Pros: The wind, the Seas and the art of cruising. The staff was superb, friendly, professional and great. What complaints I did have were addressed as best as possible and every attempt was mde to rectify the problem as quickly as possible.

Cons: The food was inconsistent and not at all seasoned for those not geriatric. Also early on it came out cold on two nights and not as ordered (for doneness)

Recommends Celebrity Silhouette? Yes!

Food and Dining
Inconsistent but got better as the cruise went along. The best cuising was the Ocrenaview Buffet in my opinion. no need for the overly costly specialty dining upgrades. They shouldn't be necessary and should be included in the cruise cost from the beginning.

There should also be a traditional midnight buffet which was always the hallmark of cruising in years gone by and not a brunch buffet. It leaves something to be desired.
Again inconsistent but I guess that depended on one's age and likes and dislikes
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Super sateroom attendant and assistant
Service and Staff
Couldn't ask for anything more.

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