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Celebrity Edge Review

4.5 / 5.0
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We booked a Concierge balcony suite - but traditional balcony non existent

Review for Celebrity Edge to the Western Mediterranean
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Sarcoljac
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Concierge Class Stateroom with Veranda
Traveled with children

We did a back to back cruise as a family - 4 adults and 3 young children. Ship was great, cabin extremely disappointing, food and service were good to very good. 4 of the group were gluten free and this was well catered for. Restaurant options very good. 4 restaurants with different cultural themes (Greek, Italian, French and American). It was great to have the regions speciality dishes on the menu as well as the standard daily changing menu. Also loved Le Petit Chef - great for kids and adults.

Entertainment very good and varied. Relaxing atmosphere with photographers not in your face all the time. Also no mass cheap event sales. Interesting and innovative ship.

We did sky suite 1st cruise and Concierge Balcony 2nd part of cruise. Read below, but calling it a balcony suite is almost a misnomer. The innovation with infinite verandah is a backward step for my enjoyment of cruising. And there are only limited choices available if you dont like the infinite verandah scenario. It is not a balcony

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Concierge Class Stateroom with Veranda

Cabin C1

Cabin was extremely disappointing. We booked a Concierge balcony suite and it was really an infinite verandah room. In fact, most of the rooms on Edge are infinite verandas. The "balcony" was extremely small, the door was folding glass door and there was a window that came down. If you put the window down the whole cabin heated up and humidity came on the walls (we had warm to hot weather all cruise). You could not sit on the balcony with the glass folding doors closed - it was tiny and claustrophobic. The drop down window was regularly locked by the captain for cleaning. As one other reviewer stated, booked a Concierge Balcony and got an ocean view with a window. The room was exactly the same size as an infinite verandah room so all you pay extra for is the service. Most of the cabins on Edge are infinite verandas whether you book Concierge or Aqua Class. Part of our enjoyment of cruising is to be able to sit on our own balcony outside of the cabin, enjoy the fresh air and view. The Edge infinite verandah cabins did not meet this criteria. It was uncomfortable and we were forced to use public areas more than I have had to do on other cruises. The only option to get a traditional balcony room is to book a suite at a much greater cost. Please Celebrity bring back more traditional balcony rooms as well as the infinite verandah which does have its place but not for enjoying a balcony experience.

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