If you are considering a cruise on the Celebrity Silhouette, you may be wondering which cabin to book and which to avoid. In this post, we will look at all cabin grades available onboard the Celebrity Silhouette, and I will share a review of the balcony cabin that I cruised in.
I recently stayed in a balcony cabin on the Celebrity Silhouette during a northern Europe cruise. I’m usually more of an inside cabin cruiser but the price increase wasn’t much, so I decided to treat myself.
What Cabins Are Available on The Celebrity Silhouette?
The Celebrity Silhouette has a range of interior, oceanview, balcony, and suite cabins available. All cabins contain a private bathroom, hairdryer, and safe. The cabins onboard the Celebrity Silhouette range in size from 17 metres squared to 119 metres squared and are able to accommodate up to 5 guests.
Solo interiors are also available for passengers cruising alone.
Regardless of cabin category, all cabins include:
- Large Wardrobe, Additional Shelves.
- A Minimum of One or Two Beds.
- At Least One Chair/Sofa.
- Safe (Free to Use).
- Minibar (Cost For Items).
We will also look at cabins to avoid.
The Celebrity Silhouette was built for Celebrity in 2011. She has never sailed for any other cruise line.
The design of all cabins onboard the Celebrity Silhouette are very similar. The curved bed can be seen in all staterooms, apart from the solo cabins.
|Inside Cabins – Celebrity Silhouette|
|Size Range||17 Square Metres – 19 Square Metres|
|Number of Guests||4 Maximum|
|Price||Minimal (Cheapest Option Available)|
|Decks||3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11|
What Are Interior Cabins on a Cruise?
An interior cabin is a cabin that is located on the inside of a cruise ship. Interior cabins don’t have windows or any outside space. Interior cabins are also called ‘inside’ cabins and they are usually the cheapest cabin grade available on a cruise.
The main reason why cruisers book inside cabins is because of the cheap price but some people also book them because they enjoy the darkness that is gained by not having any windows.
If sharing a cabin with 2 or 3 people, it is likely that the 3rd and 4th guest will be sleeping on the sofa bed and on the Pullman bed that pulls down from the ceiling.
It can be quite a squeeze to share a cabin with 2 or 3 other people but it is doable. The drop down beds are most commonly used for children, although they do accommodate adults too. If you’re particularly tall your feet may hang off the end though!
I have shared a cabin with 3 other adults before, it isn’t ideal but for a short cruise it isn’t a problem.
How big are the inside cabins on the Celebrity Silhouette?
The inside cabins on the Celebrity Silhouette start at a size of 17 meters squared.
This is very big for an inside cabin, as the average inside cabin is 15.7 meters squared. This may not sound like a huge difference but some inside cabins are as small as 11 meters squared.
To learn more about the sizes of cruise ship cabins, check out this post: How Big Are Cruise Ship Cabins? 27 Examples, All Cabin Types.
Inside Solo Cabins – Celebrity Silhouette
|Inside Solo Cabins – Celebrity Silhouette|
|Size Range||10 Square Metres|
|Number of Guests||1|
Celebrity do have cabins designed specifically for solo cruisers, all are inside cabins.
Solo cruisers are often hit hard with ‘solo supplements’ when they cruise. This means that a solo person may have to pay double the price of a person sharing with another passenger.
When a cruise line has solo cabins this effect is often reduced.
Why Do Solo Cruisers Have To Pay a Solo Supplement?
When cruising solo cruisers will often have to pay a ‘solo supplement’. This means that they pay more to stay in the cabin alone, than they would if they were sharing with another passenger.
This is not only to account for the lost revenue from not having another passenger in the cabin but also from losses in things like drink sales and casino spend.
When booking a solo cabin guests are given one price. This is usually more expensive than an inside cabin shared between two but is often cheaper than a solo cruiser having an inside cabin alone.
Inside Solo Cabins – Design – Celebrity Silhouette
The design of the interior solo cabins is VERY similar to the standard inside cabins. The only difference is the slightly smaller size and the fact there is only one bed.
The bed is a large single.
The bathroom is exactly the same as found in the standard inside cabins.
Oceanview Cabins – Celebrity Silhouette
An oceanview cabin is very similar to an inside cabin but the cabin also has a window. This could be a large picture window or a small circular window.
The windows in oceanview cabins cannot be opened.
|Oceanview Cabins – Celebrity Silhouette|
|Size Range||16 Square Metres|
|Number of Guests||4|
|Decks||3, 7, 8, 9|
I rarely choose to stay in outside/oceanview cabins but have on occasion. If an oceanview cabin wasn’t much more expensive than an inside cabin I may consider it, but generally speaking, I’d upgrade to a balcony if I had extra money to spare.
The oceanview cabins are almost identical to the balcony cabins in size and layout. The only difference being the window instead of a balcony.
What Are Obstructed View Oceanview/Balcony Cabins?
Some oceanview and balcony cabins may have what is known as an ‘obstructed view’. An obstructed view simply means that there is something in the way of the window or balcony.
This could be a small piece of machinery below the balcony or to one side or it could mean that the cabins view is completely blocked.
The only way to get an obstructed view cabin is to specifically book an obstructed view cabin. When booking a ‘guaranteed’ cabin or any other cabin you will not be assigned an obstructed view.
An exception to this is if a guaranteed cabin is booked and the guest is upgraded.
A cruise line may place a guest who booked a ‘guaranteed’ inside cabin into an obstructed view balcony. To learn more about obstructed views, including why you should consider one, check out this post:
Balcony Cabins – Celebrity Silhouette
|Balcony Cabins – Celebrity Silhouette|
|Size Range||18 Square Metres + Balcony|
|Number of Guests||4 Maximum|
|Price||Mid Range – High|
|Decks||6, 7, 8, 9|
The balcony cabin onboard the Celebrity Silhouette was one of the largest I’ve ever stayed in. The separate area with sofa was a bonus as we would often order room service (included in the cruise fare) and sit here to eat.
There was LOTS of storage in this cabin and it generally felt very comfortable.
How big is the balcony on Celebrity Silhouette?
Based on my experience of cruising in balcony cabins, I would say that the Celebrity Silhouettes was a standard size. I’ve definitely been on smaller balconies but been on larger too. There is more than enough space for multiple people to sit and enjoy a sail away.
If you are cruising with friends who are in the balcony next to you, ask your cabin steward to remove the barrier between the two balconies, this gives us a huge balcony which was amazing. I’ve done this in the past and it’s always been fun.
My Balcony Cabin on The Celebrity Silhouette:
Below is the video review that I filmed onboard the Celebrity Silhouette. During the video, I talk a little about the cruise in general and about what it is like to cruise with Celebrity.
Things I Loved About My Balcony Cabin:
- The bed. It was big and very comfortable
- The cabin had a LOT of storage space. A big wardrobe and multiple other drawers.
- The sofa/desk area.
I have to admit I wasn’t a HUGE fan of the design. There was definitely nothing wrong with the design but it did feel a little outdated and I tend to prefer a more minimalistic look. That of course is just personal preference.
The Celebrity Silhouette went through a big refit in 2020 and it looks as though the cabins have been modernised.
The below video shows the new look design of the cabins. The basic design has remained the same, such as the position of the sofa and bed but the furnishings and colours have been updated.
Variations of Balcony Cabins
An AquaClass stateroom is similar in size and design to a balcony cabin but also includes the following perks:
- Access to the thermal suite (complimentary)
- An exclusive restaurant called Blu
- A complimentary fitness pass
- Discounts on spa packages
- Daily bottled water in the cabin
- A yoga mat (for use on the cruise only)
There are a few little changes within the cabin itself, such as a cashmere matress and pillow menu but generally speaking the AquaClass staterooms are more about having access to the spa areas and exclusive restaurnts.
AquaClass staterooms are great for those who are health conscious and enjoy healthy food and exercise when cruising.
Concierge Class Stateroom
A concierge class stateroom is a balcony stateroom which comes with a few additional perks, these include:
- A concierge service
- Priority check-in
- Exclusive events (Welcome lunch, destination seminars, etc)
Suites – Celebrity Silhouette
The Celebrity Silhouette has a range of suites available for guests looking for something a little extra.
All of the suites are located in an area of the ship called the retreat. Benefits of the retreat include:
- Access to the Private Retreat Pool Deck
- A Retreat Dedicated Restaurant
- A dedicated concierge
- 24- hour butler
- Lugage unpacking/packing
- Welcome gifts
The below is a summary of the suites available.
|Size||Sleeps up to|
|Penthouse Suite||1,291 sq ft||4|
|Royal Suite||590 sq ft||4|
|Sunset Suite||575 sq ft||4|
|Celebrity Suite||395 sq tf||4|
|Sky Suite||300 sq ft||4|
To learn more about the suites available on the Celebrity Silhouette, visit Celebrities website here.
Celebrity Silhouette Frequently Asked Questions:
Do The Cabins on The Celebrity Silhouette have Safes?
All cabins on the Celebrity Silhouette have safes. The safes are modern, free to use, and quite large. On arrival, guests will select a code for the safe, when disembarking the cruise the safe should be left empty and open ready for the next guest.
Which plug sockets are on the Celebrity Silhouette?
In each cabin onboard the Celebrity Silhouette has at least two US plug sockets and one European plug socket. There are no USB sockets in the cabins.
Make sure you pack adapters! This is one of the most common things for first-time cruisers tend to forget. You can find my full list of cruise essentials on the page here Cruise Essentials.
Do The Cabins on The Celebrity Silhouette have Irons?
None of the cabins on the Celebrity Silhouette have irons. There aren’t any ‘free to use’ laundries on Celebrity ships so your only option is to pay to have your clothes laundered.
I tend to just hang my clothes up in the bathroom when I have a shower and the steam usually makes the creases drop out. It’s magic! There are various wrinkle-release sprays you can buy too.
I see a LOT of people making mistakes when it comes to bringing things onboard that aren’t allowed, watch the video below to learn more:
Do The Cabins on The Celebrity Silhouette have Hairdryers?
All cabins on the Celebrity Silhouette have hairdryers. All hairdryers are relatively new and quite powerful.
I wouldn’t recommend bringing your own hairdryer on the Celebrity Silhouette, as the hairdryer on board is strong.
Do The Cabins on The Celebrity Silhouette have TVs?
All cabins on board the Celebrity Silhouette have TVs. Guests are also able to use the onboard TV to check their onboard account, as well as watching multiple TV channels. The daily schedule it also available on the TV.
Room service is free on Celebrity cruises and can be ordered using the TV. Below is a photo of the cookies I ordered through room service, mmm!
Celebrity Silhouette Cabins to Avoid
The following cabins to avoid were provided by guests who cruised on the Celebrity Silhouette.
I personally believe that there are no ‘bad’ cabins on cruise ships. Each cruise ship cabin is built in the same way and it’s only the location that changes.
That said if you are somebody who is sensitive to noise, the below cabins may be cabins to avoid.
Cabins to Avoid on The Celebrity Silhouette
Celebrity Silhouette – Cabins to Avoid, Deck 12
Cabins towards the back of deck 12 are under the buffet.
Some cruisers staying in these cabins have reported noises of things like chairs being moved. This shouldn’t be a big problem, as the buffet isn’t open late into the night but it may be something to bear in mind.
If you’re a cruiser who frequently visits the buffet like me, this may be a good thing!
Celebrity Silhouette – Cabins to Avoid, Deck 11
The cabins in the middle of deck 11 are located under the main pool deck. This shouldn’t be a problem in the evenings as the pool is usually closed but during the day you may here some noise when sunloungers are moved around, particulrly if you are on your balcony.
If there is a sail away party and you are on your balcony, the sound here may travel.
I have stayed directly below the pool deck in locations like this before without any trouble, but I’m usually out and about during the day.
Celebrity Silhouette – Cabins to Avoid, Deck 6
Cabins at the front of deck 6 are located under the theatre.
If you like to go to bed early or have children this may be a section of the ship to avoid as sound sometimes does travel from the theatre shows.
I’m usually out in the evenings, so cabins in this type of location don’t worry me.
|Celebrity Silhouette Cabin Recommendations|
|Budget Cruisers||Inside Cabins|
|Families||Inside, Oceanview or Balcony Cabins (Adjoining if possible)|
|Solo Cruisers||Solo Inside Cabins|
|Large Family Groups||Multiple Inside, Oceanview or Balcony Cabins OR a Suite|
|Guests Wanting Something Extra Special||A Suite in The Retreat|
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