Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean
Sail Date: June 03, 2013
Ship: Celebrity Silhouette
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 1014
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
We chose Celebrity because of the recommendation of Cheap Cruises and were not disappointed. The ship and crew were first rate, the ports chosen were great, and the length was just right.
Food in the min dining room was so consistently good as to be a surprise. We did eat at one of the specialty restaurants; Murano and it was indeed a cut above. Food presentation was perfect, taste very good and service attentive without being intrusive.
Ports of call were all interesting with one exception, Crete. Not much to see or do there. All others, very good.
Two small complaints. The spa operates like a hard sell used car lot. Sorry, but the experience was so out of character, I had to mention it. Once our treatments were over let the selling begin. Seaweed baths (take home), future treatments, you name it. Made you feel like you had dropped down 3 or 4 cruise line levels.
Same thing in the cafeteria dining area. We bought the unlimited, non-alcoholic upgrade (neither of us drink) because I couldn't see signing every time we wanted a coke light, or espresso. So in the cafeteria (lunch or breakfast) you had to order one at a time, and since waiter service was pretty scarce; go up to the bar every time you wanted something more. Food gets cold (remember the queues in this kind of restaurant) and I become unhappy. I think they achieved their goal; we ordered far less "non-alcoholic, specialty drinks" but I would never buy that option again. makes you feel like the line you've chosen is a cheap one.
Those 2 issues only. And fortunately they were so far from the norm as to make me think the line hasn't yet caught up in those 2 departments.
Overall, very enjoyable. Would recommend, and we will definitely go again.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Try the specialty restaurants, small price, great experience.