New EDGE ship, many pluses, some major thumbs down

Celebrity Edge Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Celebrity Edge

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome To Barcelona)

Sail date: June 15, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Edge

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 8109

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Nice new ship, good selection of dinning and high end wines. Stay away from Magic Carpet and Le Bistro

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Excellent

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining room replaced by several Free special dining venues, two thumbs up. But make sure you make reservations online before cruise Magic Carpet deck a major disappointment. 10 thumbs down!!! We book dinner ($95 per person). No menu online to view. All seafood mostly bottom feeders like oysters clams, etc. I don’t eat seafood. After much hassle, management got me a chicken breast. Wow, most expensive chicken I have ever had. The deck does not move during dinner. Major disappointment. Every diner we talked to was just short of being passed off. SRAY AWAY from the magic carpet. Rest of dining (cafe, coffee, etc) just like other ships on Celebrity

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Solarium pool area a real plus, quite and very relaxing. Nice fitness center cause it’s new.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Like other cruises. New main theater has different design. New Eden lounge is very unique and a bit wired. But you have to eat dinner there and see one of their shows after dinner

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent as usual

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
New ship still feels new after 7 months at sea. The virtual balconies are nice, add room to the small rooms. Make them feel bigger. Rest of ship mostly same. Higher ceilings in some area and more glass makes the ship feel larger and more open.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had handicap room forward that was very large, bath very accommodating

Ship tip

Don’t buy into the Magic Carpet hype.

Ports of call

Naples, Italy

3 out of 5
Did 9.5 hour Almaif coast and Sorrento excursion and what a disaster. Sunday traffic was horrible and we spent most of the time on bus struck in traffic. Plus they made 3 stops at commercial businesses (they must being given kickbacks) that no one wanted to see. Tours should be set up as either be Almalfi coast or Sorrento, not both.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

4 out of 5
Pisa excursion was good

Monte Carlo, Monaco

3 out of 5
Talk about being over the top. Some taxis were Bentley’s and Royal Royces

Cannes, France

4 out of 5
Did Nice and Esa, good tour

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

4 out of 5

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Spent two days after cruise. We took the excursion that takes your luggage and you sightseeing bus tour of city. They drop you city center to catch a cab to your hotel. Worth the money.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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