3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
We are "Elite" CCL cruisers and have cruised on all the Solstice class ships as well as on the Summit; we always book Aqua class cabins. While the ship is spectacular with terrific food, service, and style, the IV cabins are a ... Read More
We are "Elite" CCL cruisers and have cruised on all the Solstice class ships as well as on the Summit; we always book Aqua class cabins. While the ship is spectacular with terrific food, service, and style, the IV cabins are a disaster and, because of them, we won't sail on an Edge class ship ever again. Our concept of a veranda cabin is when we can keep our cabin cool and dry but step out onto our veranda to enjoy our own private deck space in the ambient climate with lounge chairs that have footrests and room to dine al fresco. On the "Edge," as soon as you open the upper/outer glass panel, the climate control system shuts down and the entire cabin immediately becomes, hot, humid, and stuffy. The folding doors inboard of the veranda serve no purpose and only take up space. Even if you don't mind opening up your entire cabin to the outdoors, the veranda is tiny. Tiny table, tiny chairs, and no leg room or footrests. We checked with guest relations and were told that there is nothing we could do to change this. Another downer is that only suite guests have access to the bow of the ship. For the first time, we felt we were treated a second class citizens because of this, One of our great pleasures has been to stand above the bow as the ship entered port; now no longer an option on the Edge unless you book a suite. Also, FWIW, the three production shows were just terrible. The performers worked their hearts out but the all original music/lyrics they had to work with were junk. CCL saves money by not performing copywritten music/lyrics but the shows suffered as a result of this misdirected cost cutting. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
I took it because it was supposed to be the best of the best in cruising. I bought into all the advertising hype. The bath tub is too small to get into and extend your legs. I like all the high tech features they use. I don't ... Read More
I took it because it was supposed to be the best of the best in cruising. I bought into all the advertising hype. The bath tub is too small to get into and extend your legs. I like all the high tech features they use. I don't like that they don't give you a map to show how to navigate the ship. This may be a better cruise for younger people than me. The servers are not well trained yet. We didn't get enough towels for our state room. The use of a special dining room for suites is a nice touch. There are plenty of elevators for our use. They are offering free luggage transfer after the cruise to get the bags to the air port. I am taking a second 7 day cruise and have been told I have to get off, go thru customs, reboard the ship, go thru security again. I think they could have done this better.4 The captain is very good and tell jokes and stories with his presentation. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
I love Celebrity but hate to fly. My brother is into all things tech.When we heard about the coming of the Edge in 2017 we talked and I decided I would fly to sail on the newest ship ever. We have been reading all the news stories, ... Read More
I love Celebrity but hate to fly. My brother is into all things tech.When we heard about the coming of the Edge in 2017 we talked and I decided I would fly to sail on the newest ship ever. We have been reading all the news stories, watching all the video and reviews since we booked in Feb 2018. We booked the infinite balcony 6117. The cabin had the beds near the bathroom. This made the room seem bigger than usual. The shower was great, Room to turn around in, adjustable shower head, bar for putting your leg up, extra tray for your toiletries. They had conditioner, shampoo and body wash is pump bottles firmly attached to the wall. Hooks for hanging up swimsuits. Large door that swung out. Big fluffy towels that had loops if you wanted to hang them up. Lots of storage space, hairdryer and plug in the bathroom. the cabin had a lot of space, very comfortable chairs on the veranda, a few too many pillows but they were easily moved. Fridge, ample plug for USB & other electrical needs. A plug next to the bed for CPAP or oxygen machine. There was a curtain that came down at the window that completely darken the room. We left the bi-fold doors open all the time and slept with the window down. It was only locked twice during the end of the cruise and that was due to rain. We dined in all 4 dining rooms. Each had a regional theme-Italian in Tuscan, Greek in Cyprus, French in Normandy and Cosmopolitan was sort of American. 25% of the menu represented the region. I found the food delicious. There was lobster on the 2nd 'evening chic' night. We dined that night in the Normandy but this menu was available in all 4. We had sushi at Raw on 5. it was fresh and tasty. Saw le Petite Chef. the pasta, and steak were good, the dessert a bit sweet for my taste. The animation was great. We did not see much of the entertainment-there are so many placed just to sit and relax aboard the ship. The service was excellent-from out room steward, to guest services to the bar staff at the pool and coffee bars-each was prompt, accurate and friendly. We took 1 shore excursion. We have been to these ports before. We actually went to the shore excursion desk (it actually was a counter with computer tablets), at 1000, swiped my card, picked a beach break in the Cayman Island, the tickets came out of a slot at the end of the desk and we were waiting for the tender at 1115 in the theater. The automation was quick and easy. We got color coded bracelets for out trip. the shuttles from the port to the beach were air conditioned and clean, Calico Jacks was a beautify beach, we had an umbrella and 2 beach chairs. Sure we might have done this on our own but Celebrity took care of it all and made sure we got back to the ship on time. There was trivia twice a day. All the baked goods were yummy! They were baking fresh each morning in the upstairs buffet. While Celebrity is fantastic for cruising. I would not recommend their shuttles to and from the ship or their hotel arrangements. We had Celebrity book a hotel for us before and after the cruise.We flew into Ft. Lauderdale, our ship was in Ft. Lauderdale and the hotel was in Miami. The cruise ship shuttle from the ship to the hotel made 7 other stops, 2 at Miami Airport, took 3.5 hours and the bathroom was locked. Next time I will make shore side arrangements independently. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Great looking ship decor nice ew ship smell. Food was very average. Some dishes were downright inedible. Stay away from any fish not called salmon. Entertainment hit or miss. Some of the shows were downright strange others pretty ... Read More
Great looking ship decor nice ew ship smell. Food was very average. Some dishes were downright inedible. Stay away from any fish not called salmon. Entertainment hit or miss. Some of the shows were downright strange others pretty good Pool great long and not overcrowded Lots of lounge chairs on deck no issue with chair hogs. Never had to search far even on sea days Infinite balcony is a miss. Just a window cabin. Magic carpet is a total waste. Does nothing for me. Never moved from deck 15. Also didn’t use the new tenders so no mc do go ashore. Didn’t do any excursions just got off for a cheap t shirt at each stop Boarding and disembarkation flawless. Ten minutes from can to Cabin. Leaving ship same story.Running track and gym top on the seas. Track is 2 level nice to run on. Gym has tons of machines no wait ever. Service in dining rooms . Not great . Want iced tea? Better bring your own. Want to pay for a drink? They’ll be right with you. Would I go again on edge? No Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
A group of us went. It was a new ship and we purchased before it was built. Beautiful ship, food and service was great as usual for Celebrity. See below. Cabin was a dissapointment although it was beautiful it was smaller than ususal or ... Read More
A group of us went. It was a new ship and we purchased before it was built. Beautiful ship, food and service was great as usual for Celebrity. See below. Cabin was a dissapointment although it was beautiful it was smaller than ususal or it felt that way due to the configuration. The shows were great. The steak house is definately worth going to but I would highly encourage booking before you leave. We were able to get in for a lunch on the last day. The specialty restaurants are very busy and hard to get in so book ahead. The pool was nice for lounging and laps. Sunset bar area had very little shade if any. It could use some cover of some type. Great place to enjoy a cocktail. Emarkation and disembarking went very well and quick. Ocean view cafe always had plenty to choose from. I don't think I will go back on this new class. I prefer the Soltice ships better ie Reflection etc. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
Long time Cel. Cruiser. Had heard many negative and positive comments. We were much happier then we expected. I think many problems have been addressed--with a few minor changes will be perfect for us. Check in was flawless-- starts ... Read More
Long time Cel. Cruiser. Had heard many negative and positive comments. We were much happier then we expected. I think many problems have been addressed--with a few minor changes will be perfect for us. Check in was flawless-- starts trip in a happy light. Going immediately to your cabin a big plus-- our cabin was ready before noon !!! We then had lunch and off to explore ship. We found many nooks and crannies to read or relax . Never felt crowded or closed in. Decor is that of an upscale resort. I felt a little sad that I did not feel I was on a ship. Expansive views,of water solved problem. We saw many activities each day. I think this had improved over the last month. Music throughout the ship was pleasant and nightly shows were far and above the usual. Plenty of deck space and inside spaces. Eden became our favorite spot during the day followed by the rooftop garden. Both great atmosphere !!! Do miss library, but they are adding book exchange. We also had traditional trivia and other games. The art auction was more subdued-- in much better taste and did not have tacky sales and pushy salesmen in shops !! Food was better then previous cruises in main areas. Uncharg es are high in speciality rest. and drink prices were raised. Very few wines or mixed drinks for classic drink package. Having 4dining rooms a great idea. Much nicer then 2 large ones. Eden a great addition for lunch and breakfast. Buffet much improved. My biggest negatives were shopping--totally expensive!!!! Did not cater to taste of guests. Everyone complained. A Fair trade shop would be great for gifts etc. Needed a sportswear shop like Columbia-- wearable and moderate prices. Only other complaints were decor details. Cabins great, but 6 throw pillows----look great in a pic but way too many plus 4 big pillows-no reg. Ones. You had to throw them on floor--then trip over them. Suites also had rocking chairs that we were told have been removed-- again not good for function just decor. Better overview on tables and chairs do they just look great or are they confortable -- form vs function. Bath design great. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Let me start by saying that I am a big fan of cruises and have sailed over thirty times on ships owned by all the major lines from Carnival to Crystal. I am also a big fan of Celebrity Cruises. As a cruise buff I couldn’t help but be ... Read More
Let me start by saying that I am a big fan of cruises and have sailed over thirty times on ships owned by all the major lines from Carnival to Crystal. I am also a big fan of Celebrity Cruises. As a cruise buff I couldn’t help but be excited about the Edge. The hype promised a cutting Edge ship with innovations that will become industry standards. I bought into the hype and was more than willing to pay the higher than average ticket price. Once onboard the first impression is that the Edge is truly a beautiful ship. Eden is without a doubt the most beautiful venue at sea. The Solarium is also well thought out. Another nice design feature are the martini glass Jacuzzis. The staff keeps the ship spotless. As we explored the ship on the first day it seemed crowded. Elevators were slow and crowded. It was hard to find an available table in the bar areas and at the buffet. During the following days we learned that the only time the ship didn’t seem crowded was when the ship was at a port. Although the Edge is beautiful, in my mind it has several design flaws. First of all the Magic Carpet should be renamed the Windy Carpet because most of the time it’s too windy to use. Something that constantly drove me crazy was that several decks don’t permit you to walk from one end of the ship to the other. As for the infinity balcony there are pros and cons. Yes it does provide you more cabin space. What it doesn’t provide is the balcony that the early riser in the room can go to andpermit their cabin mate to sleep. This is because the blackout for light is only available at the window and not at the glass doors that devide the balcony from the room. The Edge doesn’t have a grand dining room but instead four dining rooms none of which are very impressive. This concept just didn’t work for me personally. Celebrity is known for providing a quality dining experience but food tended to be hit or miss in the free dining venues. As for speciality dining, one won’t find the fine dining Italian or French restaurant that other ships offer. Instead, the Edge’s speciality dining concept tries hard to deliver truly unique experiences. Both the Eden and Petite Chef offer diners very creative dining entertainment but fall very short on the food delivered. The five course Eden menu and the four course Petite Chef menu only offer two choices per course. The food wasn’t bad but didn’t live up to what you would expect from a premium restaurant. We did enjoy several lunches at the Grand Bistro which offered a quality lunch for only $20. Raw on Five, also provided a quality dining experience but there Al A Cart menu can truly add up. It should be noted that if you purchase a dining package you are only entitled to a $35 per person credit when using the package. Entertainment was ok but in no way memorable. The Edge production shows were high on acrobatics very poor on quality singing and dancing. They created their own shows which were slow and tedious with poorly created plots. I wish they would consider broadway type shows moving forward. I will say that the theater is very well designed and attractive. I can’t end this review without saying that service on the Edge was outstanding. The staff was always friendly and helpful. They always did all they could to handle any request. All in all, as an avid cruiser I’m glad it took the cruise but I highly doubt that I will ever sail on the Edge again. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
We are not "professional" cruisers but have spent a fair share of time on various cruise lines. We are retired and in our 60s. Two years ago We were enticed by the promotional material to book this brand new ship. The Rooftop ... Read More
We are not "professional" cruisers but have spent a fair share of time on various cruise lines. We are retired and in our 60s. Two years ago We were enticed by the promotional material to book this brand new ship. The Rooftop Garden, the Magic Carpet, infinite balcony, etc all made it sound like a unique experience. It was pretty good but certainly did not live up to our expectations. The ship experience begins with online express registration, applying technology to expedite the boarding. The focus on technology continued through the cruise, but not always successfully. We were traveling with a group and had linked all of our reservations beforehand for dining. Upon arrival we found out that our group was split into different dining rooms. Thankfully we worked out the issue while onboard. The infinite veranda is a longer room with a double hung window where the veranda railing would normally be. A small space called the veranda is created by closing a set of glass bifold doors and lowering the upper section of the double hung window. The room can only be darkened with the blind associated with the double hung window. Additionally, the air conditioning shuts off when the window is lowered. Consequently the cabin and veranda space cannot be used separately. As others have indicated there is limited hanging space for long clothes. The closets are chopped up into small sections. There is no clothes line in the bathroom and no readily apparent means of creating your own. The ship had marvelously talented performers. Unfortunately the productions chosen to showcase their talents were Very contemporary , repetitive and wrapped in redundant applications of technology. It was difficult to find a time when the Magic Carpet was actually open. In our experience it sat locked up on deck 15 most of the time. Eden, a large multi story semi atrium at a the aft of the ship appeared very underutilized. Hosting a lengthy ethereal show most nights it seemed, like the other entertainment on the Edge, to be very much out of synch with the demographics of the travelers on the ship. The wonderful warm helpful staff compensated for many of the ship's deficiencies for us. In general the whole ship experience appears aimed at a much younger crowd, but attracted a ship full of retirees. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
The following are our opinions only. Feel free to agree or disagree (with respect, please). Boarding could not have been easier. Got to Port Everglades around 11:45. We used the expedited service with our boarding passes loaded on our ... Read More
The following are our opinions only. Feel free to agree or disagree (with respect, please). Boarding could not have been easier. Got to Port Everglades around 11:45. We used the expedited service with our boarding passes loaded on our mobile phones. We had previously sent Celebrity our photos and copies of our passports. I didn't time it, but I think we were in the terminal (which is quite nice by cruise terminal standards) no more than 5 minutes. We were allowed to bring our little rollabouts directly to our room. Loved that. Light lunch in the buffet (nothing special, but then we are not buffet enthusiasts). The Edge is beautiful, no bones about it, but some things didn't work well for us. More about that later. Our stateroom (Aqua Class mid ship) was pretty good. Lots of storage space. We ended up with empty nooks and crannies, and trust me, we don't travel light! Bed was very comfortable and bedding was fine. On to the infinite veranda: All of our cruises for the last several years have been Aqua Class on Solstice Class ships. We really missed the reclining chairs and ottomans. And, btw, we like the Solstice Hansgrohe shower fixtures better than the fixtures on the edge. Blu: the best part of Aqua Class and we were not disappointed. Service, menu items, catering to whims. I had a shrimp cocktail every evening and my wife got huge bowls of berries every morning. Shameless plug here: our servers the first evening were Delwin and Alina and we chose to have every Blu meal at one of their tables. One lunch in the Eden Cafe: excellent. One specialty dinner with Le Petit Chef: what an enchanting experience. There are only two entree choices and the secondary choice does not coordinate with the animation. Service was superb and we marvel at the timing that enable servers to deliver well-prepared meals in precise coordination with the animation. Only you can decide if it's worth $55.00 per person. To us, it was a great use of onboard credit. Entertainment: The theatre is TOO small! We were told that it seats only 880 people compared to over 1200 on Solstice Class ships. You can do the math. It means lining up to get into a show at least 45 minutes before the start of the show. We did not go to a single productions show. Music volume in the theatre was incredibly loud. I am hard of hearing and even with my hearing aids off or out, I found the volume overwhelming. And the use of strobe and flashing lights is something neither my wife nor I can handle. We like the fact that there are no pillars to block sight lines and the “theatre (almost) in the round” design is very appealing in that it seems to allow for more close-up seating. With respect to lighting, the use of a huge flashing chandelier in the grand plaza is also somewhat disconcerting. And the “enchanted forest” on 5 leading to Blu, Tiffany and Eden was anything but enchanting to us. Shopping is pretty much all high end and there were none of the end-of-cruise sales which appeal to a lot of cruisers. That being said, a friend asked us to buy an item which she had seen on the inaugural cruise, but wasn't ready to buy. She had a price point in mind (which was the inaugural cruise price). The item had gone up in price, but the shop staff was willing to accommodate her request. Nice gesture. A word to the wise: if you eat in Blu on the final day, don''t try to get to breakfast at 7:30. The elevator lobby nearest to Blu was stuffed with people who chose early departure from the ship. It was next to impossible for us to get off the elevator (and we had our little rollabouts) If this review seems negative, please keep in mind that this is our personal opinion. Many of our fellow cruisers were thrilled by the Edge. As for us, our next Celebrity Cruise is likely to be on The Silhouette (post refurbishment). Sorry to go on and on and not even cover very much. If you have any questions, I will be glad to share further opinions. Smooth sailing! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
We Booked this cruise just after bookings opened. We watched the progress of the build with great anticipation. Finally it is time to vacation on the Edge! We arrived in Ft Lauderdale 2 days early with hopes that we might get some beach ... Read More
We Booked this cruise just after bookings opened. We watched the progress of the build with great anticipation. Finally it is time to vacation on the Edge! We arrived in Ft Lauderdale 2 days early with hopes that we might get some beach time and really hit the ground running on vacation. As it worked out the best laid plans! It was a bit chilly and dreary on Saturday so no beach :( Instead we explored the area around our hotel and had several nice meals and a nap or two! So not what we had hoped for it was a good time of rest and easing into vacation mode. We arrived at the port at about 11 a.m. and we were checked in and on the ship within about 20 minutes or so. We went directly to our rooms to drop our things and retrieve our keys. We were also able to meet our room steward Chico who was very friendly and eager to make our stay the one yet. Off to explore. Navigating the ship was a bit of a challenge as it was so very different, however, it did not take long to get the hang of it! Happy to say I only turned the wrong way off of the elevator once the whole week! (It is a miracle) We then found seats on the Magic Carpet and had a few drinks and a snack. It was a bit windy but so pleasant! Met some nice shipmates. Then off to Muster. Easy peasy and done. A quick review of our room we were in a C2 in an unfortunate location under the pool deck. When I say noisy I am not sure I have the right words for it. We will be very careful from now on about location. The room itself is beautiful and so much storage we didn't even use it all. The bathroom is again beautiful with plenty of storage. The new balcony design is ok. Hubby loved it I really have no strong opinion one way or the other. It is nice to have the extra space as part of the room and I used it several times with window up and with it down. We had booked the Fine Cut Steakhouse for dinner on the first night and I must say it was amazing. The service, the food and the wine were all top notch! Off to the show. The entertainment on this ship is different from anything we have ever experienced in our 19 cruises. They have some very talented singers and dancers. It was entertaining. Each of the production shows were written and developed for this ship so they are different and very unique. I enjoyed them with that being said I am not including anything in Eden. We walked through Eden and went in one evening to check out the entertainment. Our group of 4 were in agreement that it was not for us. There is something in the air there that made it difficult for me to breath and I don't have any illnesses. It looked hazy and smelled odd. Not bad just odd. The rest of the week was spent enjoying our surroundings and the crew. Everyone was so friendly with a few exceptions. There were several of the entertainment staff that were a bit standoffish and more into themselves than the passengers. The Andramada (sp) party was fun but again lots of entertainment staff there but not a lot of mingling. Damien was a good Cruise director very friendly and approachable as was Madison one of the singers. The guest entertainers were great! All of them can't say enough about them. The white party was fun and silent disco is always fun! Bandioke was new to us and it was great fun as well. There are so many talented artist on board the Edge it is crazy! Our dining experience was pleasant all the food was a step up from what we have had on other celebrity cruises. The martini bar was disappointing. We love the iced bar. It was difficult to get a seat at the bar or in the entire room for that matter. The grand foye was beautiful. We had several of the crew that made the trip really special. Chico our room steward, Racquel a server in the club, Jomeel the bartender in the club, Nelson a server in the Tuscan, Polo a server in the Cosmopolitan, Madison one of the singers. All in all the Edge is a beautiful ship and would not hesitate to sail her again in the future if she is going my direction. Read Less
Celebrity Edge Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 3.8
Dining N/A 4.2
Entertainment 4.0 2.8
Public Rooms 4.5 4.0
Fitness Recreation 5.0 3.7
Family 3.0 3.7

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