Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Borowiec Review

Sail Date: May 26, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

The excursions during the cruise were informative, enjoyable and will be remembered for a long, long time. Cruising AQUACLASS, the food at the BLU restaurant was delicious. The additional cost to eat at other specialty restaurants was not worth the additional upcharge. Cabin service was excellent. The basic beverage package should be more inclusive, i.e. typical sized martinis at all bars and lounges. Being repeatedly asked to upgrade the beverage package seems "nickel and diming." The onboard entertainment was not on par with what we had come to expect on a Celebrity cruise. It seemed amateurish rather than polished and coordinated. The BEATLES tribute was most enjoyable and one female singer (name forgotten) was good. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin stewards did an excellent job. The cabins, like airplane seats, seem to be getting smaller in every new ship added to the Celebrity fleet. There seemed to be less counter top type space for items used several times a day.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation was more thoroughly organized than debarkation. When asked by Customs at debarkation if our luggage was always in our possession, we answered yes, but it was actually taken from the ship to the airport by a trucking company working for Celebrity.
Ship Quality
very good.
Destinations and Excursions
Destinations booked through Celebrity and those booked privately were very good. Guides in either case were very knowledgeable. Celebrity excursions were always more costly.
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Not applicable.
See overall comment above.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
See general comment above.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Watch out for bicycles.
St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Enjoyed a bicycle ride on the island.
Cobh (Cork), Ireland
Didn't realize Cork was so far away from the port of Cobh. Celebrity should provide a free shuttle bus to Cork.
Dunmore East (Waterford), Ireland
Not much here other than the crystal factory. Suggest 2 nights in Dublin and omit Waterford.
Dun Laoghaire (Dublin), Ireland
Hop On Hop Off bus gave us a chance to visit St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Guinness brewery.
Liverpool, England
Hop On Hop Off bus and visit to the Maritime Museum were enjoyable.
Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland
Greenock and Glasgow didn't seem to offer much. Glad we took the excursion to Edinburgh to see the castle and the royal yacht Brittania.
Le Havre (Paris), France
The excursion to Mont St. Michel made this stop. The city of Le Havre itself didn't offer much.
Dover (London), England
City center was disappointing. Didn't want to visit another castle at a high cost. Took the Hop On Hop Off bus.


The basic beverage package should not have to be upgraded. All drinks at all bars and lounges should be included in the basic package.

The onboard photographers are as bad as Papparazzi chasing celebrities. Please limit their.

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