Great trip on the EDGE!

Celebrity Edge Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Reviews: 8
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Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Celebrity Edge

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 09, 2020

Ship: Celebrity Edge

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10227

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall it was a great trip. We saw some friends from a past cruise and met many new people! The ship is really amazing and we loved the new style of ship. Clearly, the biggest thing on the Edge is the Magic Carpet. It was not really utilized. One day it was closed because it was windy. When it was open during the day, there was one bartender and they have to bring everything in and there is no running water and they have a large cooler basically, so they did not have as wide of selection as other bars. It was usually pretty dead during the day. At night, it was off Sushi on 5 and I thought it was used for the restaurant. We asked on the last day if we could go out and they said yes, it is open for all and the entrance is down the hall. I don't think anyone knew. There was a small iPad sign but no one was out there. It was great during the post sunset but not dark time. I am being picky here because I loved everything else.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We arrived to the port at about 9:50am (we knew we were early and expected to wait). We checked in on at the app and took pictures. They started boarding concierge class around 10:20am and then they said that anyone with "Expedited Arrival" on their boarding pass was welcome to board as well. We were on the ship by 10:30am. Straight to room, grabbed key cards and dropped off carryon bags while they finished the rooms. Best embarkation we have EVER had on a cruise.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Oceanview Cafe: We had breakfast, lunch and pizza at the buffet. They have a good selection of fresh food and they try to mix it up every day. Pizza is always a hit and I wish they could crank them out a little quicker as there was usually a line. Blu: Service is always spectacular in Blu. We had breakfast most days and dinner four times. I thought that the dinner menus were kind of uninteresting a few nights and I really didn't know what I wanted. Everything was good, but the special steak was not good. I have learned not to order steak unless you are specialty, but I live and learn. Fine Cut Steakhouse: Excellent. Service, food, wine - all great. We had the bone-in filet and the dry aged New York. Both were cooked perfectly (medium rare plus) and all of the starters and sides were great. I heard complaints about noise from the atrium but it was not an issue. Eden: Great meal! It was innovative and fun. The food was all good. They did amend the menu a bit due to ingredients or to update to people's tastes. Great experience and would highly recommend! Rooftop Grill: This was great as well. Not sure it is worth the same $$ as the others, but all was good. We had the chili and wings for a starter. The chili was really good - different style but great flavor. Brisket and steak with sides were all good with the BBQ seasonings and the dipping sauce was sweet, savory and great. Irina, the sommelier made our night. So much fun! Tip: Get an earlier seating and watch the sun set. We had a 6pm and sunset was at 6:15 so we got the sky to darkness by dessert. Oh, and the dessert! The s'mores jar and baked cookie and ice cream were great.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Good, but I wish there was more going on by the pool deck. There was music playing and every once in a while a DJ or a guitarist, but I wish there was more music by the pool.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We were so busy on this ship, we only saw two comedy shows and ended up missing the production shows! Boo. Next time!

Children's Programs

No kids.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
GREAT! Seriously the best staff. Celebrity never dissapo

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This ship is amazing. You can walk around all day and you keep noticing little new things. I love how many levels are "split levels" with stairs up and down, especially on the outdoor decks. It makes it feel as though you are not on a traditional ship. They do have ADA elevators and ramps. The pool area was great but it can be difficult to find a lounger.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Standard A2 Aquaclass with bed near window. Room was great. HUGE bathroom and shower (largest shower we have ever had at sea) and the room felt larger since the veranda was integrated into the room. My only single issue was the fact that when you have a normal balcony and want to get some fresh air, you can open the door, walk outside and close the door. You are in the fresh air and the room is still in the A/C. With the Infinite Veranda, the A/C shuts off immediately upon opening the window. So, if you are getting ready (especially if the shower has been on recently) and you open the window, the ENTIRE room gets hot and humid almost immediately. Its nice to have it open for a bit but if you are doing anything but sitting the window, it is just too hot. When you close it, it takes about 30 minutes to get back to normal and then you are all hot and sweaty. That is my only complaint. We really just did not use it that often. Even in the evening it just got hot and stuffy since there is no real moving air and we were in the Caribbean. I wish that if you closed the separation it would keep the AC on.

Ship tip

The Club was really cool at night. It is such an innovative space that is really multifunctional. There is art everywhere on the ship, which is lovely. Eden is great - walk around and check out all of the nooks including the Eden bar with the neat cocktails. We never visited the Eden Cafe but it looked great for breakfast.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Great place to start a cruise.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Had a nice day. Afternoon arrival and 11pm departure. Walked around and did a bar crawl and then had a nice mofongo for dinner.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
Did a half day excursion to Jost Van Dyke island and visited White Bay Beach and the Soggy Dollar Bar. GREAT excursion.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
One of our favorite ports since there is so much to do. We went to Orient Bay and visited Bikini Beach Club. Very windy this day, so we have had better days but that is just weather.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We had a very late flight so we were nearly the last luggage tag. Enjoyed the morning on the ship. Breakfast in Blu and a few farewell mimosas at the Oceanview Cafe.
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