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Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Celebrity Silhouette

12 Night Iceland & Ireland (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 07, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Silhouette

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

First long cruise. Met interesting people and saw beautiful places...and crossed the Arctic Circle. Heard some grumbles about lack of lobster, but we found the food and service very good. Except the coffee.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth and friendly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Were pleased with the main dining room, which we used almost every night. Buffet selection excellent at breakfast and lunch. Ice cream and cookie section was an added treat

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We enjoyed the podium presentations, art lectures, shops and music in main lobby

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We only saw one show: The Irish Knights and the band and the dancers were outstanding

Children's Programs

Didn’t even see one child throughout the 12 night cruise

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room steward was great, as were all of the stewards on our section of the deck. Enjoyed the consistency of having the same wait staff for every dinner. Not one misstep.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Design far superior to other cruise ships I have been on. Many nooks and larger areas to relax: library, Hideaway, solarium, observation deck

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Lots of storage space. Kettle in room, mini fridge emptied and waiting for out water bottles.

Ship tip

For our cruise the port side had the best views

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

4 out of 5
Pretty town. Lots of parks and history

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands Did not visit port

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

5 out of 5
Stayed in Cobh and visited both the emigration Queenstown museum and the Titanic Museum. Both were excellent

Dublin, Ireland

4 out of 5
Did the hop hop off bus, Saint Patrick’s cat and Epic museum. Needed a shuttle into the city as we docked in a container pier 😳. Much easier to grab a taxi, which we did for the drive back to the ship.

Akureyri, Iceland

5 out of 5
We walked through the town and to a small museum about 3km further. Not great signage but people very happy to assist. Majestic place. The fiord was by far the most scenic spot on the entire cruise.

Reykjavik, Iceland

4 out of 5
Excursion to the Parliament (Ring of Fire). Some parts of tour time consuming and really who needs awful coffee and cake when you are living in food heaven. However the guide was good and the continental plates were very interesting

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland

5 out of 5
Loved it! Loved the town. Loved the people. Loved the clean and free toilets, loved the prices at the tourist centre gift shop ( especially after the shock of Icelandic prices)

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Well organized and speedy.
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