Wonderful Transatlantic on Celebrity Edge April 28, 2019

Celebrity Edge Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Celebrity Edge

15 Night Trade Winds Transatlantic (Ft. Lauderdale To London)

Sail date: April 28, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Edge

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 12162

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

It was our first transatlantic and I was concerned about the weather. We had wonderful sea days and were able to enjoy the outside every day except for one. The ports were varied and interesting. I wouldn’t hesitate to do another transAtlantic cruise in the future.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Super easy with Celebrity app.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Outstanding in every restaurant we tried. We ate in all of the MDR’s, Le Petite Chef, Eden, Fine Cut steakhouse, the Rooftop Grill, Oceanview Cafe, Blu and Luminae.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Enjoyed the outdoors by the pool, hot tub, and walking track. The track is on Different levels which makes it more interesting and about 4.5 laps per mile. Fitness area was adequate. The Retreat area was outstanding.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Phenomenal! Shows in the theater and the Club were great. Seating at both 7:30 and 9:30 main theater were full. Arrive 20 min. Early. The Club has acrobats, games, dancing. Loved it all.

Children's Programs

We didn’t Have any children with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone treated us extremely well. I can’t say enough nice things about how efficient and professional and friendly the staff were throughout the cruise.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship being brand new is absolutely stunning and pristine. Restrooms were attended and always spotless. All the large areas are attractive but different from some of the more traditional ships. It is a new layout and a new class of ship however if I have the chance to sale on this ship again or any in that class I will certainly do so.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Initially we had booked a concierge class cabin. We decided a few weeks before the cruise to upgrade to a suite. I have never stayed in a suite before. This suite gives you lots more room and has a traditional balcony. I was a bit concerned about the magic carpet. I didn’t need to be concerned at all about the magic carpet. You don’t even know when it is moving. It is sometimes on the 16th level, the 14th level or the fifth for dining in the evening. On this cruise It was not used on a lower level for tendering. Balconies on deck 12 are huge. We had two chaise lounges and two chairs and a table. There is always an overhang of about 6 feet when you are on that level just by the design of the ship. The magic carpet then extends out farther so your view is impinged a bit but not enough that I would stay away from that cabin. Our room steward Sharma did a great job and it was cleaned in a timely manner.

Ship tip

get early to the Club for seats to see the acrobats.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Have been there before. We started our cruise with beautiful weather. Embarkation was orderly and champagne given as you arrive.

King's Wharf, Bermuda

5 out of 5
Hadn’t been there in years so King’s Wharf was new to us. We disembarked at 6:30 so shops were closed but still fun to walk aRound. Next morning went into Hamilton to see how that had changed. Took the ferry. Very nice with lots of shops.

Ponta Delgada, Azores

5 out of 5
Took a private excursion with Funtastic Tours. Gave us a great island tour unfortunately both lakes looked green since it was an overcast day. Didn’t dampen our spirits though. We went to the pineapple plantation, had lunch and wine tasting also. Very nice.

Lisbon, Portugal

4 out of 5
We’ve been to Lisbon previously so we took a ship’s tour to Óbidos. It was quaint and pretty however a bit of a long ride for the short time there.

Bilbao, Spain

5 out of 5
Loved, loved, loved this port. Took a tour with Spain Day Tours who took us to some viewpoints and also a tour of the historical areas. We had a wonderful lunch of tapas and then visited the Guggenheim. Our guide was Gaetano. He was great!

Le Havre (Paris), France

5 out of 5
Another private tour with Overlord tours. Yannick was our guide and he was phenomenal. We drove down to the Normandy beaches. Visited Utah Beach, Pont du Hoc and had lunch in Sainte-Mère-Eglise, saw Omaha Beach and the American cemetery. It was very memorable and emotional. We were privileged to hear Eisenhower's Son speak at the cemetery.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Disembarkment was easy and quick. Was a bit congested. Got a taxi that took us to the Hertz car rental spot.
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