Proudly watching over Celebrity Reflection her sister ship’s start, Celebrity Silhouette is in the midst of the final phases of her own construction. Celebrity Silhouette Cruise ship will set sail in July of this year, enhancing guests’ precious vacation time with a host of industry-first venues and experiences within The Lawn Club, including the interactive “Lawn Club Grill,” where guests can select and grill their own meats side-by-side with Celebrity’s expert chefs, or have them cooked to order; the relaxing, private, wi-fi-equipped cabanas called “The Alcoves”; “The Porch,” a breezy, casual dining spot offering sandwiches, coffees and captivating views of the sea and the ship’s lush lawn, and “The Art Studio,” where vacationers can bring out their inner artist. The ship also will present another entirely new venue, “The Hideaway,” an intimate, quiet space reminiscent of a childhood tree house.
The Celebrity Silhouette Cruise ship will be identical in size (122,000 tons) to the three previous ships in the Solstice Class, the Celebrity Solstice (2008), Celebrity Equinox (2009), and Celebrity Eclipse (2010). However, she will have 17 additional staterooms including 8 concierge class, 8 ocean view, and 2 inside cabins.
In addition to the few new staterooms, the Celebrity Silhouette Cruise ship will have several new venues and modifications to existing space. The Lawn Club is a half-acre grassy space on the top deck of the ship where guests will still be able to enjoy lawn games like bocce ball and crochet. Celebrity Cruises’ goal is to make the Lawn Club space more interactive, rather than just decorative and the area will boast hammocks and huge Adirondack wooden chairs added to increase the seating space.
The lawn club will also feature ‘the Alcoves’, which are eight cabana-style private retreats designed for two to four guests. The Alcoves can be rented onboard by all guests for a full or partial day, and guests can order snacks or a picnic basket from an al a carte food and beverage menu. The Alcoves will also have WiFi service.
The Celebrity Silhouette will also have three new dining and activity venues at the Lawn Club. The Porch, which complimentary food, is a casual outdoor cafe that seats 48 and will serve as a nice alternative to the much larger Oceanview Cafe. The Hamptons-style Porch will have great views of the lawn and the sea. The Lawn Club dining venue is the new Lawn Club Grill, located in the space occupied by the Corning Museum of Glass on the three other Solstice-class ships will have a $30 surcharge. The indoor/outdoor area with an open kitchen is an interactive grill restaurant. During the day, diners can watch the chefs make gourmet burgers or pizza, and during the evening guests can select their meat from a special refrigerator and either grill along with the chefs or let them take care of all of the cooking.
The space for the third new dining option will mainly be used as an Art Studio dedicated to the art of Celebrity Cruises. Art enthusiasts can learn about art and participate in art classes at the Gathering Table. In the evening, the space will be used for intimate chef’s pairing dinners. Some of the Art Studio events will be complimentary while others will have a surcharge.
Michael’s Club is a popular venue on all Celebrity ships seen as an elegant social club, with dark paneling and a grand piano. On the Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Ship, the club will transformed into a craft beer bar, where guests can watch sporting events while enjoying the 50 international beers and boutique spirits available. The space will not be a traditional sports bar; the emphasis will be on craft beers and malts. Tastings and classes on how to pour beers and what type of glassware to use will also be held. Michael’s Club will have live musical entertainment.
The Hideaway is a new venue that will be located in the area used by the Team Earth exhibition on the other Solstice-class ships. This is a quiet area for around 30 guests that will feature a retreat-like environment with comfortable seating. The decor will have a tree house inspiration, and guests can read, use Apple products, or drink coffee in the serene space.
The Celebrity Silhouette Cruise ship will sail on her 7 Night Inaugural Sailing Cruise on Jul 23 2011. The itinerary she will follow includes stops at Hamburg, Germany, Barcelona, Spain, Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy