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This was our "trip of a lifetime" to celebrate our 30th anniversary! First time for both of us to Italy and cruising in Europe. We have cruised a few times on Celebrity before, mostly from NJ to Bermuda. We liked the itinerary and the Edge looked like a fun ship. What we loved: embarkation and disembarkation were the fastest we've ever experienced, having the Seapass waiting for you on your cabin door was great! We had an inside cabin (personal preference, I can get a little seasick) and it was well designed, quiet, and our room steward took good care of it. We appreciate good food and overall were really impressed with the quality and choices available. Most days we had breakfast and lunch at the buffet, dinners we tried all 4 of the main dining rooms and also Raw on 5 (enjoyed it), Le Petite Chef (really enjoyed it and recommend you do it once on the cruise) and Fine Cut (see below). For entertainment and activities, we enjoyed trivia, game nights and hanging out by the pools. Overall we thought the service on the ship was excellent. We did 3 excursions through Celebrity - Climb Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii tour (loved it but that was one heck of a climb!), Gaudi tour of Barcelona (enjoyed it, but tour guide was kept busy trying to take care of passengers who must have missed the description of the tour where it said it was "strenuous"), and the Tuscan Farmhouse tour (we didn't want to try to cram seeing Florence in a couple of hours so we picked this - it was great! A beautiful drive through Tuscany, then a family run farm where they sang, danced and served us lots of great food and Limoncello). We didn't attend a lot of the shows, but we loved the Elton John impersonator. What we think could be improved: We weren't crazy about Fine Cut Steakhouse. The service was fine, but the food wasn't great, IMO not worth the surcharge. First time I've ever heard a waiter tell anyone who ordered their steak rare that the "coating on the windows" made the meat appear darker and that it was "cooked perfectly". We had a drink package and at times it seemed difficult to get a a waiter or a bartenders attention, especially at the buffet. Eden was a nice place to hang out, my husband liked some of the unusual drinks they had there, but I thought the entertainers, while very talented, were wasted on the 10:15pm show. It went on for too long, the interactions with the audience were awkward, and it made me think of a bad hippie acid trip Overall, it was a great cruise and the Edge was a very nice ship. We would go again for sure!

Great cruise!

Celebrity Edge Cruise Review by Missy56

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This was our "trip of a lifetime" to celebrate our 30th anniversary! First time for both of us to Italy and cruising in Europe. We have cruised a few times on Celebrity before, mostly from NJ to Bermuda. We liked the itinerary and the Edge looked like a fun ship.

What we loved: embarkation and disembarkation were the fastest we've ever experienced, having the Seapass waiting for you on your cabin door was great! We had an inside cabin (personal preference, I can get a little seasick) and it was well designed, quiet, and our room steward took good care of it. We appreciate good food and overall were really impressed with the quality and choices available. Most days we had breakfast and lunch at the buffet, dinners we tried all 4 of the main dining rooms and also Raw on 5 (enjoyed it), Le Petite Chef (really enjoyed it and recommend you do it once on the cruise) and Fine Cut (see below).

For entertainment and activities, we enjoyed trivia, game nights and hanging out by the pools. Overall we thought the service on the ship was excellent. We did 3 excursions through Celebrity - Climb Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii tour (loved it but that was one heck of a climb!), Gaudi tour of Barcelona (enjoyed it, but tour guide was kept busy trying to take care of passengers who must have missed the description of the tour where it said it was "strenuous"), and the Tuscan Farmhouse tour (we didn't want to try to cram seeing Florence in a couple of hours so we picked this - it was great! A beautiful drive through Tuscany, then a family run farm where they sang, danced and served us lots of great food and Limoncello). We didn't attend a lot of the shows, but we loved the Elton John impersonator.

What we think could be improved: We weren't crazy about Fine Cut Steakhouse. The service was fine, but the food wasn't great, IMO not worth the surcharge. First time I've ever heard a waiter tell anyone who ordered their steak rare that the "coating on the windows" made the meat appear darker and that it was "cooked perfectly". We had a drink package and at times it seemed difficult to get a a waiter or a bartenders attention, especially at the buffet. Eden was a nice place to hang out, my husband liked some of the unusual drinks they had there, but I thought the entertainers, while very talented, were wasted on the 10:15pm show. It went on for too long, the interactions with the audience were awkward, and it made me think of a bad hippie acid trip

Overall, it was a great cruise and the Edge was a very nice ship. We would go again for sure!
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