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Celebrity Edge Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Family review with teenagers

Celebrity Edge Cruise Review by Mrspoons

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2018
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Class Stateroom with Veranda

We are basing this review as a family of 6 not as couple. Ages 47,50,26,20,18,15

This ship has not found its client base yet, yet it it’s seemed to be around

75% over 60’s

10% 40’s - 50’s

5% LBTFQ

5% 30’s - 40’s

5%. 18-30s

Transfers: New York limousines these are awkward, all the luggage had to fit internally no boot space, a mini bus would have been better. Miami fine.

Cruise : Caribbean East & West ,We booked a back to back with Iglu with flights & hotels in New York an Miami. We enjoyed New York but Iglu had booked the wrong dates in Miami and left us stranded, without an out of hours number we had to organise and pay for a hotel ourselves.

Boarding: this was fast and we had our staterooms by 12pm

Staterooms: These have a great modern feel they have a nice lighting system

Issues:

Window is awkward to open and electrical sockets are boxed in so most moulded adaptors do not fit take a 4 way 13amp extension.

Important : 2 bottles of Avian water are in you room $5 per bottle Not Free

Concierge was pointless not worth money had to queue to see him if he was ever there.

Bars & Club

Sunset bar : this was the most sociably during the day with great waitress staff this area has a smoking area which again sociably but can be windy.

Eden: Wow they turned this entertainment on it head with this one. credit to actors, the whole family enjoyed this area, but then realised it was the same for all 14 nights WHY ? It was the only place on the ship we could get a seat as a family of 6. Such a waste of space.

Martini bar: could never get a seat as a family, can’t really review

Night club:

Important: 18-20 ages are not allowed after 12pm : I was dancing with my family at 12 pm the security removed them and told them to go to bed , or go and bet in the Casino.

I understand the US has an over 21 drinking law, but why not them in the club with parents. They have nothing else to do.

Restaurants : There are 4 included in your package which have basically the same menu with one or two signature changes to add theme. Great food Decor fantastic

Bistro this has an animated cartoon table $55 per person.

We did not visit any other chargeable restaurants because they were expensive.

WiFi is $250 on board buy upfront was cheapest for me

Entertainment: Theatre entertainment was modern and great fun. Which seemed to enjoy the over 65 because they did not know a single record we loved it.

All in all this cruise is not for families with teens and young adults. Two of my teens spent most of the time in there rooms. No effect from the entertainment to get the young ones together they knew what rooms they were in. They all felt unwelcome on this ship

Having travelled with Royal Carribean previously and enjoyed it, we thought this would be even better for families, huge mistake.

Better information needs to come from agents on what age group is on the ship and what’s it’s target market, I paid £30k to find this out.

If you are a retired couple and fly business class you will love this ship.


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Cabin Review

Concierge Class Stateroom with Veranda
Cabin C1 11258

Modern bright

Socket box is a nightmare for moulded plugs takes 4 way extension

Not sure about new style windows May grow on you


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