20 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Review from Dec 6th preview 3 night. Bit about us, couple, both 34 and about 30+ cruises between us. Overall amazing ship and overall experience in our view. I do feel that those looking for a more traditional ship/experience may ... Read More
Review from Dec 6th preview 3 night. Bit about us, couple, both 34 and about 30+ cruises between us. Overall amazing ship and overall experience in our view. I do feel that those looking for a more traditional ship/experience may not find it on this modern ship. Modern in design and culture/vide reflected in activities, drinks, music, shows etc. Embarkation - in new Fort Lauderdale terminal was a breeze. Curb to ship on 2 mins! Using the celebrity app we completed all forms, photo and passport ahead and literally just walked on. Seapass was waiting for us at room in a sealed envelope. App was great. No issues. Stateroom - Infinite veranda. Design is subjected but we loved it. Clean, bright, modern. For two lots of storage, perhaps not for a longer cruise. Bathroom was good size, large shower. New sliding window veranda has pros and cons and won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. There are traditional balcony rooms available. We liked it as felt made room feel bigger and very airy little frames/superstructure In way of views. In port we did experience the window close and be deactivated for a few hours, I can see how this would be annoying. Dining - we didn’t get chance to try any speciality dining but the 4 main dining rooms where great. Each has 10% of the menu exclusive to that restaurants “theme” (French, Italian, Greek, contemporary American) the rest is the same across each restaurant but changes nightly. With some classics served every night. Entertainment - main shows had some great talent! Overall all the entertainment is contemporary. Think pool side DJs/singer performing vocal house mixes, club played EDM and Eden is Immersive “theatre” that millennials lap up but other just won’t get. Again we loved it just a super cool space, vibe and unique cocktails. Overall we loved everything about this ship, it is a game changer in the cruise business in our view there isn’t anything like it currently (maybe virgin voyages once they launch) and it will divide opinion especially with those used to how celebrity has done things in the past. Go with an open mind and enjoy! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
When only the best will do you have to try the new Celebrity Edge.From the magnificent terminal to the unbelievable ship itself get ready to be blown away...We had a S3 sky suite #8200 which was by far the best sky suite we have ever had ... Read More
When only the best will do you have to try the new Celebrity Edge.From the magnificent terminal to the unbelievable ship itself get ready to be blown away...We had a S3 sky suite #8200 which was by far the best sky suite we have ever had and was in fact as good as any Celebrity suite we have had on previous cruises.. Dining at the illumini was great.The food, the waiters by far the best in the whole fleet . We have tried at least seven different cruise line and sailed some forty plus times so nothing it exactly new to us or at least that's what we thought ..but a walk thru Eden or dare we say drinks on the magic carpet awakens your senses to the wonders of the sea and the ships that Celebrity sails upon it. Three days offers only a taste to wetting your plate and thier seven day offerings will also seem way to short for the full exploration of this might so well named beauty ....It does in fact take one to THE EDGE Read Less
13 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
The ship is beautiful and decorated in a unique style that leans more to contemporary. Our Deluxe Oceanview cabin had a huge round opening where the top half was open and the bottom served as the railing for the verandah. The verandah was ... Read More
The ship is beautiful and decorated in a unique style that leans more to contemporary. Our Deluxe Oceanview cabin had a huge round opening where the top half was open and the bottom served as the railing for the verandah. The verandah was EXTREMELY small with just enough room to sit and not move in the 2 chairs w/mini table. Unlike other ships. the chairs on the verandah were padded and pretty stylish. The bathroom was gorgeous. Now to the cruise itself. The food quality in the dining rooms and even at the buffet was really, really good and the service/staff were superior. Always smiling, energetic and upbeat. We found the evening shows to be poor. One night a guy singing songs we have never heard except for an occasional Bruno Mars song. Another night a woman singing with backup but she seemed to be pushing a message about equality; me too; etc. We don't attend shows to hear messages about how one should think/behave. Basically the shows had little to no dancers and seemed to rely a lot on technological moving screens behind the singer. Many people walked out during the shows. The other negative was other than casino or lounging at the pool, there was nothing to do on sea day. There were hourly things listed but there were auctions, lectures on face care, acupuncture-all things that lead to selling you products. No bingo, pool games, trivia contests, no library. I think if you have more than 1 sea day you will be bored. That said, overall we did enjoy it and would book the Edge again. Read Less
25 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
I've been monitoring this ship's construction for a long time and was very excited to experience it to see if it lived up to the hype. Some areas did. Others did not. Overall I felt it was a swing and a miss. I also think your ... Read More
I've been monitoring this ship's construction for a long time and was very excited to experience it to see if it lived up to the hype. Some areas did. Others did not. Overall I felt it was a swing and a miss. I also think your experience - and the reason the reviews on this ship are so varied - will depend on your choice of cabin. More on that later. I should preface this by stating that we were in an Infinite Veranda. I think anyone staying in a traditional balcony room - or better a Suite class or higher - will end up with a much better experience. The new terminal - Port 25 - is beautiful. We used the Mobile App to do our online check-in ahead of time. We also had Expedited Arrival. It was incredibly easy. Being a 3 day cruise we had carry-on luggage. So we walked into the terminal, showed our passport and Mobile Pass, and waited. We got there a bit early but did not have to wait too long before they let us get on the ship. I highly recommend using the Mobile App and online check-in. The Mobile App was super useful the entire time during the cruise. We loved it. The overall design of the Edge is stunning. Highlights include the Grand Plaza, Eden, Magic Carpet, Resort deck, and the Oceanview Cafe. The look and feel was very much boutique high end hotel rather that cruise ship. Kudos to the design team for their efforts. Just on visual design alone the ship gets 5 stars. There is nothing else like it. We dined in four areas - Cosmopolitan (one of the main dining rooms), Oceanview Cafe (the buffet), Petit Chef (extra pay), and Eden Cafe (lunch). The food was consistently fantastic everywhere we dined. Absolutely no complaints. The buffet area has to be one of the best ever. The 2 story soaring ceilings really open the space up. Instead of the traditional port/starboard cafeteria style lines, the Cafe is more of an open market area that cuts across the entire ship. None of the "sorry this side is closed go around" to deal with. Le Petit Chef is the restaurant where they use Skullmapping technology to beam a 3D-ish "show" onto your table and plate. It was very entertaining and the food was great. I recommend it. Eden Cafe was tasty but the salads were small. This was only for the lunch in the cafe, but it is a nice break if you want something light. There is also an extra-pay Eden restaurant for dinner, but we did not do that. We took in one show - The Jewelry Box - in the main theater. The theater itself is spectacular. The A/V experience was excellent. We did the first show of the night and the audio balance between vocals and music were off, drowning out some of the singers. It's a Preview cruise, so there were bound to be bumps. We heard the second show was better. We did not do the shows in Eden. To be honest, they just looked very weird. Eden itself is stunning. The entire multilevel design gives you endless spaces to relax, read, or socialize. It will be interesting to see if the show they do at night becomes a recurring thing or they change it to something else. I did not hear anyone praising it. I feel Eden and the Magic Carpet will be true highlights of all of the Edge class ships. Eden does indeed change in look and feel depending on the time of day. We did not dine on the Magic Carpet but we stopped in for cocktails during the day at sea. Here's a tip for you - if the daily agenda shows the MC will be doing both lunch and dinner that day, they will keep it parked on Deck 5. Lunch will end at 1:30pm and they will need to reset it. By 2pm it was open for drinks. Probably until 5 or 5:30 until they had to set up for dinner. At least that was our experience on our 3 night cruise. Sitting out there was fantastic. It was an almost surreal experience to look back at the side of the ship. We had champagne and watched the sun begin to set. It is a beautifully designed space. The Grand Plaza is wonderful. Of all of the spaces on the ship this one felt like it was perfectly designed. I wouldn't change a thing. Nothing but applause. I also want to praise the staff. They were fantastic. The team working the Martini Bar was highly entertaining as well. So far so good. So where does it start to fall down? A few areas: Design As gorgeous as the ship is, some of the design choices did not follow the "form follows function" rule. Meaning they picked something fantastic looking at the expense of usability: - The martini shaped hot tubs are two flights up from the pool. If you are relaxing poolside and feel like getting in the tub it is a very long way away. So if you see an empty or almost empty tub, it will most likely be full by the time you make it up there. - The jogging/walking track seems like a great idea, however half of the time it also doubles as the primary traffic area. Meaning there are long sections of the track that do double duty as a walkway. That beautiful ramp up to the forward hot tub is a perfect example. It is very narrow - the width of the track. So if someone is truly trying to jog/run they will constantly have to stop or ask people to move. You cannot go around them because there is no room to. This is very different from a dedicated properly designed sports deck/track. We tried to do a power walk for 9 laps and kept running into a cluster of women blocking both lanes talking as they strolled. Too much of that track is walled in on both sides, making it rather useless for true exercise use. - The cabanas are beautiful, but that area also serves as the forward/aft walking area on the starboard side of the Resort deck. So when that area is closed off (for either a private event or a day at sea cabana use) you have to either plan to walk on the port side of the ship, or maneuver through the chairs and starboard side of the pool. This may sound minor, but it was very obvious that people were grinding to a halt as they tried to maneuver through the pool deck front to back on the starboard side because they could not walk the path through the cabana section. - There is no stage in the pool area. If that is by design, then why do you schedule performers there? They end up putting them at this portable podium to the right of the pool bar in-between 2 sets of stairs. When the cabanas are closed you have tons of foot traffic walking right past them to either get to the Mast Grill or the Solarium or to go upstairs. Even with the cabana section open, you still have a lot of people walking less than a foot from the entertainers. That entire forward/starboard corner of the pool is a traffic jam area. - The Rooftop Garden is beautiful but seems like a wasted space. For some odd reason they chose to put an extra-pay restaurant at the back of it. I think it was something like $45 for gourmet burgers and stuff. There is no bar to sit at in this area. You can go around to the Sunset Bar and then come back to the Garden area with a drink if you wanted to. We tried to watch a movie there one night but found it to be an odd uncomfortable place to sit. - If you are not Suite class or higher, the only way to look out the front of the ship is from the Fitness Center. There is no bar or lounge for those of us in "steerage" to enjoy. That is all reserved for those in first class. Or pay to get into the Thermal Spa at the front. - There is no type of library or dedicated quiet space. Eden has lots of quiet areas - unless there is some event going on. And we did see a few nooks and crannies off to the side in a few spots. But if you really want to go browse some books or newspapers or even bring your Kindle to read in peace, you were pretty much out of luck. Bars: The bars are beautiful and well staffed, however there are simply too few of them. By our count there are 2 indoor and 2 outdoor. Indoor you have the Martini and Eden bars. There is also the Casino bar, but the bar top is covered in gambling games. I don't really consider it a true lounge area. There is a cafe off of the Grand Plaza that also serves coffee/dessert type alcoholic drinks. But it overlooks the Martini bar, and more importantly it does not have a bar top to sit at. Outside you have the Pool bar and the Sunset bar. The Sunset bar was quite large and did have a nice view. Magic Carpet only serves as a bar intermittently depending on the time of day since it also doubles as a restaurant. It seems closed most of the time. And ... that was it. There are no other lounges anywhere, unless you are in a Suite class or higher. We ended up in the Martini or Sunset bar anytime we wanted a drink. We did one in Eden, but most of the time we went back there they would have this odd incense wafting around. The smell was a big turn off so we only tried it once. We did manage to do the Magic Carpet the only afternoon we saw it open for drinks, and it was great. Cabin: The Infinite Veranda (IV) is not a balcony room. In our opinion it sits somewhere between an ocean view and a balcony class room. Unfortunately Celebrity has made the bulk of the ship IV type rooms. It will be interesting to see how the public reacts. It was a love/hate for us. What works: It is tastefully styled. The bathroom is big with a huge shower. We had the room set up for 2 twins. The rooms alternate so you end up with the bed either near the closet or near the window. (Go with near the closet.) The closet itself seemed a bit small but there were tons of drawers and other storage areas. The room darkening blind really blackens out the room. Perfect for a daytime nap. The technology with the touch panel - or the Mobile App - to run things like the lights and power window shade are great. When you have the bifold doors open the room feels so much bigger. It really is breathtaking with the floor to ceiling windows. Open that window up and then, yes, the room suddenly connects to the air and sea and you feel like the entire room is a big balcony. We also found it much more private than a standard balcony. You really were never bothered by your next door neighbors when outside. Because you weren't really outside on a balcony. You were in a room looking out a window. Which brings me to ... What doesn't work: Others have pointed this out but I feel it needs repeating. In a traditional balcony room, if you wake up early and want to step outside to enjoy your balcony, you cannot do it in an IV room. The current design prevents this. The room darkening blind is against the window. So if you would like early morning fresh air you have to raise the blind, and then lower the window. Your cabin-mate will wake up from either the noise or the light. The bi-fold doors can be closed, but they are not super thick. And with no curtain ... This is where the room fails the "balcony" test. In reality it is an Ocean View room with a window you can lower. It is a fantastic floor to ceiling window. But it is a window, not a balcony. Using the bi-fold doors was fussy. You have to constantly move the furniture around to do the blind, bi-folds, or power shade. It wasn't worth the effort. We never used the bi-fold doors. I was the early riser and would simply go upstairs to sit and enjoy coffee seaside. Here is the other huge problem we ran into with this cabin design. In a traditional balcony room, if your outer door/window are dirty, the steward will have that cleaned when the room is serviced. With these floor to ceiling windows, the only way to clean them is with an external window washing machine. Your window must be closed for this. Now, you would think this would be a fast process. You would be wrong. We were docked in Nassau for 9 hours. At 10am we attempted to lower our window. We could not. They can override it centrally. A message on the touch panel told us it was disabled. Window washing time. We went into town. Came back 2 hours later. Still locked out. It stayed that way until 4pm. So for 6 of the 9 hours we were in port we could not sit on our "balcony." It's possible it freed up before 4pm, but by 2pm we had given up. The point is that in a traditional balcony room you are not shut out from using it for half the day. This is where the entire "veranda" label falls apart for me. Another issue is the door to the bathroom uses magnets to close it. Slick. Until it is 2am and someone gets up to use the bathroom. There is NO way to quietly close that door. The magnets slam it shut every single time. This should be an easy fix. One last minor problem is that the safe in the closet was the smallest I have ever encountered. It wouldn't even hold an iPad. I think Celebrity can make a couple of simple changes - even retrofitted on the Edge - to make the IV room more usable. Add a curtain in front of the bi-fold doors. This would at least allow someone to go outside and keep the room somewhat dark while the other person sits inside. They also need to revamp the window washing schedule. We were at the forward end of the ship. The IV rooms go the entire length. Were all room windows locked shut until every single one was cleaned? Can they change this? It was a 3 night cruise with 1 port and we could not use our balcony most of the time in port. What will a 7 night cruise look like? Oh, and figure a way to dampen the magnet latching bathroom door. I think the Edge has a lot to offer. I know they have 3 more sister ships planned. My advice to cruisers is to really think about the design limitations of an IV room prior to booking one. I would never get one again. Maybe if they put a curtain in and changed the window washing schedule. But I much prefer a standard balcony. If everyone in the cabin is on the same schedule, the IV room may be perfect for you because you won't feel like you are prevented from using the balcony while others sleep. Just be aware of the window washing issue. Or get a regular balcony room. Or get Suite class or higher to have more options for bars/lounges as well as access to the front of the ship. My advice to Celebrity is to consider adding more lounges to the upcoming sister ships. Ditch a couple of those extra-pay restaurants for some unique lounges. Add a library/quiet area back in. Let those of us in steerage access the front of the ship somehow. And figure out a way to darken the IV room at the bi-fold door area. Or reduce the number of IV rooms with true balcony ones. Maybe you can cluster the IV rooms together to make window washing faster. Who knows. But I felt the IV room was not a balcony room, and you need to either change your marketing or change the room design. I most likely will not sail the Edge again. If I did I would get a regular balcony room. Or if I could afford it I would do the Single person IV room. But the lack of bars/lounges got boring during a 3 night cruise. I cannot imagine what a 7 night would be like. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Have cruised quite a bit across multiple lines so I feel that I have something to compare to. We booked this cruise for next month the day she went on sale and when the Previews came out we thought it would be a great way to try it before ... Read More
Have cruised quite a bit across multiple lines so I feel that I have something to compare to. We booked this cruise for next month the day she went on sale and when the Previews came out we thought it would be a great way to try it before boarding with our group for a week. This ship did not disappoint! All those who are ragging on every little detail, the ship is new, the technology is being updated daily, the staff is trying to learn as much as they can but so many of us are so well informed they might have a challenge catching up! Loved the elegance and beauty in so many areas....although our 3 day was filled with corporate and industry, I know the feel will be so much different when we're onboard with all the vacationing crowds...living in Vegas I know how it feels to be in a beautiful space taken over by bathing suited partiers! As soon as we boarded had to have a drink on the Magic Carpet...unfortunately we didn't get a chance to experience while sailing but will when we go back next month. The cabins are really nicely done. Had a Panoramic Oceanview (next month it'll the the Infinite Veranda) and it was nicely done...loved the technology box on the desk and the fact there's USB plugs on the side of the phone as well as one side of the bed. the outlet in the bathroom is GREAT!!! Where do you ever see a regular 110 outlet in the bathroom? And a drawer for things as well as plenty of shelf space....event little hooks in the shower for the loofah or body sponge. Loved the Martini Bar that fills the atrium although the bar stool cushions slope towards the bar so you feel like you're sliding off, and you just started drinking! Interesting that they have two sizes of Martini...the larger is $18 so when we have the drink package we'll stick to the regular $15 size. All the MDR's seem nice, we only did two but service was excellent and food was very tasty. Oceanview Buffet is gorgeous...nicely done although I'm wondering when the ship is filled how it will seem but the décor is gorgeous with multiple areas to sit and varied seating options also. And loved Le Petit Chef...was fun and interesting, not sure I'd do it over and over unless with others who wanted to experience. Visited Eden but not for more than and hour one night, show was....different? Eden Café will be a nice option for lunch and breakfast...very nice menu. Eden Bar had a very different menu, some drinks are very pricey but it's all about the experience as well! And the theatre is beautiful, much smaller than others and nicely appointed, didn't see anywhere that had a blocked view so that's perfect! Entertainment is definitely different,..and time will tell! And Rooftop Garden was beautiful, especially with entertainment; one guitarist was 'perched' inside one of the decorative items...nice relaxing area as is the Grill although not sure I'd want to pay the money to 'dine' there. Celebrity is using a new Spa company out of Miami...the Spa is HUGE and beautiful and the prices go along with that.... We had a few issues with the app. The guy in the I Lounge couldn't help so we went to guest services, a couple times, they were very very helpful and friendly, and the tech expert came out and fooled with our phones. Said they're updating the app daily and as time goes by more and more will be possible on it...like the messaging to others onboard. I think this will be a different class and experience and not the right 'cup of tea' for some...but I really believe this ship cannot be judged based on a 2 or 3 day Preview...and we all know that new ships need the 'shake down' period to figure things out...to expect everything to run smoothly right away is not the way to go...will be interested to see how my 'avid cruising friends' sailing in April will feel and what their experience will be! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2018
We choose a suite with its large room and outfacing bed. The bathroom with its separate water closet, double sinks, and large tub was impressive. The wood rocking chair was a nice touch but, being oversized it did get in the way. The ... Read More
We choose a suite with its large room and outfacing bed. The bathroom with its separate water closet, double sinks, and large tub was impressive. The wood rocking chair was a nice touch but, being oversized it did get in the way. The Suites Retreat and sundeck was outstanding, no kids, no crowds, simply fantastic. The Cuisine as usual was wonderful and one of the reasons we choose Celebrity. We ate at the suites only Luminae Restaurant every night and 2 lunches. We can honestly say we enjoyed everything we choose off the menu were served extra except the beet sorbet. We have been on 3 Celebrity cruises and find that the speciality restaurants to be nothing any more special that their limited ethnic cuisine. Shopping on the ship was definitely upscale. My thoughts if I want to shop at Cartier I would go to one in my town. I understand most people don’t have a Cartier near them so they may find it more to their liking. The staff was outstandingly, friendly, corporative, other than the mix ups and some lack of complete knowledge of the ship. Our butler and stewart were fantastic. We can’t wait for next fall to take a seven day aboard the Edge. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Being very early bookers of the Edge's "maiden voyage" (like many, we booked the day the itinerary was first released), my husband and I decided to add this 3-day "preview" cruise as a 1st leg to our Dec. 9th Edge ... Read More
Being very early bookers of the Edge's "maiden voyage" (like many, we booked the day the itinerary was first released), my husband and I decided to add this 3-day "preview" cruise as a 1st leg to our Dec. 9th Edge sailing. In short, we are very glad that we took the plunge, as it granted us a little more time to experience and enjoy the Edge and all of its thoughtful design features... in particular, the Edge's new Infinite Verandah (IV) cabin. Favorite public space on the ship: Eden. It's just a wonderful place to hang out and relax in during the day. I especially appreciate Celebrity setting aside 3 levels of primo public deck space so that it can be enjoyed by all... without need of booking a specialty restaurant (like Tuscan) to enjoy the gorgeous aft view. I'm looking forward to trying Eden out in the evening during our Dec 9th sailing. Other honorable mention: believe it or not... the disembarkation area on Deck 2, which is used during days in port. Very spacious. Dining: Our dining plan for this preview sailing was to experience all 4 "main" dining rooms, (which we did) -- saving the specialty restaurants for the 2nd leg of our Edge cruise. My husband booked reservations months in advance... and this worked well for us. Had we waited till we were on the ship, we would have been dining around 9 pm! It helps to book early! We dined in Cyprus the 1st evening, Normandie the 2nd, Tuscan on our final evening and Cosmopolitan one day at breakfast. We experienced no long, check-in lines ...maybe because of our early reservation time (6 pm, all 3 evenings) -- the dining rooms (as with all of Edge's interior spaces) are just gorgeous. No surprise there.... all Celebrity ships share this trait. All 3 evenings... the food was good and the service, excellent. We mostly limited our selections to the special features offered by each dining venue -- my favorite food item served was a Greek dessert offered only in Cyprus -- a simple serving of Greek yogurt topped with honey and nuts (walnuts?) -- maybe because it reminded me a little of a not-so-sweet version of the baklava that i once enjoyed as a child. We also had a few quick meals at Oceanview -- the new layout with clearly marked signs (Asian, Indian, Grill, Bakery, etc.) quickly help orient diners to areas of interest. ( The pizza did take a little while to find... since it's located aft.... away from the other buffet areas.) In fact, the directional signage throughout the ship is a big plus on the Edge. Entertainment: This is the one area that I wish was a better fit with my entertainment interests ... but this is the case, fleet wide... not just with this specific Edge sailing. In general,. I enjoy good music -- Broadway quality theater productions -- all sorts of motion picture films -- comedy... both improv and stand-up... and even an interesting lecture talk. But Celebrity theater productions... especially since they were brought in-house in 2016.... Not so much. First, the positives: the entertainment venues are all amazing. Eden (already mentioned above); the very cool 2-story nightclub called "The Club".. and, of course, the ship's main theater, which is sort of a theater in a half-round -- with no bulky columns to block the view from any seat. As for the negatives: I attended 2 of the 3 evening production shows... "The Jewelry Box" and "The Purpose" For the former, the singers were good (not always the case on Celebrity ships), the dancers and choreography, also good -- but the show's lame plot... heavy reliance on special effects.... and discordant songs (except for the final song) made the show painful to sit through. Many walked out, part way through... "The Purpose" was a collection of songs sung by a gifted singer -- Ashlie Amber Harris. I sit through 3 songs -- and because they were not to my personal taste, I ended up following others that were walking out. Summary: It's time to head to dinner and then to Eden so I'll wrap this up -- my husband and I are very glad we splurged on this cruise. Though we experienced a few hiccups -- e.g., the time of events on the Celebrity app not being the same as that printed in the daily -- The Celebrity Edge Today -- we considered it all minor. Easily forgiven. Easy to forget... especially with such a wonderful, 3-day voyage. Read Less
14 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We have had many Celebrity cruises over the years. We had big expectations for the Edge. Unfortunately it did not live up to many of those expectations. The shows are horrible. The entertainment not energetic. No rock and rollmusic or ... Read More
We have had many Celebrity cruises over the years. We had big expectations for the Edge. Unfortunately it did not live up to many of those expectations. The shows are horrible. The entertainment not energetic. No rock and rollmusic or soft rock. The beds and pillows are very firm so if you prefer softer pillows bring yours from home. There are activities all geared to sell you something but disguisrd as educational. The specialty dining venues are booked months in advance. So do not wait to get on the ship to book those. The Casino is nicebut the host has no ability to comp anything other than drinks in the casino which we would normally expect in any casino. The cabins are nice. Emphasis on technology throughout the ship amd weird decor through the ship, the weirdest being a hallway with poor lighting and oddly placed metal sculptures. We liiked the buffet. Probably the best buffet we have ever been on. There were no Bingo games but maybe because it was a short cruise. The food was very Good in thr dining areas. It would be nice to have some activities and seminars that are not infomercials. We would not rebook on the Edge. It was meant to appeal to millennials although it did not have any amenities for kids which millennials might have. The Casino was pretty good by cruise ship standards. Coild ise a few more dollar slot machines. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
The term “game changer” gets tossed around quite a bit these days, but to describe the Celebrity Edge, one would be hard pressed not to use game changer as a perfect description to this beautiful and innovative cruise ship. The ... Read More
The term “game changer” gets tossed around quite a bit these days, but to describe the Celebrity Edge, one would be hard pressed not to use game changer as a perfect description to this beautiful and innovative cruise ship. The innovation begins as soon as you arrive at the new, state-of-the-art terminal that Celebrity built expressly for the Edge. Gone are the long lines and dozens of associates at the counter. If you’ve checked in online, they already have most of the info they need. You’ll go through security and then approach someone with a tablet in their hand. If you have downloaded the Celebrity app (highly recommended), then they simply scan your sea pass and that’s it. Actually, it took us longer to get onboard the ship than it did in the check-in area. “Where are our Sea Pass cards?” we wondered. They are waiting for you at your stateroom in a sealed envelope. If it has been tampered with, you are instructed to go to Guest Relations where they would issue new passes. In our case, we tore open the envelope, took out our cards and in we walked into our infinite veranda cabin. Much has been written about the infinite veranda. The idea is to make the balcony part of your cabin. There are doors that you can close if you wish to separate the balcony from the cabin, but that probably won’t happen very often. On the balcony you find two buttons: one to raise and lower the accordion blinds, and one to raise and lower your infinite veranda window. Keep in mind that they can override your control if they so choose. They did that in Nassau where we were told they were closed for “maintenance and cleaning.” We didn’t leave the ship and saw neither maintenance or cleaning. We were not happy about it. If you pay for a balcony, you should be able to use it. All in all, I probably would not do an infinite veranda cabin again. On the positive side, the bedding was heavenly, the mattress very firm (well, it’s brand new so it better be), and the shower was a bit larger compared to Millennium class or Solstice class showers. The bathrooms feature a bar of what looked like oatmeal soap at the sink and three dispensers for shower gel, shampoo and conditioner in the shower. I recommend bringing your own. We also found the cabins to be very spacious with lots of storage all around. Lots of restaurants to choose from, and the food in all of the ones we sampled (Cyprus, Cosmopolitan, Le Petit Chef and the Oceanview Café) was outstanding. In the four main dining rooms you have the standard choices available in all four plus each dining room has its own specialties. Cyprus is Mediterranean, Cosmo is American fare, Tuscan is Italian and Normandie is French. Le Petit Chef is truly a highlight as it’s unlike anything you’ve probably ever experienced before. The lights are dimmed and (for lack of a better term) a cartoon is projected onto your table and plate. During the presentation, four chefs prepare their own specialties and put them on your plate. Then, when the chef is done, the servers bring the actual dish. The only drawback is that the menu is limited. There are alternate dishes you can order, but they do not sync with what the chefs are preparing on your table. All in all, it was rather enjoyable and very unique. We wanted to have lunch on the Magic Carpet but couldn’t get a seat. To be honest, I wasn’t blown away by the menu so it didn’t really matter that we missed it. Instead, we headed to the Oceanview Café and enjoyed more of their tremendously delicious Indian fare among other offerings. One mark against the buffet is that they have replaced the Purel dispensers with sinks where you can wash your hands. The knock is that hardly anyone used them. I’m hoping that Celebrity rethink this and at least have someone encouraging people to wash their hands before entering the Oceanview Café. Eden is a venue that presents performance art. Singing, acrobatics and other street fare-styled performances are featured. For our tastes, we found it to be a bit weird. Plus, once you’ve experienced it, there’s no reason to go back and the Eden area represents quite a bit of real estate on the ship. If you eat there, someone will come to your table and talk to you. They tell you they are from the planet Wu or something strange like that, and we just didn’t care for it. I’m hoping that they do other things in the space like soloists, duos or perhaps comedians. It just felt under-utilized. When you are onboard the Edge, everything seems re-thought. It’s like Celebrity looked at every experience on a ship and said, “how can we do this better or different?” Case in point, the gangway on deck two. Let’s be honest, there are few times that you get off a ship on the gangway and don’t feel like you’re in a dungeon. It’s not a great experience. On the Edge, they have turned it into something that feels like a welcome center. Everything is bright and airy, including an interesting LED light display on the ceiling. It’s actually pretty gorgeous! On deck two you will also find The Basement, which is the teen hangout area. There weren’t many teens on board so I’m not sure how used the space was. It looked pretty cool though. Also rethought is the water bottle. On the Edge there are no plastic bottles. They now have aluminum water bottles (think the aluminum beer bottle) which are supposed to be better for the environment. I like the idea but I recycle plastic and aluminum so what is the difference? The shows were just ok. We saw two of the three that were presented. Both featured lead singers and a fantastic band. Both vocalists were very good but they seemed a bit self-indulgent and chose lots of songs that we didn’t know. Mind you, we’re not old farts and know lots of popular songs. Still, we felt both shows were just ok (with a slight nod to the African-American gentleman who we felt was awesome). For Captain’s Club members, the special cocktail reception that is usually held in a lounge from 5-7 has been replaced. Now, Celebrity loads three drinks on your Sea Pass card and you can get your drinks in any of the lounges, with the exception of Eden and the Magic Carpet. We prefer drinks and appetizers in a lounge instead of the freedom to go anywhere you choose. We couldn’t find a place to sit in the Martini Bar on one night and the other night we didn’t get service there because it was so busy. I hope this isn’t a change at Celebrity and that all future Captain’s Club cocktail receptions are conducted this way. All in all, the Celebrity Edge is definitely something to experience. The style and décor is jaw-dropping, the food is top notch, and the service is amazing. We will definitely be back to the Edge and hopefully soon. Just wow! Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Was disappointed by several things. We are Elite level. There is no elite or suite lounge in the terminal. We were on the ship 15 minutes after arriving. We were permitted to drop off carry on luggage immediately, which was nice. the ... Read More
Was disappointed by several things. We are Elite level. There is no elite or suite lounge in the terminal. We were on the ship 15 minutes after arriving. We were permitted to drop off carry on luggage immediately, which was nice. the main pool is very long. The two Jacuzzi by the main pool are actually a deck above. This was a bad design. Who wants to walk a deck up to get in the Jacuzzi when you are sitting by the pool? The solarium has a Jacuzzi next to its pool, The pools have ladders to get into them. I was disappointed that there were not steps into the pools. RCL has steps into their solarium pools. I can handle the ladders but many older people said the ladders are difficult for them so they did not use the pools. Never saw a drink waiter in the Solarium. We had to go out to main pool bar to get drinks. We were booked into Normandie Restaurant for 3 nights. We ate there the first night. It was good. The second day I called Guest Services and said I wanted to change restaurants. They said just walk into any of the 4 main restaurants and they will accommodate you. So the second night we went to the Cosmopolitan. The hostess was gracious. We were seated in a few minutes. The third night we went to the Tuscan Restaurant. The hostess said we had to go the the Normandie because they were holding a table for us. NOT true. Guest Services told me they hold reservations for 15 minutes and then seat others. I told the hostess that Guest Services told me I could walk in. She seemed very annoyed and told me she could not even see if we could be seated for another 20 minutes. I told her to forget it and we went to the Normandie where the staff was nice. Eden was VERY weird. I think it was designed by an old hippie who use to do LSD. The entertainment was weird in the theater. I am 58. Maybe I just can not appreciate weird artsy fartsy shows. There was no Elite or Suite lounge. The gift shop was ridiculous. A tee shirt was $100, a pair of mens swim shorts was $250, etc.... The gift shop was a joke. I talked to many people on the ship who were not happy with the shop. We managed to sit on the Magic Carpet twice. Once for Sail away which was very nice. The third day we tried to get out there on the Sea day. We were told it was full. So we walked around for an hour. We came back and asked again and were denied. I went out of the deck and could see there were seats. We went back inside and when the nasty employee by the door moved to answer someone else's question we got past her and went out there. There were several seats open. I do not know what her control issues were. We were told to go to the Tuscan Restaurant on Deck 3 for a debarkation lounge. There was only one other couple there. They asked what time we would be taken off. It was 7am. We were told when the ship clears we could go up to Deck 5 and get in line to get off. So the only thing we accomplished by going to the lounge was to put us at the back of the line. None of us were happy. We told the employee in the Tuscan that RCL would walk you of first. She said she was not going to do that. So we decided to go up to Deck 5. We told the employee on that deck what happened and how we felt about it. She told us to stay by her and move next to the wall. When the ship cleared she let us leave first. I heard several other elite members in line complaining. The Cabin was nice. I thought we had plenty of storage. There are USB ports next to the bed and ports on the desk. I was glad we sailed in the 3 day preview. I will not be returning to Edge until a few things change. They do not have purell in front of restaurants. They have sinks in the buffet but many people do not use them. Just a matter of time before Noro Virus is on the ship. Read Less
24 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Total Epic Disappointment as the Edge was not ready for paying customers. There were so many issues during the weekend, they should be ashamed of themselves. We would have never booked a Sky Suite and gotten excited over the Retreat had ... Read More
Total Epic Disappointment as the Edge was not ready for paying customers. There were so many issues during the weekend, they should be ashamed of themselves. We would have never booked a Sky Suite and gotten excited over the Retreat had we known we were Guinea Pigs (I guess the word Preview should have alerted me). Celebrity is way more impressed with themselves than we are. The few PROS as to why I even gave 2 stars is the boarding process went smoothly, the buffet had a good variety of food, the four 'open' restaurants had a nice ambiance and the ship was pretty because it was new. So far, nothing here warrants buying a suite and having a private dining room so save your money and go for a regular room if you decide to sail the Edge. The CONS are too long to list so here are just a few: The suites are way too expensive for what you get which is almost nothing more than a regular room. My biggest disappointment is that the room I booked was NOT as described by Celebrity as I was so excited to have the bed facing the water, as that is what the Celebrity website photo showed. The bed faced the wall as did most other rooms. The rooms are tinier than the older ships! I specifically chose room 6194 as I like the rooms that 'jut' out of the boat so we did have a larger (than most) balcony with open space, whereas many other rooms have a bit larger interior room (tho still small) with virtually no balcony and enclosed by a window. We overheard many people complaining about their balconies. The Luminae 'private' restaurant was pitiful with the smallest portions I've ever seen - truly a joke. We waited over 20 minutes to sit the first day (ok, that's a busy day, I get it) but why have a private restaurant if you cannot accomodate? The next few nights we were told that 6:30-8:00 are so busy to come after 8:00pm. Frankly, we ate at the buffet almost every meal as we left Luminae starving anyway so we skipped it. The Retreat Lounge had conflicting information, some servers wanted to charge us for drinks, some didn't and one couple got charged for water which for sure was free in the lounge. No one had solid answers as they were ill-trained. Our butler was non-existent. Saw him once for 10-minutes and then ended up making my own restaurant reservations or anything I needed. Of course we got charged a large gratuity anyway.... The second day we received a letter that we had not provided a credit card and so next thing we knew they shut down our internet package. This was insane as we had proof that we gave our credit card - so Guest Relations, which was 20 people deep most of the weekend with complaints, took our credit card again, turned on our WiFi and never said much of an apology. That was a fun 30-minute activity on the ship, not..... I can go on and on but suffice to say Celebrity better get their act together as people were so mad at the inefficiencies, slow service, lack of activities, etc. and frankly while people do not spend a ton of time in the room, these are smaller than most other ships in same category. It was obvious that all they cared about was taking more and more of our money throughout the weekend and not caring if the client was satisfied. I will not sail Celebrity again as much as I used to love the brand. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
I have cruised with Celebrity for years. So, like a lot of others, we are curious about Edge. We booked the second 3-nights promotional cruise and find it exceptional. Yes, Celebrity pushed the concepts about “Infinity balcony” ... Read More
I have cruised with Celebrity for years. So, like a lot of others, we are curious about Edge. We booked the second 3-nights promotional cruise and find it exceptional. Yes, Celebrity pushed the concepts about “Infinity balcony” (LOVED it! Like having a private little sitting area), Magic Carpet, dining rooms, etc. What amaze me is the lack of mention of “overall” improvements, like “they finally listened to us”. Elevators are much bigger, got lights on the outside to tell us when they arrive, up or down. There are now signs for room numbers, odd/even in the elevator lobby. More drawer space (though less closet space). If you checked in electronically like with airplanes, there is no counter check-in (room key is waiting for you just outside your door). No one mentioned it, but there is this wonderful walking/running track with slopes (what an original concept). I am gluten free, and they have this little gluten free counter in the cafeteria for breads and desserts. I no longer have to ask for bread. Just need our own toaster. There is also this spaciousness. 3-floor atriums, lots of resting areas, one just does not feel like on a boat where every inch counts, but more like a luxury hotel. Service, as usual, is excellent. The Blu restaurant is great. The dessert chef even made gluten free desserts - banana Forster and soufflé just for me. Yes, I was in Seventh Heaven. And internet, we bought an unlimited time for one device, and it was as good as the internet at home. We did not have time to try out the Spa, but just looking at the names, they got at least 5 new ones that I have never heard of, like Rain, Salt, etc. There is no question that this upgrade should appeal to the younger generation rather just the senior citizens. I applaud Celebrity for this giant step forward. Cannot wait to go back and explore the restaurants more! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Of course, the time and financial effort for a 3 day trip was not really worth it. But we wanted to go on this new ship. From the beginning Celebrity made a big hype about this ship. I never believe these advertisements, so I did`t expect ... Read More
Of course, the time and financial effort for a 3 day trip was not really worth it. But we wanted to go on this new ship. From the beginning Celebrity made a big hype about this ship. I never believe these advertisements, so I did`t expect too much. But to be honest the EDGE is a wonderful ship. I love the design. The public spaces are fantastic. However you can see from the cabins that the interior designer has never equipped a ship before. We had an Aqua Class cabin and found the storage space a little bit small. It was fine for 3 days (but next year we will have a 11 says cruise on the EDGE). I wanted to love the Infinity Veranda. But these balconies are a matter of taste. They are small and there is only a tiny table. You can't enjoy your breakfast on this balcony. The 4 Main Restaurants are wonderful and the food as always on a Celebrity ships outstanding. The service was excellent. We did`t go to the Blu, because its an open room an the offered us a table next to the hallway. On Solstice Class ships the Martini Bar was my favourite at night. On the EDGE it has not he same flair. So maybe in the future the the Eden the place to go. Great food and drinks. But the entertainment programs is - to be polite - a little strange. The theatre is sensational. Running track and fitness area phenomenal. So overall we think the EDGE is a great ship. Not revolutionary (the prices are) and it will not change the "art of cruising". Read Less
31 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
So we followed this ship from concept to delivery and made sure that we were one of the first to sail her as a fare paying passenger. Flight from UK to Miami with BA was great and we stayed in Miami at the Four Seasons prior to ... Read More
So we followed this ship from concept to delivery and made sure that we were one of the first to sail her as a fare paying passenger. Flight from UK to Miami with BA was great and we stayed in Miami at the Four Seasons prior to travelling to Port Everglades. Embarkation whilst busy was good and we were onboard nice and early. Cabin--the famous infinite verandah we thought was quite poor. We certainly did not feel as if we were in a balcony cabin and the doors seperating the so called balcony from the room were a little flimsy. We could not open our "infinite verandah" window on quite a few ocassions due to an override system. The whole concept we felt was a little wrong and a little cheap looking. Nothing else to report on the cabin but all in all disappointing considering the price we paid. Top deck is a little weird to say the least. Others have mentioned that it appears a little cheap and tacky and that in truth was our impression also. They have a massive large screen in the roof top garden that blares out American sports thats sometimes disperesed by some reggae band who had 3 songs in their repoitoire. Sunset bar at the back is not a patch on the bar on Solsctice Class ships. Food in general is ok--we ate every night in one of the MDR restaurants whilst buffeting lunch and breakfast. We were a little concerned about the temperatures of some of the buffet items being served but were assured that all was ok. EDEN--what a mess--what a silly concept, what a silly concept poorly executed--in our opinion. We went once and never set foot in it again--plain weird--tacky plastic chairs, smoke filled room etc etc etc. All in all for what we paid, the service we received, the stateroom we were allocated etc this was probably the worst ship we have ever been on and we sailed on Anthem of the Seas once!! Read Less
18 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Want to start by saying that overall, the ship is beautiful and we had a great experience. Many of the Celebrity lifers who will post online will be critical in part because the Edge is just very different than the rest of the fleet. But ... Read More
Want to start by saying that overall, the ship is beautiful and we had a great experience. Many of the Celebrity lifers who will post online will be critical in part because the Edge is just very different than the rest of the fleet. But different does not mean it’s bad. It’s just different which I think is what Celebrity was aiming for. True positives of the Edge are the service, the food (four general restaurants to choose from rather than just one), the resort deck, the walking/jogging track, the rooftop garden, the gym, the spa, and the martini lounge which serves as a central meeting point before dinner and the shows. Also appreciated the art work and color schemes around the ship. Only critical points are: Celebrity missed the mark with the infinity balcony but we give them credit for trying something new (people just prefer the traditional balcony), the minimums at the casino were too high (they just need to bring back a few $10 minimum tables to cater to a broader audience), and the whole Eden performance arts thing is just way too weird. While the interactive Eden performance may have some appeal to a certain crowd in NYC, London or Dubai, I bet that 90% - 95% of the ship’s customers just laughed at it and left rather quickly. Eden can stay as a nice area to relax at the back of the ship, but the whole performance thing has to go. I bet Celebrity makes this adjustment rather quickly. Overall a great ship and experience. Absolutely loved it. But advice for the Celebrity lifers is to enjoy the ship for the new experience it is, and not to compare it to the other ships in the fleet. Those other ships are still waiting for you to sail on if you prefer them better. And advice to Celebrity is to modify the Eden concept. Way too much space to waste on a concept that won’t appeal to the overwhelming majority of your customer base. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We chose this ship because like most other cruisers we love Celebrity and wanted to check the new ship out. This is a five star, beautiful ship but completely different than other Celebrity ships, which it should be. As with all things, ... Read More
We chose this ship because like most other cruisers we love Celebrity and wanted to check the new ship out. This is a five star, beautiful ship but completely different than other Celebrity ships, which it should be. As with all things, change is hard and people are creatures of habit. That being said, below are the notable differences that may be helpful to hear in advance. 1. There is no longer a grand foyer area. It is called the grand plaza but it’s basically a large martini bar with plenty of seating. It takes the place of a dance floor area also. Also, it’s not open as to where all the floors can look down, I think you can only see two floors up. This area seems to serve as the gathering area for drinks before and after dinner. There is also no more gastro pub, wine bar, or rendezvous lounge. I did miss the rendezvous lounge, that was my favorite. 2. The new bar Eden is just bizarre. Perhaps I am not as trendy as some people but this place is just weird. The drinks are very pricey ( and we had a drink package) and they have caveman and fairies running around. I didnt get it, or care to be there. The space is so beautiful, I personally thought they could have an awesome bar without the silliness. Although little kids would probably love the caveman and fairies so perhaps let them play hide and seek in the daycare instead of the adults. 3. Food was outstanding, I didn’t have a bad meal. The speciality restaurants didn’t feel as secluded because everything was more open. Murano was gone, Tuscan grille was gone, both which were great. We didn’t get to try their steakhouse but heard it was nice. They say they have more regular restaurants to choose from but in reality it’s the same menu at every restaurant with the exception of a few special dishes at each. 4. The shows were good. As always, half the people like them, half don’t. 5. The lawn is gone, replaced by a rooftop bar. Rooftop bar is great but if you like laying on the lawn, you will be disappointed. 6. The pool is much better, one large pool and the whirlpools are up higher to keep it less congested and minimize kids in there. They took away the cornhole by the pool and there isn’t really a dancing area that I could see. 7. The staterooms are similar, biggest difference is the infinity patio. Not a fan, I prefer a balcony. But some may love it. 8. New fitness center is gorgeous and opened 24 hours! They should make this adjustment on all the ships. There used to be a front space on the outside of the fitness center that you could workout on, but that area is now reserved for classes only, and of course, classes are extra. 9. Spa is beautiful! However, you can’t use the amenities unless you buy a separate pass, even if you are getting a service. 10. The new magic carpet was supposed to be some cool bar that overlooks the water. News flash, the whole boat overlooks the water. I think they missed the mark on this one. 11. No glass elevator to see everything going on ( unless I missed it). 12. No library, unless I missed it. 13. In my opinion, less little spots to hang out in. 14. Ocean view cafe, so very good! I would eat here for dinner every night and be just as happy! 15. The decor changed in the coffee bar. Beautiful but different. This is just to name a few differences, I could go on and on. Here’s my suggestion; choose your vacation based on the destination, not the ship. Embrace the differences and have an open mind. Remember, it’s a vacation!! Staff as always, more then wonderful. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
I had never been on a cruise before. A friend and fellow member of our club is a travel agent and suggested we try Celebrities EDGE. I researched the ship leading up to the cruise and couldnt wait to experience it myself. Entering ... Read More
I had never been on a cruise before. A friend and fellow member of our club is a travel agent and suggested we try Celebrities EDGE. I researched the ship leading up to the cruise and couldnt wait to experience it myself. Entering the brand new terminal built just for the Edge, i was astounded at the quick and thourough boarding process. Once onboard, I was absolutely floored by the beauty that made up this ship. Around every corner lie another feast for the eyes. The little intricacies that made up each and every room and hallway were amazing. It gave you an immense feeling of luxury and opulence the are normally reserved for the rich and privileged. I was in a constant state of wonder throughout the three day cruise. Despite what youve read in previous reviews, the Infinite Veranda Stateroom was completely functional and inviting. The bathroom and shower were much larger than what i’d envisioned. The bed WAS a king sized bed, as I sleep on one at home. Now, the infinite veranda... Opening the french doors that separated the veranda, I stepped onto the veranda equipped with 2 comfy chairs and a small coffee table. Opening the large upper window, i was greeted with the sound of moving water and a cool ocean breeze. As far as “the bar” that blocks your view while sitting, I believe the design couldve been built to deter morons from leaping from their rooms to the watery end that would await them below. I was completely cool with the design, and used it every minute i was in our cabin. Eating arrangements could’ve been better. Although we never had to wait to be seated at the open seating restaurants, we werent able to sample the fares of the premium dining facilities due to being completely booked for the entire cruise. I will be completely prepared on our next cruise with dinner reservations and spa appointments in place before embarkation. The Buffets for breakfast and lunch were awesome! The ships staff were the friendliness group of employees id ever had the pleasure of being served by. Every single member of the staff we encountered were friendly!!!! It was a total pleasure. I have nothing but great memories from the past 3 days... i have no complaints, nor regrets. This is a BRAND NEW SHIP. Little issues that others may find life altering, will be ironed out over the next few cruises. She is an amazing ocean liner, that deserves the praise she gets. And I cannot wait to walk her gang way again.... Read Less
15 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
SAVE your money - SAVE your time - SAVE your breath for complaining, you will need it. We were SUITE CLASS guests travelling in a Sky Suite so we had access to The Retreat with our fare. Firstly, lets just say this ship is not your ... Read More
SAVE your money - SAVE your time - SAVE your breath for complaining, you will need it. We were SUITE CLASS guests travelling in a Sky Suite so we had access to The Retreat with our fare. Firstly, lets just say this ship is not your "typical Celebrity experience" . There is no secluded Micheal's Club with an intimate gentlemens club feel. There is no luxurious Luminae Restaurant with comfortable seating, attentive servers and SMILES with flavorful food. There is no special "INVITE" to meet the Senior Officers. And no music you can listen too to relax. The first mistake Celebrity Cruises made was they recruited or elevated staff from other ships that are all PRIMADONNAS. Any HR person will tell you - primadonnas don't work well with each other. We saw staff walk right by others with no team work, no acknowledgments to each other or the GUESTS. The manager in The Retreat was from the Reflection vessel (which he did an OK job) - well on this ship he is in Over His Head. The Retreat was a mess.....No serving staff, stuck up Concierges, dirty toilets, and when food came out - it RAN OUT - and was never replaced. All the chairs in The Retreat are so UNCOMFORTABLE, it makes you want to leave as soon as you sit down. Plus, don't even get me started on the private pool deck with no shade, terrible drinks that you have to pay for unless you have a drink package, and tables glued to the deck floor so you can't move them nor set a drink on them. JUST AWFUL. The entire experience was NOT CELEBRITY worthy. Watch out for the REVOLUTION on the Solstice Class ships. It won't be the only REVOLT Celebrity will see.. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Took 3 day cruise Dec 6-9, 2018. We had a inside room on 11th deck. I liked the closets on each side of the room and the bathroom. Room was ok and got the job done. I can't quite figure out who thought it would be a good idea to put ... Read More
Took 3 day cruise Dec 6-9, 2018. We had a inside room on 11th deck. I liked the closets on each side of the room and the bathroom. Room was ok and got the job done. I can't quite figure out who thought it would be a good idea to put so many pillows in a small cabin. I think we had 14 or 16. Now their biggest problem they are going to have with the cabins is the veranda rooms and not for the reasons everyone here is discussing. We all know you are not to smoke in the rooms BUT we all know some people try to get away with it because they have a balcony room. On other ships you go out on your balcony and shut the door behind you and the smoke does not come back into the room. With this new veranda that does not happen. The cigarette smoke is pulled back into the room and the vent system circulates through out the whole floor. Now this is very had to catch the person smoking and given how much they paid for that room no one is going to take it upon themselves to confront anyone without absolute proof. I can't believe no one on their design team did not see this coming. Now another design flaw is the main theater. I can best describe the seats as being designed by the same person that designs airplane seats. My elbow was in the cup holder the whole time, no leg room and small seats. They need to pull out all the seats and put in seats they would like to set in then maybe they will start listening to some old time designers that know what they are doing. Entertainment in the theater does not need to be lambasted any more than it already has here but my advise would be to bring in Cirque ASAP to save the show. Note: the entertainers worked their tail off and they were not to blame for terrible shows, it it the concept. Floating carpet, hmmm, i walked onto it looked around and walked off and that was the extent of my time on the magic carpet. My guess is most passenger saw no use for this elevator. Cruise director was NA (Does Not Apply) , never saw him. Ship is not a party ship. If your looking for a good time go to the Reflection. If you want quiet all the time with soothing music everywhere this is the ship for you. In the end I was looking forward to getting off after 3 days. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2018
BACKGROUND INFO My parents and I were on the 3-night Pre-inaugural sailing December 1-4. I am 53; they are 76 and 77. I wasn’t part of the original plan but they asked me to join them and I enthusiastically said “yes!” My ... Read More
BACKGROUND INFO My parents and I were on the 3-night Pre-inaugural sailing December 1-4. I am 53; they are 76 and 77. I wasn’t part of the original plan but they asked me to join them and I enthusiastically said “yes!” My husband and I will be on the Edge May 2019 for the Iberian Peninsula itinerary so this trip afforded me a sneak preview. The three of us were in 11200, an S1 mid-ship. PRE-CRUISE We flew down the night before and stayed at the Marriott Courtyard on the beach. No complaints. It was clean, well-staffed, and close to Terminal 25. EMBARKATION Terminal 25 is gorgeous! Suite guests enter to the left and after having carry-ons scanned you are met by a Celebrity Rep who escorts you to the lounge. The lounge is spacious and well-tended. There is a wide variety of beverages like tea, coffee, water, and sparkling wine. Light finger food was available. It was an excellent precursor to what was awaiting us on board. Check-in was an absolute breeze! They’ve made it as paperless as possible. We didn’t need physical copies of our boarding passes: I had them accessible for all three of us on my cellular phone in the Celebrity app, and it worked well. We showed them our passports and were checked in! We didn’t wait long at all before we were allowed to board. I think the time we waited was less than an hour. Stateroom keys were awaiting passengers at their respective cabins. SHIP Port disembarkation area: What an improvement! The space is much nicer, i.e., you don’t feel like you’re in this dark, make-shift space in the bowels of the ship. That’s not to say everything needs a designer’s touch, but typically this space just isn’t representative of the rest of the ship. Edge has changed that. There was plenty of light to review a map or tour information before exiting the ship, and space to do so before queueing up to exit the ship. Well done! The Magic Carpet: My mom and I happened to be walking by the MC one evening after dinner had been served. The staff was cleaning up so we asked if we might have a quick look around. They happily obliged. The view and the ambience was amazing! What was left of the food looked delicious! My husband and I plan on getting a reservation when we sail in May. And I’d love for us to just sit on the MC and enjoy a cocktail during sunset. The MC is just quietly there; I don’t understand what’s not to like. The Edge Cabanas: We met a couple who had booked a cabana for all-day use ($400) while the ship was in Nassau, and a group of two couples who had booked a cabana for all-day use while the ship was at sea the following day. Each had a different experience. The duo who used it in Nassau saw the pool stewards place stanchions with velvet ropes at both entry points of the pedestrian pass-through. Some passengers moved a stanchion aside to walk through, and because it didn’t seem as if a pool steward was nearby to monitor the area the husband or the wife would get up and return the stanchion to its original place. The next day when the group of four rented the cabana they had a different experience: no barriers were placed so there was a constant stream of pedestrian traffic interfering with the view and privacy of the cabana. Celebrity needs to figure out its policy, implement, and graciously enforce. Rooftop Garden: Overall it’s a lovely area though my husband will be disappointed the lawn is gone. My recommendation is to erect a wind guard for diners and some shade for those who may want to enjoy the space without sitting in direct sunlight. One evening there was a football game broadcasted on the big screen and that was fun to watch. The wooden bench that winds through the space is attractive but not altogether comfortable. We didn’t take any meals there so I can’t comment on the food. Solarium: We didn’t use it but it’s a beautiful space. I thought I would be disappointed with the size of the pool but it was just right. Floor to ceiling windows are on either side of the space with deck chairs facing outward (deck chairs around the pool face the pool). The Spa Café is within the confines of the Solarium. Outdoor Pool Area: It has a lot of LED color-changing lights at night. I wondered about the logic of having the hot tubs two decks up. In my opinion the martini glass shaped hot tubs (or are they Champagne coupes?) are akin to something one would find in a cheesy honeymoon suite, and detract from the intended high end resort style of the pool area. Grand Plaza: Simply put, a beautiful area. There are what appear to be sound-absorbing pieces of fabric in the structural mesh that surrounds the space. This is where the Martini Bar is located. I wish Celebrity would have kept the frozen bar top at the Martini Bar. It was tough to get a seat at the bar but there is plenty of seating in the multi-level area, which avails itself well to people watching. I missed the intimacy of the Solstice and Millennium class Martini Bars. Maybe a few more martinis would have helped. Ocean View Café: This was one of the spaces that impressed me the most. I love the hand-washing station, the aft pizza area, the helpful signage above the kiosks, the large windows, and the absence of step-ups and ramps in the seating area. There is a Secondo Bacio within the OVC and outside the main dining hall area a selection of gelato, ice cream, sorbet, and frozen yogurt. There isn’t a dedicated Gelateria near Café al Bacio on the Edge. Eden: Absolutely gorgeous and such a fresh concept! There are plenty of niches where one can curl up with a book, i.e., Kindle or iPad since there’s no library on board. It’s also a great space for socializing, having a cocktail, or just enjoying the view out the back of the ship. I think it is a quieter space than the Grand Plaza. The Eden Bar has craft cocktails with a menu that is a blend between the Molecular Bar and the World Class Bar. Some of the cocktails were priced above the PBP limit to include the $45 cocktail intended to be shared by four people. Will it be permitted to share the cost between parties for this special libation? The Retreat: We always appreciated the intent of Michael’s Club but it seemed to be an afterthought in terms of space, service, and décor. The Retreat on Edge is a breath of fresh air. The layout makes sense and it feels like a comfortable lounge rather than a stuffy club. The color scheme is light and bright with large windows at one end and an outdoor patio at the other. Water, coffee, tea, and other cold refreshments were self-serve. Small nibbles were offered at certain times of the day. Basic cocktails were free for those without a beverage package, but only within the Retreat Lounge (not if they were ordered on the Retreat Sun Deck). The small pool on the Retreat Sun Deck seemed to be just the right size and there were plenty of deck chairs. I think this is another space that may benefit from a small sun shade. There are two Retreat Concierges (João and Denise) and both were exceptional! We witnessed their amazing diplomatic skills multiple times as they diffused several passengers’ temper tantrums and unrealistic demands. Shopping: While I’ve never been a fan of the bargain tables outside the stores on Solstice and Millennium class ships that serve to clog main walkway arteries, I don’t know that I’m entirely pleased with the approach the Edge has either. There’s Tiffany & Co, Cartier, BVLGARI, and a few generic shops containing pretty things decorated with hefty price tags. The prices in this ship’s shops have taken a dramatic pendulum swing from the others’. Somewhere there should be a happy medium. There are plenty of frugal, wealthy people who cruise Celebrity and would appreciate high quality items at reasonable prices. RESTAURANTS We ate lunch at the Retreat Pool Bar Café on the day we were docked at Nassau. There was an appropriate of selections and the portion was size just right. Thankfully this area was under a sun shade. The food was tasty and served promptly. The Eden Café has a delicious and healthy made-to-order menu at breakfast and lunch. We ate lunch there on our sea day and were not disappointed. There wasn’t any table style seating so it was a little awkward having to balance a plate or bowl with a beverage. We were able to find a few empty chairs around a coffee table out in the main area of Eden but a few bar height tables set out at service times would help tremendously. Eden has an outdoor seating area; a tray to carry food and beverage would be welcomed. Luminae has the same delicious food and outstanding service we’ve experienced on prior sailings. When Luminae was conceived and the area carved out of the Main Dining Room on the Millennium and Solstice class ships, it turned out beautifully. It doesn’t feel like an afterthought even though it really was in the sense it wasn’t in the original plan. Conversely, Luminae on the Edge was in the plan from the beginning. On the Edge deck plans Luminae is an oblong rectangle and upon entry the interior feels like the shape on the deck plan; as if it had to go somewhere and that was the last available square footage. Luminae on the earlier classes of ships is awash in warm, neutral tones, and feels intimate and organic. Luminae on the Edge is decorated in cool tones of grey and burgundy, and lacks intimacy. Against the wall opposite the large windows is a row of banquettes placed against a wall that doesn’t reach up to the ceiling. Behind the 3/4 wall with the row of banquettes is prep space for the waitstaff that can’t help but be noisy. It wouldn’t take a lot of effort to design sound dampening panels, and to create them in a way that would provide some subtle privacy throughout the room and bring a more organic feel to the oblong rectangle (a.k.a. Luminae). STATEROOM I can’t say this with 100% certainty, but I think the square footage for this version of the side-facing S1 was smaller than one on the Reflection. This isn’t a complaint, just an observation. However the bathroom seemed larger and made much better use of space. The veranda was very small with room only for two small chairs and table (no lounge chairs). Within the bathroom there is a separate WC, and though there is one sink there is a spigot at each end and it is large enough for two people to use at one time. The shower was nice and large, and had the feature where a passenger could open the mirror/window above the sink for a view while he or she showered. (NOTE: the S1s in the aft corner do not have this feature (I saw one during our Cabin Crawl). The aft corner S1s are larger overall with larger verandas and bathrooms.) There was plenty of storage space for three adults. As the third in the cabin I slept on a pull-out trundle. The discrete charging box with cord canals was a very welcome touch! If I could change a few things they would be as follows: 1) Add a coffee table, or some kind of collapsible table for use by room service. There was no place to put a tray if we had ordered room service. There is a small end table for the couch (nicknamed the “Bongo” because that’s what it looks like) and a small table on the veranda but that’s it. The lack of a table was a common complaint among fellow cruisers I talked to. 2) Replace the oversized rocking chair with a more sensibly sized chair. The oversized rocking chair is aesthetically pleasing and very comfortable. However when the room was turned down in the evening the trundle and the oversized rocking chair created an obstacle course if one wanted to access the veranda. 3) Cut the number of decorative throw pillows in half. Yes, they look nice and I’m certain a team of highly skilled interior designers agonized over the fabric selection and insert shapes for weeks. There are simply too many of them; they are contrary to the otherwise clean design of the room. Further, it is an additional burden for Housekeeping to remove and rearrange all those pillows twice daily. ENTERTAINMENT The new theater is beautiful and it really affords everyone a view of the stage. Sadly, and this is just my opinion, the production we saw was as abysmal as those we’ve tried to watch on other Celebrity ships. We walked out of the show. I feel badly saying that because the dancers and singers are consistently wonderful, and it’s clear they are consummate professionals who love their craft. Honestly I’ve wondered if the person who selects the production numbers is the same one in charge of Celebrity’s website. My husband and I have enjoyed many of the comedians and other entertainers so we hope to see some on our longer sailing in May in the new and improved theater. With regard to Eden, my mom and I thought it was innovative and fun. Like the performers in the production numbers, the cast in Eden took their job seriously and did it well. We really didn’t care about the storyline; it was entertaining to watch the actors walk around and interact with willing guests. My recommendation to Celebrity would be to alternate the Edenist performances with instrumental entertainment, or to limit the Edenists’ performances to after 10 PM. Having the Edenists perform nightly will lose its novelty in a hurry. Additionally, I don’t think I would care for them to interact with me while dining in Eden’s restaurant. The three of us peeked into The Club when we initially familiarized ourselves with the ship. It is a 2-story venue with the ability to handle myriad events. On our 10-day sailing I will have a better understanding of how this area will function. There was a Silent Disco held in The Club; normally this event is out in the open so you can see it ad hoc and join in. But because it was within the closed confines of The Club (and we didn’t consult our Celebrity app, Tsk! Tsk!) we missed out. I am curious to see which additional events will be transferred to The Club from where they are normally held on Solstice and Millennium classes. The Casino is quite an improvement from the Solstice and Millennium ships. It felt a lot more open and inviting. Even the Casino bar was classy. The whole space was in step with the intended high end look and feel of the Edge. FITNESS CENTER The Fitness Center was large and had a large variety of machines. I was so, so happy to see Peloton bikes! Reservations are recommended for their use, but if one is empty you can just jump on. Suite guests can have one brought to their cabin. I opted to use the Peloton in the gym. I took a spin class, and it’s such an improvement having the rpms and resistance projected on the wall. The non-Peloton spin bikes (Technogym) are used in the class. The instructor (Tom) was fantastic! I only walked around the Spa; it looked spacious and relaxing. We will consider using some OBC there on our trip in May. Two recommendations for Celebrity: first, require all guests using the Peloton bikes to wear headsets. There was a man using the Peloton with the volume so loud I couldn’t hear my own workout through my headset. Second, install sun shades on the windows. When we were docked in Nassau the sun was so intense that it made machines against the windows unusable. Several of us looked for sun shades that might be attached to the windows but there weren’t any. THE CREW I can’t say enough about the crew. Everyone worked very hard to make this a fabulous cruise. It was great to see familiar faces from past cruises (like Jose and Vishnu!); we enjoy taking a vacation and seeing our Celebrity family. We were told this Edge entire team will transfer to Apex for its inaugural sailings. As to be expected there were maintenance issues; we observed maintenance staff working non-stop, literally running from one call to another. None of them stopped smiling. The entire crew should be lauded by Celebrity for their amazing attitude and effort. CONCLUSION Approach the Edge is with an open mind. Every ship is going to have things we really, really like and really, really don’t like. Edge is no different. As I mentioned earlier, I am 53 and my parents are 76 and 77. None of us felt like our respective generations weren’t welcome, however with regard to musical playlists Celebrity needs to appeal to a more diverse audience and not become stagnant playing just one decade. There are dramatic changes to the Edge class from the Solstice and Millennium classes, most notably the layout of the ship, open space public areas, and updated color schemes. Conversely there were things that hadn’t changed: the food was outstanding, the service was exceptional, and we walked away feeling like we had an amazing vacation on a beautiful cruise ship. Even with the minor areas for improvement the experience was a positive one and we will be back. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We chose this cruise because of the new Infinity cabins. We loved the modern look and great stylishness of the ship. It really is beautiful. However there were some problems that will probably get smoothed out with time. First, we ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of the new Infinity cabins. We loved the modern look and great stylishness of the ship. It really is beautiful. However there were some problems that will probably get smoothed out with time. First, we had trouble with the dining room reservations. I wanted my husband to try different foods, so I booked 3 different dining rooms and printed out my reservation. However, we were assigned a different dining room on day 1. When I went to Guest Relations to try to straighten out the rooms, I was told everything was done, but I received no table numbers. When we went to eat, we were told there were no reservations. We kept being told we had to go back to our first dining room and stay there. A positive note, however, is that we had a great waiter, Alena, in the Cyprus Restaurant. She was a had-worker, knew the food, went the extra mile to be sure we enjoyed our dinner. Give her a raise! Also, as Elite members, we got a card in our room saying we could have free drinks "Daily" during happy hour. However, on the back of the card, in a footnote on the bottom, in small print is the disclaimer that the drinks were not available on disembarkation and embarkation days, which cuts the days in half on a 3-day cruise. The disclaimer should be up front where is says "Daily" to avoid confusion. We loved being able to put our carry-ons in our cabins immediately when we got on the ship, and as always, the ship's crew gave outstanding service. A few suggestions: more info. in the Daily Planner describing the activities and more to do onboard; less dependence on the Celebrity app; solve the problem of shades in Infinity cabins not allowing a peek to see outside in the morning (they rise from the bottom, so put on those robes); give a schedule of performances in Eden; and have more orange juice in the cafe in the morning. Edge is definitely a beautiful ship, but almost no place to sit in the shade around the pool. The food was good, although the vegetarian choices on the dinner menu were, as always, very slim and disappointing--no more ravioli please!!. I would recommend this ship, but I'd wait a few more months before making a reservation. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We went on the 3 day preview cruise. Cabin was nice but narrow. The window on the infinity veranda was fussy and slow to engage. Soundproofing was substandard as we could hear our neighbors talking as well as the television. Rooftop Garden ... Read More
We went on the 3 day preview cruise. Cabin was nice but narrow. The window on the infinity veranda was fussy and slow to engage. Soundproofing was substandard as we could hear our neighbors talking as well as the television. Rooftop Garden Grill SHOULD NOT be a specialty dining venue. Very ordinary food and definitely not worth the money. Very few onboard activities for the day at sea. Much preferred the Equinox. The prices for the upcoming 7 day cruises are much more expensive than the Solstice class and not worth it in my opinion. Also, the cruise director was basically MIA and the only time we saw him was at the end of shows. He wasn't out and about organizing activities nor mingling with guests. I will likely be cruising with Celebrity, but not on the Edge class. I've also noticed that Celebrity is losing their competiveness compared to other lines in the same class. Will be keeping a closer eye on prices for future cruises. Read Less
65 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
The new class of ship from Celebrity called the Edge was getting a lot of hype so we wanted to go on a preview cruise. We had been on the Reflection in October and loved it. If you like Solstice class, you should skip the Edge. It’s ... Read More
The new class of ship from Celebrity called the Edge was getting a lot of hype so we wanted to go on a preview cruise. We had been on the Reflection in October and loved it. If you like Solstice class, you should skip the Edge. It’s cheap looking with tacky decor and plastic furniture. The ‘wood’ looks like laminate. Cheap cheap cheap. The infinity veranda is a joke. After we boarded, the window was locked per the captain’s orders. It was 85 degrees in our minuscule cabin and we couldn’t open the ‘veranda’. What a joke. The infinity veranda is nothing but a scam to make smaller staterooms seem like they’re bigger. It doesn’t work. The rooms are small and completely non functional. It took me 10 minutes to find the USB port- hidden in a white box on the desk. Why? The closet is so small that I can’t believe it. Back to the infinity veranda - the name insults my intelligence. If you are over 5’ Tall and are sitting on the ‘infinity’ veranda you look straight at a metal bar. You can’t see the horizon. Very poor design. We were supposed to have a queen bed, we got two twins. Staff doesn’t know where anything is. Layout of the ship is counterintuitive. Elevators are packed. Definitely not enough capacity. I’m going to post separately about the security fiasco at the port in Ft Lauderdale. Shocking. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
First of all I have no vested interest with the cruise industry nor have any interest in promoting or cheerleading any cruise line. We were Elite Plus with Celebrity, but that was in the past. Our mission on this cruise was to evaluate ... Read More
First of all I have no vested interest with the cruise industry nor have any interest in promoting or cheerleading any cruise line. We were Elite Plus with Celebrity, but that was in the past. Our mission on this cruise was to evaluate the new tack that Celebrity was taking with it's Edgefication. I won't repeat others' comments. Our comments are for those experienced cruisers who are wondering if the new Celebrity is for them. We booked an E3 IV cabin but 15 hours before arrival at the port we were upgraded to an AQ IV cabin. This lead to initial slip up - baggage delivery Since we had no updated luggage tags, I made up my own and attached them to the luggage. At the embarkation car stop, we dropped off bags and the baggage handler added some more. Bottom line my spouses' made it to our new room , but mine did not. Five hours later after escalating it from the room attendant up to customer service to Captains Club, they had no ide where th bag was. so I started cruising the hallways and found my bag in 10 min in fron of our original room. Upon inspection of the bag tags, someone crossed out our new room and wrote the old room number, Apparently the ship data system was behind the curve Incredibly no employee could figure out what happened. Another piece of data discrepancy was our new passes along with App did not update, yet the shore side Celebrity system was up to date. We'll attribute this to start up glitches. As others have commented the AQ room was small. I cannot fathom how one could take a 3 week destination cruise with divergent weather from hot to cold and contain all the clothes in the provided storage. We would be working out of our luggage. Others have dissed the power window and the shade. It's just plain bad design. Our shade broke the first time we lowered it. The shade is pleated and fragile so it will not last. We were irritated by the constant adjustment of the furniture to accomodate clearance of the shade or closing the bifold doors. the veranda is just too small for two people to sit in. The specialty restaurants we tried were excellent. The regular fair, especially the upstairs buffet, was fair. Carved meat was tough and a lot of food was spiced to hide the other factors. Fine Cut - Exceptional - We had the Tomahawk - ribeye with the bone in. High quality, properly cooked. The $55 pp was justified IMHO. PS the winelist had high end wines that were priced by the bottle at prices I could not buy on land. Since we don't drink much, we tend to buy a high end bottle or two. We had a 93+ bottle for less than the premium price for two. Eden - Aside from the entertainment, the food was a gourmet's dream. Unique tastes and textures, something you would expect out of a 10 course restaurant in Barcelona or New York. The entertainment was unique, but once you realize the patron is part of the play acting, it takes on another dimension, if one gets involved. the actors blossom when engaged. MC - Although we personally did not try it, we heard from others, windy days make dining challenging. The flow of the ship was better than the M or S class ships. Couldn't figure out why but the crowd movement was better. Maybe because the ship is wider due to it's Panamax width? Spa - Thermal Spa was nicely set up but we preferred the M Class Persian Gardens for thermal impact on the body and soul. We found the decor and artwork, refreshingly modern. Very pleasant. One has to have some open mindedness though. Some of the striking appointments and night lighting was very visually appealing. The top side areas are lovely with a lot of seating and space. Wind blast was not a factor in the Roof Top Garden. The WiFi was consistent except when the ship was maneuvering in port and thus drastically changing its position with relation to the satellite. Avoiding the usual high traffic demand times of the day, we were able to successfully Voice Skype with a minimal quality of signal that allowed conversation. The enthusiasm of the crew was evident. and they all bent over backwards to please. Reminded us of the old Celebrity. Embarkation was a none event , but debarkation, with all the hi tech was dismal. Perhaps Security did not have all stations in place, but improvement is neededto accomodate all those with checked luggage. Once the regular pax crowd starts taking cruises, we would always self debark. Since our cruise was only 3 nites, there was not a complement of on board activities. This should be rectified with the 7 nite cruises. Overall, we would rather stay in a suite or a oceanview cabin if we were to book an Edge ship again. Read Less
31 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We booked a S-1 suite for this cruise, the cabin was well designed but the furniture and cabin materials seemed cheap. The new retreat deck for suites was a none starter for us we would rather have the sky lounge back, the retreat pool ... Read More
We booked a S-1 suite for this cruise, the cabin was well designed but the furniture and cabin materials seemed cheap. The new retreat deck for suites was a none starter for us we would rather have the sky lounge back, the retreat pool area has almost no shade. Gone is Morano and Martini bar has just a standard counter top. Never did figure out what the big orange elevator is for. We were told that Celebrity will eventually do this makeover to the entire fleet. The staff on the ship was awesome the check in procedure at the new terminal 25 was great. As for the edge class ship design Celebrity corporate needs a trip to the woodshed on this one. In the future we will travel on M class ships or Soltice as we like the old Celebrity experience much better The bright spot of the cruise was the crew as it appeared that they picked their best for this ship. 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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