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Celebrity Edge Review

4.5 / 5.0
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610 reviews
3 Awards

Great ship, but some turn-offs

Review for Celebrity Edge to Transatlantic
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2019
Cabin: Edge Veranda Stateroom
Very nice basin and fixtures

Overall Impression: Excellent! Technologically modern cruise liner, but some minuses explained below.

Embarkation: Easiest ever, by far. No waiting, attendant simply scanned pass from cell phone, checked passports and we were on! Sea cards were waiting at the entrance to cabin.

Debarkation: Also the fastest, easiest ever at the Ft Lauderdale cruise terminal. Two years ago, it was the debarkation from Hades here. Greatly improved! Those customs declarations of the past are gone.

Cabin Review

Edge Veranda Stateroom

As with other reviewers, the infinite veranda room was either love it or hate it. My wife and I really loved it. it added room to your cabin. However, I can understand the folks who definitely prefer a traditional balcony. As expected, room was clean and plenty of space for my wife and I. The closet was a bit smaller that we are used to, but all of clothing for the two week cruise fit, albeit a little tight. Was really nice to be able to control lighting, tv and window from cell phone app. FYI The vanity table slides into the chest of draws to allow the use of the full length mirror. We didn't realize this until near the end of the cruise.

The most pleasant surprise was the bathroom. Much roomier and more luxurious than any other balcony stateroom we have experienced. Frameless glass enclosed shower instead of a curtain. Actually had room to towel off inside the bathroom, without having to step outside in the hallway! The modern basin of fixtures were really nice. Seemed to have plenty of storage space available, even though we only filled about half of it up with our toiletries. A big thumbs up for the bathroom!

TV offered a lot more than previous cruises. The usual navigation channel and several devoted to on board offerings (specialty restaurants, shore excursions, future cruises, etc.) Actually offered several (about 10) first run movies to watch for no charge. The same movies were shown in various venues around the ship thoughout the cruise, mostly in the rooftop garden. Fox News and MSNBC offered as well as HGTV and the Food Channel (couldn't get away from the Pioneer Woman on this trip!)

Port Reviews

Rome (Civitavecchia)

This was our embarkation port. No excursion.We spent several days in Rome before the cruise. Shocked at the number of tourists!

Toulon

To access Toulon, you had to board a tender from the cruise dock across the bay. It turned out to be a lot more expensive than expected. I don't recall exactly but seems it was about 30 to 40 dollars each for the round trip ride. Seems like the tender would be inclusive of the cruise. Nice city, but a strong front blew though before noon and stayed very windy in the city.

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