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  1. He voted for Cyprus above (there are three questions in the poll). ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. Thanks! I was wondering how flexible they were with the Traditional Dining people. I have heard about some who were able to change restaurants. I tried to add a fourth question about that, but I guess 3 questions was the max. Maybe they will be more flexible with allowing Traditional people to move around as they get used to this system. I'm glad you enjoyed both restaurants. I do have Select Dining and reservations in each of the 4, with Normandie more than others, but might change my mind after seeing what others think. ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. Good to hear! We ate in Cyprus on a preview cruise and really liked the food and ambiance. The Greek food was great! I can't wait to try the others. The one that I think is most beautiful is Normandie. As far as specialties, we liked them all for different reasons, but the Eden food was amazing and we enjoyed the Edenists more than I thought we would. We have had 3 excellent experiences in the Fine Cut Steakhouse so that is our favorite so far.
  4. Who knows, they may have changed it since they put out the amenity grid above. It certainly wouldn't hurt to ask - they may have an extra one!
  5. Welcome to Cruise Critic! Yes, you can change to Select Dining and you may want to so that you can better enjoy all 4 MDRs. I would call your TA ASAP - they may have Select still available, but it will fill up and then you can get on a wait list. You should be able to make reservations soon (if not now) if you are Select (no need to be fully paid). I've attached a thread that will explain a lot about Edge dining. You are so lucky to be going on an Edge TA!!
  6. According to this, only Royal Suites and up can ask for one and it looks like there are only 6 available. http://creative.rccl.com/Sales/Celebrity/General_Info/AMENITIES_GRID_sales_11x17.pdf
  7. I am booked in an SV on the Edge for next year and wanted to get some feedback about how the 4 MDR model is working. If you have sailed on the Edge and have experience with the 4 MDRs, I would appreciate any insight. Thanks! Note: Voter screen names are public for this poll
  8. Being an aft S1, it will have the bed against the sidewall and not facing the ocean. You will have a much bigger balcony than the sky suites with the bed facing the ocean and the lovely aft view. ๐Ÿ™‚
  9. I would bet that the difference is using the Mast Grill for prep. Brilliant idea! They said they were bringing the food up and it was getting cold, so I assumed it was coming from one of the main galleys (I may have misunderstood). They also were doing it as a buffet, so I can see how it would get cold. They had the cold and hot items at the buffet. Ours was on 5 so the food was prepared at Raw on 5 and served perfectly. We tried to sit at the rail (we were the first ones there and could choose), but it was windier than next to the hull, so we sat near the hull. We still had a wonderful view of the sunset and a magical night. The staff was great too!! Happy to see that it is working!
  10. We all have different tastes, but even when I have been on a cruise with food that wasn't excellent, there were always some highlights. I have been on the Edge 4 times and the buffet food was the best we have ever had on a ship (we usually avoid the ship's buffet) - good to very good food and loved the seating there. The food on the ship overall was the best we have had in many, many years. Did I like everything? No, but as with land restaurants, there are always winners and losers on the menus. The MDR menus are exactly the same as any X ship, with the addition of 7 regional items. Our 2 dinners in Cyprus (an MDR) were very good, with some items excellent, IMO. Eden's complimentary food was very good to excellent and the Mast Grill had good grilled food, also complimentary. We won't even get into the yummy free desserts at Cafe al Bacio. The specialty restaurants were also very good to excellent in our experience. I agree that some of the chairs were odd and less comfortable, but there were many that were very comfortable and we found many comfortable, quiet places to chill (and saw that other people enjoyed the chairs we avoided). As far as finding something to do, we had a hard time choosing what to do. I wish we had had more time to relax. ๐Ÿ™‚ We found the activities varied to appeal to many types of people, but obviously the activities didn't hit the mark for you. Sorry that the Edge wasn't good for you. We also have ships that aren't for us, though we can't wait to get back onboard the Edge!
  11. I agree with this response. After initial bookings on the Edge, they decided to change 20 Concierge cabins to AQ (maybe a year or so before she actually sailed). One person posted on the Edge Forum that they were upset about having to give up their MDR reservations that they had made (they called X and asked). They were told they could ask to dine in the MDRs on a space available basis once onboard. If I remember correctly, they ended up having a good cruise, but I don't remember if they dined in the MDRs.
  12. Thanks so much for reporting and getting great pictures. This looks more like the original concept that I pictured. It took them a while to get there, but it looks great! It does seem like too much food and a good price. Did your food get cold quickly? That is why they said they didn't want to do it anymore in January. Maybe timing is everything - eating early before you get too far into the open seas as you did? I'm happy that you had one of those special moments of contentment during Dinner on the Edge. We had some of those special moments on the Edge too (one was watching the sun set during dinner on the MC when it was on 5). I'm sure the lovely tiny bubbles of the Veuve Clicquot helped as well! ๐Ÿฅ‚
  13. I wonder if either they are trialing them in a few suites to see how they work or if the supplier only had a certain number and is in the process of obtaining more, which will be picked up in port on Sunday. I hope yours is ready and waiting for you!! ๐Ÿ™‚ PS: I just looked and there is only one stateroom left on your cruise? An S2.....
  14. I can see now on the menu that Jenn posted above that it does say at the bottom that extra entrees will have a $20 charge (post #88). I'm glad that it is on the menu. It must be a change because here is the original menu without the $20 extra charge (I don't remember seeing that the 3 times we went, but it could have been there). I imagine because everything looks so good, people wanted to try it all so they had to limit the entrees. ๐Ÿ™‚ original menu: https://www.celebritycruises.com/edge/content/uploads/2018/02/FineCut_DinnerMenu_No-Price_02.06.18.pdf
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