Jump to content

LIVE from Celebrity Silhouette, sailing April 7th!


Recommended Posts

Is it time for my next LIVE review yet? Can't wait to be on board Reflection after experincing Silhouette. But December seems forever :p

 

Time to book another cruise or 2 in between. That's always my solution to the "big" cruise. :-)

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. Please excuse any typographical errors.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Chris, I just caught your review WOW great job! I loved the pictures and the food porn lol. It was nice that celebrity gave you thumbs up. I have never been to Labadee so looking at your review it looks amazing . I can't wait till the next live review great job again:D

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi Chris, I just caught your review WOW great job! I loved the pictures and the food porn lol. It was nice that celebrity gave you thumbs up. I have never been to Labadee so looking at your review it looks amazing . I can't wait till the next live review great job again:D

 

I appreciate that. Next one will be from Celebrity Reflection sailing December 7th :)

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
Cabins...

I had a junior suite on Oasis. Nice and roomy, had a shower/bathtub combo plus a larger balcony than the standard ones.

 

On Silhouette I had a balcony cabin but in Aqua Class. A nice sized cabin but with the perks such as fresh fruit, appetizers(when I ordered them) plus loved that handheld shower plus the massaging jets.

 

Slight edge to.... Silhouette

 

Dining...

The MDR on Oasis was nice. Food was very good. As far as specialty restaurants I dined at Chops Grille, Giovanni's, and Izumi. Giovanni's was excellent. One big downfall in the MDR on Oasis was the lack of enforcement on the dress code especially on formal nights. Johnny Rocket's was a very good choice for breakfast. Great coffee all around.

 

My MDR on Silhouette was Blu and the food was excellent IMHO. The duck was superb, so were the steaks. As far as specialty restaurants, I dined at Tuscan Grille, Qsine, and Lawn Club Grill. Tuscan was very good as was Qsine but too much food! Can't believe I said that. LCG was good but not worth the 40 dollar cover charge. Bistro on 5 was a great choice for lunch

 

Clear edge to.... Silhouette

 

Activities:

 

Oasis will blow you away with activities. It's fun all day long but without bopping you over the head with it. The comedy show was a riot, so was Love and Marriage and Quest. Oasis of Dreams is a must see in my opinion at the Aquatheater.

 

Silhouette had good activities but more subdued. The sin city comedy show was great. Liars club was funny and loved the improv comedy show(good job Nancy)

 

By the way both ships did an excellent job of keeping announcements to a minimum. But in this area,

 

Clear edge goes to.... Oasis

 

More to come my friends

Hi Chris,

Ron was saying you had a review that included a not so positive opinion of the Alcoves. I have to rebuff that. We had an Alcove on the Sea Day going home. April 13th. It was very hot and sunny. It was so nice to have a luxurious shaded area to relax in. We had a butler that brought us fruit, cold water and cold towels. He brought us our favorite spirits too. We lounged and listened to music on the iPod. We watched as families took pictures in the Big Chairs. We napped on and off. I gazed out on the ocean to watch ships. When we got hot, we walked to the pool for a dip, but where so happy to get away from the crowds to go back to our oasis. All the Alcoves were rented. Best $149 I spent on the cruise. I would absolutely do it again. It was my favorite day on the ship!

Hope to see you on the Quantum!

Rita

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi Chris,

Ron was saying you had a review that included a not so positive opinion of the Alcoves. I have to rebuff that. We had an Alcove on the Sea Day going home. April 13th. It was very hot and sunny. It was so nice to have a luxurious shaded area to relax in. We had a butler that brought us fruit, cold water and cold towels. He brought us our favorite spirits too. We lounged and listened to music on the iPod. We watched as families took pictures in the Big Chairs. We napped on and off. I gazed out on the ocean to watch ships. When we got hot, we walked to the pool for a dip, but where so happy to get away from the crowds to go back to our oasis. All the Alcoves were rented. Best $149 I spent on the cruise. I would absolutely do it again. It was my favorite day on the ship!

Hope to see you on the Quantum!

Rita

 

I am glad you had a positive experience with the alcoves. I never used them so maybe if I had my feelings would be different. I just know that the days I went by they never seemed to be occupied and I just felt it was a head scratcher that they faced inward instead of the ocean. I guess I was more frustrated that they seemed to have the lawn chained off so much when we had such great weather. By the way I have a roll call going for the 12 day southern Caribbean sailing aboard Quantum on 4/12/2015 :D

Link to post
Share on other sites
I am glad you had a positive experience with the alcoves. I never used them so maybe if I had my feelings would be different. I just know that the days I went by they never seemed to be occupied and I just felt it was a head scratcher that they faced inward instead of the ocean. I guess I was more frustrated that they seemed to have the lawn chained off so much when we had such great weather. By the way I have a roll call going for the 12 day southern Caribbean sailing aboard Quantum on 4/12/2015 :D

 

 

Chris, I agree 100% about the alcoves. We never saw them use donce in 12 days on our Med cruise on the Silhoutte last summer. It seems such a waste!

 

Thanks for the review by the way, it brought back some fab memories of the ship!

Edited by KaththeTaff
Link to post
Share on other sites
I am glad you had a positive experience with the alcoves. I never used them so maybe if I had my feelings would be different. I just know that the days I went by they never seemed to be occupied and I just felt it was a head scratcher that they faced inward instead of the ocean. I guess I was more frustrated that they seemed to have the lawn chained off so much when we had such great weather. By the way I have a roll call going for the 12 day southern Caribbean sailing aboard Quantum on 4/12/2015 :D

 

Hi Chris,

 

We have to agree with you on the Alcoves - a view of the ocean would be so much better! I started to read your review at the beginning but then we were on route to the Solstice April 8th out of Sydney - the internet was as bad as you started to say or even worse on the Solstice so now home so just caught up today on your great review. We have been on the Eclipse and now the Solstice without the Alcoves and prefer them but now after being on Silhouette and Reflection if Celebrity is going to have them figure out a way to face the ocean! You have inspired me to look at Quantum - your embark is my partner's B'day! Thanks you for all your hard work,

 

Richard

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi Chris,

 

We have to agree with you on the Alcoves - a view of the ocean would be so much better! I started to read your review at the beginning but then we were on route to the Solstice April 8th out of Sydney - the internet was as bad as you started to say or even worse on the Solstice so now home so just caught up today on your great review. We have been on the Eclipse and now the Solstice without the Alcoves and prefer them but now after being on Silhouette and Reflection if Celebrity is going to have them figure out a way to face the ocean! You have inspired me to look at Quantum - your embark is my partner's B'day! Thanks you for all your hard work,

 

Richard

 

I appreciate that. I am looking forward to both Reflection and Quantum

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...
Chris,

 

Your review is awesome! I love Celebrity and hope you do also now.

 

Chris,

 

I now have to get a trip in on Oasis of the Sea if I can breakaway from my new love Celebrity! Thanks for your pictures and the comparisons.

 

CJ

 

I am pretty much sold on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity now. I am sailing on Allure in November and looking forward to it :)

Link to post
Share on other sites

That was an awsome review and the pictures where fabulous. Thankyou

 

We are off on our first ever Celebrity Cruise soon, can't wait.

 

Where there many kids on your cruise, did thet seem to be well accomodated for?

 

Thanks again for your amazing effort.

Link to post
Share on other sites
That was an awsome review and the pictures where fabulous. Thankyou

 

We are off on our first ever Celebrity Cruise soon, can't wait.

 

Where there many kids on your cruise, did thet seem to be well accomodated for?

 

Thanks again for your amazing effort.

 

I appreciate that D. To be honest there were very few kids on our cruise but they did indeed same to be well taken care of :)

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...

Hello everyone! For all that subscribed and were kind enough to follow along, I just wanted you to know my next LIVE will be coming up from the incredible Allure of the Seas sailing November 17th.

I will of course be doing the pre-cruise build up. Hope you all can tune in on November 14th for the fun! :)

 

Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Forums mobile app

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hello everyone! For all that subscribed and were kind enough to follow along, I just wanted you to know my next LIVE will be coming up from the incredible Allure of the Seas sailing November 17th.

I will of course be doing the pre-cruise build up. Hope you all can tune in on November 14th for the fun! :)

 

Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Forums mobile app

 

Nice!!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hello everyone! For all that subscribed and were kind enough to follow along, I just wanted you to know my next LIVE will be coming up from the incredible Allure of the Seas sailing November 17th.

I will of course be doing the pre-cruise build up. Hope you all can tune in on November 14th for the fun! :)

 

Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Forums mobile app

 

Chris, I won't be following along because I'm cruising on the 17th as well, but I'll be looking forward to reading it when I come back. Best live reviews on CC! :D

Link to post
Share on other sites
Embarkation was ok. We were on board around 12:30. This will come as no shock to a lot of posters... the terminal Celebrity uses leaves much to be desired

Hi Chris. I am loving your review! We are on the same cruise in 2014! Can't wait. We've been on the Eclipse and Reflection and are looking forward to the Silhouette. I have a question about embarkation: Does Celebrity still serve champagne as you board? Just curious...such a nice gesture and makes you feel like your vacation has begun!! Thanks!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi Chris. I am loving your review! We are on the same cruise in 2014! Can't wait. We've been on the Eclipse and Reflection and are looking forward to the Silhouette. I have a question about embarkation: Does Celebrity still serve champagne as you board? Just curious...such a nice gesture and makes you feel like your vacation has begun!! Thanks!

 

Not when we boarded but it was served on the lawn at the Sunset Bar when we left the pier

 

Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Forums mobile app

Link to post
Share on other sites
Not when we boarded but it was served on the lawn at the Sunset Bar when we left the pier

 

Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Forums mobile app

 

Looks like I'll just miss you we get off the Royal princess on the 17th I think that was the cruise we going to originally do?? The Allure is in St.thomas with us

Link to post
Share on other sites
Looks like I'll just miss you we get off the Royal princess on the 17th I think that was the cruise we going to originally do?? The Allure is in St.thomas with us

 

I will be boarding the day you are leaving the Royal. It was indeed my original plan.... we'll be doing the western route on Allure

 

Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Forums mobile app

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • SPECIAL EVENT: Q&A with Barbara Muckermann, CMO Silversea Cruises
      • ICYM Our Cruise Critic Live Special Event: Explore the Remote World with Hurtigruten!
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • Canadian Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...