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  1. I read that Eden often changes the menu, has anybody recently been on the Edge and dined at Eden and can let us know what was on the menu? I really don't eat seafood. I also like to hear from those who dined there what you liked or disliked about the experience/dinner.
  2. Just wondering how the food was in the complimentary restaurants versus Main dining room or BLU.
  3. Are there larger Edge balconies on the bump out like the other ships? We typically book concierge class and try and book one, if available. Is there a listing someplace on the board or are they easily identified on the deck plan? Thanks in advance!
  4. I just found out the cooking excursion I had booked last January on the Edge for Cosumel was canceled by Shore Excursions without specific reason. Although I did get a refund as onboard credit I AM NOT HAPPY. Why did they wait until 3 months before the cruise to do this since now I have missed all the excursion sales the past few months and have to pay a higher price to book something else that is not sold out already Any recourse and has this happen to others?
  5. Haven't been able to do my months of research like I usually would! Can someone point me in the direction for the best thread on infinite veranda cabins/locations? Would like an un-obstructed view, not sure which deck is best - thanks!
  6. We are new to Celebrity, but will be Elite when we board the Edge this December (due to being diamond on RC). What exactly is the Taste of Film, I was googling the edge and stumbled upon a menu called A Taste of Film...where is this dining on the Edge and is it included in the dining package?
  7. There is a "How Sweet Will the Sweet Life Be on the Edge?" thread from last year prior to the launch of the ship, where there was much speculation about Edge suite life. Though there has been some info posted on that thread post launch, it is difficult for people looking for accurate info to find it in one place (it is a long, winding thread, with lots of speculation). There were some surprises in the actual suite life that were not gleaned from Celebrity marketing materials. I will outline what I have learned from my own Edge Sky Suite experiences and will post pictures of all of the suites on the Edge (I was able to tour all of them). Hopefully, others will join in with their experiences and Edge suite tips and secrets. FYI, I also started a Edge Non-Suite Cabin overview thread that looked at all of the non-suite Edge cabins that hopefully will help people make informed choices of class and location (there is a chart outlining partially obstructed cabins, for instance). The Edge Suite Life: Of the 1497 staterooms on the Edge, 176 or 12% are suites (compared to present M and S Class have 5-7% suites), with 146 Sky Suites and 30 upper level suites. There are new types of upper level suites, the Iconic (2) and Edge Villa (6), as well as the old favorites of Penthouse (2), Royal (4) and Celebrity Suites (16). Here are some other Fast Facts: FAST FACTS / FEATURES • The Retreat Sundeck Total Square Footage: 12,701 sq. ft. o Seating Capacity: 190 o Pool – 16.8 ft. L X 10.9 ft. W X 4 ft. D o Bar – 19 ft. long, seats eight • The Retreat Lounge Total Square Footage: 2,756 sq. ft., plus an 829 sq. ft. outdoor terrace with connection to the Suite Sun Deck – a total of 3,585 sq. ft. o Seating Capacity: 100 Seats Indoor + 28 Seats Outdoor • Luminae @ The Retreat Total Square Footage: 4,133 sq. ft. o Seating Capacity: 170 Seats This was the first Celebrity ship to have an exclusive suite sun deck (The Retreat Sundeck) and now the Millie also has a Retreat Sundeck and the Michael's Club on Millie is now called the Retreat Lounge, with more ships to follow as the Revolution changes each M and S Class ship. The Edge has the Luminae suite dining room and other Revolutionized ships will continue to have a Luminae suite dining room. On the Edge, all three are positioned forward on decks 12 (Luminae), 15 (Retreat Lounge) and 16 (Retreat Sundeck). The suite life starts prior to the cruise with upper level suites:  Pre-Cruise: If in a Celebrity Suite and above, you should receive a call from the shore concierge within a few weeks prior to the cruise. They can help get your needs and desires taken care of before you board (type of liquor and beverages in room for upper level suites except Celebrity suites, reservations, special requests, etc.). Embarkation: Terminal 25 (T25) offers Suite Class guests an entirely separate experience along the path to The Retreat, with an exclusive elevator, a lounge, screening areas and even a private rooftop terrace. After you go through the private screening area, you go right into the lounge area. There is coffee, tea, non-alcoholic beverages and pastries and fruit, etc. to start off the cruise. While seated, check-in people walk through and ask to see your passport and scan it in and take or retake your picture, if needed. There is an elevator to the rooftop terrace, which seems to be usually empty. There are several tables/chairs with umbrellas up there and a great view of the ship for picture-taking. There is a guard up there who is happy to chat - they are there to keep people from jumping down to a staircase close by and then getting onboard the ship (apparently it has happened). Suite Check In Sign Security Screening Greeters T25 Retreat Lounge Outside Terrace After the ship is cleared, the suite guests will be the first to board. All passengers can head to their staterooms, obtain their Sea Pass cards from the mail slot next to the stateroom door, leave their carry-ons and proceed to the Retreat Lounge on Deck 15, Retreat Sundeck on 16 or Luminae for lunch, if open (usually open on embarkation day around 11:30). Your Sea Pass card will open the doors to the Retreat Lounge and Retreat Sundeck. The Retreat Lounge: The Retreat Lounge consists of a long, sort of a crescent-shaped room with floor to ceiling windows at one end and a door to an outdoor deck on the other end (this was the Retreat Lounge deck, not to be confused with the Sundeck, which is one deck up). It was designed by Kelly Hoppen and has many comfortable couches and chairs with coffee tables and tables, chairs, bench seating in the narrow part of the crescent that is near the food area. The outside deck is set up with several tables and chairs for dining/drinking and some comfy chairs for sitting, relaxing, reading. It has ocean views and is all enclosed except is open above the railing overlooking ocean. It is a nice place to have a continental breakfast before a morning excursion or a shady place to have drinks or read. The stairs up to the Retreat Sundeck are out there (can also take the elevator outside of the Retreat lounge). TV Outside Retreat Lounge Deck Stairway to the Retreat Sundeck The Retreat Lounge is open 24/7, with bar service during the day into the late evening. There is a continental type breakfast in the morning, with a coffee, latte, cappucinno, etc. machine and Tea Forte tea. There are bites to eat at other times of the day and a tea in the late afternoon. There are some pre-dinner bites, including sushi. There are self-serve coolers with bottled water, Pelligrino and sodas in the Lounge. Continental Breakfast Evening Snacks One of the surprises was that there wasn't a free standing bar in the Retreat Lounge as found in Michael's Clubs, though there is attentive bar service service from roving servers (and all drinks are complimentary in the lounge). They explained to us that they didn't want anything to come between the guests and the staff (like a bar). The idea is for the servers to rove through the room, chatting and taking orders. There has been a lot of discussion about this - many people miss being able to sit at the bar and talk with the bartender and other guests (especially those cruising alone or who visit the Retreat Lounge without their partners/roommates). They stock a variety of wines, beers and make most anything for cocktails (have top shelf items and will try to obtain items you request by the next time you visit, if they don't have it). There are 3 Retreat Lounge concierges (more than usual due to the high number of suites). The Retreat concierges will help you with any questions, dining reservations, shore excursions, special requests and much more. They are usually very busy that first day, so you may need to wait a bit. They also can have someone from Shore Excursions or Future Cruises come to the Retreat to book excursions or cruises, if desired. If you want something like a bridge tour or have something you are celebrating onboard, the concierges will try to make your wishes come true. They have a small round desk with chairs around it - again, it was explained that they didn't want a big desk between the concierges and guests. There always seems to be at least one of them available in the Retreat and they also rove through and stop to see how things are going. They have some some special events there, such as musical performances or meet and greet officers. The menus for Luminae, the specialties, the MDRs and Blu are available, along with extra dailies. There are 2 single bathrooms with electronic doors that are tricky to operate. You need to remember to lock the door after it automatically shuts (it seems secure, but it will suddenly open at inopportune times, if not locked). Retreat Concierge Desk (Table) Retreat Bathrooms Retreat Bathroom Opening and Lock Switches Retreat Sundeck: The Retreat Sundeck on deck 16 has many comfortable and pretty padded loungers (some were double ones) and other types of chairs, with side tables. There seems to be plenty of seating for all, between the forward section near the bar and the back part of the sundeck with seating around the Solarium dome. The forward section, with the bar, pool and hot tub seems to have a vibrant feel when busy, though not loud. The back section is quieter and a better place fore reading or a nap. They play background music at a softer level than the main pool, but the music when I was there was some sort of mediocre acoustic sound. The Retreat Pool Bar is a nice spot to hang out, with seats at the bar and several tables for dining or having drinks. They had a limited menu of snacks and lunch. You can eat a full lunch at the tables and at the time we were there, they would also serve snacks at your loungers. The bar service is friendly attentive, with servers wandering through both sections of the Sundeck. The Pool Bar charges for drinks if you don't have a drink package. You need to give them your Sea Pass when you get a drink. Most people in suites have Go Best (and suites above the CS's have premium beverage packages). There is a pool and hot tub with some basket chairs hanging over the pool. The pool isn't huge - it was always popular when I was up there, but not full by any means. The hot tub was also popular and the basket chairs seemed to have lots of fans. Retreat Pool Bar and Tables Shaded Areas Luminae: Luminae is the dining room for suite guests - breakfast and dinner served every day and lunch is served on sea days. It is a walk-in restaurant, though with the large number of suite guests on the Edge, they may suggest reservations for dinner for your cruise. Suite guests can invite non-suite guests to dine there, for a fee, based on availability ($10 B, $20 L, $30 D). It can placed on the suite guest's bill or the non-suite guest's bill. There is a Maitre d' and hostess in Luminae. The food and service are generally excellent in Luminae. Here is the breakfast menu and some pictures. They also go around with a pastry tray - the pastries are a bit of a step up from other venues onboard (though the croissants from Le Grand Bistro are authentically flaky and delicious, IMO). There are 3-4 rotating lunch menus for sea days. Lunch here is a treat. This is the usual embarkation menu and some pictures: The dinner menu has fewer choices than the Main Dining Room, but they are accommodating with special requests for modifying the items on the menu or, if made the day before, requests for off-menu items. They don't allow ordering from the MDR menus as they do on other X ships because Luminae is on Deck 12 Forward and the MDRs are on Decks 3-4 Aft. Staff reported that the Luminae galley is quite small so couldn't handle making a lot of extra items, though they did add an everyday menu including Caesar Salad, Shrimp Cocktail, French Onion Soup, Escargots, Chicken Breast, Steak and Salmon. Menus for the 7 days are in this thread: There is a one-stall bathroom in Luminae and public restrooms by the Spa Cafe are available one floor up by elevator or stairs that just outside of Luminae.  Suites have butlers who can help you with reservations, meals served in your suite (we have had dinners on the balcony served course by course, buy may depend upon their workload), serve Cafe al Bacio coffee/cappuccino in the suite in the morning, work with guests services on issues (such as plumbing/mechanical problems with the suite, errors on your bill, etc.), set up parties in your suite and much, much more (can unpack for you, if you really want that). The Retreat concierges and butlers often work together to make things happen. Note that the upper suites usually receive more attention to their wants/needs, which makes sense since they may be paying $20-50,000. That said, we were in 3 different Sky Suites on the Edge and felt pampered. Here is a list of suite amenities: http://creative.rccl.com/Sales/Celebrity/General_Info/AMENITIES_GRID_sales_11x17.pdf Other suite perks: There is reserved suite seating in the theater on Chic nights. Suite guests have preference for booking specialty dining. Suite guests receive priority tendering. Suite guests get priority luggage delivery. There are many other perks listed in the brochure (link above). Disembarkation: Edge suite disembarkation includes having the Retreat Lounge as a comfortable place to wait to be escorted by the concierge to exit the ship. Getting off the Edge is generally painless if you have nothing to claim. You find your luggage (area well-marked) and with facial recognition you are allowed to walk off without stopping at customs (at least in FLL). There is complimentary Luggage Valet in suites in ports where that is done (you leave your luggage outside your door the last night and it is on the carousel at your home airport when you arrive). Unique to Edge suites: If traveling with a group and some people in the group are in a connecting suite, any people in their group in a non-suite connecting to that suite will receive access to The Retreat, but with no other suite amenities, including butler service. There are 8 Family Suites, available only during Christmas and New Years sailings: The Celebrity Family Suites (2 pairs CS- C2) and Sky Family Suites (6 pairs SV + S1) are only available during Christmas and New Year’s Eve sailings. The brochure will identify that the rooms can convert to family suites. To book, you must to call Reservations as these suites will be held back. Note if they do not sell they will re-categorize to the original categories. Common Themes in Positives and Negatives Reported by Edge Suite Guests So Far: Many people in Edge suites who have done reviews have had an overall positive experience, though have often identified suite issues. Here are some themes seen on Cruise Critic. Most are from Sky Suites since there have been few reviews of upper suites. Positives: 1) The Retreat Sundeck seems to be a home run. Some have wished for more shaded areas, but overall people like the comfortable seating, staff and service. There seems to be enough loungers for all and the no complaints about noise levels that I have seen. It can get windy up there at times, though the windscreens do a pretty good job of keeping it comfortable most of the time. 2) The Retreat Lounge - there have been positive comments on the comfort and attractiveness of the furniture and space and the mellow atmosphere. The food is a plus and drink service are positives and the outside deck is a nice addition. The concierges are very attentive and work hard to meet the needs of the guests. The suite manager has also worked hard to help solve suite issues. 3) Luminae - many have remarked that the space is beautiful and food and service excellent. 4) The Sky Suites - excellent storage (though somewhat smaller dresser in aft S1's), attractive decor (surprised that it looked better in person), beds facing the ocean have been enjoyed. The bathrooms are bigger (to the detriment of the living area), with a huge double sink, a vanity, a separate toilet area with a door and a huge Roman shower/bathtub with a great shower head. All have good-sized balconies, with the aft S1 with a huge 163 sq ft balcony - the balconies seem generally quite private. 5) Easy embarkation and debarkation. 6) Overall sense of being pampered in suites on this ship. Negatives: 1) Price - the cost of suite living on the Edge has stayed high and some have said they won't book again until prices drop. 2) Substandard Balcony Furniture in Sky Suites - this has been a huge dissatisfier for many. The furniture is a big step down, where sky suites, and even many concierge and Aqua cabins on other X ships, have reclining chairs, footstools and tables big enough for room service. They have been bringing loungers for people in suites who request them, but IMO they should be standard or at least they should have reclining chairs, foot stools and a larger table. There hasn't been a lot of feedback from guests in the upper suites, but we have heard about the lack of loungers on the Celebrity Suite balconies (they have padded chairs and larger table - no foot stools and one guest was refused a lounger). Room service on the balcony is a big part of the suite life for many. Hopefully, they will listen to the feedback and fix these issues on the Edge and plan to have better furniture on the Apex. 3) Lack of Coffee Table/Comfortable Chair in Sky Suites - the lack of a coffee table in the living area (and shelf space in general) makes it even more difficult to have room service (this may be in the process of being remedied with coffee tables being added). Also, there were some designer rocking chairs in each Sky Suite, though they were too large for the space and were removed after 3 months. At this time, these rockers haven't been replaced by a smaller rocker or other comfortable chair (and the couch has been described as uncomfortable by many). 4) Position of Beds in Sky Suites - When marketing the sky suites, it appeared that all were going to have beds that faced the ocean and a window over the bed that was a mirror in the bathroom that could become a window to look at the ocean. Many of us following the build were doubtful that all would have beds that face the ocean because of some renditions showing otherwise. It was a disappointment to many to find that their suites had beds against a sidewall and no mirror/window in the bathroom. My guess is that they found that floor plan would not fit in all of the various Sky Suite footprints and had to make changes after the marketing had started. It appeared that this never was passed on to TAs and X reps, as they still were saying that all Sky Suite beds faced the ocean. 4) Retreat Lounge lack of bar has impacted the use of the lounge for many. Though many have reported enjoying the Retreat Sundeck, there seems to be less satisfaction with the Retreat Lounge because of the lack of a bar. On S Class, the bar seems to be a central part of Michael's Club - the lack of one in the Retreat is noticeable. There have been some reports from staff that they are planning to have a stand alone bar in the Retreat Lounge on the Apex. 5) Luminae - Some have commented upon Luminae being noisy when busy, likely because it is one big open space. There have also been complaints about the lack of choices in the menus and about not being able to order from the MDR menus. 6) Leaky shower/bathtubs in the Sky Suites and has also been reported in a CS. The Sky Suite shower was originally open, without any enclosure or curtain. Water was flowing along the rim of the tub and then out onto the floor. They added a plexiglass section (about a foot wide) on one side to help block the flow of water on that side and then the flow went to the other side. A soap dish was glued on that rim and that helped with the majority of the leak, but there still was an issue when water sprayed out due to positioning of shower head or of the person showering. A curtain was added and there is less leaking, but there are still some reports of issues. It seems to be a design flaw that will likely be remedied on the Apex. 7) Lack of adequate bathrooms in Luminae or nearby. Electronic bathroom doors in Retreat Lounge bathrooms and Luminae bathroom are difficult to operate and slow to open/close. Hopefully, this thread will be helpful for people who are looking to book an Edge suite. I hope that others will add their experiences and things I may have forgotten. Those that have been on the Edge and haven't done a cabin review for the Edge Class sticky at the top of the Celebrity Forum can add their reviews by clicking the link below. Just copy the template in the first post and paste it into a new post - add your info and pictures and submit the post. It would be great to pay it forward for those searching for the best cabins. Thank you to all who have done reviews and added some great pictures! There are several Edge suites reviewed below (mostly Sky Suites) and lots of pictures, if you are in the process of choosing a suite. Next post will have features and pictures of all types of Edge suites...
  8. Hello, About us, we are both 56, I been on 92 cruises, RC has been our favorite cruise line as well as Princess. We decided to take a step in a different direction of cruising and we decided to try Celebrity. We are booked on the Edge for December 15th and I been reading reviews on the Edge with alot of people that claim they do not care for the Edge. I like to hear why you like or dislike the Edge and if you can give us any tips/opinions that would be appreciated. We also haven't cruised out of Ft. Lauderdale for a long time, like to hear your experiences disembarking the ship. Thank you.
  9. We are taking my elderly father in law with us on the Edge. Question, in cabin 6212 is the bed by the window or the closet/bathroom? We prefer to get a stateroom that has the bed closer to the bathroom, easier for him to get to at night.
  10. Does anybody know whether the Edge has "A Taste of Film" dining experience?
  11. Wondering if EDGE still has in room movies on demand without a $14.95 upcharge? If yes, can you mention a few titles...and if possible find out when they may be slated for discontinuance..We are cruising Nov 15th and hope they are still there. What movies are being shown in public spaces like the Rooftop and Theater ? Thanks!
  12. A couple of months ago X released that they were installing frosted glass on the IV folding doors and replacing IV balcony furniture with more comfortable choices. Have these been done?
  13. I've been reading reviews on Celebrity Edge and lack of shade in the pool area and sunset bar. Does Celebrity have any intention on adding shade canopies? If so, when?
  14. Just boarded the Edge and our S3 had this big but low table.
  15. 1- We like to get the 4-5 night dining package but we have shipboard credit with the cruise agency and I believe we have to make reservations on the ship to use that credit with this being said, where on the ship do we make these dining reservations? 2- Where do you disembark off the ship, forward/aft and which deck? 3- Is it true there is no bar to get a drink in Eden? Do they have servers to get drinks? 4- Does anybody have the menu's in order for 7 night eastern cruise?
  16. To VT and other EDGIES who loved the Art work on Board ..HELP! I am starting to reach out on my roll call for a small EDGE Art Crawl...so far one person is interested...sure others will join. I have not had success with the search feature...not sure how to frame/ limit my inquiry Can you help with links to the EDGE Art Book and one or two EDGE Art threads. .preferably with photos and info abt them...want to post links on my roll call... Thanks! Hcat
  17. I am sorry, we are new to Celebrity. 1- We always purchase the drink package and add a dollar extra per drink, what do you do on Celebrity ships when you have the drink package, do you tip extra? When you order a drink are you handed a receipt to sign? 2- We booked with the classic beverage package perk, we paid and upgraded to premium, does that cover the gratuities when celebrity gives you a perk or do we have to pay that when we are on the ship and it is charged on our shipboard accoun? 3- Does the Port of Everglades Celebrity terminal have face recognition? 4- Our flight is out of Miami International, it is at 10:45am, my elderly father in law cannot do self assist, is there a way we can ask for early departure number? How would we do that? 5- What time is breakfast served in the MDR? 6- Does celebrity have lunch in the MDR? 7- What time do you generally get to the pier and board? Thank you!
  18. Do they ever offer sushi in the OCV buffet? We will be in The Edge in the Mediterranean. Cheers....
  19. Looking for a cruise. Looking at NCL, Royal and MSC. Last we looked at Edge the prices were higher in regular balconies than the suites in the above-mentioned cruiselines. Maybe I'll give Edge one last look before I book. Is there any hope?
  20. We are normally RCCL cruisers and really loved the Luggage Valet option and the Key program on RCCL. ‘We are sailing on the Edge in December and wonder if Celebrity has anything like that? Thanks!
  21. Hello, Would you believe I been on 92 cruises so far and never tried Celebrity? We finally said it is time and booked the Edge for December 15th. We do have a few questions: 1- Do you find the cabins to be too warm during the night? (we experience this on some cruise lines)Should I take a fan? 2- Were is the best place to get some good coffee? 3- Do they provide a blow dryer in the cabin, if so, is it powerful enough or do you recommend me bringing my own? 4- What restaurant would we be placed in for late dining? 5- How is the internet on the ship? 6- I heard the MDR is wonderful do you suggest us going to a specialty restaurant? Which one would you suggest?
  22. Greetings, Is there anyone who has used the Hammam room in the SEA thermal suite on the Edge? I have several questions about how this works. Is there a special Hammam treatment you have to book or an is there an attendant on call to assist you with a Turkish bath? If you are supposed to do it to yourself, do they have the traditional black soap, rhassoul clay, and argon oil on hand or should you bring your own hammam products? My DD and I expect to spend a great deal of time in the spa and would LOVE to have a traditional Turkish bath!
  23. Can someone who has been on Celebrity Edge please clarify the dining in the MDR's I see that you an choose from four dining rooms that are complimentary, do you stay in one dining room all cruise, i.e. 7 nights, or can you just book your preferred time in anyone of the four complimentary dining rooms. Many thanks.
  24. For the 09/20/19 Celebrity Edge sailing out of Civitavecchia do we catch the shuttle bus to the ship at Fort Michelangelo? Just want to make sure we are going to the right place. Thank you.
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