7 Celebrity Edge Caribbean - Southern Cruise Reviews

Traveling in a party of six adults, mid 50s to mid 60s. Have taken about 15 cruises over past 5 years with this group. Have really enjoyed Celebrity Solstice class ships so decided to try this new Celebrity ship. The best part: The ... Read More
Traveling in a party of six adults, mid 50s to mid 60s. Have taken about 15 cruises over past 5 years with this group. Have really enjoyed Celebrity Solstice class ships so decided to try this new Celebrity ship. The best part: The new main dining on Edge is the best ever experienced. Divided into 4 smaller restaurants you can rotate between. Has the feel of specialty restaurants at no upcharge. Food and service are very good. Great idea Celebrity! The not so good: Entertainment, especially music in bars is sooo sleepy. Really really bad. This ship is not fun at all. Would never do this ship again. Stick with Solstice. There’s no Wow factor with this ship. Layout is strange, no real excitement, overly subdued. Celebrity really missed the mark on this one. Plenty of better choices. Unless you want to read books and lay in the sun and nothing more. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
The Edge is a beautiful ship with innovative decorations and design features. The infinity veranda was wonderful for us, but I can see why many long time cruisers complain. It has to be treated as an oceanview room with a full window, with ... Read More
The Edge is a beautiful ship with innovative decorations and design features. The infinity veranda was wonderful for us, but I can see why many long time cruisers complain. It has to be treated as an oceanview room with a full window, with the advantage of converting it into a balcony as needed. The extra space comes in handy. The bathroom design is outstanding and the extra room and storage is an improvement over the Solstice class, which was very good to begin with. The Eden is a beautiful area of the ship. It replaces, to some extent, the absence of the sky lounge on this ship.The elimination of the sky lounge is a big disappointment after being available on the Millenium and Solstice class(except the Reflection, which has a smaller version) ships. The one element of the Eden that is not working for us is the specialty restaurant. It is overpriced and the menu is too eccentric. The four restaurant concept is a brilliant idea. The Tuscan is the most impressive, but all of them are beautifully decorated and the food is excellent. The club is another innovative concept, although using it to host the Captain Club elite+ evening cocktail events reminds you of the absence of the sky lounge. The new walking trail is a great idea and the cinema on the rooftop garden is another great idea, but they have to think of a way of providing some shade to this section. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Selected the Edge for Celebrating a family birthday. The Edge is a chic styled cutting edge designed ship. The technology used throughout the ship is top notch. We especially enjoyed the lighting schemes (wake up, daytime, movie and ... Read More
Selected the Edge for Celebrating a family birthday. The Edge is a chic styled cutting edge designed ship. The technology used throughout the ship is top notch. We especially enjoyed the lighting schemes (wake up, daytime, movie and sleep) we could control from the in room digital control pad or the smartphone app. The ship is adorned with many expensive feeling features and the live plants in the roof top garden are very nice. We enjoyed the numerous eclectic seating areas throughout the ship. The only negative for me was the exclusivity of the front areas of the ship that were dedicated to the passengers in the suites only. The “retreat” may be nice for the suite people but it created a near caste level feel for those of us not allowed access to the exclusive sections. Additionally sail away for most passengers could only be viewed from the sides of the ship since the entire from 25% of the ship is dedicated to the suites and “The Reserve” Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We wanted to try this new ship and it was going to islands we had not visited, Grand Cayman, Curaçao, Bonaire and Aruba. It had three at sea days which we did not mind as we like to find a quiet corner and read. There were price drops ... Read More
We wanted to try this new ship and it was going to islands we had not visited, Grand Cayman, Curaçao, Bonaire and Aruba. It had three at sea days which we did not mind as we like to find a quiet corner and read. There were price drops after we booked so we were upgraded to Concierge Class, cabin 11163. Cabin was very nice and it had the infinity balcony. Mixed feelings as it made the cabin bigger but since it had an automated roll down blind, there was no peeking outside to see the weather, especially if your room mate was still asleep. Also when you sit down, the cross bar is directly at eye level so you have to duck to look out. Concierge class is not worth the extra money. While you get nibbles each afternoon and one free bottle of sparkling wine, it was just OK. Also the Concierge has weird hours and when we tried to change our dinner time from late seating to select, we had to try three times to get it changed. She did not return phone calls so you had to find her during her hours. We tried to go to the Captain’s Club desk but he could not help us. Not sure what he does. Our steward was excellent, Wayan. He was there all the time and could not do enough for us. The first at sea day was the cruise critic reception and while the captain and cruise director said a few words, that was it. No food, beverages, raffles or other items we have had at other receptions. Very disappointing. Entertainment was mixed, the Celebrity singers and dancers were talented, but the comedians were flat as was the band pretending to be the beetles. Also some of their venues were awkwardly designed for some of the shows, such as the Club. Very hard to see the main floor from the balcony. Entertainment during the day was your typical fare of trivia, pool games, etc. Nothing special. One of the best presentations was done by the Captain giving a background on the ship. Food was good and surprising the buffet had some of our better meals. It also had better desserts than the main dining room. When we switched to select dining, we tried the four main dining rooms. Cypress was the best and the lamb shank melted in your mouth. The worse was Normandie where service was poor. The Cosmopolitan had good service but OK food. We did not try any of the specialty restaurants as we felt they were overpriced. You had to hunt a bit for seating areas. The outside lounge chairs did not go upright so if you like to read in a seated position, they do not work, good for sun bathing. The lounge chairs in the solarium, the adult area, were much better and had a nice pool for cooling off and hot tub. It was busy on sea days. We liked to sit indoors at the Eden at the back of the ship. Shops were very high end - Gucci, Tiffany. Not anything we would buy on a ship. The ports were forgettable. We never made Grand Cayman as the water was rough and since we had to tender, the. port was closed. Disappointed and the ship did not do anything special to make up for it. Aruba was the nicest of the other ports and had beautiful beaches to visit. Bonaire and Curaçao were very arid. Fitness center was very nice but I hate when they charge for classes. We did not try the spa. Staff overall was very friendly and Captain was available and frequently walked around the ship and attended the shows. People generally did not dress up for the more formal evening, which we appreciated. Overall nice ship but would not go out of my way to go on it again. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
I would never recommend anyone to travel at edge at the royal suite (12102) if You had a previous experience at other celebrity ships. The problem of noise and knocks in the cabin at night was not solved because of a terrible quality ... Read More
I would never recommend anyone to travel at edge at the royal suite (12102) if You had a previous experience at other celebrity ships. The problem of noise and knocks in the cabin at night was not solved because of a terrible quality of the construction. Moreover, above the cabin there is a SPA area with a lot of movments even at night and as a result I did not sleep 5!!! last nights. 2 first nights and 2 nights bofore end of cruis there was rouph sea so with the movements of the ship left and right there was scratches and knocks of the sliding doors, rocking chair, ceiling joints with the wall etc. I never had these noises even at more old Equinox. And at last night there was a nightmare. The ship goes slow with no waves and I was sure the night will be calm and comfortable but someone tend to make a repairing at the SPA area so at 2AM at the night I woke up from кnocks and repair sounds. Who was this designer to put the royal suite under the area with such movement? Who was this manager to make a repair at night? I pay 22000USD not to sleep well half of the cruise!! At the "Reflection" the Signature suite area was specially protected at night so no one can disturb the sleeping. The overall experience: the balcony area in Royal Suite is incredibly small.Just a small chair (not comfortable but good designed) The rocking chairs near window are not possible to sit more than several minutes, and I struck my legs 6-7 times when trying to go to the window. At night with rouph sea You hear the noise of their movement. It was promised fresh flowers in a cabin, but instead there were several dying plants in a pots without any maintanance and water with terrible look. When I complain about - no comment were made. Terrible. The retreat area is good but too small because the quantity of the suites is double in accordance with the other ships. The coctails at the retreat sundeck are terrible. The barmen has no idea how to make them. I tried them twice and cannot recommend them to anyone there. Self service in retreat lounge without bar is strange. The buffet area was cleaned up at the moment I usually come, I just see that all is taken away. When it is available?? You can hardly mention that something is available but fruites. Alwais empty stainless steel baskets. The luminae restaurant becomes a disaster. A lot of people in very loud not comfortable huge area. The reason is that there are more than 200 suites, this is the problem (in compare with less than half at other ships). But why not divide the area like at the entrance? At the entrance there is the only quiet and comfortable part of the restaurant. Even the blu restaurant (for sky suites - positiones like lower level) looked and is more comfortable than luminae!! I recomend it more than luminae!! All the special restaurants now are terrible, EDEN You sit like on stage, in a bright light. I was told that the light is not possible to dimm so I feel like in mac donald. No cloth at the table nowhere!! Raw, Bistrout, Fine cut Nice restaurants with more comphort atmosphere but also terrible result of design ideas. The idea I supose was to connect You to the area of live music etc, but You can hardly recognise what are they singing there because there is no acоustic at all. No acoustic preparation at the big room area, no acoustic quality of the sound. So when You sit at restaurant You can sometimes just guess what they sing, but normally just hear signs of music. And all is quite loud. BUT!! At around a time of 18:30.. 19 there is a perfomance of the barmens at the martini bar!! The music becomes extreemly loud so I close my ears and they make a show with coctails. I have nothing against. But I am in a restaurant, siting and speaking with my friend and have no idea that there can be some perfomance in the area I even cannot see!! Why me and my friends have to jump after this music begins?? Very strange solution. No cosy restaurant at all. So overall experience is If You never been at the other ships of Celebrity - You will like it. But EDGE ship is done in a way of "desigh first, the comphort is nothing". And I feel that in almost every detail. I can talk a lot of a mistakes which were done while making this ship. Here only marketing and money are the first. Your money. You pay for promising which is not confirmed. So You can try and share your experience. May be I am very critik but i feel that I pay for nothing and min 1,5 more than at the other ship. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We switched from Carnival to Royal Caribbean a few years ago, once our son graduated from High School. Our last cruise was on Anthem of the Seas, in 2017, where us and another couple booked adjoining rooms on the 7th floor. We called ... Read More
We switched from Carnival to Royal Caribbean a few years ago, once our son graduated from High School. Our last cruise was on Anthem of the Seas, in 2017, where us and another couple booked adjoining rooms on the 7th floor. We called Celebrity several times to ensure we had the same dining table and to see what needed to be done to open the door between our rooms. We were told Celebrity needed both of our permissions, which we granted on the same call. Fast forward two years and we are in the room we pointed to on the room map but our friends our 20 rooms away. Also, asked about our dining room and were told we were in separate two seat tables in different dining rooms. We were also told they had no notes of us ever calling in. They were able to get us a table for four at the Cypress dining room, but couldn't do anything about our adjoining rooms. Our favorite parts of the cruise were the state room, the room attendant, the shower water pressure, always having available deck chairs anywhere outside and the entertainment and speakers. The reason we won't be traveling again is the bar service basically anywhere not at the bar. We noticed several servers close to the bar but if you were 50 yards away or more from a bar, good look at getting served. Also being a beer nerd, the selection was about what you would expect at a local pizza joint. One craft IPA, which ran out after day 5 and a variety of all the normal domestic beers and imports. Although our waiter and assistant waiter were friendly and hard working, they obviously had too many tables to cover as it would be sometimes 10-15 minutes between visits. I would have poured my own tea, if I knew where the pitcher was. A meal that could have easily been completed in an hour took over 90 minutes, being topped off with a scoop of melted vanilla ice cream over cherries jubilee. I'm not a huge escargot fan but the escargot was the one dish that hit out of the park. Everything else was average or below average. Lastly, the ship has a rooftop garden, with a large screen screen for movies. Unfortunately, the person who designed the wooden reclining bench chairs obviously never sat in them. They are pleasing to the eye, but not to the body. That's pretty much my synopsis, beautifully designed ship but not necessarily functional. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Pros: Beautiful new ship. Beautiful theatre with great entertainment. Great food. Great staff. Wash stations with soap and water at Ocean Cafe. 4 “Main” Dining rooms, 3 with small fixed menus plus the daily changing main menu ... Read More
Pros: Beautiful new ship. Beautiful theatre with great entertainment. Great food. Great staff. Wash stations with soap and water at Ocean Cafe. 4 “Main” Dining rooms, 3 with small fixed menus plus the daily changing main menu selection. Celebrity X app to view menus and activities etc. etc. works well. Prompt reimbursement of Celebrity excursion fares when unable to tender to Grand Cayman. Cons: See Cabin Comments. Dining....Food is great but seating is very disorganized particularly if you have Select Dining. One main dining room is unaware of the wait at the other main dining restaurants or if people with fixed seating have booked at specialty restaurants so their tables can be used. Tables by the windows or with a view often go empty while the tables at the back of the restaurant are filled. First night on-board Select Dining group waited up to 45 minutes for a table at Normandie and Tuscan main dining. Very chaotic and many upset passengers. Subsequent nights the wait was much less but still disorganized at these 2. So unlike the smooth seating for Select Dining on Eclipse. Cyprus dining room was much more organized in dinner seating and welcoming in approach as was Cosmopolitan. Entertainment was great. Unfortunately use of smoke in the Club makes it unpleasant as the dance music there can be quite good. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Celebrity Edge Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabin 5.0 N/A
Dining 4.5 4.2
Entertainment 4.0 3.3
Public Rooms 4.5 4.1
Fitness & Recreation 5.0 N/A
Family 3.0 3.9

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