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
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We chose this cruise to experience the new ship, not for the iteniery. Embarcation for Suite and Zenith guests was excellent and almost a great way to start the cruise. We were in a separate lounge area and staff came around quickly ... Read More
We chose this cruise to experience the new ship, not for the iteniery. Embarcation for Suite and Zenith guests was excellent and almost a great way to start the cruise. We were in a separate lounge area and staff came around quickly to our seats and quickly and easily checked us in. However, instead of being escorted onto the ship, we proceeded to board with the many many others and were shuffled into the lobby to fend for ourselves. No one knew where to go or how to get there. It was mass confusion. A great improvement, however, was that once we found how to get to our Suite, you got your key card at the Stateroom door and were allowed to leave your carry on baggage in your room before it was cleaned and done. You were free then to wander and explore the ship without worrying about your carry ons. Our Sky Suite was smaller than usual, however it did have a great bathroom. The controls for the lights and drapes was also an excellent add and very easy to use. There are also a LOT of electric and data port outlets in the room. The bedding was great, however the coffee table in the room and way too low to be useful and the table on the balcony was too small and low to be useful. We were not able to eat breakfast in the room. We understand these are being changed, so hopefully it will be better for future guests. The also removed the rocking chairs form the Suites, so we brought n one of the chairs from the balcony for extra seating. The ship itself is absolutely beautiful. Eden is a very interesting space and has acrobats walking around performing while you are eating or drinking there. The Rooftop Garden is beautiful, but needs some shaded areas, especially in the Caribbean or it is too hot to sit out there during the day. The Retreat Lounge is very nice and a beautiful space, as is the pool area and lounges for Suite guests only. The lounge, however, does not have a bar like Michael's Club did, but instead has a few waitstaff that will come around and take your order. We did not really enjoy Luminae on this cruise. As there are about 170 Suites on this ship, more than double the other M and S Class ships Luminae was much larger. It lost something special when they made it larger and was not as comfortable as it is on the smaller ships. We ate in Blu with friends in Aqua and much preferred the meals there. The staff was much more welcoming and the atmosphere quieter and much ore comfortable. I will not talk much about the ports, as we chose this cruise to see the ship. The ports were not exciting at all and at the Mexican ports we did not bother to get off the ship. Just shopping and eating, nothing exciting. We have been here before so we had already seen the Mayan ruins. Disembarkation was a breeze. Very easy. We did the walkout, had facial recognition by customs and were waiting for our Lyft in 15 minutes. We are not exactly sure what it is about the Edge Class ships but we MUCH refer the M and S Class. The ship, as I mentioned, is beautiful, but it lost something in the homey comfortable feel we experience on the M and S Class ships. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Boarding/Deboarding -- Though the boarding process is a breeze for suite guests, I cannot say the same for getting off the ship. We used Luggage Valet and were told we could exit the ship as soon as it cleared customs. However, rather ... Read More
Boarding/Deboarding -- Though the boarding process is a breeze for suite guests, I cannot say the same for getting off the ship. We used Luggage Valet and were told we could exit the ship as soon as it cleared customs. However, rather than allow us to do so, we were ushered into the line of folks waiting to deboard with their luggage. So, an "easy walkoff" translated to a 45-minute wait. Celebrity should not advertise 'priority' de-boarding if it does not enforce the hype. The Retreat -- Celebrity should consider limiting access to Celebrity Suites and above. With over 125+ Sky Suites, there were entirely too many people in this area. Plus, it should be for adults only. There were children splashing in the Retreat's pool and hot tub, and occasionally running on deck. I sail Celebrity to get away from kids ... not to have them underfoot. Plus, if I didn't get to The Retreat early on a sea day, there was no place to sit other than the sun deck. "Reserved" seating was noted by towels tossed on recliners or chairs and the coveted pergolas. Celebrity should either make The Retreat larger, limit the suite guests who have access to that area or have Retreat personnel remove towels from chairs/loungers if a person does not return within a reasonable period of time. Ship Personnel -- Whether it was officers or wait staff, the crew always had a smile and a greeting for the passengers. Dining -- I dined in two of the specialty restaurants (Fine Cut Steakhouse and Rooftop Garden & Grill), both of which had extensive menus. The appetizers and entrees were cooked to perfection. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
First of all the question of whether we would sail on the Edge again--absolutely! Celebrity has listened to people who sailed earlier and taken steps to made the Edge experience better. Two senior Celebrity staff members also met with us ... Read More
First of all the question of whether we would sail on the Edge again--absolutely! Celebrity has listened to people who sailed earlier and taken steps to made the Edge experience better. Two senior Celebrity staff members also met with us during our meet and mingle and took and answered questions concerning future improvements to Edge and the Edge follow ons. We booked this cruise well over a year ago just because we wanted to sail on the Edge with its latest and greatest technology. The itinerary did not matter as we planned to maximize time on the ship as opposed to excursions on shore. We flew to Ft Lauderdale from Raleigh, NC the day before sailing. We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn near the cruise port and used their shuttle service to get to the ship. They charged $10 pp but it was worth it as it was a comfortable passenger bus that delivered us right to the baggage off load spot. Embarkation was the easiest and fastest we have ever done. I had downloaded the mobile app when it first came out and had our Xpress passes loaded on it. That' what we used during boarding and it worked like a piece of cake! We really liked that we could go straight to our cabin and leave our carry-on bags in the cabin while we explored the ship. We took the 1215 pm ship tour that we learned about on the mobile app before boarding. That gave us a good overview of the ship plus learning some of the trivia details about the ship. Our cabin was an ocean view stateroom on deck 3, 3143. It was the largest oceanview we have had by about 10 sq feet, most of which seemed to be in the bathroom, especially the shower which was roomy and feature lots of glass and chrome. The only downside to our cabin was it was directly below the Le Grande Bistro/Le Petit Chef and we could hear noise from the galley as they cleaned as late as 1100 at night. The cabin had a very large TV, kingsize bed, lounge couch, safe, mini fridge, ample docking stations for phones/tablets, ample storage, and my favorite--fully adjustable lighting for morning, daytime, evening, movie watching on a keypad next to the bathroom. On the first sea day, a lot of us cruise critic members did a cabin crawl where we saw about 10 different cabins and locations. There are 4 main dining restaurants on the Edge, different from other ships with just one large restaurant. We liked the fact that there was more adherence to dress codes on this ship--one man was turned away the 2nd night for wearing shorts and 2 people were asked to remove their hats before they were seated. Our main dining room was the Cosmopolitan, early seating. The food and service there was outstanding. We dined one night at the Tuscany and had planned to dine at each of the other two but we really liked our wait staff at Cosmopolitan so we returned there each night. The staff was very accommodating to special requests, such as one night when we brought 4 guests in and they gave us a large round table. We did not dine at any of the specials restaurants. Breakfast was either in the Oceanview or Cosmopolitan depending on our mood of the day. We liked sitting outside on the back of the ship when the weather was good so we would eat at Oceanview those days. Lunch was usually at the Mast Grill (great hamburgers) or Eden grill which featured more healthy fare. Eden grill also has a small seating area outside which was nice. Entertainment in the main theater was probably the weakest area of the cruise for us. We had come to expect several large productions featuring the singers and dancers, but there was only one such performance--A Hot Summer Night. Some of the solo entertainers were just fair, but some were also very good. The comedians were good as were the Hard Days Night Beatles tribute band. Jordan Bennett was also very good. We also went to productions in The Club and Eden. The club is an interesting area that gets a lot of use, but the support columns in the middle limits viewing from several angles. The Revelation performance in Eden lasts 90 minutes and is probably the most talked about performance on the ship. There is no playbill, the performers do not talk, people from the audience are brought into the action, and we still don't know exactly what we saw. But that is one of the things that made it interesting and we are still talking about it and trying to analyze the performance. Beyond the Podium series gets an A-plus. It featured Mr. Jim Kennedy, former director of the Kennedy Space Center, lecturing on space history, future of space, and stories from 50 years of NASA space exploration. The fitness area was very nice with ample machines of all types and lots of free weights. The jogging and walking path was the best on any ship we have sailed, departing from the typical boring oval instead with a meandering track that covered two decks, giving you an incline in one direction and a downhill in the other. It is also long, a little over 4 circuits for a mile. The Magic Carpet is an interesting concept but is more limited than we thought. There was only one dining experience available on this cruise, and it was totally booked long before the cruise, so no one else could dine on it. Its primary utilization during the day was as a bar, propositioned at one of a few locations. As a launch pad for the tenders, though, it is excellent, as were the tenders. They are air conditioned with large comfortable seats and 2 large tv screens. As for debarkation--excellent! We were off the ship, had our luggage, and through customs before we knew it. We took a taxi to the airport and the line for the taxis was staffed with people directing you to the taxi and it went very fast. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We saw a preview of this ship while on the Xpedition in the Galapagos in January. So we were thrilled to get a last-minute deal on a western Caribbean sailing in April, before she went off to Europe for the summer. We LOVED everything ... Read More
We saw a preview of this ship while on the Xpedition in the Galapagos in January. So we were thrilled to get a last-minute deal on a western Caribbean sailing in April, before she went off to Europe for the summer. We LOVED everything about the experience. So much so that we stayed on for the back-to-back last week and went out to the eastern Caribbean too. First week we had an inside cabin - exactly the same size as the verandahs (the cabins all run parallel to the hallways, you enter from the end just like the verandahs). Largest bathroom we've ever had on a ship - large shower with rounded glass door. It was only missing the laundry line - the two little pegs didn't work well for wet bathing suits. The second week we had an infinite verandah, and loved it! The extra "balcony" space made the cabin even larger, the full floor-to-ceiling glass was much preferable than any balcony cabin we've had before, and the fully open window allowed plenty of views and breeze. Sometimes we sat out there with the bifold glass doors closed to preserve air conditioning in the room, but the last night we even slept with the window open to hear the water and were quite comfortable. The ports were great, but the real experience was the ship, like being at a 5-star resort. And so smooth, you really had no sense of movement. We loved the soaring space in the magical Eden - and the little cafe there was geat for lunch at sea. The Edenists were talented and personable - we went to the talks with them, and the Fibonnocci lecture. Loved the other shows. And the silent disco was new to us, since we usually sail on Princess. We chose a fixed dining second seating in Cyprus, with a terrific waiter and assistant waiter, interesting tablemates, and great food. They were very willing to get things from the other restaurants if we asked, and always got our preferences right, to the last anchovy! We ate in Cosmopolitan for breakfast and lunch some sea days. And had dinner on the Edge one night. A tremendous amount of food for just 2 of us, but delicious, and worth it, for the experience. We loved the Edge and dropped by for drinks, waiting before going ashore, and using for the tender in Grand Cayman. A novel but unusual concept. Everything about the ship is top-notch, digital, high tech, modern decor, lovely. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We are in the late 30- and we like to sail on X. This was cruise 10+11 on X. So when they did open for booking on a new ship and a new class. We knew we had to try it. So we booked a b2b. This was week number 1. Embarkation was a ... Read More
We are in the late 30- and we like to sail on X. This was cruise 10+11 on X. So when they did open for booking on a new ship and a new class. We knew we had to try it. So we booked a b2b. This was week number 1. Embarkation was a breeze, it took us 5mins from we arrived to we went onboard. We had used the app and had expedited arrival. The app works fine, all dinner reservation, spa appointments etc was loaded in my calendar. So I had all i need on the phone or iPad. And you can make the phone open your staterooms door. Very handy from time to time. We had a deluxe oceanview veranda on deck 6 ( it is a porthole veranda) 6115. It was not listed as obstruct when we did book on the first day open for bookings. So we had seen from the newer deck plans that it had been listed as this. So we were a litte frighten about how bad this was going to be. It was not bad, so that was not a problem. But there is so much sound from the theatre below. Everyday when they did rehearsals or they did shows in the evening the floor was vibrating and you could hear the songs. So to all the shows we went, we new the set-list before the show started. Really a big issue for us, since this made it impossible to relax during daytimes when we were in the stateroom. It was better to find a quiet nook up on deck or in eden, if you wanted it to be quiet. So if we just had to judge the cruise by this, I would give them a 1 star. Because this is bad for a new ship, that they have not managed to put correct amount of isolation between the teatre and staterooms. We did notify guest relation about this, since it is really bad. The room is identical to the infinity veranda except for the balcony. We liked the design and the bathroom is huge compared to other ships. Great work. One thing we really disliked is the lack of a proper coffee table. There is no table to have your roomservice breakfast. The tutu thing is to low and small and the table on our balcony worked better as a fot rest then a table. Since they are to low and small. This was a really irritating thing for us. Because we like to have breakfast on the balcony. We don't like to eat in bed and we feel really bad for all in housekeeping that need to change the bed daily because there are spill from eating in bed.... But lets not focus on the bad. We had a great time on the rest of the ship. The ship looks stunning and she is different from the other ships in the X fleet. We really liked this ship. The decor is beautiful and the lay out is nice. Edge class will be a good ship for sailing in Alaska and Norway. Since the infinity veranda will work great in colder climates. Then you could really see the benefit for it. 4 MDR venues is really nice. We had a great tour around the different venues. The favourites are Normandie and Tuscan. The waiters and somaliers there really made the dinner a highlight. The buffet was nice and the layout is good, we had breakfast and lunsj/snack. Lots of choices and really like that they have added a caffe bar. Really one of the things I had been wishing for on all X cruises we have been on. On the first week we did not eat in any of the specialty restaurants. We did just rotate on the 4 MDR. We had a lot of guest entertainers on this sailing, since the cast was brand new and need to settle in. So they only showed on production show, it was good and we had a great time. As for guest entertainers it was hit or miss. Marcus Terell was fantastic, the comedian was funny. But the rest was maybe not my cup of tea. The Mirage show is really good. It was a perfect alternative to the main show in the teatre. There is lots of live music around the ship and they were all good. Bar service was quick and we were taken good care of. Really good on the magic carpet and the club. Cafe al bacio was good, except for some of the servers that were a litte hard on the steamer, so the milk is being burned. Same in the buffet al bacio. Eden is a great area, it has lots of smal nooks and areas to hide away in. It is different and the shows are not for everyone. But we enjoyed it and think it is a great venue. The breakfast and lunch serving is super. Pooldeck is nice, but there are a lots of chair hogs....It was the same for both cruises. Lots of personal belongings on beds but no-one there for hours. And they were not in the pool... A bit crowded in the whirlpools since it is only 2 outdoor. Jogging track is really great, like the way it is done. Rooftop garden is a nice area, but it is little shade and it is not the best seating when they show movies outdoor. The spa We had pre booked some service before we left from home. The services it self was good. But there were no letter or nothing in the stateroom when we arrived and nothing was delivered to confirm the services. So when I had an pedicure and a haircut that had some time in-between they had moved my hair appointment by 15mins and not told me. So suddenly i had lots of time between my appointments. Really not impressive when Im waiting and no one told me or asked if it was okey for me. The nail lady was great, really nice and did a good job. But one thing they have totally forgot when they design Edge is that when you put the hairsalong and the nail area in the same room. There is lots of noise from hair dryers. So my pedicure and the manicure i had on the next week was lots of noise, so much that it was really a big problem for me. I could not relax for a second, since it was so much noise from 3 blow-dryers in full speed. And to top it of they had a seminar in one corner about hair and make-up. So I was squeezed in the middel of larm from blow dryers and crew speaking higer and higer so all the attendants could hear what they were talking about in hair and make up. It happend both on my pedicure and manicure. If this will be the case on all the edge class ships. I will not book this type of service. Service from the crew was all great. Stateroom attendant was great and he did a super job. We could not had a better attendant. We had a stop in Key West, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Costa Maya. We had been to all ports of call before except Costa Maya. We had a great time in all the ports of call. Would I book an edge cruise again? Yes, but not a stateroom in deck 6. Same type of cabin in a higer deck is not a problem. We liked the port hole, just not the noise. We had a great time and would go back anytime. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
Embarkation was a breeze as we had expedited arrival, we were able to just walk past the large queue and get straight on to enjoy the ship. We had a Concierge package, so our room was ready when we arrived and our luggage was amongst the ... Read More
Embarkation was a breeze as we had expedited arrival, we were able to just walk past the large queue and get straight on to enjoy the ship. We had a Concierge package, so our room was ready when we arrived and our luggage was amongst the first to be loaded onto the ship. We headed for our complimentary 4 course lunch in one of the main dining rooms when we had checked out our rooms. This was beautiful with a great selection. Dining in general on the ship was first class, lots of selection each night. We were based in the Tuscan restaurant. However, the service from the bar staff was not great. Many times our order was only taken well after we had ordered our dinner, perhaps a single server for a few tables like on RCCL would be better. The buffet was well stocked and the hotdog and burger bar was amazing! We loved heading to the ice cream bar every afternoon for a cookie and ice cream. We had an infinity veranda room which was excellent. The room was very spacious and we enjoyed having the balcony room to sit in in the afternoon and into the evening. However, the window was rather annoying to put up and down and wasn’t really like a traditional balcony room. Bathroom was huge by cruise ship standards and we had amenities due to our Concierge status. Also in our package fresh fruit was delivered daily as well as a tray of mini delights (normally 3 savoury and 1 sweet treat). Our room was well cleaned, although the mirror in our room was cracked and covered over with some tape. Not what you would expect on a brand new ship! We didn’t use too much of the nightly entertainment, we used the casino and the outside area on the top deck which was lovely. We enjoyed the range of movies available and liked the large screen outside. Service at each bar was fabulous and we were never waiting long before being served. The pool attendants were excellent and were around constantly ensuring that you were never short of a drink. Ports were good and the range of activities available were excellent. Getting off and on the ship was not a problem each time and was relatively quick. We travelled as a family of 6 and all had a fabulous and relaxing time. We would travel again for sure! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
This was my first big ship cruise and I had no particular expectations. The whole experience, however, was beyond and above even my wildest expectations. The food, the entertainment, the whole exciting layout of the ship, the cabin... ... Read More
This was my first big ship cruise and I had no particular expectations. The whole experience, however, was beyond and above even my wildest expectations. The food, the entertainment, the whole exciting layout of the ship, the cabin... All the staff from the captain down to ... everybody. Delightful, genuinely friendly, helpful, and a well-trained international group of people. Eden is an astounding space with ongoing activity; the acts were jaw-dropping. The incredible artistry, split-second timing. Those people must rehearse for hours a day. I was not nearly finished with trying all the restaurants, watching all the shows, attending all the events. A never-ending kaleidoscope of activities. They had to push me off of the ship on disembarkation, kicking and screaming. The Cruise Critic Roll Call group and a bunch of activities were headed by Doug was wonderful, friendly, fun and made a difference in meeting new friends instantly. Thank you, Doug! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We booked an outside balcony category because we wanted to go with a particular group and this is what was left. We have in the past ruled out balconies because we don't use them. It seems like we just get smoked out and it is ... Read More
We booked an outside balcony category because we wanted to go with a particular group and this is what was left. We have in the past ruled out balconies because we don't use them. It seems like we just get smoked out and it is separate from the room and we don't enjoy it and have found being up on deck more pleasurable. Not this time. We LOVED this balcony concept. We spent a LOT of time enjoying having the cruise right in our room. Every time we came in the room for any length of time we rolled down the wonderful window and listened to the ocean rather we were sitting out there or not. We could enjoy it from our couch or our bed, not to mention just walk over and hang on the rail if we wanted. To us, it was worth the entire cruise to have the cruise come right to us! The only people that I might think might not enjoy it are people who really want to sit out there and smoke. (you really cannot do this because it is part of your room), or maybe people who want to be separated, though there were some glass doors you could pull shut to make it more like a separate area, we never did. It made our room larger. It made us enjoy every minute of being out on the ocean. The pull down shade made it really dark and great for sleeping. A little tough for the person who wakes up first as it is a bit invasive to open up the loud shade and have the light come in - to enjoy the ocean. But we didn't mind that too much for the trade off of having the ocean in our room! The embarkation process was easy peasy. We got our photo taken at the top of an escalator, a couple of looks at our passport and scanned our prefilled out paperwork that we did at home, and got our keys in our room, which was actually ready when we arrived. So super easy and very little waiting at all. Maybe the entire process took 20 minutes. But the Disembarkation was by far the easiest ever. We were off in 3 minutes! Face recognition technology made this a breeze! Really great! The food was eh. We had heard Celebrity had the most amazing food. We didn't spend the extra money for the specialty restaurants. We figured we didn't want to spend the hefty $65 each only to be disappointed and would rather spend it at a restaurant we know would be good at home. So we ate at the restaurants for every dinner but one. Buffets mostly for breakfast. Lunch in the dining room twice. The rotating dining room concept was confusing, and quite frankly not that good. And the rooms were so small and crammed with the ceilings low. The noise was unpleasant. The wait staff was unfriendly, stressed, and unlike ANY cruise I have ever been on. Even Carnival has amazing service in comparison. The desserts were awful. I mean AWFUL. Not one was good. One night everyone at our table (not with us) ordered Tiramisu. Every SINGLE person took one bite and pushed it away. I even tried the ice cream and it was just crystilized and cheap tasting. I was super disappointed with the restaurant concept and the food. It's not to say it was inedible or awful (well maybe the desserts, but hey I saved a lot of calories that way!), it just wasn't great or what we were expecting. I miss the days of having the same wait staff night after night where they get to know you and what you like. And though we could have probably had that if we had stayed in one restaurant night after night, then we would have missed out on the experience of the different atmosphere and cuisines offered. Actually, maybe you couldn't have had, as they seated you based on when you arrived, so probably not. We didn't like the restaurant situation whatsoever. The hamburger in the pool bar was really good and sorry to say the best thing we had other than the welcome aboard lunch we got with our Concierge class which I had short ribs and ceasar salad which both were excellent. Desserts weren't that day either, a sign of things to come. The martini hot tubs were a cool idea. But closed at 11. We wish at least one would be open late, as we like to wind down after a night of dancing. And one especially was ridiculously difficult to get to. I cannot imagine why on earth one would design it so you have to cross over the jogging track which gets wet with people crossing over it. Did they really do this on purpose? We are dancers. We had a hard time finding swing brass music aboard except at 5:00 which is when we would be getting ready for dinner. So we pretty much missed them every time. Would have been nice to have them at different times and more often. We miss traditional kareoke. Bandeoke is an interesting concept but the band had a very limited repertoire. So one night would have been enough of that. But to have repeated nights of basically the same songs wasn't good. And as far as every other night of disco type music they played exactly the same stuff, night after night, venue after venue. Celebration, Dancing Queen, Bruno Mars, Prince 1999, like I got to the point I practically knew the order. Even on 80s night they still played the exact same line up. Silent disco was a cool concept, for one night. But again, once was enough. There were lots of unique bars and seating arrangements. Plenty of stuff for the younger generation who like to just hang out and drink. We are kind of the sandwich generation in that we aren't the older crowd, so we like to get out and do things, but we also don't just want to sit around drinking in funky chairs and environments. Room attendant staff was excellent. But we missed them doing all the little extras (yes even the cute animals were missing) to earn that extra tip. Having prepaid tips kind of takes the magic out if you ask us. Every cruise is different. There was plenty to love, and plenty to not love. We spoke with many who had been Celebrity cruisers who all seemed to agree this was not the ship to judge Celebrity by. I'm not sure I would avoid them, but I sure think they could do things to make these new concepts better. I might like to try one of their older ships for comparison. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
The Magic Carpet caught our eye. Eden was astounding. Wonderful show and meal. Le Petit Chef was fun and tasty. Le Grand Bistro was a very good meal and deal. All you can eat for $20. Very long corridors, only 2 elevators. ... Read More
The Magic Carpet caught our eye. Eden was astounding. Wonderful show and meal. Le Petit Chef was fun and tasty. Le Grand Bistro was a very good meal and deal. All you can eat for $20. Very long corridors, only 2 elevators. Comfortable room. Easy on and off ship for ports and embarkation/ disembarcation. Show ranged from good (Kaleidoscope) to so so. The comics were funny. the Beatles show; meh. Magic Carpet was just a movable bar most of the time. No big event. Very windy both times we had cocktails there. The coffee lounge was comfortable with good coffees and pastries. Wifi on ship was very costly and didn't have good coverage. Ship app needs work, crashing and glitches. Ports were well chosen and lots of fun. Guavaberry rum much appreciated. Very good and interesting art work and interactive murals. All in all a fun ship but not a great one. No 24 hour snack lounge. Room bar sparse and cheap. Food good but that's all except for the mentioned outlets. The Oceanview cafe was well thought out and fun. Read Less
21 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
The good: Fast embarkation, very clean, good food at main dining rooms and buffets, attentive stewards, good comedians. Some good shows which included an excellent singer. The bad: Awful ship layout, the balconies are flushed ... Read More
The good: Fast embarkation, very clean, good food at main dining rooms and buffets, attentive stewards, good comedians. Some good shows which included an excellent singer. The bad: Awful ship layout, the balconies are flushed and bellow you can see the life saving boats instead of the water. Some rooms have the “magic carpet” bar passing in front of their verandas invading their privacy. The balconies at the left of it looks toward your veranda. I had one of those cabins even though I payed full price for balcony. Food in main dining takes long. At the gym no special protein shakes available like other ships. No greeting upon entry the first day, just ugly wooden statutes at view. Some ports are bad unless you are there for excursions. San Juan, and St Martin were good. I have been in 20+ cruises and this one stood out for boring, and for its bad layout. 85% of passengers were 65+. Not many activities or amenities around. Not recommended for kids our the young. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We sailed on the Edge to experience the ship and were excited to see what Edge had to offer. While Edge is a beautiful, modern, technologically advanced cruise ship, the experience is slightly different than on other Celebrity ships. ... Read More
We sailed on the Edge to experience the ship and were excited to see what Edge had to offer. While Edge is a beautiful, modern, technologically advanced cruise ship, the experience is slightly different than on other Celebrity ships. Some will like this new experience and others will not. While there are pluses and minuses to the Edge, for me, there were too many minuses. Thus, the Edge will not be my ship of choice going forward. I just hope Celebrity doesn’t make too many changes during The Celebrity Revolution, when they update older ships, to change many of the things I love about the older ships. Pluses: • Embarkation in the new terminal in Ft. Lauderdale is smooth and efficient as long as other guests have their passports and Xpress Passes ready (many don’t!) • Ship has modern décor that is beautiful. I found almost all seating comfortable. As on other ships there is art everywhere. My favorite is on deck 3 starboard mid-ship. It is a display to see what the inside of the ship’s hull looks like if you strip away the interior finishing. Cool. • Elevator bays aft and forward with 6 elevators each are nice and reduces congestion in front of steps • Celebrity app worked well and is convenient to see what is happening on the ship. Only problem is you can’t manually add anything to your calendar – for example you make plans to meet friends for drinks • The new embarkation center on deck 2 is great. Very open and easy to navigate. However, be alert for the two crew doors that open into the hallway by the Basement. My wife learned of these doors the hard way – with a door to the face. • Ships climate was always comfortable • The theater is open with the stage protruding into the audience so easy to see and performers get closer to the audience • Ships stability was excellent. Many times we almost forgot we were on a ship • Infinite balcony stateroom floor to ceiling window is nice but it isn’t a balcony (see minuses for details). While the closet is a little small storage is good. USB power ports and outlets by the bed are great. There is a USB outlet on the phone that you may miss if you don’t look closely. Climate control is good and kept our room at 68 which is what we wanted. Shower in bath is larger and nice. Plenty of storage in bathroom also including a drawer under the sink which is were you find the hair dryer. Master light, window and climate control is nice. Also, if you have the Celebrity app you can control everything except the window from your phone anywhere on the ship. The “do not disturb” sign is now a magnet and is a good upgrade from the door hanger style. Mattress is firm but comfortable • Service was very good overall. Everyone was friendly and usually cheerful. Stateroom attendant was efficient. Bar service was very good at Martini bar despite how crowded it was all the time • The Magic Carpet was nice but not exceptional. Note, they often shut down their bar 15-20 minutes before the listed closing time • Pool area is good, and the two hot tubs are great. Since they are on a different deck they aren’t used as often. Thus, if you make the effort to go to one you are usually rewarded with having it to yourself - especially the forward one - or with a couple others • Food in all the restaurants was very good. Celebrity does need to do a better job with fish which is often over cooked. • Oceanview was hit and miss on food quality and open market style can create interesting (ok frustrating) encounters as there is no traffic flow. Pizza is aft which some people couldn’t seem to find • Having four smaller MDR’s versus on large makes the settings more intimate and is nice for different ambiance. • Fine Cut steakhouse was excellent • Café al Bacio by Grand Plaza has larger seating area than on other ships. It was rarely busy in the morning since there is another al Bacio at the entrance to Oceanview • The Mast grill has seating under cover so you can eat out of the sun however the seating area is very tight and the smoking section is one level above it Minuses: • Infinite balcony stateroom isn’t a balcony, rather an ocean view with a window that opens. You do not feel like you are outside on a traditional balcony. It is like sitting in your house looking out a big open window versus sitting out on your patio. It takes about 30 seconds for the window to open and about a minute for the shade to go up. If the shade is down and you want to peek out while your spouse is sleeping then you must get on your hands and knees and pull up the shade from the bottom. When you open the window the climate control turns off so if you keep the window open a long time your stateroom will become hot and humid (in the Caribbean) • Our room didn’t have facial tissue and the stateroom attendant said they didn’t get resupplied. We had to “steal” one from a public ladies’ restroom. Also, shower now has gel dispenser vs bar of soap. The gel doesn’t lather well • Public men’s restrooms have terrible sinks. They are very low with upper cabinets that hang down to the top of the faucet. If you are over 5’8’ tall you need to bend over to see the soap dispenser -which dispenses very slow so keep your hand there for at least 4 seconds – and rinse your hands. Very poor design • While the four MDR’s have different ambiance I miss the vibe, action and people-watching of the larger, 2-level MDR • Sunset bar used to be my favorite but not on Edge. It has less seating and the best seating is the smoking section. The walkway between bar and rail seating is very tight. Worst is there is zero shade, so it gets very hot. Wear your sunscreen • No Dogfish Head 90 – this is my favorite beer and a treat to have on Celebrity cruises. However, they weren’t resupplied, so I had to do without • Eden, Eden. What to say about Eden. The space is nice but they use stage fog and some weird scent at night. The fog irritates my lungs and eyes and I don’t like the smell. Even during the day you can still smell the scent. The bar is similar to World Class bar on Solstice class ships but their special drinks are expensive and most cost extra over the premium package • Not enough bars. They don’t have Ensemble Lounge, Passport bar, or Cellar Masters. Three fewer indoor bars means the Martini bar is always packed. I enjoy the various ambiances of the bars on other ships and they were very much missed on Edge • Unless you are in a suite or use the spa there is no access for you to the outside on forward decks Thus, you can’t get a forward outside view as you pull into port. There is a nice forward balcony in the spa it can only be accessed if you are using the spa. You can look out the forward window in the fitness center but they don’t have an outside balcony. I guess you now need to pony up more dollars for better views • If you are a gelato fan you may be disappointed. Edge no longer has a dedicated gelato area. It can be found with the ice cream outside Oceanview but with only 2 flavors available each day. They do rotate flavors • Edge does not have the soaring, open grand plaza. Its grand plaza is only open to 3 decks • Showtimes have been changed to 7:30 and 9:30 when all other Celebrity cruises we’ve been on had show times of 7 and 9. We had pre-booked dining at 8 so we could see the show before eating but needed to either cut out of the show early or be late to dinner. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
First we did a back to back so we got to see all of the ship more than once . The ship itself is amazing in the lay out And the ease of getting around. We have been on 6 plus cruises with Celebrity. This is one of the best we both have ... Read More
First we did a back to back so we got to see all of the ship more than once . The ship itself is amazing in the lay out And the ease of getting around. We have been on 6 plus cruises with Celebrity. This is one of the best we both have enjoyed being on . Getting on for embarkation and off for disembarkation was very easy and smooth. We had a Concierge cabin 11177 with the Infinite Veranda we liked because it made the cabin feel bigger with more light . I like the extra room and we never opened the Window because I like it cold . Plenty of fresh air on upper decks . The room itself was very nice. Our bed was near the window so plenty of room to get dressed and easy to get in cloths closet and the safe. Shower was large and bathroom was great in size also. We had early dining in the Cosmopolitan Restaurant at 6 PM .We ate there every meal for dinner and breakfast and lunch on sea days . We did eat at the Mast Grill and also a few meals in the Cafe. Food was always outstanding . We also ate at steakhouse, Raw on 5 , Garden Grill on deck 15 and Le Grand Bistro for lunch and the Le Petit Chef in the Bistro again I would say all had great service and great food. Entertainment was good and looked liked they had some good Activities at night . We are 70 so after the show we head to room . We did gamble some my wife did a lot more than me . Again everyone that worked the ship were outstanding and always friendly and helpful. We always talk with the crew about their family and their kids . The Captain was always around and easy to talk with. Everyone we talked with and that was many couples and singles were enjoying the ship and the cruise. We have booked another cruise on the APEX for 2021 and 3 more already booked. We love to cruise with Celebrity but we do cruise with other Cruise lines . Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
We have never been on a new ship and wanted the experience. We were not disappointed. You have a choice of 4 main restaurants each with its on ambience. The food was great and plentiful. There was no need to spend extra money on specialty ... Read More
We have never been on a new ship and wanted the experience. We were not disappointed. You have a choice of 4 main restaurants each with its on ambience. The food was great and plentiful. There was no need to spend extra money on specialty restaurants. The atmosphere was unbelievable and one could see that Celebrity spared no expense. There were so many different area on the ship where you can enjoy the scenery from Eden to the Roof Top Garden. The only disappointment were the shows and the reason for only 4 stars. They were more of a Cirque du Soleil but not your typical shows. While we enjoyed the dancing and acrobatics, we just could not follow the theme. They were very eye appealing, but that was it. All in all I had a very nice time. There were many venues where you could just relax. The spiral ramp way in Eden at the rear of the ship was such a place with a magnificent view of the plants or ocean from the floor to ceiling windows. I would certainly recommend taking a cruise on this ship, but at a minimum the “Infinite Veranda” should be the cabin selected. This cabin provides additional room space since it becomes part of your room with a window that you can raise or lower with your finger. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We happened to be on the celebrity summit when we watched the roll out promo film for the Edge. We were so impressed that we booked nearly two years out ! The food is the absolute best that we’ve experienced on a ship though this ... Read More
We happened to be on the celebrity summit when we watched the roll out promo film for the Edge. We were so impressed that we booked nearly two years out ! The food is the absolute best that we’ve experienced on a ship though this was only our seventh cruise. On the same note, we’ve dined all over the world and are regularly seeking out various types of restaurants in NYC + and I would say that these four could compete with the best internationally. The freshness, innovation, and service was world class ! We saw no need to even try what looked like fabulous specialty dining. The four themed restaurants were All worth at least two visits which we were unable to accomplish in our 7 nights. The buffet was Excellent with plenty of choices that varied daily. We stayed in an infinite veranda room and loved it. The veranda provided the best of both worlds. You could experience the weather with the upper window down which shuts the ac btw. The view was superior to the regular cruise ship verandas in that there was a much larger viewing area from the seats without the bar directly in the line of sight. The balcony though slightly smaller than average felt much larger and made the room feel much larger as well. I was thrilled to be able to back my Very Comfortable chair into the room area and escape the direct sun without shutting the balcony. The room set up seemed a bit strange initially. There are little cubbyhole spots that we used for shoes. Most importantly ,we had two weeks worth of clothing and we are Not efficient packers! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
All of the complaints that I've read make me wonder what ship those people were on???? We absolutely loved our cruise on board the EDGE. This ship is stunning, the staff was amazing and the food was really the best I've had at ... Read More
All of the complaints that I've read make me wonder what ship those people were on???? We absolutely loved our cruise on board the EDGE. This ship is stunning, the staff was amazing and the food was really the best I've had at sea. I sometimes thing it is easier for people to complain but those that are happy forget to say so. I am making a point of leaving a review because I was that happy with our cruise. I'm not happy about the 10 pounds that I gained in one week but hey, I should have hit the gym while I was on board. We had an Ifinite Veranda on deck 7, 7223 to be exact. Our view was unobstructed, there was a lifeboat right below but who is looking straight down? Not a problem for us. We had breakfast delivered quite a few mornings and we sat on our balcony and enjoyed that space. Space describes it exactly, added space to our cabin. I didn't have to open a sliding glass door to access my balcony, it was part of my room. I also didn't have to see the people in the cabins next to me, we liked the privacy. The TV was huge and we were able to stream from our devices. Loved the bathroom. The shower was generous, did a woman design it? It actually has a bar to rest your foot on so you can shave your legs, I want one at home now. The only thing lacking would be a makeup mirror with a light and magnification. Our cabin steward was wonderful, we always had ice, our room was clean and we never ran out of towels either. The bedding was wonderful, we slept great. There was so much storage. I don't understand the complaints about that. We had 3 suitcases, all fit under the bed. There were cabinets under the piece of coral and next to the bathroom, I stacked shoes there but I wonder if people do not realize these panels open? Generous drawer space as well. We were able to eat at 3 of the 4 main restaurants. The only one we missed was Cyprus. All three were great. We also dined at La Petite which was such a cool experience. We had brunch here one day as well which was great! I had clients on board who had dinner at Eden and they raved about it. Not a big fan of the show in Eden but we left and did something else. The silent disco was fun, don't miss that. Drinks were great, I feel in love with some of the Martini's. Boarding the ship was a breeze although trying to get across the road from the parking garage was a hike with luggage in tow. We did not put our luggage out the night before so we basically walked off the ship, although sadly, when we were back home. We didn't want to leave. My husband is still bringing this cruise up even though we have been home a month. He keeps saying, "dont' you wish we were back on the EDGE"? Yes, I do! We will see this ship again in the near future. Loved everything about our trip. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
Our friends we traveled with booked this cruise and we decided to join them. The four of us are in our late '50s. It was a long transcontinental trip for a week, but we've done it before. We all live in San Diego. My wife ... Read More
Our friends we traveled with booked this cruise and we decided to join them. The four of us are in our late '50s. It was a long transcontinental trip for a week, but we've done it before. We all live in San Diego. My wife and I came in a day early and rented a hotel room; our friends came in on the night before the first day of the cruise on a redeye and met us at our hotel at sunrise and crashed with us for a few hours before we all went to the ship around noontime. EMBARKATION: Wow... fastest embarkation ever (and we've cruised DOZENS of times). From exiting our Uber from the hotel at the port to the time we had a glass of sparkling wine in our hands was literally 14 minutes!!! USE THE CELEBRITY APP and pre-enter EVERYTHING and you will be on this ship in no time. ACCOMMODATIONS: We don't normally do verandah cabins anymore since we've cruised so much... even inside/outside cabins are okay with us. However, this time we decided to splurge this time on the much-hyped "infinite verandah"... are we glad we did it? Yeah. Would we do it again? No. Others may differ with our opinion, but the "infinite verandah" is basically an outside cabin with a window that opens. Duh. We all know that. However, the difference between this type of cabin and a "real" balcony cabin is that for one thing, the bridge can close that window ANYTIME they want to. They did it THREE times during the week. Secondly, when you open that window, the air-conditioning SHUTS OFF. If you're in a real balcony cabin, you can go outside the cabin and sit in the chair and shut the door behind you if your spouse doesn't want to sit in the heat (Caribbean). However with this cabin: window open? No A/C. There IS a door between the "balcony" and the room, but if that window is open, same deal no matter whether that door is open or closed. Plus if you want to listen to the ocean going by during the night, with a regular balcony, you just leave the door open; with this cabin, they can shut it automatically. Okay...enough of the cabin differences. You get the picture. The room itself was very modern. Some folks have complained there's not enough space to store your stuff.... but there are little cubbies everywhere in that room, plus all the modern conveniences everyone needs now to charge your electronic gear and what not. This was also the first time we'd been on a ship where the door opens OUT instead of INTO the room... thought that was kinda weird. I know...subtle, but just stuff you notice. FOOD: 95% Fantastic. The 5% was the disappointment in the "Tuscan" restaurant... we all were expecting an Italian meal, but it just didn't hit the mark the night we went in there. We did only the Raw on 5 sushi (specialty) restaurant and didn't do any of the others. You eat so much on these cruises that by the time we thought of perhaps going to the Steakhouse ($65pp upcharge), we were pretty well saturated and probably wouldn't have enjoyed it compared with maybe doing it earlier in the week. We were going to do the Le Petit Chef, but decided against it as it had kind of a limited menu and seemed more "kid" oriented. You can see how it works on YouTube. Our suspicions were confirmed later in the week as we spoke with a few fellow passengers that did go there and they thought the same thing we had and said had they had the chance, they wouldn't have gone there -- but great if you had kids. We did do the Raw on 5 TWICE (once at the beginning and then again the last night).... yes, it was that good. And our thoughts on these newer ships is that to get REALLY good food, you simply have to pay the upcharges (in addition to paying a pretty HIGH price to even get on the ship). For a week, this was the most money we've spent on a cruise ever and we've got about 30 cruises under our belts in as many years. The Celebrity food was still good even if you didn't pay extra so really no complaints there. The buffet up on 14 was OUTSTANDING with a very nice layout compared to other ships. The pizza area in the back and the Mast grill (burgers, fries) was also a hit. OTHER THINGS: The much anticipated "Magic Carpet" movable bar/restaurant hasn't been working (i.e., going up and down) since January. It did move ONE deck in the seven days but obviously was moved overnight. We had no tender ports and all dock ports so they say that's used for tendering. It was cool, though, going out there to enjoy a very windy cocktail experience ;-) DISEMBARKATION: Very smooth. The four of us hung out in the Cafe lounge on deck 4 till the VERY end, even beyond our numbers being called. This was optimum as by the time we got out of the building to get an Uber back to the hotel/airport, there were hardly any people still around so it wasn't as crowded. So there's a suggestion for you. TAKE. YOUR. TIME. and enjoy that extra Latte on the last day. Also Customs was pretty much nonexistent. You stared into a camera and it took a picture of you and you were done. The ICE guy was too busy checking out his Facebook on his phone to be bothered to ask you any questions.... no, seriously. So all this said, it was a great cruise.... a bit pricey and a long way to travel for a week, but a great cruise. We've now done the RCCL Oasis and now the Celebrity Edge...both innovative modern ships. It'll be interesting to travel again on an older ship, but we've been there before. I think this is a great ship for newer cruisers to enjoy, but there's a lot to be said for the cruises from 'back in the day"... Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
Ship is beautiful. Room was best we have ever had on a cruise. Never had a king-size bed on a cruise ship before. The infinite veranda really added to the room and the experience. Service was terrific. Staff went out of their way to ... Read More
Ship is beautiful. Room was best we have ever had on a cruise. Never had a king-size bed on a cruise ship before. The infinite veranda really added to the room and the experience. Service was terrific. Staff went out of their way to accommodate all our requests. One morning for breakfast my husband wanted a BLT. The waiter did not understand what it was, but brought him all the ingredients to make it himself. The next moring, as we were eating breakfast, the head waiter presented my husband with a BLT from the Chef. Also, I have some shell fish allergies, so Friday instead of lobster I was able to request a fried tilapia dinner. It was the best. Shows were not that good. So much acrobatics. Same show, different costumes. We really did enjoy the Beatles tribute band. No one we spoke to understood the show at Eden. Read Less
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Sail Date: April 2019
We have done over 15 celebrity cruises in past 20 years . All a little different but each one a great cruise . The new Edge is a Beautiful ship with fabulous food and service in all venues . I was hesitant based on reviews and the more ... Read More
We have done over 15 celebrity cruises in past 20 years . All a little different but each one a great cruise . The new Edge is a Beautiful ship with fabulous food and service in all venues . I was hesitant based on reviews and the more expensive price for a 7 day cruise, but I was pleasantly surprised I liked the infinity veranda windows , the decor , size and storage space of the cabins, the 4 main dining concept , EDEN area for relaxation, and the seating in Martini bar and coffee area. We usually do aqua but went mainly to experience the ship We did have a conceige room , which other than a special shower head I saw no difference than a balcony . We did have all the perks which made the trip very enjoyable .. and worth the extra cost . We did not experience any specialty restaurants other than raw on 5 which was excellent and well worth the money . We tried petit chef but menu not published and not the same show as other ships . Disappointed to find French fries on a menu for $55.00 . We didn't stay . We did find the food and service in the 4 main dining rooms exceptionally good and didn’t even miss the Blu we r used to . We did not use the pools , spa or gyms although beautiful,We did not attend the theater productions due to reviews although enjoyed the comedians , musicians throughout the ship , and especially the sea day lectures by Jim Kennedy of the Space Center . Jim is an excellent speaker and an asset to the celebrity organization .. go hear him as he shares his knowledge !! The entertainment in Eden is not our style , but it is a great place to relax and they make awesome drinks. Also the menu in eden is from a Michelin Star chef . we found out too late but wish we had gone. Also learned too late there is an art book in your room that explains all the art around the ship . Took 2 years to collect .. it’s amazing once you discover the book and realize the effort that went into it for your enjoyment . .Our only suggestions to improve is the low lying chairs hard for some to get out of . Beware Celebrity is trying to encourage younger cruisers and children , although not rampant , they are more readily seen . They average age on this ship is around 50 -60 ... but I did see many younger. There are no pool slides or obvious kids activities . The kids programs seem to be “ camps “ with educational experiences highlighted . There are also low key family activities , laser mazes , movies , silent discos that I think families with school age kids would enjoy . It is definitely not a party type little kid oriented cruise line . It is classy , relaxing, service oriented ,not cheap but not overly expensive for what you receive . There are plenty of spaces to “ get away “ and relax or read . The shops though pricey but who goes in a ship to really shop ? Yes there is Lilly Pulitzer and Tiffany’s .. but there are hats for 25 , jewelry under 50 , and plenty of opportunities to spend that OBC .We encourage you to enjoy the experience. The decor is beautiful .. and interesting everywhere. We’ll definitely go again when the next deal comes along . We didn’t go for the ports but It was a great week to experience the EDGE Read Less
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Sail Date: March 2019
Glamorous new ship with a lot of great new features. We did a back-to-back starting March 24th in Aqua Class and Suite Class for March 31st sailing, which provided a good way to see all of the aspects of the vessel. Lack of seating in ... Read More
Glamorous new ship with a lot of great new features. We did a back-to-back starting March 24th in Aqua Class and Suite Class for March 31st sailing, which provided a good way to see all of the aspects of the vessel. Lack of seating in the Martini Bar area and lack of shade on the Rooftop Garden and Rooftop Bar which could be easily remedied. The Captain and his officers were awesome!! The specialty dining was worth trying and would recommend Fine Cut and Raw on 5 for multiple visits. Our own restaurants, Blu the first week, was amazing as always. Great fresh meals with lots of options, but no view. Our second week in Luminae was up on the 12th deck and the sunset views were spectacular. The restaurant itself is very contemporary and the food was always cooked to perfection. Don't forget to see the shows or to dance the night away at silent disco. We particularly enjoyed the entertainers in the Grand Foyer (Martini Bar area), but as mentioned earlier seating was a bit of a challenge. The Edge is worth your time. It is pricey but our thought on this back-to-back adventure was that the entertainment was a step-up from other cruises and the food and service was also improved. 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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