45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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11 Night Eastern Mediterranean & Greek Isles (Rome To Venice)
Sail Date: May 05, 2014
Ship: Celebrity Silhouette
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9250
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Beautiful ports and overall had a great time.  Was dissapointed, though, because we were to believe that Celebrity was a cut above an average cruise but found it no better than Royal or Princess.  In completing online docs we mentioned we were celebrating our 45th anniversary.  We dined every night in the dining room with great food  and I reminded them it was our anniversary. Then had to remind them again on the last night.  They brought us a small cake with no "Happy Anniverary", then took it away and cut pieces for each and served them.  With other cruiselines they left the whole cake to share with others and had "Happy Anniversary."

Not enough port time in Malta and the port in Venice left it hard to get into town and especially when we disembarked with our luggage.  However, the views coming into Venice were beautiful!  The veranda balcony room was really nice, largest bathroom we've had so far and our guy, Victor was wonderful.  The martini bar was a hit.  But they need to fully explain the rules of the Classic Beverage Package.  We were under the impression that if we exceeded our $8 limited drinks we would just pay the difference.  No, ordered a $9 drink and had to pay for the whole thing!  Kuri & Taruq, our waiters in the dining room were wonderful and Kuri gave us tips for our next day in port.  Was unhappy that Celebrity offered excursions on the ship that were not listed online when we booked.  As it was we booked most of ours through other agencies.  Would've love to have taken the boat cruise along the Amalfi coast and was unhappy with the outside one we did book with in Naples.  We did have a wonderful time and made some great friends and will cruise Celebrity again if they offer the right ittinerary and/or price.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved the size of the bathroom and overall room and storage. Glad that we booked on the port side because the views coming into Malta and Venice were beautiful!

Ship Tip

The martini bar was a hit, however, only one night got a chance to sit at the bar, Very crowded.

3 out of 5
Took the wrong excursion. Too much time in Pompeii. Would've loved to see more of the Amalfi coast.
3 out of 5
Not enough time in port since we got there at 2 PM and the On/Off bus stopped running at 4:30 PM. But coming into port the views were beautiful!
5 out of 5
Beautiful island! LOVED it!
3 out of 5
Good excursion of ruins, however, did not like the shopping. Very aggressive salespeople!
5 out of 5
The Acropolis & the Partheon was beautiful.
5 out of 5
The best port of all. This island is everything I thought it would be! Beautiful and lucky that we had beautiful weather.
3 out of 5
The harbor in the market place was beautiful and great shopping.
5 out of 5
Beautiful city and was happy with the hotel we continued our stay. Wished we could've stayed longer. Was not happy with the disembarkment of the ship. Hard to get into town with a long walk, then catching a water taxi that was affordable. Luckily, we paid a guy to carry our luggage over the bridge and to our hotel!
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