Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review by Don and Char
- Sail Date: November 2018
- Destination: Transatlantic
- Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda
First of all, kudos to Sue Denning, the wickedly wonderful Cruise Director! Very talented Brit, who made every night enjoyable with her wit and talent. Embarkation and debarkation were fine ( as usual ). On the ship in minutes. Off ship later in the day, which we are fine with as we always stay one extra day to avoid the crowds at Ft. Lauderdale Airport.
Our room was typical of the balcony rooms we have had before. Rootesh, our stateroom attendant, truly cared about making sure our cabin was refreshed early every day and evening. Not much time spent on balcony on TransAtlantics in the winter months, but still enjoy the view.
The captain did a great job of directing the ship away from Hurricane Oscar, which had parked off the UK coast. Taking us further south, we skipped the larger waves and storms ( although we still had 16 ft swells, which we never have had before on TA cruises). Due to repositioning due to storm, we had to cancel Nassau ( not a big deal for us).
Entertainment was fair at best. We are constant cruisers, so we have seen all of the production shows several times. There were a few outstanding acts during the sea days, but wasn't great most nights.
Food in dining room was fine each night. We crack up how the portions get smaller and smaller ( although if you want more, you can still have it ).Vishal, our sever, made sure we were happy everynight.
Buffet food quality continues to get worse and worse on each cruise we take. Due to so many Brits on the ship, we were treated to many more UK dishes, including lots of curries. This was great. Just sad that the QUALITY of food continues to be cut on every cruise we go on ( thanks, corporate accountants!!)
We are Captain's Club Elite Plus, so enjoy the free drinks each night, great coffees at Cafe Al Bacio, internet and laundry perks.
We will continue to support Celebrity cruises and look forward to our upcoming cruise on the new EDGE.
Ports: Boston is always good ( a bit cold this time of year ) Great food, interesting history...don't miss North Boston with the best Italian food and pastries around.
An overnight in NYC was the highlight of the cruise. We enjoyed so much in the city, including great meals, shopping and sightseeing. We have been to Bermuda a few times, so other than waliking around King's Wharf, we found nothing special.