Outstanding Ship, Crew, Cuisine

Celebrity Edge Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Celebrity Edge

14 Night Mediterranean Transatlantic (Rome To Ft. Lauderdale)

Sail date: November 01, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Edge

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 10192

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

14-day Transatlantic journey, with 9 glorious sea days where the time is entirely yours for whatever you care to pursue: food, sleep, reading, music, trivia, food, entertainment, workouts, food, socializing and food.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth, with advanced check-in and completed Sea Pass registration.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The Edge Culinary Team is simply outstanding. Fantastic food, and lots of it, every day. The four main dining rooms are excellent. If you ate nowhere else for dinner your entire cruise, you would be satisfied and impressed. The speciality restaurants are nice options to have, but not necessary to your culinary enjoyment. That said, the Lobster entree at Fine Cut was an amazing and memorable dish. The Lobster Roll at Raw on 5 is special and a bargain, and the smores dessert at Rooftop Garden Grill is amazing. The variety and quality of the ever-changing buffet at the Oceanview Cafe is truly remarkable. Honestly, one could eat there morning, noon and night and enjoy amazing dining experiences throughout the cruise. Celebrity Edge is a food mecca.

The Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Fun, central gathering place with delicious martinis and all sorts of activities.

Oceanview Cafe

5 out of 5

A seemingly unending variety of foods: salads, veggies, meats, prepared dishes, breads...on and on. And changes every day and every meal. Outstanding!!!

Fine Cut Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Amazing service, delicious food. Especially the Lobster entree - whoa!

Eden Cafe

5 out of 5

When you are feeling the need to slow down on rich food, go here for a lovely and satisfying breakfast of oatmeal, fruit, muesli and juices.

Café Al Bacio

5 out of 5

Great place to relax and people-watch or read with a variety of coffee and other beverages.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
This is not a ship for kids, plain and simple. Your children will be mad at you if you bring them on this ship, and wish they had gone on a Royal Carribean mega-ship. This is a ship for grown-ups who enjoy relaxing poolside with a book and drink. A large and well-equipped fitness center is available, and the spa and thermal suite is super-nice.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The Theater is top-notch, and the variety of entertainment is impressive. Most welcome was the variety of Beyond the Podium speakers on a wide array of interesting topics. The stage performances were imaginative, well-produced and energetic, with talented singers, dancers/acrobats and musicians.

The Theatre

5 out of 5

Beautiful, high-tech, comfortable. Great shows and speakers.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
I hope Celebrity will forgive me for this, but it isn't a criticism. If you want to cruise with Kids, go on a different ship. They'd be wise to dispense with the limited kid-related aspects of the Edge and just be upfront with potential cruisers by encouraging them to allow the Edge to be an adults-only experience.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Unbelievable levels of service in every venue, dining room and cabin. This is what Celebrity is really, really good at. They have trained their crew extremely well, and the level of professionalism (and patience) is unrivalled.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Overall: Very Good. HOWEVER (and really my only criticism of the Edge) is that the cushions in the outdoor seating areas and the Oceanview Cafe were truly filthy. I am sure it is hard to keep these clean given the nature of their use and the weather, but Celebrity REALLY NEEDS to figure out a way to do a better job at this aspect of maintenance. The failure in this area is remarkable considering the level of professionalism and opulence throughout every other aspect of the Edge operation. The one exception: the Rooftop Garden Grill (where I witnessed the cushions being gathered and bagged on a nightly basis to protect them from the elements). Please, Celebrity - address this!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
A wonderful cabin. Quiet, well-located midship. Roomy for a standard cabin, great lighting and climate control, fantastic bathroom and shower.

Ship tip

Don't bring kids.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Spent 48 hours in Rome leading up to departure. Walked a ton and ate too well. When in Rome...

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
Great stop with easy train access to Florence for about 5 hours of free-time through a ship-organized excursion.

Toulon, France

5 out of 5
Toured the port on our own. Enjoyed the daily market and local flavor.

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
Toured Palma after a short bus shuttle to main part of city. A very cosmopolitan city with tons of shopping, restaurants, etc. Really enjoyed the Museu Fundacion de Juan March, a surprise find and entirely free museum containing a private collection of amazing art including Dali, Miro and Picasso. 45 very enjoyable minutes!

Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Canary Islands

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easy, smooth. No issues.

Traveler Photos

Departing the volcanic Canary Islands
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