579 Celebrity Edge Cruise Reviews

We had been looking forward to our trip on the edge as loyal celebrity cruisers but I have to say it was not the best. I loved our room and Blu restaurant but there are so few venues and the same 3 groups just kept rotating thru the 3 ... Read More
We had been looking forward to our trip on the edge as loyal celebrity cruisers but I have to say it was not the best. I loved our room and Blu restaurant but there are so few venues and the same 3 groups just kept rotating thru the 3 venues. Gone is the world class bar and the grand lobby bar so the only venues are the martini bar, the club and the Eden. Don't think I'll do the edge again but stick to the silhouette class ships. The room had plenty of storage and feels bigger with infinite veranda but I actually missed having an actual veranda. In a way it was a blessing because we had terrible weather but still I missed having an actual veranda. The spa was okay but again, I missed being able to go from our rooms to the spa without having to get on an elevator. Read Less
Sail Date March 2020
First - we were very surprised and privileged to be on this particular trip: This was in celebration of International Women's Day and our bridge crew (as well as many department heads) were all women. They refereed to themselves as ... Read More
First - we were very surprised and privileged to be on this particular trip: This was in celebration of International Women's Day and our bridge crew (as well as many department heads) were all women. They refereed to themselves as Oceans 27. Our Captain Kate McCue and her staff were always present throughout the cruise, ready for a quick discussion. Captain Kate also did a Q&A about her journey to her captaincy. A truly remarkable woman!!! As we were just moving out of Ft. Lauderdale, Captain Kate comes on to tell us that du to ocean conditions being a bit rough we were gong to have to slow our journey down to keep both the ship safe and the passengers comfortable. My first thought - can I swim back to the port if I jumped now? Was not looking forward to a rocking cruise! The bad news continued - we were not going to make our port call in Tortola. Not a huge low because now we were going to get a full day in San Juan vs. just a few hours. So all in all good news. We got an extra day to truly experience and explore the Edge. And what a time it was! This ship is incredibly beautiful, stunning, very edgy in design. A very modern, sleek concept - not your typical cruise ship. The stores are a bit high end. The decor and layout of the ship is very pleasing. The restaurants extremely different not only in design but by food choices and cuisines. what is particularly appealing about the restaurant, you hae a choice a four to to go for your select dining. Our group was assigned to Cyprus (the greek themed restaurant) and we all gathered there the fist night. We all splintered off in other directions to try the other restaurants. Absolutely for a very unique experience, try Eden Restaurant! Live performers entertain, the food is beautifully presented and just the experience of the restaurant is worth the upgrade charge. The buffet is as expected. Many good choices. What we enjoyed was the made to order stations (two) Plenty of seating if you walk away from the main area where everyone seems to congregate. The roof top garden was breathtaking with it's sculpture. There's also a big screen up there and plenty of lounge chairs. Also a big screen by the pool area but it is noisier. Highly recommend the adults only pool space if you are not traveling with young ones or teens. The only issue is that since it is glass domed, it does get a bit humid in there and even though the windows do crank open, we didn't see anyone doing this. The walking/jogging track is unusual in that it goes over two decks so you get a good feel for different levels of walking. It is completely outside and the views and fresh air is wonderful. Take the Inside Access Tour!!! Very interesting. Note - you do have to wear long pants and closed shoes. I didn't pick up on this when making the reservation and unfortunately my husband had to back out because all he had was dress shoes and long dress pants, not particularly good for an access tour. You get to tour the provisions area, laundry area, engine control room, crew lounge, galleys and the best part - The Bridge!!! The tour is roughly about two hours and you get earbuds to listen to the tour leader as not to be distracted by other noises. I feel it is a bit pricey at $140 USD per person; it really should be about $50/$75 range. If you can spring the cost (use your ship credit) it is definitely worth it. Entertainment on board - well, not particularly our taste. Again very innovative, contemporary, modern dance, singing and song interpretations. All was okay but again not our taste but the main theater is again something new and different in cruising. The on board arts/crafts, enrichments, were good and fun. Read Less
Sail Date March 2020
My husband and I just returned from a week on the Edge. After reading the reviews I was concerned that maybe we should have stuck with a Solstice class ship. I worried for nothing! We were in Aqua class so this may not apply everywhere ... Read More
My husband and I just returned from a week on the Edge. After reading the reviews I was concerned that maybe we should have stuck with a Solstice class ship. I worried for nothing! We were in Aqua class so this may not apply everywhere but unlike the reviews, there was beautiful bath products including body lotion, not plain wrap as I had read. Also, Elite level guests can have drinks from 5 to 7 in any bar except the Magic carpet and are not relegated to the Club lounge which can be a bit dark. The ship is beautifully decorated with interesting and fun areas and furniture. Eden is a fantastic place and the show very different and exciting. We loved the infinity balcony. You can lower it just a bit all night and hear the ocean and if too windy, you can have it up and look out....can't do this on a traditional balcony. Best of all was the entertainment. we went to at least 2 performances every night with music we loved...Jersey boys, mowtown, elvis, ABBA...there were younger passengers but the music was for everyone. Blu was as good as ever as was the service. of course, all they say about Captain Kate is true...she is the best. We can't wait to go again! Read Less
Sail Date March 2020
Bar staff is totally underwhelming. Always waited in line to get a drink, always, any time any area. Infinity balcony is not a balcony, it's a window. I for one would prefer to actually be outside on a balcony. Food was very good, ... Read More
Bar staff is totally underwhelming. Always waited in line to get a drink, always, any time any area. Infinity balcony is not a balcony, it's a window. I for one would prefer to actually be outside on a balcony. Food was very good, had select dining, went to all the venues and never had a wait. We had a concierge cabin and had prepaid for transportation to airport as we had an early flight. After asking concierge multiple times if we needed a ticket of some sort for the transportation we were told no, it's all set someone will meet you when you disembark. Having sailed on HAL we were used to things of this sort being taken care of. After asking several of the ship personnel about transportation we were finally told to get on one of the buses, if they ask for money get off and find another one. Movie selection was abysmal without having to pay extra. Our last cruise on HAL we had several choices of recent movies at no additional cost. Having said that with the 4 free PERKS this was a bargain Read Less
Sail Date March 2020
I was ready to go back to Celebrity after taking about 20 years off. I felt I was too young at the time for the passengers back then. Well, now at 58 I truly enjoyed the Edge and the changes away from the cruising cult. I had the 4 ... Read More
I was ready to go back to Celebrity after taking about 20 years off. I felt I was too young at the time for the passengers back then. Well, now at 58 I truly enjoyed the Edge and the changes away from the cruising cult. I had the 4 perk package with an Aqua Class cabin. I was thrilled that I was never asked to sign a check, even at the specialty restaurants. The restaurant concept was like eating at a new restaurant every night which we did except for 2 nights at Blu. We also did Fine Cut and The Edge dinner on the Magic Carpet. Spa was great, no pressure. I loved the new infinity veranda room. Made the room larger when the shutter was open. Also, you were able to keep the window open all night long if you wanted to hear the motion of the ocean. Embarkation and Debarkation was amazing. I had never gotten on or off a ship that fast. The crew was very friendly on the entire ship. Only complaint from me is once again people hogging up the deck chairs and never sitting in them. I was traveling with a friend and if you got out to the pool after 9am it was impossible to find a deck chair together. I wish any cruise line would make this a priority. Read Less
Sail Date March 2020
We have cruise on numerous cruise line including Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Norwegian. This was our 16th cruise and we are in our mid 20's. Let me just say that we were a bit skeptical about going on this ship as previous reviews ... Read More
We have cruise on numerous cruise line including Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Norwegian. This was our 16th cruise and we are in our mid 20's. Let me just say that we were a bit skeptical about going on this ship as previous reviews mentioned it had an older crowd. We picked this ship solely on the ship itself and let me say that it did not disappoint. Food/Dinning : There were plenty of options on board. We either had breakfast in the dinning room or in the Oceanview cafe which by the way was great. We are not big fan of buffets, but there was a lot of selection and the layout and design was elevated. The higher than usual ceilings made a big difference. For lunch, I would recommend Eden Cafe. It offered made to order Sandwich and Soup and they were all fabulous. For supper, we had selected dining and alternated between the 4 dinning rooms. We really liked this concept. We were a total of 8 cruisers and never waited more than 30 minutes for a table. We did not dine in the speciality dinning as we felt the food in the main dining room was excellent. Ship : Let me just say that this ship is AMAZING. Every area is so thoughtfully thought of. All the venues are very well design and so modern! We never felt crowed onboard. The Eden is something out of this world. There was plenty of quiet area to relax and read a book around the ship. Spa : We had Thermal Suites passes which we enjoyed very much. We were a little sceptical that there would be a lot of people at the same time at the spa but this was not the case. We never had an issue having a heated lounger and the different rooms only a minimal amount of people at the same time. We would highly recommend as it was a truly relaxing experience. Entertainment : There was a lot of things going on at night to keep you busy. There was always a spot were live music was playing and different shows in the Theater. They also had shows in The Club and in the Eden. It is true that the entertainment is little more geared for an older crowd, however, we still had lots of fun and danced more than on previous cruises. Cabin : We had a Infinite balcony stateroom and had read mixed reviews on this type of room, however we preferred it more than a typical balcony room. The floor to ceiling window with the possibility of opening it up to let the fresh air come in was great. The room was very modern and spacious. We enjoyed being able to control the lights and blind from the mobile app. Let me just say that the shower was bigger than the usual shower on cruise ships. Service : Excellent! Embarkation/Disembarkation : Very efficient!! We had expedited arrival on our boarding passes for check in and from the time we stepped foot in the building to being on the ship, it took 10 minutes. We arrived at the port at around 11:30. Disembarkation, we did self disembarkation, went in the Eden at 7:20 and were out waiting for a taxi at around 7:40. Very quick as well. Captain Kate is truly amazing. She makes the daily announcements very interesting and understandable. She truly is a gem and is visible around the ship. We would not hesitate to cruise again on the Celebrity Edge, the most beautiful ship we've even sailed on. Read Less
Sail Date March 2020
I read a lot of reviews both positive and negative about the Edge and decided I would go with an open mind. Glad I did. Six of us traveling on this western Caribbean cruise. Our cabin was on Deck 11, 11232, Concierge Class. The room ... Read More
I read a lot of reviews both positive and negative about the Edge and decided I would go with an open mind. Glad I did. Six of us traveling on this western Caribbean cruise. Our cabin was on Deck 11, 11232, Concierge Class. The room exceeded our expectations. Roomy with more than enough storage. Loved the IV concept instead of the open balcony which we normally reserve. On blustery drizzly days we were able to keep the window open and relax in that area. Cabin did not overheat or become too hot. Nicole our room attendant was amazing. Highly visible and extremely competent. We ate at various dining venues: oceanview cafe buffet, Tuscan dining room for dinner & captains club breakfasts, specialty restaurant Fine Cut Steakhouse. All provided excellent food choices and service. Sugar free desserts were sadly lacking at most meals which was an issue for one of our traveling companions, We loved the theater in the round concept and enjoyed all the shows. This was only our 2nd Celebrity cruise and 1st one on Edge. All our cruising has been done on RC. Capt Kate was probably the most visible Capt from all the cruses we've taken. Her daily updates were both humorous and informative. I guess one of my few negatives is that the public rooms in the evening are much too small for the crowds, same for the bars. The positives far outweigh the negatives. We enjoyed this ship so much that we booked another cruise next year on her sister ship Apex. Read Less
Sail Date March 2020
This review is long but subtitled for reference. The review is not a comparison to any other ships only intended to share information and experiences we had on our March Western Caribbean cruise. We had Aqua category and all (4) perks plus ... Read More
This review is long but subtitled for reference. The review is not a comparison to any other ships only intended to share information and experiences we had on our March Western Caribbean cruise. We had Aqua category and all (4) perks plus the Drink package upgrade. We did not have children with us. We did not have access to the Retreat (Suites) area, we experienced only the Stone Massage and did not visit all the onboard restaurants. Finally, we would take a cruise on the Celebrity EDGE again. EMBARKATION - was easy but could use some signage for guests to know where to move to and lines to be in for security. They released passengers in waves to proceed upstairs and pass through Security. There was an “expedited” line that you needed to have on your ticket in-hand and they used facial recognition (which you provide before arriving) as the only documentation to pass through the detectors. After you pass through the detectors you are directed to sit on a bench area but then moved to a different bench area. Passengers needing assistance boarded first. Then the Concierge category boarded before Aqua. But then in the middle of boarding Concierge they called for ALL Expedited passengers (us) to board apparently regardless of category. Got to our room easily and quickly once Boarding began – maybe 10-15 minutes and we were in our room. We were in our room at 11:00am. AQUA CATEGORY ROOMS – the rooms are physically pretty much same as other EDGE Veranda rooms. The King size bed is very comfortable. The stateroom room was very quiet all times of the day – never heard anyone next door or above or below. The room technology works as expected although there are switches all over for whatever you might want to control. The shower is very nice – (5) shower heads. The heated mirror keeps the bathroom very warm. Did not notice any “Aroma Therapy” in the room but, the lotion and bath products did offer some pleasant mild scents. The bathroom is ample in size even for two people together. You do have (2) robes and a hair dryer included. The bed location was back near the bathroom which left the area near the Verandah as the main living area. We found this orientation most desirable and learned that on the Starboard side of the ship; as you face the room doors, the door on the left (more toward the front of the ship) will have the bed location near the bathroom as we had; cabin #9262. We were not sure if we would like the EDGE style verandah compared to other ships. As we lived with it and became accustom to the differences we decided it functions very well. Verandah seating was available to us in any weather; wind, sun, hot or cold. On a hot and windy day at sea you could choose to open the upper half and experience the elements or close it and be seated at the edge looking over the water and distant views while being very comfortable. There is a significant increase in the privacy afforded you by the subsumed verandah space. A cool experience is to turn on the verandah overhead light and close the folding French doors at night – the frosted glass creates a beautiful setting inside the stateroom. The French doors also provide privacy inside the stateroom should you find yourself docked across from another ship or hotel. You do not have the feeling of “openness” afforded the traditional verandahs but with the window completely lowered it offered a similar experience but with the added benefits mentioned here. There is not sufficient room for a lounge chair or two on the verandah but the deck chairs and table work well. The only real disadvantage we found was the divider between the upper and lower glass was at “eye level” for anyone of average height. If you wish to view across to the horizon you had to sit straight upright or slouch in the deck chairs. Traditional verandah railings can present a similar experience. PERKS – We selected an Aqua Category room with all (4) Perks plus the Beverages and More upgrade. We had a wide selection of premium beverages including a daily replenished Mini-fridge for no additional charge or gratuity, although we did tip occasionally in addition to the pre-paid when warranted. There were no additional charges with exception of some wines and spirits beyond “premium” or if you ordered a bottle of wine from their list. SEAPASS CARD – attach it to your body because it is used for everything on board and to get on or off the ship. For example, if you order a drink that costs more than the pre-paid package you purchased - when the card is used by the bartender the charge will be found on your folio at the end of the cruise and then be charged to your credit card. NAVIGATING THE SHIP – was confusing for the first couple days, as to what was on which floor. The interior ship design is “fluid” meaning it flows from one area to the next but not in lengthy straight lines of sight. Along the paths from aft to stern are many points of interest that you eventually learn to correlate with desired destinations. The EDGE is not a very large ship so a walk from one end to the other is a daily event, usually often and there are only about (6) decks of public areas to learn. Navigating the upper two decks with the multilevel jogging track that splits the deck is a bit of a challenge at first finding access points to the elevator banks. There are directions posted everywhere for anyone who prefers to read. GOING ASHORE – was efficient and effortless. Using the facial recognition technology made the process of going ashore quick and without the need of a Passport. ELEVATORS – there are two banks of elevators – one forward and one aft with six elevators in each bank. The elevators are well marked with where you are and where you might want to go. They are large and operation is quick. INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DESIGN – We loved the interior design of the EDGE. It’s definitely “new”, contemporary, fluid, beautiful color pallets throughout, eclectic, open, and easily navigated. Many features are interwoven into the design that help define specific areas of interest for guests. There are also décor features intent to make a statement amidst the warmer colors. Many different materials have been used to decorate walls and ceilings and to create pseudo walls. There was even much attention given to the floor designs. The overall feeling is one of an “upscale” environment that we found appealing and comfortable. SERVICE – was evident everywhere we went onboard. Not only was the service always available but the attitude of the individuals providing the service was upbeat and pleasant – at least 95% of the time. This included every service member we experienced while onboard the ship. INSIDE SHIP TOUR – was well worth the cost and time. The tour took about 2 ½ hours. You were able to see a couple of the kitchens, a spirits room, a pantry, a crew lounging room, the laundry room, the engine room and the Bridge. We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to meet Captain Kate and her cat on the Bridge. You also saw a lot of activities as everything was in constant motion as you walked from one end of the ship to the other along what they refer to as “Route 95” that extends the length of the center of the ship on Deck 2. By the end of the tour you will wonder how it is all possible - on any cruise ship. GRAND PLAZA – includes the Martini Bar and all the tables surrounding the central (Piazza) area. The Martini bar is small and exasperating the issue is the size of the chairs at the bar. The chairs are wide and comfortable but the space only accommodates a limited number of chairs. In addition, a third of the bar is for standing with a few high chairs. If you want to sit at the bar get their early or be lucky enough to grab a seat if someone near you happens to leave the bar. The bar top is not iced but the bartenders periodically put on a great bottle and shaker show – very entertaining. There is musical and vocal entertainment each day in the Grand Plaza which can be watched from the floor or from above from the surrounding floor overlooking banisters. ENTERTAINMENT – music seemed inconsistent with the quality of the ship. It was marginal in all the venues. There were however, some shows in the CLUB and EDEN that were quite entertaining and worth the time to be in the audience. THERMAL SPA ROOMS – were very nice and we enjoyed them all one afternoon. The Quartz and Salt rooms were completely un-eventful but the other rooms really functioned well – very nicely done. The thermal beds offer a beautiful view out over the ship’s bow and there is a deck you can go out on to enjoy more of the views. The use of the Thermal Spa rooms was included with the Aqua Category room – a nice to have benefit. There are a number of Treatment rooms, of all different types available for additional costs. Access to the Thermal Spa rooms was easy for Aqua guests – you simply exchanged your Seapass for their key card before entering the rooms. POOLS – were usually very busy areas on the ship. The main pool is large and has a lot of lounges around and some in the water to enjoy. But as usual you have guests who feel they have purchased the lounges and own them for the entire voyage by laying claim with towels and clips. Celebrity does not enforce the “not in use” policies. There is an adults only pool in the cellarium which is much smaller and seems to attract an older demographic than the main pool. There is a 3rd pool in the Retreat that we did not have access to which is exclusive to Suite guests. MAGIC CARPET – was not all that was hyped but it was interesting and enjoyable in good weather. The wind often curtails use of the outboard platform which becomes totally susceptible to the wind. There is plenty of cocktail seating available and there is a bar. We never had the occasion to be onboard the platform other than when it was on Deck 14. Dinner is served here one night but advance reservations are required and must be made when onboard. It is an experience to enjoy. OCEAN VIEW CAFE – the Buffet was open by the time we got there around11:30. A number of island stations and more stations along the walls. Plenty of selection of everything. Nice open feel to the Buffet and especially the dining areas along the perimeter of the ship. Abundant tables and chairs all around the two-story glass windows. A Pizza station in the rear of the dining area with great pizza selection hot from the oven. CAFE AL BACIO - provides a great place to relax and enjoy a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, although there are coffees with spirts. Comfortable and casual large lounge where servers will take you order and bring it to your table. There are also about (18) varieties of pastries to select from to accompany your coffee. BLU RESTAURANT - where we didn’t need reservations and was only available to Aqua and Suite category passengers is an excellent venue. Well decorated and not very large with plenty of staff. Interesting menu selection that varies each day with some staples each day. The wine list although pretty good vineyard selection offered no older vintages and only a few older than 2017. The restaurant is not loud and very comfortable seating. EDEN RESTAURANT – provided our party of (4) with the finest meal we enjoyed on the ship. When looking over the menu and making our reservation we were skeptical of the EDEN based on the menu selection descriptions. Our dinner took no less than (3) hours. Each of the five courses were prepared to perfection. The food kept your interest and were small enough to try more than one per course. The food and service were exceptional, including the sommelier. The preparation and attention to presentation detail is what you might identify with a fine Test Kitchen. EDEN CAFE – offered a small assortment sandwiches and salads that were tasty and offered a pleasant area inside EDEN or outside to eat. There were also juices and teas available, as well as coffee. CYPRUS RESTAURANT – was good but neither the service or food were as good as expected for a restaurant offering their specialty Mediterranean seafood selections. Some entrées were better than others so it’s still worth having meals here. The dining room is nicely decorated and it doesn’t feel crowded. RAW ON 5 RESTAURANT – was a real disappointment for all of us. The menu selection is relegated to basic Asian and seafood selections that could be found at any Asian or average seafood restaurant. Only one Asian beer was available and they had to go somewhere else for it. The rolls were presented nicely, as was the Negri but, the selections were void of what should have been opportunities to demonstrate culinary capabilities. In addition, to the mediocre menu selections, the atmosphere was loud due to the proximity and openness to the Grand Plaza with evening entertainment performances. Overall, “Raw on 5” needs a Celebrity “re-make” with an objective to make a statement worthy of being on the Edge. “Raw on 5” is simply not consistent with the standards demonstrated at the other restaurants on the ship. SPA CAFE & JUICE BAR – offered interesting cold lite fare for lunch and breakfast. There were 10-12 different selections to choose from that were continually being refreshed. There were also 4-5 juices pre-mixed that were very good or you could have them prepare one of a half-dozen based on ingredients listed at the juice bar or if you have a concoction you prefer they will blend accordingly. Here you have to pay for the juices unless you one of the Celebrity packages that include the juice bar. There are also coffee, tea, dispensed juices and milk available. DISEMBARKATION – was not quite as well orchestrated as embarkation but it did move along quickly. We had luggage tag for Group #11 – 7:45 meet at the Theater. We were up at 6:00am, got cleaned up and packed up the final few items into our carry-on bags. Left the room and went to BLU for a quick lite breakfast. We headed toward our gathering spot in the Theater – Lvl 5. On the way there we passed the disembarkation doors so we stopped and waited for our number to be called - #11 – rather than proceeding to the theater as the doorways were completely clear. Soon after we decided to just walk-off (@8:00am) and on the way down they announced all baggage Groups 1 thru 15 were ready. We easily found the row with our luggage then found a Porter. The Porter took our luggage and we followed him to the pick-up point for “Park-n-Go”. The van dropped us off at our car and we headed out for 595 East then to I95 north. Reaching I95 at 9:00am. Read Less
Sail Date March 2020
This was our 2nd cruise with Celebrity and were very much looking forward to the ship after all of the marketing hype we had seen. The ship did not disappoint. The decor was simply stunning, sleek, modern, and bright. We spent a lot of ... Read More
This was our 2nd cruise with Celebrity and were very much looking forward to the ship after all of the marketing hype we had seen. The ship did not disappoint. The decor was simply stunning, sleek, modern, and bright. We spent a lot of time just taking in the many unique spaces. It was a feast for the eyes. Some cruisers remarked that the ship was too compartmentalized. The spaces were broken up but not in a way that made us feel boxed in. Like others, I wasn't sure how I felt about the infinity balcony -- it was spectacular for opening up the room, but hard to achieve that 'sitting out on the balcony feel'. We finally figured out that by closing the French doors in behind us, we could somewhat mimic the balcony experience, but unfortunately could not easily see the horizon when seated, as the bottom of the window frame was directly at eye level. In addition to the decor, we loved Celebrity's attention the to detail. The room lighting was varied and beautiful, the pool was very inviting. Hand washing stations at the buffet were a welcome addition, especially with conovid-19. I appreciated that we didn't have to walk though a smokey casino, that there was plenty of seating both inside and out and that the running track was well designed. The food was excellent; typically Celebrity-- lots of choice, flavors and in abundance. It's so good that you won't feel compelled to take in a specialty restaurant. We did however pay 95 pp to dine on the magic carpet which we thought would be an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately it was extremely windy that night and the staff did not seem prepared to deal with such high winds, as glasses crashed to the floor all around us and as a result plates were sometimes served cold. We dont typically expect Celebrity entertainment to be as good as other lines. However they created a lot of varied performances all over the ship. We found the Eden evolution and guest artists Vox Fortuna to be amazing. Live band kareoke was a great twist. Congrats Celebrity on greening your operations -- aluminum water bottles, reefillabe toiletries, paper straws -- these were great to see. Let's keep going by replacing plastic smoothie cups and travel coffee cups with resuables. Also was nice to hear that the ship does not emit much sulphur but the white plumes are not just steam as the marketing says -- they still emit plenty of C02. Iconic class (fuel cell) sounds promising though. Glad to finally see cruising heading in the right direction. We're the type of ppl to use an app over paper, but discovered that the app was not up-to-date compared to the paper itinerary. We ended up unfortunately waiting for activities that had been relocated or rescheduled. The app is still great but please keep the content up-to-date Celebrity. Was super awesome to have a female captain. Wow. How wonderful was it to see a strong female leader at the top of her game in a male dominated industry. We also learned that on international womens day would, the Edge would have an all female bridge crew. Incredible. A few tips for 1st time cruisers: 1. Unpack : there is lots of space. We discovered extra cupboards next to bathroom on day6. 2. Look for discounted food on day 1. We got 30 per cent off Fine Cut resto. 3. Silent disco is fun. A few tips for 1st time Celebrity cuisers: 1. Expect an older crowd (I would have guessed that 65 was the avg age) 2. Expect a slower pace; activities were not well attended, but were still enjoyable. 3. Enjoy sitting in the multiple beautiful spaces. Other ships don't have nearly as many unique places to sit and take in the splendid scenery. Enjoy the Edge for all it has to offer. Read Less
Sail Date March 2020
We traveled as a couple - ages late 50's. We have been on 5-6 cruises with no loyalty to any brand. This was our first with Celebrity. We pick cruises based on itinerary; however, this was the first time we selected based on the ... Read More
We traveled as a couple - ages late 50's. We have been on 5-6 cruises with no loyalty to any brand. This was our first with Celebrity. We pick cruises based on itinerary; however, this was the first time we selected based on the actual ship. We loved this cruise. If you like more of the traditional large main dining, follies type shows, water slides, rock climbing walls, etc. this ship is not for you. It is more modern, contemporary and so are the shows. There is not much for children to do on this ship. Embarkation/disembark: Both on and off the ship was quick and smooth. We had little waiting getting on and off. We chose to self assist getting off and it went quickly. We walked right up to a shuttle van, $11/each and we were off to the airport. Dining: We did select dining using the Celebrity App for reservations and had no problem getting in right away. We did stay away from the busy times of 6:30pm-8:00pm which works well for us anyway as we like to dine late. A few nights we showed up a little earlier or a little later and got right in. We ate in all 4 different "free" dining rooms and had lots of variety and never felt like we were eating the same thing. Service was excellent. We did not do any specialty dining so I can't speak to that. We like to use our money on shore excursions and time spent off ship vs. paying extra to dine. Shows: We went to a few shows held in both The Club and Theater. Can't remember all the names. We liked the contemporary modern theme to them and unlike some reviewers, felt that compared to other cruise ships there was actually more to do at night than other cruises we've been on. Multiple shows and entertainment going on in both venues at various different times. Bars: We had a drink in all of them:) We especially liked the Sunset Bar and Casino Bar. It was quieter and easier to converse with other passengers and make new friends. The Martini Bar which is sort of the hub of the ship we found just to be okay. Seemed like it was more of a place to have a drink before or after dinner. A little too mellow for our taste. The bartenders do put on a show at least once a night which is fun to see. Above the Martini Bar is a "Cafe" with deserts and coffee. We did not partake in this but it seemed pretty popular and people were really enjoying their coffee and dessert after dinner. Again, it was an extra cost and we tend to stay away from stuff like that on cruises as there is never a lack of food, sweets, treats, etc. that are included with the cruise. Tip: Skip the dining room desert offering and head to the Oceanview cafe after dinner. There is 5x the more selections that what is offered in the dining room. We found this ship to have many more spaces than other cruises that had places to quietly read book or converse with friends. The Roof Top Garden was super cool and during the day you could practically have the whole place to yourself. Eden was a bit strange and definitely different that you will not see on any other ship but in all actuality it was a nice change to the same old like you see on other ships within all their spaces. The Solarium (indoor pool) area is super peaceful and also a great place to just chill. The service was nothing but excellent as was food at the Oceanview buffet. This ship exceeded our expectations on food compared to a Carnival or Royal Carribbean. Cruise ship employees were always very friendly and accommodating. Always a smile on their face which I can imagine can be hard when you're taking care of 2,000 passengers. We had an infinite veranda and really liked it. People mention it's not a balcony and they are correct, but it is not sold as a balcony. It is, and appears on your paperwork as "infinite veranda". (Do your homework people.) It made the room seem bigger with the floor to ceiling window and had a darkening total blackout curtain for sleeping. It does have folding doors if you want to close it off, but we just left it all open the entire time as it gave us more room an we really enjoyed it. Would select this room type again. We also like that the entire room air cond, open close windows can be done using the Celebrity App. We loved the App and used it to load our daily activities we didn't want to miss out on. You do not need to purchase internet package to use their App. We loved that! If anything could have been better it was the small group entertainment. The single guy or small group of 3 singing in the lounges. Just felt they weren't that good; however, it didn't ruin my experience at all so I an keeping with the 5 star rating. Thank you Celebrity! We will be back! Read Less
Sail Date March 2020
Having cruised RCCL three times before, we selected this as our first cruise with Celebrity because the Caribbean itinerary didn't include a proprietary resort like Castaway Cay or or Perfect Day at Cococay. We travelled with two ... Read More
Having cruised RCCL three times before, we selected this as our first cruise with Celebrity because the Caribbean itinerary didn't include a proprietary resort like Castaway Cay or or Perfect Day at Cococay. We travelled with two other couples all over 50 year of age. This cruise was great for our demographic, but this ship is definitely not ideal for families with kids. We saw very few children or teens, as almost all passengers were 45-75. On the other hand, one plus was we never saw any passengers who were out-of-hand or drunk. The food was as good as any we have had on a ship. The Oceanview buffet in particular was a notch above RCCL. In addition to the usual fare, it has specialty dishes like coq au vin, beef bourguinon, etc. It was so good that one night we opted to eat there for dinner instead of a formal dining room. And we enjoyed all four of the standard dining rooms, which more or less were the same except for a few "signature" dishes and decor. We felt no need to pay more for specialty dining. We got an interior cabin on the 10th floor aft side, cabin 10263, which we were very pleased with. Our room attendant Jaime was absolutely incredible, pampering us without ever missing a beat. We tipped him accordingly. Our friends paid to upgrade to the "infinite veranda", which was nice - but probably not worth the increased cost for us. It's not a typical balcony, but instead a bump-out with a sliding window. In that regard, one drawback is that this ship has a lot of 6-8' glass panels along outside deck railings, that are designed for safety, but I feel they cut you off from the ocean too much. It's like watching a baseball game behind the net. Lawyers have to ruin everything! The entertainment was pretty good. The house band was great, especially the singers, dancers, and acrobats. I wish they featured the pianist, trumpet, and trombone more though. Only the sax player got featured in any of the concerts we attended and she could really bring it. The comedians were better than expected, and had very clean humor which we often would laugh out loud to. They were at their best when the comics interacted (or attempted to) with people in the audience. We saw three touring acts: "Vox Fortura", "December '63", and "Our Lady Valentine". We enjoyed the powerful singing of Vox Fortura, but I thought My Lady Valentine wasn't any better than the house musicians -- who I thought were very talented and had a great repertoire. The house drummer was very good, but for some reason switched from an acoustic set to an electric drum kit for Our Lady Valentine, and the toms and cymbals all sounded very artificial. My favorite act was December '63, who did great renditions of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The only problem was that during December '63 I couldn't hear the piano at all, even though the theatre is world class. So there seem to be some bugs with the sound crew that puzzled me. We went to see the acrobats and dancers as much as we could. They are simply amazing and leave you wondering why you can't even touch your toes. Getting on and off was a breeze, and very well planned. Hand washing stations were everywhere. The ship was very clean and new. As far as the layout - there seems to be a lot of unused and poorly planned spaces. The Retreat is for suite customers only and takes up key space on the forward side which was rarely used, and makes it hard to get around. For this reason, the walking/running track winds around on multiple levels and sometimes you have to use it just to get around the upper decks. Also the cabanas are next to the pool but cost hundreds of dollars to rent per day, so they mostly sat empty. Things are very compartmentalized on the ship, which makes it a little hard to get used to, because there is no main drag going down the middle of the ship with all kinds of shops like some big ships. The solarium was nice, but chairs were in short supply between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on sea days. Our main complaint was the lack of poolside service. If you wanted a drink you had to go find an open bar and usually wait. Their phone app was very useful, but one great enhancement would be for customers to be able to order a drink on it from any location on the ship, and have it brought to you. The fitness center was superb, but we didn't use the spa. We went on a couple excursions, and our favorite was the Key Lime bicycling tour in Key West. The guide really educated us about the local history, and the slice of Key Lime pie (okay ... slices) were heavenly. We were a little surprised Covid-19 screening seemed lax at check in, but we had a great time and would definitely recommend this cruise for friends without kids. Overall, I rate this cruise as "excellent" and a very good value. Read Less
Sail Date March 2020
The ship is absolutely beautiful. We chose a cabin with a porthole which was very nice. Service was outstanding. Wonderful to see the captain not afraid to pinch in and help out in the coffee bar. Food in dining room was just ok but ... Read More
The ship is absolutely beautiful. We chose a cabin with a porthole which was very nice. Service was outstanding. Wonderful to see the captain not afraid to pinch in and help out in the coffee bar. Food in dining room was just ok but service exceptional. Ocean view Cafe was good. Service in there was top notch. Bar service at times was not great. We had premium liquor package and had to watch to make sure top shelf liquor was used. Twice on the magic carpet our margaritas were not made correctly as well as in the martini bar area. This never should have been. The theater was magnificent. Loved the theater in the round. Like other ships much better, like the Summit and Equinox. Shops were too high end for my liking. Most likely will not sail on her again. Getting on and off the ship was very quick and easy. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
The ship is beautiful...high end and classy. Tiffany, Cartier shops.....a walking track that is two floors so that there is an incline- 4 times around is a mile.....amazing art work and sculptures.....Eden - a beautiful space to meet with ... Read More
The ship is beautiful...high end and classy. Tiffany, Cartier shops.....a walking track that is two floors so that there is an incline- 4 times around is a mile.....amazing art work and sculptures.....Eden - a beautiful space to meet with friends or just to meditate. At night Eden has a cirque du soliel type show. The infinite veranda was spacious and We loved opening the window to hear the ocean. The dining was truly amazing.....the lunch buffet always had new items and they were fabulous! I have never had a tomato and mozzarella bar at a cruise buffet before! Shows are offered at 7:30 and 9:30. As well as one “late” show at 10:30- much better than the typical 11:30 late show! The music and the shows were wonderful. We never had a problem finding a lounge chair on deck. There were very few children on board- not much for them to do other than camp at sea. I would say the average age of guests is around 50. Captain Kate was amazing...at the end of the cruise, she stood at the end of the gangway, with the cruise director to say good bye to each guest! I could easily make this ship a regular vacation get away. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
The Edge is beautiful- VTCruising was correct! Our S-1 cabin was lovely and we had great service from a very attentive and hard working asst room steward and butler. Luminae dining was outstanding- almost Michelin level- better than ... Read More
The Edge is beautiful- VTCruising was correct! Our S-1 cabin was lovely and we had great service from a very attentive and hard working asst room steward and butler. Luminae dining was outstanding- almost Michelin level- better than Luminae on the Reflection in 2018 and better than Crystal Serenity in 2016. Service was almost over the top. Raw on Five (sushi) was also excellent. Grand Bistro Cafe- mostly excellent food with a few service lapses and the best pastries on the ship- particularly the apple and pear tarts- we had lunch there a few times. The pastries at Cafe Al Bacio have gone downhill. Croissants, coconut macaroons and bite size tarts are still good but the cakes now have an odd and tasteless commercial frosting- gone are the delicate and fragile whipped cream toppings. Public areas tended to be quite crowded and unpleasant (for us). The pool at the Retreat for suite guests was too small but we enjoyed the other Retreat seating areas on decks 15 and 16. Germ Report: Most of our fellow passengers were either oblivious to the Corona threat or avoiding discussion of it. Most had more cruise and travel plans coming up in the Spring. We were as careful as possible with hand sanitation but I've come to the conclusion that avoiding illness on a cruise ship is almost impossible. Here are just a few areas that Celebrity should look into (I'm sure there are many more that other passengers can identify): Constant handling of our plastic room cards by ship staff. Here's the scenario- bartender (ID required even at Retreat bar) takes our card, makes a drink, tears off straw paper wrapper, fingers contaminating the straw tip in most instances, hands us a drink with the fingers that have handled dozens of other cards. A much better plan would be to use a scanning device similar to the one at port embarkation/disembarkation- crew doesn't touch the card- passengers hold them up. However, on initial embarkation, at the beginning of the cruise, cards were handled twice by various crew members. I didn't see any crew hand sanitation between passengers. Communal shampoo/conditioner/lotion bottles are not a good idea in the time of Corona. Luminae charger plates- beautiful and showy but why? The heavy menus end up on top them and later the chargers are whisked away. Are they washed again and sterilized? Doubtful. Capt Kate said that hand shakes were to be avoided yet our butler extended a hand on initial greeting and during some trivia type games in The Club, the crew were high fiving passengers. Why has the crew not gotten the message? Service comments: our waiter at Raw on Five crossed out the tip we had written down and said he preferred a recommendation- he said all tips were pooled. Service was so friendly and helpful throughout the ship -especially at Luminae but it had a bit of a desperate feel. Staff is very dependent on good reviews almost to the point of desperation? It contributed to a slightly unrelaxed feeling at times. Is the staff under too much scrutiny and pressure? Overall, a great trip and we look forward to sailing again on the Edge. Hopefully we aren't coming down with COVID-19 in the next few days! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We have sailed enough on Celebrity to attain "elite" status and have always enjoyed our experiences. We chose to sail "Edge" because my wife really wants the experience. We traveled with friends (another couple). ... Read More
We have sailed enough on Celebrity to attain "elite" status and have always enjoyed our experiences. We chose to sail "Edge" because my wife really wants the experience. We traveled with friends (another couple). BTW, Edge is really an adult only ship as there seems little to do for anyone under the age of 18. The ship common areas are unique and well done. The stores on board are all high end retailers, so don't look for deals. The cabin (Aqua Class) was very good and loved the infinite veranda. However, the designer obviously never sail, why are there NO hooks in the room; to hang backpacks, jackets whatever. The lack of hooks meant the couch was the holder of all those items and thus useless for sitting. I would normal give the staff an 10 / 10, but our room steward was clueless. With Aqua class we get certain perks. Flavored water, canopies, a pillow "menu"... Never received any waters/never asked as to whether we'd like, had to ask for our feather pillows 3 straight days until we got them. Finally, we never received any embarkation notice (including tags). Fortunately, we decided to walk off with friends. We ate in Blu (for Aqua class), 2 of the "regular" restaurants and the Roof Top Grill (premium) . Blu was excellent with wonderful service a BIG 12 /10 for them! The regular restaurants were good, but the tailoring to a specific cuisine (Italian, french, etc.) missed the mark. The Roof Top Grill was great! great Food / service/ over looking the ocean... As to communication, as already highlighted, there was little. Other than the daily talk from Capn. Kate, there were no announcements, ever. We were never told when we could get off ship at port (we just went). We had some issues and tried often to see the rep at the Captain's Club, never to find anyone! I spent over a half hour on the phone waiting for the "relations" desk to pick, no one ever did. This speaks to lack of people working there. When we asked a question of officers, they had to look to staff for an answer! The spa was good, my wife loved her treatment (1000 flower wrap) and the Aqua class facilities (why we do Aqua class) were some of the best on Celebrity. That said, the locker rooms are pretty small and only about 4 people can really be there at a time. The gym was well equipped and most machines in working order. Finally, back to communication issue, I was waiting for my treatment (a shave); got there 15 prior and sat there for almost 45 minutes before the attendant came. I fully expect delays, but it would have been REALLY NICE if someone (i.e., MANAGER) would have simply said sorry we are running late. NOT A WORD! I was literally 10 second from leaving... Anyway, I feel compelled to write this unvarnished review... Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We've just completed the second of two back to back cruises. This review should be considered as an amplification of the first review we posted. Our opinion of the ship hasn't changed. The deck area for non-suite passengers ... Read More
We've just completed the second of two back to back cruises. This review should be considered as an amplification of the first review we posted. Our opinion of the ship hasn't changed. The deck area for non-suite passengers is very overcrowded with loungers often jammed tightly uo against each other in rows of 12 or 15. I suggested in the previous review that this probably was due to the proportion of the upper deck space dedicated to suites and their facilities. The problem is made worse by four other things: 1. On the starboard side of the swimming pool area much of the deck space is taken up by Cabanas which have to be booked and paid for (sorry don't know the cost). 2. On the port side there isn't a deck that overlooks the pool. Instead there is an upward sloping ramp presumably for walkers and joggers. 3. On the upper deck to the rear of the ship there is a large area dedicated to another restaurant for which you have to pay and a "garden" area. This is beautifully landscaped with some seating areas but no shade. 4. There is a promenande deck (but not a 360 degree walk around one if you see what I mean). Parts of this promenade deck are very narrow opposite the tenders and there simply isn't room for loungers. There are parts of the promenade deck which are VERY wide and spacious. However, there are NO sun loungers. This seems to be the case for two reasons. Firstly, some of the restaurants have outside seating in these areas (Please note there is no shade provided for this seating). The second reason for no sun loungers is that Celebrity simply refuse to put them there. "It's not the style" said the guest relations manager. There are three speciality restaurants which overlook and are open to the Grand Plaza (which contains the Martini Bar) - Bistro, Raw and Fine Cut. These are fairly typical for Celebrity speciality restaurants - with one big exception. You can hear everything that is happenimng in the bar below the live music (whether you like it or not), the noise you'd expect from a several hundred people talking, (sometimes VERY loudly) in a bar. These are not the restaurants you want to go to if you want a relaxing or romantic evening. One evening we sat in the Blu Restaurant (the service and food are excellent) near to two people who spent the entire evening browsing the internet on their mobiles/cells. It's not something we'd do but they weren't doing any harm and it didn't interfere with the enjoyment of our meal. That is it didn't until they both decided to start making calls to their friends/families whilst sat at the dining table. That was when my wife and I decided to leave the restaurant. I was later informed by guest relations that Celebrity regarded the use of cell phones in their dining rooms as acceptable. You should also note that on Celebrity Edge they encourage guests to take pictures/make videos in the theatre. So tough luck if you get sat behind an avid video maker. On the second of our "back to backs" the table service in the bars improved a little but it was still well nigh on impossible to get a drink served to you out on deck. As I said in the first review, "Some Good, Some Bad and Alot Downright Ugly!" We won't be sailing on this class of ship again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
A nice ship for Suite Class. The Retreat with the Luminae restaurant was basically a "ship in a ship" experience. Our cabin was an S1 Sunset Aft - 12260. We went to four Specialty Restaurants on a 7 night cruise and ... Read More
A nice ship for Suite Class. The Retreat with the Luminae restaurant was basically a "ship in a ship" experience. Our cabin was an S1 Sunset Aft - 12260. We went to four Specialty Restaurants on a 7 night cruise and afterwards decided we could have stayed at Luminae every night and been very happy. Le' Petit Chef and Eden restaurants were very good. Fine Cut was OK... nothing special (had poor seats looking out over center lobby with music blasting). The Roof Top Grill was poor; food OK, but the soot from stacks spotted my dress shirt and my wife's white pants. BEWARE... soot was also evident throughout the Roof Top Garden. The Roof Top Garden and Grill sit behind the stacks. Overall, the public areas seemed chopped up and resulted in crowds congregating in the most open area - center lobby. Seemed to have a lot of wasted space in Eden and the Club... neither were very crowded. Entertainment was nothing special. Eden a little odd and different. Everything else was your standard cruise fare with a slant toward modern stuff. The Retreat Deck was fabulous; especially on Port days. Private bar, great service and snacks served throughout the day. Like having your own Club. The Retreat Lounge was very nice quiet area to relax and snack. The Luminae is well located with a spectacular view of the ocean with full length windows. Service though-out all the Retreat and in the Luminae was the best we ever experienced on any cruise. It was great cruising with Captain Kate... she was a hoot! Our favorite Captain so far. Bottom line; we would cruise on an Edge Class ship, but only with an open balcony and when it became a better value. It will be interesting to compare the Revolutionized Equinox in February 2021. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
As Elite status we’ve obviously taken Celebrity a lot. Arrive to check in - concierge suite, elite status- suppose to have separate check in . I ask and was scoffed at by person with Celebrity ID tag “No special check in - just get ... Read More
As Elite status we’ve obviously taken Celebrity a lot. Arrive to check in - concierge suite, elite status- suppose to have separate check in . I ask and was scoffed at by person with Celebrity ID tag “No special check in - just get in line” no smiles Tried to change dining time “ I can’t do that “ we were told I don’t know how many times we heard “can’t do that “ Breakfast service horribly slow. Have mentioned this numerous times on their e-surveys which they obviously don’t read Had the “call” drink package snd at least 6 times they substituted a premium drink because they were “out” of what I ordered - then they added a charge to our account!!! Staff has no clue what is or isn’t included in which package We made it clear at dinners we only wanted the wine include in our package. Our final account statement showed charges for wine we never ordered!!!! And they didn’t care and wouldn’t remove it They charge extra for EVERYTHING!!!! Two cold dinners, real “attitude” of staff. Do yourself a favor unless you want to be treated like dirt - save your $$$$ and don’t go near this cruiseline Also had the new “infinity” cabin - just a personal preference BUT it really is not a balcony room - just an extension - conversation with others indicated a 50/50 split in like or no like Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
I've always been a big Disney fan and have usually cruised with them. However, not being a huge Marvel fan and not a Star Wars fan at all, their offerings during my Winter Break have been 3- or 4-night cruises and that's just too ... Read More
I've always been a big Disney fan and have usually cruised with them. However, not being a huge Marvel fan and not a Star Wars fan at all, their offerings during my Winter Break have been 3- or 4-night cruises and that's just too short. I had a chance while at Disney in the fall to speak with the owner of the travel agency I use about my musings, and she highly recommended I give the Edge a try, and I'm so glad I did!! I typically cruise solo, and did on this. I'm 48, and I teach special education. This was my 14th cruise overall. I flew into MIA the evening before my cruise and stayed at the Hampton Inn & Suites Blue Lagoon. On Sunday morning, I got a Lyft to Port Everglades (around $40 with tip) and arrived just after 10. Embarkation: Smooth as silk! I'd done the online check-in on the Celebrity app and was sitting in the waiting area by about 10:20. The suite guests (and Zeniths) were boarding at the other end of the terminal as I was finishing my chat with the representative answering the health questions and verifying other things. Boarding started around 10:45 with Concierge, then Aqua, then Elite Plus, then Elite, and then Select (due to prior cruises on Royal Caribbean I had Select status). I was onboard with my welcome glass of bubbly by about 11. I LOVED being able to drop my things off in my stateroom before exploring and getting some food!! It's great to not have to schlep everything around with you for a couple of hours! The Ship: BEAUTIFUL!!!! This ship is a work of art!! I particularly loved Eden - both during the day, where I found a favorite chair to curl up with a book and at night for the entertainment and chill vibe. The Rooftop Garden is super chill and a great place to just enjoy the outdoors and the acoustic musicians who played sets. They did have movies up there, but I was too busy doing other things to go to the movies. The Magic Carpet was a fun place to get a drink and a different view of things. The art around the ship is beautiful - though I did pass on the $139/single art tour. Cabin: I had a Single Stateroom with Infinite Veranda and LOVED it. It's not huge, but it is a bit bigger than the interior solo "studios" on other lines even without the Infinite Veranda. There were no drawers, but being a low-maintenance light packer, I was able to pull out my packing cubes and put them on the shelves and between that and the closet it was no problem. The bathroom was good-sized for a ship, and while I've never been "assaulted" by a cruise ship shower curtain, it was nice to have a glass door. The Infinite Verandas are a subject of much debate, but I loved it. No, it doesn't stick out like a "regular" veranda would, but the French Doors with frosted glass can be left open to expand the cabin a bit. There was notice given in the daily planner when they would be locked by the bridge for cleaning, so anyone who did not know they would just showed that they do not read the information provided. For me, this was just about the perfect cabin - I'm usually an ocean view girl as I always feel like if I have a veranda I HAVE to hang out on it to "get my money's worth". With the Infinite Veranda I had the best of both worlds - a fabulous ocean view with the ability to lower the window if I chose. And the fact that it is priced for a solo traveler - AND has an added bonus of a solid bed rather than two pushed together - makes it just about perfect for me! Dining: The Ocean View Cafe is a great cruise ship buffet! I loved that they made an effort with gluten-free desserts so that there were choices besides jello, ice cream, and mousse. They could be a little more consistent in their allergy labeling (the bakery section seemed to have one method while other areas had another), but I just learned "When in doubt, ask." I did go to each of the 4 dining rooms (I had Select Dining and made reservations for each night at 6:30) and would rank them Tuscan, Cyprus, Cosmopolitan, ad Normandie. Service was excellent in each - I just preferred the decor and ambience in Tuscan the most. Cyprus was my biggest surprise as decor-wise it is probably the least impressive, but the food was outstanding!! The one weak point in the dining rooms is gluten-free dessert offerings: first, they are not marked, and second it skewed towards the ice cream/mousse thing. I often skipped dining room desserts and hopped up to the Ocean View for dessert. The only extra fee restaurant I did was Eden, and while I was initially scared of the menu, this was probably the best meal I've had in my life. Everything about it was exquisite, and I've already made reservations for 2 upcoming cruises (spoiler alert: yes, I booked more!!). Entertainment/Activities: Living in NYC and being a big Disney fan, I'm very picky about my entertainment, but Celebrity came through! Their singers and dancers were fabulous in the main theater shows (I would have liked it if Kaleidoscope had followed through with the storyline it seemed like it was starting, but it was still great)! I LOVED the show in Eden as well as the Q&A with some of the Edenists. The smaller acoustic acts were amazing as well! Service: Excellent!! No complaints!! Ports: Key West was tons of fun. I chose to go skydiving with SkyDive Key West and had a blast!!!! We missed Costa Maya due to a taxi driver strike and blockade. I'd booked at Maya Chan, and to their credit, they emailed me to say they would be refunding as we would not be docking before I even got a chance to email them! Cozumel and Grand Cayman were great as well! I did the Adventure Jeep to Punta Sur Eco-Park in Cozumel and the Turtle Center with Island Tour ship-based excursions in Grand Cayman. Other: Captain Kate is superb! I love that she and the cruise director stand at the end of the gangway on debarkation to thank everyone and say good-bye!! Would I go again? I've got FOUR future cruises booked on Apex and will definitely go on Edge again if the schedule/price line up! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Just off the Edge 2/23/20 Western Carib. I wanted to love this ship. I wanted to love the evolution from the Solstice class ships. That didn't happen and even being extremely optimistic, its just ok. First off, The Edge is ... Read More
Just off the Edge 2/23/20 Western Carib. I wanted to love this ship. I wanted to love the evolution from the Solstice class ships. That didn't happen and even being extremely optimistic, its just ok. First off, The Edge is beautiful. The rooms are gorgeous, the furnishings are amazing. Food in restaurants is great! New Oceanview cafe is beautiful! However, these are the things that disappointed us because they matter most to us. Martini bar: Botched! Yes, its beautiful and stunning and even makes you say Wow! but it's no longer the Martini bar. It is truly the Passport bar. The seating is secluded and cut off. We loved how on the Solstice class ship, it was a social oval shape martini bar that became the hub of nightly activity as people pass from dinner to the theater. It's a closed of hole that works well for small groups or couples. Its not somewhere tou can really hangout and be social without constantly being in the way. Bar Staff: Where are they???? Bar staff is so thin, getting a drink is a struggle. Especially on sea day around the pool. They had two servers walking around the pool and 2 bartenders... thats it. Waiving down a waiter was almost impossible and then your drink would come 40 mins later. We gave up and just went to the bar and waited 20 mins each time. Shade: Where is it???? There is a severe lack of shade in popular areas. Let me explain before I get roasted. Can you find shade?, yes! However, it's secluded and off in it own space. You can't be in the middle of the action around the pool and find shade like you can on the solstice class. Sunset Bar: Ruined The sunset bar is a sun roast, no shade. Not even for the workers. Why would you change this from the whole concept it is on the Reflection??? It was good on the Solstice, Equinox, Eclipse, and Silhouette and perfect on the Reflection. Now the space is spread out, everything is sun baked, you do not want to hang out there cause its so hot all the time. Hot Tubs: They Sure are pretty Thats it. If you like to go from your chair, to the pool, to the hot tub back to your chair and repeat, this would involve climbing two levels and descending two levels each time. God forbid you need a drink when you climb up to the hot tub, cause you'll have to go back down and wait 20 mins for a drink.  Infinite Verandas: It's a window. If you like to sit on the balcony and experience the ocean, sunrises, sunsets, breeze, views and enjoy a drink, breakfast or even dinner... thats all gone. This is a room with a window that goes down. Your A/C will cut off when you open it. Its takes a noisy 50 seconds to go up and down. There is no curtain, its an electric roll shade that also requires a noisy 50 seconds to go up and down. The room, bathroom and furnishings are pretty though. Hopefully they discontinue these on after the Apex, a waste. The Edge is a beautiful ship, her furnishings are beautiful, albeit somewhat beat up for being 14 months old. However, we miss the solstice pool area, the hot tubs on the same level as the pool, shade at the center of the pool, regular balconies, the sunset bar (especially on the Reflection). While some people may not care about these items, these are things we loved the most on the Solstice class ships and they have all been changed ... for the worse. Will will be back on the Edge or Apex, probably but I hope you are listening Lisa! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
This is brief critique of our experience on the Edge. Others have accurately described some of the pros and cons in great detail. For us, who have been on 50+ cruises on a variety of cruise lines, we generally cruise with a open mind. We ... Read More
This is brief critique of our experience on the Edge. Others have accurately described some of the pros and cons in great detail. For us, who have been on 50+ cruises on a variety of cruise lines, we generally cruise with a open mind. We found the food and service to be as excellent as Celebrity’s reputation has always been. We found a lovely crew who bent over backwards to make us happy and found no bad actors or attitudes. Refreshing. That being said, I had a love/hate relationship with the ship itself. As an art lover, the paintings, sculptures and photography were top notch, with the exception of the bizarre entrance into the Eden section of the ship. Think Dante’s inferno! What a waste of much needed passenger space. The ship decor is very high style and definitely different but attractive for the most part. As others have said, the flow is strange. My disabled husband rented a scooter and we found ourselves in dead end areas often. The bow of the ship is restricted to us in “steerage”. In reality we had a Concierge cabin. More about that later. The Infinite Veranda is a joke. If you love a hot humid cabin by all means use it. The AC shuts down the minute you raise the window. The pool areas have no tables and chairs off to the side as on other ships. Only low loungers placed chockablock making it difficult to even get into one on crowded sea days Folks wanting to play cards at a table had to sit inside. I will say they do have a Hoyer type lift which made it possible for my husband to enter the pool. The walking/jogging track outside was very nice and nicer than most. The martini bar is difficult to enjoy. The actual bar is tiny as is the dance floor. We did enjoy drinks on the Magic Carpet but the hours were limited. The Sunset bar was fun at night if not too windy but has no shade during the day. Our cabin was mostly great. Best bathroom layout ever for a non-suite cabin but small closet. Storage places hidden behind seamless paneling. Didn’t find half of it until mid cruise! Found the hairdryer thanks to our cabin steward the last day but always bring my own anyway. The concierge was worthless. All she did was leave messages on our phone. The afternoon appetizers were recycled food tidbits. In closing, we did enjoy this cruise thanks to the crew and lovely Captain Kate and if they ran another great deal with the 4 Perks we would do it again but in a traditional balcony cabin which are limited in number. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Overall, our cruise was great. The food and service in Luminae were consistently superior, and the shows were very enjoyable and featured very talented performers. The ship is absolutely gorgeous with lots of high tech features and ... Read More
Overall, our cruise was great. The food and service in Luminae were consistently superior, and the shows were very enjoyable and featured very talented performers. The ship is absolutely gorgeous with lots of high tech features and entertainment options. Our butler Natalia, and room attendant Jefrey were both top notch. We were in a sky suite, so we had access to the Retreat, which was a real plus, given the crowds in some of the venues. Unfortunately, I had some issues with the Retreat bar waiter, who seemed to be unaware of what was, and what was not in the bar stock or the drink packages. For example, he told me that the ship did not carry Russian Standard Vodka, although all the online menus featured it. I finally took a photo of a bottle in another bar, which I showed to him. He then said they didn’t carry it in the Retreat bar, so I then went to the Retreat Pool Bar and took another photo of the same brand and showed it to him. He finally retrieved a bottle about 4 days into the cruise. The Concierge did not seem to be interested in my personal problems with the bar staff. There were also other bar issues which could have been solved with a printed list of available drinks, but I guess this was too difficult for management. The other big problem we had was that the muster drill was a nightmare. Passengers assigned to lifeboats 8 and 10 were squeezed into a small open space by the high end jewelry shops, with almost no seating available, despite the senior citizen passenger demographics. (I, for one, cannot stand still in one spot for 30 minutes without having someplace to sit.) We were then subjected to an idiotic video that was neither humorous nor informative. As horrible as it was, at least as a native English speaker, I could understand the interminable and torturous video, but I’m sure most foreign passengers were lost. I don’t understand why they don’t use the comfortable theater for multiple or sequential presentations, assigned by lifeboat groups. On a more positive note, the only optional dining we tried was the Eden restaurant. It was a unique experience that we would highly recommend. The oyster course was the most delicious thing I tasted on the cruise. Finally, someone at guest relations or the concierge staff dropped the ball on our extended stay reservation, notifying us on the last night, that due to their error, they could probably not accommodate us, but would compensate us for our trouble if they happened to find a way to make it work. Since I was using non-refundable on-board credit to pay for the extension, I had to run down to the Casino in my sleeping shirt (no bunny slippers!) to use my $200 credit on the slots, so I didn’t lose it. Luckily, I came out five bucks ahead! Amazingly, the next morning, the guest relations supervisor was able to resolve the extended stay issue and we were able to stay on board until 1:30 PM. We were very appreciative of her efforts, but noted the promised compensation for our stress suddenly disappeared from the table and the conversation, with the normal fees being deducted from our refundable onboard credit. It was just too bad that such a great cruise with a great crew on an amazing ship was tainted by unforced and easily preventable errors and the unfortunate reliance on “single point failure” management processes. Despite being sort of an old curmudgeon, I am still a big Celebrity fan and will not let these minor irritants deter us from sailing again with this wonderful cruise line. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
The Good. Our stateroom is magnificent (Aqua Class). The theatre is outstanding. The food and service in the restaurants is up to Celebrity’s usual standard. The entertainment is very good. The Bad and the Downright Ugly. ... Read More
The Good. Our stateroom is magnificent (Aqua Class). The theatre is outstanding. The food and service in the restaurants is up to Celebrity’s usual standard. The entertainment is very good. The Bad and the Downright Ugly. The pool area and deck space are OVERCROWDED with sunbeds jammed together in rows. The public spaces are OVERCROWDED with people racing to grab seats . On Millenium and Solstice ships the sundecks extend to the very front of the ship and there are loungers on the promenade deck. This is not the case on Edge. At least one third of the sundeck is taken up by suites and their facilities. There are no loungers on the promenade deck. There is no Sky Lounge. The design of the bars is awful. There are 2 open air bars on deck. They have no shade and one of these bars closes at 19.00. The Magic Carpet is often closed when the space is used as a fee paying ($95 pp !!!) restaurant. Otherwise it’s difficult to get a seat. The casino bar is a typical casino bar. The Martini Bar is set in a windowless pit. The Club is an airless windowless black box. The table service in all bars is almost non existent! Blu Restaurant - service and food excellent but location of the restaurant (looking out at a lifeboat station) is the worst on this ship and the fleet. Confidentially - some officers and crew confirm these observations I have raised all these concerns with the Guest Services Manager. However, there is nothing she can do about the design of the ship. I have asked if , for the second week cruise, we can pay to upgrade to a suite. Non are available. Xfer to another ship - not possible. cancel the 2nd week and receive a refund. Not possible. At present we are considering walking off the ship and taking the “hit” on its cost. The design of this ship is SERIOUSLY FLAWED eg one officer commented “the bars have been designed by someone who has never been in a bar”. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We always go on Celebrity but my wife and I agreed the entire experience - service, food and drinks really excelled on the Edge. Our infinite balcony room was superb. For once I could not find a problem!! The specialty restaurants were ... Read More
We always go on Celebrity but my wife and I agreed the entire experience - service, food and drinks really excelled on the Edge. Our infinite balcony room was superb. For once I could not find a problem!! The specialty restaurants were truly gourmet- we ate at them all. Eden was special! The 4 themed regular restaurants was great. Cyprus was my favorite. Fine Cut? Best filet mignon ever. The martini bar is now in the area with the entertainment in the main atrium with lots of seating and well prepared drinks. We had all 4 perks and the premium beverage is worth every cent. The shows were all top notch. At the Cyprus none of the desserts looked interesting to me so the server asked would I like a large cream brûlée? Of course! I don’t know where he got it , not on the menu! Do your self a favor and leave the go karts and water slides to the others. Ugh! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Luminae Restaurant is not as good as it was on several other Celebrity ships. Public bathrooms are neglected, very few bar waiters or waitresses especially t the Martini bar and the Retreat pool area. The price is very high but you get ... Read More
Luminae Restaurant is not as good as it was on several other Celebrity ships. Public bathrooms are neglected, very few bar waiters or waitresses especially t the Martini bar and the Retreat pool area. The price is very high but you get little value. The suite room are lovely and there is plenty of storage space and a 2part bathroom, it was one of the better ship features. Food in specialty restaurants ( surcharge) is only average and the only decent steaks are in Prime Cuts ( $55 upcharge per person). The ship is not as clean as the others in the fleet and the floating deck, (Magic Carpet) is mostly closed. Shops onboard are beyond most people’s budget (Tiffany, Bugari, Versace, etc. We’ve sailed with Celebrity many many times but this trip was very disappointing and certainly not worth the high cost. Take the Summit, Eclipse or Silhouette but Not the EDGE. you will have a better experience for less than half the expense! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Celebrity Edge Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabin 5.0 N/A
Dining 4.5 4.2
Entertainment 4.0 3.3
Public Rooms 4.5 4.1
Fitness & Recreation 5.0 N/A
Family 3.0 3.9

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