Great Cruise but Definitely a Different Experience than Normal
Celebrity Edge Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Review summaryThe ship was new, interesting & definitely different than any other cruise ship I’ve been on in the past. It was still a cruise ship with th pool, buffet, theater, etc but definitely different than the standard model. There were very few outdoor spaces to enjoy if that’s your thing. No sports deck, climbing wall, golf, garden (or other such activities). There was the “rooftop garden” but the restaurant was speciality and simply BBQ (burger, wings and hardly worth it). We never saw it at night but it never seemed very full and was really a lost space in my opinion. The put out a couple of board games up there but that was it. Also the loss of bar space was missed. No wine bar, speciality bar, sunset bar inside etc. - just the one martini bar. That meant we spent most of our time at The Retreat but felt we missed a lot of th ship. There was an open air bar at the back of the ship but it was very windy and not really someplace you could sit if you were all dressed for dinner. It was more like a place to visit befor you were showered and ready to enjoy the evening so I guess you could head over there from the pool deck or after lunch time. It’s just nice to enjoy some of the bar spaces for an evening cocktail which typically needs to be inside due to the windy conditions, which are great during the day in shorts and a swimsuit but not for ladies sundresses and hair! The food was all very good, better than most ships I would say. There seemed to be less activities going on in general. There was also a focus on more high end shopping. There were none of the market type shopping venues that typically pop up in the centrum on cruise ships. Well there was really no centrum or promenade. It was just the martini bar that was the single focal point of the ship. Everything else was sectioned off so it had a very different feel. Due to that we spent most of our time at The Retreat but I can’t imagine what it would have been like were we not in a suite. Seems like you’d feel there was stuff missing. Also the shows were not bad but certainly not great. We felt like that was a point that suffered. The Eden show was strange as most people pointed out and only ran at 10pm. A lot of the activities that were offered happened very late. If your not a night owl you’ll feel like you’re missing half of what there is to do, which is us. We kept trying to stay up later and later to see the shows and events but ended up suffering in the end as we were simply exhausted everyday. I’m not sure why so much is centered on late night...........
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Cabin / Stateroom
They have removed several of the common bars as a lot of space was dedicated to The Retreat. Think about that if it’s impor to you.
Ports of call
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port
San Juan, Puerto Rico Did not visit port