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Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review

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4 out of 5
Celebrity Silhouette

14 Night Scandinavia & Russia (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 30, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Silhouette

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9237

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Cruise was different but nice to see other places that we normally wouldn’t visit . We haven’t been on Celebrity before we normally go Royal Caribbean - think we have been spoilt , don’t expect towel animals (you won’t get it) this as far as we are concerned is not a family friendly ship , and a lot of staff and passengers mentioned it . But on the whole it was nice but better communication would be good .

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth and easy process , staff friendly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room , staff polite and helpful, food good , puddings the same nearly every night but must say I had the best steak ever down there. Kids menu is adequate, but not brilliant.

Oceanview Cafe and Bar

3 out of 5

Repetitive food , if you like spicy food then great but tough if u don’t - breakfast excellent, but beware , on a sea day you will struggle to get a seat , and the staff just shrugged when asked where else can we sit

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Pool

4 out of 5

If you have children remember to try and get a spot near the pool , otherwise they won’t let your children in the pool. Needless to say we did have an altercation with the member of staff , who then moved sub beds for us to sit on .

Shops on the Boulevard

3 out of 5

All high end items , staff ok but not overly friendly, duty free shop , very poor only a few bits for sale .

Solarium

2 out of 5

This is free !!! But family time is 5-7pm , and children under 16 yrs not allowed in pool until bang on 5pm , even though there was no one in the pool , my daughter had to wait 3 hours to get in an empty pool that hadn’t been used all afternoon/ no common sense!

Jogging Track

4 out of 5

My hubby used the track , it’s not a wide track and the walkers can get in your way but that’s just timing.

Fitness Center

4 out of 5

My hubby used the gym and indoor pool every day before breakfast, he says it was good .

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We could always get a seat in the theatre 🎭, which was great , the musicals show was ok but we only knew 3 of the songs , the final acrobatic show was amazing, never seen anything like that close up , a must go , even the singers were great .

Children's Programs

2 out of 5

Arcade

2 out of 5

Very small and loud

XClub

2 out of 5

Never found it

Fun Factory

3 out of 5

We were not told where to find this or where it was , my daughter, found it through a friend she made and enjoyed it , but it was too late .

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our dining room staff were amazing and couldn’t do enough. The room attendant was ok but not talkative (not what we are used too) spoke to sue the cruise director who said she would get back to us and never did !!! Photographers were amazing👍🏻

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Bit dated (but it’s going in for a refit) very clean , 1 lift constantly not working. Tv in rooms was rubbish, no kids channel and only 7/8 free films to watch, but you can buy an old film to watch for $14 ?!? The ship was kept clean .

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had a balcony cabin , wardrobe was very small (for 4 of us) no outside light on balcony. Bathroom very good , shower not powerful but was ok . Tv was not good , no channel for kids . We loved the pulman bed . Cabin was ideal 2 but a bit cramped for 4 . Cabin was very clean . Remember to open the door if you want to hear the captain talking ( it doesn’t come into the room).

Ship tip

It’s not as child friendly as they state, shuttle busses are very expensive, most are $20 each . Make sure you get up early to bag a good sunbed ( take a book to reserve to sun bed all day)

Ports of call

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

4 out of 5
We did a trip to the Nevesky Prospect (cheapest one) our guide was nice and knowledgable. We were able to walk around and wander at our leisure here . Russia was very clean but ppl did not appear very happy .

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

4 out of 5
Yet again lack of information ℹ️ from the boat , we walked along the marina and through the underpass , where the railway station is , beautiful, quaint place , very clean. But apparently there is a beautiful beach 🏖 within walking distance, which they didn’t mention.

Copenhagen, Denmark

4 out of 5
Beautiful lovely place , little mermaid 🧜‍♀️ is about 15 mins on foot , we walked and saw more of this beautiful place, Shuttle bus $20 pp We also docked at Stockholm, it was 45 min walk into town , we got a taxi which was €33 , to come back was €40 because the roads were busier?!! Nice clean place . Shuttle bus was $40 per adult & $20 per child

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
Lovely place , walked from the boat , about 20 mins to the centre , lots of shops . Best place to get a big Russian doll. Shuttle bus $10 pp

Visby, Sweden

5 out of 5
Absolutely loved this place , you can walk from the boat , and it goes through a lovely park . Shuttle bus $10 pp

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Excellent, changed time to suit us (which was no problem) and everything was straight forward, found cases straight away - bonus . Lots of taxis waiting. 👍🏻
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