We are just two weeks off of Edge and there is a lot to like. The embarkation process was about as close to perfect as possible. Boarding is good but there is a pretty good hike up several levels on ramps. The infinite veranda makes your entrance to the cabin dramatic with its outside view as large as the width and high the cabin. Very attentive stateroom steward. The complimentary sparkling wine was good; the canapés were, generally, awful. Few people cruise to watch TV but the provided screen was deluxe and, perfectly, positioned to, comfortably, watch in bed. On arrival of our luggage there was no heavy duty mat to protect the bed from dirty luggage so we put the dirty luggage on the chaise style couch while emptying. We both use Cpap and the end tables were a bit small, especially, the one where the phone was placed. The bathroom is the best I’ve seen (never stayed in a suite). It is large and good shower. The closet is a little short of space for long hanging items.
We were, initially, stuck with late dining but got switched to early and wait listed for select. There was no obvious indication on our documents or sea passes as to what our dining assignment was once on board. I spent a while getting confirmation that we had gotten select. We were never able to make reservation on the app. On about half of the dinners we had a ten to thirty minute wait. They could use some reconfiguring of the wait area with more seating. The nearest bar is pretty far away on one level. On the other dining level the customer relations area is the same distance for more seating. We spread out our dinners between the four dining rooms. The food was excellent. Some of the portions were, unusually, large. Service was very good. Some were excellent. Buffet was good for breakfast and lunch with a large selection.
We aren’t big on entertainment but we saw Revelations so we could check out the Eden creatures. It was strange but entertaining. The seating for this presentation was awkward. (same for the Cirque like show in The Club). We didn’t dine in Eden so, we never saw the “creatures” anywhere else.
Didn’t like the muster drill at all. Our station was in the hallway by the shops. There was very little seating and very disorganized.
The ship was organized so we never were in a crowd. There were plenty of places to be alone. We didn’t spend much time on the magic carpet but it was kind of meh. Not bad but not that exciting. It can be very windy sometimes and very sunny as well.
Captain Kate is a breath of fresh air. Not only the first female but also, my first American captain. She is very visible and even saw us off the ship appearing half way down the ramp on debarkation. Having her hairless cat onboard was strange but nothing wrong with that.
I go onboard expecting to be pleased with the experience and was not disappointed.
It is a beautiful and different sip and I recommend it. We were in cabin 12195 by the way. It was a good choices.
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