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Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Celebrity Silhouette

12 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 01, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Silhouette

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9380

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Review summary

We enjoyed Celebrity and the ship Silhouette very much and cannot say enough about the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff. I would recommend this cruise to anyone.

Embarkation

2 out of 5
Poor because they changed the port from Fort Lauderdale to Miami and the bus shuttle provided from FL was awful. Had to wait 2 hours after the designated time for a bus to be transferred. We should have lined up our own transportation and been reimbursed.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Once on the ship it was great. Food was excellent in the main dining room and the specialty restaurants, and the buffet worked well for a salad for lunch after returning to the ship from our onshore excursions.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We did the wine and food pairing and the wines of the world tasting and we enjoyed them both. Instead of going to the pool area we enjoyed our balcony when we had the opportunity.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We enjoyed all the shows and they provided a good variety for all to enjoy.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the personnel on the ship were excellent to us and very helpful. Wait staff in both the specialty dining and main restaurant were very knowledgeable and friendly. Only complaint is the internet service that did not live up to what we were told we were buying and the IT staff was not very helpful.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
We were familiar with the design as we had cruised on the Equinox before and so this was as expected.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was on the back of the ship so it provided great views when leaving the ports and when at sea. I would book this type of cabin again and the concierge class was very nice and our attendant was always there to assist if needed. He did a great job of cleaning the cabin when we stepped out.

Ports of call

Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.

3 out of 5
Not a lot of options here but enjoyed learning some of the history of the island.

St. John's, Antigua

4 out of 5
We did a walking tour of the town and found it very informative and our guide was very knowledgeable of the area and history.

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Enjoyed a day at a private beach provided through an onshore excursion. It was very nice and secluded. Not crowded and we had plenty of time to relax and enjoy the water and the weather.

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
We enjoyed the Harrison Cave Tour and the narrative provided by our bus driver/guide as we drove through the Barbados countryside.

St. George's, Grenada

5 out of 5
We did the tour of Ft. George and Beach Tour. After walking through Fort George we went to a private beach, where it was very nice and clean and not crowded. Had a great time enjoying the water and beautiful views.

Kingstown, St. Vincent

4 out of 5
We did the Vermont Nature Trail hike with Top Dawg Tours. Our guide was excellent because he grew up in this area and was obviously very knowledgeable about the rain forest and surrounding area. The trail was more difficult and somewhat dangerous but our guide encouraged us to take our time and be safe and he never tried to rush us. While we did not get to see the parrots as we had hoped, it was very educational and we enjoyed it.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
We did the train ride around the island and the staff was very friendly and attentive. The train ride was rather rough and rocky but we saw a lot of the island and the narrative provided was excellent. Also, our bus driver on the way to and from the train was very good about explaining the different sights.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
We had to be bussed back to Fort Lauderdale from Miami and had a fairly early flight home so we were to be with the first group off. However, it took quite awhile for the ship to be cleared and when it was finally cleared it was about 45 minutes after our scheduled disembarkment. When we were finally released there was only one small walkway to get off the ship and people coming from all directions in a hurry to get off to catch their flights. Created a chaotic scene. Also, there was only one small elevator to go down to customs and with everyone having their luggage it took a long time.
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