Celebrity Silhouette

Suzanne Barney on 08 October 2015
After my wonderful experience on Celebrity Reflection last year I decided to do a cruise once again on Celebrity Silhouette her sister ship. The itinerary this time was slightly different with a couple of crossovers but we decided this time maybe not to do as many excursions and enjoy the ship more. So we started off at Rome heading towards Salerno ( Amalfi Coast) then heading towards Sicily , Marseilles, Nice, Corsica and finally Livorno in Italy before returning to Rome . We knew the weather could be a bit iffy due to the time of year so were delighted to be greeted with hot sunny weather in Rome. As soon as we were on board I changed into my swimwear and headed straight to the master grill. I am not a fast food sort of girl however the burgers on Celebrity are to die for !

The benefit of doing a sister ship was we felt we were returning home and could find our way around quite easily and decided that this year we would try and get to more of the entertainment venues. The casino bar and the cinema was showing the Rugby world cup so the men could keep an eye on what was going on and also premiership football as well . We were on the free classic drinks package which meant we could drink cocktails and spirits to our hearts content without worrying about the bar bill . You can also have speciality coffees in the Café al Bacio on this package which is a great addition.

The food on celebrity is awesome. The buffet restaurant is great so much choice . Breakfast I settled on fresh fruit and muesli for the first few days. Then I decided scrambled eggs and smoked salmon might be nice , or should I go for full English, omlettes ,pancakes or pastries. Or do I go and have ala carte where I am served and there might be some portion control. Evening was 4 courses and the good was amazing Beef Wellington, Lobster, steak Diane, scallops and snails in garlic deserve a mention. So to fend off the calories we walked a lot we did the stairs , we went to the fully equipped gym, we shot a few hoops of Basketball ,and played table tennis. We did also lie on the very comfy sunbeds wondering when the next meal time was.

The buffet also did afternoon tea which we made once such a huge selection of cakes.we only made it once. Plus a brunch on day whilst we were at sea. It was beautiful with ice sculptures and a huge selection of food including a chocolate fountain on the sweet table. The Grand Curvee restaurant where we ate is very glamorous we were on select dining so we just turned up and we were allocated to our table. We mostly had a table for 2 but we did opt for a table of 6 one night and met some lovely people from Australia and USA.

Entertainment was very good there was live music all around the ship plus a DJ who got everyone dancing with Themed nights utilizing the Sky deck.. The activities team worked really hard with quizzes and competitions throughout the cruise.I also played on the slot machines an addiction I picked up in Las Vegas and was quids in finishing about £200 up which paid for the spa treetments. We also ate in The Tuscan Grille one night as a belated birthday meal . Our table was by the window so we could see the full moon and the trail of the ship in the ocean what a perfect spot We also did a few tours Herculaneum, Monte Carlo and Taormina in Sicily just half days which were perfect durations as that way we were back in time for lunch and to recouperate on a sun bed. Weather was perfect until the last 2 days when a storm caught up with us but it was no big deal. The indoor solarium was perfect with its jazussi, pool & loungers is a great place to switch off and read a book So if you love good food , need to switch off and see some great places a cruise is a must!