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We are an early 40s couple and have cruised a lot with various lines including Celebrity which is our favourite. Had watched The Edge since it was announced and couldn’t wait to check her out. Wasn’t sure if the ship would live up to the hype and we were also on a preview cruise so expect things to not be perfect. Verdict...Loved it!!! Embarkation so quick and easy in the new terminal. Liked being able to drop bags off at the cabin first off then able to explore the ship without carting around the bags. Grand Plaza is the first thing we saw and it is magnificent. Very elegant design like the lobby of a high end hotel/resort with a big modern chandelier. Also home of the Martini Bar. In fact the whole ship feels more like a resort than a traditional cruise ship which we really liked. It is different and not necessarily like our previous cruises with Celebrity. I’ve read a lot of different view points on the ship and I’d say go onboard with an open mind and be open to a new experience. We had an infinite veranda which was bigger than previous Solstice cabins. Very warm neutral tones and the nicest cabin we have stayed in. Bed very comfy (firmer side), lots of storage particularly drawers. The new infinite veranda makes the room so much brighter and more open. Small table on veranda makes it a bit of a challenge to eat room service. Overall the new concept is a winner - felt more spacious and bright. So many beautiful spaces onboard. Eden was gorgeous - so open bright, funky furniture, and plants everywhere. There’s also outdoor seating on either side kind of tucked away. Nice salads in the Eden cafe (included) and not very busy. We had dinner at the Eden restaurant. Food quite fancy and delicious, service best on ship. Performers serve some of the food and they do a show later in the evening. Very different to anything we’ve seen on a ship. Hard to describe - quirky characters roaming and interacting with guests. Perhaps the show part was a bit long and needs more music. Kinda cool though. There are 4 main dining rooms and each has some specialty dishes such as French options in Normandie + the regular menu. Decor beautiful and food great quality - up there with the best. Tables a little close to each other although didn’t seem that busy. Oceanview cafe was very high end the ceilings were really high so have great sense of space. Not your usual buffet. Food selection great and quality also excellent. Outdoor seating at back although can get very hot in the sun so umbrellas would help. During the day we like to maybe use the gym and chill by the pool - not really into quizzes, bingo etc. Pool area had heaps of loungers and was another beautiful space. Different levels so you could see the ocean wherever you were sitting. Music duo played chilled tunes kind of like a beach club. We had some drinks on Magic Carpet. Thought it might be a bit of a gimmick but it was such a cool space with great views off the side of the ship. Once again like a cool luxury resort outdoor lounge area. It moves to dyfferent levels and I believe you can do dinner on it some nights. Ship seemed to have lots of glass and great views everywhere. Rooftop Garden was a better use of space than the lawn club with lots seating and games you can play during the day. Very chilled space and they had live music at night. Didn’t try the grill. We are Elite and instead of the Elite happy hour you had 3 free drink vouchers to use in the bars. The Martini Bar in the Plaza was our favourite although it was very busy during happy hour. Staff did their best but maybe more staff during these peak times would help. Theatre also different a big round stage with a massive screen - so everyone had a great view. Only saw one big production show which was very contemporary and less ‘traditional’ then usual shows. Also saw Hype which was like a concert. Main singer was fantastic and the music was very now. Being a preview cruise overall the service was excellent and I’m sure will be tweaked and improve further once the ship settles. Surprisingly for a brand new ship it seemed to work really well overall. Overall we loved our short cruise on Edge and are booked for Europe next year. Yes it’s different but I think that’s a good thing. Feels much more like a luxury resort and while traditionalists may struggle don’t go on expecting the same same and you’ll have a great time. A few things will improve over time and nothing is ever perfect but we loved it. The ship is so beautiful with so many cool spaces, warm neutral tones and different textures, and great attention to detail. Can’t wait for Europe 2019 and to experience more of the restaurants, etc.

Stunning Celebrity Edge - like nothing else at sea.

Celebrity Edge Cruise Review by cajaman

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda
We are an early 40s couple and have cruised a lot with various lines including Celebrity which is our favourite. Had watched The Edge since it was announced and couldn’t wait to check her out. Wasn’t sure if the ship would live up to the hype and we were also on a preview cruise so expect things to not be perfect. Verdict...Loved it!!!

Embarkation so quick and easy in the new terminal. Liked being able to drop bags off at the cabin first off then able to explore the ship without carting around the bags.

Grand Plaza is the first thing we saw and it is magnificent. Very elegant design like the lobby of a high end hotel/resort with a big modern chandelier. Also home of the Martini Bar. In fact the whole ship feels more like a resort than a traditional cruise ship which we really liked. It is different and not necessarily like our previous cruises with Celebrity. I’ve read a lot of different view points on the ship and I’d say go onboard with an open mind and be open to a new experience.

We had an infinite veranda which was bigger than previous Solstice cabins. Very warm neutral tones and the nicest cabin we have stayed in. Bed very comfy (firmer side), lots of storage particularly drawers. The new infinite veranda makes the room so much brighter and more open. Small table on veranda makes it a bit of a challenge to eat room service. Overall the new concept is a winner - felt more spacious and bright.

So many beautiful spaces onboard. Eden was gorgeous - so open bright, funky furniture, and plants everywhere. There’s also outdoor seating on either side kind of tucked away. Nice salads in the Eden cafe (included) and not very busy. We had dinner at the Eden restaurant. Food quite fancy and delicious, service best on ship. Performers serve some of the food and they do a show later in the evening. Very different to anything we’ve seen on a ship. Hard to describe - quirky characters roaming and interacting with guests. Perhaps the show part was a bit long and needs more music. Kinda cool though.

There are 4 main dining rooms and each has some specialty dishes such as French options in Normandie + the regular menu. Decor beautiful and food great quality - up there with the best. Tables a little close to each other although didn’t seem that busy.

Oceanview cafe was very high end the ceilings were really high so have great sense of space. Not your usual buffet. Food selection great and quality also excellent. Outdoor seating at back although can get very hot in the sun so umbrellas would help.

During the day we like to maybe use the gym and chill by the pool - not really into quizzes, bingo etc. Pool area had heaps of loungers and was another beautiful space. Different levels so you could see the ocean wherever you were sitting. Music duo played chilled tunes kind of like a beach club.

We had some drinks on Magic Carpet. Thought it might be a bit of a gimmick but it was such a cool space with great views off the side of the ship. Once again like a cool luxury resort outdoor lounge area. It moves to dyfferent levels and I believe you can do dinner on it some nights.

Ship seemed to have lots of glass and great views everywhere.

Rooftop Garden was a better use of space than the lawn club with lots seating and games you can play during the day. Very chilled space and they had live music at night. Didn’t try the grill.

We are Elite and instead of the Elite happy hour you had 3 free drink vouchers to use in the bars. The Martini Bar in the Plaza was our favourite although it was very busy during happy hour. Staff did their best but maybe more staff during these peak times would help.

Theatre also different a big round stage with a massive screen - so everyone had a great view. Only saw one big production show which was very contemporary and less ‘traditional’ then usual shows. Also saw Hype which was like a concert. Main singer was fantastic and the music was very now.

Being a preview cruise overall the service was excellent and I’m sure will be tweaked and improve further once the ship settles. Surprisingly for a brand new ship it seemed to work really well overall.

Overall we loved our short cruise on Edge and are booked for Europe next year. Yes it’s different but I think that’s a good thing. Feels much more like a luxury resort and while traditionalists may struggle don’t go on expecting the same same and you’ll have a great time. A few things will improve over time and nothing is ever perfect but we loved it. The ship is so beautiful with so many cool spaces, warm neutral tones and different textures, and great attention to detail.

Can’t wait for Europe 2019 and to experience more of the restaurants, etc.
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