Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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7+ cruises

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5 out of 5

our first Transatlantic Crossing

Sail Date: April 19, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

When you read of 14 days cruise you might think "how boring".  Wrong.  It was delightful...days at sea in the beginning to "rest up", enjoying the Celebrity Silhouette, eating good food.  Then a few days of ports and visiting new countries.  We met some wonderful folks from various parts of the world.  The ship was very comfortable; the larger size stateroom was a pleasant surprise. Our captain gave a very entertaining daily update at 10 AM.  About mid-cruise the daily "reset of time clocks" started to make up the needed 5-6 hours of time change to get us to the European time zone.  We are thinking about booking an Autumn Transatlantic Crossing in the future.

Ship Quality
very clean. did not hear of anyone getting Norovirux
Food and Dining
I have dietary restrictions (gluten free, dairy free); the head waiter and chef were very creative
Service and Staff
Entertainment
We did not attend the evening production very often; what we did see was Excellent.
Children's Programs n/a
Onboard Activities
a variety were available; we did not choose to participate very often.
Destinations and Excursions
Be prepared for very long excursions at some ports (like France).
Cabin / Stateroom
pleasantly surprised on how spacious it was. A little bit of engine noise.
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
We stayed at a hotel prior to cruise; very smooth embarkation.
Lisbon, Portugal
good tour, lots of uphill walking over cobblestones---better to wear athletic shoes than sandels.
Le Havre (Paris), France
we choose not to take a tour; it happened to be a national holiday so stores closed; La Havre is an active shipping port, not a tourist spot.
Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium
We bought Belgian lace, the highlight of our cruise.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
The transition from ship to airport via an excursion was wonderful. We usually do this at the end of the cruise.

Tip

For the first time I purchased a beverage package (for my special teas and mineral water); it was very convenient. This ship had free cookies/pastries, and sushi..perhaps more. Good laundry service.



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