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We have cruised many times on Celebrity (usually Aqua Class) , Oceania, Holland America and MSC. I consider myself an experienced cruiser but not an expert. If you are a novice cruiser, forget about reading reviews, you will enjoy the Edge. But if you have experience and have cruised other ships, especially the Solstice class, read on... THE EXCELLENT: -Embarkation, debarkation has been made very fast and efficient. -We ate in Blu for dinner... the food and the service were excellent. -The buffet is improved for all three meals... we could have enjoyed eating there anytime. -The Spa facilities and exercise areas are consistent but a bit smaller than Solstice. -Bathroom and shower in room is great but could use a clothesline somewhere because there is no real balcony. (See below) THE NEGATIVES: -The grandeur and elegance in public spaces is missing in this ship. -Infinity balcony. ... It is really an oceanview room with a window that opens halfway down. There is not the wonderful feeling of being outside on a veranda. They have constructed it in this way to make it more cost efficient for cleaning the ship. Read other reviews on this problem. The designers really missed the "boat" on this one. -Get a room on port (left) side to avoid your view potentially being blocked by the eyesore of the moveable restaurant/bar on starboard side. -Blu restaurant location.. seems like an afterthought... no ocean view.. overlooks lifeboats up close. -The Shows.. extremely loud and unexciting. You might like the entertainment if you like canned, loud repetitive music...some of the worst we have ever seen. -Music in the bars after-hours ... loud, tiresome pop music., unexciting ...forget about nice relaxing piano bars, good singer, classical music that you have seen on many other ships. -No nice public spaces that draw you in. At night, go to the casino or back to your room. -Shopping..only ultra high end jewellery stores you see in every port. ..there were no fun shopping experiences on board. -Library...was only a small shelf on wheels with a few guest contributed books. -No free water. Water is in tin bottles now, not plastic which is good, but you pay for it. Overall Summary: We have the feeling that Celebrity has designed a ship where corporate efficiencies and cost savings have been put before the customer's experience. It's a very utilitarian ship. There are many things that can be changed if they listen and care, but unfortunately there are also many design aspects that can't be altered. We love Celebrity, but will not sail the Edge or Apex class again- much prefer Solstice class.

Edge is a bit of a disappointment

Celebrity Edge Cruise Review by laurietoronto

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We have cruised many times on Celebrity (usually Aqua Class) , Oceania, Holland America and MSC. I consider myself an experienced cruiser but not an expert. If you are a novice cruiser, forget about reading reviews, you will enjoy the Edge. But if you have experience and have cruised other ships, especially the Solstice class, read on...

THE EXCELLENT:

-Embarkation, debarkation has been made very fast and efficient.

-We ate in Blu for dinner... the food and the service were excellent.

-The buffet is improved for all three meals... we could have enjoyed eating there anytime.

-The Spa facilities and exercise areas are consistent but a bit smaller than Solstice.

-Bathroom and shower in room is great but could use a clothesline somewhere because

there is no real balcony. (See below)

THE NEGATIVES:

-The grandeur and elegance in public spaces is missing in this ship.

-Infinity balcony. ... It is really an oceanview room with a window that opens halfway down. There is not the wonderful feeling of being outside on a veranda. They have constructed it in this way to make it more cost efficient for cleaning the ship. Read other reviews on this problem. The designers really missed the "boat" on this one.

-Get a room on port (left) side to avoid your view potentially being blocked by the eyesore of the moveable restaurant/bar on starboard side.

-Blu restaurant location.. seems like an afterthought... no ocean view.. overlooks lifeboats up close.

-The Shows.. extremely loud and unexciting. You might like the entertainment if you like canned, loud repetitive music...some of the worst we have ever seen.

-Music in the bars after-hours ... loud, tiresome pop music., unexciting ...forget about nice relaxing piano bars, good singer, classical music that you have seen on many other ships.

-No nice public spaces that draw you in. At night, go to the casino or back to your room.

-Shopping..only ultra high end jewellery stores you see in every port. ..there were no fun shopping experiences on board.

-Library...was only a small shelf on wheels with a few guest contributed books.

-No free water. Water is in tin bottles now, not plastic which is good, but you pay for it.

Overall Summary:

We have the feeling that Celebrity has designed a ship where corporate efficiencies and cost savings have been put before the customer's experience. It's a very utilitarian ship. There are many things that can be changed if they listen and care, but unfortunately there are also many design aspects that can't be altered.

We love Celebrity, but will not sail the Edge or Apex class again- much prefer Solstice class.
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