Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 by Peter Knego
MaritimeMatter’s three part CELEBRITY SILHOUETTE Triple Decked! top to bottom tour concludes with a look at each of the major accommodation categories, from ultra-posh Penthouse Suites to comfy Inside Staterooms. A few random bonus bits follow.
All photos are by and copyright Peter Knego 2011. Please click on image for a larger view.
All of the CELEBRITY SIHOUETTE’s staterooms contain the following: two lower beds convertible to a queen (with a few noted exceptions), direct dial telephone and voice mail, individually-controlled air conditioning, private safe, hairdryer, 100 percent Egyptian cotton sheets and towels, private bar, complimentary use of bathrobes and 24 hour room service, Mac minis with a 32-inch panel Samsung screen (offering Nanonation Comand Point software that allows passengers to book excursions, watch on-demand entertainment, preview menus and order room service).
The overall stateroom look by RTKL (the suites are by RCI Newbuilds) is inspired by today’s trendy boutique hotels, incorporating modular furniture, rounded beds, yacht-inspired headboards, a restrained palette of earthy colors and “sunset” toned accents.
A team of five women ( a travel agent, a travel writer, a potential cruiser, a hotellier and a frequent cruiser) known as “The Leading Ladies” was consulted for their input on comfort and functionality. There are modular closets, higher beds for under bed storage, roll out pullmans for third and fourth berths, reading lights on each nightstand and safes large enough to accommodate laptops.
Bathrooms were conceived to be ergonomically-friendly, spacious and with plenty of storage. All showers even have a courtesy step bar for women to use while shaving their legs.
The two 1,291 square foot Penthouse Suites on midships Penthouse Deck top the tier of CELEBRITY SILHOUETTE’s accommodation. They feature floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, separate living room with dining area, a baby grand piano, a full bar, lounge seating and surround sound entertainment via a 52 inch LCD television.
Penthouse Suite bedrooms are remarkably spacious and have access to the balcony as well as a walk-in closet.
Penthouse Suite marble master baths have a whirlpool tub, separate shower with dual shower heads, double wash basins and a 26 inch LCD TV.
The 385 square foot Penthouse Suite verandahs have private whirlpool tubs.
The eight 590 square foot Royal Suites are located on midships Penthouse and Sky Decks. They feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, separate living room with dining area, queen sofa sleeper, lounge seating, a wet bar and surround sound entertainment with a 52 inch LCD television.
Royal suite bedrooms have a queen sized bed, 40 inch LCD television, vanity and walk in closet,
In addition to a marble-topped bathroom with whirlpool tub and separate shower, there is a powder room for guests..
Royal Suites have a 153 square foot verandah with whirlpool and lounge seating.
Twelve Celebrity Suites on Penthouse and Sky Decks feature floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, living room with sectional queen sofa sleeper, lounge seating, mini refrigerator, surround sound entertainment system with a 52 inch LCD television and vanity.
Celebrity Suite bedrooms have queen sized bed, 40 inch LCD television, a second vanity and a walk-in closet.
The master bath has dual access from the bedroom and entryway and features a shower/tub combination and wash basin.
Celebrity Suites have a 105 square foot veranda with lounge seating.
Forty Four 300 square foot Sky Suites (categories S1 and S2) are located on Penthouse, Sky, Panorama, Vista, Sunrise and Continental Decks. They feature floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, living room with queen sofa sleeper, mini-refrigerator, 40 inch LCD television and vanity.
Sky suite bathrooms have combination shower/tub and wash basin.
They also have a 77 square foot veranda with lounge seating.
Family Ocean View Stateroom With Verandah
Four 575 square foot Family Ocean View Staterooms With Veranda are located in the forward corners of Vista and Sunrise Decks. They feature floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, a sitting area with sofa convertible to trundle bed, a privacy partition, 32 inch LCD television and master bedroom,
There is an additional bedroom with two berths.
And a standard bathroom.
Verandahs range from 56 to 106 square feet and have lounge seating.
There are 130 AquaClass Staterooms located on Penthouse Deck with the same layout and facilities as Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom With Verandah (below) but with the following additional amenities: premium location near the Aqua Spa, personal spa concierge, complimentary access to the Relaxation Room and Persian Garden, complimentary dining in Blu, in cabin aroma scent selections, a pillow menu, complimentary daily bottled water, juices and teas, use of Frette robes and slippers, light dimmers, Euro face towels, oversized towels, AquaClass room service choices and daily canapes. They measure 192 square feet with a 53 square foot veranda with lounge seating. Double occupancy only.
Aqua Spa Stateroom bathrooms have a five head Hansgrohe shower, massage panels and spa-oriented bathroom amenities.
Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom With Verandah (1A, 1B, 2A, 2C), Celebrity Concierge Class (C1, C2), Sunset Verandah (SV)
There are 719 Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms, 24 Sunset Veranda, and 273 Celebrity Concierge Class Staterooms, all of which are 192 square feet with a 52 square foot veranda. They all share the same blueprint, although Sunset Verandas overlook the stern and Celebrity Concierge Class rooms have concierge access.
These rooms feature floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, sitting area with sofa, 32 inch LCD television and vanity. Some have a trundle bed.
Ocean View Stateroom
There are 70 Ocean View Staterooms measuring 176 square feet. Category 07s are located on forward Vista and Sunrise Decks and Category 08s are located on Plaza Deck. They feature a picture window, sitting are with sofa, 32 inch LCD television and vanity. Some have a trundle bed.
There are 140 Inside Staterooms in Categories 09, 10 and 11 on Penthouse, Sky, Panorama, Vista, Sunrise and Plaza Decks. They range between 183 and 200 square feet and feature sitting areas, 32 inch LCD televisions, vanities, and, in some, trundle beds.
Wheelchair Accessible Staterooms
There are 30 Wheelchair Accessible Staterooms in the following categories: Sky Suites (4), AquaClass (4), Concierge Class (4), Deluxe Ocean View (8), Ocean View (4), and Inside (6).
Access Staterooms feature wider doors, no doorsills, 5 foot turning radius, lowered closet rods, safes, vanity and are located near elevators. Where applicable, balconies are also accessible.
Access Stateroom bathrooms feature wider doors, ramped thresholds, 5 foot turning radius, grab bars, roll-in showers, fold-down shower bench, hand-held shower head, 17 — 19 inch high toilets, lowered sink.
The following items are available upon request: shower stools, transfer benches, adjustable commode chairs, bed extensions, amplified phones, assistive listening systems, service animal relief area (4 by 4 box with cypress mulch)
The artwork onboard CELEBRITY SILHOUETTE includes some stunning pieces. Most stairtower landings boast remarkable gallery or museum quality works.
One of my favorite pieces of art is in the midships stairtower. Entitled “Symmetrium” by Finnish artist Niko Lummo, the colors and composition are elegant and finely-rendered, just like the ship.
A number of artworks on board the SILHOUETTE feature silhouettes or silhouette-inspired imagery, such as these works by Allen McCollum of the U.S.
On many newbuilds, it is best to look with a blurred eye. Not so on the CELEBRITY SILHOUETTE or just about any ship built by Meyer Werft or the RCI Newbuilds team headed by Harri Kulovaara. Even the textured glass in the stairtowers lives up to the “tap test”.
I will close with a random view or two of you know what…
Very special thanks: Dayna Adelman, Martin Cox, Elizabeth Jakeway, Tavia Robb