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 Port of Southampton where you will board Celebrity Silhouette and sail onwards to Belgium.
Day 2: Zeebrugge (for Bruges), Belgium
This modern port of Zeebrugge features a pretty marina, beach and lively seafront promenade with cafes, hotels and easy access to Brussels — Belgium's vibrant capital city. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Grand Place, the city's central square, and see the 15th-century city hall or relax with a drink in a laid-back cafe. Take a romantic horse and carriage ride along the cobbled streets, passing local markets and winding canals. Known as the chocolate capital of the world — stop by some of the country's oldest and most-famous chocolatiers to sample traditional Belgian chocolate and take away some sweet treats.
Day 4: Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark's capital city, is your next port of call. Ride the old-style amusement rides at Tivoli Gardens or get up close to colourful marine life at National Aquarium Denmark. Shop 'til you drop along the world's longest pedestrian shopping street - Strøget. A tour of the Carlsberg Brewery is a popular choice or enjoy family-fun at Dyrehavsbakken amusement park. Kronborg Castle and Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen Island are a must-see for culture fans. If you fancy something different, why not head out to the workshops, galleries and organic eateries at Freetown Christiania? No trip to Copenhagen would be complete without a photo opportunity at the world-famous Little Mermaid statue.
Day 6: Stockholm, Sweden
Sweden's vibrant capital city, Stockholm, spans an archipelago of 14 islands on the Baltic Sea coastline. Filled with more than 40 bridges and many galleries, museums, gardens, and parks, this city is perfect for exploring.
Looking for culture? Visit Vasa Museum, The Royal Palace, Drottningholm Palace, and Skansen — the world's first open-air museum. If you're a music fan, head to the popular ABBA Museum or go to Brunnsviken for a beautiful lake surrounded by cafes and botanical gardens. There are more than 1,000 restaurants dotted across the city, as well as streets of boutiques and designer stores on Drottninggatan — including the Nordiska Kompaniet and Åhléns department stores.
Day 7: Helsinki, Finland
Today, disembark at Helsinki and head to the old town where you find Senate Square, Presidential Palace and Opera House. Walk through Gardenia — the city's tropical gardens — and visit Ateneum, which is home to Finnish and European art. Enjoy the mix of Slavic and Scandinavian architecture as you walk along the pretty waterfront of this cosmopolitan city.
Day 8-9: St. Petersbrug
St Petersburg is one of Russia's most iconic cities. From its ornate palaces and beautiful bridges to its glistening canals and picture-postcard sights - there is plenty to see around every corner. Visit the Palace Square to admire the amazing Winter Palace, gaze in awe at the gilded cupola of St Isaac's Cathedral and enjoy the fountains at Peterhof Palace. Marvel at artworks by the grand masters such as Leonardo Da Vinci, El Greco and Rembrandt at the Hermitage Museum. Indulge in retail therapy at the eclectic mix of shops at the Nevsky Prospect. A visit to the Conservatoire Theatre to see a Russian ballet show or a boat trip along the city's rivers and canals are the perfect way to spend the evening.
Day 10: Tallinn, Estonia
Today the ship docks in the Estonian capital of Tallinn. The well-preserved medieval old town enjoys UNESCO World Heritage Site status and is the perfect place to explore on foot. Visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Toompea Castle on top of Toompea Hill or spend some time in the Town Hall Square. Admire Peter the Great's Baroque Kadriorg Palace and the eclectic interior of Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin. Step back in time at Estonian Open Air Museum and Estonian Maritime Museum. View cutting edge art at Kumu art museum before enjoying lunch and city-wide views from the top of Tallinn TV Tower.
Day 12: Warnemunde (for Berlin), Germany
The German port town of Warnemunde sits on the Baltic Sea coast. Step ashore and take a stroll around the picturesque marina and beachfront. Admire the shops and fishing boats that line the nearby Alter Strom canal. Pay a visit to Edvard Munch Haus, the home of the renowned expressionist painter, and the impressive Warnemunde Church. Travel to the nearby Hanseatic red-brick town of Rostock with its Cultural History Museum, Petrikirche, Marienkirche, and the vibrant Kropeliner Strasse. Warnemunde is also your gateway to the sights and famous attractions of Berlin.
Day 15: Southampton, UK
The cruise comes to an end in Southampton where you disembark and make your way home.