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9 hours ago, hcat said:

Brilliant photos..with  a bit of help from nature. Really enjoying them.

 

Thanks for  posting the easy to read dailies...so much to do on board. That's why we are going back...7 days was not enough! We may even check out the EDEN show .

 

Wonder how the acoustic guitar in Grand Plaza will mesh with Martini bar area noise?

 

I will have to listen.   Yesterday (Tuesday) was a long day and we really haven't had a chance to explore the full ship.   Today being a sea day will give us the opportunity to explore and enjoy Edge.

 

We have reservation for Eden -  not sure if there is a show while we are dining.

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It is Wednesday morning but I will try to finish up about our tour yesterday.    It was a long day with 7.5 hour tour.

 

After visiting Mt Etna we visited Taormino, which is a really cute little village.   It was very busy with most of the tours but was really a beautiful.    The buses parked in a 6 story parking garage and once there we were given about 1 1/2 hour time to explore on our own.  

 

While Etna was a really interesting place to visit,  I think I would have preferred the Taormino on you own.    The Drive to Etna was about 1 1/2 hours and another 1 hour to Taormino and another hour back to the ship.  


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Thanks for posting your review and with all those excellent photos. Pics, can tell a story all by themselves.  I liked the photo of the horse in town; looked similar to the horse on The Edge.

 

Please continue to enjoy your cruise On The Edge and keep on posting.

Thanks

 

Edited by cruise47

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I'm not sure how Edna slipped into the mix, but Mt Etna was certainly looking great in the photos 🙂

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1 hour ago, Mark_T said:

I'm not sure how Edna slipped into the mix, but Mt Etna was certainly looking great in the photos 🙂

Mount Etna was the first stop on the tour and while we went up to a small crater the only way to get to the summit is a cable car which takes over an hour each way so was not possible for the tour.   It was beautiful and visible from anywhere on the island.

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Today was a perfect day to explore Edge in all her beauty. 
 

Edge take a little getting used to.  There are lots of dead ends and sometimes you have to go up or down a floor to get where your going.  
 

Aqua Spa is very large and lots of loungers  available. 
 

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Prior to sailing I read LOTS of complaints about no seating in the shade.  It may be the direction we are sailing but lots of shade.   The main thing I noticed was everyone was mostly in sun and the hundreds of shaded loungers remain unused. 
 

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Even  sunny areas  had loads of available loungers. 
 

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It’s interesting that they have a segregate smoking area  5th floor near Eden Port Side.  Between 15  and 16
 

Midship in between pool bar and Starboard Sunset bar.  

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On 10/20/2019 at 2:36 PM, vtcruising said:

Thanks! It sounded like it would be bad so we waited for the cable car. Live and learn....

We’ve been twice to Santorini and both times someone has slipped and fallen on the steps, the last time the lady broke her leg and the ship we were on had to sail without her 😞 

 

So if anyone is going to use them please be aware they can be slippy and people have fallen.

 

Edit: sorry I posted this before I saw the other warnings!

Edited by DebbieMacG

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We booked a ships tour of Santorini so don’t believe we will have to navigate the slippery slopes.  
 

The only negative is the tour leaves at 7:15. 

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Current prices for Al Bacio 

 

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Surprised there is so much seating.  

 

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WOW WOW WOW...38 days until we sail on Edge, and I am more excited than ever after seeing your beautiful pictures of the ship (well, that and the fact that the temps are pretty chilly here in Chicago...looking forward to the Caribbean in December).

Thanks!

Susan

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Martini Bar Menu

 

was difficult to photo as it is triangle shaped and hard to lay flat

 

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5 minutes ago, lola2013 said:

WOW WOW WOW...38 days until we sail on Edge, and I am more excited than ever after seeing your beautiful pictures of the ship (well, that and the fact that the temps are pretty chilly here in Chicago...looking forward to the Caribbean in December).

Thanks!

Susan


At this point I have to say I am more impressed with Edge than I was expecting.   
 

The crew is best of fleet and we know so many of them.   
 

Re: Captain Kate -  checking around I’m being told she will not be back as Captain until beginning of December.  They said she may be back on for crossing as a guest but couldn’t confirm. 

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Now a post for the techno nerds (like me)

 

I have the Full Internet package

 

Speeds at 4:00 PM on sea day. 
 

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3 minutes ago, Jim_Iain said:


At this point I have to say I am more impressed with Edge than I was expecting.   
 

The crew is best of fleet and we know so many of them.   
 

Re: Captain Kate -  checking around I’m being told she will not be back as Captain until beginning of December.  They said she may be back on for crossing as a guest but couldn’t confirm. 

I follow (okay, "stalk") Captain Kate on Instagram...she recently posted that she would be travelling for 5-6 weeks with friends before returning to Edge...fingers crossed she's back on 12/1.

Thanks again for all the info.

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2 hours ago, Jim_Iain said:

We booked a ships tour of Santorini so don’t believe we will have to navigate the slippery slopes.  
 

The only negative is the tour leaves at 7:15. 

I’ve done two ships tours of Santorini, both were excellent. When you disembark you tender to another small harbour where you are picked up by coaches but on the way back you are dropped in a bus park in the main town and are given tickets for the ride down in the “cable” car and then you tender  back from the main harbour, so on the way back you will either need to ride or walk down.

 

 

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1 hour ago, lola2013 said:

I follow (okay, "stalk") Captain Kate on Instagram...she recently posted that she would be travelling for 5-6 weeks with friends before returning to Edge...fingers crossed she's back on 12/1.

Thanks again for all the info.

 

Yeah, I'm hoping she'll be on Presidents' Week...but I'm also fearing that the timing may have her leaving the day I embark (based on the timing of contract schedules I know of for another cruiseline.)

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Jim

 

Prior to boarding Edge, you were asking whether you should expect to experience more movement by being in a Celebrity Suite in the front portion of the ship.

 

Now, it might be too early to tell, but have you noticed a difference vs your other stateroom locations?

 

Maybe the true test will be on your Transatlantic leg.

 

Randy

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Jim,

Many thanks for all your posts really good reading them.

Not sure if you have any photos of the spa area the steam and sauna areas, I believe that they do not have any free sauna areas is this true.

 

Thanks again.

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1 hour ago, DebbieMacG said:

I’ve done two ships tours of Santorini, both were excellent. When you disembark you tender to another small harbour where you are picked up by coaches but on the way back you are dropped in a bus park in the main town and are given tickets for the ride down in the “cable” car and then you tender  back from the main harbour, so on the way back you will either need to ride or walk down.

 

 

 

On our Sept 30 EDGE cruise guests were given an option of staying in town or going back to where they tendered in and tendering back from there. A nice option.....especially with 6 ships in port. 

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So that is what Mt. Etna looks like!  We did the ships tour and it was the most expensive but great cannoli we had.  Weather was awful.  So foggy, cold and windy we did not even get out for the crater.  Did see all the remnants of the volcano on the trip up and down.  Went on to Taormina where the sun came out.  Love Taormina.  Have been there 3 times.  We did have great weather twice.  Went up to Castelmola on the last visit.  What a view.

 

Enjoying your review - brings back memories of our visits.

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9 hours ago, Jim_Iain said:

 

I did read his wonderful reviews of his B2B on MSC.     I think he raised as many questions as he answered.    It seemed that he had some mixed feelings.   After his review I backed off the idea of trying them but good possibility that if they had a good itinerary I might.

 

How about you?    Would you try them?

Yes, but only in YC and only after I get my Elite status on X.  That should be after our Dec 2020 cruise. 

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