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BigUFan
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posted 09-01-2014 11:10 AM      Profile for BigUFan   Author's Homepage   Email BigUFan   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hello everyone. It's certainly been a while. My absence couldn't be helped, as the last several years saw my life in complete shambles, coming to a head on March 28th with the passing of my wife, who had been battling endometrial cancer for nearly 7 years. Fortunately for her, the battle is over, but at what a cost.

Anyway, I was just on the Celebrity Summit early in July. Everything people have said about Celebrity in the past in terms of how good the experience is was correct, especially the food -- some of the best food I've ever had aboard ship. So I wound up booking passage on the Silhouette in February for the Eastern Caribbean. Has anyone been on this vessel, and what is the general consensus on it?

Nice to see everyone getting on like the dysfunctional family we've always been. TTYS

Joe/BigUFan


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Frosty 4
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posted 09-02-2014 10:24 AM      Profile for Frosty 4   Email Frosty 4   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
While not having cruised on the Sil. we have cruised on three(Solstice ,Equinox
, and Reflection) of the Solstice class ships. They are pretty much the same. The Glass blowing is gone replaced by a grill. Some lounges are also gone.
I did not care for the buffet venue as one must navigate all the food islands. A lot of traffic there and you need to take care in not bumping into someone. Otherwise Celebrity is great.
Frosty 4

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LaLa
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posted 09-04-2014 02:09 PM      Profile for LaLa     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by BigUFan:
Hello everyone. It's certainly been a while. My absence couldn't be helped, as the last several years saw my life in complete shambles, coming to a head on March 28th with the passing of my wife, who had been battling endometrial cancer for nearly 7 years. Fortunately for her, the battle is over, but at what a cost.

Anyway, I was just on the Celebrity Summit early in July. Everything people have said about Celebrity in the past in terms of how good the experience is was correct, especially the food -- some of the best food I've ever had aboard ship. So I wound up booking passage on the Silhouette in February for the Eastern Caribbean. Has anyone been on this vessel, and what is the general consensus on it?

Nice to see everyone getting on like the dysfunctional family we've always been. TTYS

Joe/BigUFan



So sorry to hear about your loss. I can't even begin to imagine.

Though, I'm glad you're back to cruising and back to posting here! I've been following these boards for years! I've always appreciated the closeness and familiarity of all the users/usernames! It really is like a dysfunctional family


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Dutch
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posted 09-08-2014 03:28 PM      Profile for Dutch   Email Dutch   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just sailed on the Solstice to Alaska in June. The food was really good even in the main restaurants and buffet. Food in the a la carte restaurants was exceptional.

Solstice Class is my favorite mainstream class of ships.


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desirod7
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posted 09-09-2014 11:32 PM      Profile for desirod7     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sorry about your wife Joe, you were the first cruisetalker I met in person, when meeting someone online was very exotic.

I remember you wife well at the SSUS meetings.

Please accept my condolences

April 2003


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LeBarryboat
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posted 09-10-2014 12:25 AM      Profile for LeBarryboat   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sorry to hear of your loss.

I was just on the Celebrity Summit. Originally scheduled for a Bermuda run, Hurricane Cristobal changed that and we were diverted to Cape Canaveral and Nassau.

I enjoyed the dinning, however; the food in Blu wasn't good at all. I was surprised by the long lines and confusion at the lido buffet.


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Malcolm @ cruisepage
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posted 09-14-2014 04:59 PM      Profile for Malcolm @ cruisepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes I'm sorry to, my thoughts are with you.
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