I’ve recently returned from a wonderful Mediterranean cruise on board Celebrity Silhouette, one of the largest ships in Celebrity Cruises’ fleet. I loved the ship and really enjoyed my first experience sailing with Celebrity Cruises.
Celebrity Silhouette is part of the Solstice class of cruise ships, which also features Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Reflection. Celebrity Silhouette was launched in 2011, making her the second newest of the Solstice class, after Celebrity Reflection.
Celebrity Silhouette is a large, modern cruise liner with a gross tonnage of 122,000 and capacity for just under 3,000 passengers and 1,500 crew. Despite it being a very large ship, carrying a lot of people, it didn’t feel crowded or busy at all. The public areas on board are spacious, modern and have plenty of room for all guests to enjoy the facilities offered.
I found the staterooms on board to be somewhat larger and more spacious than many other ships I have previously sailed upon. The bathroom was considerably larger and the shower had the most room of any ship I’ve ever been on.
Perfect for those who don’t like to feel too constricted and cramped within their stateroom. Every cruise passenger also receives a bathrobe to use for the duration of their cruise holiday and every stateroom receives a complimentary Celebrity Cruises tote bag, which is perfect for taking your books and other bits and bobs up onto the deck for a spot of sunbathing.
Celebrity Silhouette also has the wonderful Lawn Club space which features a half-acre of real grass. That’s something you don’t see very often on a cruise ship! The grassy area at The Lawn Club is the perfect spot to sit on the grass and watch the world go by or get involved in a game of bowls in the grass. There are also live music and cheese and wine events on in The Lawn Club with passengers able to relax on cushions on the grass and enjoy the laid back atmosphere of this space.
Celebrity Silhouette has no less than 12 different restaurants and I had two fantastic meals in one of the speciality restaurants on board – Murano. This elegant and sophisticated restaurant was where I enjoyed a fantastic Crepe and delicious, fresh, meaty lobster cooked next to my table, a feature which I really enjoyed.
The service in Murano restaurant was exceptional and I couldn’t fault my experience there whatsoever. I highly recommend anyone who enjoys delicious food, great service and a relaxed but chic atmosphere to give this restaurant a try whilst they’re on board.
My favourite spot on the ship by far was The Sunset Bar, at the rear of the ship on deck 15. This was the best spot to admire the sailaway views in the evening whilst sipping a cocktail, beer, wine or whatever takes your fancy.