Mixed sort of cruise
Leigh B | October 15, 2018 | Celebrity Cruises | Celebrity Silhouette
1st time in a couple of years on Silhouette & I would say a few things showed it was nearly end of the season – cushions on chairs in passport bar lost their body, some wooden handrails missing due I suspect to maintenance.
The places visited were good with perhaps Ponta Delgada being the biggest disappointment as we tend to walk around a lot & there was very little to see & it was a bit dirty & unloved except around the actual cruise terminal.
The majority of shuttles came at a financial cost & in our opinion were a rip-off because of short distance travelled.
Breakfasts & lunches were their usual high standard but the dinner choices in the evening were somewhat of a disappointment – in fact, 2 main courses were rejected because the meat was inedible – a selection of cheeses was rubbish.
However the staff were brilliant especially our room steward -Schubert – main dining room team – Shakhile, Romano & Milan – plus Radley & John in the Sunset Bar.
Weather was largely excellent but as usual, sunbeds were very badly organised & too close together.
Our balcony stateroom was kept very clean & tidy with the shower as usual excellent.
Shops standard range of cheap & exorbitant – free raffle to celebrate Michael Kors sale was ridiculous in that the winner received a key ring
Embarkation & disembarkation were very smooth.
Eavesway coach was excellent both ways.
My feeling is that Celebrity is cutting corners to stay competitive.
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