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We have cruised 35+ times, majority RCL and Celebrity. Embarkation was a breeze, really like the new terminal and how fast you go thru and get on the ship. We experienced this with our last RCL cruise at Miami's new RCL terminal also. Cabin: We were in an Infinite Balcony, deck 7 mid ship. We loved the cabin design/decor, and absolutely love the roll down balcony. The cabin feels much more spacious. The bathroom was very nicely done as well. Lot's more storage, and a much cleaner feel. Dining: We had Select Dining. The wait staff service in the dining rooms proved night after night, to be the dissapointing on this ship. We tried all 4 dining rooms. Across the board, the attitude was more of a 'ready to place your order', no 'suggesting', no somelier (until we asked for a wine list...we all had premium drink packages). On two nights, we had to ask for a bread basket, one was never brought to the table. We had one at our table who was vegetarian, one night they brought him the vegetarian menu, took his order, and then came back 20 minutes later stating they gave him 'yesterday's menu, he needed to re-select the entree. That of course put everyone's dinner on hold. We did like the idea of four different restaurants, giving the dining room a more cozy feeling than a grand dining room. Friday night, was lobster. We were never offered 'any additional'. My husband did want another tail since his 'tasted weird'. He was accomodated. The next day, he was ill and was ill for five more days. He does think there was somehting wrong with the lobster he ate. He had symtoms similar to norovirus. The trip home, and 4 days after, were quite unpleasant for him. Entertainment: Celebrity needs to pre-screen the entertainers. One of the two 'bands' that played in the Central Lobby/Martini Bar area, the singer was 'afraid' to sing into the microphone. She sounded and looked like she was in a kareoke bar. There is no place for anyone to dance, other than perhaps one couple on the tiny dance floor near the band. Shows: We attended two of the shows, both were well presented, one was Paul McCartney Live and the other Kaleidescope. Gym: I went to the gym a few times, it is small, but has very good quality equipment. However, two days there, no towels? The Purell wipes dispensers empty? This was mid-afternoon. In the morning there were towels, seems no one is replenishing the gym towels or Purell wipes in the afternoons. Cabin Service: our housekeeper was very nice and provided what we needed. When she noticed we used all the towels, she left extra towels the next day. Excursions: We booked two snorkel trips thru Celebrity. Golden Eagle in St. Martin, they crammed 86 people on the catamaran. We were unable to find a place to sit, some people spread out on a seating for 8, for 4 people, leaving other people trying to share an unpadded box to sit on. There is no way that catamaran should have had more than 40 people on it. It was ridiculous to say the least. Then at the snorkel site, the water being very rough, they anchored really far from where the 'fish' were supposed to be. Many people got in the water and quickly returned onto the boat, because the water was too rough. That is not the fault of the supplier, rough water, but they should have anchored somewhere safer. Norman Island 1/2 day snorkel: was on a dive boat instead of a catamaran. It was also packed in like sardines. There was no 'instruction' to beginner snorkelers on how to put on masks/use snorkels. There was no staff in the water with the snorkelers to point out things, or carrying any safety ring etc. They said 'if you get into trouble' raise your hand and yell. Really, If anyone has ever had a bad exprerience in the water, it's hard to muster up the energy to 'yell'. There was a slice of orange after snorkeling included with the activity. Overall: the ship is beautiful. We didn't like that the front of the ship is completely blocked off for 'suite class'. It would be nice to be able to have at least one deck for the regular cabins, to experience the front of the ship. Would we sail on Edge again? We would love to say we would, but robably not, as we like to dance, there is no venue accomodation nor band providing dance music. We like to have wait staff that are not just 'order takers', but making the cruise dining experience fun and somehting special than what you exprerience at your local restaurant. We would probably go back to Solstice Class and hope that when they remodel those ships, they remodel them after the Edge interiors for the Staterooms.

Celebrity Edge Dec 16-22 2019

Celebrity Edge Cruise Review by ricsue

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda
We have cruised 35+ times, majority RCL and Celebrity.

Embarkation was a breeze, really like the new terminal and how fast you go thru and get on the ship. We experienced this with our last RCL cruise at Miami's new RCL terminal also.

Cabin: We were in an Infinite Balcony, deck 7 mid ship. We loved the cabin design/decor, and absolutely love the roll down balcony. The cabin feels much more spacious. The bathroom was very nicely done as well. Lot's more storage, and a much cleaner feel.

Dining: We had Select Dining. The wait staff service in the dining rooms proved night after night, to be the dissapointing on this ship. We tried all 4 dining rooms. Across the board, the attitude was more of a 'ready to place your order', no 'suggesting', no somelier (until we asked for a wine list...we all had premium drink packages). On two nights, we had to ask for a bread basket, one was never brought to the table. We had one at our table who was vegetarian, one night they brought him the vegetarian menu, took his order, and then came back 20 minutes later stating they gave him 'yesterday's menu, he needed to re-select the entree. That of course put everyone's dinner on hold.

We did like the idea of four different restaurants, giving the dining room a more cozy feeling than a grand dining room.

Friday night, was lobster. We were never offered 'any additional'. My husband did want another tail since his 'tasted weird'. He was accomodated. The next day, he was ill and was ill for five more days. He does think there was somehting wrong with the lobster he ate. He had symtoms similar to norovirus. The trip home, and 4 days after, were quite unpleasant for him.

Entertainment: Celebrity needs to pre-screen the entertainers. One of the two 'bands' that played in the Central Lobby/Martini Bar area, the singer was 'afraid' to sing into the microphone. She sounded and looked like she was in a kareoke bar. There is no place for anyone to dance, other than perhaps one couple on the tiny dance floor near the band.

Shows: We attended two of the shows, both were well presented, one was Paul McCartney Live and the other Kaleidescope.

Gym: I went to the gym a few times, it is small, but has very good quality equipment. However, two days there, no towels? The Purell wipes dispensers empty? This was mid-afternoon. In the morning there were towels, seems no one is replenishing the gym towels or Purell wipes in the afternoons.

Cabin Service: our housekeeper was very nice and provided what we needed. When she noticed we used all the towels, she left extra towels the next day.

Excursions: We booked two snorkel trips thru Celebrity.

Golden Eagle in St. Martin, they crammed 86 people on the catamaran. We were unable to find a place to sit, some people spread out on a seating for 8, for 4 people, leaving other people trying to share an unpadded box to sit on. There is no way that catamaran should have had more than 40 people on it. It was ridiculous to say the least. Then at the snorkel site, the water being very rough, they anchored really far from where the 'fish' were supposed to be. Many people got in the water and quickly returned onto the boat, because the water was too rough. That is not the fault of the supplier, rough water, but they should have anchored somewhere safer.

Norman Island 1/2 day snorkel: was on a dive boat instead of a catamaran. It was also packed in like sardines. There was no 'instruction' to beginner snorkelers on how to put on masks/use snorkels. There was no staff in the water with the snorkelers to point out things, or carrying any safety ring etc. They said 'if you get into trouble' raise your hand and yell. Really, If anyone has ever had a bad exprerience in the water, it's hard to muster up the energy to 'yell'. There was a slice of orange after snorkeling included with the activity.

Overall: the ship is beautiful. We didn't like that the front of the ship is completely blocked off for 'suite class'. It would be nice to be able to have at least one deck for the regular cabins, to experience the front of the ship.

Would we sail on Edge again? We would love to say we would, but robably not, as we like to dance, there is no venue accomodation nor band providing dance music. We like to have wait staff that are not just 'order takers', but making the cruise dining experience fun and somehting special than what you exprerience at your local restaurant. We would probably go back to Solstice Class and hope that when they remodel those ships, they remodel them after the Edge interiors for the Staterooms.
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Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda
Cabin E1
Good location
Deck 9 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Snorkeling
    Golden Eagle packed Catamaran with 80+guests, we've been on this same venue previously with 1/2 that number of guests, which would be the 'right amount'. Celebrity should not pack this trip with more guests than can be accommodated comfortably by supplier's catamaran.
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  • Snorkeling
    Dive boat was uncomfortable and packed like sardines, with little help from staff.
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