3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2019
This was my 3rd time cruising, 1st time w/ Celebrity. The 2 previous cruises were both with NCL. My review is mostly based on the fact that the food is HORRIBLE on the Edge. I do not know how they could've dropped the ball so low. The ... Read More
This was my 3rd time cruising, 1st time w/ Celebrity. The 2 previous cruises were both with NCL. My review is mostly based on the fact that the food is HORRIBLE on the Edge. I do not know how they could've dropped the ball so low. The buffet is disgusting & greasy; the food messed with my stomach. They also don't even have a sandwich station in the buffet, I mean COME ON... I don't feel like eating prime rib for lunch. All of my meals in the main dining rooms were terrible. I ate in Eden (specialty Michelin star chef) , it was so-so. Definitely not Michelin star quality. Raw on 5 (sushi) was TERRIBLE. Worst sushi I've ever had in my life. My only good meal was in Fine Cut (steakhouse) which was quite good and delicious. I also ate in le grand bistro (French) for lunch and that was a better experience. My Microwaved meal on the flight home was better than most of the food on board! ..Seriously! Aside from the food, the ship is nice... but I don't think it lives up to the hype and publicity its received. NCL's newer ships are just as nice in terms of aesthetics, maybe even nicer than the Edge. I also found the pool area's decor to be tacky. When you see it in person vs in pictures it definitely leaves you flat. Entertainment was also subpar. The singer in the main atrium was HORRIBLE. I couldn't stand her voice for 1 second. The shows are not theater quality like on NCL. Some are good, but most not so much. The comedian, Kevin Jordan was the best though! Captain Dimitrios was also a great captain, very charismatic-- which I think makes the experience more exciting. The Ports were also great. Cabins are nice and spacious. The service at first was pretty good, but as the cruise progressed I noticed the quality of service decreased. It's really too bad the ship fell short, I do not think I'll be cruising with Celebrity again, unfortunately. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2019
Oh my goodness there are some whingers reviewing Edge. Ignore them! Ship - beautiful and ultra modern Cabin - modern & spacious. We loved the IV as you get the best of both worlds. Great light in the room. Window was never ... Read More
Oh my goodness there are some whingers reviewing Edge. Ignore them! Ship - beautiful and ultra modern Cabin - modern & spacious. We loved the IV as you get the best of both worlds. Great light in the room. Window was never locked by the captain!! Blackout and mood lighting was v cool. Bathroom was fabulous. Spacious. Double sink. Big shower cubicle. Plaza - awesome. You have to sit and feel it yourself. Look up. Look around. And enjoy. Bands - great feel. Club - cool. Pool - in August so very, very busy. Pool water was clogged as over-used. No pool burners anymore and fewer drinks trolleys. Jacuzzi - simply too hot to sit in so disappointing. Food - passable but not up to our high standards. Had to send a few things back and in Le Petit Chef - which was fab - my steak was awful. Eden tonight!! Dining rooms a bit cramped and difficult to have an intimate dinner. Main shows - ultra modern and setting new heights. 4 amazing voices and best dancers we saw on a ship Ents - generally poor. Cruise Director lacking the presence of others we have seen. Some of his team a bit lazy and arrogant. Pool volleyball consisted of putting up a net, throwing in a ball and disappearing. One comedian on and he wasn’t great but possibly not his fault. Magic Carpet is a great addition. Tenders untra-modern. So if you like modern, just do it! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2019
This was our third cruise with celebrity. We thought the ship,staff and attention to detail was brilliant. However a few things are now lacking. The dress code for one . On numerous occasions when eating in the main dining rooms we had ... Read More
This was our third cruise with celebrity. We thought the ship,staff and attention to detail was brilliant. However a few things are now lacking. The dress code for one . On numerous occasions when eating in the main dining rooms we had people turn up in shorts . One of these occasions was a young woman in very untidy cut off denim shorts. On our last evening we ate in the fine cut steakhouse again we noticed men turn up in shorts and trainers. Children were in abundance. We have two grown up children so been there and done holidays with family but it was really noticeable just how many there were charging around and especially on evenings at bar areas. On our last day after visiting La Spezia we decided to go up to the sunset bar for a drink to be greeted as we were walking through it by a young topless female. I am no prude but I really didn't think this acceptable at all especially when we witnessed a few young teenager s going around and children. Surely the staff should have asked her discreetly to cover herself up. We feel the cruise company is out pricing themselves. On last two cruises,constellation and reflection they had certain events in the shopping mall . There was nothing like this,everything was so very expensive and obviously catering for the clientele were money is no object. For normal working people who have probably saved all year for their holiday it is a right kick in the face. On a positive note we were stuck in Monaco when the sea got to rough to get on the tenders.While waiting for the ship to move further down the coast to calmer waters around a two hour wait till we got back on tenders,the staff off the ship looked after us so well. Food and drink was brought off the ship to us at the harbour while we waited. Would we do Edge again? No Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2019
Embarkation went extremely quickly on the Edge. We did the check in through the app and got the express pass. It took no more than five minutes to go through security and get on the ship. We went to our stateroom and the sea pass cards ... Read More
Embarkation went extremely quickly on the Edge. We did the check in through the app and got the express pass. It took no more than five minutes to go through security and get on the ship. We went to our stateroom and the sea pass cards were waiting in the mail slot outside of the room. The ship is gorgeous and there are many venues to hang out in and explore. I would recommend checking out the show in Eden. It is a little eclectic, but the performers are very talented. The aerialist show in the club is also fanatic. The evening shows are not to miss and are very high energy. The silent disco is always fun. There is a game show every night in the club, but I was disappointed that the newly wed game show wasn't offered! There are four dinning rooms with various themes. If you do my time dinning, you can eat at any of these restaurants for dinner without a reservation. Filet mignon can be requested even if it's not on the menu. Eden has a fee for dinner, but make sure to check out their lunch offerings. There is also a cafe that charges for coffee and drinks, but the desserts in the window are complimentary. The captain's circle party includes complimentary drinks if you are a returning Celebrity passenger. We originally booked an E4 balcony stateroom. We were in 6283 and unfortunately it's located directly above the Eden outdoor cafe seating area. This area is open all the time and is also a designated smoking area. We like to sleep with the balcony window open and could not sleep because of loud chatter from the seating area below. We could also hear the singers from Eden. We switched to 6169, but it was located directly above the club. While we could sleep with the balcony open, the vibrations from the club were a little annoying since it was all night long. I would just recommended staying away from deck 6 staterooms. The staterooms were beautiful, modern, and had a ton of storage. The bathrooms were also a nice size. I didn't really like the shampoo and conditioner offered as it didn't lather up my hair (maybe it's an eco friendly thing), so if you like quality products, bring your own. I wish the beds were a little softer as they are pretty firm, but after a long day of exploring ports, it's not very noticeable. Celebrity does little things to go above and beyond. They are one of the only cruise lines that still place a chocolate on the pillows at night. When you arrive back to the ship every day, several flavors of water, cold towels, and a snack are passed out. In Monte Carlo about half of the ship's passengers disembarked via tender before the seas got rough. The captain tried moving the ship around to decrease the waves and start tendering again, but was unable to safely do so. He ended up moving the ship 8 miles away to Nice, France and Celebrity chartered buses to bring everyone from Monte Carlo back to the ship. It was only a 20-30 min bus ride, but I'm sure a logistical nightmare for Celebrity! It was handled very well with constant updates and a happy hour discount was offered. Disembarkation went pretty smoothly as well. We were given a luggage tag for a time earlier than we needed to be off the ship, so we went to guest services and exchanged it for a later time. We placed our luggage outside the night before and it was waiting for us when we got off the ship. We took the free port shuttle in Civitavecchia to the entrance and got a transfer to the airport that was much cheaper than Celebrity's transfer. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2019
We were three adults all over fifty years of age. We each had a stateroom to ourselves. There are no complaints about the ship and its amenities. It is beautiful and impressive. The food was enjoyable. Some of my gripes: 1. The ... Read More
We were three adults all over fifty years of age. We each had a stateroom to ourselves. There are no complaints about the ship and its amenities. It is beautiful and impressive. The food was enjoyable. Some of my gripes: 1. The cruise was sold to us as a mainly adults cruse. There appeared to be more children on the ship than adults. I have four children of my own, so I know what it is like to be around kids and infants. For reasons unknown to me, management placed three children in a room next to the one used by me. They screamed and shouted on a daily basis at all hours of the day. I complained to management on three occasions but this was to no avail. These kids clearly loved jumping and playing in their room. Coupled with the excessive noise I felt and heard constant dull metal thumps. 2. The advertising spin for the ship and the cruise was that it would be luxurious. If you are against standing in line to get your food or being in something akin to a soup kitchen, this ship and cruise are not for you. 3. The prices for additional food and drinks are excessive. The ship is geared to make as much profit as it can on its guests. The ship has a captive customer and whatever you have to pay, you must add an additional 20% service charge to the bill even if you take something out of the cabin bar fridge. As an example, soft drinks are US$3.90 a cappuccino is over US$4. 4. The excursions are unreasonably priced. The ship cancels booked excursions when it does not have enough guests. They apologize to those who they have inconvenienced but it appears that the profit on the excursion is more important than the guest's enjoyment. There are more gripes but I will not bother you with it. I will not recommend this cruise. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2019
Sailed Aug 10 on 9 day western Caribbean cruise from Rome. As a point of reference I’m 73 yrs old and my lady and I have been on several cruises over the years on different cruise lines. Last year we sailed on the Solstice on an Alaska ... Read More
Sailed Aug 10 on 9 day western Caribbean cruise from Rome. As a point of reference I’m 73 yrs old and my lady and I have been on several cruises over the years on different cruise lines. Last year we sailed on the Solstice on an Alaska cruise and it was our favorite ship to date. We thoroughly enjoyed the Edge, but also miss some of the niceties offered on other ships. Pluses: • Boarding and exiting the ship was the easiest we’ve ever experienced. From the time our car dropped us off at the curb & a porter took our luggage, with our pre-check in express passes we were in our cabin in less than 10 minutes. Same exiting the ship. Luggage tags were numbered with the bus number to board for the airport. Very quick process. • One advantage of their concierge class is that on “welcome aboard” day you have exclusive access to one of the main dining rooms open for lunch, thus avoiding the crowded buffet. A welcome touch, as long as you board early. It closes at 1:30pm. • We were in concierge class on deck 12 port side near the aft elevators. Great location. We liked our cabin layout, comfortable bed, and really loved the infinite veranda. It makes the room feel larger and provides a better sense of privacy. The window is the full width of the room and the top ½ lowers electrically. You can sit or stand at the open window with no one staring at you from above or below as on a traditional balcony, and it’s quieter. The cabin attendant lowers a shade in the evening which totally blocks morning light if you wish, but we raised the shade and opened the window at night to enjoy the cool ocean air and hear the sounds of the sea. The weather when we sailed was great for this, although I realize that in different weather it could make the room uncomfortable because the A/C doesn’t run with the window open. • Dining - We liked the concept of four main dining rooms. Each has different décor and offers a bit of variety, although most of the menu is the same in each, with a few choices unique to the theme of each restaurant. We prefer select dining and just go down to dinner when we’re ready, and request a table for two. We never encountered a long wait. There are several extra cost restaurants available. We had dinner at the Petite Chef venue at Le Grand Bistro. My lady thoroughly enjoyed it, and the food was good also, although they did have to re-do my steak which came out very rare when I ordered med rare. We also had lunch there one day. Very nice menu and the food was distinctly better than what was served in the main dining rooms. We also had lunch one day at Raw on Five. We felt the offerings were OK, but not as good as the sushi places we have at home. We purchase the Go Best package with the premium beverage plan. On the Solstice you must present your cruise card(s) each time to order each glass of wine at the restaurants. On the Edge you show it just once and the wine steward returns to keep your glasses filled, an appreciated courtesy. • The buffet was nicely laid out with adequate seating available and the food was pretty good. Waiters come by frequently and offer to bring you bottled water, more coffee or alcoholic beverages. There is nice pizza station at the back area and also a small bar there. One day I complained to the bartender there that he didn’t have the premium wine we preferred. As I went back to my table a supervisor appeared and offered to bring us the wine I wanted. Nice touch. • Before we sailed I was dubious about the Eden lounge and the Edenist thing, but I found the lounge to be excellent. Beautiful layout, quiet and comforting to visit through the day and into the night, with easy listening music or soloist playing as you look out to the ocean at the rear of the ship. The Edenists appear briefly at dinner time at the Eden specialty restaurant. We dined there one night and felt the experience was exceptional, and the best we had on the ship. It was quiet and intimate, with personalized service. A four course meal is presented with two choices for each course. As a couple we each selected different choices and shared. The presentation is unique and enjoyable. The Edenists are a mythical creation of performance art, a bit strange but fun. They do a show in the later evening which was not to my taste however. Cirque du Soleil meets Star Wars. Just too weird for an old guy. • The Magic Carpet is fun. We went there a couple of times to enjoy a drink at the bar and lounge. It’s cantilevered out from the side of the ship and having the open ocean around you on three sides is nice. When it is lowered down for tendering it becomes a more friendly way to get on and off the ship. • I liked the new smart phone app that is new on the Edge. You can use it even if you haven’t signed up for the WiFi package. You can make reservations with it, see the deck plans and cruise information, and even set the lights & air conditioning in your cabin and open you cabin door. Negatives: • We enjoyed the Sky Lounge on the Solstice, which looks out to the front of the ship. On the Edge the entire front of the ship is sequestered for Suite passengers. They have their own pool, retreat area, bar and restaurant. The rest of the “lower element” must be content in the “back of the bus” so to speak. • Not enough shade. Aft on the top deck there is a really nice Rooftop Garden area and an adjoining specialty restaurant Rooftop Garden Grill. This is a beautiful area but we couldn’t use it most of the day because there are no shaded areas. Not everyone is comfortable sitting in direct sun in the hot summer. The same is true at the Sunset Bar around the corner at the rear of the ship. We felt the Sunset Bar on the Solstice was a nicer design, more inviting. The design on the Edge feels like a sterile plastic afterthought stuck in the rear of the ship. • Too crowded. The Edge has about the same number of passengers as the Solstice but it feels much more crowded. It’s really not a ship designed for kids, but there were lots of noisy kids on board our cruise. On an “at sea” day we went up to the pool deck at about 10:30 in the morning and there wasn’t a single lounge chair open anywhere near the pool or even in the Solarium. • The Grand Plaza and martini bar on this ship is a large space open to surrounding decks above. It is very noisy with either bands or recorded music and the loudness migrates up to the specialty restaurants on the decks above. In the evenings it is crowded and challenging to be comfortable, with kids all around, even by the bar. Many people come in casual clothing. The atmosphere is just not very inviting, and lacks the quiet sophistication of the one found on the Solstice. • On the Solstice, the concierge’s desk is located right in the concierge area of the ship. He gives you his card with phone number and you can walk over to see him or just call him on the phone. He was very helpful and accessible. There isn’t a way to easily contact the concierge on the Edge. No direct phone nbr and you have to walk way down to deck 5 at the front of the ship before the theater entrance to his small office. It’s as though they want to keep his existence as secret. • We’re not into a lot of the activities available but did go to two of the shows in the theater. Found them creative and unique but not particularly to our taste. In summary, we spoke with many other passengers during the cruise and found a recurring theme. People on their first cruise, or who hadn’t cruised often, love the Edge. Passengers who are veteran cruisers almost all said they wouldn’t sail on this ship again. It has the feel of a large resort hotel rather than the nautical allure and intimacy of other more traditional ships this size. As beautiful and modern as it is it lacks a “comfy cozy” feel many sophisticated travelers expect in a cruise ship. This is a comparatively expensive ship to sail on, so it’s reasonable to expect very good service, food, etc. We felt the service was very good but the food could have been better, generally speaking. It’s nice, as older travelers, that the Edge holds only about 2800 passengers. We’ve been on bigger ships and didn’t like them at all. We’re not into water slides or rock climbing and huge crowds. It would seem the Edge is not suited for families with kids, but we were disappointed to see so many on this cruise. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2019
Chose this itinerary for the ports. Highlights were Eze/Monaco having lunch at Chateau Eza, Portofino lunch at Taverna del Marinaio, and trip after cruise to Bergun Switzerland staying at the Kurhaus Bergun. It is part of Swiss Historic ... Read More
Chose this itinerary for the ports. Highlights were Eze/Monaco having lunch at Chateau Eza, Portofino lunch at Taverna del Marinaio, and trip after cruise to Bergun Switzerland staying at the Kurhaus Bergun. It is part of Swiss Historic Hotels First day after immediately landing in Rome we took a private tour with Rome- Limousine Tours and Alessandro. He was very reliable and very knowledgeable about his Rome. He is a licensed tour guide and his wealth of knowledge was apparent. We also took a stop for the best espresso ever. Ask him about that. He picked us up from airport and was waiting inside. We then spent 3 or so hours touring Rome. He was very careful where he parked keeping in mind our suitcases. He either parked in a location he knew someone or parked by police stands. Second day we took our own trip to Isle of Capri. If we were to do again I would immediately get on boat for Blue Grotto and buy those tickets down the port front to the right past the main square landing area. I would also buy tickets for ferry departure to go to Capri before that day. We had to wait in long lines for both things. Highlight of Capri taking funicular up to main Capri and going thru beautiful gardens up top for spectacular views and pictures. Along way we stopped at awesome place for limon ice cream-Cafe Morgano. Third Day- cruise day Fourth Day- Mallorca Formula One Tours- driving hillsides of west side of Island. Taxi cost approx $25. Beautiful scenery. Standard shift on all cars. Fifth Day- Barcelona Montserrat- beautiful church and the Black Madonna. Try to get to area early. We did trip by our own accessing train station by taxi from port. Had an easy time. Was very beautiful. Long lines though to see Black Madonna. Headed back to Barcelona to eat at the beach- Xiringuito Escriba for the best Sangria and Paella down on the beach. Sixth day - Sea Day Seventh day- Monaco Lunch at Chateau Eza. Need to make reservations early before departure but you will be in for best views ever. And really fantastic gourmet food. Also stopped at the Casino and played a few slot games all while looking at the beautiful expensive cars parked outside. Seventh Day- Portofino Visited churches, castles, lighthouse El Faro and had great limoncello. Ate at the best restaurant ever- Taverna Del Marinaio. Ask for Paolo and tell him Shari from Texas sent you. We had the absolute best vino and pasta along with fresh octopus that was divine and lemon and olive oil fresh fish. Trust me on this one! I know I wrinkled my nose also but it was excellent- the octopus. Eighth Day- Cinque Terre Found a link on how to do this area in one day. Started in furtherest town away- Monterosso and visited beach. Then went to Vernazza and loved scenery. We left cruise night early because we were headed to spend three nights in Switzerland. We spent night in Manarola at DePaulin Hotel. Rooms are air conditioned. Loved our host who greeted us with Limoncello. We had a wonderful dinner at Trattoria de Billy for test another awesome meal with most spectacular sunset ever! Spent the final days at St Moritz, Bergun and Zürich Switzerland. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. Absolutely loved our trip!!! Enjoyed celebrating our 30th anniversary together!! Feel free to message me for more details if needed. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2019
The Celebrity Edge is a new ship, other than that nothing special. Kind of disappointing when you book the AquaClass so you can have unlimited use of the spa and all you get is 2 steam rooms, one "salt room" which is not to par ... Read More
The Celebrity Edge is a new ship, other than that nothing special. Kind of disappointing when you book the AquaClass so you can have unlimited use of the spa and all you get is 2 steam rooms, one "salt room" which is not to par with today's "salt rooms", no cold showers or rinse for after the steam room, only hot showers, and a sauna that doesn't get hot. We cruised on August 3rd on a 7 day to Europe. Golden statutes by the spa's balcony were still been installed and some still sitting on wooden crates.The staff reprimanded guests for speaking loudly at the spa however they made no apologies for the drilling outside and the installation of the statues. The buffet would close at the most inconvenient times...like at the end of the day when you just got back from the port hungry and thirsty and not ready to go up to dinner. The entertainment was horrible! For the exception of Ms Amber Lynn Hines with her tribute to Whitney Houston. Wait staff was a hit and miss...some very nice and some scolding my husband for drinking too much water from his water package. We will not be booking our next European cruise with Celebrity. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2019
Chosen to experience the new concept of design, dates and ports also met our requirements. Overall we loved the ship, the cabin felt spacious, well designed bathroom with plenty of storage but a mouldy smell in shower a little strange. ... Read More
Chosen to experience the new concept of design, dates and ports also met our requirements. Overall we loved the ship, the cabin felt spacious, well designed bathroom with plenty of storage but a mouldy smell in shower a little strange. Cabin itself again well designed had a gripe with the location of the wardrobe as so close to the side of bed made access a little tight. The infinity balcony, gave us more space, however to us felt like an open window rather than a balcony and was quite a slow process to open blind and window. Also blind has to be fully open to open balcony. The location of 7295 I would not recommend, when the balcony was open we could smell cigarettes wafting up from the smoking area outside Eden, also become a gathering area for smokers with load voices late into the night. We had to pass 27 cabins to reach lift/stairs - no good if an item was forgotten great for getting 10000 steps in each day! Enjoyed all meals ate in all four main restaurants plus buffet. Service good in main restaurants but hit or miss when sitting outside of the buffet. Enjoyed some entertainment the guitarist was great, the theatre productions, not as good as seen on other ships. Ports because of size of ship tended to be commercial so a view of containers most mornings something we will certainly take into account when deciding on future cruises. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2019
This was our first time cruising, it was a gift for my 50th BD. Our family of four did 7 days from Barcelona to Rome. We chose Celebrity Edge because we liked the itinerary and found a really good deal with Costco.ca where our 12 and ... Read More
This was our first time cruising, it was a gift for my 50th BD. Our family of four did 7 days from Barcelona to Rome. We chose Celebrity Edge because we liked the itinerary and found a really good deal with Costco.ca where our 12 and 16year old cruised for free. Wow, we had such an amazing experience where do I even begin. First, me and my husband are both worried about sea sickness, we had everything on hand just in case but at the end we didn't need any of the meds, patches and wrisrbands, the ship was so smooth we didn't felt any of it. embarkation was smooth, same as disembarkation. Ship- like I said we had nothing to compare as this was our first experience. We like what we saw, everything new and clean. Cabin- when we did our booking, we went with Guarantee Concierge Class, we ended up with a beautiful room on deck 12. our room was roomy, with a king size bed and a pulled out trundle, more than enough room for our tall 16yrs old and 12 year. We love the Infinite veranda for extra room, we kept the windows closed for AC. used the chairs to hang cloths to dry when I hand washed them(they charge $3 to wash a sock). Celebrity knows how to design the space, they literally have every inch in mind. We especially like the charge station. Dining- Food was amazing!! Our designated restaurant was Cosmopolitan. They kept some items same but menu does change every night. Food was so good that we didn't feel the need to spend $55+/person on specialty restaurants. We tried Normandy one night, food was great, but had to wait a long time to get our meal. When we mentioned this to our waiter Johnathan at Cosmo the next night, he said we shouldn't have to wait and provided us with menus from Tuscan, Cyprus and Normandy, ordered what we wanted from other restaurants and he brings the food to us. Talk about service! After that, we dined at Cosmo every night. Oceanview cafe is also excellent! not your normal all you can eat buffets. They have everything, you name it. We didn't purchase any drink packages, we just traveled with our reusable stainless steel bottle and filled up with ice water for our excursions, handy in +30C temp. We would never get our moneys worth with any package. Entertainment and activities- Shows are excellent! Our 16yrs old liked the teen club. We went to silent disco, Acrobatic show, Beatles, Makcus Terall was really good. Service- Our cabin attendant Teodora was excellent, she is like a ninja, knows exactly when to come and leave. she kept our cabin spotless, always friendly and asked about your day. Our Waiter Johnathan goes above and beyond. We had a wonderful experience and would love to do it again. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2019
We just returned form a Med cruise on the Celebrity Edge. It was absolutely wonderful. The ship is brand new, clean, beautiful. Everything went smoothly from embarkation to disembarking. Our cabin was the Celebrity Suite. We had Rhona our ... Read More
We just returned form a Med cruise on the Celebrity Edge. It was absolutely wonderful. The ship is brand new, clean, beautiful. Everything went smoothly from embarkation to disembarking. Our cabin was the Celebrity Suite. We had Rhona our wonderful butler. The space was perfect. The entire staff we had interaction with on a daily basis were friendly and helpful. Pricilla Schmitt who oversees the Retreat Lounge is exceptional. We loved all the ports with the exception of Ibiza. I am unsure why that stop is on the itinerary. I feel Majorca would have been better. We traveled with our 13 and 16 year olds. Along with friends they had a super time. That for the kids was key - to travel with a group. I am not sure the ship would have been enough for them without their buddies. The restaurants were fine. I would Say Luminae had the best food. Next time we won’t shop around the dining rooms and we will have our dinners at Luminae. Kumar, our waiter, made the dinners at Luminae very enjoyable. As well as the breakfast. In addition to dining, I would say skip Le Petit chef. Food was not great and the “show” was on par with a Disney experience. Overall I give the Celebrity Edge a 10! My only wish is that it was longer! Read Less
Sail Date: August 2019
The Celebrity Edge is an outstanding ship. We loved the Celebrity Reflection but this was something different. Time and effort had been taken to create a different type of cruise ship, It was tasteful, slick and big enough to get round ... Read More
The Celebrity Edge is an outstanding ship. We loved the Celebrity Reflection but this was something different. Time and effort had been taken to create a different type of cruise ship, It was tasteful, slick and big enough to get round without being too big. We had a cabin with a sunset balcony and it did not disappoint, however we did discuss this and thought if we were looking to save money a lower cost cabin would have been fine as we did not spend much time in the room at all. Everything being new did add to the magic as you would expect. The ship was spotlessly clean. The staff helpful, friendly and polite. Interesting how the 2 main restaurants had been split into 4 with different themes. There was never a problem getting table. I liked the themed idea, however I am thinking is this a way to steer you into the speciality dining concept. The children's clubs had been banished to the basements floors 2/3 which I have never seen before. This is more suited to adults however children were on board and were no trouble at all. But if a child were to pick they would pick one of the all singing and dancing ships that are built with children in mind. The ship was built with relaxation in mind it was amazing. I love cruising and look forward to booking the next adventure. I loved the ship and woudl love to return Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Sometimes, the best things in life are not planned. All my life, I've said I was going on a Mediterranean cruise. I didn't know when or how--I just knew it was going to happen. I, February, we were out of state, on a short ... Read More
Sometimes, the best things in life are not planned. All my life, I've said I was going on a Mediterranean cruise. I didn't know when or how--I just knew it was going to happen. I, February, we were out of state, on a short trip, when my husband received a late night phone call from one of his sons, asking if we'd be interested in cruising on the new Celebrity ship with them. My husband is retired, and though not stingy, he does watch his money. We already knew we were going to Costa Rica the second week of July with another one of our eight children, so we just said we couldn't make it happen. Our son called us back and asked if they took care of the airfare to Rome, if we would go. We looked at the link they had sent us and saw $1847 and my husband said we could probably do it. Mind you, we've only cruised Princess, Royal Caribbean, Holland America and Carnival before, and the only time we had a balcony was on the Alaskan trip with Princess and an ocean view with HA, so the most we've probably ever paid was for the Alaskan trip (around $1200.00). We called around 10:30 PM to book it, and after he hung up, my husband told me they had charged him double the down payment. My sister and I looked at him and told him that was for two people, not one. He thought the $1847 was for both of us. He slept on it and we decided the next morning that we would call and cancel before April 25. My birthday was April 1 and his was April 15, so we decided we'd treat ourselves and keep our reservations. Then, we noticed a drastic price drop, so we called and took the four perks option, rather than upgrade our room. We knew after booking, we would be in Cabin 7101 and it was at the very front of the ship. We liked the layout and really thought we'd have access to the front of the ship (we did not) to stand out and enjoy the water. I usually only drink coffee, tea and lemonade, and purchase 1-2 drinks a day, so I did enjoy having the premium drink package. Probably a little too much! We arrived home form Costa Rica on July 16 and thought we would have nine days to enjoy being at home and resting up for our next journey, but my sister-in-law passed away on the Friday before we were heading to Rome on the next Thursday, so we packed our suitcases early and headed to Illinois from east Texas on Monday and left after the funeral on Wednesday to head back home. We arrived home at 1:30 am on the 27th, I did payroll for a company I work for, along with 2 loads of clothes, and we headed to DFW for our flight to Rome at 8:00 am. We got to Rome at 7:00 am on the 26th, dropped our suitcases off and headed to the Vatican and Sistine chapel for our pre-booked tour, then on to the Coliseum for that tour, before eating at a little café outside our hotel and crashing until the next morning. Operating on about 3 hours of sleep up until this point ( I had the darn middle seat, so my husband could have the aisle seat) I just knew I could relax on the cruise for the next week. But darn----the Edge was so exciting and beautiful, I was afraid I would miss something if I relaxed too much. The ship itself, is different from any I had ever been on before. She's sleek, she's modern, but she has all the charisma that makes a person want to enjoy every minute on her. I really like our cabin and it was the best and largest inside cabin I had ever stayed in. The bathroom was almost luxurious (mind you, this is only an inside cabin). The wall switch for the a/c and lights was very convenient. There was plenty of storage. Our bed was so comfortable. Our steward, Franco, was very attentive and after I asked for ice once, he usually saw I had ice in my room at all times. We are early risers, but from our busy schedule the previous week and maybe one martini too many the previous night, we slept until noon one day. I have not done that in 20 years! At noon, I hopped up, anxious that I might have missed an activity. I did enjoy watching A Star is Born while relaxing one afternoon in the Rooftop Garden. The pool did always seem to be full, and I would like to throw all the towel clips overboard. I still don't see why people can't be decent and take turns with the lounge chairs and don't see why the clips are even allowed. But, we can swim every day at home if we choose, so I just laid out a little and read. We always had set dining times on my other cruises, so did not know what to expect with select dining, but it ended up working out well for us, and we never had to wait. We enjoyed every restaurant. We even enjoyed the buffet, and we usually avoid it on most cruises. The servers always acted happy to see us, even if they had not seen us before. I worried that the service would not be as good, if they didn't see us for most meals. The wine selection was excellent, too. We also never felt rushed, as I was afraid we might. It was a tossup if we enjoyed Normandy or Cosmopolitan the most, but we did like to the other two, also. I also blame the coffee bar and sweets for my extra five pounds from the cruise. I thought the shows were good, but did not understand the one in Eden. My granddaughter loved it, though, especially when she and her dad were encouraged to participate. So, just remembering the smile on her face keeps me from thinking it was a waste of my time. I enjoyed all the singers and the bands. I loved sitting in the Martini Bar and listening or dancing to the bands and singers and we also enjoyed The Club. No matter what we were doing, we would always swing by The Club on the way back to our room. We had so much fun with our son, daughter-in-law and her family, enjoying the karaoke and the dancing! My husband and I had trouble with our internet and wifi connection, but every time it messed up, I went to customer service and they took care of my problem within an couple of minutes. Our keys stopped working at one point, and they also dealt with that problem immediately. We booked the scenic Naples-Positano tour and loved every exhilarating minute of it. The only tour we booked before we got on ship was the Train to Florence. We also did the scenic tour of Cannes, Nice and Eze. The Monaco tour was very informative. With the traffic being what it is in some of those places, I wanted to book a tour from the ship, just in case there was any trouble getting back to the ship. The only mistake we made, was doing a beach day in Isla de Mallorca. The taxis or services are happy to drop you off at the beach, they just will not pick up you. Dry or not, if you have any beachwear on, they will not let you in their vehicles, because of the sand. We were afraid to hop on a bus, not knowing where they would take us, so we hooved it back from Cala Mejor to the ship. Thank heaven for my Chacos, but it was still a long, sweaty trek! About midway back, I would have gladly ridden in the back of a chicken truck! I worried about going to a beach where tops are optional with the grandkids, but they never even noticed. I truly feel the excursions offered from the ship gave me glimpses of what life in the places we visited is actually like or what it was like in the past. My husband is very active, but has drop foot on one side from a previous injury, so we were very careful in our choices. Any of the tours, even though some were described as strenuous, were fine with him. At Eze, he did end up sitting at the restaurant while I made a quick trip the rest of the way up the mountain. But, the people at the Shore Excursion area can answer almost any question you may have about any of the tours. Embarkation and Disembarkation: Well, this is what sealed the deal for us! It really wasn't a process at all. I did have a slight problem when one of the agents asked to see something that we had put in our suitcase before handing to the baggage stewards. I went back and the lady at the table told me to tell him it was ok, they had what they needed on file. When I ran back, he said ok, and we took off. We kept thinking, "When are we going to have to stop and wait?" And, we never did. For disembarkation, we put our luggage out before 9:00 the night before and the next morning, when they called our number, we walked straight off the ship to the area where our luggage was located. Very easy! I am kind of upset with Celebrity because it will be much harder for me to book a cruise with anyone else after sailing on the Edge. I travel with my sister and her husband much of the time, and also some other friends from my area, so we usually do RC, Carnival or a more budget-friendly line, but I have to admit, I felt spoiled with Celebrity. I did not know what to expect, but I am happy to say that whatever my expectations were, they were exceeded! Thanks for a wonderful time! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Our last cruise was onboard a MSC ship and almost put us off cruising for life so bad was the experience fortunately our week on the Edge was a million times better and has restored our faith in cruising starting with a smooth check in ... Read More
Our last cruise was onboard a MSC ship and almost put us off cruising for life so bad was the experience fortunately our week on the Edge was a million times better and has restored our faith in cruising starting with a smooth check in followed by a lovely warm welcome onboard and welcome drinks and then been able to leave our hand baggage in our stateroom where we met our brilliant attendant Mistan who as we had a last minute change of stateroom made sure we got our luggage delivered to our new room and then did a great job for the rest of the cruise. We had one of the controversial infinite balcony staterooms and have to say we loved it as it made the room feel so much bigger and brighter. We used the four MDRs and the food and service was great, we only used one specialty restaurant the Rooftop Grill but we didn’t think it was worth the extra money. We had breakfast in the Tuscan Restaurant where we were in the capable hands of the lovely Captains Club hostess Elizabeth and her great staff. For lunch we picked a quite spot in the Oceanview or went to the Eden Cafe.We did our own thing in port staying ashore for a couple of hours so can’t rate the shore excursions, then back onboard to enjoy a quite ship.We loved the variety of nightly entertainment particularly the silent disco, ship bands and the love it or hate it Eden show, certainly something for all different tastes. We availed of the extend your stay option at the end of the cruise as we were staying on in Barcelona spending another day onboard using the pools and whirlpool, coffee in Cafe al Bacio and lunch in The Oceanview, certainly beats queuing for taxis in the heat and waiting for your hotel room to be ready. In summary what we got was attentive and friendly staff, great food and service, great entertainment and a beautiful ship plus lovely fellow passengers. Read Less
13 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
My wife and I cruise extensively. We love Celebrity ships for service at par with 6 stars luxury cruises. Smart ship design with multiple areas where one can enjoy smooth music, drink, conversation is another undeniable attribute of all ... Read More
My wife and I cruise extensively. We love Celebrity ships for service at par with 6 stars luxury cruises. Smart ship design with multiple areas where one can enjoy smooth music, drink, conversation is another undeniable attribute of all Celbrity ships. Edge managed to lack all the above. Service in all public areas is below average. Pool is small for the ship and is further squeezed by several lounges semisubmerged in the shallow part of the pool. Occupants of those lounges naturally being served drinks and food.I am not sure if that is the main reason or just a contributing factor but water in the pool is far from clear. It was totally uninviting FOOD in main dinning room was average. Menu DID NOT CHANGE for the duration of the cruise. Buffet affords usual fare, typical for cruise ship. Nothing special. We did not visit any specialty restaurant. DRINKS. I have never spent time in line waiting for service in the bar at any other ship. Edge was the first. DISEMBARKATION. Magic Carpet is a great innovation and made departure from the ship to tenders a breath. CABIN. We decided to book infinity room based on description on Celebrity site. This is the most non-functional poorly conceived design one can imagine. It is pretty much expensive ocean view cabin. If window is open room temperature immediately equalize with one outside. Shutters planned to isolate room from “ opened” balcony do not provide one. In order to close the metal drape to darken the room requires chairs to be moved inside of the cabin. Nightstands are very small ( size of shoebox) with a half of the surface occupied by standing lamp. One of them deemed unusable completely by the room phone. In bathroom long sink eliminate most of the vanity surface. Wardrobe has no room even for cloth, obviously forget about placing suitcase there. EXCURSIONS. We chose this trip because of great itinerary. Service provided by local guides was appalling. The main goal of most of excursion was to bring group to a local prearrange store. I am not even mentioning misinformation about Pisa Florence trip with stop at a local leather factory became a substitute for Pisa. Level of information provided was very poor. OVERALL. Value for money poor. Service below Celebrity level. Disappointed Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
We had a wonderful time on this cruise, but there are some things we feel Celebrity could improve upon. We are a couple (early 50s) with a teenager. Here is our take on the experience: -The itinerary: Amazing! Rome, Naples, ... Read More
We had a wonderful time on this cruise, but there are some things we feel Celebrity could improve upon. We are a couple (early 50s) with a teenager. Here is our take on the experience: -The itinerary: Amazing! Rome, Naples, Livorno/Florence, Monaco, Cannes, Majorca and Barcelona. -The cabins: We had two connecting Infinite Veranda cabins. The cabins were light and comfortable. The connecting rooms made it possible for our teen son to have space and his own bed. He is very tall, so the trundle would not have worked. I caution families that crowding into one of these cabins can be done but would be extremely tight. The extra "bed" is a day bed with a trundle. The connecting door is in the wall between the two cabins, but if you have younger children, you would have to either have one of the adults in with them or bring something to prop open the door(s) in between the two cabins, as they shut automatically and were hard to open. -The Infinite Veranda: Not terrible, but this is not comparable to a real veranda. Also, they open electronically, so how long before they all start to malfunction? We probably wouldn't choose Edge again for this reason. -The family experience: There were tons of families on this cruise, and we were told, 600 children on board. We are a family, so that was fine, but if you are looking for a cruise without a lot of children, this is NOT it. If you are a family who prefers a quieter experience, this could be good, but you would be frustrated at times -- as we were -- with the crowds. The pool was so crowded every day that our son (a teen) didn't want to go in. We couldn't blame him. It didn't appeal to us either. It was murky from all the people crowding in, and the loud music was going all the time. Even the solarium pool was crowded at times with adults (often loud!) who couldn't get space in the regular pool. This is the type of thing we expected to avoid by choosing Celebrity. On the plus side, there were many activities for the whole family, and we enjoyed ourselves. -The ship overall: Gorgeous and trendy, but the "gated community" concept of the suites and the special retreat area makes the rest of the ship feel more crowded. We have cruised Celebrity twice in the past (Constellation and Eclipse), and we never felt we were on a crowded ship. Edge had crowds EVERYWHERE. -Dining: They really push the speciality restaurants on Edge, and we did try Eden one night. It was fine and different with the live actors, but nothing spectacular in terms of the food. Also, having four regular dining rooms means you don't have a relationship with your "regular" waiter, and the service is compromised, in our opinion. The buffet was great, but it was very crowded at peak times. -I would never complain about having the opportunity to take such an amazing vacation on a beautiful ship to see this part of the world. We feel fortunate to have done this, and we had the time of our lives. However, I wanted to provide some balanced information for those who are considering whether to choose Edge. -Bottom line: Edge was a good time and a gorgeous ship, and we are glad we went but would not be attracted to this ship in the future unless the itinerary was the draw. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2019
Tried out this ship for birthday treat. Decided to splash out on two adjoining staterooms this time to avoid having to share bathroom with our teenage daughter! Good move. Had a great time. Infinity staterooms very comfortable. ... Read More
Tried out this ship for birthday treat. Decided to splash out on two adjoining staterooms this time to avoid having to share bathroom with our teenage daughter! Good move. Had a great time. Infinity staterooms very comfortable. Excellent bed, felt spacious and modern. Daughter loved technology - lights operational by phone etc. Bit torn re having no traditional verandah. Pluses- room bigger; could leave window open and shut inner door. Very private. Minuses - have always picked large verandah on hip of other ships before and I missed the outside space. In an infinity stateroom the verandah is no such thing - it is a cabin wide window where you can open the top bit and that is it. You’re not outside. I missed that. I did see on looking at ship from outside that there are a limited number of traditional verandahs so maybe next time. However wouldn’t put me off ship even if not available. Why? Other things were great. For me I liked being able to charge my phone at bedside port. I especially liked the dual voltage plugs in bespoke plug box. This meant I could use my own powerful British voltage 220V hairdryer on my thick unruly hair - having encountered the eye watering rip-off and variable skills of the onboard hairdressers on other Celebrity ships and the useless in room hairdryer, I wasn’t looking forward to this aspect, but with new power points, no worries . Wardrobe space and other storage was very good for a cruise ship. I always take extra hangers but ship was for once well supplied. The food was the best I have had on Celebrity. High quality and beautifully presented. We loved the ability to dine free at four different restaurants as well as buffet. We preferred Cyprus to our initially selected restaurant but with select dining, it was no problem to switch. We found staff there by far the most pleasant. Another very positive aspect was the way they handled our daughter’s nut allergy. She was asked which restaurant we were dining at the following evening and the waiter brought her the menu. She then placed her order for the following evening and we were told that even if we changed our minds about the selected restaurant and regardless of the time we pitched up, that order would follow her. They even provided her with a personal bread basket. Absolutely excellent service. As it happened we made it easier on them by mainly dining in Cyprus about eight every evening. Overall, all staff on ship were the best we’ve encountered on a Celebrity ship. They seemed happier - efficient and courteous without servility - a sign of good management and well selected teams - and I didn’t suffer the same passenger guilt at being waited on by other nationalities as I have before. The staff at the ice cream counter are always miserable though - very odd. Maybe the ship needs to rotate them more often if it’s a tough gig! The ship resembled the Eclipse and Equinox class ships but seemed cozy and welcoming given its size. The designers have built in lots of discrete seating areas and it was always possible to find a quiet corner. I particularly enjoyed the rooftop open air lounge area with cinema screen. Eden was also lovely. Heard beautiful singer there one evening. Enjoyed a couple of things in theatre. Waiter service there excellent. First Celebrity cruise I have been on where I’ve been approached to ask if we’d like something rather than queuing at a bar. Summer cruises tend to be busy! Destinations good. Celebrity tours where selected good as usual. In conclusion, I would like to go on another cruise on this ship. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Chose cruise as Celebrity cruises were recommended by other guests on other cruise company ships. Had 2 x S1 suites for 5 people. These are small compared to suites on other ships such as MSC yacht club, NCL Haven, Queens grill Cunard or ... Read More
Chose cruise as Celebrity cruises were recommended by other guests on other cruise company ships. Had 2 x S1 suites for 5 people. These are small compared to suites on other ships such as MSC yacht club, NCL Haven, Queens grill Cunard or Grand suite on RCL. Very poor value for money! Luminae restaurant closes really early for breakfast. It is barely open for lunch and has a very limited food choice, with little flexibility from evening menu. Ate at Blu a couple of times because of this which is poor! Tried le petit chef, got animation wrong way around which ruined an expensive experience. Room service menu poor and butler service very poor. Should offer MDR menu to suites as room service in evening! Butler At times did not answer phone at all and take an hour to deliver anything to your room, for ours and the other room! Food in MDR had more choice but was served luke warm and service not very good. Acrobatic shows good but not enough variety in entertainment. Retreat deck good, but lacked atmosphere at times. Internet connection was not very good at times. Overall not good value for money and would not sail celebrity edge again. Prefer NCL Haven for better service, larger rooms, better suite restaurant and food choice. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2019
The celebrity edge is definitely a different cruise ship so if you decide to go on this please go with an open mind! There are many wonderful things about this ship as a state rooms are beautifully laid out with ample storage, wonderful ... Read More
The celebrity edge is definitely a different cruise ship so if you decide to go on this please go with an open mind! There are many wonderful things about this ship as a state rooms are beautifully laid out with ample storage, wonderful beds and modern streamlined design. The food in every venue was well prepared and delicious! If you have never experienced a silent disco I encourage you to try it! It was brand new to us, we are in our 60s, but we absolutely loved it! It was a total blast! My honey doesn’t really like to dance all that much, but he thoroughly enjoyed dancing for several hours each time! Please be aware that if you have anything that requires guest relations, the lines were always quite long. This is where we had our most disappointing experiences as we had a couple of issues and we found that the staff were very polite, however none of them were empowered to make decisions and were completely ineffective. When having to talk to supervisory staff, we found at the top of the food chain the gentleman was incredibly rude to not only us but we heard him being impolite too many other guests with issues. He simply did not care whether his guests were happy or not! That’s what I found the most disappointing as we have sailed on Viking in the past and found that everyone on those ships wants the customer to be happy! Also on the edge as I’m sure most Celebrity ships there is the constant up selling of everything from a drink package, to a massage, to $300 bath salts! It gets annoying in my opinion! Read Less
22 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
We did a back to back cruise as a family - 4 adults and 3 young children. Ship was great, cabin extremely disappointing, food and service were good to very good. 4 of the group were gluten free and this was well catered for. Restaurant ... Read More
We did a back to back cruise as a family - 4 adults and 3 young children. Ship was great, cabin extremely disappointing, food and service were good to very good. 4 of the group were gluten free and this was well catered for. Restaurant options very good. 4 restaurants with different cultural themes (Greek, Italian, French and American). It was great to have the regions speciality dishes on the menu as well as the standard daily changing menu. Also loved Le Petit Chef - great for kids and adults. Entertainment very good and varied. Relaxing atmosphere with photographers not in your face all the time. Also no mass cheap event sales. Interesting and innovative ship. We did sky suite 1st cruise and Concierge Balcony 2nd part of cruise. Read below, but calling it a balcony suite is almost a misnomer. The innovation with infinite verandah is a backward step for my enjoyment of cruising. And there are only limited choices available if you dont like the infinite verandah scenario. It is not a balcony Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
We chose the cruise because we wanted to maximise our time in Europe. See as much as we could with a child during a short window and we wanted to experience the new ship and to see for ourselves if it lived up to the hype. We had ... Read More
We chose the cruise because we wanted to maximise our time in Europe. See as much as we could with a child during a short window and we wanted to experience the new ship and to see for ourselves if it lived up to the hype. We had well reserched the ports and had some great excusrsions planned (our own not Celebrity) and were really excited. Coming from New Zealand and having cruised before in Europe (on Reflection and on Holland Amrica) we knew what to expect from a busy European trip. Arrival and departure on the ship was best I have ever experienced. It was made easier by the Celebrity App and we have done all the photos and checked in weeks prior. We literally walked on board and went straight to our suite. Our ship passes were waiting and the room was almost ready so after being greeted by our butler and dropping off our carry on bags we were off to explore the ship. The Edge is beautiful. It is classic and on trend. It is not flashy and bright. I think of it as a Four Seasons Hotel at Sea. Definately stay suite class if you can. The resort deck, Lumine the suite lounge, the pool and the retreat is perfect. Even when the boat is full (it was on both our cruises) it didn't feel crowded. The magic carpet is stunning. Best to go around 8.30pm when hardly one is there and you can watch the sunset. It is fun and not to be missed. Eden is also a great space that is quiet and under utilised. They have amazing cocktails but also you can order any drink there. The bar guys are really good and its quiet. We found ourselves there a lot when wanted something different. Don't be put off by all the reviews saying its weird. It is actually quite neat. It's just different. Our Cabin (Sky Suite 11201) was beautiful. The bed was perfect and faced the sea. Lots of storage - more than we needed (2 adults and a teen) and our daughter loved her pull out bed. The retreat lounge acted as a second living space and we spent a lot of time there. All of the waiters were kind, professional and went out of their way to accomodate food preferences. The Chef made a special meal for my husband after a casual conversation about Indian food. Everything was perfect. The food at Lumine was so good, we didn't really want to eat else where although we did Le Petite Chef, which was fun (but the food average) We enjoyed the shows and the enetrtainment in general but we were not really on board for that sort of thing. After days ashore we were early to bed! Our daughter loved it. She chose to hang with the parents but there were lots of kids on board and if she had wanted interaction - she could have easily got it. We would do it again and really recommend seeing Europe with kids that way. You unpack once - arrive in the port while you sleep, the resort comes with you. Honestly it is perfect. We did two amazing excursions that I highly recommend. One was Blue Boat Cinque Terre. A private tour company run by a guy called Simone. He met us by the port and off we went on our own private tour of the Cinque Terre, stopping at varios towns, swiming in the Med, having a wonderful lunch prepared by his wife. Literally the best possible day. If you only have a day to see that part of the world - emil Simone and get out there. The other tour was with Rome Stefano Tours. We have used them 5 times now and every time it is perfect. This time in Livorno our driver Tony collected us and we explored wonderful small Tuscan towns, and had a fantastic lunch Villa Vignamaggio before returning to teh ship. It was a dream day. Honestly it felt like a movie. Obviously if you have seen Florence and Pisa and Lucca then this is the excursion for you! Back to Back cruises was so smooth. We had the same cabin so on change over day we had complete freedom to do what we wanted. It was really just like a normal day on the boat. We wrote a blog on the trip ( I am a travel writer) so for more information you can go to small travels.blog and read the reviews especially view of my daughter. She writes in a very honest way from her perspective. If you are thinking about upgrading to a suite - do it. You won't regret it. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
This was a hard cruise for me to rate, there were some good things (Pier check in was very easy and early which was great, we had two sky suites on the 9th floor which were roomy and nicely appointed, and the ship is bright and clean, and ... Read More
This was a hard cruise for me to rate, there were some good things (Pier check in was very easy and early which was great, we had two sky suites on the 9th floor which were roomy and nicely appointed, and the ship is bright and clean, and the Retreat sun deck is great). But there were also some really bad things (weather canceled our 2 outdoor dining experiences at Magic Carpet and Rooftop Garden - celebrity only lets you know 20 mins ahead of time and has no solution for you other than to go to the buffet or Luminae: similar to an earlier review they decided to film a commercial at the retreat as everyone was getting back on after a sport day and basically kicked us all out; constant billing screw ups - if you are captains club it was hard to get your perks correctly accounted for such as free laundry). Overall: Rooms - Good not great. If you have a Sky Suite with a 3rd person be aware the couch is not a fold out or pull out bed. It is really more like a drawer (yes, think Seinfeld) and that person sleeps at ground level. Good for a kid maybe, not great for an adult. Edge/Magic Carpet - Disappointing, Seems like a gimmick, never really moves, generally under utilized. NCL’s Waterfront is a much better outside product/venue. Service - Average at best. Usually in suite class you are treated better - never found that on this cruise. Food - good. I would say met expectations. Comparison of Celebrity Suites to NCL Haven - I tend to compare most high end cruises to NCLs Haven product. Rooms - slight edge to Celebrity but you pay a price premium so that might be more of a tie. Service - No contest, Haven wins. They are more proactive, bring you afternoon snacks to your room (Celebrity had you truck up to the retreat lounge if you wanted anything). NCL escorts you off the Haven for port days and disembarking and Celebrity did none of that, even just watched as your struggled off with luggage. Food - slight edge to Celebrity on quality. But again NCL makes it easier and has more options. For instance at 230 on Retreat Deck Celebrity stops serving and lunch as has you go get your own - that never happens in the Haven, Overall I really wanted to like Edge and it is a nice ship but I would dial down your expectations - I was not at all blown away. Glad to answer questions if there are any! Read Less
27 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
We booked an Edge Villa suite as a treat for me after my illness and instead of being spoilt we were constantly frustrated. We could not use the “exclusive to suites retreat pool and spa” on day 2 as they were filming to promote the ... Read More
We booked an Edge Villa suite as a treat for me after my illness and instead of being spoilt we were constantly frustrated. We could not use the “exclusive to suites retreat pool and spa” on day 2 as they were filming to promote the ship until 9 pm. No-one ( even our Butler) apparently knew about it and we only found out after we opened our direct door to the retreat to be told the area was closed for filming. After making our way to attend a talk on jewellery at 3.30 pm ( because we couldn’t use our exclusive pool and spa area) after waiting for 15 m we asked security if we were in the right place only to be told it had been cancelled. We were promised pamphlets to be delivered to our room for a rescheduled talk - nothing arrived. No bath salts or bubble bath for our bath, no cotton balls - just an empty container on the bathroom sink. Our private spa was emptied each day but never refilled until we rang and requested it. Dinner service at the restaurants ordinary and we were made to feel like Scrooge’s when we just stuck to our premium package wines by the glass instead of ordering bottles of wine from their exclusive list. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Had Sky Suite 10159. Room nice but not big. Similar to a nice hotel room. Balcony again on the small size but adequate. Service - fantastic. Butler could not do enough for us. Waiter, assistant waiter and Sommelier in Luminae - fantastic. ... Read More
Had Sky Suite 10159. Room nice but not big. Similar to a nice hotel room. Balcony again on the small size but adequate. Service - fantastic. Butler could not do enough for us. Waiter, assistant waiter and Sommelier in Luminae - fantastic. We had a party of 7 - 4 adults and 3 young kids. Treated exceptionally wherever we went in suite area. Suite guests have their own part of the ship, including a large retreat lounge with 24/7 service and Concierge who could not do enough for us. Suite guests also have their own pool area and bar. Would thoroughly recommend the "suite" life - it is exceptional on the Edge. Ship itself was innovative and experiences were different from normal cruising. In suite area, photographers were non existent which made a nice change. No cheap sale events and formal nights (renamed evening chic) were on port days. There were 2 evening chic nights in the 7 day cruise. Staff very attentive. In summary, good changes to normal ship cruising, excellent food and service. Just as an added extra, we did a back to back - the 2nd cruise was in Concierge Balcony class. The review of our cabin is extremely different. If you want a traditional balcony that you can sit out, close off your cabin door and enjoy the fresh air, then it has to be a suite. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
There is no doubt Celebrity Edge looks good. All those Kelly Hoppen greys and beiges. But does it feel good? Well not to this seasoned traveller. Celebrity have made a great effort to lower the age demographic of their passengers. They ... Read More
There is no doubt Celebrity Edge looks good. All those Kelly Hoppen greys and beiges. But does it feel good? Well not to this seasoned traveller. Celebrity have made a great effort to lower the age demographic of their passengers. They have succeeded - but I think at the expense of the older guest. Take the bars: I want a comfortable lounge to enjoy a drink. The biggest bar is the Martini Bar on Deck 3 but the seating is on the edge of a three-deck high atrium. Yes it looks impressive. But it feels cold and impersonal. The nicest space is the Al Bacio coffee bar lounge on Deck Four. I took to getting a drink from the casino bar (also on deck four) and carryimng it through to the Al Bacio lounge. So I noticed did others. In fact Al Bacio does serve some limited drinks in the evenings and the solution would be to open it as a full bar plus coffee after say 6 o'clock. I and many others in my age group like to hear a pianist or a classical duo. Alas - Edge is an almost non-stop diet of over amplified pop music. Even worse there are designer muzak tapes on a loop in the restaurants - designed presumably by someone who didn't try listening to them every day. The atmosphere on the Magic Carpet - the bit that hangs over the side- was much better. For one thing -- being outside you couldn't hear the music. It is an idyllic place for those balmy evenings in the Med. I got that "all fur coat and no knickers" feel about the Speciality restaurants - especially Eden. It is approached via a dark mirror glass room, negotiating a series of twisted floor-to-ceiling columns and lit only by twinkling ceilng lights. What's that all about? And Aquaclass passengers dining in Blu have to pass through this for every meal. The food itself was good though not exceptional and it certainly wasn't helped by being served by a girl dressed in rags and a man, also in rags, wielding a stick. Adam and Eve? Caliban? Le Petit Chef and friends features overhead projections of animated figures dancing on your plates as they prepare each course. Entertaining - certainly. But sadly the animation food looked a sight better than the food we actually received. Neither restaurant was worth the extra money. On the plus side - the three main non-paying restaurants were all excellent. Great friendly service, a wide choice of dishes all very well presented and tasty. And no gimmicks.The a la carte breakfast in the Cosmopolitan (I think) was particularly enjoyable and a better choice for me than the scrum at the buffet! The cabins are very well designed in general. But I was in a single cabin (and God Bless Celebrity for thinking positively about we solo travellers), Again the Hoppen influence looked good- but there was enough hanging space for clothes but only one shelf (under the safe) and no drawers. What to do with the smalls? And the plus side: The best shower I've ever found on any ship - proper walk-in, no clingy curtains and a powerful spray. Bliss. The single-panel control for everything including the excellent air conditioning, the window and the blinds, was a definite plus and the ability to transform the cabin into an infinity balcony was fun. Other pluses: Embarkation at Civitaveccia was a dream. Almost straight aboard and keys waiting outside the cabins. Disembarkation was equally smooth with lots of staff on hand to guide us all to the correct buses. And as always the biggest plus of all - the cheerful, efficient , friendly staff who are keeping this ship spotlessly clean and who do put the customer first. Especially the younger customer! Read Less
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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