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Trip Report Celebrity Silhouette - Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas Cruise

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We are a family of 4 from Singapore. In late Nov 2013, together with my in-laws, we flew to Rome to embark on a 13 N adventure on the Celebrity Silhouette.

Celebrity Cruises is an upmarket cruise line owned by Royal Caribbean International. She is the upmarket sister company of Royal Caribbean. We have sailed with Royal many times, however, this is our first time on Celebrity Cruises. We sailed on the Silhouette (18 Nov 2013 sailing) on a 13N cruise to the Med and Adriatic Seas.

Our actual cruise itinerary was:
1) Rome
2) Livorno (Florence and Pisa)
3) Corfu, Greece
4) Kotor, Montenegro
5) Dubrovnik, Croatia
6) Venice (Overnight Call)
7) Catania, Sicily
8) Naples Part ( Amalfi Coast, Positano, Sorrento, Pompeil)

The ship was scheduled to call at Ravenna, unfortunately, the weather was too bad and the ship skipped that port.

It was a tremendous experience. We saw so much, in such a short time. Of course, as with cruises, you do not get to spend a lot of time in a port. That said, we had an overnight port of call at Venice and that was wonderful.

The Celebrity Silhouette was a beautiful ship and has a very up-market and classy feel. However, compared to Royal Caribbean, there were fewer activities on board and the crowd was significantly older.

There is so much to say about the various ports. The two ports that I enjoyed the most were Venice and Naples. Did you know that the Venetian Republic lasted almost a millenium before the last Doge was made to surrender to Napolean? Amazing.

As for Naples, the most memorable was Pompeii. In AD 79, Mt Vesuvius exploded, covering her in thick ash, only to be re-discoverd by mankind almost 1,500 years later. Pompeii is a one-of-its-kind place in the world today, giving us a very good glimpse into what life was like in a Roman city 2,000 years ago, during Biblical times! (i.e. during the time Christ and his disciples walked on this Earth.)

I have put up many blog posts on this trip. This is my blog landing page.

Happy viewing!

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