Updated July 2019
Our Head of Global Supply, Simone Clark, was lucky enough to receive an invitation to go onboard Celebrity Cruises' stunning ship, Celebrity Silhouette for her naming ceremony. Find out what she thought of the occasion, and of the ship itself.
Celebrity Silhouette is the fourth of the Solstice-class ships, and in my opinion the best. This beautifully designed ship, has some superb features for your enjoyment.
Celebrity Silhouette's Stand Out Features
The Lawn Club features the Porch, a cafe where you can enjoy breakfast or lunch outdoors, and the Lawn Club Grill, where for an additional charge guests can barbecue their own dinner under the watchful eye of the chef. There are also plenty of places to sit and relax, with cabanas that you can hire for the day, hammocks and giant chairs. All these new features, really bring the Lawn Club to life - making it a hub of relaxed activity.
The Hideaway is another popular feature of the ship - situated between the library, card room and iLounge - this is simply a cool and quiet area where guests can sit and relax with a book for an hour or two in one of the modern chairs, cubby holes, or even in their own tree house! Pure bliss for those of us with busy lives.
The old favourite Michael's club has evolved into a sports bar, serving international bottled beer; sure to be popular. You will also find the superb specialty dining venues, Tuscan Grill, Qsine and Muranos' - all mouthwatering!
Celebrity Silhouette's Incredible Art Collection
The folks at Celebrity Cruises truly went above and beyond in adorning their beautiful ship in some wonderful art pieces.
You cannot escape the Upper Grand Foyer's suspended live tree. The subtle blue-green iridescent finish on the gold sculptured arms created by Swiss artist duo Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann hold the tree in a centred focal point engaging anyone entering the foyer.
The Damien Hirst on the stairs and the Gilbert & George located at the entrance of the Oceanview Café prompted me to ask Guest Services for a book on ship's art collection, which was delivered instantly to my stateroom. I was offered a self-guided tour of the ship's art collection on an iPad, which helped me locate the rest of the pieces onboard.
Anish Kapoor's signature stainless steel mirror beckons you in what I can describe as a visual vortex into the speciality restaurant corridors, into culinary world of Blu, Murano, Qsine, and the Tuscan Grille.
The ensemble and dining corridor vestibules' entire ceiling, wall and floor have been cleverly transformed into a fresco of magical realism. Birds singing and water trickling audio complement Hefferman's self portrait as Host and self portrait as Radiant Host - how appropriate for the Silhouette!
The Naming Ceremony
The naming ceremony itself was held in Hamburg, and featured entertainment from some of the crew. The Captain, Dimitrios Kafetzis, and his team, sang the Greek National Anthem - a reference to Celebrity Cruises' Greek origins.
It was a very glamorous affair, with guests dressing up to the nines to celebrate this fantastic new ship, and the increasing growth of a well-loved cruise line.
If you're feeling inspired, take a look at our range of upcoming Celebrity Silhouette sailings.