Superb Baltic cruise on Celebrity Silhouette

Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Celebrity Silhouette

14 Night Scandinavia & Russia (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 23, 2018

Ship: Celebrity Silhouette

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 1676

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

In summary, we loved the entire experience. We are “virgin” cruisers compared to many people we met on ship so maybe our expectations weren’t as high as some of the posts I’ve seen about Celebrity and this ship and cruise elsewhere. All I can say is that the ship was spotless, modern and well-equipped for our needs, the food and drink and service were exceptional and the itinerary on and off-ship were a perfect mix – like any holiday, it’s up to you to make the most of it and enjoy it. We certainly did and would do it all again tomorrow if we could afford it and my waistline could survive it 😊

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very smooth, better than any airport and was home within 30mins of clearing the ship at Southampton!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main Dining Room menu, food and service were exceptional. No real need to try the Speciality restaurants though we did eat in Murano which was superb, though $100 surcharge per couple.

Oceanview Cafe and Bar

4 out of 5

Excellent choice of buffet but just a bit too crowded at times.

Murano Restaurant

4 out of 5

Superb food and service, but $100 surcharge too expensive.

Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Simply superb service, menu and food.

Cafe al Bacio and Gelateria

5 out of 5

Excellent coffees and cakes/pastries.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Good variety of activities to suit all tastes.

Fitness Center

5 out of 5

Great equipment and views from front of ship.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Sky Observation Lounge

5 out of 5

Superb panoramic views front of ship.

Celebrity Theater

4 out of 5

Good shows and wise of Celebrity to show the England WC games here to cater for the large number of Brits on board.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Cabin attendant, restuarant staff all superb. Cruise Director (Sue Denning) excellent (though too Hi-De-Hi on occasion).

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Research the ports and cities online in advance and plan your own walking tours and save yourself $$$$$.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England Did not visit port

Home port, so simply embarked and disembarked.

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

5 out of 5
Did personal walking tour, easy to walk around the city in half a day, including canal cruise. Must try waffles and local chocolates.

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5
Booked 2-hr Segway tour to see main sights, then walked around rest of city. 30-mins walk back to the ship from centre.

Stockholm, Sweden

5 out of 5
Planned 2 days of personal touring to ABBA museum, VASA museum, palace tour, Skansen park, suggest to use SL app for city transport and 24hr pass in advance.

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
Booked 2-hr Segway tour to see main sights, then walked around the rest of city and 30-mins walk back to the ship. Can easily see the city in half a day.

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

1 out of 5
Ship could not dock for either of planned 2 days due to winds, very disappointing.

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

5 out of 5
Booked Berlin city tour with Cruising Excursions, very good and recommend.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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