A great cruise rather spoiled by rather aggressive on board up selling

Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
15 Night Mediterranean Passage (Rome To Ft. Lauderdale)
Sail Date: November 05, 2016
Ship: Celebrity Silhouette
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9137
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

A great cruise on a sensible size ship with a fantastic staff and crew. The entertainment ranged from very good to average, with Tenors of Rock and  the Simon and Garfunkel tribute duo being outstanding. We found the food to be good if not 5 star in both the main dining room and the Ocean View Café. Regrettably on occasion is was delivered only warm and not hot. The only down side was the almost continuous and very annoying up selling of Celebrity very expensive excursions, products, services and dining & beverage packages. This is now getting out of hand and is impinging on the enjoyment of cruising. I did notice that throughout the cruise almost 24/7

there was smoke emitted from the funnel something I have never seen before 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Too many staff & crew engaged in promoting and up selling for Celebrity, including the cruise director.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Be prepared to be to be somewhat pestered for the first few days by crew and staff trying to sell sell sell......

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