Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Second Mate

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4 out of 5

great itinerary, poor health

Sail Date: May 28, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The cruise had a wonderful itinerary.  Other than the 1 day in Fredericia Denmark which was not quite ready for cruise ship traffic, there was an appropriate amount of time in each port.  The Waramunde Germany port as a gateway to Berlin is a bit too far - spending 12 hours in a bus to get to see Berlin really doesn't make sense.

The major issue we had on the trip was the sanitation aspect.  About 30% of the people were from China. Most of them do not have the proper habits for being in a confined area.  People sneezed and coughed without covering their mouths - sometimes right over the food.  Most did not wash properly after using the toilets.  3 of the 4 people in our group came back sick and are on anti-biotics.  If a lot of the people are from around the world, I would suggest that a drill on hygiene is more important than one on life-saving.  

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Entertainment
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
Stockholm, Sweden
Helsinki, Finland
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Tallinn, Estonia
Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
too far from Berlin, and not much there other than farms
Fredericia, Denmark
nothing there
Copenhagen, Denmark
Amsterdam, Netherlands
should have 2 days in Amsterdam rather than Fredericia.

Tip

Be sure that the "drink package" you get is aligned with your drink habits. it appears there are 3 levels of drink packages and many people were upset that certain drinks were not included in their package. We had the medium package and it didn't cover something as simple as "Vitamin Water".



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