Scheduled to make its first voyage in July 2011, the Celebrity Silhouette is a brand new cruise ship for the Celebrity cruise ship fleet. She offers all upgraded amenities, including everything you already love about the other Celebrity cruise ships. The Celebrity Silhouette will sail to Europe at first, and expanded itineraries will be added in early 2012. You’ll enjoy state of the art options that you won’t find on other cruise ships. Here is a quick overview of what you can expect on a Celebrity Silhouette cruise vacation.
Staterooms on the Silhouette
One of the biggest drawing points for the all new Celebrity Silhouette is the updated stateroom availability. 85% of the rooms offer veranda views that let you enjoy the open waters every minute of your cruise. The basic interior staterooms offer up to 200 square feet of living space including a sitting area. For a more luxurious experience, look at the plethora of suites available. You can find something simple such as the Sunset Veranda cabin, offering twin beds that convert in to a queen, and a private veranda to enjoy the water. This is a great room for a honeymoon cruise package. If you want something larger, look at the family ocean view staterooms with a veranda. This cabin sleeps 4 comfortably and isn’t overly expensive. The Sky suites offer floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and a private veranda with seating. For a truly spectacular cruise vacation, look at the Penthouse suites on the Celebrity Silhouette. These can’t really be classified as cabins since they offer so much more than a place to sleep. The Penthouse offers more than 1200 square feet of living space with a veranda that is almost 400 square feet. You’ll enjoy walk in closets, marble whirlpool tubs, in suite lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner service, as well as a butler at your service 24 hours a day. The Celebrity Silhouette offers cabins in all price ranges, so anyone can afford to take a Celebrity cruise and not go broke doing so.
Celebrity Silhouette Cellar Masters
The wine lovers will love the addition of a full wine experience. The Cellar Masters is a lounge like area where you can enjoy wine tastings, quiet conversation, and more. You can even take wine classes to expand your knowledge. You don’t need to be an aficionado to enjoy this experience. If you fall in love with a particular wine you can purchase bottles to take home with you as well. They will be held until you leave the ship, but the option is available to anyone.
Sky Observation Lounge
Another one of the newest features offered on the Celebrity Silhouette is the Sky Observation Lounge. This unique lounge has tables and comfortable chairs lined up along floor to ceiling windows. The feeling is having a sunroom on the cruise ship just for you to enjoy. You’ll be able to sit, have a cocktail, some snacks, and enjoy the sunrise, sunset, or just the open waters.
The Celebrity Silhouette offers all the traditional dining you already expect with a Celebrity cruise, plus a few new options. Blu Restaurant is a dining area available to the guests who have booked AquaClass rooms. This restaurant specializes in healthy selections for lunch and dinner. You can enjoy meals that are delicious and won’t pack on the pounds. This is a great restaurant for a light lunch or dinner.
Qsine is another one of the newer restaurants with Celebrity cruise lines. You’ll be able to enjoy food that is prepared to be just as much art as it is a meal. The décor is modern and elegant at the same time, and you’ll be able to enjoy dishes from all over the world.
The Lawn Club Grill is another new specialty restaurant exclusive to the Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship. This is a playful restaurant offering backyard barbecue style food. You can enjoy a juicy burger, rack of ribs, and more. The open air atmosphere is both cozy and comfortable.
The Porch is yet another concept restaurant on the Silhouette. You can enjoy fresh salads, specialty Panini’s, coffees, and more. There is no surcharge to grab something to eat here, but since it’s new there may be a wait if you don’t make plans ahead of time.
You’ll also be able to enjoy the restaurants you’ve already been to on other Celebrity cruises, such as Murano, and the main dining room.
The Hideaway and Artist Studio
If you want to get away to a quiet place to reflect while on your cruise vacation, the Celebrity Silhouette offers a perfect place for this. You can escape to your own private retreat at the hideaway. This is the perfect place to read a loved book, play solitary puzzles like Sudoku, or just catch up on work on your laptop.
The Art Studio is another great addition to the Celebrity line up. You’ll be able to get away and create. You can find classes on painting, jewelry making, cooking, bartending, and more. You can take classes or just escape and enjoy the muse the sea can offer.
Another area where the Celebrity Silhouette offers innovative designs, the Alcoves offers a camping like experience without leaving the ship. The grassed in area features cabana style retreats for up to 4 guests. During the day you can enjoy the ocean, and by night you can watch the stars and enjoy the fresh sea air. All of the Alcoves are equipped with WiFi, and drinks and snacks come to you by picnic basket. You’ll have to book these quickly as they are already popular and booking very fast.
Starting in July 2011 the Celebrity Silhouette will cruise to Germany, Spain, Rome, and Italy. This 7 night cruise starts at just $1300 per person. The Silhouette will stick to a European cruise path October, then will switch to a Caribbean cruise path. The last European cruise offered will be a Holy Land tour before Celebrity switches gears and repositions the ship. The Caribbean cruises will let you sail for anywhere from 8 to 18 days, and let you visit several of the most popular ports in the eastern, western, and southern Caribbean.
There are plenty of reasons to sail with Celebrity cruise lines. Getting the opportunity to sail on a brand new ship is rare. The Celebrity Silhouette won’t disappoint you.