Mostly good cruise. Poor internet.

Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
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Celebrity Silhouette

10 Night Ultimate Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 12, 2021

Ship: Celebrity Silhouette

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6196

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Review summary

Overall the experience was pretty good. The average age of the passenger was around 64 years so there are no children on this cruise which for me is fine. I like the fact that everyone had a drink pass so they really work all that careful with regard to having to see your card, only needed a room number. The cabin was clean and very comfortable and the food in the dining hall just so so. But the specialty restaurants were very good. The biggest disappointment of the cruise was the fact they would not let us off for three of the five islands unless we bought excursions directly from celebrity. They said it had to do with the covid restrictions but it didn't make a lot of sense. The other big issue was the very poor performance of the internet. The whole technology stack for celebrity seemed a bit antiquated and other cruise lines certainly do a better job. I really enjoyed listening to Bryony Drake sing during the cruise. She has a great personality and is able to sing virtually any cover you can think of. That was a surprise.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Fastest ever! But the cruise was less than half full..

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Specialty was very good except for the sushi which was bland. Drinks were great. Buffet: pretty good except the pizza tasted like frozen pizza even though it was fresh. Service was great.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Really didn't partake in many as I never do.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
I wrote enjoyed the lounge dinner Bryony Drake. She was very good and full of personality.

Children's Programs

Only one 11 year old child on the whole cruise

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Absolutely great!!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Very very clean! Elevators absolutely the best. Would've liked a bit more places to sit on the outside of the lower decks but overall very happy.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Really nice cabin with a larger than normal balcony. No obstructed view that I could tell. Bed was great. Internet was bad.

Ship tip

If you need internet, perhaps you want another ship.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Hired my own driver and had a wonderful time!

Castries, St. Lucia

1 out of 5
Celebrity only allowed passengers off of they purchase an excursion. So if you didn't give them money, then you couldn't see the island.

Bridgetown, Barbados

1 out of 5
Celebrity only allowed passengers off of they purchase an excursion. So if you didn't give them money, then you couldn't see the island.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Hired my own driver and had a wonderful time!

Basseterre, St. Kitts

1 out of 5
Celebrity only allowed passengers off of they purchase an excursion. So if you didn't give them money, then you couldn't see the island.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
They were an hour late on disembarkation which was a concern for many who had morning airplane connections
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