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  1. Won’t make me pay for another Edge sky suite to see them gone, but happy that Celebrity isn’t afraid to admit that this oversized designer chair has no business being in this size cabin. Hope they realize the rocker money should have been spent on a table or better balcony furniture.
  2. We have also seen suits and dresses in Le Bistro many times, so some do approach it as a fancy date night so as another indicated don’t be afraid to dress up if you prefer.
  3. Thanks! Still looks about 1/2 the size of the rear Havana area on the Vista class ships based upon the deck plans. Someone had mentioned 80 rooms have access so expect chairs to be at a premium. Expected a substantially larger ship to have a better Havana area so quite a disappointment.
  4. Just choose New York departures for Sept 2020 and you will see the 6 day Canada and a 15 day repo to Orlando. You can see routes/category prices, but can’t book yet
  5. MSC is in the process of downgrading their included drink packages too so they are all the same looking for extra cash.
  6. I think the listing I saw indicated that only the premium plus got the mini bar included which was included with the yacht club previously so that would be another downgrade.
  7. Looking at the same timeframe. The 2nd and 3rd weeks of March are peak for spring break. Some, but not many have the 1st week. April always concerns me due to school vacations, but I would expect that 1st week might be safer with Easter being later this year. I wouldn’t expect the weather to be that much warmer with the early April date to make that much difference in using the outdoor spaces. Usually you can get outside comfortably by the afternoon on the 2nd day.
  8. Yes, we also feel that Luminae was an epic fail on Edge especially with the suite prices being charged. You shouldn’t have to provide requests 24 hours in advance especially for those items available on an everyday menu in all other dining rooms. We know food is subjective, but we didn’t find anything that special that we ate there and thought the specialities we far superior.
  9. Hcat, we had dinner while we were in port in Cozumel. Food and service were great, but horrible setup. There is nothing to block wind around the dining area either. It was even cold with the wind while in port and many people took the blankets they hand out at night and were wrapped around them while eating. They need something like the plastic around the S class lawn club grills. We talked to a few others who had dinners scheduled and went up there and it was too windy and they switched to lunch when it would be warmer. They do have plenty of padded sectional sofas/chairs in addition to the hard wooden benches that are in the terminal that are very uncomfortable. They did have movies at night up there but they usually were around 8 which overlapped dinner. They did have live music up there along with football games on the tv. Area is kind of a tough sell at night due to the wind and also being so far away from the dining/entertainment on the ship.
  10. Thanks for the great review! one question for you. Is there a bar in the Haven Horizon observation lounge or is there bar servers? Just got off the Celebrity Edge and their suite lounge just had servers and sometimes getting a drink wasn’t quick.
  11. We also felt similar about Luminae last week. Don’t understand why Celebrity wouldn’t anticipate problems with these limited menus and the removal of access to the main dining menus. Asked for shrimp cocktail the 1st night and were quickly told don’t have that, only what’s on menu. Go up to the Retreat sundeck next day and they have shrimp cocktail for lunch, but not available at night. Then we were told to tell them in the morning if you wanted something different than what’s on the menu for dinner. You shouldn’t have to do this when you are paying this type of money for a suite. we were tempted to order off the kids menu one night since it looked better than the regular menu one night. We were speaking to one of the corporate staff one night and he was shocked that we weren’t getting anything we asked for in Luminae so obviously not everyone is on the same page yet in expectations.
  12. We just got off Sunday. We ate 4 nights in Luminae and in Fine Edge, Le Petit Chef and Rooftop garden. We also did lunch on the Magic Carpet. With the disclaimer of food-being subjective, we enjoyed the specialities much more than Luminae. Many were complaining of the limited Luminae menus and as the week went along they were being more flexible providing something else if you let them know in the morning. We enjoyed the Rooftop food/service the most. It is compromised with always having wind since there is no enclosure around the restaurant. We ate there while docked in Cozumel and quite a few had the blankets given out wrapped around them due to the wind. They really should redesign the area for future ships. Fine Cut, food was very good, but food/drink service was slow for us. Even the Maitre’D brought us the dessert menus quickly followed by the waiter obviously feeling things were too slow. Le Petit Chef was a lot of fun. We selected the full animated menu. Thought food was very good except for the unattractive looking dessert. Dining took a while since they obviously didn’t tell everyone that the animation timing is dependent upon people finishing their courses somewhat on the same time. We had a table near us send back their French onion soup and waiting for another one and others savoring it like it was their last meal while the rest of the room were long done and staring around waiting for the show to continue. Magic carpet lunch - thought the food was great, but once again not really practical with all the wind from the open front side of the carpet when at sea. They also shouldn’t serve potato chips with the sandwiches since the staff was constantly cleaning them up when the wind blew them everywhere.
  13. Thanks VT for all the information and have a safe trip back to the cold northeast!
  14. Correct, there was no way to lock/unlock from outside on the Horizon. We always made sure we had any valuables in the safe and just closed the door on the way out to the lanai. Not ideal, but we were the last cabana cabin next to the lanai so we preferred this method rather than looping down the hallway and then through the Havana bar.
  15. I agree with everyone’s comments. Not overly impressed with this new suite setup so far, but will reserve judgement until we sail in just over a week. Basically the Edge suite class provides a pool deck which is nice, but probably too small for the number of suite guests. Personal preference is to sit at a bar so think Retreat lounge is a downgrade to Michael’s IMO. The ship seems to have a shortage of nighttime lounges compared to other ships which is why I would have preferred a full scale Retreat lounge with bar. Luminae menu is 1/2 the size compared to the other Celebrity ships since they don’t offer the main dining room menu. VT’s pictures of the suite area in the new terminal do look nice so there is one big plus 😎
  16. We did love the Havana cabana, but it does get packed on sea days due to having more cabins with access than Vista. Also read recently that the top suites will now also have access so it will get even more crowded so don’t expect you can go out at noon and find a space. Bar can sometimes be slow since they take care of both inside/outside the Havana area. still worth the premium IMO, but Carnival needs to stop adding additional rooms with access to make it worthwhile. They did do an excellent job at enforcing people wearing their bands to control access on our cruise.
  17. VT, so sorry about your fall. Please rest up and enjoy the suite life and hope you are feeling better. They should have moved you into an Edge Villa to speed your recuperation.
  18. Thanks! Seems like a strange decision when they are trying to create a dedicated suite area. Can’t expect the pool bar to stay open too late unless they have to staff it to allow waiters to get drinks there at night in the lounge. Suite lounges on NCL and MSC were always fun at night with the bar. Definite miss here In my opinion.
  19. Thanks VT! I haven’t seen a single photo or video of this space anywhere. Looks great!
  20. Thanks VT for following up on this item! i did get an email response recently to my Luminae menu question indicating what you reported that it would be the small menu since everything is cooked from scratch. They did indicate that they would aim to accommodate any requests to make it a memorable experience to paraphrase. They didn’t mention about eventually adding an everday menu as you had indicated they told you, but hopefully they will implement it quickly. Appreciate that they will make everything from scratch, but the variety will be much lower without having the main dining room menu also available. Can’t believe they wouldn’t expect some pushback with a smaller menu at these price tags for the suites. Would have thought a daily Caesar salad, chicken entree etc would be included without having to ask. Cant wait for your suite feedback!
  21. VT, thanks for all the info/pics you have provided and glad you are having a great trip!
  22. Thanks for the chart VT! Have a great trip and safe travels. One thing that surprised me is that Luminae is only open for lunch on sea days. NCL and Msc both had their suite dining rooms open for lunch all 7 days in case people stay on the ship. Wonder if the still unseen Retreat lounge will have some type of food at lunchtime. Otherwise this would seem to be a miss on Celebrity’s side trying to create more of a ship within a ship concept for the suite area and keeping up with the other suite products.
  23. Sorry, my screen grab isn’t working well on my IPad, but cut/paste info is below. HOME/DINING/THE EDGE SPLIT CABANA (UP TO 2 GUESTS) The Edge Split Cabana (Up To 2 Guests) Prices Starting From*$200.00 USD Adult
  24. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! So excited for all those finally getting their own in-person Edge visits starting this weekend. Hope they have plenty of storage space on all their devices for plenty of photos!
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