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We were on a 7 day cruise on the new Celebrity Edge from Jan 27- Feb 3. We are very experienced cruisers – mostly ocean ships, but also river cruises in Europe. Overall we have done about 60 cruises. On this cruise we booked Aqua Class – which included its own restaurant, Blu, for breakfast and dinner. It was open sitting, but never a wait and excellent food and service. Pro The ship is new – nicely decorated throughout. The staterooms were nice, but a bit narrow. The “infinity balcony” was very nice – it was an extension to the room, and you could have the full glass enclosure or lower the upper portion and enjoy some ocean atmosphere. The actual space is small however – maybe 6 X 4 feet. It did have two chairs and a small table. The service was good in all areas and our room steward was very nice. The buffet (we used sometimes for lunch since Blu is not open for lunch) had plenty of seating – even on sea days. There was a good variety of options to choose from. There are two banks of elevators, and after day 1, there generally was not a long wait. They had a covered solarium (adults only) with hot tubs and pool, padded sun beds, and a small café for breakfast and lunch. However, it got filled up very quickly. The gym was well appointed with plenty of equipment. Con Unfortunately, the “Cons” outweigh the positive features. The stateroom had no hooks or drying line (in the shower) for wet items. Also, no hooks on the room walls to hang a tote bag, etc There are very limited entertainment venues. There is the main theater, a lounge called Eden, and the main piazza on Deck 3. The piazza had loud music and signing on and off through the day and night, but crowded and very high noise level. There were no other smaller lounges such as you see on other cruise ships – such as a piano bar, a lounge for pleasant vocalists etc. They had Trivia several times a day in the piazza, but other “game shows” were not an option. They had “Deal or no Deal” which came with a charge. In Eden they had a very odd venue every evening. We went for a glass of wine before dinner. The entertainment was comprised of a young man and an unusual string instrument, a man dressed as a Buddhist priest that did a “Tai Chi” and then “drifted” around amongst the guests bowing and holding his hands in a prayer position, and a woman who was either in a gold gown (representing the sun) or silver (moon) who sang an unusual piece of music and the she, too, drifted around the room. This was all very “new age” entertainment in my opinion and not my interest – certainly not daily. There were two different comedians in the theater – both good. Also there was a tribute to the “Jersey Boys” also good. The other shows were production shows with music and movement that I did not find interesting. The production shows and the Eden lounge “entertainers” had no music that I was even familiar with. All of this entertainment seemed geared to the “Millenniums , not the majority (75% at least) that were 55+, and no other options. There are no shops except the very “high end” stores, such as Cartier, Tiffany’s & Co, Bvlgari, etc. The prices were exorbitant. They never had any “sales” such as fashion jewelry and watches, T-shirts, etc. They did not offer any fashion jewelry or watches, the usual T- shirts, and other inexpensive items. We found one T-Shirt in one of the shops -- $55.00! The same store had a pair of men’s swim trunks for $345.00! We were told that there was no plan to have the usual special tables of reasonable items – only the high end stores would be on this ship. The cost of the special dining venues was also expensive -- $55 -$65 per person. No hand sanitizer available at the small café within the Eden Lounge (breakfast and lunch). I contacted Guest Relations, but they never provided a hand sanitizer at this food venue. I will not do this ship again, nor suggest it to others unless things really change

Not the Celebrity we know and love

Celebrity Edge Cruise Review by mzkittynp

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: AquaClass Stateroom with Veranda
We were on a 7 day cruise on the new Celebrity Edge from Jan 27- Feb 3. We are very experienced cruisers – mostly ocean ships, but also river cruises in Europe. Overall we have done about 60 cruises. On this cruise we booked Aqua Class – which included its own restaurant, Blu, for breakfast and dinner. It was open sitting, but never a wait and excellent food and service.

Pro

The ship is new – nicely decorated throughout. The staterooms were nice, but a bit narrow. The “infinity balcony” was very nice – it was an extension to the room, and you could have the full glass enclosure or lower the upper portion and enjoy some ocean atmosphere. The actual space is small however – maybe 6 X 4 feet. It did have two chairs and a small table.

The service was good in all areas and our room steward was very nice.

The buffet (we used sometimes for lunch since Blu is not open for lunch) had plenty of seating – even on sea days. There was a good variety of options to choose from.

There are two banks of elevators, and after day 1, there generally was not a long wait.

They had a covered solarium (adults only) with hot tubs and pool, padded sun beds, and a small café for breakfast and lunch. However, it got filled up very quickly.

The gym was well appointed with plenty of equipment.

Con

Unfortunately, the “Cons” outweigh the positive features.

The stateroom had no hooks or drying line (in the shower) for wet items. Also, no hooks on the room walls to hang a tote bag, etc

There are very limited entertainment venues. There is the main theater, a lounge called Eden, and the main piazza on Deck 3. The piazza had loud music and signing on and off through the day and night, but crowded and very high noise level. There were no other smaller lounges such as you see on other cruise ships – such as a piano bar, a lounge for pleasant vocalists etc. They had Trivia several times a day in the piazza, but other “game shows” were not an option. They had “Deal or no Deal” which came with a charge. In Eden they had a very odd venue every evening. We went for a glass of wine before dinner. The entertainment was comprised of a young man and an unusual string instrument, a man dressed as a Buddhist priest that did a “Tai Chi” and then “drifted” around amongst the guests bowing and holding his hands in a prayer position, and a woman who was either in a gold gown (representing the sun) or silver (moon) who sang an unusual piece of music and the she, too, drifted around the room. This was all very “new age” entertainment in my opinion and not my interest – certainly not daily. There were two different comedians in the theater – both good. Also there was a tribute to the “Jersey Boys” also good. The other shows were production shows with music and movement that I did not find interesting. The production shows and the Eden lounge “entertainers” had no music that I was even familiar with. All of this entertainment seemed geared to the “Millenniums , not the majority (75% at least) that were 55+, and no other options.

There are no shops except the very “high end” stores, such as Cartier, Tiffany’s & Co, Bvlgari, etc. The prices were exorbitant. They never had any “sales” such as fashion jewelry and watches, T-shirts, etc. They did not offer any fashion jewelry or watches, the usual T- shirts, and other inexpensive items. We found one T-Shirt in one of the shops -- $55.00! The same store had a pair of men’s swim trunks for $345.00! We were told that there was no plan to have the usual special tables of reasonable items – only the high end stores would be on this ship. The cost of the special dining venues was also expensive -- $55 -$65 per person.

No hand sanitizer available at the small café within the Eden Lounge (breakfast and lunch). I contacted Guest Relations, but they never provided a hand sanitizer at this food venue.

I will not do this ship again, nor suggest it to others unless things really change
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AquaClass Stateroom with Veranda
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The ship is new – nicely decorated throughout. The staterooms were nice, but a bit narrow. The “infinity balcony” was very nice – it was an extension to the room, and you could have the full glass enclosure or lower the upper portion and enjoy some ocean atmosphere. The actual space is small however – maybe 6 X 4 feet. It did have two chairs and a small table. No drying line for wet clothes nor a couple hooks on the wall for totebags, etc.
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