Celebrity Edge Cruise Review by Annalise
- Sail Date: February 2019
- Destination: Western Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Veranda
The Edge is shiny & new which is nice but the ultra-modern decor left us cold. The narrow neon-lit hallways were claustrophic. Everything is touchscreen. We ate in the Tuscan dining room which had very low ceilings and was poorly lit. The food was good though & our waiter, although hard to understand, worked hard to please.
As we spoked to other passengers, we heard murmurings of the same things: the ship fell short of the hype, too much technology, heavy furniture made chairs impossible to move against the deep pile carpet. The Magic Carpet was a complete joke! It never moved from the 14th deck for the entire cruise. People called it, "Celebrity's Folly." Another folly was the class of stores on board: Tiffany, Cartier, Bulgari. Celebrity totally missed the mark on their target market there, too.
Not including the comedien or December 63, the contracted actors put on insultingly nonsensical plays (?). Nobody could make out what they were doing or why & when asked, the manager replied, "It's open to interpretation." (really???) It's the first time in 26 cruises I've seen an audience walk out en masse. The daily calendar was filled with events designed to separate passengers from their $$$ (i.e. whiten teeth,flatten stomach,improve foot arch). There was nothing cultural,educational or mentally stimulating offered.
The good parts were that our cabin was well organized with nice amenities. We loved the Samsung flatscreen TV! Food on the top deck was a nice selection & varied. The Super Bowl party was very well executed. But all the good things on this ship are equal to the amenities on Solstice class. We were booked to cruise the Edge again in Nov., but after experiencing it, I cancelled our reservations as soon as we returned.
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