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We are experienced cruisers with 25 to 30 cruises on many different brands. Celebrity has always been a favorite as we have watched many former preferred brands such as Princess and Holland America slide downhill into medicocrity. We booked on the Edge with a group of neighbors and friends largely to experience the new ship together. Summary of likes: --Best main dining room food EVER! There was always a good selection prepared well. We liked the flexibility of four restaurants. Service was superb and we never waited long for a table. --Best buffet EVER! There is a broad choice of nicely prepared food. If you cannot find something to enjoy, you just do not enjoy eating. --Well trained, friendly crew. --Talented staff entertainers as well as several great entertainers brought on ship. --The Eden area is terrific for reading, or just sitting back and enjoying life. Summary of dislikes: --Not fans of the Infinite Veranda cabin and would never book it again. It seemed to us as an oceanview cabin that has an opening window. The cabin is narrow, somewhat small, and just feels claustrophobic. The "veranda" is roughly 4 by 7 and is virtually useless. It's really just part of the cabin. And speaking of the window, it can be locked by the Bridge and was frequently locked at odd times. For example, I could open it when spray was hitting while underway. But, it was frequently locked while in port! No window washing happening, no rain-just a decision to lock the window. I had several discussions with Guest Relations over this! --The Specialty Restaurants are overpriced. We found no reason to use them as the Dining Rooms are great. Paying $55 to $65 per person extra over the meal we already paid for is just a bad value. --Some undersized areas. The theater only has about 900 seats and can only accomodate about a third of the passengers. This results in long waits for a show-or not getting in the theater. The Martini Bar has great entertainment in the evening, but the seating is often inadequate. --While we appreciated the talent of the onboard entertainers, some of the shows were just a little too bizarre for us. You have to experience it to understand. --No enrichment speakers. --No library. --No bar/lounge high in the forward part of the ship to enjoy a cocktail while underway. There is a very nice lounge in the Eden area at the stern. --The shopping is high-end and while window-shopping was fun, we did not see much buying. --Finally, while we would rate service a "10", we did not appreciate several servers pushing the guests for high ratings. In summary, while there were very good aspects to this cruise, we would not book on the Edge again.

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Celebrity Edge Cruise Review by RetiredTraveller48

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda
We are experienced cruisers with 25 to 30 cruises on many different brands. Celebrity has always been a favorite as we have watched many former preferred brands such as Princess and Holland America slide downhill into medicocrity.

We booked on the Edge with a group of neighbors and friends largely to experience the new ship together.

Summary of likes:

--Best main dining room food EVER! There was always a good selection prepared well. We liked the flexibility of four restaurants. Service was superb and we never waited long for a table.

--Best buffet EVER! There is a broad choice of nicely prepared food. If you cannot find something to enjoy, you just do not enjoy eating.

--Well trained, friendly crew.

--Talented staff entertainers as well as several great entertainers brought on ship.

--The Eden area is terrific for reading, or just sitting back and enjoying life.

Summary of dislikes:

--Not fans of the Infinite Veranda cabin and would never book it again. It seemed to us as an oceanview cabin that has an opening window. The cabin is narrow, somewhat small, and just feels claustrophobic. The "veranda" is roughly 4 by 7 and is virtually useless. It's really just part of the cabin. And speaking of the window, it can be locked by the Bridge and was frequently locked at odd times. For example, I could open it when spray was hitting while underway. But, it was frequently locked while in port! No window washing happening, no rain-just a decision to lock the window. I had several discussions with Guest Relations over this!

--The Specialty Restaurants are overpriced. We found no reason to use them as the Dining Rooms are great. Paying $55 to $65 per person extra over the meal we already paid for is just a bad value.

--Some undersized areas. The theater only has about 900 seats and can only accomodate about a third of the passengers. This results in long waits for a show-or not getting in the theater. The Martini Bar has great entertainment in the evening, but the seating is often inadequate.

--While we appreciated the talent of the onboard entertainers, some of the shows were just a little too bizarre for us. You have to experience it to understand.

--No enrichment speakers.

--No library.

--No bar/lounge high in the forward part of the ship to enjoy a cocktail while underway. There is a very nice lounge in the Eden area at the stern.

--The shopping is high-end and while window-shopping was fun, we did not see much buying.

--Finally, while we would rate service a "10", we did not appreciate several servers pushing the guests for high ratings.

In summary, while there were very good aspects to this cruise, we would not book on the Edge again.
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Cabin Review

Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda
Cabin E1
See review above.
Deck 9 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins