Edge Delivers Innovation
Celebrity Edge Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Review summaryThe Edge delivers. Its a new concept that redefines main dining areas, new types of entertainment and an architecture that provides notable private space if you want it. The Retreat Lounge area for suite dwellers is an all inclusive area providing a private pool, hot tub, bar, and pool food/drinks. Great staff look forward to giving you a great vacation experience.
Food and Dining
This was the weakest restaurant we visited. Seemed to be noisy. Staff seemed to have issues keeping up. The person serving us wine had an odd way of collecting tables full of sea pass cards and holding onto them until after dinner when you're trying to get out. She must of processed them in 20 card batches.
Med theme - enthusiastic servers and great food.
Nice bar, talented bar tenders, but the signature drinks we very expensive and not very good. Tried about 5 different from the menu - all tasted like cough medicine or an oral antibiotic.
Hidden gem for breakfast and lunch. Has an outside terrace if you wish to eat outside. Great sandwiches, salads, and soup. Once people found it, there were lines.
Luminare at the Retreat
Should be a 5, but they missed with our head waiter. Had we kept the waiter we were assigned on day 1, it would be a 5 as there is GREAT staff at the restaurant. Some of the menu items seemed too simple for that restaurant, so on those nights we just went down to a different one if the menu wasn't appealing.
Magic Carpet Bar
The Magic Carpet is a covered deck extension that moves between deck 2, 5, 14, 16. It can be used as a bar/lounge on decks 5,14, 16. Its a nice area, but once you've been on it once, its just another deck. It does get very windy, so you won't get a straw, stir stick, or napkin unless you insist. The wind can cause them to cancel dinner on the venue. My opinion - the dinner is overpriced. If you want to enjoy the Magic Carpet buy a few drinks. We did not get to see it used as a tender platform as our Grand Cayman stop was cancelled for weather.
Nice restaurant - nice venue and great service - good food.
Raw on Five
Very good sushi and sashimi at a great price.
A good venue as a bar, dance floor, game shows BUT, they also had performances that could not be seen due to limited visibility on how couches and chairs are arranged in the spaces. Its a 2 story club with a bar. The bar area has couches that when being used, block the shows going. So half the people in the space can see the show, and the other half can only hear whats going on.
The Martini Bar
Concept changed from M & S class ships. Its the main attraction, but the actual bar area is smaller than other ships and no longer an "ice" bar. (OK) The bar stools are very uncomfortable and you slide off the front very easily. The bar tenders confirmed there's a problem with the chairs. While the bar area is reduced from M & S class, there is more table seating around the bar. So a net gain in seating, but less at bar.
Italian themed menu and dining. Very good food and service.
Spa Cafe & Juice Bar
I like the small plates and health shakes but seemed to be closed at times it should have been open.
I think its the best buffet in the Celebrity fleet. Food was fresh, well presented, and the right temperature.
Hotdogs and hamburgers - just fine for what it is.
Café Al Bacio
Great coffee and desserts. They manned it properly and lines were minimized.
Whimsical "hedonistic" themed restaurants. Live entertainment during dining experience. Acrobats/Gymnasts /Dancers - very talented. I call them the fern people, but they're costumes are like out of the Star Trek "Back to Eden" episode. Food was very good as was service. Believe we had the best wait staff in this restaurant.
Totally unique design for Edge class. Seating surrounds 3/4 of the stage Large format movable effects screens and fully mechanized stage floor with elevators and equipment to support aerial artists.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
If dining at Raw on 5 - recommend the Imperial Tower for an excellent seafood sampling.