Arrived at 3pm for a 6pm departure, we go through the terminal, showed our passport and boarding pass on the app, health checks including PCR results and before we knew it we are were being welcome onto the ship by the friendliest bunch of people ever.. no waiting no delays altogether it took around 12 mins.
Because of the Covid issues, there were excellent procedures in place to keep everyone safe, sanitizers, masks, social distancing, and limited capacity, only 1000 guests on a 2300 capacity ship. Everyone abided by the rules, without feeling too restricted, masks were worn when moving around inside the ship, only 4 in a lift with 2 meters between you.
We were directed to our Deluxe Stateroom with balcony in Aquaclass, which comes with some nice privileges. Including Blu restaurant, Jasmine Gardens with hotbeds and sauna. My first impression of the ship was wow!!! It’s amazing, incredible, the attention to detail is on point and it showed. We unpacked and went roaming around the ship. The Celebrity Silhouette® is impressive, with chic upgrades to the iconic Lawn Club, space to relax, and socialize in the fresh sea air, plus the Lawn Club Grill offers an interactive outdoor grilling experience. After a day of adventure you can unwind in your own cabana-styled haven at The Alcoves. 85% of the ship’s luxurious staterooms are enhanced by sweeping veranda views. Celebrity Cruises have created an extraordinary vacation experience.
Time for cocktails at one of 12 bars and dinner at Blu. Aqua Class guests’ exclusive complimentary restaurant, superb!!! There are 14 dining locations including 6 speciality restaurants including my favour Murano (French) Featuring tableside cooking and flambé dishes, the à la carte menu consists of four courses (appetisers, soups and salads, entrées and desserts) whilst the Five Senses tasting menu comprises of six courses paired with wine and designed to stimulate your senses. Book into a suite and all of these are included. Stay tuned for the next part of this adventure>>