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Celebrity Edge Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 64

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Celebrity Edge

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 16, 2020

Ship: Celebrity Edge

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The EDGE is a different experience in cruising. Try it.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We requested a wheelchair for my wife for embarkation and disembarkation. Celebrity made this an easy experience, with the chair and "pusher" available before we got in the building.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The 12 of us ate at the Cosmopolitan each night (except for one night when they scheduled us wrong). Some had planned to go to a specialty restaurant, but the food and service was so good at the Cosmopolitan that we stuck with it. Winosta was our waiter, and he was the best we have had in some 20+ cruises. The offerings on the menus--and most food at the cafeteria--are labelled as to gluten, vegetarian, etc. We really appreciated this, especially in the cafeteria.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Did not use on-board activities. I wish there was a game room and/or a library. We played cards in the cafeteria but were chased away once because diners needed the table.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
This, I think, is the weakest part of the Celebrity experience. No piano bar. No regular comedians like Norwegian and Carnival have. There were two comedy shows in the large theater, but no room dedicated to comedy.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The room steward did an excellent job and learned quickly when we would be out of the room. The highlight of service, however, was the waiter Winosta in the Cosmopolitan restaurant. Two of our group of 12 have dietary restrictions, and he helped us with knowledgeable advice.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I like the design, especially the track. I run/walk most mornings, and the two-deck figure 8 track is excellent. Imagine hills on a cruise ship track!! My GPS says that it is 0.20 miles around. I like the fact that one does not need to pass through the casino to get from one end of the ship to the other.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The EDGE may have the largest oceanview cabins on a large cruise ship. The bathrooms, and particularly the showers, are actually people-size. Plenty of storage. I would recommend that you consider a room with the bed nearer the window. rather than near the "closet" to make access to the closet easier. On the other hand, if you want to sit on the couch and look out the window, . . . ..

Ship tip

Experience the track.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
The city, of course, has everything. Getting to the EDGE at the port is tough, though. Allow plenty of time.

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
We have been there before and learned a lot during a visit to the ruins. On this trip we were unable to go to Costa Maya because of some kind of union troubles there.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Go to Rum Point and Starfish point if you like a beach with shallow, clean water. Or get on a boat to visit sting rays up close.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
The facial recognition technology makes passing through customs a snap.

Traveler Photos

In the water at Starfish Point. A walk in Key West I measued 5 laps per mile.
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