7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We traveled with a group from RFamily vacations. We chose this trip because of our great experience on Celebrity Solstice to Alaska, and wanted to see the newest design in ships. We really enjoyed the ship. The veranda idea worked great ... Read More
We traveled with a group from RFamily vacations. We chose this trip because of our great experience on Celebrity Solstice to Alaska, and wanted to see the newest design in ships. We really enjoyed the ship. The veranda idea worked great for us. We enjoy A/C, so I think we opened the window 3 times the whole week. WIthout the shear and blackout curtains, it felt open, airy and big. The pleated shade was perfect for privacy and blocking light, and the power controls on the thermostat and balcony were convenient. Yes, the martini bar isn't what it is on the Solstice class, but we found Eden a great replacement. We give Celebrity credit for doing something new with the ship instead of just serving up the same. We ate at all the specialty restaurants and enjoyed them all, even the Rooftop Grill. Yes, it's a bit expensive, but we had a great meal and the outdoor dining room worked well for us (weather was great and wind speed under sail wasn't bad at all). Two things I'd express to Celebrity: I would make the Martini bar more oval in shape to serve more people surrounding it....and make the seating all one height, instead of the multilevel that's on the Edge. Second: The Cabana's.....we had a half cabana on a sea day. I tried, but the whole cabana's were all booked before the ship sailed. WARNING: the half cabana isn't worth it. We were a party of TWO and felt very confined....there isn't enough room for two adults to lounge. Then, the party on the other half of the cabana arrived....oh, boy. What I wouldn't have paid to get the whole cabana. Our neighbors were a mom and dad, young daughter and an INFANT in a stroller....ugh. Nothing like listening to parents and TWO sets of grandparents crammed into a small space, correcting and comforting children. Hey, I get it, people have children, and yes, it was Easter week, but If I was Celebrity, I'd put an age and party size limit on the half cabana's. We did have a great view of the young daughter practicing here dance class stretches on the ships wood balcony railing......and we did get a front row seat for the grandparents performance.....ugh. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
So we did b2b, this was cruise number 11 on X. We are in late 30- and like celebrity. We like good food, shows and service. We prefer that it is activity’s but not to much and that there is not to many children. When we go on ... Read More
So we did b2b, this was cruise number 11 on X. We are in late 30- and like celebrity. We like good food, shows and service. We prefer that it is activity’s but not to much and that there is not to many children. When we go on holiday, we like it to be a calm and relaxed atmosphere. We go early to bed, so late night party is not our thing. We have tried different cruise lines but the preferred is X. So we stayed in a deluxe ocean view balcony, 6115. Nice stateroom but horrible location since you have lots of noise from the theatre during rehearsal and shows. If you read the review from the first week 14.april, you understand. But anyway back to the positive! So the process of b2b went smooth as silk. New cards was by the door in the morning and we went of by ourselves in the morning and when we returned in the afternoon, we just walked right onboard again. No problems, no worries. So this week we changed captain and we new the ship we’ll. Since we did only do MDR in week one, we had pre booked a 4-night dining package. So we did: Fine Cut Excellent meal, great service from the somalier. Perfect steak and great garnish. Le petit chef So fun! It was lots of fun and tasted very well. The pasta was so good. If you bring children, this is definitely something fun to do for dinner. Not sure I would do it on every cruise. Eden Lots of food, almost to much. Something tasted better then others on the menu. Fun to have the edenist walking and interactive in the dining area. Raw on 5 Great if you like seafood and raw fish. We had a great meal, really something we like. We have eaten on sushi on 5 on other ships and this is always a winner for us. Same thing on the Edge. It was really nice to meet and see several of the crew from other ships we have been on before. Great staff, we can really not comment enough of how good work they do. Entertainment this week was presented by 2 productions show and guest entertainment. Marcus Terrell was again great (he did a different show on week one). He is a multi talent, he was definitely the best show of the week. The production shows was nice, really like the screen and scene set up on Edge. Ports of call was good, we have been in all before. But we can always find something new to do. Officers and captain was very visible around the ship. Cc host Elisabeth did a good job on both weeks. She was always smiling and welcoming us when we arrived on things she was arranging. So what did we feel when we walked of the ship after 14days??? WHY did we not book the transatlantic cruise????? We really regret that we didn’t book it. Because if you take away the noise issue in our stateroom. We had great time, but the noise was and is a huge problem for us. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
I have now been on 6 cruises. 2 with Norweigen, 2 with Carnival, and now 2 with Celebrity. First one on the Summit this time last year. A little background, I am 47 and my wife is 34 and this Edge cruise was perfect! We cruise to ... Read More
I have now been on 6 cruises. 2 with Norweigen, 2 with Carnival, and now 2 with Celebrity. First one on the Summit this time last year. A little background, I am 47 and my wife is 34 and this Edge cruise was perfect! We cruise to relax, drink, eat and visit the new places. We had already been to San Juan but had not visited Tortola or Sent Maarten. All 3 were fun in their own ways. About the ship; This ship is innovative, up to date with technology(the use of LEDs is perfect), and beautiful. The layout design versus other ships I have been on was better. I read a lot of reviews before we left and TBH I don't get the negative reviews. The only negative for us was the expensive shops on level 4. This space could be used for other things as no one was ever in these shops. But back to the negative reviews, I think people just expect the same thing and when it changes it is automatically a negative. I came in with an open mind and I like the changes. THEY ARE FOR THE BETTER! The dining room layout with four main dining room options was awesome, it just gives you more options and the feeling of dining in a new restaurant every night without having to buck up the high costs of the premium dining. We did eat in Raw on 5 and had lunch in the grand bistro and I recommend both. The food you get for a 20 dollar charge at the grand bistro for lunch is a great deal, Raw on 5 not so much a deal but great food. I do like my seafood(lobster and crab) warm and it was served cold so I wouldn't probably pay up for it again. The buffet was great, lots of selection and everything I tried was really good. The Pizza was spectacular The entertainment was all good except for the last night. The show Kaleidoscope was not for me but the most part of the crown seemed to enjoy it. We actually went to all the shows, we usually don't but the people we cruised with wanted to see the shows so we went and I'm glad we did. The comedian was freaking hilarious! There was a few activities but Celebrity doesn't have as many activities as other cruise lines and I don't mind. We never were bored. The service was great as usual. I would say the staff seemed happier and friendlier on the Summit but really no complaints. Overall I would definitely be sailing on the Edge again, Maybe next year in Europe. Read Less
15 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
The Fine Cut steak house was a very big disappointment due to the fact of its location. It is located by the Grand Plaza on Deck 3. As the show was on downstairs we couldn’t talk to each other. I ordered a strip steak and had to return ... Read More
The Fine Cut steak house was a very big disappointment due to the fact of its location. It is located by the Grand Plaza on Deck 3. As the show was on downstairs we couldn’t talk to each other. I ordered a strip steak and had to return it twice. They should know how to cook a steak!...... It was NOT worth the $55.00 that I paid. The desert was good.... I could have had the ice cream on deck 14 for free. Being an aqua class traveler I was surprised that my cabin was so far away from the spa and gym. The solarium is beautiful, however it is not air conditioned as like the solstice class. The 4 dining rooms are an unique idea, however the standard menu in each could change also. The potions are small and just satisfactory. Don’t think i’ll be traveling on this class of ship again. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
After reading so many negatives about sailing on the Edge, prior to our cruise, when I returned I felt it was necessary to tell some of the positives of this beautiful new ship. The embarkation was an absolute breeze. You do have a ... Read More
After reading so many negatives about sailing on the Edge, prior to our cruise, when I returned I felt it was necessary to tell some of the positives of this beautiful new ship. The embarkation was an absolute breeze. You do have a little hike after dropping off your luggage if you are parking a car in the parking garage. That said, the process of getting onboard was the fastest we have ever experienced. No waiting in long lines. Our seapass cards were in the door of our room and they actually told us we could go drop our things in our cabin before having lunch. None of the locked doors stating the cabins would not open until after 1pm!!! Such a nice treat. Upon entering, all of our excursion tickets, special dining reservations, etc were neatly placed on the bed. Of course, we had to try out the motorized shade and balcony window. Yes, the balcony is not as large as a standard but certainly adequate for the very comfortable chairs provided. The café where the buffet is located is pleasant and very spacious. The one thing I didn't understand is why the handwashing station was not mandatory. Only saw a few using it. When we have cruised on RCCL, the handwashing station was roped off and it was mandatory each person entering the dining area wash their hands. They did have someone at the door offering hand sanitizer but I think the handwashing is more effective. As for ease of moving around the buffet stations, it was effortless. Large areas and tons of food selections. Hamburgers were only available outside the Solarium pool area. Loved the martini bar. Pricey for anyone not purchasing a beverage package. Again, the comfortable chairs in this area made it very popular place to hang before dinner. Live musicians and vocalists performed. The highlight is the bartenders and their act. At 8:30 each night, they do a juggling act with liquor bottles and a super demonstration using stainless, filled shakers. Loved the energy of all of the bartenders. Very friendly staff The shows, for most part, were enjoyable. High energy dancers and singers. Hated the show , "Hot Mid-summer Night Dream" or some crazy title. It was so weird and we just wanted it to be over. They really need to re-think that show. The other production shows were very good. 1st comedian wasn't very funny but the 2nd was hilarious. Big shift in the dress-up nights. Everyone is going to less formal attire. Men are even electing to leave the jackets at home. Yeah for that one. I didn't see very many people in dressy stuff. Cruise director was engaging. We really enjoyed our excursion in St. Maarten. Took the one with the ship that was Foods of St. Maarten. It was excellent and we enjoyed sampling three different native meals. Our guide was great. You travel on an air conditioned bus and she really provides a tour of the entire island. Well worth the price. Our favorite place to spend our sea days was the Solarium pool area. The lounge chairs were so comfortable, with thick cushions. Also, loved that checking out towels was not required. No standing in line and having to show your sea pass card. Finally!!! We did the express self debarkation. That was well tuned and we were off the ship by 7:30. Nothing to going through customs. Done with face recognition. Didn't have to even show our passports since it is all electronically entered before boarding the ship. Overall, great improvements. Our feeling is there are a few things that could be improved but Edge is a beautiful ship. The food was very good with lots of selections. Would definitely love to experience The Edge with a Europe itinerary. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
What an awesome cruise on board the Celebrity Edge! We really loved this ship, the food, the staff etc. If you're not sure-book it now, it's worth every penny and even more! You'll be wowed every day on this ship with ... Read More
What an awesome cruise on board the Celebrity Edge! We really loved this ship, the food, the staff etc. If you're not sure-book it now, it's worth every penny and even more! You'll be wowed every day on this ship with something new. The Edge has vaulted to the top of our list just behind the MCS Seaside. Love my infinite balcony with bed near balcony! As a usual some Tips from us: You don't need to be have an internet package to connect to the ships wifi system to send messages to other people that you are cruising with (using the Celebrity app). You can also set up Smart phone to be used as your key. You can also control the lights, temperature, blinds and TV from your cell phone! They do reserve a good amount of seats for suite guests, but they release any unused seats about 10 min before the show and we are always seat in front row :-) Around 8:30 every night, the bar tenders will do a flair show along with the light show. I chose "Anytime" dining, to make it easier to try each of the restaurants. In my cruise planner, I was able to click the "Add to Cart" button under the complimentary restaurant that I wanted. There is a different button for each restaurant. I booked 2 specialty and each of the 4 complimentary restaurants that way. Magic Carpet (open for drinks almost constantly although the app does not reflect that). Elevator signage listing the restaurants and clubs for each floor was very helpful. If it is green around the elevator, it is going up - red, it is going down. If you want the cabin at a certain temperature when you return, you may want to turn off the go green (under settings) as it will turn the thermostat up 2 degrees when you leave. Go To Eden!!! It was crazy amazing intriguing... Pizza is in the back of the cafeteria. Don't miss it, it's good! Eden Cafe for free lunch. They open at noon and they had excellent yummy hot and cold sandwiches and salads Try Le Grand Bistro For at least one lunch, enjoy the daily specials, it's one of the best values onboard ($20) Le Petit Chef offers an animated story of four miniature chefs having a cooking competition preparing your meal and it is projected on your table top. It was very entertaining and fun. The Edge is definitely spectacular! Read Less
18 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
My husband and adult daughter cruised on the April 21st sailing. The new terminal in Ft. Lauderdale is beautiful and getting on board was a breeze. The ship is unique, not my style but beautiful. Some positives: Really like the ... Read More
My husband and adult daughter cruised on the April 21st sailing. The new terminal in Ft. Lauderdale is beautiful and getting on board was a breeze. The ship is unique, not my style but beautiful. Some positives: Really like the infinite balcony, I was so apprehensive after reading reviews. It made the room feel so much bigger with three of us. We opened the top of the window often, not sure you could do this if it was very hot as the air conditioning in the room turns off. Room is a good size and bathroom is very large. Food in the four restaurants was very good we thought. Rooftop garden is beautiful and Sunset bar is very nice. Didn't have an issue getting a chair at the pool or right above on second deck even on sea days. They have a bartender with a portable cart that roams the decks which is very convenient. Casino is non smoking which is fabulous! Pizza is good. Negatives: Eden is very odd and takes up a lot of space. You walk through a dark room with gold tree trunks (??) to enter. The music is supposed to be calming but it irritated me. The breakfast options were very limited unless you paid an up charge. Shops were ridiculous, Tiffany, Bulgari...I never saw anyone in these shops. Deal or no deal is a ripoff - $ 25.00 each and they only play 2 games; usually done in 20 minutes. Very little to do if you had a bad weather day, which we did not, luckily. The entertainment, other than the comedians, was painful. Very disjointed and the Jersey Boy show had a lead with a very high voice that did not resemble Frankie Valli. Too many passes sold for the thermal suite. Could not get a chair and people were LOUD!! Buffet food, other than breakfast, was not very good. No ice carvings or fruit carvings, same sandwiches every day. Hand sanitation was not enforced. Really need to have someone stand with the sanitizer, we saw many, many people who did not wash hands or use sanitizer. We still had a good time, especially as we had beautiful weather. I really prefer Silhouette to the Edge, Princess and RCCL have much nicer buffets. We did not leave ship in Puerto Rico or St. Maarten. Took shore excursion to Jost Van Dyke which was beautiful, fun and worth the money! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We just completed a seven day cruise on the Celebrity Edge and the ship was amazing! The staff provided a high level of professionalism while making every moment a personal experience. After reading negative comments we weren’t sure what ... Read More
We just completed a seven day cruise on the Celebrity Edge and the ship was amazing! The staff provided a high level of professionalism while making every moment a personal experience. After reading negative comments we weren’t sure what our personal outtake would be, however from beginning to end this was a perfect vacation! There were eight of us traveling from all parts of the US. Some were first time cruisers with Celebrity, as well as Elite Status return cruisers and everyone agreed that the service was the highest level they had ever experienced. The infinite verandas provided a larger area for enjoyment as well as the open air each day and night. We ate in the four dining rooms available throughout the cruise where the food and service were excellent. Dennis, the maître d’ in Cyprus, even brought identical twins to meet my identical twin sisters which was a joyous moment for ALL! The personal touch was everywhere! Eden is a different experience from other cruise ships however being present during the production provided a level of intrigue which is not always present when watching a video. This show should be experienced by all at least once. The children were welcome and intrigued by the program and allowed to participate which brought smiles. We previously read about concerns regarding the removal of three bars and the addition of one main bar. Though the main bar does not have a lot of seating, there were areas surrounding the bar which made up for the additional seating and provided ample room for all who joined the evening musical activities. From embarkation to debarkation this was an amazing cruise! Special thanks to Desy who greeted us with a beautiful smile wherever she found each of us DAILY! She was Our Angel! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
This was my first big ship cruise and I had no particular expectations. The whole experience, however, was beyond and above even my wildest expectations. The food, the entertainment, the whole exciting layout of the ship, the cabin... ... Read More
This was my first big ship cruise and I had no particular expectations. The whole experience, however, was beyond and above even my wildest expectations. The food, the entertainment, the whole exciting layout of the ship, the cabin... All the staff from the captain down to ... everybody. Delightful, genuinely friendly, helpful, and a well-trained international group of people. Eden is an astounding space with ongoing activity; the acts were jaw-dropping. The incredible artistry, split-second timing. Those people must rehearse for hours a day. I was not nearly finished with trying all the restaurants, watching all the shows, attending all the events. A never-ending kaleidoscope of activities. They had to push me off of the ship on disembarkation, kicking and screaming. The Cruise Critic Roll Call group and a bunch of activities were headed by Doug was wonderful, friendly, fun and made a difference in meeting new friends instantly. Thank you, Doug! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We booked an outside balcony category because we wanted to go with a particular group and this is what was left. We have in the past ruled out balconies because we don't use them. It seems like we just get smoked out and it is ... Read More
We booked an outside balcony category because we wanted to go with a particular group and this is what was left. We have in the past ruled out balconies because we don't use them. It seems like we just get smoked out and it is separate from the room and we don't enjoy it and have found being up on deck more pleasurable. Not this time. We LOVED this balcony concept. We spent a LOT of time enjoying having the cruise right in our room. Every time we came in the room for any length of time we rolled down the wonderful window and listened to the ocean rather we were sitting out there or not. We could enjoy it from our couch or our bed, not to mention just walk over and hang on the rail if we wanted. To us, it was worth the entire cruise to have the cruise come right to us! The only people that I might think might not enjoy it are people who really want to sit out there and smoke. (you really cannot do this because it is part of your room), or maybe people who want to be separated, though there were some glass doors you could pull shut to make it more like a separate area, we never did. It made our room larger. It made us enjoy every minute of being out on the ocean. The pull down shade made it really dark and great for sleeping. A little tough for the person who wakes up first as it is a bit invasive to open up the loud shade and have the light come in - to enjoy the ocean. But we didn't mind that too much for the trade off of having the ocean in our room! The embarkation process was easy peasy. We got our photo taken at the top of an escalator, a couple of looks at our passport and scanned our prefilled out paperwork that we did at home, and got our keys in our room, which was actually ready when we arrived. So super easy and very little waiting at all. Maybe the entire process took 20 minutes. But the Disembarkation was by far the easiest ever. We were off in 3 minutes! Face recognition technology made this a breeze! Really great! The food was eh. We had heard Celebrity had the most amazing food. We didn't spend the extra money for the specialty restaurants. We figured we didn't want to spend the hefty $65 each only to be disappointed and would rather spend it at a restaurant we know would be good at home. So we ate at the restaurants for every dinner but one. Buffets mostly for breakfast. Lunch in the dining room twice. The rotating dining room concept was confusing, and quite frankly not that good. And the rooms were so small and crammed with the ceilings low. The noise was unpleasant. The wait staff was unfriendly, stressed, and unlike ANY cruise I have ever been on. Even Carnival has amazing service in comparison. The desserts were awful. I mean AWFUL. Not one was good. One night everyone at our table (not with us) ordered Tiramisu. Every SINGLE person took one bite and pushed it away. I even tried the ice cream and it was just crystilized and cheap tasting. I was super disappointed with the restaurant concept and the food. It's not to say it was inedible or awful (well maybe the desserts, but hey I saved a lot of calories that way!), it just wasn't great or what we were expecting. I miss the days of having the same wait staff night after night where they get to know you and what you like. And though we could have probably had that if we had stayed in one restaurant night after night, then we would have missed out on the experience of the different atmosphere and cuisines offered. Actually, maybe you couldn't have had, as they seated you based on when you arrived, so probably not. We didn't like the restaurant situation whatsoever. The hamburger in the pool bar was really good and sorry to say the best thing we had other than the welcome aboard lunch we got with our Concierge class which I had short ribs and ceasar salad which both were excellent. Desserts weren't that day either, a sign of things to come. The martini hot tubs were a cool idea. But closed at 11. We wish at least one would be open late, as we like to wind down after a night of dancing. And one especially was ridiculously difficult to get to. I cannot imagine why on earth one would design it so you have to cross over the jogging track which gets wet with people crossing over it. Did they really do this on purpose? We are dancers. We had a hard time finding swing brass music aboard except at 5:00 which is when we would be getting ready for dinner. So we pretty much missed them every time. Would have been nice to have them at different times and more often. We miss traditional kareoke. Bandeoke is an interesting concept but the band had a very limited repertoire. So one night would have been enough of that. But to have repeated nights of basically the same songs wasn't good. And as far as every other night of disco type music they played exactly the same stuff, night after night, venue after venue. Celebration, Dancing Queen, Bruno Mars, Prince 1999, like I got to the point I practically knew the order. Even on 80s night they still played the exact same line up. Silent disco was a cool concept, for one night. But again, once was enough. There were lots of unique bars and seating arrangements. Plenty of stuff for the younger generation who like to just hang out and drink. We are kind of the sandwich generation in that we aren't the older crowd, so we like to get out and do things, but we also don't just want to sit around drinking in funky chairs and environments. Room attendant staff was excellent. But we missed them doing all the little extras (yes even the cute animals were missing) to earn that extra tip. Having prepaid tips kind of takes the magic out if you ask us. Every cruise is different. There was plenty to love, and plenty to not love. We spoke with many who had been Celebrity cruisers who all seemed to agree this was not the ship to judge Celebrity by. I'm not sure I would avoid them, but I sure think they could do things to make these new concepts better. I might like to try one of their older ships for comparison. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
The Magic Carpet caught our eye. Eden was astounding. Wonderful show and meal. Le Petit Chef was fun and tasty. Le Grand Bistro was a very good meal and deal. All you can eat for $20. Very long corridors, only 2 elevators. ... Read More
The Magic Carpet caught our eye. Eden was astounding. Wonderful show and meal. Le Petit Chef was fun and tasty. Le Grand Bistro was a very good meal and deal. All you can eat for $20. Very long corridors, only 2 elevators. Comfortable room. Easy on and off ship for ports and embarkation/ disembarcation. Show ranged from good (Kaleidoscope) to so so. The comics were funny. the Beatles show; meh. Magic Carpet was just a movable bar most of the time. No big event. Very windy both times we had cocktails there. The coffee lounge was comfortable with good coffees and pastries. Wifi on ship was very costly and didn't have good coverage. Ship app needs work, crashing and glitches. Ports were well chosen and lots of fun. Guavaberry rum much appreciated. Very good and interesting art work and interactive murals. All in all a fun ship but not a great one. No 24 hour snack lounge. Room bar sparse and cheap. Food good but that's all except for the mentioned outlets. The Oceanview cafe was well thought out and fun. Read Less
21 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
The good: Fast embarkation, very clean, good food at main dining rooms and buffets, attentive stewards, good comedians. Some good shows which included an excellent singer. The bad: Awful ship layout, the balconies are flushed ... Read More
The good: Fast embarkation, very clean, good food at main dining rooms and buffets, attentive stewards, good comedians. Some good shows which included an excellent singer. The bad: Awful ship layout, the balconies are flushed and bellow you can see the life saving boats instead of the water. Some rooms have the “magic carpet” bar passing in front of their verandas invading their privacy. The balconies at the left of it looks toward your veranda. I had one of those cabins even though I payed full price for balcony. Food in main dining takes long. At the gym no special protein shakes available like other ships. No greeting upon entry the first day, just ugly wooden statutes at view. Some ports are bad unless you are there for excursions. San Juan, and St Martin were good. I have been in 20+ cruises and this one stood out for boring, and for its bad layout. 85% of passengers were 65+. Not many activities or amenities around. Not recommended for kids our the young. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We sailed on the Edge to experience the ship and were excited to see what Edge had to offer. While Edge is a beautiful, modern, technologically advanced cruise ship, the experience is slightly different than on other Celebrity ships. ... Read More
We sailed on the Edge to experience the ship and were excited to see what Edge had to offer. While Edge is a beautiful, modern, technologically advanced cruise ship, the experience is slightly different than on other Celebrity ships. Some will like this new experience and others will not. While there are pluses and minuses to the Edge, for me, there were too many minuses. Thus, the Edge will not be my ship of choice going forward. I just hope Celebrity doesn’t make too many changes during The Celebrity Revolution, when they update older ships, to change many of the things I love about the older ships. Pluses: • Embarkation in the new terminal in Ft. Lauderdale is smooth and efficient as long as other guests have their passports and Xpress Passes ready (many don’t!) • Ship has modern décor that is beautiful. I found almost all seating comfortable. As on other ships there is art everywhere. My favorite is on deck 3 starboard mid-ship. It is a display to see what the inside of the ship’s hull looks like if you strip away the interior finishing. Cool. • Elevator bays aft and forward with 6 elevators each are nice and reduces congestion in front of steps • Celebrity app worked well and is convenient to see what is happening on the ship. Only problem is you can’t manually add anything to your calendar – for example you make plans to meet friends for drinks • The new embarkation center on deck 2 is great. Very open and easy to navigate. However, be alert for the two crew doors that open into the hallway by the Basement. My wife learned of these doors the hard way – with a door to the face. • Ships climate was always comfortable • The theater is open with the stage protruding into the audience so easy to see and performers get closer to the audience • Ships stability was excellent. Many times we almost forgot we were on a ship • Infinite balcony stateroom floor to ceiling window is nice but it isn’t a balcony (see minuses for details). While the closet is a little small storage is good. USB power ports and outlets by the bed are great. There is a USB outlet on the phone that you may miss if you don’t look closely. Climate control is good and kept our room at 68 which is what we wanted. Shower in bath is larger and nice. Plenty of storage in bathroom also including a drawer under the sink which is were you find the hair dryer. Master light, window and climate control is nice. Also, if you have the Celebrity app you can control everything except the window from your phone anywhere on the ship. The “do not disturb” sign is now a magnet and is a good upgrade from the door hanger style. Mattress is firm but comfortable • Service was very good overall. Everyone was friendly and usually cheerful. Stateroom attendant was efficient. Bar service was very good at Martini bar despite how crowded it was all the time • The Magic Carpet was nice but not exceptional. Note, they often shut down their bar 15-20 minutes before the listed closing time • Pool area is good, and the two hot tubs are great. Since they are on a different deck they aren’t used as often. Thus, if you make the effort to go to one you are usually rewarded with having it to yourself - especially the forward one - or with a couple others • Food in all the restaurants was very good. Celebrity does need to do a better job with fish which is often over cooked. • Oceanview was hit and miss on food quality and open market style can create interesting (ok frustrating) encounters as there is no traffic flow. Pizza is aft which some people couldn’t seem to find • Having four smaller MDR’s versus on large makes the settings more intimate and is nice for different ambiance. • Fine Cut steakhouse was excellent • Café al Bacio by Grand Plaza has larger seating area than on other ships. It was rarely busy in the morning since there is another al Bacio at the entrance to Oceanview • The Mast grill has seating under cover so you can eat out of the sun however the seating area is very tight and the smoking section is one level above it Minuses: • Infinite balcony stateroom isn’t a balcony, rather an ocean view with a window that opens. You do not feel like you are outside on a traditional balcony. It is like sitting in your house looking out a big open window versus sitting out on your patio. It takes about 30 seconds for the window to open and about a minute for the shade to go up. If the shade is down and you want to peek out while your spouse is sleeping then you must get on your hands and knees and pull up the shade from the bottom. When you open the window the climate control turns off so if you keep the window open a long time your stateroom will become hot and humid (in the Caribbean) • Our room didn’t have facial tissue and the stateroom attendant said they didn’t get resupplied. We had to “steal” one from a public ladies’ restroom. Also, shower now has gel dispenser vs bar of soap. The gel doesn’t lather well • Public men’s restrooms have terrible sinks. They are very low with upper cabinets that hang down to the top of the faucet. If you are over 5’8’ tall you need to bend over to see the soap dispenser -which dispenses very slow so keep your hand there for at least 4 seconds – and rinse your hands. Very poor design • While the four MDR’s have different ambiance I miss the vibe, action and people-watching of the larger, 2-level MDR • Sunset bar used to be my favorite but not on Edge. It has less seating and the best seating is the smoking section. The walkway between bar and rail seating is very tight. Worst is there is zero shade, so it gets very hot. Wear your sunscreen • No Dogfish Head 90 – this is my favorite beer and a treat to have on Celebrity cruises. However, they weren’t resupplied, so I had to do without • Eden, Eden. What to say about Eden. The space is nice but they use stage fog and some weird scent at night. The fog irritates my lungs and eyes and I don’t like the smell. Even during the day you can still smell the scent. The bar is similar to World Class bar on Solstice class ships but their special drinks are expensive and most cost extra over the premium package • Not enough bars. They don’t have Ensemble Lounge, Passport bar, or Cellar Masters. Three fewer indoor bars means the Martini bar is always packed. I enjoy the various ambiances of the bars on other ships and they were very much missed on Edge • Unless you are in a suite or use the spa there is no access for you to the outside on forward decks Thus, you can’t get a forward outside view as you pull into port. There is a nice forward balcony in the spa it can only be accessed if you are using the spa. You can look out the forward window in the fitness center but they don’t have an outside balcony. I guess you now need to pony up more dollars for better views • If you are a gelato fan you may be disappointed. Edge no longer has a dedicated gelato area. It can be found with the ice cream outside Oceanview but with only 2 flavors available each day. They do rotate flavors • Edge does not have the soaring, open grand plaza. Its grand plaza is only open to 3 decks • Showtimes have been changed to 7:30 and 9:30 when all other Celebrity cruises we’ve been on had show times of 7 and 9. We had pre-booked dining at 8 so we could see the show before eating but needed to either cut out of the show early or be late to dinner. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
First we did a back to back so we got to see all of the ship more than once . The ship itself is amazing in the lay out And the ease of getting around. We have been on 6 plus cruises with Celebrity. This is one of the best we both have ... Read More
First we did a back to back so we got to see all of the ship more than once . The ship itself is amazing in the lay out And the ease of getting around. We have been on 6 plus cruises with Celebrity. This is one of the best we both have enjoyed being on . Getting on for embarkation and off for disembarkation was very easy and smooth. We had a Concierge cabin 11177 with the Infinite Veranda we liked because it made the cabin feel bigger with more light . I like the extra room and we never opened the Window because I like it cold . Plenty of fresh air on upper decks . The room itself was very nice. Our bed was near the window so plenty of room to get dressed and easy to get in cloths closet and the safe. Shower was large and bathroom was great in size also. We had early dining in the Cosmopolitan Restaurant at 6 PM .We ate there every meal for dinner and breakfast and lunch on sea days . We did eat at the Mast Grill and also a few meals in the Cafe. Food was always outstanding . We also ate at steakhouse, Raw on 5 , Garden Grill on deck 15 and Le Grand Bistro for lunch and the Le Petit Chef in the Bistro again I would say all had great service and great food. Entertainment was good and looked liked they had some good Activities at night . We are 70 so after the show we head to room . We did gamble some my wife did a lot more than me . Again everyone that worked the ship were outstanding and always friendly and helpful. We always talk with the crew about their family and their kids . The Captain was always around and easy to talk with. Everyone we talked with and that was many couples and singles were enjoying the ship and the cruise. We have booked another cruise on the APEX for 2021 and 3 more already booked. We love to cruise with Celebrity but we do cruise with other Cruise lines . Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
We have never been on a new ship and wanted the experience. We were not disappointed. You have a choice of 4 main restaurants each with its on ambience. The food was great and plentiful. There was no need to spend extra money on specialty ... Read More
We have never been on a new ship and wanted the experience. We were not disappointed. You have a choice of 4 main restaurants each with its on ambience. The food was great and plentiful. There was no need to spend extra money on specialty restaurants. The atmosphere was unbelievable and one could see that Celebrity spared no expense. There were so many different area on the ship where you can enjoy the scenery from Eden to the Roof Top Garden. The only disappointment were the shows and the reason for only 4 stars. They were more of a Cirque du Soleil but not your typical shows. While we enjoyed the dancing and acrobatics, we just could not follow the theme. They were very eye appealing, but that was it. All in all I had a very nice time. There were many venues where you could just relax. The spiral ramp way in Eden at the rear of the ship was such a place with a magnificent view of the plants or ocean from the floor to ceiling windows. I would certainly recommend taking a cruise on this ship, but at a minimum the “Infinite Veranda” should be the cabin selected. This cabin provides additional room space since it becomes part of your room with a window that you can raise or lower with your finger. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We happened to be on the celebrity summit when we watched the roll out promo film for the Edge. We were so impressed that we booked nearly two years out ! The food is the absolute best that we’ve experienced on a ship though this ... Read More
We happened to be on the celebrity summit when we watched the roll out promo film for the Edge. We were so impressed that we booked nearly two years out ! The food is the absolute best that we’ve experienced on a ship though this was only our seventh cruise. On the same note, we’ve dined all over the world and are regularly seeking out various types of restaurants in NYC + and I would say that these four could compete with the best internationally. The freshness, innovation, and service was world class ! We saw no need to even try what looked like fabulous specialty dining. The four themed restaurants were All worth at least two visits which we were unable to accomplish in our 7 nights. The buffet was Excellent with plenty of choices that varied daily. We stayed in an infinite veranda room and loved it. The veranda provided the best of both worlds. You could experience the weather with the upper window down which shuts the ac btw. The view was superior to the regular cruise ship verandas in that there was a much larger viewing area from the seats without the bar directly in the line of sight. The balcony though slightly smaller than average felt much larger and made the room feel much larger as well. I was thrilled to be able to back my Very Comfortable chair into the room area and escape the direct sun without shutting the balcony. The room set up seemed a bit strange initially. There are little cubbyhole spots that we used for shoes. Most importantly ,we had two weeks worth of clothing and we are Not efficient packers! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
All of the complaints that I've read make me wonder what ship those people were on???? We absolutely loved our cruise on board the EDGE. This ship is stunning, the staff was amazing and the food was really the best I've had at ... Read More
All of the complaints that I've read make me wonder what ship those people were on???? We absolutely loved our cruise on board the EDGE. This ship is stunning, the staff was amazing and the food was really the best I've had at sea. I sometimes thing it is easier for people to complain but those that are happy forget to say so. I am making a point of leaving a review because I was that happy with our cruise. I'm not happy about the 10 pounds that I gained in one week but hey, I should have hit the gym while I was on board. We had an Ifinite Veranda on deck 7, 7223 to be exact. Our view was unobstructed, there was a lifeboat right below but who is looking straight down? Not a problem for us. We had breakfast delivered quite a few mornings and we sat on our balcony and enjoyed that space. Space describes it exactly, added space to our cabin. I didn't have to open a sliding glass door to access my balcony, it was part of my room. I also didn't have to see the people in the cabins next to me, we liked the privacy. The TV was huge and we were able to stream from our devices. Loved the bathroom. The shower was generous, did a woman design it? It actually has a bar to rest your foot on so you can shave your legs, I want one at home now. The only thing lacking would be a makeup mirror with a light and magnification. Our cabin steward was wonderful, we always had ice, our room was clean and we never ran out of towels either. The bedding was wonderful, we slept great. There was so much storage. I don't understand the complaints about that. We had 3 suitcases, all fit under the bed. There were cabinets under the piece of coral and next to the bathroom, I stacked shoes there but I wonder if people do not realize these panels open? Generous drawer space as well. We were able to eat at 3 of the 4 main restaurants. The only one we missed was Cyprus. All three were great. We also dined at La Petite which was such a cool experience. We had brunch here one day as well which was great! I had clients on board who had dinner at Eden and they raved about it. Not a big fan of the show in Eden but we left and did something else. The silent disco was fun, don't miss that. Drinks were great, I feel in love with some of the Martini's. Boarding the ship was a breeze although trying to get across the road from the parking garage was a hike with luggage in tow. We did not put our luggage out the night before so we basically walked off the ship, although sadly, when we were back home. We didn't want to leave. My husband is still bringing this cruise up even though we have been home a month. He keeps saying, "dont' you wish we were back on the EDGE"? Yes, I do! We will see this ship again in the near future. Loved everything about our trip. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
Our friends we traveled with booked this cruise and we decided to join them. The four of us are in our late '50s. It was a long transcontinental trip for a week, but we've done it before. We all live in San Diego. My wife ... Read More
Our friends we traveled with booked this cruise and we decided to join them. The four of us are in our late '50s. It was a long transcontinental trip for a week, but we've done it before. We all live in San Diego. My wife and I came in a day early and rented a hotel room; our friends came in on the night before the first day of the cruise on a redeye and met us at our hotel at sunrise and crashed with us for a few hours before we all went to the ship around noontime. EMBARKATION: Wow... fastest embarkation ever (and we've cruised DOZENS of times). From exiting our Uber from the hotel at the port to the time we had a glass of sparkling wine in our hands was literally 14 minutes!!! USE THE CELEBRITY APP and pre-enter EVERYTHING and you will be on this ship in no time. ACCOMMODATIONS: We don't normally do verandah cabins anymore since we've cruised so much... even inside/outside cabins are okay with us. However, this time we decided to splurge this time on the much-hyped "infinite verandah"... are we glad we did it? Yeah. Would we do it again? No. Others may differ with our opinion, but the "infinite verandah" is basically an outside cabin with a window that opens. Duh. We all know that. However, the difference between this type of cabin and a "real" balcony cabin is that for one thing, the bridge can close that window ANYTIME they want to. They did it THREE times during the week. Secondly, when you open that window, the air-conditioning SHUTS OFF. If you're in a real balcony cabin, you can go outside the cabin and sit in the chair and shut the door behind you if your spouse doesn't want to sit in the heat (Caribbean). However with this cabin: window open? No A/C. There IS a door between the "balcony" and the room, but if that window is open, same deal no matter whether that door is open or closed. Plus if you want to listen to the ocean going by during the night, with a regular balcony, you just leave the door open; with this cabin, they can shut it automatically. Okay...enough of the cabin differences. You get the picture. The room itself was very modern. Some folks have complained there's not enough space to store your stuff.... but there are little cubbies everywhere in that room, plus all the modern conveniences everyone needs now to charge your electronic gear and what not. This was also the first time we'd been on a ship where the door opens OUT instead of INTO the room... thought that was kinda weird. I know...subtle, but just stuff you notice. FOOD: 95% Fantastic. The 5% was the disappointment in the "Tuscan" restaurant... we all were expecting an Italian meal, but it just didn't hit the mark the night we went in there. We did only the Raw on 5 sushi (specialty) restaurant and didn't do any of the others. You eat so much on these cruises that by the time we thought of perhaps going to the Steakhouse ($65pp upcharge), we were pretty well saturated and probably wouldn't have enjoyed it compared with maybe doing it earlier in the week. We were going to do the Le Petit Chef, but decided against it as it had kind of a limited menu and seemed more "kid" oriented. You can see how it works on YouTube. Our suspicions were confirmed later in the week as we spoke with a few fellow passengers that did go there and they thought the same thing we had and said had they had the chance, they wouldn't have gone there -- but great if you had kids. We did do the Raw on 5 TWICE (once at the beginning and then again the last night).... yes, it was that good. And our thoughts on these newer ships is that to get REALLY good food, you simply have to pay the upcharges (in addition to paying a pretty HIGH price to even get on the ship). For a week, this was the most money we've spent on a cruise ever and we've got about 30 cruises under our belts in as many years. The Celebrity food was still good even if you didn't pay extra so really no complaints there. The buffet up on 14 was OUTSTANDING with a very nice layout compared to other ships. The pizza area in the back and the Mast grill (burgers, fries) was also a hit. OTHER THINGS: The much anticipated "Magic Carpet" movable bar/restaurant hasn't been working (i.e., going up and down) since January. It did move ONE deck in the seven days but obviously was moved overnight. We had no tender ports and all dock ports so they say that's used for tendering. It was cool, though, going out there to enjoy a very windy cocktail experience ;-) DISEMBARKATION: Very smooth. The four of us hung out in the Cafe lounge on deck 4 till the VERY end, even beyond our numbers being called. This was optimum as by the time we got out of the building to get an Uber back to the hotel/airport, there were hardly any people still around so it wasn't as crowded. So there's a suggestion for you. TAKE. YOUR. TIME. and enjoy that extra Latte on the last day. Also Customs was pretty much nonexistent. You stared into a camera and it took a picture of you and you were done. The ICE guy was too busy checking out his Facebook on his phone to be bothered to ask you any questions.... no, seriously. So all this said, it was a great cruise.... a bit pricey and a long way to travel for a week, but a great cruise. We've now done the RCCL Oasis and now the Celebrity Edge...both innovative modern ships. It'll be interesting to travel again on an older ship, but we've been there before. I think this is a great ship for newer cruisers to enjoy, but there's a lot to be said for the cruises from 'back in the day"... Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
Ship is beautiful. Room was best we have ever had on a cruise. Never had a king-size bed on a cruise ship before. The infinite veranda really added to the room and the experience. Service was terrific. Staff went out of their way to ... Read More
Ship is beautiful. Room was best we have ever had on a cruise. Never had a king-size bed on a cruise ship before. The infinite veranda really added to the room and the experience. Service was terrific. Staff went out of their way to accommodate all our requests. One morning for breakfast my husband wanted a BLT. The waiter did not understand what it was, but brought him all the ingredients to make it himself. The next moring, as we were eating breakfast, the head waiter presented my husband with a BLT from the Chef. Also, I have some shell fish allergies, so Friday instead of lobster I was able to request a fried tilapia dinner. It was the best. Shows were not that good. So much acrobatics. Same show, different costumes. We really did enjoy the Beatles tribute band. No one we spoke to understood the show at Eden. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We have done over 15 celebrity cruises in past 20 years . All a little different but each one a great cruise . The new Edge is a Beautiful ship with fabulous food and service in all venues . I was hesitant based on reviews and the more ... Read More
We have done over 15 celebrity cruises in past 20 years . All a little different but each one a great cruise . The new Edge is a Beautiful ship with fabulous food and service in all venues . I was hesitant based on reviews and the more expensive price for a 7 day cruise, but I was pleasantly surprised I liked the infinity veranda windows , the decor , size and storage space of the cabins, the 4 main dining concept , EDEN area for relaxation, and the seating in Martini bar and coffee area. We usually do aqua but went mainly to experience the ship We did have a conceige room , which other than a special shower head I saw no difference than a balcony . We did have all the perks which made the trip very enjoyable .. and worth the extra cost . We did not experience any specialty restaurants other than raw on 5 which was excellent and well worth the money . We tried petit chef but menu not published and not the same show as other ships . Disappointed to find French fries on a menu for $55.00 . We didn't stay . We did find the food and service in the 4 main dining rooms exceptionally good and didn’t even miss the Blu we r used to . We did not use the pools , spa or gyms although beautiful,We did not attend the theater productions due to reviews although enjoyed the comedians , musicians throughout the ship , and especially the sea day lectures by Jim Kennedy of the Space Center . Jim is an excellent speaker and an asset to the celebrity organization .. go hear him as he shares his knowledge !! The entertainment in Eden is not our style , but it is a great place to relax and they make awesome drinks. Also the menu in eden is from a Michelin Star chef . we found out too late but wish we had gone. Also learned too late there is an art book in your room that explains all the art around the ship . Took 2 years to collect .. it’s amazing once you discover the book and realize the effort that went into it for your enjoyment . .Our only suggestions to improve is the low lying chairs hard for some to get out of . Beware Celebrity is trying to encourage younger cruisers and children , although not rampant , they are more readily seen . They average age on this ship is around 50 -60 ... but I did see many younger. There are no pool slides or obvious kids activities . The kids programs seem to be “ camps “ with educational experiences highlighted . There are also low key family activities , laser mazes , movies , silent discos that I think families with school age kids would enjoy . It is definitely not a party type little kid oriented cruise line . It is classy , relaxing, service oriented ,not cheap but not overly expensive for what you receive . There are plenty of spaces to “ get away “ and relax or read . The shops though pricey but who goes in a ship to really shop ? Yes there is Lilly Pulitzer and Tiffany’s .. but there are hats for 25 , jewelry under 50 , and plenty of opportunities to spend that OBC .We encourage you to enjoy the experience. The decor is beautiful .. and interesting everywhere. We’ll definitely go again when the next deal comes along . We didn’t go for the ports but It was a great week to experience the EDGE Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
This is my review/opinion of the Edge Eastern Caribbean sailing in March, 2019. My husband and I are in our early 50s and this is our 2nd Celebrity Cruise. While it’s probably not fair to compare with other ships, this review probably ... Read More
This is my review/opinion of the Edge Eastern Caribbean sailing in March, 2019. My husband and I are in our early 50s and this is our 2nd Celebrity Cruise. While it’s probably not fair to compare with other ships, this review probably will compare a few things to our last cruise on the Silhouette last March. EMBARKATION: Hardest part was getting the Lyft driver to go faster:) After arriving, dropped our luggage right out of the Lyft and away we went...on the ship in 10 minutes drinking champagne and trying to decide what to do first! STATEROOM: Our IV (infinite veranda a.k.a. window) room was not ready but we loved the fact we could go and drop off our things. We met our room steward and he told us to just leave our things in the closet so he knew they were ours. We stayed in a C1 Concierge cabin midship on deck 11 - stateroom 11187 port side. The room was very inviting and spacious. Bathrooms were roomy enough for the two of us. The bed was by the veranda. I liked this configuration because we had plenty of room to enter, dress and unpack/sort things out. The bed was very comfortable - pillows are the mushy type but you can order any kind you’d like. The window allows for great light to come in so it feels very open and airy. Personally, I thought the look of the IV is very inviting and clean/fresh! However, after working with it for a couple of days, it just didn’t fit my expectations - this being compared to a traditional balcony. If you’ve never stayed in a balcony room, you may end up loving it! This is how we use our balcony so you can get an idea of why it just didn’t feel great for us. We love to sleep with the balcony door cracked and curtains drawn so you get to hear the ocean, get some sea air but still have a dark room. We also use it to wait for the other to wake up - whoever wakes first will go get coffee or have it delivered and go out on the balcony and wait for the other. The IV doesn’t allow for this. There are two options, window shut/blinds down or blinds up and window open or closed. We also love to eat our daily delivered snacks and drink our wine on the balcony after coming in from the pool. We did this and it works fine for that - however, room 11187 has a huge overhang and you will not get direct sun on your balcony. If you are looking for direct sun don’t choose this room. If you like brightness from the sun but not direct sun, perfect spot. We appreciated the tips about turing the ‘green’ feature off on the thermostat so if you have the window cracked or open all the way, the air would still run. The thermostat in this room must have been off. We had it set to 66/67 and it never was cool/cold. The temp read 70/71 consistently - window open or closed it did not matter. We didn’t complain as we aren’t in our room too often, but I should have reported it...sorry to the next person:) Another annoyance was you had to stand there and hold the button to raise lower both the curtain and the window one at a time. The IV by no means ruined our trip or made us upset. I am pointing my opinion out so if you have options, you may wish to use my opinion to make your own choices. DINING: We selected fixed seating at 6pm at a table of 6 as we were traveling by ourselves this time and love meeting others. We had originally gotten on the waitlist for select dining but our travel agent removed us from it. Celebrity didn’t get the memo...after waiting in lines for 45 minutes or so upon embarkation to get this resolved. Most people in line with us wanted select dining so this was easily switched for us. We had an awesome table (143) in the Normandie. Right by the window! Getting a table really isn’t a problem whether you’re select or fixed. Honestly, I’m not even sure you need to stress about making those reservations ahead of time or taking your valuable time waiting in lines when you get on board to do so. We spoke to many people on the ship and they never had problems or a long wait. We did see pagers given out like in land based restaurants. We wanted to try the Tuscan one night. We up to the desk at 6:15 and were sat immediately. So don’t worry if you have either dining - and our ship was not completely sold out but there weren’t too many cabins left when I checked the Saturday beforehand. The food in the Normandie was excellent! Each restaurant has 3 of their own appetizers and 3 of their own main entrees. The right hand side of the menu is the same for all of the 4 complimentary restaurants. Our servers were attentive and quickly learned what we liked - and brought it to us without needing to be asked:) We love traditional seating for this reason! Getting to know the staff, where they’re from and the other tablemates is fun for us! Also, they were great about getting whatever you want...you just need to ask! I didn’t ask, but I bet if we wanted to come at 6:30 instead of 6:00 one night they would have allowed it. The only issue we had with main dining was that we wanted a full table of six to meet others. Maybe with the select option, people just go on their own like a traditional land based restaurant. We told the hostess each night how many empty seats we would have at our table and she did her best to seat people there. That was really fun too! We met great people from Canada, England and the east coast! But other nights it was the three of us assigned to the table for fixed dining. Ocean View Cafe was great - no issues. Open when you want it and a variety of flavors! We only went here for breakfast, lunch and snacks...so pretty much all day long:) Must watch the bread guy making different breads all day long! Oh and the hard scooped ice cream was delicious! The Spa Cafe was awesome as well! Love to go get a snack from here - it’s in the Solarium and offers a healthy option. We went to Eden one day for breakfast but it was closed. I want to say however, this is the same quality of food and service we had last year on the Silhouette! The staff was just as hardworking and friendly and the food was just as amazing! It must be the Celebrity way! BARS: We had excellent service in the Casino bar! That quickly became our hangout before and after dinner as we didn’t have problems getting drink and the entertainment in the martini bar was easily seen and heard. Pool service took up to 30 minutes or more during peak times. It wasn’t because people were slow or not working hard. Just not enough bar space. They had 4 bartenders behind the small bar area by the pool and I think the staff walking around went somewhere else to get drinks made. Also, the Ocean View Cafe was serving drinks if you wanted to go in there yourself. ENTERTAINMENT: We went to all the shows and comedians and never had a problem getting a seat. Now there were people who liked to walk in right at showtime or a few minutes after...if you are one of those people, then you might have a problem:) Shows were great! Singers and dancers were so talented! Some show might seem a bit odd but we appreciated how incredibly talented the singers and performers were. They aren’t that long either so if you really didn’t like it you could manage it. We had two comedians. Both did an early show followed by a late night show later on in the week. Both very funny. We had a couple fabulous groups perform as well. All excellent! One group was so popular they added a matinee the following day or so! Celebrity seems like they really want to make everyone happy...and that’s a tall order to fill! POOL: The pool is so large and accessible with the in water loungers and ledges to sit on. If you require a front row seat around the pool, get there by 7:30ish I’m guessing. But you really can get a chair anywhere and have a seat on the ledges around the pool or in one of the loungers. I didn’t use the hot tub but many complained that they didn’t like the lack of accessibility. You would have to go up a flight of stairs or two to get into one then walk down wet or back to wherever you’re going wet. A few other points: Elevators - there are only two sets of 6 elevators. At popular times they were very crowded and we got turned away by full elevators more than once. The casino is large and we had a great time. Didn’t win on slots but didn’t play enough money. Something you might not know is that you can use your On Board Credit to get chips for the tables or a ticket for the slots. Try to go to as many spots for entertainment - like the rooftop garden and the pool parties. So fun and switching up the venue from the theater makes it so much more fun! Final Thoughts: Probably one of the most stunning, eye-catching ships sailing! Always something new to discover! Eden is just beautiful! The art work around the ship is unique and interesting! My recommendation would be to ‘GO FOR IT!’ It’s something different/ new and if you can go with the flow and like uniqueness you won’t be disappointed! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
I booked this cruise because it was new, modern, and innovative. Fact, I cancelled our Symphony of the Seas reservation for the Edge because of the attractive advertisements I saw. It looked so fresh and impressive. What I was hoping ... Read More
I booked this cruise because it was new, modern, and innovative. Fact, I cancelled our Symphony of the Seas reservation for the Edge because of the attractive advertisements I saw. It looked so fresh and impressive. What I was hoping for was a higher level of cruising with less crowds and a more "new school" approach to cruising. You have no idea how excited and overly anticipated I was to cruise the Edge. So did it meet my expectations? We (2 adults, 2 kids) booked a concierge class infinite veranda which we liked the for the extra versatile space. We also like the modern technology touches like the super quick and efficient check-in, app and TV options. Entertainment fell a little short with some hits and misses, lots of musical groups, not a lot of theatrical/broadway and no magician/illusionists (not that that is important, just felt it lacked variety). Two comedians. Also acrobats and game shows. Silent disco is lots of fun. There was also a "Color the Night White" and 80's deck party. An odd match was the performances in Eden which were very artsy, edgy, street avant garde. I totally can appreciate their talent and strength, but just saying maybe not a good match for a cruise. Food: of course, was good and plentiful with lots of options, no complaints. The much touted Petit Chef was not so outstanding for the additional big up charge, kind of underwhelming. Mast grill had pretty decent burgers and ice cream. Pizza in the back was also great. A huge bonus we loved was the premium drink package and free wifi. All in all, we enjoyed (and paid big $) for the fancy new Edge, but really in the end it felt like any other cruise. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
We booked our IV cabin when it was still in blueprints... and were excited to try such a stunningly beautiful and unique ship. Celebrity has taken a big chance and I hope they succeed. We are a couple in our 60s, and have been cruising ... Read More
We booked our IV cabin when it was still in blueprints... and were excited to try such a stunningly beautiful and unique ship. Celebrity has taken a big chance and I hope they succeed. We are a couple in our 60s, and have been cruising with Celebrity and RCI and Carnival about twice a year for the past five. Things we loved: It's a beautiful ship. A feast for the senses. Art and design features that amazed us (Picasso, Dali, and so many different chairs). Loved the winding corridors and asymmetrical spaces. There's almost no second hand smoke. The Edge is very fuel efficient, and has taken significant steps to reduce single use plastics. Four MDRs. Usually we book Aqua class and eat in Blu; glad we didn't on Edge. Tuscan was our favorite but we tried them all. Going for a walk on the walking/jogging track to work off some of that food. Lap swimming possible in the mail pool in the morning. Friendly, helpful, amazing staff. Captain Dimitrios sets a high bar and everyone we interacted with was superb. Embarkation and disembarkation - best we've ever experienced. An example of intelligent use of technology, which was also true of cabin climate and lighting controls. Solarium and spa. The solarium always seemed quiet enough for us to find a couple of comfortable chairs. Did a spa day pass for the thermal suite - fantastic! Loved the Hammam Turkish Bath, the sauna, the chairs, the views. Silent disco. Eden for a drink before dinner. Things we liked: Great Celebrity food, as expected. I could live just on their baguettes. All our meals were excellent. Shows, especially the acrobatics in The Club as well as in the theatre. The size and design of our room. The IV makes it bigger, no question about that. The bathroom and shower is great. The TV screen is much better than the norm, and there seem to be more options available, including a nice selection of free movies. Things we missed from other cruise experiences: Sitting on the balcony in the early morning without waking the other person in the room. This was probably the biggest drawback of the IV, because it squeaks to open and close that big rolling window. We didn't use the French doors or the blinds much at all. So, we had a fabulous cruise, one of the best we've ever had. We loved the ship, loved our room, enjoyed the ports. But we were lucky enough to book at a reasonable price, and so it was also a great value. When we look at current prices, we're not sure we'd book again, but we will keep looking for a good deal. We loved the Edge and hope to sail her again. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
My wife and I are in our early 60's. This cruise was a "big" birthday celebration for my wife. We were with her two sisters and their husbands. We traveled to our departure city of Ft. Lauderdale the day before embarkation ... Read More
My wife and I are in our early 60's. This cruise was a "big" birthday celebration for my wife. We were with her two sisters and their husbands. We traveled to our departure city of Ft. Lauderdale the day before embarkation and took the stress from an early flight and getting to the ship on time. We are "veteran" cruisers of 6 cruises. One previous cruise with Celebrity. We picked this cruise because it was the week of my wife's birthday. And the itinerary was exactly what we wanted. After reading numerous reviews about Celebrity Edge I was a bit apprehensive after booking this cruise. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. The embarkation was flawless. From the time we left the shuttle bus until we were on board the ship it was 10 minutes. We used the Celebrity app with the Express pass. Couldn't have been any easier. The new cruise terminal built exclusively for the Edge is appointed to reflect the ambiance of the Edge. The ship was everything we hoped it would be. We had thought about booking one or two of the specialty restaurants, but, after the first evening in the Tuscan Restaurant we were so pleased with the food and service we had no desire to go anywhere else. Our server Slavica was so personable and attentive to us we looked forward to seeing her every evening. Celebrity has made great strides to improve the quality and portions of their food and they have succeeded, even in The Oceanview Cafe in my opinion. The ship itself is definitely different than any ship we've been on to this point. It is not geared to families with small children. We went to the theater one evening to see Thru the kaleidoscope and thought it was very well done. Another evening we saw an adult show of one of the comics. He was hysterical. The only negatives, the evening show in Eden didn't get it. Not being able to go forward of the Solarium. The upper floors forward of the solarium was reserved for suite guests only. Price of the cruise in my opinion was a bit overpriced. Disembarkation went as smoothly as embarkation. Facial recognition was great going thru customs. We were off the ship and thru security at Ft. Lauderdale airport in less than 45 minutes. Asked if I would cruise on Edge again? Definitely. Read Less
14 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
We've loved Celebrity since our first sailing eight years ago so we were excited when they announced the first new build to the fleet in a number of years. Good: Embarkation and debarkation were the quickest and most efficient ... Read More
We've loved Celebrity since our first sailing eight years ago so we were excited when they announced the first new build to the fleet in a number of years. Good: Embarkation and debarkation were the quickest and most efficient we've experienced in our 20+ sailings. The main dining restaurant variety was good, food and service was good. Nice decor although the modern feel does not lend itself to decor that's passenger friendly given most Celebrity passengers are 60+. Another noteworthy item - the shower was larger than other cabin showers. Great: Fine Cut Steakhouse - a must do. The food is the best you'll find on board even when paying the uncharge. We were so pleased with the quality of the food we booked a second time during the lunch hour. Too much hype: The infinity balcony was a total let down - Celebrity oversold the concept and under delivered on the value proposition. It should be advertised and sold as an ocean view cabin - it's not worth the additional money and you can't enjoy opening the window if you would like for your cabin to maintain a comfortable temperature. Cabin storage and space was adequate, however, if the bed is located by the closet, accessibility is awkward and difficult to maneuver. Public spaces have been taken over by retreat cabins, dining and pool deck. Read Less
Celebrity Edge Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.0
Dining 4.5 4.2
Entertainment 4.0 3.2
Public Rooms 4.5 4.1
Fitness Recreation 5.0 3.9
Family 3.0 3.9

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