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Hello friends! Once again, it's time for a vacation at sea and I'll be doing my second LIVE review from the beautiful Celebrity Silhouette sailing this Sunday! This will include two days pre cruise in Fort Lauderdale as I have activities planned including what will sure to be some fantastic dinners planned with friends at Cafe de Paris and Bimini Boatyard and yes, I promise food porn for all! :D

 

For those of you not familiar with me, fellow CC member and friend Radio inspired me to do my first ever live review which took place aboard Oasis of the Seas last October. It turned out pretty well and I appreciate all that followed along. I know there are some improvements that I can try to make to this second live, which I will elaborate on later.

 

Three of the best Celebrity reviews on here that I have seen are Radio's live from Silhouette from last year, Librarylady19's review of Reflection, and Gambee's review in progress of his sailing aboard Silhouette. Librarylady has a fantastic spreadsheet on cabins on Celebrity ships and for those of you unsure which cabin to select, I highly recommend you check it out. It is very helpful.

 

So let the fun begin and hope you all will join for what will hopefully be a great cruise aboard Silhouette. Like Radio would say, "Thanks for tuning in everyone!" :)

 

Celebrity Silhouette(via my dear friend Emmy)

 

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For this sailing, after discussion with friends and seeing reviews, I decided to book Aqua Class. Not only will Celebrity be a first for me, but so will AQ class.

 

I am in 1648 which is towards the aft, on the Penthouse deck(11)

 

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1648 is the second to last aqua colored cabin on the starboard side:

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Hi Chris !

I look forward to your " Live from Celebrity Silhouette April 7th sailing ". I am Platinum on Princess and will be doing the southern Carib again in 2 weeks.

I have only gone on Princess but enjoy following other roll calls and live reporting. Chris, you did a marvelous job reporting on the Oasis of the Seas. You delivered a wonderful variety of what people would be interested in.

A number of cruisers I met 2 cruises ago are going on the Royal Nov. 10, 2013. ( Actually, a group will be on my ship again in 2 weeks ) I remember seeing your posts on that site but now I notice it isn't listed for your future cruises. Did you decide not to go on the Royal ? I like to read about experiences people have on other cruise lines but I haven't been tempted to change since I already have some nice perks on Princess.

Safe journey and adventures to you and your fellow travelers.I will be checking in again.

Sali

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Hi Chris !

I look forward to your " Live from Celebrity Silhouette April 7th sailing ". I am Platinum on Princess and will be doing the southern Carib again in 2 weeks.

I have only gone on Princess but enjoy following other roll calls and live reporting. Chris, you did a marvelous job reporting on the Oasis of the Seas. You delivered a wonderful variety of what people would be interested in.

A number of cruisers I met 2 cruises ago are going on the Royal Nov. 10, 2013. ( Actually, a group will be on my ship again in 2 weeks ) I remember seeing your posts on that site but now I notice it isn't listed for your future cruises. Did you decide not to go on the Royal ? I like to read about experiences people have on other cruise lines but I haven't been tempted to change since I already have some nice perks on Princess.

Safe journey and adventures to you and your fellow travelers.I will be checking in again.

Sali

 

Sali, good to see you again. I may or may not sail on the Royal. It's not a knock on Princess but I really like what RCCL has to offer and anxious to experience what Celebrity has to offer. I may decide to settle down with these two cruise lines and start building up cruises to get the perks

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Chris,

 

Thank you so much for your Live Review of the Silhouette! As you know; my wife and I truly enjoy the Solstice class ships and I look forward to your review of this one! I'm already subscribed to the thread... ;)

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Chris,

 

Thank you so much for your Live Review of the Silhouette! As you know; my wife and I truly enjoy the Solstice class ships and I look forward to your review of this one! I'm already subscribed to the thread... ;)

 

Thanks Tim for following along. I'll be heading for my pre flight hotel shortly :)

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Hi Chris!! I am so excited for you to start this new adventure!! You are such a great person and so fun to be with. I can't wait to hear all about this cruise. I have yet to sail on Celebrity, so I am interested to see photos of the ship as well as hear all about the ports of call. You take AWESOME photos, and I am looking forward to that!! Keep that smile on your face and have the time of your life!!

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Sali, good to see you again. I may or may not sail on the Royal. It's not a knock on Princess but I really like what RCCL has to offer and anxious to experience what Celebrity has to offer. I may decide to settle down with these two cruise lines and start building up cruises to get the perks

 

Chris, it will be interesting to read your thoughts about the RCCL and Celebrity and how they compare after you experience this cruise. Not matter what line you cruise, I always feel it is an opportunity to meet wonderful people who are so willing to share their experiences. I love to hear the positives but the negatives also help me avoid situations, unsafe places or disappointing tours.

I am smiling because you are starting your adventure and I know it will bring you to fun experiences and friends you haven't met yet.

Sali

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Subscribed! Ready and waiting for all the great pics, comments, thoughts, comparisons, etc.

 

Have a great time, hope you meet a lot of great people, and be safe!!

 

Still think you should join us in a few weeks. You know we have a great group as you have seen on our roll call.

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Will be very interested in your embarkation as we will be boarding on the 14th. Specifically would appreciate boarding time. Are there any delays because of the sequestration. We have a flight coming in at 9am. Will we have a long wait before boarding?

 

Thanks! Have a great trip.

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Will be very interested in your embarkation as we will be boarding on the 14th. Specifically would appreciate boarding time. Are there any delays because of the sequestration. We have a flight coming in at 9am. Will we have a long wait before boarding?

 

Thanks! Have a great trip.

 

I know that we've all received the email saying due to the sequestration(I won't really get into it other than I think it's a load of bull) they are asking people not to show up for boarding till 12pm

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Hi Chris!! I am so excited for you to start this new adventure!! You are such a great person and so fun to be with. I can't wait to hear all about this cruise. I have yet to sail on Celebrity, so I am interested to see photos of the ship as well as hear all about the ports of call. You take AWESOME photos, and I am looking forward to that!! Keep that smile on your face and have the time of your life!!

 

It's good to see you Wendy! Thanks for the kind words :)

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YAY!!!! Finally, Chris, I have been very patiently waiting for you to start your live review!!! Can't wait for the food porn too!!! This is going to be awesome!!!

 

Okay, I am ready!!!

 

:D:p;)

 

Barb

 

Hi Barb! I still get a kick out of the words food porn. :D

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I have arrived at the hotel I will be staying at before flying out in the morning. The Radisson, which is only 2 miles from O'hare International. It's a very nice hotel:

 

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A sleep number bed!!

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Am I good or what? Managed to park my car right behind my room! :p

 

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Chris, I'm sorry to say I probably won't have time to read this thread, because I will be living the cruise, live, with you.

 

I am sooooooooooo, ready!

 

BILL

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Chris, I'm sorry to say I probably won't have time to read this thread, because I will be living the cruise, live, with you.

 

I am sooooooooooo, ready!

 

BILL

 

I'm ready too. Besides you can read it another time :D

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Hello friends! Once again, it's time for a vacation at sea and I'll be doing my second LIVE review from the beautiful Celebrity Silhouette sailing this Sunday! This will include two days pre cruise in Fort Lauderdale as I have activities planned including what will sure to be some fantastic dinners planned with friends at Cafe de Paris and Bimini Boatyard and yes, I promise food porn for all! :D

 

For those of you not familiar with me, fellow CC member and friend Radio inspired me to do my first ever live review which took place aboard Oasis of the Seas last October. It turned out pretty well and I appreciate all that followed along. I know there are some improvements that I can try to make to this second live, which I will elaborate on later.

 

Three of the best Celebrity reviews on here that I have seen are Radio's live from Silhouette from last year, Librarylady19's review of Reflection, and Gambee's review in progress of his sailing aboard Silhouette. Librarylady has a fantastic spreadsheet on cabins on Celebrity ships and for those of you unsure which cabin to select, I highly recommend you check it out. It is very helpful.

 

So let the fun begin and hope you all will join for what will hopefully be a great cruise aboard Silhouette. Like Radio would say, "Thanks for tuning in everyone!" :)

 

Celebrity Silhouette(via my dear friend Emmy)

 

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It was my pleasure to take these photos for you Chris when we were on Navigator of the Seas in Feb. These are of

'Silly':):) when she was in Grand Cayman.

 

Look forward to reading and enjoying this cruise vicariously. Hugs Em

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It was my pleasure to take these photos for you Chris when we were on Navigator of the Seas in Feb. These are of

'Silly':):) when she was in Grand Cayman.

 

Look forward to reading and enjoying this cruise vicariously. Hugs Em

 

It's good to see you Emmy! So glad you could follow along :)

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For those who are wondering what camera I use here is the link with the info:

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+NEX5RK+16.1MP+Digital+Compact+System+Camera+with+E+18-55mm+f/3.5-5.6+OSS+Lens+-+Silver/6575288.p?id=1218757819149&skuId=6575288

 

It's a fantastic camera and I'm so glad I made this purchase a year ago

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