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Celebrity Silhouette, Norwegian Fjords Sept. 1 2019

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Dinner  in the Grand Cuvee and it was weird and I mean the lighting. Red.

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our new wait staff

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If you eat with your eyes then I was suddenly not hungry

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that was tomato bisque

 

a shrimp (tiny ones) cocktail

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Caesar salad 

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the reason for the red lights becomes more apparent when suddenly music erupts and waiters on the far side of the restaurant abyss parade while waving napkins furiously. Diners clap their hands for a couple of minutes and then the waiters go back to bringing people food. I don't think fake or real baked Alaska played a role. I guess the last Elegant Chic night was the reason for the celebration

the lights now changed to lavender

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Beef Wellington, a favorite of mine. Carol's notes say "under seasoned and soggy crust" but I guess it is hard to season with so many different tastes to cater for. Soggy not usually a good word when put next to crust however

Carol's citrus roulade "much like a twinkie"

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This dinner, memorable but for the wrong reasons, would be our last in the MDR as we had booked the Lawn Club Grill for our last night onboard

 

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After dinner a smoke for me as we sailed in the dark North Sea

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but it's cold and we are soon back inside where there is a band playing

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the band was on deck 3 (and 4 through 15)

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Carol in an elevator. I love those panoramics!

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I drift away to take random photos

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cool...

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Silhouette is a floating art gallery

 

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World Class bar

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and your bird can sing

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Sushi on 5

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late diners

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I meet up with Carol back at the band and we ride up to 15

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my favorite deck lighting. It's been raining

 

this comes a close second. Beautiful pool deck at night

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time to go back down to deck 7 where we live

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and the band plays on

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Your sunset pictures are the best Norris.  Can you imagine living in a place like Stavanger?  Do you ever get "tired" of the scenery or just get used to it?  I wouldn't.  

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Awesome sunset pics. I have a lot of sunset pics but most in the tropical locations we tend to go to. I have also noted the way the view changes minute by minute as the sun goes down.  I tend to include palm trees, sea oats or beach chairs in the frame of my sunset pics. This was from Infinity sailing away from Ft Lauderdale last year. Miami skyline in the background.

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6 hours ago, Bimmer09 said:

 

 

and your bird can sing

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The Beatles.

 

Enjoying your review so much, especially as I'll be boarding Silhouette on Thursday.  Thank you.

 

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10 hours ago, Walt fan said:

Your sunset pictures are the best Norris.  Can you imagine living in a place like Stavanger?  Do you ever get "tired" of the scenery or just get used to it?  I wouldn't.  

 

I can imagine it. I lived in somewhere scenic-a fishing village on the Irish Sea, right by the harbor

and I didn't tire of the scenery or long for somewhere else but when I moved to London my homeland became back-burner which it still is.

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If you are asking did I become blasé about the scenery every new day in Norway then the answer is no- but I was only there for 4 days.

 

Norris, thanking you for the photo compliment!

 

 

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15 hours ago, Tigrou said:

 

The Beatles.

 

Enjoying your review so much, especially as I'll be boarding Silhouette on Thursday.  Thank you.

 

 

Thank you and Bon Voyage!

Have you sailed her before?

Norris

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52 minutes ago, Bimmer09 said:

 

Thank you and Bon Voyage!

Have you sailed her before?

Norris

 

Thank you.  No I haven't, only on Equinox and that was many years ago.

 

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Stavanger's ship choices-something for everyone!

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1 hour ago, Tigrou said:

 

Thank you.  No I haven't, only on Equinox and that was many years ago.

 

 

Well I can't see you not loving her!

I hope it doesn't spoil things when I post more pics of her right now.

I'm sure you will find favorite rooms and have experiences I missed out on as I don't read the daily news sheet or plan my day to any extent beyond excursions and meals.

Savor to the MAX!

Norris

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Up early, around 6 a.m having gotten an hour back from the time change last night. Coffee from Oceanview and out on deck and it's not warm. The buffet breakfast tables outside haven't been set up yet. It has been raining in the night.

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up at Sunset Bar

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for sunrise

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There's a good accessible restroom up by Sunset bar. I love the etched sink-very elegant

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cloth towels also a nice touch

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I need to get warm so go down to deck 5 and have a peek into some of the rooms down there at the stern

like QSine

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the setting for Le Petit Chef which we enjoyed

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Tuscan Grille

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nice ambience in this room

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breakfast menu for Blu

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I showed you the menu for Blu but as we weren't in a Suite or in Aqua Class we couldn't use it as our included breakfast choice. We enjoyed it on our first 2 X cruises. Here's the interior...

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pics from January 2016

 

Ensemble Lounge bar

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Cafe al Bacio for a coffee

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a machine that gives life true meaning

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after my coffee and smoke I head forward

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Carol's quiet spot is very quiet this early. And cool

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back inside on deck 5 to warm up again on this listless morning

 

there's a theater lecture coming up

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I wander

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if you like shopping...

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Kate is gone but can't be forgotten

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I love the graphics in this store but their watches are too busy and I think you have to show a pilot's license to buy one?

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Carol is picking up 2 photos today. Earlier in the week they offered her a $250 Photo Package

for all the photos that would be taken of us. We always buy the dockside ones as we leave the ship when sailing Princess as a couple of the photographers are always dressed up as pirates

or Yukon prospectors or frightening brown bears but there was no effort made in our ports so we just walked by the girl with a camera and a life ring. So we saved some money to spend on our next Princess cruise which is 10 weeks away.

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just another good looking bar

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Peter Max

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I love being up early before the decks get populated

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the disco

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cool decor but I can say that about any room on this ship

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4 hours ago, Bimmer09 said:

 

Well I can't see you not loving her!

I hope it doesn't spoil things when I post more pics of her right now.

I'm sure you will find favorite rooms and have experiences I missed out on as I don't read the daily news sheet or plan my day to any extent beyond excursions and meals.

Savor to the MAX!

Norris

 

It's been great to see your photos, especially knowing they are very recent.  I like to try and get my bearings before boarding so I'm not wandering around completely lost too much of the time when I go exploring!

 

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continuing my stroll

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we've only ever used this room once and that was to muster for an excursion but there are movies shown here and lectures take place

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the shopping boulevard will no doubt feature tables of $10 watches and tee shirts later

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casino bar

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another beautiful room

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a wine machine. No sommelier needed!

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Grand Cuvee dining room

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entrance art piece

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It was time to go back outside and see how the weather was-not raining is good

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it was cool, even in the sheltered spots

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the wind carries the smoke away as soon as it leaves the funnel

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up to the Solstice deck

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above the basketball court

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ready for sunbathers

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joggers and walkers

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early swimmers

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I met up with Carol at the MDR for breakfast but the line was long there so we went to the buffet

 

this young lady was there smiling each time we entered. Ready with the Purell

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it was busy inside so we took our food out on the terrace where it was somewhat sheltered from the wind

my "full English"

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Carol's notes say she had lox and bagel, herring and fruit with yogurt. Lots of choices!

 

After breakfast we parted ways. Carol to her quiet spot on deck 5 and I wandered...

drawn to the lawn

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I didn't see anyone use the alcoves all week ($199 a day at sea, $99 in port)

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you can see in those last two pics that it was misty in the background and soon the background came to the fore...

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towels (no takers) and blankets (very popular)

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chairs have been moved under cover and I console myself with a beer 

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Next up, lunch in Murano

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While I go down to get dressed for lunch in Murano here is a short video

 

 

 

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Norris,

I am continuing to absolutely love your review and stunningly beautiful pictures but my devices are struggling to load your pictures, laptop, tablet and phone....so much as I hate to do it I'm unsubscribing.

I don't have unlimited data access so can't chance off charges.

Carry on your good work.

Your reviews are some of the absolute the best on Cruise Critic.

Happy sailing.

Judy



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Lunch in Murano

I had to eat here. Carol could have said "No" but I would have gone solo. If it were on land I'd go for some tasty and tasteful cooking, relaxed and warm ambiance and very attentive professional service. I wouldn't get this meal for $30 on land though (dinner is $50)

I just wish I had thought of booking dinner earlier in the cruise but have learned my lesson.

 

Wines by the glass and mine is usually a glass of Malbec but this time I had to have a Shiraz

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Victuals

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bread that looks good enough to eat-so we did

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a nice Indian gentleman in a black suit served us and brought me my drink of choice

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It's 12.30 in the afternoon and I am enjoying that first sip of velvety wine and some crusty bread, heavy on the butter

The food portions will not be large but it's lunch after all and the food is all about good cooking and appealing presentation. At no point did the solo pianist tinkling in the background erupt into a disco number and the waiters march through waving napkins.

 

I ordered one of my favorite things- roasted beets with goat cheese spheres

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these had me waving my napkin!

 

Carol enjoyed her crab salad with avocado 

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we both had warm water lobster, small but succulent 

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we are happy diners!

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the room

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We both had Ivory caramel tart with flambe banana her notes say

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lip-smackingly good!

 

A wonderful treat in the middle of a dreary day on the North Sea.

 

Bye, Murano-until the next time!

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1 hour ago, jlf1 said:

Norris,

I am continuing to absolutely love your review and stunningly beautiful pictures but my devices are struggling to load your pictures, laptop, tablet and phone....so much as I hate to do it I'm unsubscribing.

I don't have unlimited data access so can't chance off charges.

Carry on your good work.

Your reviews are some of the absolute the best on Cruise Critic.

Happy sailing.

Judy



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Judy, I am so sorry to lose you before you see the next batch of London photos.

Carol was telling me of slow downloads on her iPad a couple of days ago and I had very slow download of pictures on my old iPhone 5 (was ok at home with wi-fi instead of cell service).

So I lowered the resolution to half of what it was set at and for the past 2 days am back to the pixel count of all of my reviews to date (1024 x 683).

 

I see the pics on a 13 inch MacBook with never a problem and I wish you could too.

 

You will likely not read this but thanks for sticking with me thus far!

Norris

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I'm truly enjoying your review so far, your pictures are simply amazing.

 

We plan on doing the Norwegean Fjords for my 50th coming up in a few years and your review has me so looking forward to it.

 

Thanks again.

 

Sly

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11 hours ago, Bimmer09 said:

 

Judy, I am so sorry to lose you before you see the next batch of London photos.

Carol was telling me of slow downloads on her iPad a couple of days ago and I had very slow download of pictures on my old iPhone 5 (was ok at home with wi-fi instead of cell service).

So I lowered the resolution to half of what it was set at and for the past 2 days am back to the pixel count of all of my reviews to date (1024 x 683).

 

I see the pics on a 13 inch MacBook with never a problem and I wish you could too.

 

You will likely not read this but thanks for sticking with me thus far!

Norris

Norris,

 

I did read and will give it another try because your reviews and pictures are so wonderful.

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