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 in Southampton and board Celebrity Silhouette for your fourteen-night cruise.
Day 4: Gibraltar
Gibraltar is a vibrant slice of Britain at the heart of the sunny Mediterranean. From its helmet-wearing policeman and fish and chips to familiar stores such as Marks & Spencer, this place truly feels like home. Take a cable car up to Europa Point to meet the famous Barbary macaque tailless monkeys and admire all of Gibraltar. Explore the labyrinth of the Great Siege Tunnels and St Michael's Cave inside The Rock. Enjoy a stroll to the Moorish Castle or discover the 100 Ton Gun at the Napier Magdala Battery beside Rosia Bay. Indulge in VAT-free shopping on Main Street and uncover local artisan shops and Gibraltar Crystal Factory on Casemates Square.
Day 6: Marseille (Provence), France
Your stepping stone to the fields of lavender of Provence and charming villages like Cassis or Les Baux. Drop into one of the restaurants around the colourful Vieux Port (old harbour) and order Bouillabaisse, the hearty fish stew invented here.
Day 7: La Spezia (Florence/Pisa), Italy
The port town of La Spezia is found in north-west Italy on the Ligurian coastline. Home to the country's largest naval base, La Spezia has a rich history and is an important cultural and commercial centre. You can enjoy the winding streets of its old town and relax in a trattoria before visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cinque Terre — historic fishing villages dating from the medieval era. Discover sandy beaches and rocky coves, before visiting popular landmarks such as Castle of San Giorgio and the 13th-century Santa Maria Assunta church. Enjoy a selection of pasta and seafood dishes, local red and white wines, and cheese and salami platters at bistros and restaurants throughout and around La Spezia during your time here.
Day 8: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
History is around every corner in Rome. ‘The Eternal City’ is one of the world’s most historically significant destinations, home to the Pantheon, piazzas, and Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel. Discover cultural remnants of the Roman Empire, awe-inspiring Renaissance art, numerous historic landmarks, as well as the culinary delights of la dolce vita - the sweet life.
Day 9: Ajaccio, Corsica
Ajaccio is a jewel on any Mediterranean cruise, one of the easiest destinations to navigate on foot and one of the most characteristic ports you can see. Around the harbour you can find a bustling world of French and Italian influence, with traditional Mediterranean restaurants and local artists on every street corner. Visit the ancestral home of French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte and see the 16th-century Notre-Dame cathedral which is home to paintings by Delacroix and Tintoretto.
Day 10: Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is one of the most famous cities in the world. Located between the gleaming Mediterranean Sea and the Serra de Collserola hills, this cosmopolitan Spanish city is known for its diverse art and architecture. Walk the iconic Las Ramblas promenade and see quirky street entertainers or stop for a coffee at a pavement cafe. View some of Antoni Gaudi's most famous works including the Sagrada Família Church and the mosaic wall in Park Güell. Explore the winding streets of the Gothic quarter and sample tapas in a traditional bar or relax in the city's biggest green space — Park Ciutadel.
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
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way home.