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Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 09, 2014
Ship: Celebrity Silhouette
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7292
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Unless you have dinner after 8 PM you have to make a reservation for select dining.  Cruise was nice, upscale and geared towards adults.  No water slides, rock climbing walls,which was fine with me.  Food in dining room and cafateria was typical cruise ship fare, nothing special. Speciality restaurants were expensive approx. $40 per person. Very limited waiter service on deck and it was easier to get up and go to one of the many bars for a cocktail.  While the crowd was mostly middle aged people they were not as old as Holland America line which is generally older. Typical poolside games but you are unable to escape the constant music unless you go to the upper deck on the bow of the ship for some quiet time.  I'm told they replaced the piano bar loung with a speciality beer bar which was empty all the time. I enjoyed not having many children onboard and if you have children then this is not for you. RCI or Carnival might be a better choice.  While this report might seem a little negative i will go back to Celebity in the future. RCI too many kids,  Holland America too old.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
nothing special

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5
nothing special

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
not geared toward children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Use assigned dining times, not geared for families with children

5 out of 5
Paradise beach for families and Palanater beach for quiet adults
5 out of 5
stay away from Royal Palm beach unless you want crowds
1 out of 5
take cruise ship excursion or stay on ship because very dangerous to go it alone
1 out of 5
beach unswimable due to rocky bottom, zip line $100. Bar-B- Que nothing special. Food on ship is better
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