7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We sailed on the Celebrity Edge on the April 26th to May 13th, 2019 trans-Atlantic (TA), crossing. Check-in was fast and efficient. We downloaded and used the Celebrity app. That allowed us to scan in our passports and photos so upon ... Read More
We sailed on the Celebrity Edge on the April 26th to May 13th, 2019 trans-Atlantic (TA), crossing. Check-in was fast and efficient. We downloaded and used the Celebrity app. That allowed us to scan in our passports and photos so upon arrival we were able to quickly pass through check-in and make our way onto the ship. Bravo to Celebrity for updating the process and creating the app. Once onboard, we were able to access our rooms quickly and our baggage arrived shortly after we got into our cabin. Our sea pass was awaiting us at our cabin door. Our cabin was a sunset veranda, # 11274, and this sailing represented our 4th TA in a sunset veranda so for the purpose of full disclosure, we were predisposed to like the location and aft cabin experience. We were not disappointed. Our cabin was well laid out, had sufficient room and the location at the back of the ship was perfect for us. The bathroom was spacious, and the shower seemed larger than we have experienced on previous ships. The water pressure and temperature were excellent. The bathroom counter space was enough for our needs. The balcony was longer than normal sized balconies but to us, it seemed shorter than previous sunset cabin verandas and although the balcony could have accommodated two loungers, it only had two chairs and a very small table. We like to sit on the balcony and enjoy the sunrise or sunsets. Loungers would have been much better and added comfort. We ended up using the small table as a foot-rest which was not the best option. The cabin itself was well maintained and “Andi”, our cabin attendant was excellent. He did an outstanding job of keeping the cabin in perfect condition and always greeted us by name and with a smile on his face. The cabin was bright, well appointed and had a large mirror sporting “surround lighting” at the dressing table. The size and lighting was appreciated and useful. We found that the dresser/counter space was limited and made more so by the “Celebrity books” and paraphernalia already occupying the limited counter space. We ended up placing the books under the bed to give us more counter space. Overall we would give the room a 4.5 out of 5. Because we did not stay in an Infinite Veranda room, I will not rate those type of cabins but I will pass on some general comments. The rest of the people in our group (14), all had Infinite Verandas so we were able to see a number of them first hand and we heard the pros and cons. Most of our group were not fans of the cabins as they felt they never got the outside experience. One likened it to having an oversized window that you could “sometimes” open. Apparently the ship’s staff have the ability to lock the mechanism(s) so they could not open the “verandas” when the seas were deemed too rough. The people in our group were all on decks 8 or 9 so fairly high up. Consequently, some felt that there should not have been the need to block the ability to open the veranda. The verandas were also described as restrictive, noisy and limiting views. The ship itself has some positives and negatives. I would be remiss if I did not mention the art around the ship. I am not speaking of the usual art found on ships that is later placed for sale, but specifically the art used as part of the ship’s décor. Well done Celebrity! We loved the different pieces and the mixture of styles. The overall appearance of the ship is fabulous. Definitely a 5 out of 5. The buffet on deck 12 was very good and the selection for the most part was excellent. The morning staff were always in attendance to fill up the coffee and bring juice etc. At lunch time they were not as visible and at times it was difficult to find bar staff. However, we were generally there for the food and there was a wide selection and usually very good. 5 out of 5. The idea of four main dining rooms is in my opinion, an epic fail. We had made reservations in advance of our sailing for every night of our sailing and in the different dining rooms. We knew we might want to make changes to dine with friends but thought that paying the extra for Select dining would allow for ease in making changes. Quite the opposite, if we needed to change reservations, we ran into problems. Additionally, there were variations in the quality of food and service in different rooms and if you had a bottle of wine in one restaurant, and dined at another the next night, it took awhile to get your wine. We found that the Normandie was the poorest restaurant in terms of service and food quality. There were a few times when the meal that arrived was cold or there were delays in getting some dishes. The result was that a person might be still waiting for their meal when the others at the table were almost done their main course. Additionally, the first night we were dining with a number of friends and we were given a table with chairs on one side and padded bench style seating on the other. The seating was so low that the four people on that bench style seating were uncomfortably low and likened it to be a child at table that was too tall for them. By the end of the cruise we were avoiding the Normandie and focused on any of the other restaurants. Overall the food in all the restaurants was unremarkable, uninspired and average. The Cyprus and Tuscan came out on top for service and quality so we were trying to eat there and that meant navigating the restaurant change process and it was not a fun or easy process. 2 out of 5 for the four main dining rooms. We tried three specialty dining venues. The Eden experience lived up to the hype and was a delight. Entertaining, delicious and memorable, it was an excellent meal and overall super evening. The entertainers were enjoyable, the open meal preparation fun, and the service impeccable. The food was exceptional. We would definitely pay the extra money to enjoy that experience again. 5+ out of 5. The Fine Cut Steak House was so/so. It is positioned two decks above the martini bar and is open to the bar and common area below. That means all the noise that is occurring below, is heard in the restaurant. As a result, one’s conversation is in competition with shouts, music and other noise from the two open decks below. Consequently, the ambiance is somewhat lacking. The food was good but not exceptional. We all had the steak which was OK but two were overcooked. The décor was average and overall, the dining experience was average and not worth expending the extra money. 2 out of 5 Le Petite Chef was a fun experience. The animation was entertaining, and the serving staff were excellent. The food was very good and we would repeat the experience again, if only to get better video of the entire dinner preparation. We imagine that the animation would wear thin after awhile, but for now, we highly recommend people give it a try. 5 out of 5. The entertainment on average was good and although we did not attend a lot of shows, those that we did attend (4) were entertaining and enjoyable. The seating was comfortable and although we sat in different locations, we always enjoyed a clear field of vision. 5 out of 5 with the caveat that we took in a smaller number of shows and there are others who can provide a better review of the entertainment. The emergency drill was excellent with video screens employed so everyone had a good view. The staff were, for the most part excellent and friendly. There was a high degree of visibility for senior staff and the Captain was entertaining with his 10am morning updates. We would recommend the ship, the cruise line and in support of that statement, I can confirm that we booked two future cruises while onboard. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We wanted to spend enough time on the ship to explore it fully. We did have concerns seeing some of the early re3views. We decided to stop reading them as some where so very negative! We were in a suite 7306 aft S1. At the outset ... Read More
We wanted to spend enough time on the ship to explore it fully. We did have concerns seeing some of the early re3views. We decided to stop reading them as some where so very negative! We were in a suite 7306 aft S1. At the outset let me give some background. We are seasoned Celebrity cruisers. We are Elite +. We have travelled in all levels of stateroom on all ships other than Flora and Reflection! We are from UK so flew out from UK to Fort Lauderdale. We went to the cruiseport early, around 10-30. After an extremely quick check-in on computer, we were shown to the lounge where drinks and snacks were served prior to embarkation. After a quick coffee we were on board, straight to our room where we found our room keys, dropped off our handheld and were ready to explore! We just love the overall design of the ship, the big open spaces, the artwork, wonderful inspired seating inside and out. The pool areas indoor and our are just beautifully designed areas. The retreat sundeck and lounge areas have interesting modern design, nice seating, lots of private space as well as social areas. Some areas took a bit of getting used to, the club and the martini bar. They have plusses and minuses compared with similar venues on other ships. We found the club to be a little dark for our personal taste, and the twin levels at the martini bar a little odd, although we loved the live music and dance floor now in this venue. Tiny martini glasses though kept the bar staff very busy with those of us with premium drinks packages lol! Some of the entertainment we felt was aimed at an older crowd for this sailing… we are in our 60s!. When they did get it right on the last formal night the ship was buzzing and the dance floor crowded. Celebrity don't assume older folks don't like to rip up the dancefloor!! We went to one show on the first night. Nice venue, comfortable seating, but shows aren't really our thing and we didn't go to another. A bit predictable for us. We did go to the Eden show. It was a little mysterious, challenging and puzzling. Overall we enjoyed the experience, we loved seeing the acrobats from very close quarters. Maybe a narrator is needed to help some like us understand the flow of the evening. We ate in Eden. We sat by the kitchen and watched the Chef and his staff preparing food with great precision. The food was excellent in a very modern style. Entertainment very enjoyable and service just perfect. Eden was a wonderful place in the day. We had lunch from the café We sat outside at one of the 2 external seating areas. We also sat in the floating chairs just looking at the ocean. A beautifully designed multi use venue. Celebrity also threw a party for those married over 30 years. The cheers to the years event was beautifully handled with the support of cruise critic members. The ship provided champagne and a wonderful cake. The art work on board is modern and we loved walking round the ship to see it. Like all art it isn't to everyone's taste but overall we liked the décor. It was fun to find the photographs in stateroom corridors was themed and we saw many areas of the world we had travelled to and it brought back many happy memories. Luminae was as always a wonderful experience and a cruise highlight. Loved the photos in there and the themed colours and lighting. It might have been nice to break up the larger area with some screening to make it a little more intimate. The staff did a great job, never had to wait for a table, food was great and waitstaff and sommelliers very accommodating. We had premium drinks and were served a wide variety of excellent wines. Retreat lounge was a beautiful area. Nice seating lovely outside terrace. Beautiful pool area, loved the hanging chairs, great bar service, nice selection of chairs and loungers in busy and quiet areas. I do have reservations about the food and drinks in the retreat pounge. I dont think it is modern luxury especially on chic night to have self service food and drinks. There is someone behing the food counter but hey dont serve onto the plate. There is a wash station but very very few used it. Some helped themselves with their hands. For wine self service some were filling wine glasses almost to the brim to take into Luminae for dinner. The concierge told me very nice glasses for the retreat were being found all over the ship! one night there weren't ANY glasses available! Cofee and tea were a problem also with the small machine unable to cope with the deamd and resulting in people standing in lines. I bypassed it by asking a server for what I wanted. They were very willing and I was well satisfied but puzzled by the self service elements which clearly weren't working in the evening and for afternoon tea. With some staff and good service the lounge would work wonderfully well. Le petit chef we had dined at previously on Sillhouette. This time it seemed a slow night and although we enjoyed the food we found by comparison the animation to be a little dull. The somellier told us we couldnt use our premium wine package for the wine pairing. We asked for the wine list and ordered full size glasses rather than the smaller taster sizes in the pairing. It seemed unnecessary nickel and diming on good spenders! magic carpet. It was a great experience and fantastic food. Shame it doesnt have a glass floor like some buildings have. If you get the chance do it! Also loved having a drink out on it in the day. The weather didnt allow us to do it every day but when we could we did Fine cut steakhouse was a great meal, wonderfully presented and served. Would do this one again. We wanted to try a sandwich and pastry at the bistro one day, but we were told it was only the set meal at lunchtime. Again we thought this very restrictive and a missed opportunity by Celebrity for a nice lighter lunchtime venue. The spa, I was dying to see. Celebrity give access to the thermal suite to aqua guests but not suites. I live in hope they will readdress this and give a even a limited number of days or hours to suite guests. We booked a day in the thermal suite. It is a beautiful area, well designed with a series of rooms and showers to try. A day was really too long especially as the guidelines indicate no more than 10 mins in many of the rooms. Little things that can be addressed let the area down. Robes provided had no pockets so no-where to put spectacles when in the rooms, No slippers provided, the showers in the changing rooms leaked all over the floor of the changing room and a cleaner was almost permanently stationed there to clean up. It was a nice experience spoiled by those little things that make a spa a luxury experience. As always, the captain, his officers and crew are the stars on Celebrity. We have nothing but praise for their excellent work. The ship is different, will appeal to a new audience and the old audience if we dont constantly make comparisons with older ships. It wont be for everyone, and some may want to move over to other more traditional ships. Fo us the Kelly Hoppen designs were refreshing light and classy. With a few tweaks this could be a modern luxury experience........ Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We booked this cruise because we wanted to try out the Celebrity Edge from Ft. Lauderdale to Europe. We were planning to leave the ship in Le Harve, France for a river cruise to Normandy, and saw this as an opportunity to easily travel the ... Read More
We booked this cruise because we wanted to try out the Celebrity Edge from Ft. Lauderdale to Europe. We were planning to leave the ship in Le Harve, France for a river cruise to Normandy, and saw this as an opportunity to easily travel the Atlantic. We got off in Le Harve the day before the ship sailed to Southampton. First of all, I read the other review of the Edge Transatlantic, and I am thinking these people were not on my same cruise. To make a big deal over shampoo or sounds in the wind, give me a break! The ship is beautiful, had great service, great dining, great entertainment, and a relatively smooth sailing. I have been on many ships, including three trans Atlantics, and did not experience rough seas on this sailing. Maybe those people on the top decks should have been down on Ocean View cabins like me. We know better crossing the ocean. Our cabin was on deck three near the front elevator. The only criticism I have for the cabin is having to walk the length of the ship every day to get to dining. The restaurants were at the back of the ship and we were on the front. It was near the theater. We liked the idea of being able to eat in 4 different restaurants every night and had no problems making reservations for early seating. The service was excellent and food choices plentiful. The buffet dining in the cafe was not good at night. There was very little choice, the same menus, and not as good as other ships we have been om. The shows were great. We especially loved the first night entertainment of December 63 which featured Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons music. They had lovely voices, and a high energy show. Lorraine Crosby one night did a terrific show of Queen and other rock music. Every night there was entertainment in the theater. I did not particularly like the Celebrity production shows. Also they featured lectures, extra shows, and other events during the day. We knew that there was no library on board, so we brought digital books with us. The ship provided a restaurant every day for games to allow people to play. i took advantage of this by hooking up with fellow cruises to play cards on sea days. My husband liked the fitness area and said it was very modern with lots of excellent machines. He never had to wait for one the whole cruse. The shops were too high end. Not everyone needs expensive jewelry and watches. They were empty and I missed the typical sales that most ships offer. None were available. I think Celebrity will have to rethink these shops for most cruisers. The ship excursions were typical, my only criticism was the day in Lisbon where we had a very poor excursion with a poor tour guide. It was one of the worst tours we ever were on. It did not help that it was raining all day. The other days were sunny but cooler with better tour guides. We did not have many ports to visit on this itinerary. It is a waste of money to book a high verandah cabin crossing the Atlantic. We know this so we booked an outside cabin which was more than comfortable. Our cabin steward, Garvin, gave us excellent attention. I would highly recommend the Edge. We booked another Celebrity cruise on board for next year and think highly of them. This was one of the best cruises I ever have taken. Read Less
32 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We have been on at least 30 cruises and have sailed with Celebrity 7 times prior to this cruise. We were very excited to sail on the Edge as it seemed like it was going to bea bit different from other ships...well, it was...and not in a ... Read More
We have been on at least 30 cruises and have sailed with Celebrity 7 times prior to this cruise. We were very excited to sail on the Edge as it seemed like it was going to bea bit different from other ships...well, it was...and not in a good way unfortunately. We booked the 15 night Transatlantic cruise beginning on 4/28. First off, embarkation was a breeze! We booked an infinite balcony...for sure, something different for the industry. We HATED it. It felt like a tiny (5'x6') solarium attached to the room. It didn't give you the balcony experience at all. If you open the window, the A/C goes off in the room. The only redeeming feature was the shade that you lower with a button. It made the room very dark at night and you don't have to deal with curtains. The cabin itself was okay as was the bathroom. Why locate the couch away from the TV...it's very hard to watch while you're sitting on the couch. There was enough storage too. It sure would be nice if they'd put in larger waste baskets...those puny things they use are ridiculously small. The ship itself is pretty but it seems like they were just trying too hard to be "edgy"..sorry about that. There are very few comfortable chairs around. I miss an observation lounge and thought Eden was weird. Several times we tried to go there for lunch and it was closed a lot for private events. Most of the meals we had were good. I do think other cruise lines could learn a thing or two from Celebrity regarding the buffet layout. The crew was good. Overall, not as friendly as on Princess or Holland America. Our cabin steward, Mark was phenomenal. The entertainment staff...especially Sarah and Bethany were wonderful. Laundry service is not good. They have the nerve to charge $49.95 for a bag oflaundry and it comes back to you stuffed in the same bag. It's marginally folded. We're not going to sail on the Edge again. We got it out of our system. By the way, this cruise was expensive compared to comparable TA cruises. We could've gotten a suite on HAL for what this cost us. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
We chose this cruise to go on the new ship and have quite a few days at sea. Everything about it was near perfect. Embarkation was very quick in Ft Lauderdale, about 15 minutes after we arrived at the terminal. We were allowed to go to ... Read More
We chose this cruise to go on the new ship and have quite a few days at sea. Everything about it was near perfect. Embarkation was very quick in Ft Lauderdale, about 15 minutes after we arrived at the terminal. We were allowed to go to our staterooms fairly quickly (the attendant was still working in ours but we dumped our bags and went to have lunch). We loved the aqua class stateroom with the infinity balcony; wonderful to be on a brand new ship! We mostly dined in Blu, the aqua class restaurant. We had fantastic service. always got our same great waiters and generally our same table for 4. We thoroughly enjoyed the quality of the food and smaller portions of healthier food, but we never went hungry. We don't usually do sit-down breakfast dining on cruises but did several times on this ship due to the quality and prompt service. Lunches and breakfasts were good in the Oceanview cafe with nice variety; loved the pizza too! We did the Steakhouse specialty dining (good but not much better than what we got in Blu) and the rooftop grill (fun and plenty of food; nice to be outdoors when it is not windy and cool, which it was many nights on a transatlantic). Besides the restaurants, overall staff and service was good. The Martini flight was fun and an amazing demonstration. Only regular complaint about Celebrity is that if you ever need guest services, they don't answer the phone and there is a long line at the desk many times. Eden (which came with a lot of hype) was not as expected. It is in the back of the ship and lower deck so suffers from the engine rumble. The entertainment was pretty strange, although we did enjoy the food and presentation specialty dining - it was unique. It did not have the tropical ambiance at dinner as the sun was out past 9 and there is a lot of glass. They do serve lunch (excellent reuben panini) if you want to get away from the crowds. Only downsides we saw with the ship: no top deck indoor lounge like at the front of many ships. The only way to get a view out the bow is to go through the spa to a small outdoor area on the front of the ship. Many high end shops so very little shopping was being done. And a few bugs to be worked out or tweaks to the next version of the Edge. Entertainment was good although would have been nice to have another cast production show on such a long cruise. Comedians were decent as were most of the musicians. We did not do many other activities other than poolside exercise and did our own thing in ports or with private excursions. They had trivia about every day as well as other activities if you want to divert from poolside reading. The spa was really nice with the different type of thermal and salt rooms, the rain garden showers and heated tile loungers (sometimes a battle to get one in the afternoons). Loved the multi-level jogging and walking track with no steps!! Thoroughly enjoyed Bermuda, the Azores, Lisbon and Bilbao. We did not get off in Le Havre, France as had seen D-Day beach areas previously and most things were closed in Le Havre as a Sunday. Self disembarkation in Southampton was a breeze as you had to check in with British customs officials onboard a couple of days before we disembarked. Read Less
16 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Celebrity Edge – Personal Review Stateroom – Sky Suite room 11202 (as compared to Sky Suite on Solctice Ships) Like – -Open balcony with rail; -Bathroom mirror opens to view the ocean (NOTE: This mirror slides open at ... Read More
Celebrity Edge – Personal Review Stateroom – Sky Suite room 11202 (as compared to Sky Suite on Solctice Ships) Like – -Open balcony with rail; -Bathroom mirror opens to view the ocean (NOTE: This mirror slides open at night in rough seas) Dislike – -couch very hard; -safe is 2/3 size of previous ship’s safes; -smaller refrigerator; -Balcony chairs comfortable but have short backs and no chase lounges making it impossible to put our head back and legs up for a snooze on the balcony (NOTE: we spoke to another couple who has a Sky Suite. They requested a lounge chair and the cabin attendant exchanged the chairs for lounges); -Bathroom has a tub and mostly senior passengers who have problems just sitting and standing up so why make them step over a tub to get in the shower; -No place to hang a towel near the shower – we had to put the towel on the floor outside the tub; -soap dish in shower is under the showerhead, immediately fills with water so no soap bar can be left in this dish; in any case they did not provide soap bars in the shower. -Didn’t like the Body Wash, Shampoo or Conditioner. They are now in 2 pint containers with a locked pump top – had to play with the pump ever day to get it to work – finally just unscrewed the pump top in order to use it – wasted a lot of shower water while we putzed around getting the pump to work – NOTE we liked the BVLGARI brand we had on previous cruises was a much better product. -garbage can in bathroom is under the sink/cabinet drawer – need to bend over nearly touching the floor to dispose of tissues (not good for seniors with a bad back); -We miss the daily hard copy newspaper; -No more flowers in the room (not sure how that helps the environment); Luminae Restaurant – attractive room. Comfortable and very nice when we have flat seas or resting in port. Similar menus to the other 4 restaurants and Blue. Fewer people on days of rough seas due to location on deck 12. Most meals Good to Very Good with the occasional Excellent Retreat Lounge – tucked away on 15 FWD comfortable but isolated. We needed to go to this lounge to get our free wine outside of 5-7pm. Between 5-7pm we could get wine at The Club on 4 AFT near most of the other restaurants. After 7PM it’s a long walk to the Retreat Lounge FWD to get another glass of wine. Good choice of wines on the bar and you help yourself. Mixed drinks need to be ordered from the wait staff. Constantly ran out of wine glasses and ditto with the wine. Only one bottle of wine left out at a time. Retreat Pool – 16 FWD on the bow. Very windy place while underway. Regular pool is more protected from the wind and more comfortable while underway. Lounge area very comfortable – never crowded. Lots of lounge chairs. 6 people fill the small pool. This is of little benefit in colder weather like this trans-Atlantic trip – We had about 3 warmer days where this pool area was a bit crowded but comfortable. Entire ship – -impressed with seating/lounge availability outside on decks around the ship – everywhere we went, there was plenty of seating available however there were fewer lounge chairs available at the main pool during the warmer days – people sill throwing a book and towel on the chair early and not showing up to use it until hours later. Staff were supposed to remove towels and books if chair not used for 30 min but this was never enforced. -Walking track – best I’ve seen on any ship – full 1 deck incline. 4.5 laps = 1 Mile. -Fitness Center – well equipped with loads of options however no empty machines late afternoons. -Tai Chi class every morning at 10:30 but weather prevented this class half the time. Class was excellent. Shops – Pricey stores – Celebrity must assume all passengers have an AMEX Platinum. All stores constantly empty when we passed by. I can’t imagine these will last long. Average age of ship’s passengers is north of 65, probably more like 70+ and most have already gotten all the jewelry and watches they want and are in the process of passing it down to their kids, not buying more. Magic Carpet – a marketing gimmick but nice addition to the ship. Its moved to deck 5 at night where more partygoers can have a drink. It’s still too cold for us at night but it should be a hit in warmer weather and calmer seas. Ship serves dinner only once per cruise + dinner is a$65 PP option + 18% tip + drinks = $150 night per couple. 2nd night optional on longer cruises. We had a reservation for the 2nd night in Lisbon but was cancelled due to rain and cooler temps. Lunches: Ocean View – breakfast and lunch – very good, plenty of seating. One concern – at lunch there were often no crew member offering the hand sanitizer, ditto some mornings - saw many people entering the restaurant without using the sanitizer dispensers. There was a large wash basin at the entrance to accommodate 10 people washing their hands. It was seldom used. Eden Café – A well kept secret on the ship. Great salads and paninis + best chocolate chip cookies on the ship. Dining: We liked the idea of 4 individual restaurants vs one large dining room; Better/more food selections; Free Dining Options: Cosmopolitan, Tuscan, Cyprus, Normandie and Blue. All good options but Normandie was our favorite. We like the four restaurant option vs the larger single dining room on their other ships. Although we usually had reservations, all restaurants seem to be able to handle all walk-ins every night. LeGrand Bistro (optional $55PP) Excellent - We enjoyed Le Petit Chef – a Must See for all passengers. The best $55 we’ve spent on a meal in years. Check it out on YouTube. Entertainment: -We’d rate most of the entertainment from 5-7 on a scale of 1-10. Mostly singers, celloists with the Celebrity singers and dancers doing some good shows. -They had an Excellent acrobatic show in The Club. This room is small, but the show ran many nights, so we finally got in with a good seat after a few visits. -Comedian Fred Klett and The Magician ZeeZeus – Bot excellent- Rated 10+ -Beyond the Podium speakers were at times scheduled too close together, not leaving a break for lunch; -Speakers appearing in The Club had not enough room – much too small for some of the audiences; -Movies were shown on the outside screen in the Garden area – most days it was too windy and much too cold to sit – even on days when we were in port and all theaters and clubs were empty, the movie was still outside – Very poor planning. Observations: Major issue: When we had rough seas our room had very loud creaking that sounded like whales crying. We reported this to Guest Relations who immediately sent up the Assistant Chief Housekeeper. By that time the seas settled down and the creaking has ceased. The Next night we again had some rough seas and I awoke at 5AM. I decided to get dressed and leave the room to see if the loud creaking was just our room. As I walked into the hall I could hear the creaking up and down the hall. I walked to the 12th deck and the creaking as 50% louder on that deck. The following night a senior officer was on deck 5 and, as I walked by, he asked how I was enjoying the cruise. I told him about the loud creaking, and he pondered his response for a moment. He then told me they are aware of the issue and a crew of engineers will be boarding the ship in Southampton to diagnose the problem. I appreciated his honesty. We’re booked on the Edge in 2020 from Barcelona to FL and ‘ll be checking to ensure this issue is resolved before finalizing that cruise. During the dinners, we spoke to passengers from all floors – they had the same experience. Although we’re booked on the APEX in Oct 2020, we need to watch this problem. It will be deal breaker if the problem is not resolved. Balcony rooms – Everywhere we go we meet people who have balcony rooms with the infinity window. Most people we spoke to dislike/hate them. Many said they will never sale on the Edge again with these windows. Others want a balcony room with the old style balcony rails. I suspect unless Celebrity changes this issue on future Edge type ships, they will be sailing with primarily suite passengers. Library – This is no more on the Edge. They now offer a single shelf with a dozen books and some magazines – many people complained about this. Rooms – For Edge type ships, we like the starboard side rooms. Reason is Celebrity always puts the Magic Carpet dockside to show off the ship. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Let me start by saying: If you are not willing to accept change - the Edge is not for you. Celebrity definitely threw away the cookie cutters when they designed the Edge. We absolutely loved it and would sail her again in a millisecond. ... Read More
Let me start by saying: If you are not willing to accept change - the Edge is not for you. Celebrity definitely threw away the cookie cutters when they designed the Edge. We absolutely loved it and would sail her again in a millisecond. My husband, son and DIL sailed on the Edge on her Transatlantic 28 April 2019. Embarkation was amazing - from dropping off luggage at 11:30 am with porter to opening our cabin door 15 minutes later. Best embarkation we have ever experienced. My husband and I have been on 57 cruises and my son over 30. We stayed in Aqua Class cabins and the experience was wonderful. Cabin was great, we really enjoyed the Infinite Balcony, Room Attendant amazing. Enjoyed the Thermal Suite and thoroughly enjoyed "Blu". Being a Transatlantic, on any other ship with a balcony, we would not have used it due to cooler weather. With the IB, we were able to adjust the window to correspond with the weather. We also enjoyed that it gave us more room in the cabin to get ready for dinner. The staff at "Blu" were amazing. After our first dinner, everyone knew our names, knew our wine preference and were most attentive. We also did 7 Specialty Dinners - 3 at Eden, 2 at the Steakhouse, 1 at Raw on 5, and 1 at Petite Chef. Eden dinners were wonderful, loved the Petite Chef and Raw on 5. However, our second visit to the Steakhouse was very disappointing. Steak was not good and service was spotty. We loved the entertainment at Eden. Felt that their were not enough entertainment options in the evening. We found that the Eden bar was our go to place before and after dinner. The bartenders were fantastic. Cons: As with every cruise, nothing is perfect. The same with the Edge. They need to have one more bar option. The champagne bar was always over crowded, the martini glasses were the smallest I have ever seen. People just didn't leave the bar area so seating was very hard to get. The Casino Bar was good, however, they offered no specialty drinks. The Sunset Bar was not used most days and nights due to the weather. Too many high end stores, almost no one in them during the whole cruise. The Magic Carpet was fun but again because of weather not used very much. Disembarkation at Southampton was great. We carried off and went from our cabin to the port in less than 20 minutes. All in all a most wonderful cruise vacation. Again, loved the Edge. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We took the transatlantic re-positioning April 2019 in a deck 11 inside cabin to get plenty of time to see and experience the ship. For us, Celebrity always had very good food, genuinely friendly and professional staff and great ... Read More
We took the transatlantic re-positioning April 2019 in a deck 11 inside cabin to get plenty of time to see and experience the ship. For us, Celebrity always had very good food, genuinely friendly and professional staff and great entertainment; whilst always sailing in really clean and well maintained ships. The Edge has definitely not disappointed. I have to take my hat off to Celebrity; they have thought so carefully and taken to a wonderful new dimension, so so many aspects of ship design; that this review won't have the space to cover them all ! Some of our favourite were an excellent cabin [We had an inside] with a great spacious shower room ( the best shower experience ever on a ship in 30 years - really ) super LCD TV, plenty of varied deck space with never a problem finding a lounger, even on the best deck days. There is a great sense of space on this ship and the best dedicated(and interesting) walking and running track we have seen anywhere afloat so far. The food was consistently very good to excellent with really great varied restaurants included and speciality dining options,the later are definitely worth booking in advance as a package. [ We took a package of four and went to Eden twice] We particularly enjoyed Eden, Le Petit Chef experience[a marvelous one off] and Fine Cut steakhouse. The new Atrium and and Coffee/drinks space is really super with amazing staff coupled with great singers for a really nice pre or post dinner experience. The new show theatre and visual staging shows and entertainers were amazing with genuine standing ovations nearly every night. The ship is really easy to get on and off with multiple lifts to the purpose built spacious disembarking area. It took us only 12-15 minutes to get on-board at Fort Lauderdale and the new check in process appeared to work well. Celebrity and it's design teams have undoubtedly, we think, done a marvelous job and it's all delivered by what continues to be, in our view, the genuinely friendliest staff at sea who, with the great new ship, made for a really enjoyable cruise. Read Less
15 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We are long time Celebrity cruisers and booked the Transatlantic Trade Winds cruise shortly after the Edge was announced. To start this review off I will readily admit that the Edge is polarizing-people either like it or they don't. ... Read More
We are long time Celebrity cruisers and booked the Transatlantic Trade Winds cruise shortly after the Edge was announced. To start this review off I will readily admit that the Edge is polarizing-people either like it or they don't. For us it was a middle-of-the-road experience, but there are aspects of the Edge that devalue the experience and thus I've rated the experience as poor. Here are the highlights of the pros and cons.... Pros: The Infinite Balcony Rooms: one of the most polarizing of aspects of the Edge are these rooms. I liked them for the fact that the room is bigger because the 'balcony' area exists as part of the overall room. There is also storage everywhere. Yes, the closets are a bit smaller, but there is loads of shelves for folding and storing items. And...the best part is that there is a full sized dresser that truly took the entire contents of my two suitcases. It was a pleasure to be able to pull items from the dresser without being squeezed into a corner or not being able to see what was going on. The bathroom is enormous and the shower is well designed with massive amounts of storage. We did put our balcony window down a fair amount and were not bothered by the fact that the AC turns off when the window is open. As for the overall performance of the AC, we found it to be much better than the systems on the Solstice class ships. Variety of Seating in the Ocean View Cafe: expanding on the theme of the 4 different 'dining rooms', they have added variety to the seating for the Ocean View Cafe. This was a good idea and gives the area a nice feeling of being open and modern-lots of ability to do the Goldilocks thing and find a chair that suits you. Handwash Stations: Yahoo!!! What a great idea although likely borrowed from other ships (like the QM2), you actually have the option of washing your hands before you eat. Theatre: the design of the theatre makes it a more intimate experience and truly, I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. Cafe Baccio: They've made this area larger and it is quite nice. Staff were excellent and it is the place to meet people. Jogging Track: If there was on aspect of the Edge that I loved, this was it. They've beautifully executed a jogging track that is an experience in itself. Undulating between two decks it gives you loads of different things to see, challenges you with a hill and before you know it, you've done a couple of miles. Cons: -The beds: I've always slept well on Celebrity but this time it was not so. They've done something to the beds, with either a plastic cover or have used memory foam, but whatever they've done it's a hot experience and not in a good way. -Specialty Dining: I'm not entirely sure what Celebrities process for booking specialty dining is, but it seems to be a work in progress. We were not given the option prior to boarding of purchasing a 3 pack of dining, only an option of 9, but once on board there seemed to be a limited number of 3 packs suddenly available. The cost of these has also gone up significantly and to be brutally honest, it's not worth it. We booked the Steakhouse for our anniversary dinner and treated our friends to it as well. The charge came to $225 US for the 4 of us with no alcohol. The food was good but not good enough to warrant the cost-the value just isn't there. The biggest complaint however is with the blended environment. The Edge has an amalgamated central plaza design that is capped off on deck 6 and both the Steakhouse and Raw on 5 have open concept designs that is supposed to allow patrons to enjoy the ambiance of the plaza while eating. Problem is that the ambiance created by the Martini Bar is a complete, utter and unwelcome intrusion in the restaurants. Five minutes into a Martini Bar demonstration complete with loud music, hand clapping and shouting, I asked the maitre d if it was going to end soon. He indicated that it would stop in another 5 minutes or so. When I asked him how he stands it, he told me that if it was a continuous thing, he'd leave his job. Bottom line-there is no value with specialty dining anymore and it was a less than special experience, just not worth it. No Quiet Areas: As above, the redesign of the central plaza area has allowed for the all the different environments to be blended, which is compounded by the plaza being capped off at deck 6. Sound reverberates and echoes...it was impossible to find a quiet area. Eden: I love the colour green, but the shade they've used in Eden is reminiscent of the Cold War/Healthcare in the 50's....just ugly...and it's a weird space. They've taken the best part of the ship and tried to morph it into something for a younger crowd. This is fine, but the crowd sailing wasn't younger and it showed in Eden with the area being more popular with the crew than guests. The bar staff were surly, the chairs so low (you have been warned) that you have to roll yourself onto the floor to get out of them. Shops: As others have related, the shops are not for ordinary cruisers and are all high end. Dining: We were assigned to Tuscan and we okay with this as we were traveling with friends, but be forewarned if you are not, that the new dining arrangements make for an isolating experience. The large tables where you can meet new people are gone and this seems to be part of Celebrities grand design for attracting a new generation of travelers, but I missed the opportunity to meet new people over a meal. Food was okay with portion sizes all over the place and a weird familiarity with the serving staff that left me reeling when our server told me over dinner one night (in front of everyone) that I wouldn't be so fat if I didn't eat bread at night. Wow, just wow and please pass the bread sticks... Are the Scrubbers Working? A universal observation by a significant amount of passengers was that the Edge is blowing blue and visibly polluted a number of ports. It was so bad in a few ports that the upper outside decks had to be avoided. We've never seen this before with a ship and chalked it up to the fact that she is new and that her engines still might be breaking in, but the amount of pollution she produced was profound. Enrichment Lectures: The overall entertainment on this sailing was not good. To many singers who think that holding a single long note is talent, but the enrichment lectures were bad. One presenter had to be told to stop giving his lectures while in his bathrobe and slippers. We caught him on a day when he got dressed and I was left wondering what the hell Celebrity is thinking. A lecture on the Azores was filled with slides of the guys ex-girlfriends in bikinis (with his wife and co-presenter sitting in the front row) and shots of his vomit on his sailboat. I am not exaggerating with this account. He followed this with a 6 minute (I timed it) discussion on vomit and how to tell which kids will do it and when. It was astonishingly inappropriate and unprofessional. Does Celebrity actually listen to what is being presented to their guests? Awful, awful, awful. Bottom line....While we didn't hate the Edge, we didn't really like her either and at the end of the day, we'd avoid booking on her unless she offered an itinerary that no one else offered. To be honest, I've think we've had it with Celebrity-they just seem to be going in a direction that is aimed more at trying to squeeze as much out of their guests as they can and not even trying to provide value for the experience. Try the Edge, but beware that she is a very different and not always positive experience. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We are long time Celebrity cruisers (8 different ships) starting in 2009. We have also done cruises on Princess, NCL, Carnival and Cunard and were travelling with an older neighbour friend and her married daughter. My wife and I liked ... Read More
We are long time Celebrity cruisers (8 different ships) starting in 2009. We have also done cruises on Princess, NCL, Carnival and Cunard and were travelling with an older neighbour friend and her married daughter. My wife and I liked our Deck 11 concierge stateroom. New balcony format adds lots of room and especially for baggage storage when you are packing/unpacking. Window opening does pauses HVAC performance but loss of heat/coolness can be somewhat controlled by closing inner balcony doors. Those inner doors should have vertical curtains so that light could be better controlled and differing sleep / wake up schedules accommodated. I've been in IT over 40 years and found the internet package coverage was solid throughout most of the ship ship. While we experienced only minor connectivity issues and session disconnects while wandering around the different ship areas, many others were not . Unfortunately many others had Internet speeds on transatlantic crossing were very good with only exception of late day and evening after leaving Bermuda. Overall services on ship were professional tainted only by a couple of "sour" crew members encountered. We signed up for the late meal sitting and were assigned to a table of four in the Tuscan grill. Unfortunately, our linked reservations with friends placed them in the Normandy as a couple. After speaking with the concierge office we all ended up in the Tuscan given that our friends like it's decor over the french restaurant setting. Our dining experience in the late meal assignment was somewhat mixed. While the service was very good, food and portion inconsistencies (mostly with combined meat pasta dishes) caused us to order double Entrees pretty well most evenings. For example the vegetarian "Vegetable Wellington" Entree offering was the approximate size of a Pop-Tart and it upset my wife to the point that she refused to eat it and simply went on to have a desert. The Sommelier / wine steward was very pleasant but brand new to position. She had little to no basic wine knowledge. Sadly she should have been better trained and/or have shadowed someone for longer periods. I had to request she bring over the wine list multiple times when she had absolutely no clue as to what was available or as a recommendation with a selected food item. Entertainment and Excursion seminars were OK in my opinion, although one of the presenters lacked any level of professionalism or decorum by placing past girlfriend and sailboat "puking" pictures on the overhead screen. Very poor judgement IMO. I liked the few excursions in the we had chose in the Azores, Lisbon and Paris (Eiffel tower and non-dining boat cruise). We found the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to be a disappointment likely given the nature of almost the entire 2nd floor display materials of post WWII and other genocide reflections material. Art I suppose but rather hugely depressing! My biggest challenge in liking the Edge was the amount of noise at all times in public areas and no real quiet area offerings on the ship outside of staterooms and external decks. While I understand that a younger clientele is being targeted and the ROI for each square foot of space profitability are critical items for Celebrity and its investors, from a long term Celebrity cruiser prospective, the lack of quiet space without retreating to your own cabin was a big on-going disappointment. I was also frustrated by the completely upscale nature of boutique stores and store materials offered on the ship. I wasn't able to purchase a bottle opener or pack of cards while on the ship. It was all Tiffany's and other high-end designer items. And... its not like we haven't bought jewellery or other such luxury items previously, its just that there was no variety or lower end offerings, if we were so inclined. Lastly, I must mention the unrelenting emails and shameless marketing of pre-cruise materials and bid offers. The occurrence of these items appeared to be significantly ratcheted up over the last 90 days before sailing. However, by that time we had purchased our shore excursions and even a call to the customer support line inquiring about a stateroom upgrade indicated that there were no available upgrades below Owner suite class in-spite of the "bid offer" options being suggested. An absolutely annoying in-basket filler and shotgun broadcast time waster. I even felt obliged to apologise to our friends we invited along on the cruise given the amount of "junk" emails sent out by Celebrity. Unfortunately, I will not likely return to the Edge, II & III offerings because of the issues noted above. We have two cruises booked on Cunard given our very enjoyable QM2 transatlantic voyage home a week after getting off the Edge. Read Less
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
Weare seniors ages 70 and 78 having been on a couple previous Celebrity cruises. We found the edge to be innovative, creative and fun. Embarcation at the new terminal was efficient and well organized. We were happy to be able to bring ... Read More
Weare seniors ages 70 and 78 having been on a couple previous Celebrity cruises. We found the edge to be innovative, creative and fun. Embarcation at the new terminal was efficient and well organized. We were happy to be able to bring our carry on items to our cabin and drop them off, get our keys and begin exploring the ship right away. Our cabin steward Mark was outstanding and very accommodating. Francisco and Janet in Tuscan took very good care of us and always made us feel welcome. Carlos in the Oceanview when needed carried our dishes outside at breakfast and they were so good about bringing us coffee. Havier who did customs interface was very helpful in dealing with getting my guide dog access in Mexico. So many of the crew were helpful and friendly that it is hard to name them all. We very much appreciated having a priest onboard for services during Easter week and they were well attended with over 100 people. Also, Jim Kennedy, the Beyond the Podium speaker was outstanding, educational and entertaining. We had pre-ordered casino money from our obc and found it difficult to use on the card -- we would not do this again. We were prepared for what to expect in the infinite veranda from reading other reviews. It should be renamed a "sunroom". Our window really needed some WD40 as it was making very loud squeaking noises when being raised or lowered. It was nice to have the window open much of the time and made the cabin spacious. There was easily enough storage for 2 people. We never closed the bifold doors. Although I missed The small bottles of shampoo, conditioner and shower gel the larger bottles mounted in the shower are probably better environmentally. We appreciated people from hotel management attending the Cruise Critic Meet and Greet to get feedback from us all on how to tweak the amenities of this new ship. We felt Celebrity was listening to our input. Loved exploring the artwork and finding nooks and crannies. However, we would have preferred a library or quiet sitting area. The deck area outside Eden on 5 was a hidden gem. The walking track which extends over two floors was great as was the fitness center which had cold towels in the refrigerator. . I did not appreciate the attempts to upsell at the Canyon Ranch spa although the massage was good and very relaxing. We found the variety and quality of food on Celebrity especially at the Oceanview excellent. Passion Orange Guava juice was a favorite of mine and the fresh in house made bakery items are not to miss especially the croissants. Grilled meats and vegetables were a good choice. The homemade ice cream was very popular so be prepared for a long line. Tuscan was our assigned dining room but we also ate one night in Normandy. In the MDR, onion soup was the best and, of course, the lobster. The Masthead grill had a little shade and was a nice place for a quick lunch. The only specialty restaurant we ate at was lunch at Grand Bistro and it was well worth the money especially the crème broulet. The cruise director Damien was energetic and engaging. In our opinion, more meeting rooms are needed for gatherings like church and beyond the podium talks. There was enough variety of entertainment to suit everyone although not everyone would like all the entertainment choices in our opinion. We loved Silent Disco and the comedians. The Celebrity app is a work in progress and not always very easy to use but there were paper schedules and info on the tv as alternatives for the non-high-tech. We did not frequent the high end shops and missed browsing through more affordable opportunities to bring home mementos of the trip. Overall we found the Edge innovative, fun to explore, sophisticated with something for people of all ages. Read Less
49 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
I took this cruise because I bought the hype and video while on another Celebrity cruise. This was going to be a whole new way to cruise. A new angle on the cruising experience. The Magic Carpet, Infinite Verand, computer design, state of ... Read More
I took this cruise because I bought the hype and video while on another Celebrity cruise. This was going to be a whole new way to cruise. A new angle on the cruising experience. The Magic Carpet, Infinite Verand, computer design, state of the art. Wow. What I found is that the ship is an Ikea budget design with delusions of grandeur. Upscale pricey shops, ridiculously overpriced dining venues, And even more (but more that is not good).... Here are my thoughts while they are still fresh in my mind. I got off the Edge this morning. In over 35 cruises and many happy ones with Celebrity, this was easily the worst cruise of my life. To put this into perspective, I have never written a negative review in 20 years of cruising. So what is so terrible about the Edge? 1. There is no access to the front of the ship for passengers under Suite class. Want to see where you are going? Anticipate that next port? Dream a little? Suite class right this way, here's your private pool, hot tub and bar, careful getting on the deck lounger. You are not Suite class? Oh, be glad that we allow second class passengers to look out the side or stern. Who do you think you are? 2. The ship looks like it was designed from stem to stern by Ikea. Plain to the point of starkness. A passenger I spoke to described it as Motel 6 at sea. That's not fair. I like Motel 6. 3. Elite passengers get free drinks from 5 to 7. That is unless you pay $100 extra for a Private dining experience, then your drinks are 18 dollars each at the table, or you can bus your own table from a bar on another floor. So you are telling me I get free food, drinks, and waiters in the buffet but if I pay $100 extra for a couples dinner I have to bus my own drinks to the table? Yes, you got it. 4. Buffet food is good. Rest of dining experiences are slow service and mediocre food. Do not think you will eat and go to the show. You will not have time for dessert unless you miss the show. 5. Speaking of shows, if you enjoy second rate lounge singers and tribute bands this is the cruise for you. The one show that took advantage of the wonderful holographic experience available in the state of the art theater was acted like an 8th-grade drama club production. It was horrid. Ditto for the Eden big show. 6. Furniture across the ship was designed with 3D glasses and no concern for ergonomics. There is barely a place anyone can find to sit comfortably. 7. Big Screen movies are behind lamp posts from the seats so you have to peer around the poles to watch them. Curiously most of the seats face away from the screen anyway. Smokestacks are too close to the deck of the ship so you will often find yourself breathing diesel fumes while you try to watch the film. 8. There are signs on the ship with white letters on a white background. Can you read white on white? I can't. 9. We were on 3rd floor, behind the Secret Door. What ship has a secret door for staterooms? It's a secret door that is manual. If you are older or in a wheelchair you will not be able to open it due to the doors spring pressure, even after you find it. 10. The ship apparently was designed by committee. Areas are chopped together with no sense of flow or logic. I was recently on Symphony of the Seas. In a couple days I had most of the venues down. After a week on Edge I was still clueless. So there are ten reasons why Edge is NOT a GOOD VALUE. I could give more but you get the idea. EDGE is a four letter word in my book. Avoid it if you can. If you are booked already, eat in the buffet, and hideout in the solarium. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
I am a celebrity fan, and I am in my 30's, I traveled with a group of 7 mostly 50's and 60's. I traveled on multiple celebrity ships in the past. There have been some things that I liked here, and some things that I did not. ... Read More
I am a celebrity fan, and I am in my 30's, I traveled with a group of 7 mostly 50's and 60's. I traveled on multiple celebrity ships in the past. There have been some things that I liked here, and some things that I did not. Some reviews maybe exaggerate negative aspects of this ship, but I assure you that this ship is overall a solid 4. What I found overall excellent - Service overall except dining reservation issue - The idea to break the main dining room into 4 smaller restaurants is excellent - Rooms are overall excellent with beautiful design - The ship is super modern and super beautiful - Comedians were overall good - Steakhouse on par with Murano, excellent overall - Thermal suites (prior Persian gardens) are improved in nearly all aspects except listed below - I really liked phone app added to this ship What I really disliked: - The number of jacuzzis was reduced from 6 (4 out / 2 in) on Solstice class to larger 3 (2 out / 1in) on Edge class for the general public. Really, going backward? - The view from Edge Thermal Suites is a disaster compared to what it looks like from Solstice class ship - There is a significant crowding and less heated chairs as compared to Solstice class, and crowding was a problem already on prior ships. Really, going backward? - Long story short, there are some significant issues with a dining reservation which resulted in long lines on the cruise which resulted in many angry passengers. I assume this will get sorted over time. - Le Petit was a bit of a letdown, maybe the animations were better and more colorful, but the food did not impress us as compared to Solstice. This lack of WOW aspect maybe is because I already have seen it on other ships. - I miss the glass elevators on the Solstice class ship where you can take a look at the entire ship, and new elevators look like Ritz Carlton - I loved the ability to connect balconies on Solstice that is impossible here - The entertainment as we know it is not the forte of Celebrity, Eden show now is leading the bottom of all, unfortunately. It is not modern art, it is just unpolished art. - I would prefer balcony to the infinite veranda as AC shuts down as you open the window and you are cooking - My party likes to shops and the stores on Edge required much deeper pockets as compared to Solstice Class - You have to pay an additional $20 for extra dishes in the Steakhouse. LOL? - Plenty of best ships locations is segregated for Suite-only guests If I was never on Edge class, I would definitely go. If I was going on a cruise again I would go on Solstice due to similar quality overall, but much cheaper price. If price drops or issues get addressed Read Less
25 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We booked this about 12 months ago and after reading the reviews prior to sailing, we went on with an open mind. Firstly, the ship is very modern and chic. Then you get to the logistics of it. We had an infinity balcony - we loved it ... Read More
We booked this about 12 months ago and after reading the reviews prior to sailing, we went on with an open mind. Firstly, the ship is very modern and chic. Then you get to the logistics of it. We had an infinity balcony - we loved it - not for people who want to sit on their balcony and sunbath - we loved the extra space it provided in our stateroom - I would describe it more as a “sunroom” than a balcony. We never closed the folding internal doors. There are tons of outside seating but very little inside space to relax and chill. Whatever were Celebrity thinking when they put the Gym/Fitness center at the front of the ship on level 15 - arguable the best vantage point on the ship. Also Eden - I hope that eventually they will admit that this was done as a joke - because if not then they seriously should not be in the cruise industry - the “Edenists” and their choreographer need to disembark ASAP!! There are very few inside spaces to sit and chill. So hope that you do not get bad weather on a sea day!! Specially dining is ok but not worth the price they are charging. The Oceanview Cafe if ok if you like Shepherds Pie, Fish Curry and MAC & Cheese - no variety, especially in the evenings. Getting drinks is also not easy, very few waiters walking round taking orders so therefore it’s a fetch it yourself sort of thing. Or send the husband! The Roof Top Garden is a nice place to sit - but showing movies at 2pm in a temperature of 90 degrees with no cover seems pretty mindless. The furnishings and seating around the ship have obviously been done by someone with no prior experience in furnishing a ship. The majority of seat are uncomfortable and I would imagine will be worn out within 12 months. This was our first cruise on Celebrity and will probably be our last. The ship appeared to be under staffed. There were stains on carpets and furnishing. Although all the glass makes the ship very modern somebody needs to tell Celebrity it has to be cleaned!! We desperately wanted to prove all the negative reviews where wrong but unfortunately the majority of them were right. Best advise to future cruisers is go on with an open mind and judge for yourself. Hopefully Celebrity will listen to passengers comments and act upon them - quickly!! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We saw the concept for the Edge on a Celebrity Equinox cruise in 2018. We booked the Edge given the incentives and interest in some new industry innovations. Traveled with my wife and son over Spring Break. Overall -- it's a ... Read More
We saw the concept for the Edge on a Celebrity Equinox cruise in 2018. We booked the Edge given the incentives and interest in some new industry innovations. Traveled with my wife and son over Spring Break. Overall -- it's a beautiful ship and mostly like the concepts. We found really great spots (inside and outside) to hang. It's a very manageable ship with different venues. We checked-in and loaded the App a couple weeks before the cruise. Embarkation was quick and organized. It's an easy innovation to allow people to board and drop luggage in there cabin. It worked well and reduced dragging stuff around before the cabin was ready. Actually -- the cabin was mostly ready when we boarded. The only problem we had on embarkation day was getting the app set-up for our 12 year old son. The primary goal was to stay in contact with him. Oddly -- they required passengers to be 13 to load the App. We tried several work arounds that didn't work. It caused a little stress on the first day. The Celebrity Edge has some beautiful places and spaces. We loved the rooftop garden. They showed movies and had live entertainment there. The main showroom in the round was a great place to see shows. It seems like they were missing one of the larger shows. The entertainment and comedians were good. The Club is a cool place -- they did a acrobatic show in there. It's also a good dancing environment at night. Eden is an interesting space and good to hang for a drink. They probably have an opportunity to leverage a little differently. Overall -- it was the most live music we've had on any ship. From the pool, rooftop, club, lobby, etc. And there was good variety. I also wanted to "shout-out" the guest speaker series on Celebrity. We had Jim Kennedy on our Celebrity Edge sailing. He is the former Director, NASA Kennedy Space Center. He was outstanding and inspiring. He gave three different presentations to big crowds interested in hearing about past NASA program and future space/science plans. He delivered these extremely well. Dining/Bars -- The food quality was good and consistent with previous Celebrity cruises. It's well above average for this tier of cruise lines. We were in the Tuscan for early sitting. Service was great. Loved having a Sommelier which many cruise lines have eliminated. We liked the new concept of having four main and smaller dining rooms. It worked well. We tried two others and service was pretty consistent. The Ocean View has to be one of the best casual dining venues we've experienced. The food was good and pretty standard for that type of dining. The Pizza was the best we've had. It's open and two story in places. There is a nice outdoor area in the back. It's not covered so can get hot like many of the outdoor bars but a great spot. We went to the Bistro for the Le Petit Chef. Its expensive but worth going once. The hologram preparation was great. Food and service was fine. Cabin with Infinite Balcony -- I saw all the debate about this concept before the cruise. It had me really worried. We ended up liking the Infinite balcony concept -- It lets in more light. It's more private. It feels more spacious. We had no issues with its operation and opened it for a balcony experience when we wanted which was several times. I understand the point about the A/C thermostat but not a big deal. We had the most outstanding Room Stewardess ever (we've been on lots of cruises). The cabin has nice design though a little narrow. Storage for 2 adults and a 12 year old was a problem. Bathroom was great. We could hear music from the club through walls, ceilings, etc until 1:30 am despite being 2-3 decks from it including deck 6 cabins. It was only a couple of nights so not sure if they reacted to our feedback. I did want to comment on the kids programs. There is not a lot of feedback on this. This was also a big worry for us. I would advise families with kids to be careful booking the Edge. You will need to make sure its the right time of year (spring break, summer, holidays, etc). The Edge seems to go out of its way to reduce its interest in that. The kids club was well run. The counselors did a nice job. They are trying some different programs -- some worked, some didn't. They had a great lazer maze set-up which everybody enjoyed. My 12 year old son had a good time but mostly because he connected with kids his age. Celebrity should really pull the kids and teens clubs out of the bottom of the ship. They almost seemed like an afterthought. Celebrity should bring back an outdoor sports court or basketball court. I don't think a modern luxury positioning means no outdoor activities. We previously went on the Equinox. I played basketball with my son and other families as an activity. I understand they are planning to do that on future Edge class ships. They need to improve the kids situation a little bit to secure a future sailing. I don't like that there is no forward observation either. Maybe put the sports court back there with outdoor viewing around the suite area. One more thing -- great ping pong table and locations. We played a good bit which hasn't been the case on previous cruises. I wanted to comment on the Magic Carpet (MC) -- thought it was a little gimmicky in concept. I really like how they have re-imagined the embarkation (exit/enter during the cruise) area of the ship and how the MC supports that. We liked the MC as a hangout place. The problem is the amount of time they limit it's availability. They need to just work on that. They need to optimize the Edge concept and the next set of ships will be great. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
I was hesitant on whether or not to write a review of our 4/14 week on the Edge because I agree with almost everything that has already been mentioned about this new ship. I booked early and watched as the ship was being built. The price ... Read More
I was hesitant on whether or not to write a review of our 4/14 week on the Edge because I agree with almost everything that has already been mentioned about this new ship. I booked early and watched as the ship was being built. The price for the infinite veranda was not worth the high cost when I read the description. It did not seem to have the benefits of a real balcony which is a must for my husband and me. We booked a panoramic ocean view stateroom located on deck 6. It had a view of a life boat but was not listed as having an obstructed view. I would not recommend this type of stateroom. We are active retirees in our early 70s and have also traveled on land tours to Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Canada and throughout the United States. We try to book a cruise once a year, usually on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, or Princess. We were pleased with the mix of passengers, including millennials, generation x, baby boomers, and even well behaved children. It was disappointing to read about the lack of shade on the pool deck and rooftop garden, entertainment that was not up to par with the previous 19 cruises we’ve experienced, the lack of interesting activities, and as always, the chair hogs that make it difficult to get a lounge chair. I found all of these things to be true. We were tempted to cancel but wanted to experience a brand new ship and the exciting things about the Edge. Everyone has different tastes, so I read the reviews for information, but wanted to see for myself. I’m glad I didn’t cancel, but both my husband and I do not think we’ll be repeating a cruise on the Edge class ships. We seemed to be disconnected with the ocean. The Magic Carpet looked like a construction site elevator and did not provide the connection to the sea that we’ve always enjoyed on a traditional balcony. There are many other features on the Edge that helped make our cruise enjoyable. The four different dining rooms is a wonderful idea, but there weren’t as many choices on the menus as my husband and I would have liked. We were disappointed in the Tuscan menu because it didn’t seem to have enough Italian themed food. We had select dining and made reservations ahead of time, usually the 8 pm slot. Sometimes eating late made it difficult to catch either of the two shows. A few times we got to the dining room earlier than our reserved time and had no problem being promptly seated. The meat entrees were outstanding in the dining rooms and the buffet. We don’t usually dine in specialty restaurants because the dining room food is very good. This time we used on board credit to dine in Eden and Le Petite Chef. Both were worthwhile and very unique experiences. There weren’t enough activities for me. I would have joined in on group exercise classes in the gym (I only saw listings between 7 and 8 am, too early for a vacation). I would have liked dance lessons like salsa, swing, or Zumba (it would have been fun on the pool deck). The music, both live and DJ, left much to be desired. The only time we were enticed to get up and dance to great sounds was during the two silent disco parties and during the one pool deck white party. We like a variety of music, even today’s artists like Bruno Mars and Pitbull, but we agree with previous reviews that the music was way too loud on the pool deck. Service was exceptional. We never had to wait very long to get a cocktail by the pool (or any bar/venue), our wine was poured on time with dinner, the stateroom attendant was very good, the food service personnel were prompt and attentive, and Café al Bacio was great with expanded seating. We gave high ratings to the staff and crew on the Edge. Although our next two cruises are booked with Royal Caribbean, S-class ships like the Silhouette still bring back memories of our great times on the Celebrity fleet. 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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