The award-winning Celebrity Silhouette joined the Celebrity Cruises fleet in July 2011. This impressive Solstice Class ship blends innovative features with the attentive service, stylish staterooms and excellent culinary experience that are synonymous with her five-star rating. Days on-board float by in inimitable style, whether you're luxuriating in a hot stone massage at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, enjoying the seclusion of The Alcoves, indulging in some designer shopping at the Bulgari and Michael Kors boutiques, or experiencing outdoor barbecuing in the interactive Lawn Club.
Deck 12 is the hub of the ship during 'at sea' days. The two outdoor pools are surrounded by plenty of comfortable sun loungers, with a pool bar close at hand for refreshments. The solarium is a child-free zone where waterfalls and a serene pool set the scene. While the adjoining Canyon Ranch SpaClub, Persian Garden and Fitness Centre cater to both your mind and body. The Art Studio is the place to get creative with a painting class or why not relax with the latest best-seller in the library? The Fun Factory is packed with fun and games for 3 to 12 year olds, and the X Club chill-out zone and evening dance club is reserved for teenagers.
Celebrity Silhouette brings together a world of flavours and dining styles. The Grand Cuvee Restaurant spans two decks and offers traditional two-sitting dining and Celebrity Select Dining options. The contemporary styling and impressive two-deck high wine tower complement the five-course culinary experience. AquaClass guests have exclusive access at breakfast and dinner to the innovative and healthy menu in the Blu restaurant. The Oceanview Cafe offers made-to-order pasta, pizza, sushi, stir-fries, a salad bar, and a variety of a main courses and desserts in a casual setting. Bistro on Five features an open kitchen and serves tasty crepes, soups, salads, paninis and desserts. The Mast Grill & Bar features alfresco fast-food fare or you can enjoy health conscious options in the Aqua Spa Cafe.
A selection of speciality restaurants enhances the on-board culinary journey. The Tuscan Grille is the ship's steakhouse featuring a contemporary and Italian-inspired menu of steaks and seafood dishes. Indulge in world-class cuisine and impeccable service in the French-style Murano restaurant, while Qsine is on-hand as the fun-food restaurant where you select from a menu of bite-size treats via iPads. You can also try tucking into freshly-cooked, rustic barbecued fare at the Lawn Club Grill.
From your morning espresso to champagne and cocktails in the evening, the bars and lounges on-board Celebrity Silhouette hit the spot. Savour freshly brewed Lavazza coffee and ice-cream filled waffle cones in Cafe al Bacio Bar & Gelateria. Chill-out in Cellar Masters and enjoy a glass of wine specially selected for you by the wine sommelier, or watch master mixologists create colourful cocktails in the Martini Bar. Royal, Reflection, Penthouse, Signature and Celebrity Suite guests have exclusive access to Michael's Club private lounge with its complimentary daytime drinks, evening canapés and tasty cocktails.
The evening entertainment on Celebrity Silhouette has something for everyone. The Silhouette Theatre hosts Broadway-style shows, comedians, magicians, acrobats and dancing, although the place to enjoy film screenings, game shows, bingo and stand-up comedians is Celebrity Central. The Sky Observation Deck is a quiet refuge by day and buzzing venue by night with live music, dancing and themed parties. Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails and live music in the Ensemble Lounge, or try your luck at the gaming tables and slot machines in the Vegas-style Fortunes Casino.
Day 1: Southampton, UK
Arrive at the port of Southampton where you will board Celebrity Silhouette for your journey onwards to the Azores.
Day 4: Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal
Ponta Delgada is the capital of São Miguel island in the Azores. Stroll along the waterfront promenade and enjoy lunch at one of the many seafood restaurants. Explore the renaissance bastions and battlements at São Brás Fortress and enjoy a unique photo opportunity in front of the city's Portas de Cidade gateway. Venture out of the city to admire the clear-blue waters at Lagoa de Fogo crater lake and bathe in natural springs at Ponta de Ferraria.
Day 6: Funchal, Madeira
It is very easy to see why Madeira has gained the name of 'The Garden Island'. Lush greenery with an array of tropical fruits, this island is a favourite on many cruise itineraries. Take gondola ride to the mountain village of Monte to experience some of the most breathtaking views of the island, then take the thrilling way down on a local toboggan, winding and bending over the cobbles; this is something you won’t want to miss. For wine lovers, venture out into the vineyards and experience some of the famous wine of the region.
Day 7: Tenerife, Canary Islands
Snow topped mountains contrasted with sandy beaches make Tenerife a firm favourite with tourists. Loro Park, the islands famous water park, is a popular choice for those looking to see the whale and dolphin shows and then head into the city centre and take in some local tapas whilst shopping in the array of shops here. With year round sunshine the beaches on the island will always welcome you to sit back relax and enjoy whilst topping up your tan.
Day 8: Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Arrive in Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria. Explore the impressive Santa Ana Cathedral, Plaza de Santa Ana, Palacio Regental, and the Bishop's Palace in Vegueta - the oldest part of the city. Spend the day sunbathing on Playa de Las Canteras, regarded as one of the world's best beaches, or enjoy live Canarian folk music and dancing at Pueblo Canario. Relax in the idyllic surroundings of Parque Doramas or enjoy a leisurely coffee on Plaza Cairasco. Discover national treasures dating back from Roman times at El Museo Canario. Admire the indigenous flora and fauna at the Jardin Botanico Viera y Clavijo, travel to the famous Maspalomas dunes or join a trek to the Bandama Caldera.
Day 9: Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Fuerteventura, the second largest of Spain’s Canary Islands is known for its striking white sand beaches and stunningly cool coastline. Sunbathe in the sand dunes on Parque Natural de las Dunas or make the most of the fantastic coastal breeze and participate in the island's popular water sport of windsurfing. Visit Corralejo, the most popular town on the island, where you’ll find the perfect balance of old and new, or explore the untouched bays and volcanic slopes of Fuerteventura.
Day 10: Lanzarote, Canary Islands
The ship drops anchor today on the island of Lanzarote. Admire Castillo San Gabriel and Castillo San Jose that form the backdrop to Arrecife harbour. The beautiful golden sand of Playa del Reducto is ideal for a morning's sunbathing, or take a stroll along the seafront promenade to the peaceful Playa del Cable. Venture inland to explore the landscape of Timanfaya National Park's fire mountains or uncover the spectacular natural concert hall and subterranean lagoon at Cueva de Los Verdes.
Day 12: Lisbon, Portugal
Spread across seven hills on the shores of River Tagus is Portugal's capital city, Lisbon. Pavement cafes, bustling squares and serene gardens sit alongside palaces, bridges and castles in this waterside city.
Immerse yourself in culture at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and National Museum of Contemporary Art, or enjoy the colourful marine life at Oceanarium. Take a vintage tram ride through the city's cobbled streets, admiring Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower on the way. Haggle for bargains at the lively Thieves Market, or explore designer shops on Rua do Carmo, Rua Garrett and Avenida da Liberdade.
Venture further afield and discover the fairytale places and ornate villas in Sintra or go dolphin-watching in Setúbal.
Day 15: Southampton, UK
our cruise comes to an end at Southampton, where you disembark and make your way home.