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Modern Cruising: A Taste of the Good Life on Celebrity’s Silhouette

Virgin Cruise ccImage courtesy of gailf548 on FlickrModern cruising can be sophisticated and ultra-chic. Many of the latest cruise ships have the types of architectural bells and whistles that would look right at home in a Frank Gehry building. In fact, Celebrity Cruise lines are world-renown for their 5-star approach to the high-seas holiday, and there is no better ship that illustrates this than the Celebrity Silhouette.

The Silhouette, which is part of the Solstice class, made its maiden voyage in July 2011, and since then it has been wowing guests from around the world with its impressive array of amenities and highlights. If you thought that glittery ballroom that Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet danced in in Titanic looked luxurious, you will be impressed with the Silhouette’s celebration of glamour and modernity.

A Cruise with an Ultra-Modern Twist

Luxury Cruise - Celebrity Sihouette Pool and Solarium ccIMage by Cocieristi on Flickr

If you are an avid and well-travelled cruiser, then no doubt you are looking for a boat that offers something new and unique. As a holiday seeker, you want to be impressed. Today, so many cruise ships look alike. However, when you board the Silhouette, you will instantly see that you are going to be in for something completely different. The cabin you will be staying in is not simply a stateroom, but more like a high-class, contemporary flat. The LED TV and wireless connection is perfect for those quiet on-board moments, so be sure to bring all your favourite tech gadgets. If you up the ante and book an AquaClass cabin, you will be treated to a champagne reception, fresh flowers and fruit. Daily hors d’oeuvers are also part of the AquaClass package.

Eating and Drinking in Style

The type of restaurants and eateries that are available on a cruise ship can make or break the holiday experience. It does not matter if you are in the mood for casual or formal dinning; the Silhouette has numerous first class restaurants to choose from. Highlights include Murano, OveanView Bar, Mast Bar and Grille, Silk Harvest and the Tuscan Grille. From casual buffets to quiet tables with starched with tablecloths, the Silhouette offers something for everyone. The main dining room is known for its beautiful glass chandeliers, wine towers and stunning ocean views. The foodie revolution, it seems, has made its way to the restaurants on Celebrity Cruises.

How About a Little Art After Dinner?

The amenities on the Silhouette are one-of-a-kind. From the Cellar Masters wine tasting room to the Lawn Club, there are countless ways to spend your time on-board the ship. However, the Museum of Glass takes the cake when it comes to upscale amenities. These dazzling glass blowing shows are rare even on dry land, let alone when you are cruising.

This article is written by the staff at Virgin Holiday Cruises.

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