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Cruise Critic Editor Rating: Cabins

Cabins on Celebrity Edge are some of the largest you'll encounter on a mainstream cruise ship. With the exception of solo and inside cabins, room sizes start at 200 square feet, but in the bulk of cabins, there's an impressive 244 square feet of space.

The cabins have a few standout features, and a few we're not yet convinced are a great idea.

We loved the bedside USB charging ports (though many rooms just have these on one side of the bed, and a handful do not have any bedside at all) as well as the digital nature of the room. There's a control panel by the bathroom, from which you can control the temperature of the room, lower or raise the automatic blinds, and turn your lights on and off (or set at half-lit). You can do all of that from your phone as well if you have the Celebrity app on your phone. At night, we almost always turned the lights off via the app so we didn't have to get up.

Speaking of the automatic blinds, they're nifty but we weren't thrilled with them because there's no way to peek out of them without opening them enough to let in a lot of light. It also means that you can't sit on your balcony or Infinite Veranda and look out a small section without leaving the entire thing open and possibly disturbing a sleeping cabin mate.

The bedding in almost all rooms is two twin beds, which can be pushed together to form a king-sized bed. The vast majority of rooms also have a couch of some kind -- either a sofa bed that holds two, or a single in the form of a sofa (with back and two arms) or chaise lounge (with back and just one arm). (Despite most rooms being capable of holding three people at minimum, the ship can only carry so many passengers so you might not always be able to book a room as a triple.)

In most rooms, you'll find a moderate amount of storage space with one or two closets, a set of drawers and bedside cubby holes that are piled on top of each other. You may also have hidden shelving space in the area that curves along the outside of the bathroom. There's also a desk/counter, which can be pushed into the next door cabinet, in which you'll find the mini-fridge, to open up more space or get a full view of the full-length mirror behind it.

Our favorite furniture/design element is the desktop white jewel box container in which you'll find the main outlets for charging your electronics (there are 110V, 220V and USB outlets). It's large enough to fit the chargers and plugs so none of that has to clutter up the shelf or desk space.

All closets have hanging space for long items; some also have a small section for shorter items to hang. Full-sized closets (found in most standard rooms) also have three small drawers; all have a small safe. In rooms in which the modular furniture curls around the bathroom, you'll also find hidden shelving, though most of it is shallow and some is oddly shaped. Your room steward might try to use some of this space for extra bedding, but feel free to move his or her stuff to under the bed if you want to use the extra room.

The bathrooms have the toilet tucked into a corner in between the wall and the shower stall (which have glass doors). It's a little tight for anyone who's not skinny. Bathrooms have plenty of storage space. Right under the sink is a drawer where you'll find a hair dryer, extra toilet paper and sanitary bags.

There are no plastics onboard Edge and that includes in the cabin bathrooms where wall-mounted containers of unbranded shampoo, conditioner and body wash are in all rooms (regardless of category), and hand soaps are wrapped in paper, not plastic. There's also no clothesline for hanging stuff to dry in the shower.

You'll find interactive flat-screen TVs in every room with live TV (14 channels), video on demand (free choices, plus $15 rentals), ship information, account info and a streaming option that allows you to link your Apple AirPlay or Google Chromecast devices to the TV.

Inside: You'll find inside cabins spread throughout the ship, ranging in size from 181 square feet (standard) to 202 square feet (deluxe). Both have the same basic layout, with a divan sofa that can be used as a third bed, but the deluxe room has a bigger bathroom and more drawer space.

Ocean View: There are three categories of ocean-view stateroom on Celebrity Edge: standard (200 square feet), deluxe (238 square feet) and panoramic (212 square feet). All can hold three to four people. All the Panoramic ocean-view rooms, which have wall-sized floor-to-ceiling windows are on Deck 6 and mimic the look of the Infinite Veranda rooms; just minus the "balcony" space and a window that opens. Views are slightly obstructed, as the rooms are located just above where the launch boats are housed; you can look out across the ocean, but you can't look down. Standard ocean views have just a picture window, while the deluxe ocean views have a larger picture window, in addition to more living and storage space.

Infinite Verandas: The bulk of Celebrity Edge's 1,467 cabins are the controversial (people either love or hate them) 244-square-foot Infinite Verandas. There are 918 of these cabins, which function as a hybrid ocean-view/balcony cabin that you can configure either way. The unique design of these rooms adds about 23 percent more space than you'll find in any other ocean view or balcony room in the Celebrity fleet.

Here's how it works: Rather than a true balcony, this space (about 42 square feet) has been brought into the room and there's a floor-to-ceiling window, which can be opened half-way for fresh air. In this "balcony" space is a small table and two chairs, just as you'd find on any balcony, and behind this are two frosted bifold doors that you can close to create a quasi-balcony feel or keep open to make the overall cabin larger. Personally, we loved being able to relax in that space with the window closed and the A/C on but get the beautiful full view.

All standard Infinite Verandas can hold three people, with some also having sofa beds that increase the capacity to four.

One thing to note: If you open the window but leave the bifold doors open as well, the A/C in the room will shut off to conserve energy. (If it starts to rain outdoors, any open windows in Infinite Verandas will automatically close, which can be confusing if you're in the room and you didn't press the button.)

There are 16 304-square-foot accessible Infinite Verandas with 65-square-foot "verandas."

Solo: There are 16 single-accommodation Infinite Verandas on Celebrity Edge, the first cabins the line has ever created specifically for solo cruisers. The rooms, which are 131 square feet, are laid out the same as regular Infinite Verandas, except everything is just slightly smaller (including the bed, which is a single, but queen-size).

Balcony: You'll find a limited number of true balcony staterooms on Edge, in two categories: Deluxe (202 square feet with a 40-square-foot balcony) and Sunset Veranda (228 square feet with an 89-square-foot balcony). Deluxe veranda rooms are located at either end of the ship and resemble all other standard cabins in terms of layout and amenities. The Sunset Verandas are aft-view rooms, but other than the bigger balcony, have the same layout and features as all other standard rooms.

AquaClass: Celebrity Edge has 106 AquaClass cabins, all in the Infinite Veranda category, two of which are accessible. These spa-inspired rooms have special touches you won't find in any other room category, including a Bossini shower panel, aromatherapy diffuser, pillow menu and daily delivery of flavored tea and fresh fruit upon request. Additionally, people staying in AquaClass cabins have access to the spa-centric Blu restaurant and get unlimited and complimentary access to the SEA thermal suite. AquaClass passengers also have the service of a spa concierge who can make treatment reservations for them, or even create a spa regimen for them to follow during the cruise.

Concierge Class: There are 290 Concierge Class rooms, all in the Infinite Veranda category, six of which are accessible. People staying in Concierge Class rooms get priority check-in, a welcome aboard lunch in the Cosmopolitan dining room and access to a dedicated concierge who can help make a variety of reservations.

Suites: A whopping 12 percent of the cabins onboard Celebrity Edge are suites, and all of them were designed by BBC-beloved interior decorator Kelly Hoppen. Suite passengers get a bevy of perks, including butlers, meals at the private restaurant Luminae and exclusive access The Retreat. This suite enclave features a tranquil lounge as well as a pool deck that has the best views on the ship. Suite passengers have access to a concierge, 24/7, who can make restaurant reservations, arrange shore excursions or book spa appointments, among other duties. All these perks are available to passengers staying in the ship's Sky Suites -- the entry-level suite -- and above.

Sky Suite: There are 146 Sky Suites onboard Celebrity Edge, which measure anywhere from 298 square feet to 418 square feet. Balconies range from 79 to 163 square feet. The beds in many of these suites are positioned to face the balcony, and there's a funky sliding-glass divider between the bathroom and living space that can be closed for privacy or opened for those wanting ocean views from the loo.

Bathrooms include a shower–bathtub combination and separate toilet. A number of these suites can be combined seasonally with Sunset Veranda cabins to form a Sky Family Suite. The Sunset Veranda cabins add an additional 228 square feet of room space, along with 89 square feet of outdoor balcony space. Sky Suites sleep up to four, and Sunset Verandas can accommodate two. There are two accessible Sky Suites, which are 418 square feet and have 99-square-foot balconies.

Celebrity Suite: There are 16 460-square-foot Celebrity Suites, each featuring a 51-square-foot balcony, and each capable of accommodating up to four passengers. The bedroom and living area are separated by a glass divider, and the master bathroom includes a dressing area and full wardrobe. It also has a combination shower/bathtub. Seasonally, Celebrity Suites can be combined with Concierge Class cabins to create a Celebrity Family Suite, with a total area of 661 square feet. This combined category can accommodate six passengers.

Royal Suite: Celebrity Edge features four Royal Suites, each measuring 687 square feet, with a 72-square-foot balcony. The bedroom is completely separated from the large living area, which includes a dry bar, dining table for four and ample seating in the living room. The suite, which can accommodate four people, includes a powder room as well as an expansive master bathroom. The master bath features a large soaking tub, separate shower and dual sinks.

Penthouse Suite: Two Penthouse Suites, both located on the starboard side of Deck 12, are 1,378 square feet each. The balcony measures 197 square feet. These suites, which accommodate six people, have two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Gorgeously appointed with plenty of space, the living room includes a dry bar and lots of seating at a cushion-filled couch. (The couch is convertible, accommodating two passengers when it's a bed.) There's also a large dining table and windows everywhere, allowing in oodles of natural light. Both bedrooms feature large, walk-in closets and the master bedroom additionally has a separate changing area. At 235 square feet, the master bathroom is the kind of thing people imagine when they think of luxury, with a huge jetted tub for two, separate Jack-and-Jill sinks, walk-in glass shower with rainfall showerhead, and toilet and bidet. We love that the tub sits against windows, so passengers can enjoy the view while bathing (though no one can see in). The master bedroom also features a private sitting area with Infinite Veranda.

Edge Villa: The six, two-level Edge Villas are 739 square feet and have unlimited ocean views because of their height and location at the front of the ship. (Two suites are on the port side of Decks 15 and 16, while four are on the starboard side of the same decks.) Each villa, which accommodates four, has a large, lower-level living room, dining room with dry bar and two-story windows. The bed, on the second floor, faces out to the sea. There is also a sofa bed that sleeps two. The lower floor features a full bathroom with one sink and shower with a rainfall showerhead. Upstairs, off the bedroom, is the master bathroom, which features marble tiling, a soaking tub, single sink and a separate tub and shower (also with a rainfall showerhead).

The balcony, though, is the piece de resistance. The 211-square-foot veranda feels like a little slice of heaven, with cushy couch, two padded lounge chairs, an Adirondack-style green rocking chair, table and deep jetted pool.

The Villas have direct walk-out access to The Retreat sun deck.

Iconic Suite: Edge features two of these enormous two-bedroom, two-bathroom suites that feel more like a New York City apartment than a cruise ship suite. Both suites, located at the front of the ship on Deck 12, are 1,892 square feet and feature 689-square-foot balconies. They can accommodate up to six people. They are located directly above the bridge, essentially giving those passengers the same views the captain sees.

The living area includes a dining table for six, large convertible couch, several plush chairs, a bright red swinging chair, cocktail table and several console tables. The suite includes a pantry, with a private entrance for the butler so as not to disturb passengers while they're in the room. The entire outer edge of the suite is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows.

The bed in the master bedroom faces the windows and a drop-down TV comes from the ceiling at the foot of the bed. A two-person jetted tub is the centerpiece of the marble-tiled master bathroom, which has separate Jack-and-Jill sinks, a glass-enclosed shower and closed-off water closet, with toilet and bidet.

The second bedroom area includes a large closet/changing area and marble-tiled bathroom with glass shower.

The Iconic Suite balcony sits right on top of the bridge wing. It includes a shaded sunbed, four deep, padded wicker chairs with ottomans, live plants everywhere and a deep hot tu

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