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Celebrity Edge Review

4.5 / 5.0
688 reviews

First Time in 20+ Years

Review for the Southern Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Edge
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2023
Cabin: Edge Veranda Stateroom

We booked this cruise because it stopped in Antigua where my family lived in the early 1960's. This was my 8th cruise on Celebrity, but my first in 20+ years. My mother was a smoker and felt that Celebrity was anti-smoking so we migrated to other cruise lines. This was my 80th cruise overall. Both my spouse and I enjoyed the cruise and would book Celebrity again.

Fixed Dinner Sittings. There were no fixed sittings on this cruise – though Celebrity failed to notify people before the cruise which is questionable in my book. If you find a card in your cabin directing you to a specific dining room at a fixed sitting time, go immediately to one of the restaurants to book a time for the first evening, or, alternatively, book a time when you board the ship using the app. You can book various restaurants for the rest of the cruise using the app too. The cruise line did not reserve a table at the Cyprus Restaurant and the wait was 45 minutes to an hour when we showed up. My feeling is that by eliminating the staffing requirements to support fixed sittings, they are able to operate with fewer staff. I’m not sure if this is by design or due to hiring and training problems.

Laundry Packages. Don’t bother with the laundry packages or bag offers. They wash, dry, and fold. By “fold”, they mean that shirts and pants are returned folder over and wrinkled. If you want to wear anything, pack an iron as we did in the old days. I personally can’t imagine a cruise line pulling that type of stunt.

Cabin Review

Edge Veranda Stateroom

We traveled third-class in an infinity veranda. I liked the infinity veranda since it opened an otherwise cramped outside cabin, but my spouse did not because lowering the upper window did not have the feel of being outside. It’s sort of like sitting on a porch at home by just opening a window inside! We were visited my maintenance to lubricate the upper window and I noted actual sea salt incursion around the rubber casket of the lower fixed window. I can only imagine the problems when this stuff breaks big-time in the years ahead. Well-designed cabin and the marble or faux marble in the bathroom was a nice tough. The long sink is too close to the mirror. One passenger indicated that the lower part of the mirror was already rusting.

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