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  1. We are considering the Constellation for a 10 day cruise on the Croatia side in November. Just wondering if any folks have kept the recent daily schedules they can post so I can get an idea of what entertainment activities are offered in the evening. Do they still offer an one hour pre-recorded ballroom music tape during the evening? We enjoy doing a bit of dancing after dinner. How many dance venues with either a live band or DJ are there? What type of music do they play? Any other info on the ship is welcome. Thank you in advance.
  2. Thank you for your reply. If we take the train from Cobh to Cork, once we get off the train in Cork, how far is the train station to the city center? Is it walking distance? If not, how much would a taxi cost? How much time should I allocate to visit Cork? Just looking at the architecture of the buildings, browsing the exterior of the shops...etc. Don't think we will spend any time inside museums this time. What are the interesting things to see in Cork?
  3. Hi folks, we will be visiting Cobh (Cork), Belfast, Waterford (Dunmore East) with Celebrity cruise in August. Wondering if there will be local vendors selling you tours or taxi rides to visit the local attractions once you get off the ship? Any ideas what is the cost for 2 people in a taxi from Cobh to Cork, return trip? I read somewhere that in Belfast, there are local vendors in the pier once you get off to sell you tours? We have been to the Giant Causeway before, so might be interested just to take a taxi tour to visit Belfast city itself. We will be docked in Dunmore East, would we be able to get a tour from a local vendor to Kilkenny? Thank you in advance.
  4. Thanks for the dailies. This is a great source of information for us. Just wondering, if I want to backtrack to read a daily that was from a previous day, is there a way to do so on the link? Because when I click on the link, it gives me the schedule for the current day, but I missed reading a couple of days back, and would like to backtrack and read them if I could access to them. Thanks again!
  5. Thank you everyone for your replies, does anyone have any Daily Activities Sheets they have kept from their cruises that they can post here? I think they are called Dailies? Thanks.
  6. We are going on a 12 day cruise with the Silhouette in August, visiting Ireland and Iceland. If any folks have the daily activities sheet they have kept from recent journeys, could you please post them here? We are very eager to see what kind of entertainment activities are offered in the evenings, and on sea days. We are particularly interested in listening to music, either pre-recorded or from the live bands, to do some ballroom or other dancing. What type of music does the house band play in the Grand Foyer and the Sky lounge? Are these two places very crowded at night? How was your experience on the Silhouette in general? What is the average age of the passengers? Were there any dance lessons? How was the food in the main dining room? Thank you in advance.
  7. We are going on a 12 day cruise with the Silhouette in August, visiting Ireland and Iceland. If any folks have the daily activities sheet they have kept from recent journeys, could you please post them here? We are very eager to see what kind of entertainment activities are offered in the evenings, and on sea days. We are particularly interested in listening to music, either pre-recorded or from the live bands, to do some ballroom or other dancing. What type of music does the house band play in the Grand Foyer and the Sky lounge? Are these two places very crowded at night? How was your experience on the Silhouette in general? What is the average age of the passengers? Were there any dance lessons? How was the food in the main dining room? Thank you in advance.
  8. Thanks for your reply. We are sailing with Celebrity Silhouette, at this time we don't know if there is a shuttle or not from the dock. We have been told it's a tender port as well, so have to consider if we don't purchase an excursion with the ship, how long do we have to wait before our turn to get off the ship. The ship is docked on August 13, it's a Tuesday from 9 - 7pm. So if we get off the ship by 10am latest, and would like to get back to the dock by 6, hopefully we should have 5 hours in Kilkenny to see the castle and visit the town? Would that be enough time? Would there be lots of taxi at the Dunmore dock when we get off the ship? How much would the taxi cost per trip approximately? Thanks again!
  9. We are thinking of visiting Kilkenny on the day the ship docks in Waterford (Dunmore East). The ship offers a tour but it's pretty pricey, and it includes visiting the Waterford Crystal showroom, which we are not fond of that part, and would rather spend more time exploring the Kilkenny town and the castle. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to go from Dunmore East where we are docked, to Kilkenny by train or bus? Or do you know of any private vendors who offer a shared tour from where we are docked to Kilkenny? Thank you in advance.
  10. We are thinking of visiting Kilkenny on the day the ship docks in Waterford (Dunmore East). The ship offers a tour but it's pretty pricey, and it includes visiting the Waterford Crystal showroom, which we are not fond of that part, and would rather spend more time exploring the Kilkenny town and the castle. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to go from Dunmore East where we are docked, to Kilkenny by train or bus? Or do you know of any private vendors who offer a tour from where we are docked to Kilkenny? Thank you in advance.
  11. Hi there, we will be in Dublin as well in August, we were there last year for a day, we just walked around the city ourselves. This time we would like to do something different. Could you please tell us who is the private tour company you booked with to WIcklow and Glendalough? Thank you. Enjoy your trip.
  12. Thanks for all your replies, we are looking at the sailing on the Silhouette on Aug 11, it's a 14 day cruise from London to the British Isles and Iceland. Also looking at the 12 day cruise on Aug 13 on the Reflection from Amsterdam, it's a British Isles cruise. Any Daily Planners from these two ships are welcome! What kind of music does the house bands play? I find that the house bands are hit and miss. Sometimes they are really good and play a variety of music, and you can even request a waltz or cha cha. Sometimes they play mostly fast rock and roll and party music that is ok for a while, but a bit monotone after an hour. It's nice to have a mix of music including some slow tunes.
  13. We are considering sailing on the Silhouette or Reflection this August on a 12 -14 day cruise to Europe. Just wondering if any folks could post the daily activities schedules for these two ships, especially the evening schedule. That would give us an idea what kind of music or dancing opportunities they would offer. Thanks in advance. Any info on these ships are welcome.
  14. Thanks everyone for replying my post. So I guess Celebrity cancelled even the pre-recorded ballroom music sets that were offered when we sailed on the Silhouette and Constellation a couple of years ago. That's too bad. Although I knew they were not into Ballroom, but I was OK with just having a pre-recorded set here and there during the cruise, or if the band would play a Waltz or Cha Cha during the evenings. Yes, Cunard is still the guaranteed choice for Ballroom dancing, but sometimes it's nice to have a nice variety of different music. The only other cruise line that we found so far that offers a good mix of minor Ballroom and mostly other music is Princess. We do find that other than that, most lines do not offer Ballroom music other than Cunard. Thanks again for your replies.
  15. We are considering either the Silhouette (14 days, British isles and Iceland) or the Reflection (12 days to the British Isles) in August. We would like to do a bit of ballroom dancing in the evening. Just wondering if there are any opportunities to do it on either ship? We have sailed with Celebrity Constellation before, and I remember they would play a set or two pre-recorded ballroom music in the small lounge (Not in the Sky Observation Lounge on the upper deck). But the house band would not really play ballroom music, but mostly music from the pop chart. Could you please share your experience as to what type of music the house band play, in the main foyer, in the Sky Observation Lounge. Was there any pre-recorded ballroom music sets during your cruise? Were there more than one dancing venue simultaneously happening during a certain time in the evening so you can pick and choose what band to see? If any folks can post the daily activities schedules, that would be great too. Any info on these two ships are welcome. Thank you in advance.
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