Sail Date: August 2019
Chosen to experience the new concept of design, dates and ports also met our requirements. Overall we loved the ship, the cabin felt spacious, well designed bathroom with plenty of storage but a mouldy smell in shower a little strange. ... Read More
Chosen to experience the new concept of design, dates and ports also met our requirements. Overall we loved the ship, the cabin felt spacious, well designed bathroom with plenty of storage but a mouldy smell in shower a little strange. Cabin itself again well designed had a gripe with the location of the wardrobe as so close to the side of bed made access a little tight. The infinity balcony, gave us more space, however to us felt like an open window rather than a balcony and was quite a slow process to open blind and window. Also blind has to be fully open to open balcony. The location of 7295 I would not recommend, when the balcony was open we could smell cigarettes wafting up from the smoking area outside Eden, also become a gathering area for smokers with load voices late into the night. We had to pass 27 cabins to reach lift/stairs - no good if an item was forgotten great for getting 10000 steps in each day! Enjoyed all meals ate in all four main restaurants plus buffet. Service good in main restaurants but hit or miss when sitting outside of the buffet. Enjoyed some entertainment the guitarist was great, the theatre productions, not as good as seen on other ships. Ports because of size of ship tended to be commercial so a view of containers most mornings something we will certainly take into account when deciding on future cruises. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2019
Our last cruise was onboard a MSC ship and almost put us off cruising for life so bad was the experience fortunately our week on the Edge was a million times better and has restored our faith in cruising starting with a smooth check in ... Read More
Our last cruise was onboard a MSC ship and almost put us off cruising for life so bad was the experience fortunately our week on the Edge was a million times better and has restored our faith in cruising starting with a smooth check in followed by a lovely warm welcome onboard and welcome drinks and then been able to leave our hand baggage in our stateroom where we met our brilliant attendant Mistan who as we had a last minute change of stateroom made sure we got our luggage delivered to our new room and then did a great job for the rest of the cruise. We had one of the controversial infinite balcony staterooms and have to say we loved it as it made the room feel so much bigger and brighter. We used the four MDRs and the food and service was great, we only used one specialty restaurant the Rooftop Grill but we didn’t think it was worth the extra money. We had breakfast in the Tuscan Restaurant where we were in the capable hands of the lovely Captains Club hostess Elizabeth and her great staff. For lunch we picked a quite spot in the Oceanview or went to the Eden Cafe.We did our own thing in port staying ashore for a couple of hours so can’t rate the shore excursions, then back onboard to enjoy a quite ship.We loved the variety of nightly entertainment particularly the silent disco, ship bands and the love it or hate it Eden show, certainly something for all different tastes. We availed of the extend your stay option at the end of the cruise as we were staying on in Barcelona spending another day onboard using the pools and whirlpool, coffee in Cafe al Bacio and lunch in The Oceanview, certainly beats queuing for taxis in the heat and waiting for your hotel room to be ready. In summary what we got was attentive and friendly staff, great food and service, great entertainment and a beautiful ship plus lovely fellow passengers. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
My wife and I cruise extensively. We love Celebrity ships for service at par with 6 stars luxury cruises. Smart ship design with multiple areas where one can enjoy smooth music, drink, conversation is another undeniable attribute of all ... Read More
My wife and I cruise extensively. We love Celebrity ships for service at par with 6 stars luxury cruises. Smart ship design with multiple areas where one can enjoy smooth music, drink, conversation is another undeniable attribute of all Celbrity ships. Edge managed to lack all the above. Service in all public areas is below average. Pool is small for the ship and is further squeezed by several lounges semisubmerged in the shallow part of the pool. Occupants of those lounges naturally being served drinks and food.I am not sure if that is the main reason or just a contributing factor but water in the pool is far from clear. It was totally uninviting FOOD in main dinning room was average. Menu DID NOT CHANGE for the duration of the cruise. Buffet affords usual fare, typical for cruise ship. Nothing special. We did not visit any specialty restaurant. DRINKS. I have never spent time in line waiting for service in the bar at any other ship. Edge was the first. DISEMBARKATION. Magic Carpet is a great innovation and made departure from the ship to tenders a breath. CABIN. We decided to book infinity room based on description on Celebrity site. This is the most non-functional poorly conceived design one can imagine. It is pretty much expensive ocean view cabin. If window is open room temperature immediately equalize with one outside. Shutters planned to isolate room from “ opened” balcony do not provide one. In order to close the metal drape to darken the room requires chairs to be moved inside of the cabin. Nightstands are very small ( size of shoebox) with a half of the surface occupied by standing lamp. One of them deemed unusable completely by the room phone. In bathroom long sink eliminate most of the vanity surface. Wardrobe has no room even for cloth, obviously forget about placing suitcase there. EXCURSIONS. We chose this trip because of great itinerary. Service provided by local guides was appalling. The main goal of most of excursion was to bring group to a local prearrange store. I am not even mentioning misinformation about Pisa Florence trip with stop at a local leather factory became a substitute for Pisa. Level of information provided was very poor. OVERALL. Value for money poor. Service below Celebrity level. Disappointed Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2019
We had a wonderful time on this cruise, but there are some things we feel Celebrity could improve upon. We are a couple (early 50s) with a teenager. Here is our take on the experience: -The itinerary: Amazing! Rome, Naples, ... Read More
We had a wonderful time on this cruise, but there are some things we feel Celebrity could improve upon. We are a couple (early 50s) with a teenager. Here is our take on the experience: -The itinerary: Amazing! Rome, Naples, Livorno/Florence, Monaco, Cannes, Majorca and Barcelona. -The cabins: We had two connecting Infinite Veranda cabins. The cabins were light and comfortable. The connecting rooms made it possible for our teen son to have space and his own bed. He is very tall, so the trundle would not have worked. I caution families that crowding into one of these cabins can be done but would be extremely tight. The extra "bed" is a day bed with a trundle. The connecting door is in the wall between the two cabins, but if you have younger children, you would have to either have one of the adults in with them or bring something to prop open the door(s) in between the two cabins, as they shut automatically and were hard to open. -The Infinite Veranda: Not terrible, but this is not comparable to a real veranda. Also, they open electronically, so how long before they all start to malfunction? We probably wouldn't choose Edge again for this reason. -The family experience: There were tons of families on this cruise, and we were told, 600 children on board. We are a family, so that was fine, but if you are looking for a cruise without a lot of children, this is NOT it. If you are a family who prefers a quieter experience, this could be good, but you would be frustrated at times -- as we were -- with the crowds. The pool was so crowded every day that our son (a teen) didn't want to go in. We couldn't blame him. It didn't appeal to us either. It was murky from all the people crowding in, and the loud music was going all the time. Even the solarium pool was crowded at times with adults (often loud!) who couldn't get space in the regular pool. This is the type of thing we expected to avoid by choosing Celebrity. On the plus side, there were many activities for the whole family, and we enjoyed ourselves. -The ship overall: Gorgeous and trendy, but the "gated community" concept of the suites and the special retreat area makes the rest of the ship feel more crowded. We have cruised Celebrity twice in the past (Constellation and Eclipse), and we never felt we were on a crowded ship. Edge had crowds EVERYWHERE. -Dining: They really push the speciality restaurants on Edge, and we did try Eden one night. It was fine and different with the live actors, but nothing spectacular in terms of the food. Also, having four regular dining rooms means you don't have a relationship with your "regular" waiter, and the service is compromised, in our opinion. The buffet was great, but it was very crowded at peak times. -I would never complain about having the opportunity to take such an amazing vacation on a beautiful ship to see this part of the world. We feel fortunate to have done this, and we had the time of our lives. However, I wanted to provide some balanced information for those who are considering whether to choose Edge. -Bottom line: Edge was a good time and a gorgeous ship, and we are glad we went but would not be attracted to this ship in the future unless the itinerary was the draw. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Chose cruise as Celebrity cruises were recommended by other guests on other cruise company ships. Had 2 x S1 suites for 5 people. These are small compared to suites on other ships such as MSC yacht club, NCL Haven, Queens grill Cunard or ... Read More
Chose cruise as Celebrity cruises were recommended by other guests on other cruise company ships. Had 2 x S1 suites for 5 people. These are small compared to suites on other ships such as MSC yacht club, NCL Haven, Queens grill Cunard or Grand suite on RCL. Very poor value for money! Luminae restaurant closes really early for breakfast. It is barely open for lunch and has a very limited food choice, with little flexibility from evening menu. Ate at Blu a couple of times because of this which is poor! Tried le petit chef, got animation wrong way around which ruined an expensive experience. Room service menu poor and butler service very poor. Should offer MDR menu to suites as room service in evening! Butler At times did not answer phone at all and take an hour to deliver anything to your room, for ours and the other room! Food in MDR had more choice but was served luke warm and service not very good. Acrobatic shows good but not enough variety in entertainment. Retreat deck good, but lacked atmosphere at times. Internet connection was not very good at times. Overall not good value for money and would not sail celebrity edge again. Prefer NCL Haven for better service, larger rooms, better suite restaurant and food choice. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2019
The celebrity edge is definitely a different cruise ship so if you decide to go on this please go with an open mind! There are many wonderful things about this ship as a state rooms are beautifully laid out with ample storage, wonderful ... Read More
The celebrity edge is definitely a different cruise ship so if you decide to go on this please go with an open mind! There are many wonderful things about this ship as a state rooms are beautifully laid out with ample storage, wonderful beds and modern streamlined design. The food in every venue was well prepared and delicious! If you have never experienced a silent disco I encourage you to try it! It was brand new to us, we are in our 60s, but we absolutely loved it! It was a total blast! My honey doesn’t really like to dance all that much, but he thoroughly enjoyed dancing for several hours each time! Please be aware that if you have anything that requires guest relations, the lines were always quite long. This is where we had our most disappointing experiences as we had a couple of issues and we found that the staff were very polite, however none of them were empowered to make decisions and were completely ineffective. When having to talk to supervisory staff, we found at the top of the food chain the gentleman was incredibly rude to not only us but we heard him being impolite too many other guests with issues. He simply did not care whether his guests were happy or not! That’s what I found the most disappointing as we have sailed on Viking in the past and found that everyone on those ships wants the customer to be happy! Also on the edge as I’m sure most Celebrity ships there is the constant up selling of everything from a drink package, to a massage, to $300 bath salts! It gets annoying in my opinion! Read Less
20 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
We did a back to back cruise as a family - 4 adults and 3 young children. Ship was great, cabin extremely disappointing, food and service were good to very good. 4 of the group were gluten free and this was well catered for. Restaurant ... Read More
We did a back to back cruise as a family - 4 adults and 3 young children. Ship was great, cabin extremely disappointing, food and service were good to very good. 4 of the group were gluten free and this was well catered for. Restaurant options very good. 4 restaurants with different cultural themes (Greek, Italian, French and American). It was great to have the regions speciality dishes on the menu as well as the standard daily changing menu. Also loved Le Petit Chef - great for kids and adults. Entertainment very good and varied. Relaxing atmosphere with photographers not in your face all the time. Also no mass cheap event sales. Interesting and innovative ship. We did sky suite 1st cruise and Concierge Balcony 2nd part of cruise. Read below, but calling it a balcony suite is almost a misnomer. The innovation with infinite verandah is a backward step for my enjoyment of cruising. And there are only limited choices available if you dont like the infinite verandah scenario. It is not a balcony Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
We chose the cruise because we wanted to maximise our time in Europe. See as much as we could with a child during a short window and we wanted to experience the new ship and to see for ourselves if it lived up to the hype. We had ... Read More
We chose the cruise because we wanted to maximise our time in Europe. See as much as we could with a child during a short window and we wanted to experience the new ship and to see for ourselves if it lived up to the hype. We had well reserched the ports and had some great excusrsions planned (our own not Celebrity) and were really excited. Coming from New Zealand and having cruised before in Europe (on Reflection and on Holland Amrica) we knew what to expect from a busy European trip. Arrival and departure on the ship was best I have ever experienced. It was made easier by the Celebrity App and we have done all the photos and checked in weeks prior. We literally walked on board and went straight to our suite. Our ship passes were waiting and the room was almost ready so after being greeted by our butler and dropping off our carry on bags we were off to explore the ship. The Edge is beautiful. It is classic and on trend. It is not flashy and bright. I think of it as a Four Seasons Hotel at Sea. Definately stay suite class if you can. The resort deck, Lumine the suite lounge, the pool and the retreat is perfect. Even when the boat is full (it was on both our cruises) it didn't feel crowded. The magic carpet is stunning. Best to go around 8.30pm when hardly one is there and you can watch the sunset. It is fun and not to be missed. Eden is also a great space that is quiet and under utilised. They have amazing cocktails but also you can order any drink there. The bar guys are really good and its quiet. We found ourselves there a lot when wanted something different. Don't be put off by all the reviews saying its weird. It is actually quite neat. It's just different. Our Cabin (Sky Suite 11201) was beautiful. The bed was perfect and faced the sea. Lots of storage - more than we needed (2 adults and a teen) and our daughter loved her pull out bed. The retreat lounge acted as a second living space and we spent a lot of time there. All of the waiters were kind, professional and went out of their way to accomodate food preferences. The Chef made a special meal for my husband after a casual conversation about Indian food. Everything was perfect. The food at Lumine was so good, we didn't really want to eat else where although we did Le Petite Chef, which was fun (but the food average) We enjoyed the shows and the enetrtainment in general but we were not really on board for that sort of thing. After days ashore we were early to bed! Our daughter loved it. She chose to hang with the parents but there were lots of kids on board and if she had wanted interaction - she could have easily got it. We would do it again and really recommend seeing Europe with kids that way. You unpack once - arrive in the port while you sleep, the resort comes with you. Honestly it is perfect. We did two amazing excursions that I highly recommend. One was Blue Boat Cinque Terre. A private tour company run by a guy called Simone. He met us by the port and off we went on our own private tour of the Cinque Terre, stopping at varios towns, swiming in the Med, having a wonderful lunch prepared by his wife. Literally the best possible day. If you only have a day to see that part of the world - emil Simone and get out there. The other tour was with Rome Stefano Tours. We have used them 5 times now and every time it is perfect. This time in Livorno our driver Tony collected us and we explored wonderful small Tuscan towns, and had a fantastic lunch Villa Vignamaggio before returning to teh ship. It was a dream day. Honestly it felt like a movie. Obviously if you have seen Florence and Pisa and Lucca then this is the excursion for you! Back to Back cruises was so smooth. We had the same cabin so on change over day we had complete freedom to do what we wanted. It was really just like a normal day on the boat. We wrote a blog on the trip ( I am a travel writer) so for more information you can go to small travels.blog and read the reviews especially view of my daughter. She writes in a very honest way from her perspective. If you are thinking about upgrading to a suite - do it. You won't regret it. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
This was a hard cruise for me to rate, there were some good things (Pier check in was very easy and early which was great, we had two sky suites on the 9th floor which were roomy and nicely appointed, and the ship is bright and clean, and ... Read More
This was a hard cruise for me to rate, there were some good things (Pier check in was very easy and early which was great, we had two sky suites on the 9th floor which were roomy and nicely appointed, and the ship is bright and clean, and the Retreat sun deck is great). But there were also some really bad things (weather canceled our 2 outdoor dining experiences at Magic Carpet and Rooftop Garden - celebrity only lets you know 20 mins ahead of time and has no solution for you other than to go to the buffet or Luminae: similar to an earlier review they decided to film a commercial at the retreat as everyone was getting back on after a sport day and basically kicked us all out; constant billing screw ups - if you are captains club it was hard to get your perks correctly accounted for such as free laundry). Overall: Rooms - Good not great. If you have a Sky Suite with a 3rd person be aware the couch is not a fold out or pull out bed. It is really more like a drawer (yes, think Seinfeld) and that person sleeps at ground level. Good for a kid maybe, not great for an adult. Edge/Magic Carpet - Disappointing, Seems like a gimmick, never really moves, generally under utilized. NCL’s Waterfront is a much better outside product/venue. Service - Average at best. Usually in suite class you are treated better - never found that on this cruise. Food - good. I would say met expectations. Comparison of Celebrity Suites to NCL Haven - I tend to compare most high end cruises to NCLs Haven product. Rooms - slight edge to Celebrity but you pay a price premium so that might be more of a tie. Service - No contest, Haven wins. They are more proactive, bring you afternoon snacks to your room (Celebrity had you truck up to the retreat lounge if you wanted anything). NCL escorts you off the Haven for port days and disembarking and Celebrity did none of that, even just watched as your struggled off with luggage. Food - slight edge to Celebrity on quality. But again NCL makes it easier and has more options. For instance at 230 on Retreat Deck Celebrity stops serving and lunch as has you go get your own - that never happens in the Haven, Overall I really wanted to like Edge and it is a nice ship but I would dial down your expectations - I was not at all blown away. Glad to answer questions if there are any! Read Less
24 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
We booked an Edge Villa suite as a treat for me after my illness and instead of being spoilt we were constantly frustrated. We could not use the “exclusive to suites retreat pool and spa” on day 2 as they were filming to promote the ... Read More
We booked an Edge Villa suite as a treat for me after my illness and instead of being spoilt we were constantly frustrated. We could not use the “exclusive to suites retreat pool and spa” on day 2 as they were filming to promote the ship until 9 pm. No-one ( even our Butler) apparently knew about it and we only found out after we opened our direct door to the retreat to be told the area was closed for filming. After making our way to attend a talk on jewellery at 3.30 pm ( because we couldn’t use our exclusive pool and spa area) after waiting for 15 m we asked security if we were in the right place only to be told it had been cancelled. We were promised pamphlets to be delivered to our room for a rescheduled talk - nothing arrived. No bath salts or bubble bath for our bath, no cotton balls - just an empty container on the bathroom sink. Our private spa was emptied each day but never refilled until we rang and requested it. Dinner service at the restaurants ordinary and we were made to feel like Scrooge’s when we just stuck to our premium package wines by the glass instead of ordering bottles of wine from their exclusive list. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Had Sky Suite 10159. Room nice but not big. Similar to a nice hotel room. Balcony again on the small size but adequate. Service - fantastic. Butler could not do enough for us. Waiter, assistant waiter and Sommelier in Luminae - fantastic. ... Read More
Had Sky Suite 10159. Room nice but not big. Similar to a nice hotel room. Balcony again on the small size but adequate. Service - fantastic. Butler could not do enough for us. Waiter, assistant waiter and Sommelier in Luminae - fantastic. We had a party of 7 - 4 adults and 3 young kids. Treated exceptionally wherever we went in suite area. Suite guests have their own part of the ship, including a large retreat lounge with 24/7 service and Concierge who could not do enough for us. Suite guests also have their own pool area and bar. Would thoroughly recommend the "suite" life - it is exceptional on the Edge. Ship itself was innovative and experiences were different from normal cruising. In suite area, photographers were non existent which made a nice change. No cheap sale events and formal nights (renamed evening chic) were on port days. There were 2 evening chic nights in the 7 day cruise. Staff very attentive. In summary, good changes to normal ship cruising, excellent food and service. Just as an added extra, we did a back to back - the 2nd cruise was in Concierge Balcony class. The review of our cabin is extremely different. If you want a traditional balcony that you can sit out, close off your cabin door and enjoy the fresh air, then it has to be a suite. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2019
There is no doubt Celebrity Edge looks good. All those Kelly Hoppen greys and beiges. But does it feel good? Well not to this seasoned traveller. Celebrity have made a great effort to lower the age demographic of their passengers. They ... Read More
There is no doubt Celebrity Edge looks good. All those Kelly Hoppen greys and beiges. But does it feel good? Well not to this seasoned traveller. Celebrity have made a great effort to lower the age demographic of their passengers. They have succeeded - but I think at the expense of the older guest. Take the bars: I want a comfortable lounge to enjoy a drink. The biggest bar is the Martini Bar on Deck 3 but the seating is on the edge of a three-deck high atrium. Yes it looks impressive. But it feels cold and impersonal. The nicest space is the Al Bacio coffee bar lounge on Deck Four. I took to getting a drink from the casino bar (also on deck four) and carryimng it through to the Al Bacio lounge. So I noticed did others. In fact Al Bacio does serve some limited drinks in the evenings and the solution would be to open it as a full bar plus coffee after say 6 o'clock. I and many others in my age group like to hear a pianist or a classical duo. Alas - Edge is an almost non-stop diet of over amplified pop music. Even worse there are designer muzak tapes on a loop in the restaurants - designed presumably by someone who didn't try listening to them every day. The atmosphere on the Magic Carpet - the bit that hangs over the side- was much better. For one thing -- being outside you couldn't hear the music. It is an idyllic place for those balmy evenings in the Med. I got that "all fur coat and no knickers" feel about the Speciality restaurants - especially Eden. It is approached via a dark mirror glass room, negotiating a series of twisted floor-to-ceiling columns and lit only by twinkling ceilng lights. What's that all about? And Aquaclass passengers dining in Blu have to pass through this for every meal. The food itself was good though not exceptional and it certainly wasn't helped by being served by a girl dressed in rags and a man, also in rags, wielding a stick. Adam and Eve? Caliban? Le Petit Chef and friends features overhead projections of animated figures dancing on your plates as they prepare each course. Entertaining - certainly. But sadly the animation food looked a sight better than the food we actually received. Neither restaurant was worth the extra money. On the plus side - the three main non-paying restaurants were all excellent. Great friendly service, a wide choice of dishes all very well presented and tasty. And no gimmicks.The a la carte breakfast in the Cosmopolitan (I think) was particularly enjoyable and a better choice for me than the scrum at the buffet! The cabins are very well designed in general. But I was in a single cabin (and God Bless Celebrity for thinking positively about we solo travellers), Again the Hoppen influence looked good- but there was enough hanging space for clothes but only one shelf (under the safe) and no drawers. What to do with the smalls? And the plus side: The best shower I've ever found on any ship - proper walk-in, no clingy curtains and a powerful spray. Bliss. The single-panel control for everything including the excellent air conditioning, the window and the blinds, was a definite plus and the ability to transform the cabin into an infinity balcony was fun. Other pluses: Embarkation at Civitaveccia was a dream. Almost straight aboard and keys waiting outside the cabins. Disembarkation was equally smooth with lots of staff on hand to guide us all to the correct buses. And as always the biggest plus of all - the cheerful, efficient , friendly staff who are keeping this ship spotlessly clean and who do put the customer first. Especially the younger customer! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
We are a married couple in our 50's who cruise a lot, especially living in South Florida. We have been cruising in Europe for the past several summers with the last few being on Celebrity. Our first cruise with them was in 2010 and we ... Read More
We are a married couple in our 50's who cruise a lot, especially living in South Florida. We have been cruising in Europe for the past several summers with the last few being on Celebrity. Our first cruise with them was in 2010 and we love how the line has evolved. The Edge is definitely not your Father's cruise ship! It has a young, hip and sexy vibe. We had a wonderful cruise aboard the Edge. We thoroughly enjoyed our Infinite Veranda cabin and the entire ship. It was incredibly hot but we made the best of it. We had been in Amsterdam the week prior and spent a few nights in 100 degree weather in Rome; luckily we had planned on just relaxing at the beautiful pool at our hotel, the Rome Cavalieri, a great decision! We ate at Fine Cut, Rooftop and the Magic Carpet specialty dinners. We cancelled our Eden dinner because we just could not face another big dinner lol. The rest of the dinners were spent in each of the 4 dining rooms as we had select dining. Being a couple made it very easy to get a table. We never waited. We thought that Tuscany had the best service and friendliest staff. Our favorite specialty item was the short rib appetizer in Cosmopolitan. The magic carpet dinner was lovely, we did the late seating at 8:45 when sailing away from Livorno. It is typically offered 2 times per week with 2 seatings each. You need to book it immediately when you get to the ship. Both nights had sold out. Fine cut was good with the only complaint being the shrimp cocktail; it wasn’t cold and firm like it should be. We didn’t eat much breakfast but did make the late buffet breakfast on 2 mornings. There was a nice variety. We really loved the pizza, a nice thin and crispy crust which has been absent on most cruise lines lately. Our IV cabin was great. We never closed the glass doors and left the area open giving us the extra space. It’s a whirlwind of a week with little downtime to sit around but we did open the window when leaving port and taking a nap. We were too tired to notice if the AC was shut off or not when opened so I can’t comment on that. The weather was terribly hot so I like the fact that we had the extra space. If we had a “normal” balcony I don’t think we would have gone out on it much with the weather. When I did the British Isles cruise I never opened it once as it was just too cold. This is a great benefit. The cabin is decorated nicely and very modern. I loved the large bathroom but it did take away some closet space. There was not much floor space inside the closet so I left my shoes outside of it next to the couch. You can charge your phone on only one side of the bed and not the other. They should have included an outlet on both sides. The desk is shorter with a box containing electrical outlets taking up space. I did like the lighted vanity mirror. The shows are different from the usual and contain a lot of acrobatics in the theater, club and Eden. There are no broadway showtunes shows. We enjoyed the live performances and especially loved the duo, Gilley and the Girl; they performed Eagles, Carol King and James Taylor, etc. there was a great Whitney Houston show as well as a Jersey Boys show. The Eden show is at 10:15 offered 4 times a week. We saw it one of the nights and enjoyed it. The ship is gorgeous with interesting artwork, upscale shops and a great boutique, sexy vibe. There isn’t bingo or ice sculpting or line dancing or any of the old school activities like you may be used to. There were many large extended families from all over the world with lots of children. I did notice the kids on our sea day as it was difficult to enjoy the pool without being splashed. Speaking of the pool: I like the ledge to sit on and the loungers on it but there is almost no spots to get some shade. Where there could be loungers they have placed cabanas which are peculiar because they are behind the pool facing away and don’t seem very desirable. All in all we loved the Edge. It’s always difficult to enjoy everything the ship offers on an intensive port itinerary but I think we did a pretty good job seeing and experiencing almost everything. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
We are cruisers and wanted to check out this newest Celebrity offering. We were not disappointed. It is a magnificent ship. Embarkation and disembarkation went without a hitch. Love the infinity balconies. Really adds space to the ... Read More
We are cruisers and wanted to check out this newest Celebrity offering. We were not disappointed. It is a magnificent ship. Embarkation and disembarkation went without a hitch. Love the infinity balconies. Really adds space to the cabins. The themed restaurants were all good. Everything we ordered was perfectly done. We tried two of the upgrade restaurants - Le Bistro and Eden. The experiences there were like nothing we had seen before and, if possible, the food was even more excellent than the regular dining rooms. Service was impeccable everywhere. We thought the shows appealed to younger people. Lots of energy and lots of talent. Music throughout the ship was good. We did particularly enjoy the acrobatic shows. We never had a problem finding a place to sit and relax. The casino was terrific. We even won a couple of jackpots. Drinks were free to anyone playing. No minimum play requirements needed. Guest relations went above and beyond to help us find our lost luggage and gave us necessities to get by. Our luggage never arrived but we were not made to feel out of place. All in all, the Edge exceeded our high expectations and we will definitely go again. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Truth be told I was not loving this cruise coming up as I read all the lower rated reviews and was pretty sure this new Celebrity ship wasn’t for me. My husband and I haven’t been on a large ship in years our last cruise being with our ... Read More
Truth be told I was not loving this cruise coming up as I read all the lower rated reviews and was pretty sure this new Celebrity ship wasn’t for me. My husband and I haven’t been on a large ship in years our last cruise being with our sons perhaps 15 years ago. I had images of crowded embarkation lounge waiting an hour plus to board, long buffer lines and with mediocre food and equally mediocre entertainment. I was pleasantly surprised none of these experiences materialized. First embarkation was literally showing up having pre-checked in prior and just showing our barcoded tickets and passports. We’d sent headshots ahead of time so we got our room keys, kept our passports and headed aboard. Nice! First impression of our cabin which was a Celebrity Suite was okay. There’s an oddly wide hallway into the cabin that takes up too much room leaving the bedroom area cramped. The hallway also has no function other than an entry way into the room so it really was a wasted space. While the bedroom area was separated from the living room area, the doors separating the two spaces were glass but opaque. You couldn’t lie in bed and see out to the balcony to have a view. Another design oddity. The bathroom was the least efficiently designed space and a source of irritation all week. The toilet has a separate room with a single sink and the tub/shower was in another room with a door separating the two rooms. The connecting door was unnecessary and just an annoyance as you have to go through two doors to get to the toilet. The tub is shallow maybe 10” high and at most marginally functional. The shower had great water pressure which made up for the disappointing tub. The sink in the room with the tub is an oddly long single sink leaving little room on either side for toiletries and makeup. We made do with my husband using the other sink with the toilet that also had a single sink with a medicine cabinet. A single bathroom without separate doors and a double vanity would have been more functional and would have made the space feel larger. The living room area and balcony were the best features of the cabin. There was a coffee table and ottoman and the room is nicely decorated in beige and cream with bold orange accents. The balcony furniture allowed for sitting out with drinks or dining at a small rectangular table with chairs. No complaints there. Overall the Celebrity Suite has 450 square feet but a lot of it is wasted space (hallway), cramped (bathrooms & bed area) and designed poorly (bedroom no view, bathrooms in general). With the Celebrity Suite cabin we did have access to some private areas like the Retreat sun deck which has a small pool, a bar and large deck area with loungers and other seating options some even covered all at the front of the ship. There’s also the Retreat lounge which is like a comfy living room where you can get coffee, light foods, wine and drinks all day. There’s also the Luminae restaurant which served breakfast and dinner but more on that under restaurants later. We left from a Rome and did a combination of Celebrity shore excursions and some on our own. Notable for Celebrity were the Fragonard perfumery/St Paul de Vence I own for its art and Nice tour with a wine tasting. We’re very familiar with the Med so we did other tours on our own but felt that the price, service and length of the Celebrity tours were very good. Ship space in general is lovely and surprisingly not crowded. Celebrity designed the ship well to disperse people throughout the ship depending on your interest. The main pool area on our one sea day while it was fairly full did not feel cramped given the various seating options on multiple decks. The two jacuzzis are martini glass shaped and given the upper deck level access kept usage relatively low. Dining options are plenty and we definitely tried the pay for venues like Raw on 5, Steak, and the Rooftop Grill. We also ate several times in the private suite only Luminae restaurant for all our breakfasts. With made two order eggs versus a steam table it was nice to be able to order off a menu for breakfast. The dinner menus were more limited in choice and I am a fussy eater so I can only say my husband enjoyed it more at night than I did. I’m also allergic to shellfish which half the menus contained which limited my choices. I’ll take my husband’s word the food was really good that he ordered. There’s been criticism about the entertainment on this ship but we found it surprisingly good. The theater shows are edgy with a large semi-circular backdrop that has projection images and lighting that complements the singing on stage. The Eden lounge is eclectic and may not be everyone’s cup of tea with all the posing and acrobatics. The entertainment in the main open area lounge on deck four was solidly good as well. We strangely loved the silent disco night and would totally do it again given the chance. Final thought about the Edge. The profile of the ship is inelegant. Totally irrelevant unless you appreciate beautiful yachts like I do. Despite it’s ugly appearance the ship sail experience is incredibly smooth and quiet. The decor all over the ship is elegant, sleek and smartly designed if you take my cabin review out of the picture. Would we do this again we asked ourselves and the answer is yes with a caveat. We’d do it again with family as the ship is extremely family friendly but probably not if it was just the two of us alone. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
My overall thoughts about this boat are amazing. Great service, beautiful, spacious suite, delicious food, great private lounge and pool for suite guests. Boarding the ship in Rome could not have been any easier - took 5 minutes. We stayed ... Read More
My overall thoughts about this boat are amazing. Great service, beautiful, spacious suite, delicious food, great private lounge and pool for suite guests. Boarding the ship in Rome could not have been any easier - took 5 minutes. We stayed in a sky suite on the 10th floor and could not have been happier with the room. It was spacious, had lots of storage, huge shower and bathroom and overall was perfect for us. The service on the boat was amazing. The housekeeper and butler for our room we so friendly and helpful. They brought us whatever we needed and always struck up conversation. The waiters and waitresses at the suite restaurant Luminae were incredibly nice and knew us by the end of the cruise. The food at all of the specialty restaurants was amazing and the desserts were even better. We went to the main dining room one night but it did not compare to the food and service at Luminae and the specialty restaurants. The entertainment on the boat was incredible. The kaleidoscope show on the first night and the speakeasy show in the club were my favorites. The edge crew (the dancers) were amazing at dancing and had tons of energy. The singers were mostly great and the guest performers were amazing. The Marcus Terell show was amazing. One thing to know about the entertainment is that it is mostly geared towards a younger crowd with songs from Cardi B and Adele being performed. The acrobat show in the club was very impressive, especially sitting in the front row of the club. The theater was also designed very nicely. The shore excursions were disappointing though. We did a blue grotto and tour of Capri excursion during the Naples stop and it was not worth it. The tour guide was terrible and rude and we waited hours to go into the blue grotto after paying 900 dollars for an excursion. We decided to cancel our other 2 excursions and explore on our own for the rest of the trip. The retreat pool was beautiful, quiet, and private and I wish I could have spent more time there. Disembarkation and embarkation was easy in almost all the ports even with tendering. However the Mallorca port was very disorganized for disembarking the boat and reaching the city. Overall the experience was amazing and we have already booked 2 more cruises on Celebrity Edge Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Beautiful, spotless ship with very large outdoor pool area at the expense of no pool slides, sports area, arcade, or laudry room. Eden area on back of ship had so much wasted space. Concierge rooms made of cheap plywood looked ... Read More
Beautiful, spotless ship with very large outdoor pool area at the expense of no pool slides, sports area, arcade, or laudry room. Eden area on back of ship had so much wasted space. Concierge rooms made of cheap plywood looked prefabbed. Beds were rock hard. Lacking amenities in suites. Concierge attendants were best around, retreat deck and small pool very nice, luminal service excellent but dinner menu had only 3 weird items each night. Buffet area very large and nice but food stations were repetitive and lacking sandwiched and fresh vegetables. Entertainment was singing and dancing every night. House band was really good, house dancers ok except for 2 great cirq style aerialist. Guest singers were hit and miss. Traditional 3 red floor where people normally congregate was a lounge. Ship was boring and felt disconnected with other passengers. Avoid Fine Cuts speciality food eatery. Worst steak in my life and service was a joke. Suites had traditional balcony. Would not ever return to this ship. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
My husband and I were looking for a European adventure that we could do with his sister and her significant other and flying to a bunch of countries or traveling by train was just not feasible, due to time constraints and expenses. We ... Read More
My husband and I were looking for a European adventure that we could do with his sister and her significant other and flying to a bunch of countries or traveling by train was just not feasible, due to time constraints and expenses. We found this particular cruise, and itinerary, and it seemed like a no-brainer. We wanted to sail on the Edge and we wanted to do a Mediterranean cruise and this filled both of those. Perfect. We flew in the night before, staying at a little boutique hotel in the center of Rome, and spent that evening walking through the streets and getting pizza (stereotypical but face it - the pizza in Italy is amazing). The next morning we did a tour of the Vatican, which is something I think everyone should do. I'm not religious and I found it to be simply amazing. It included visits to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. After the tour, we took a taxi from Rome to Civitavecchia. It's about an hour away but the drive isn't bad. Check in was an absolute breeze, but I'm attributing that more to the fact that we didn't get there until about 130p so most people were already on the ship. My sister-in-law didn't have her check in paperwork and her app wasn't working so she was able to quickly get checked in by the staff at the cruise terminal. Walking onto this ship has been like no other experience. It blew me away from the very first moment. The ship was immaculate and the staff was just fantastic. The Celebrity Edge is very modern in terms of cruise ship decor. I do enjoy sort of the kitchiness that other cruise lines have but I really, really enjoyed the modern look of the Edge. We had a concierge class cabin up on deck 12, which was right under The Spacafe. We heard no noise from the deck above us, which was surprising. Then again, the Spacafe is located in the Solarium so it doesn't see the sort of foot traffic that the Resort Deck sees. Our cabin had an Infinite Veranda, which is so nice to have. The balcony is truly a part of your room so when you have the doors to the veranda open, it becomes just an extension of your room. There's a window that you can lower to actually turn it into an open air veranda. We heard very little noise from either stateroom beside us and no noise from other verandas when we had the window open. The Edge has fantastic soundproofing in the cabins. The shower is a little bigger than other ships and the bed seems to be a bit wider, too. I was a little disappointed with some of the food in the MDR on this particular trip. None of it was bad, by any means, but there were certain items I felt could have been done better. For example, I had spinach and ricotta ravioli one evening and the pasta was flavorless and a little mushy. I'm not a pasta snob but I appreciate a pasta that's cooked correctly. This was just overcooked and underseasoned. On our previous cruise, on the Celebrity Equinox, we had a variety of butters and spreads each night with the bread. On the Edge, 4 of the nights, we got exactly the same three spreads and the other 3 nights were the same as well. I miss the variety that we'd experienced previously. The MDR is no longer one or two large dining rooms on this ship. They split the MDR up into 4 distinct restaurants, which I felt was very nice. It gave dinner more of an intimate feel. We had dinner in the Tuscan Restaurant, which had an Italian theme. The menus between all 4 MDRs are mostly identical - but there is a section of drinks, appetizers, and entrées specific to the restaurant that you're in. I found that to be interesting. Each section of each restaurant, comprising of about 10 tables or so, had its own sommelier. That made getting wine a little easier. The downside to the entire dining experience was there being only 1 coffee machine for all 4 restaurants. Many of the nights, my husband and my sister in law's SO didn't get their coffee until well after dessert had been finished. We, unfortunately, did not get to eat in any of the specialty restaurants. They all sold out very quickly. We were really wanting to do dinner on the Magic Carpet but we'll save that for next time. We saw many of the shows offered and I will say that, hands down, Celebrity has the best onboard shows that we've seen. The entertainment is just fantastic. The Theatre has sort of a wrap-around screen which made the entire experience just a bit more amazing. We didn't participate in many of the activities onboard because we had excursions every single day, save for our one sea day, but they did a silent disco twice on the cruise and that's just the funnest thing ever. I really wish they'd offer it every night. Overall, the service on the cruise was just above and beyond. There were a few hiccups with some staff members but all in all, it was the best staff of any cruise I've been on. Our room steward was wonderful. When he introduced himself to us, he asked us what we wanted to be called instead of just referring to the names on our information. Our server and assistant server in the MDR were great, too. They were engaging just enough but not disinterested. They didn't interrupt very often, which I've experienced sometimes on other cruises. We had fantastic excursions in every port except for Cannes and Palma. And it was NOT the fault of the port itself. Cannes, for example, was an excursion that left the ship before 8am and it was about 815am (I think) when we got to our first stop, a little town called Antibes. There was basically nothing to actually do, other than get some coffee, walk around, and check out the farmer's market. Our guide said this was because it was so early. She also cut our time in Antibes by an hour, which gave us less time to do any of the things that WOULD open later. When we went to Nice, we were given about an hour and a half. Again, not much time for anything. I think this particular excursion could have been fantastic had Nice been the first stop since it took longer to get there, thus increasing the chances of things being open. Then, the things to do in Antibes would have been open as well. We toured the Drach caves in Palma. It's a 75 minute bus ride from one side of the island to the other and when we got there, our guide essentially said, "Okay, here you go. You have an hour and a half." and off she went. There was a HUGE queue outside to get in. It takes about an hour to get through the caves. We were in line, just to get in, for close to 20 minutes. It didn't really leave much time at all to really enjoy the caves. There's a boat ride across an underwater lake but we had zero time to do it because of so much time being spent just waiting in line. Our second stop of that tour was a pearl factory that was literally 50 feet from the caves. Yes, we got back in the bus and drove that 50 feet before getting out again. We had about 45 minutes at the pearl place. I think it would have worked out much better if there had been more time just in that area to enjoy the caves, the pearl shop, and the town of Porto Cristo. The rest of our excursions were fantastic. We saw the ruins of Pompeii and hiked up Mt. Vesuvius. If you do this excursion, the hike is brutal. You NEED good shoes and plenty of water. It's worth it, though, when you get to the top. We toured Florence and Pisa, both of which were lovely. We took a hop-on hop-off bus around Monte-Carlo. We visited the casino but if you have any desire to get into the casino past the slot machines, there is a dress code and you have to buy tickets. You can't wear shorts past the slot machines. Disembarkation was a breeze as well. It went very, very smoothly. It was probably the quickest we've been off the ship and into a taxi that we've ever done. Barcelona is a lovely port to end the cruise in and we spent 2 days there before we headed home. All in all, my wedding cruise aside, this was the best cruise I've ever been on. The ship is the best ship I've been on. I loved this cruise. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
The Edge is simply beautiful! We were in SkySuite 10104. The Sky Suites was well appointed: Ceiling to floor windows with a small patio with 2 chairs and a small table; the bed was very comfortable with loads of extra pillows--it faced the ... Read More
The Edge is simply beautiful! We were in SkySuite 10104. The Sky Suites was well appointed: Ceiling to floor windows with a small patio with 2 chairs and a small table; the bed was very comfortable with loads of extra pillows--it faced the patio; there was plenty of drawers (including 3 in the bathroom under the sink), a large closet with hangers and a wardrobe area with a safe, and ceiling to floor drawers; there was a small but usable desk with a charging "box" for iphones and plugins; there was a small frig that was filled each day by our Butler Dino with water, soda and whatever else we requested; the main room also had a chaise-style lounger and a small table (unfortunately, the table is low and not easy to eat on, but it was fine. The table on the patio is too small to take a dining tray at all; it is really only good for cocktails. The draperies (blackout) are controlled by a wall panel. Very nice, the panel also controls the temp. and lights in the room. The bathroom is the best we have ever experienced! It has a full bathtub with a very powerful adjustable shower fixture. This has a glass door and shower curtain for privacy. The toilet in located behind a frosted glass door. The vanity area has been moved here too: a hairdryer, vanity mirror and small stool are also provided. The towels were top quality and we had 4 per stateroom. In addition, the robes and slippers were high quality. Our cabin steward was very attentive and friendly--our room was always clean. A neat feature: the bathroom mirror over the sink slides open into the room, letting in more light and view to the patio. The ship is filled with art--some modern, some traditional but all interesting. The room had a "book" highlighting some of the best, its name, artist and where to see it. There is even an area of the hull left "open" so you can get a glimpse of the hull and "skeleton" of the ship. The ship is magnificent and not like any other we have sailed. Food: the restaurants, grill and Oceanview Buffet were similar to other Celebrity's we have been on. We enjoyed the Luminae several nights and for our final day breakfast--superb service and food here. We did not get a chance to dine at Blu this trip, but it looks very nice too. We did have a chance to eat at several of the specialty dining locations: Eden (food and service were very good, but the "actors" and why and what they are there for is unclear--it was lost on us.); Magic Carpet (we were so excited about this, and were REALLY disappointed. It was cold, windy, the food arrived cold and the waiters were "surely". They do provide warmed blankets, but for the $95 extra, we wouldn't do it again. If you are planning to eat here, I recommend to go to the first seating or just experience it with a drink. It has a very nice bar and great views over the ocean.) La petite Chef: This is very cute and the food was good. We did not have time to do the steak house or Raw on 5: both looked very nice. Shows: We think they need some work here. The theater at every show was the emptiest we have ever experienced--maybe 40% full. The only show we really enjoyed, was called Incanto (4 opera-style singers who toured with Andrea Bocelli.) The Martini Bar and The Club were very popular--they did the Silent Disco two nights! Load of fun. One evening we went to the Eden show. It was interesting, but hard to follow. It really needs some work--a narrative or something. The talent is good and try very hard--interpretative dancing mostly with audience participation. We only attended a show 4 of the 7 nights. The Retreat is fabulous! Only challenge for us was it is not adult only. There were many small children running around during the day. At night, it was virtually empty. There are tons of unique and fun chairs to try out around the area. The Concierge services here are very professional. Wine and soft drinks were available all day and sometimes some crackers and small bites. The Tenders were the nicest we have ever been on too. Fold-down leather-type padded seating. The side elevator made for easy off and on. That feature is a "keeper"! We were less concerned about the ports than experiencing the ship. The only ports we had not been to before were Cannes and Palma de Mallorca. At both port we used Withlocals--great tour guides. Overall, we loved the ship and would definitely sail on it again. Next time, probably a longer cruise would allow us to experience more of its amenities. Read Less
16 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
We chose the Celebrity Edge as soon as bookings were available as we fell for all the hype. We were extremely disappointed in this ship. It is so disjointed and totally unlike any other Celebrity ship. There are weird venues onboard such ... Read More
We chose the Celebrity Edge as soon as bookings were available as we fell for all the hype. We were extremely disappointed in this ship. It is so disjointed and totally unlike any other Celebrity ship. There are weird venues onboard such as The Eden which is a mish-mash of greenery, Avatar type personnel wandering about in weird outfits, plants hanging everywhere. To get to this you have to walk through a blacked-out mirrored room with black glass walls and partitions and black sparkly Perspex tree trunks! On exiting this space you are in a normal area with a high-end Tiffany store and the suite guest dining room. What is the point of that? The Sky Lounge has been removed and all the front of the ship is reserved for suite guests and unavailable to non-suite guests. The very expensive cabanas are all located in the shade alongside the pool and right alongside a main through route to the Mast Grill and elsewhere so you would have no privacy if you paid for a cabana as other passengers are constantly walking by. Hand sanitising is not enforced in eating venues. The theatre is just another venue for poor stage acts. Not like a theatre at all as the backdrop consists of panels that have holograms projected on to them. No typical theatrical scenery or stage settings. No quality acts are brought onboard. Our stateroom was beautifully furnished but the balcony is miniscule!! 2 small chairs are provided that have to be placed at an angle as, if you tried to place them looking straight forward, you would not be able to get your legs in front of the chair. The table that is provided is already showing signs of bad weather damage. You cannot sunbathe on your balcony as it is too small. We heard many passengers complaining about the infinite balconies which are not a balcony at all - just a completely enclosed extension of your room with an opening window which the Captain can close if necessary. No coat hooks in the stateroom other than on the back of the bathroom door. What do you do with coats? The wardrobe space is small. A chest of drawers has been sited in the wardrobe so you lose half the floor space which you would use for shoes. There is an immovable bar halfway down one side of the wardrobe which gets in the way of hanging items. Another point to add is that the large TV is sited on the wall at the bottom of the bed. The angle cannot be adjusted so unless you are on the bed you cannot watch it. The basin in the bathroom is too long so countertop space is lost. The shower has a curved shower door so that when opened the water on the inside of the shower door runs off onto the floor. A full length mirror is provided in the stateroom but the dressing table goes across it so you cannot see yourself full length. The dressing table has been designed to slide into the top of the fridge cabinet but this means you have to clear the surface of the dressing table each time to use the mirror. There are several hidden storage areas but these are within the curved ends of the wardrobe so the shelves inside are a difficult shape to store items on. We had trouble with customer relations. Our onboard spend did not appear onto our account until 36hours before the end of our cruise. This was despite us visiting customer relations and telephoning them each day. We were given a sheet one evening advising us of flamenco dancers being onboard the next evening at 8.15pm. The display actually started at 8pm so we missed half of it. Excursion tickets we had booked for Valdermossa at 2.30pm showed a departure time of 11.45am. Our disembarkation vouchers showed a time of 7.45am but the accompanying letter showed a time of 8.15am. We were charged twice for 2 photos. There are no onboard sales as on other Celebrity ships i.e. bags, scarves, local handicrafts etc. The only shops are all high-end i.e. Tiffany, Bulgari etc. There are no reasonably priced items in any of the shops. The Grand Plaza in the centre of the ship houses the Martini Bar with a very small dance floor where the house band are sited. The noise from this area is unbelievable! Several of the specialty dining areas are above this Plaza so your meal would be ruined. We were at The Rooftop Garden Grill one evening. The food was excellent and we were enjoying our evening until the film started. The screen is sited here so once the dialogue and music commence for the film you can forget any conversation with your partner. We were also told by other guests that seagulls are a problem at this dining venue. We found that there were inconsistent charges relating to drinks. We had a Classic drinks package. Sometimes we were charged for drinks not included in this package and other times not charged. The ship does not 'flow' evenly from one area to the next. There are very few areas where you can sit quietly. The library has gone. We really missed the Sky Lounge - that area now houses the gym (and all Retreat suite guest amenities) so fitness fanatics can view the ocean and ports of call but ordinary guests cannot. We did not like the dividing-up of the main dining room into 4 other dining venues. They all looked the same. The evening meal in these venues was just like an ordinary meal in a nice restaurant at home and, apart from the food, not an enjoyable experience. None of them were designed to relate to the countries they were named after. You cannot have a rapport with your waiter or other guests if you are constantly seated at different tables. The loss of the main dining room means that your 'special' dining experience and Wow factor has been lost. The Oceanview Café still had a wonderful selection of food. The pool is a nightmare. It is a large oval pool (no children's pool) with a surrounding ledge with formed loungers on the ledge. There were so many children on this cruise that they completely took over the pool - running, jumping, dive bombing, splashing. It was impossible to swim. We were seated on the sofas by the Pool Bar one day and were hit 3 times by a wet ball that was being thrown around in the water by the kids. They also commandeered the hot tubs. On hot sea days, apart from the children taking over the pool, numerous adults were using it 'Las Vegas' style i.e. standing in the water with their drinks! This is due to the pool being virtually of one depth encouraging groups of people to stand in the water drinking alcohol. However, the staff, food and service was still of a high standard, although on other Celebrity ships we have been used to the Captain making several daily announcements including numerous quips. This did not happen on The Edge. The cruise director, who we have encountered before, was not as interactive as others we have encountered on other Celebrity ships. He had no personality or charisma. We are regular Celebrity cruisers but we would not book another cruise on the Edge or any of her sister ships. This ship is expensive and not good value. Celebrity seem to be trying to attract a younger clientele as there were a large number of teenagers and younger people on this cruise who were obviously delighted in the large nightclub on board. We are booked on Celebrity Silhouette in September which we have cruised on before. We just hope that Celebrity do not change their Solstice Class ships and Millenium Class ships too much in line with The Edge as we would not want to have to consider another cruise line. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Reading some of the earlier posts about the Celebrity Edge, we were somewhat anxious about whether we had taken the right decision Let me tell you from the start that we had. We have over 50 cruises under our belt and 35 of these were ... Read More
Reading some of the earlier posts about the Celebrity Edge, we were somewhat anxious about whether we had taken the right decision Let me tell you from the start that we had. We have over 50 cruises under our belt and 35 of these were with Celebrity and this was by far the best ship we have ever sailed on. It is difficult to understand what all the previous gripes have been about. I suppose if one has a bad experience, like the salt pot being empty, then one can give it one star, but seriously, Celebrity have produced a first class ship with excellent crew and first class service. You must go expecting it to be different, and it certainly is. Yes, its expensive, compared to other celebrity ships, but the standard of luxury is breathtaking. The infinite cabins are great, yes, the ac does go off if the balcony window is down, but wouldn’t you do that at home if you opened a folding door? So those of you worried about booking on the Edge, need not worry, unless of course you are serial complainers. Embarkation in Rome was a breeze, straight to your stateroom where your seapass card is waiting. The ocean view was at times crowded but it was always possible to find a seat, and the table clearing service was excellent. Others have complained they had difficulty getting someone to serve a drink. Just ask any waiter and they will organise it for you. Simple! The theatre has to be seen to be believed and the shows were generally good. We were fortunate that this was the President/CEOs cruise so we benefitted from additional entertainment such as a ballroom dancing exhibition in the Club and on the last night flamenco dancers on the resort deck I mentioned we had done 35 cruises and on this cruise we had our Zenith celebration party on the Bridge with Captain Costas and senior officers where we were joined by Andrea Shey, Director of Loyalty from Miami, and the great Captains Club Hostess, Elizabeth. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
We chose Edge because it looked very different and exciting. Demarcation was seamless we were in board within 10 minutes of arriving at the port. We booked Concierge class for the little extras, but we're very disappointed to find we ... Read More
We chose Edge because it looked very different and exciting. Demarcation was seamless we were in board within 10 minutes of arriving at the port. We booked Concierge class for the little extras, but we're very disappointed to find we had missed the restaurant lunch on arrival as it finishes at 1.30pm. Our cabin 9007 was very roomy and had some really nice touches, it was an adapted cabin and the,self opening door was a real bonus as on other ships the doors can be quite heavy when you are in a wheelchair trying to get in or out and hold the door. edge is lovely and has plenty of space on deck for everyone. The service of course was second to none, especially Nanette our cabin steward. I think the food is quite repetitive and was disappointed with the breakfast menu in the restaurant which never changes. The entertainment in the theatre was good, we have been in Celebrity before and the entertainment was fab several different acts plus shows, but this cruise was just shows by the resident cast. We also chose this cruise for the itinerary and that didn't disappoint. I would recommend Edge but you need money because most of the nice restaurants are extra. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
This ship was recommended to us by our Travel Agent. Why? Well we arent your tradtional cruisers, and I didnt fancy an old fashioned traditional cruise. Not even sure if thats a thing, but I had this idea that tradtional cruisers get ... Read More
This ship was recommended to us by our Travel Agent. Why? Well we arent your tradtional cruisers, and I didnt fancy an old fashioned traditional cruise. Not even sure if thats a thing, but I had this idea that tradtional cruisers get dressed up for eating, and that is not something I aspire to. I was also under the impression that everyone sits round listening to lounge music quietly drinking Martini, or taking ballroom dancing lessons. Again probably wrong, but i am sure you get the idea. Anyway, from the ultra modern cabins, to the ultra modern theatre and very modern performers and performances, the fabulous food, the amazing staff, glorious restaurants, great pool area, that was never crowded and some great bars serving draft beer, what more could ask for? Oh yes, the complete lack of a formal evening, was the icing on the cake. Yes the ladies dressed up, and yes the odd fella decided to wear a penguin suit, but generally it was just smart casual wear, which is how it should be on holiday, in my humble opinion. Never understood how anyone could be comfortable wearing a dickie bow tie, no matter what the occasion. Even ties are pointless. I digress. Everything was perfect, well thats how it seemed to me, butgranted I have nothing to compare it to. But why do I need to compare it? My wife and I loved it. Granted we met folk that didnt. Some of their complaints were on the bizarre side to be frank. From the lack of Bingo.......yes apparently thats a thing........and a few complaining that Eden was anti God. I kid you not. And talking about Eden. What a fabulous place it is. My favourite part of the ship. Three decks amazingly decoarted, with a wonderful bar, and Edenists, the performers that were incredible, and quite personal. Utterly superb. And very hard to properly explain. Just go, immerse yourself in the whole atmosphere and enjoy the Eden ride. Other bars we loved....The Sunset bar, deck 15, brilliant as the boat left port. The Club was great. Didnt like the Martini bar. A bit pretentious, with some extremely pretentious folk seemingly permenantly seated around the bar making it hard to get served. And service here was sometimes slow due to them making cocktails constantly, and never having more than 3 working there. The Pool was great and never crowded, and the food was immense. Agin nothing to compare it to. Arriving and leaving was a doddle really. Unless you are extremely picky. The state of the art theatre is great too, as were the peformances, especially the guest appearance of the amazing Incanto. Utterly amazing. Look them up on t'internet. Eddy the ships Diector was brilliant too. Very calm, casual, and down to earth. Just whats needed on such a modern ship. Loved every minute of it. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
We chose this particular cruise on the Edge as we were intrigued by Celebrity's newest ship and the ports on this 10 day adventure were fabulous (Naples, Mallorca, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Santa Margherita, La Spezia and Rome). We ... Read More
We chose this particular cruise on the Edge as we were intrigued by Celebrity's newest ship and the ports on this 10 day adventure were fabulous (Naples, Mallorca, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Santa Margherita, La Spezia and Rome). We read many critics of the new ship design (specifically the Infinite Verandah - that we had booked) but we boarded with an open mind. CABIN - 7126 - Infinite Verandah - Category E-1 Cruising is a very subjective vacation and I recognize that some people who like to sit on their balcony every morning may not like the Infinite Verandah, but we absolutely loved the new cabin design. When the window was open we felt like we not only had a verandah, but it was more private than a normal one, with no noise from our neighbors. When it was closed we had the extra square footage in our cabin to use. The bathroom/shower was the best of any ship we have been on for a standard balcony. We had 4 in the cabin and while it was tight the cabin design made it just fine. They have crafted storage in good places and the inclusion of the charging box for your devices and USB ports on one side of the king sized bed, was fabulous. It is tight between the bed and the closet but I would not trade the king bed for a queen for more room. Dining - We dined in all of the 4 main dining rooms and was impressed by the design of each room (Cyprus and Tuscan were our favorite color/table schemes, but all were beautiful). The food in the main dining rooms was really exceptional by cruising standards. I don't know if it is because it is their new flagship but you can tell that the quality of the food/menu design/preparation is important. There were 8 adults and 3 teenagers on our cruise and we all thought the food standards were high, including one of our friends who owns a restaurant. We dined at La Petite Chef and Raw on 5 and loved both meals. Our friends dined at Eden and loved the food but found the "side show" a distraction. Apparently there have been complaints about the cirque type performers and they have been dialed down to the point that our friends said that they offered nothing to improve the experience. Oceanview Café - we did not eat dinner at the Oceanview, but had breakfast and lunch there and thoroughly enjoyed the selections and food quality. In addition, you have to try the pizza at the back of the ship, behind the Oceanview café. Really good thin crust pizza. Café Al Bacio Our favorite part of the ship was Café Al Bacio. We love our coffee and it was great to sit in a corner, have our coffee and watch the people walk by while listening to music. Entertainment We only went to a couple of shows but enjoyed the comedian and the musical/dance show. The theater is innovative (in the round with huge video screens that are incorporated into the performance). Again it feels like the talent hired for this ship is of a higher quality than we typically see onboard Celebrity. We did "Bandaoke" one night and Lea and the band were fantastic. The band that played in the atrium most nights was high energy and great musicians. Staff Our cabin attendant, Oksana, was amazing. As mentioned above, we had 4 in our cabin, including two 14 year old boys. Oksana had fresh ice for us every night, the boys trundle beds prepared, chocolates on our pillows and their clothes folded. We felt well taken care of. The waiters in the restaurants couldn't do enough for us, even though you were not dining at the same table every night. Magic Carpet We used the Magic Carpet to tender twice and it is such a more civilized way to enter a tender. The Destination Gateway area is not the cramped mess that all other ships have when you are tendering or returning to port in a non-tender situation. I had drinks on the Carpet one afternoon and it was quite windy (an issue others have raised). We did not have dinner on the Carpet but the menu looked good. I don't know how well it is doing for dinner as we were offered a reduced price to eat there. Rooftop Garden We watched a movie on the rooftop one afternoon and it was fabulous. I miss the grass, but the area is now better purposed. We found that the ship has lots of nooks and crannies for privacy and places to sit and relax. The Spa We booked the Thermal Suite for the 10 days and while I enjoyed the spa there were a few things missing. I think they should have a hot tub/water therapy in the spa and could get rid of a couple of the other rooms that were kind of a dud (salt room or one of the two steam rooms). The hot tile beds were great. The showers don't have hair dryers, which my wife did not like. Otherwise it was a great place to relax, but I think it is slightly overpriced. Conclusion The ship is spectacular, the staff are excellent, the food was fantastic and the Infinite Verandah was a hit for us. Couldn't recommend the ship any more. Read Less
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Sail Date: May 2019
What we enjoyed : Aqua Class Exclusive access to BLU restaurant , priority access to Thermal Suite and Spa facilities. Services Excellent service of staff, approachable and in general very helpful. Food Good to so-so ... Read More
What we enjoyed : Aqua Class Exclusive access to BLU restaurant , priority access to Thermal Suite and Spa facilities. Services Excellent service of staff, approachable and in general very helpful. Food Good to so-so depends on the menu and restaurants. Overall a bit too salty and sweat. The buffet is between Mirage Las Vegas to Wynn, somewhere in between. Cabin Technology - Cellphone App can control blinds, veranda, lighting, temperature. App also can show expense accounts, look up decks, activities, and daily menu of all restaurants. Daily recap video of Cruise Directors, shopping guide, and live map about whereabouts/speed on TV. Key highlight was the ship's Master / Captain Costa's one hour presentation on the second last day about how cruise ship operates, the organizational structure and changing industry trends including gender equality, ship's design for environmental considerations such as waste processing and GHG etc. What we hope to see improvement Food Oceanview Cafe ( Buffet) 1. Selection of food, especially on the Asian cuisine side hope to see a bit more availability of Chinese, Korean and Japanese selections. Too many repeat items over the 11 nights over three meals. 2. Reduce amount of sugar for deserts such as cake, tarts, ice cream and cookie, we found too sweat for most items. Le Petit Chef 3. Reduce sodium for some food, we found beef dishes in general are a bit salty across all restaurants. Raw on 5 We didnt try, but not very appealing based on what we have seen on the menu and on display. Entertainment Eden : it is just a bit too abstract for us to understand the concept. Excursion The tour to Nafplio ( Nauplion) was the first time Celebrity has ever been to. The town itself is wonderful and very pretty to stroll through and spend some time for photo and souvenirs. However, We feel Celebrity and tour operator should think about how to develop more for the town maybe like agri-tourism to visit to orchard or groves. There are basically three major spots that you can go, we went on with the Palamidi Fortress and Epidarus, the tour guide mentioned that they came from Athens 4 in the morning. The tour itself dont really going to take more than 3.5 hours all together which our tour guide spent a lot of time talking instead of walking ( also we were very disappointed about a nearby restaurant of Epidarus which the owner/server who told our guide and everyone about offering $3Euro for a cup of orange juice but then charged everyone $4 Euro, some paid some didnt, just on the principle side we dont enjoy being scammed). As a result, we are see the excursion can be improved. I am not sure if Celebrity will return to Nafplio, this port requires tender and Edge had to use its own tender/life boat for the job. Apparently cruise-tourism has not been developed here. 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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