Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Review
Day 0 January 16, 2012
Our ship sails tomorrow from
Bayonne NJwhich is a 7 hour drive from . Montreal
We could do it in one day. In fact we did our first cruise from there by leaving very early in the morning. However since it is winter and freezing rain is forecast we decided to take it easy and split the journey into two stopping overnight in
leaving us a relaxing three hour drive for tomorrow. So we finished packing and left just after lunch, driving and listening to the soundtrack from Andrew Lloyd Webberâ€™s Sunset Boulevard. We arrived at our pre-booked motel right at a highway exit for convenience at around 5 pm. Albany NY
The motel lobby seemed in somewhat of a disarray, it was in the process of a clean up since a pipe had burst not long ago and flooded the place. The staff did not appear to be expecting anyone. Luckily our room was unaffected directly except we had to use an old fashioned key instead of a swipecard since their machine had been affected. The room was small but cosy. Across the road was a large mall where we decided to go for supper. It had a Friendlyâ€™s, a favourite of ours for itâ€™s fish and chips and ice cream (not together). However it was closed down. Then we saw Arthur Teacherâ€™s with a Union Jack logo advertising fish and chips. Never having tried this we gave it a go. The fish tasted like it came out of a frozen box and was heated in a microwave. It probably was. We will not be doing that again.
The night was young and there was a big movie complex in the mall. We check out what was showing and chose The Artist. I had read good reviews of this movie. It was 99% silent and all in Black and White. It was enthralling. A simple story but engaging characters, highly recommended. Itâ€™s story somewhat resonated with elements from Sunset Boulevard.
When we came out it had snowed and there was a strong cold wind as we walked back to the motel. It was nice and warm inside and we lay down to a good nights sleep listening to the sound of snow plows.
Don't worry this will become a cruise review with pictures soon.