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 Canary Islands.
Day 3: Vigo, Spain
Spain's Atlantic coastline is home to the Galician town of Vigo and its many attractions. Explore the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Vigo and Plaza Constitucion in Casco Vella, before admiring the views from Castro Fortress. Immerse yourself in culture at Museo do Mar de Galicia, Museo Municipal de Vigo, and Museum of Contemporary Art. Discover the El Sireno sculpture at Porta do Sol or go shopping on Rua do Principe. Watch the fisherman at O Berbes and spend some time on Playa de Samil beach. Venture further afield to Santiago de Compostela and Pontevedra or even take a boat trip around the Cíes Islands.
Day 4: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 11: La Coruna, Spain
La Coruña overlooks the Bay of Coruña in the north-west corner of Spain. Step ashore and visit the Tower of Hercules, Castillo de San Anton, and Castillo de San Diego. Explore the Roman wall, historical buildings and the medieval Church of Santiago in Ciudad Vieja. Get a culture hit at the Museum of Sacred Art, Archaeological Museum and Military Museum. People-watch at La Marina and Plaza Maria Pita, or relax on the Playa Riazor and Playa del Orzan beaches. Enjoy some family fun at Aquarium Finisterrae, Science Museum and Domus — an interactive museum. Venture further afield to visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Santiago de Compostela, Betanzos and Ferrol.
Day 12: Bilbao, Spain
Discover the cosmopolitan Basque city and lively port of Bilbao. Surrounded by verdant green mountains, this city in northern Spain is home to the breathtaking modern and contemporary art at the Guggenheim Museum. Sample authentic tapas dishes in the family-run restaurants that line Casco Viejo, Bilbao's vibrant old quarter, and shop for handmade souvenirs at quirky independent boutiques. The modern transport links provide easy access to the two other capitals of the Basque Country — Vitoria and San Sebastián.
Day 14: Southampton, UK
Your cruise comes to an end at Southampton, where you disembark and make your way home.