We were not too sure about a cruise but we're so impressed with the experience will definitely do again. Fantastic staff and have become close friends with one in particular. The variety and presentation of food was fantastic. We were also extremely impressed with the variety and calibre of the
entertainment and shows on board. Only missed one night as just cannot fit everything in.
We met so many people from all walks of life, different cultures and countries. We were the only ones from New Zealand on board though and mainly got mistaken for being Australian or English. Very surprising were the number of Americans who cruised regularly. In particular an elderly woman who told me that she had been on nearly 200 cruises, had visited nearly every country, most cities but would you believe had never stepped off those cruises from the time she embarked till the time she disembarked. She said why should she associate with people that were inferior to her and also that she might catch something from them. To be honest I was gob smacked and had never met such a narrow minded person. We like to meet the locals in an area that we are visiting, participate in any cultural activities and actually see something of the place that we go to. This is the way to get educated.
This was my first cruise, and it could not have been better. The staff were amazing, couldn't do for me, being a single lady, I was not left sitting alone at the party areas, always a staff member to come and get me up to dance, very impressed by this, as its not much fun sitting watching everyone
else with partners having a great time.
The ship was immaculate at all times, the only thing I would do next cruise, is probably get a porthole or balcony cabin.
The Greek islands were beautiful, the sea so blue, and the weather was great as well.
Shame it was raining as we came back into Venice, but still enjoyed it.
I cant wait to do another cruise, and hope I get the service that Celebrity Cruises gave me.
One special part of my cruise, was when we docked at Suda Bay, and I got a taxi to the cemetery there, placed NZ poppies and flags on all the kiwi men who had died in World war 2. My Dad was taken prisoner by Germans, and was in a transit camp at Suda Bay, so it was very emotional for me, it was on my bucket list to go there to see the place where he was captured.
On the Celebrity Silhouette's itineraries are a range of Mediterranean cruises during the northern summer months, and some Caribbean excursions departing Fort Lauderdale in the winter. She also visits the Baltic and a selection of UK ports.
Launched in July of 2011, the ship is 1,033 feet long and 121 feet wide, carrying 2,800 passengers and 1,500 crew. She sails at a cruising speed of around 24 knots and draws 27 feet.
From a basic inside cabin to a Penthouse Suite, Celebrity adds a bit of luxury to all accommodations with elegant decor, quality furnishings, daily ice service, 24-hour complimentary room service, robes, flat screen TVs and more.
There are 1,443 cabins across 11 categories. At the top of the range, suite guests enjoy the all-inclusive experience: butler service, evening hors d'oeuvres, access to special lounges, fresh flowers, specialty dining, beverage packages and other great perks.
You'll find the best of both worlds on the Celebrity Silhouette during your days at sea. Relax in the spa, in a hot tub or in one of the Alcoves on deck 15. Stay active in the gym, in the pools, or with the CelebrityLife program of organised activities which includes four categories: Taste, Learn, Revive and Play. Classes, lectures, workshops, sports games and more are all put on by experienced crew to get you moving, mingling and enjoying your cruise to the fullest.
In the evenings, the bars come alive. There are more than a dozen venues where you can enjoy a quiet drink, get on the dancefloor or listen to some live tunes. Beer lovers will appreciate the ship's version of Michael's Club with a huge range on tap. Of course, if you'd rather sit back and be entertained, there is always the elegant Silhouette Theater.
The Silhouette's Grand Cuvee Dining Room is a huge, impressive space, quite the atmospheric place to have your dinner. Select Dining and the traditional set seatings mean you can eat in the style to which you are accustomed. More casual options include the great food stations at the Oceanview Cafe buffet, the poolside grill and the Solarium cafe. AquaClass passengers can dine at Blu which offers lighter spa-inspired fare.
Passengers wanting something a little different have plenty of specialty options, with the Celebrity Silhouette adding the Lawn Club Grill and the Porch to the classic Solstice-Class favourites such as Murano and Qsine.