7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
The good: Fast embarkation, very clean, good food at main dining rooms and buffets, attentive stewards, good comedians. Some good shows which included an excellent singer. The bad: Awful ship layout, the balconies are flushed ... Read More
The good: Fast embarkation, very clean, good food at main dining rooms and buffets, attentive stewards, good comedians. Some good shows which included an excellent singer. The bad: Awful ship layout, the balconies are flushed and bellow you can see the life saving boats instead of the water. Some rooms have the “magic carpet” bar passing in front of their verandas invading their privacy. The balconies at the left of it looks toward your veranda. I had one of those cabins even though I payed full price for balcony. Food in main dining takes long. At the gym no special protein shakes available like other ships. No greeting upon entry the first day, just ugly wooden statutes at view. Some ports are bad unless you are there for excursions. San Juan, and St Martin were good. I have been in 20+ cruises and this one stood out for boring, and for its bad layout. 85% of passengers were 65+. Not many activities or amenities around. Not recommended for kids our the young. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
We sailed on the Edge to experience the ship and were excited to see what Edge had to offer. While Edge is a beautiful, modern, technologically advanced cruise ship, the experience is slightly different than on other Celebrity ships. ... Read More
We sailed on the Edge to experience the ship and were excited to see what Edge had to offer. While Edge is a beautiful, modern, technologically advanced cruise ship, the experience is slightly different than on other Celebrity ships. Some will like this new experience and others will not. While there are pluses and minuses to the Edge, for me, there were too many minuses. Thus, the Edge will not be my ship of choice going forward. I just hope Celebrity doesn’t make too many changes during The Celebrity Revolution, when they update older ships, to change many of the things I love about the older ships. Pluses: • Embarkation in the new terminal in Ft. Lauderdale is smooth and efficient as long as other guests have their passports and Xpress Passes ready (many don’t!) • Ship has modern décor that is beautiful. I found almost all seating comfortable. As on other ships there is art everywhere. My favorite is on deck 3 starboard mid-ship. It is a display to see what the inside of the ship’s hull looks like if you strip away the interior finishing. Cool. • Elevator bays aft and forward with 6 elevators each are nice and reduces congestion in front of steps • Celebrity app worked well and is convenient to see what is happening on the ship. Only problem is you can’t manually add anything to your calendar – for example you make plans to meet friends for drinks • The new embarkation center on deck 2 is great. Very open and easy to navigate. However, be alert for the two crew doors that open into the hallway by the Basement. My wife learned of these doors the hard way – with a door to the face. • Ships climate was always comfortable • The theater is open with the stage protruding into the audience so easy to see and performers get closer to the audience • Ships stability was excellent. Many times we almost forgot we were on a ship • Infinite balcony stateroom floor to ceiling window is nice but it isn’t a balcony (see minuses for details). While the closet is a little small storage is good. USB power ports and outlets by the bed are great. There is a USB outlet on the phone that you may miss if you don’t look closely. Climate control is good and kept our room at 68 which is what we wanted. Shower in bath is larger and nice. Plenty of storage in bathroom also including a drawer under the sink which is were you find the hair dryer. Master light, window and climate control is nice. Also, if you have the Celebrity app you can control everything except the window from your phone anywhere on the ship. The “do not disturb” sign is now a magnet and is a good upgrade from the door hanger style. Mattress is firm but comfortable • Service was very good overall. Everyone was friendly and usually cheerful. Stateroom attendant was efficient. Bar service was very good at Martini bar despite how crowded it was all the time • The Magic Carpet was nice but not exceptional. Note, they often shut down their bar 15-20 minutes before the listed closing time • Pool area is good, and the two hot tubs are great. Since they are on a different deck they aren’t used as often. Thus, if you make the effort to go to one you are usually rewarded with having it to yourself - especially the forward one - or with a couple others • Food in all the restaurants was very good. Celebrity does need to do a better job with fish which is often over cooked. • Oceanview was hit and miss on food quality and open market style can create interesting (ok frustrating) encounters as there is no traffic flow. Pizza is aft which some people couldn’t seem to find • Having four smaller MDR’s versus on large makes the settings more intimate and is nice for different ambiance. • Fine Cut steakhouse was excellent • Café al Bacio by Grand Plaza has larger seating area than on other ships. It was rarely busy in the morning since there is another al Bacio at the entrance to Oceanview • The Mast grill has seating under cover so you can eat out of the sun however the seating area is very tight and the smoking section is one level above it Minuses: • Infinite balcony stateroom isn’t a balcony, rather an ocean view with a window that opens. You do not feel like you are outside on a traditional balcony. It is like sitting in your house looking out a big open window versus sitting out on your patio. It takes about 30 seconds for the window to open and about a minute for the shade to go up. If the shade is down and you want to peek out while your spouse is sleeping then you must get on your hands and knees and pull up the shade from the bottom. When you open the window the climate control turns off so if you keep the window open a long time your stateroom will become hot and humid (in the Caribbean) • Our room didn’t have facial tissue and the stateroom attendant said they didn’t get resupplied. We had to “steal” one from a public ladies’ restroom. Also, shower now has gel dispenser vs bar of soap. The gel doesn’t lather well • Public men’s restrooms have terrible sinks. They are very low with upper cabinets that hang down to the top of the faucet. If you are over 5’8’ tall you need to bend over to see the soap dispenser -which dispenses very slow so keep your hand there for at least 4 seconds – and rinse your hands. Very poor design • While the four MDR’s have different ambiance I miss the vibe, action and people-watching of the larger, 2-level MDR • Sunset bar used to be my favorite but not on Edge. It has less seating and the best seating is the smoking section. The walkway between bar and rail seating is very tight. Worst is there is zero shade, so it gets very hot. Wear your sunscreen • No Dogfish Head 90 – this is my favorite beer and a treat to have on Celebrity cruises. However, they weren’t resupplied, so I had to do without • Eden, Eden. What to say about Eden. The space is nice but they use stage fog and some weird scent at night. The fog irritates my lungs and eyes and I don’t like the smell. Even during the day you can still smell the scent. The bar is similar to World Class bar on Solstice class ships but their special drinks are expensive and most cost extra over the premium package • Not enough bars. They don’t have Ensemble Lounge, Passport bar, or Cellar Masters. Three fewer indoor bars means the Martini bar is always packed. I enjoy the various ambiances of the bars on other ships and they were very much missed on Edge • Unless you are in a suite or use the spa there is no access for you to the outside on forward decks Thus, you can’t get a forward outside view as you pull into port. There is a nice forward balcony in the spa it can only be accessed if you are using the spa. You can look out the forward window in the fitness center but they don’t have an outside balcony. I guess you now need to pony up more dollars for better views • If you are a gelato fan you may be disappointed. Edge no longer has a dedicated gelato area. It can be found with the ice cream outside Oceanview but with only 2 flavors available each day. They do rotate flavors • Edge does not have the soaring, open grand plaza. Its grand plaza is only open to 3 decks • Showtimes have been changed to 7:30 and 9:30 when all other Celebrity cruises we’ve been on had show times of 7 and 9. We had pre-booked dining at 8 so we could see the show before eating but needed to either cut out of the show early or be late to dinner. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
We have never been on a new ship and wanted the experience. We were not disappointed. You have a choice of 4 main restaurants each with its on ambience. The food was great and plentiful. There was no need to spend extra money on specialty ... Read More
We have never been on a new ship and wanted the experience. We were not disappointed. You have a choice of 4 main restaurants each with its on ambience. The food was great and plentiful. There was no need to spend extra money on specialty restaurants. The atmosphere was unbelievable and one could see that Celebrity spared no expense. There were so many different area on the ship where you can enjoy the scenery from Eden to the Roof Top Garden. The only disappointment were the shows and the reason for only 4 stars. They were more of a Cirque du Soleil but not your typical shows. While we enjoyed the dancing and acrobatics, we just could not follow the theme. They were very eye appealing, but that was it. All in all I had a very nice time. There were many venues where you could just relax. The spiral ramp way in Eden at the rear of the ship was such a place with a magnificent view of the plants or ocean from the floor to ceiling windows. I would certainly recommend taking a cruise on this ship, but at a minimum the “Infinite Veranda” should be the cabin selected. This cabin provides additional room space since it becomes part of your room with a window that you can raise or lower with your finger. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
Our friends we traveled with booked this cruise and we decided to join them. The four of us are in our late '50s. It was a long transcontinental trip for a week, but we've done it before. We all live in San Diego. My wife ... Read More
Our friends we traveled with booked this cruise and we decided to join them. The four of us are in our late '50s. It was a long transcontinental trip for a week, but we've done it before. We all live in San Diego. My wife and I came in a day early and rented a hotel room; our friends came in on the night before the first day of the cruise on a redeye and met us at our hotel at sunrise and crashed with us for a few hours before we all went to the ship around noontime. EMBARKATION: Wow... fastest embarkation ever (and we've cruised DOZENS of times). From exiting our Uber from the hotel at the port to the time we had a glass of sparkling wine in our hands was literally 14 minutes!!! USE THE CELEBRITY APP and pre-enter EVERYTHING and you will be on this ship in no time. ACCOMMODATIONS: We don't normally do verandah cabins anymore since we've cruised so much... even inside/outside cabins are okay with us. However, this time we decided to splurge this time on the much-hyped "infinite verandah"... are we glad we did it? Yeah. Would we do it again? No. Others may differ with our opinion, but the "infinite verandah" is basically an outside cabin with a window that opens. Duh. We all know that. However, the difference between this type of cabin and a "real" balcony cabin is that for one thing, the bridge can close that window ANYTIME they want to. They did it THREE times during the week. Secondly, when you open that window, the air-conditioning SHUTS OFF. If you're in a real balcony cabin, you can go outside the cabin and sit in the chair and shut the door behind you if your spouse doesn't want to sit in the heat (Caribbean). However with this cabin: window open? No A/C. There IS a door between the "balcony" and the room, but if that window is open, same deal no matter whether that door is open or closed. Plus if you want to listen to the ocean going by during the night, with a regular balcony, you just leave the door open; with this cabin, they can shut it automatically. Okay...enough of the cabin differences. You get the picture. The room itself was very modern. Some folks have complained there's not enough space to store your stuff.... but there are little cubbies everywhere in that room, plus all the modern conveniences everyone needs now to charge your electronic gear and what not. This was also the first time we'd been on a ship where the door opens OUT instead of INTO the room... thought that was kinda weird. I know...subtle, but just stuff you notice. FOOD: 95% Fantastic. The 5% was the disappointment in the "Tuscan" restaurant... we all were expecting an Italian meal, but it just didn't hit the mark the night we went in there. We did only the Raw on 5 sushi (specialty) restaurant and didn't do any of the others. You eat so much on these cruises that by the time we thought of perhaps going to the Steakhouse ($65pp upcharge), we were pretty well saturated and probably wouldn't have enjoyed it compared with maybe doing it earlier in the week. We were going to do the Le Petit Chef, but decided against it as it had kind of a limited menu and seemed more "kid" oriented. You can see how it works on YouTube. Our suspicions were confirmed later in the week as we spoke with a few fellow passengers that did go there and they thought the same thing we had and said had they had the chance, they wouldn't have gone there -- but great if you had kids. We did do the Raw on 5 TWICE (once at the beginning and then again the last night).... yes, it was that good. And our thoughts on these newer ships is that to get REALLY good food, you simply have to pay the upcharges (in addition to paying a pretty HIGH price to even get on the ship). For a week, this was the most money we've spent on a cruise ever and we've got about 30 cruises under our belts in as many years. The Celebrity food was still good even if you didn't pay extra so really no complaints there. The buffet up on 14 was OUTSTANDING with a very nice layout compared to other ships. The pizza area in the back and the Mast grill (burgers, fries) was also a hit. OTHER THINGS: The much anticipated "Magic Carpet" movable bar/restaurant hasn't been working (i.e., going up and down) since January. It did move ONE deck in the seven days but obviously was moved overnight. We had no tender ports and all dock ports so they say that's used for tendering. It was cool, though, going out there to enjoy a very windy cocktail experience ;-) DISEMBARKATION: Very smooth. The four of us hung out in the Cafe lounge on deck 4 till the VERY end, even beyond our numbers being called. This was optimum as by the time we got out of the building to get an Uber back to the hotel/airport, there were hardly any people still around so it wasn't as crowded. So there's a suggestion for you. TAKE. YOUR. TIME. and enjoy that extra Latte on the last day. Also Customs was pretty much nonexistent. You stared into a camera and it took a picture of you and you were done. The ICE guy was too busy checking out his Facebook on his phone to be bothered to ask you any questions.... no, seriously. So all this said, it was a great cruise.... a bit pricey and a long way to travel for a week, but a great cruise. We've now done the RCCL Oasis and now the Celebrity Edge...both innovative modern ships. It'll be interesting to travel again on an older ship, but we've been there before. I think this is a great ship for newer cruisers to enjoy, but there's a lot to be said for the cruises from 'back in the day"... Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
Ship is beautiful. Room was best we have ever had on a cruise. Never had a king-size bed on a cruise ship before. The infinite veranda really added to the room and the experience. Service was terrific. Staff went out of their way to ... Read More
Ship is beautiful. Room was best we have ever had on a cruise. Never had a king-size bed on a cruise ship before. The infinite veranda really added to the room and the experience. Service was terrific. Staff went out of their way to accommodate all our requests. One morning for breakfast my husband wanted a BLT. The waiter did not understand what it was, but brought him all the ingredients to make it himself. The next moring, as we were eating breakfast, the head waiter presented my husband with a BLT from the Chef. Also, I have some shell fish allergies, so Friday instead of lobster I was able to request a fried tilapia dinner. It was the best. Shows were not that good. So much acrobatics. Same show, different costumes. We really did enjoy the Beatles tribute band. No one we spoke to understood the show at Eden. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
Glamorous new ship with a lot of great new features. We did a back-to-back starting March 24th in Aqua Class and Suite Class for March 31st sailing, which provided a good way to see all of the aspects of the vessel. Lack of seating in ... Read More
Glamorous new ship with a lot of great new features. We did a back-to-back starting March 24th in Aqua Class and Suite Class for March 31st sailing, which provided a good way to see all of the aspects of the vessel. Lack of seating in the Martini Bar area and lack of shade on the Rooftop Garden and Rooftop Bar which could be easily remedied. The Captain and his officers were awesome!! The specialty dining was worth trying and would recommend Fine Cut and Raw on 5 for multiple visits. Our own restaurants, Blu the first week, was amazing as always. Great fresh meals with lots of options, but no view. Our second week in Luminae was up on the 12th deck and the sunset views were spectacular. The restaurant itself is very contemporary and the food was always cooked to perfection. Don't forget to see the shows or to dance the night away at silent disco. We particularly enjoyed the entertainers in the Grand Foyer (Martini Bar area), but as mentioned earlier seating was a bit of a challenge. The Edge is worth your time. It is pricey but our thought on this back-to-back adventure was that the entertainment was a step-up from other cruises and the food and service was also improved. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
We loved this ship. We had a S3 on deck 10 over the magic carpet. The retreat pool, retreat pool bar and to a certain degree the retreat lounge and suite benefits that come with a S3 make this one of the best Celebrity Cruises we have ... Read More
We loved this ship. We had a S3 on deck 10 over the magic carpet. The retreat pool, retreat pool bar and to a certain degree the retreat lounge and suite benefits that come with a S3 make this one of the best Celebrity Cruises we have been on (we are Elite + having sailed more than 18 cruises with Celebrity. We enjoyed our S3 suite even though we are used to a royal or celebrity suite. We toured an Edge Villa and would hope to be able to afford the EV in the future. Since we book the S3 sky suite when the booking first opened for Edge we got a much better price than the current rate. That being said we enjoyed the ship so much we book a future cruise on Apex while on board. Food: Luminae was great. Service perfect. Food quality as good as we have ever had in Luminae. Wine was the only negative in that we wish the choices in Luminae were of higher quality than the rest of the ship. Service: we had amazing service at the Retreat pool bar and throughout the Retreat pool. Our room steward was amazing. Martini Bar was the best we have ever experienced (although I missed the frozen bar top). Still we never had a problem getting a seat at the MB and the flair bartenders were a thrill to watch and fun to interact with. Music entertainment: we never did one of the shows but enjoyed the live entertainment brought the week all of bet the ship. We enjoyed Edge so much we booked a future cruise on Apex when she sails in the Caribbean. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
Let me start with the Celebrity brand. Always at the top, great cruise line. I have many Celebrity cruises under my belt and being a Travel agency owner I had to try out the new Celebrity Edge to see if the reviews were valid. I am a ... Read More
Let me start with the Celebrity brand. Always at the top, great cruise line. I have many Celebrity cruises under my belt and being a Travel agency owner I had to try out the new Celebrity Edge to see if the reviews were valid. I am a forgiving traveler and try to give the benefit of doubt to the cruise line. Embarkation and disembarkation were better than expected. Easy on, easy off. The ship was beautiful with an unusual profile. Ships interior was classy and very roomy. A lot of reviews stated lack of bars and lounges, this was true which caused overcrowding in these venues. Champagne was offered when you come aboard AND you can go directly to your cabin to drop off your luggage and then grab lunch or check out the ship until you are officially allowed in the cabin. As expected, the buffet was crowded but orderly. The food was excellent and the service top shelf. The cabin was roomy with a balcony (if you wish to call it that) that had a picture window and dropped down half way at the press of a button. It was a very small area. The TV was very large and the drawer and cabinet space were abundant. A master control panel outside the bathroom door controlled lights and window shade. You can also operate them manually. The bathroom was larger than most cruise ships usually have. The restrooms around the ship all have push-button controls to open and close the sliding doors. Now for the lounges/Bars, or lack thereof. The Martini bar was always busy, The sunset bar was impossible on a sunny day as no shade is provided. The Coffee bar was very nice and did serve alcohol. The Eden bar was just ok during the day and very weird during the evening. When the evening approached so did the, shall I say, unusual entertainment? Unless you took a long drag on a doobie this was not the place for you, Just to get to Eden you have to pass through a long dark hallway with stupid pillars and outer space music. OK, so I scratched Eden off my list. Let's try the onboard shops. Unless you have Deep Pockets, stay away. All shops are upper class. I finally found a logo shop so I could buy a T-shirt. They almost had to take me out on a stretcher. Get this, a T-shirt was $80 and a Ball Cap was $75 and a golf shirt was $135. No wonder the shops were empty. So, back to the Martini bar for another stiff one. OK, let's discuss entertainment. The talent they brought on board was great, but the regular shows were weird and boring unless you like folks prancing around the stage and swinging from ropes. But, the lighting effects were good. It was a nice venue to grab a quick nap. OK, so back at the Martini bar for another quick pick me up and a bit of fun trivia. Dinner time was an event with better than average food and service. The casino was large and did have a bar that was in operation on sea days and evenings. The Magic Carpet when it was in operation was useless, just a gimmick. The specialty restaurants were pricey and in my opinion, were not worth the extra costs. That being said, I did try the La Petite, It was $55 per person and came with a cute animated video chef on your table preparing your meal. Yes, pricey but entertaining. But As I said, I give the benefit of doubt to the Cruise Line in hopes they will come back to the basics And stay away from the higher priced weird stuff. Would I cruise Edge again? Probably not. But if you like a big change and something different, then this is your ship. All in all I still give it 4 out of 5 stars. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
My husband and I booked a last minute cruise on the Edge and we loved it. We cruise around six times a year on Royal Caribbean and they were booked solid at the last minute. I hadn’t read much about the Edge until after booking the ... Read More
My husband and I booked a last minute cruise on the Edge and we loved it. We cruise around six times a year on Royal Caribbean and they were booked solid at the last minute. I hadn’t read much about the Edge until after booking the cruise and then started reading on the negative reviews. I wasn’t worried at all by the comments because they seemed over the top and were often written by people who hadn’t sailed on her. We had booked an inside guarantee. When given the opportunity, we bid up and received an aqua class cabin. In short our cruise was perfect. The entire ship is stunning! We loved our infinity balcony and cabin decor. We met many couples on board and common conversation opener was did you read the reviews and how wrong they were. Aqua class was fantastic with the amenities and Blu restaurant and spa. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
my husband and i have cruised 20 times with celebrity, always a great experience. when we heard about the new ship of course we wanted to cruise on it. this cruise coinsided with our 45th anniversary which made it all the more special. ... Read More
my husband and i have cruised 20 times with celebrity, always a great experience. when we heard about the new ship of course we wanted to cruise on it. this cruise coinsided with our 45th anniversary which made it all the more special. what can we say the ship, the service, the food, the butterflies on the ceiling of my room (a great "special" from our butler and stewart for our anniversary) were great. the ship is very different from all the other celebrity ships....very contemporary decor, some not so confortable seating, but on the other hand there was EDEN where you can sit and watch the sea go by or have a drink with other cruisers and watch a contempoary dance show.....we liked the ship....depending on its (or the new APEX ships) itinerary we would definaely sail on it again....one small complaint we have is ...my husband had skin cancer (like many people his age) suite guests have access to the retreat, a beautiful top of the ship private area with its own pool, bar and reclining lounges BUT no shade.... except by the suites on the inside of the public spaces...like sitting in a hallway....the ship needs some shades on those cabanas, and the bar area...otherwise fantastic space. Read Less
Celebrity Edge Ratings
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Cabins 5.0 0.0
Dining N/A 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.5 0.0
Fitness Recreation 5.0 0.0
Family 3.0 0.0

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