Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Reviews: 4
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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Celebrity Silhouette

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 14, 2014

Ship: Celebrity Silhouette

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8248

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

Embarkation at Ft. Lauderdale was hectic but efficient - ship was beautiful = Christmas decorations very nice - as soon as I got on board requested valet service for luggage upon disembarkation - dining room we had table for two =- never again -= you are pushed up to another table for two so this becomes table for two or four or six - went two nights at the dining room - long waits because they are handling large tables first - gave up and did the buffet rest of the trip. Entertainment at the theater was great for two nights = rest of the time a bore with the same singers and dancers doing the same routines - did the two specialty shows and bypassed the so called "Broadway Extravagances"" have seen these routines over and over again. Port at Haiti was very small but very beautiful  - Grand Cayman required a tender - that was ok - Jamaica and Cozumel ok - then we came to the disembarkation - waited for my tags for valet service - never came - went down to Guest Services and was told thatySouthwest had denied the service - who knows for what reason - suggested maybe because of senior fare - or whatever - so had to get luggage tags and face the Ft. Lauderdale airport for flight home - airport was a nightmare - lines were outside the building and down the sidewalk - juggling two large suitcases - husband in wheelchair - jackets - tickets - and whatever else - just could not handle this - we are two seniors in our late eighties so this is a problem - finally got desperate and went inside with my luggage and just went up to a man in a red shirt and told him he had to please help me with the boarding passes and getting myself and husband to the gate - he was wonderful - took care of us with the paperwork and got someone to get a wheelchair to take us up to security and thru to the gate. This airport for the amount of cruise ships that come in is way too small -= and I learned that three more cruise ships are due for next year - it is a nightmare now with two more it will become something else. I recommend that if anyone is taking the Silhouette and need help at Guest Services to ask for Abigail - she is a credit to this company and knows her job and will do anything to resolve your problem---- we were fortunate that we met many wonderful people on this cruise - have taken about seven others and as far as the people on the cruise this one was the best. We had balcony 8248 - no complaints as far as the room goes - buffet was good - great variety - dining room not for me and spoke to others who said they did it once or twice and ended up at the buffet in the evening. Haiti as I said was very small - but just a beautiful little port - not much there - few buildings - very small beach - but from what I heard from others beautiful snorkeling. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet was varied - dining room for table for two very slow

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
not any better or any worse than any other ship we have been on


1 out of 5
Boring - boring -= boring - need more acts besides singers and dancers

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Abigail at Guest Services outstanding - others on ship all friendly

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautifully decorated for Christmas - clean

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
clean comfortable - but last night they really turned up the air conditioning and it was very cold - had requested an extra blanket for husband at beginning of cruise and had the air turned off at all times - however the last night it just came pouring out and did not enjoy that.

Ship tip

Dont't wait for the day before disembarkation to find out if you are going to valet service - apparently the airlines that participate in this have the option of denying any that they want to.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

1 out of 5
too crowded - too small - and too many cruise ship passengers to handle

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
small but beaches are nice

George Town, Grand Cayman Did not visit port

did not go as you had to get a tender to get in and husband is not good on the legs

Falmouth, Jamaica

3 out of 5
have been here before and it is very pretty

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island) Did not visit port

Beautiful little port - but the important word here is ""little""
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