Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Second Mate

7+ cruises


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4 out of 5


Sail Date: December 14, 2014

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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 Quality
Beautifully decorated for Christmas - clean
Food and Dining
Buffet was varied - dining room for table for two very slow
Service and Staff
Abigail at Guest Services outstanding - others on ship all friendly
Boring - boring -= boring - need more acts besides singers and dancers
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
not any better or any worse than any other ship we have been on
Destinations and Excursions
Islands were ok - an Island is an Island is an Island
Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
too crowded - too small - and too many cruise ship passengers to handle
Cozumel, Mexico
small but beaches are nice
George Town, Grand Cayman did not go as you had to get a tender to get in and husband is not good on the legs
Falmouth, Jamaica
have been here before and it is very pretty
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island) Beautiful little port - but the important word here is ""little""


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.

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