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CELEBRITY
SILHOUETTE
PHOTO TOUR
AND
COMMENTARY
Overview............................................................Page One

Pools, Spa, Sports...............................................
Page Two

Shops and Other Public Areas............................Page Three

Entertainment......................................................Page Four

Bars and Lounges................................................Page Five

Dining..................................................................Page Six

Exterior Photos..................................................Profile Page
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OVERVIEW

Celebrity Silhouette is the fourth ship in Celebrity
Cruises' Solstice class.  (
See profiles of sister
ships
Celebrity Solstice , Celebrity Equinox, and
Celebrity Eclipse,  As such, she shares certain
attributes with her sister ships.

     The Solstice class ships are state-of-the-art
from a nautical perspective.  To begin, the ships
were built by the Meyer Werft shipyard in
Germany which is known for a quality product.
The Solstice-class ship's hulls are hydro
dynamically shaped to increase fuel efficiency.  
To the same end, solar panels have been placed
on the top decks to augment the ships' diesel
power plants.  Moreover, the diesel power plant
has been designed to capture waste heat and
recycle it into usable energy.  All of this both
enhances the ships' performance and makes them
more environmentally-friendly.

     The cruise experience is set in an upscale
contemporary environment.  As with the earlier
Solstice-class ships, there has been attention to
detail throughout Silhouette in the lighting and
decor.  Furthermore, an extensive art collection
not only enhances the spaces visually but
challenges the mind.

     Variety and quality characterize the cruise
experience.  Guests have a dozen or so dining
venues to choose from.  Moreover, these venues
are often unique concepts that defy placement in  
traditional restaurant categories.  Activities tend
toward the intellectual and cultural.

     Having won awards and critical praise for the
first three ships, Celebrity might well have simply
built a clone.  However, the line decided instead
to improve upon their earlier efforts.

     Perhaps the most significant changes are the
addition of two new dining venues - - the Lawn
Club Grill and the Porch.  These venues are part
of an enhanced Lawn Club area that also includes
new private retreats called "Alcoves" as well as
new lawn furniture.  A new Art Studio where
guests can learn about art and create their own
works has also been added to this area.

     Other areas such as the Mast Grill, the
Molecular Bar and even that Celebrity tradition
Michael's Club have been re-focused.  What had
been the bar in the ship's main buffet restaurant
has been transformed into a satellite version of
the ship's popular specialty coffee bar Café al
Bacio.

     One change that was not so successful was an
attempt to make the bathroom faucets in the
staterooms more artistic.  The new shapes
compromised the functionality, however.  
Recognizing that this had been a mistake,
Celebrity undertook to replace them.

     Overall, the changes made to the Solstice
template as well as differences in decor serve to
give Silhouette a personality distinct from her
sisters.  The emphasis on friendliness and
service, however, remain a family trait.

     Guests on Silhouette tend to be upper middle
class and professionals, including both retirees
and people who are still working.  They tend to
be educated and sophisticated.  However, the
overall atmosphere is relaxed although the
majority of passengers participate in the formal
nights.  
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The Guest Relations Desk (above left) is on one side of the Grand
Foyer while the
Shore Excursions Desk (above right) is on the other.

Celebrity Destinations is the future cruise sales office and the office
for the Captain's Club past passenger loyalty program (left).
The  Grand Foyer (above), the
ship's lobby and centerpiece, was
designed as a homage to the classic
ocean liners of the past.  The use of
walnut and cherry wood as well as
Italian and chocolate granites,
surrounding its flowing  staircase
and the large chandelier overhead,
recall the grand luxury of the past
within the context of a quite
contemporary ship.

Just aft of the lobby is an atrium that
rises up through the height of the
ship (below).    
Silhouette has an extensive, high quality art
collection, includes more than 4,600 works.  These
include a number of works retained by Celebrity
when Celebrity Mercury left the fleet. (
See photo
tour of Mercury).  Most of the works are
contemporary.

The  theme linking the works in the collection is
“The Sensuality of a Silhouette,”  Mariangela
Capuzzo of International Corporate Art Miami, the
curators of the collection, has reportedly said that
it "traces its organic development through the
visual interplay of line, curve, shadow and form."
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Midway up the atrium is a sculpture by Sabrina
Lang and David Baumann, centered upon a live
tree, a signature element of the atriums in all of
the Solstice class ships.
Above: Captain Nicholas Pagonis


Below: Hotel Director Sue Richardson
(photo courtesy of Ms. Richardson)
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