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CRUISE REVIEW

CELEBRITY EDGE

Avatar   By Jeff Leckey - General Manager of House of Travel Cruise


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New ships are always exciting and Celebrity Edge is no exception, so I was excited to be cruising on her last month.

A real game changer for Celebrity Cruises, the first thing that strikes you as you approach the ship is her very different modern look, distinctive colour scheme and cantilevered Magic Carpet floating deck, which makes her quite different to any other cruiseships. I couldn’t wait to get onboard and start exploring her unique venues and spaces.

Celebrity Edge is a new direction for Celebrity Cruises and modern technology features everywhere onboard. With 29 world class restaurants, bars and lounges onboard, there was never a concern about what to do while at sea. It pays to plan ahead though, so you can make sure you fit them all in!

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Before you sail, download the new Celebrity Cruises app, the fastest way to get you through the terminal and onto the ship so you can start enjoying Edge. Once onboard, the app is full of features. You can control almost everything in your cabin from the app, including the television, air conditioning and even the balcony screens. You can also use it for sailing details, dining options, shore excursions and more.

The luxuriously designed rooms and new innovative balconies blur the boundary between indoors and out. I stayed in a Concierge Balcony, which is super spacious, beautifully appointed and the perfect home away from home. The bathrooms are large and thanks to Celebrity’s strong focus on reducing waste, feature refillable dispensers for toiletries. I was also impressed by Celebrity’s reduction in single-use plastics onboard. Plastic water bottles have been replaced with innovate recyclable aluminium bottles .

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Highlights for me were the amazing venues onboard, the fantastic shows, the largest swimming pool I have ever seen at sea and the real consideration that went into making facilities and venues accessible to disabled passengers. 

You can cruise Celebrity Edge in the Mediterranean this summer before she repositions back to the Caribbean. Next year will see the launch of her twin sister Celebrity Apex, who will also cruise a series of itineraries in the United Kingdom and the Mediterranean.


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ABOUT JEFF LECKEY

Jeff is the General Manager for House of Travel Cruise. He is one of the top cruise experts at House of Travel with some impressive qualifications under his belt: • CLIA Master Accredited Cruise Consultant • P&O cruises and Princess Cruises Commodore • Cruising for Excellence, Royal Caribbean • Azamara, Celebrity Admiral Status • Seabourn & Silversea Platinum Expert •  Norwegian Cruise Line Freestyle Adanced Specialist • Crystal Cruises, Oceania & Regent Seven Seas Diploma • Holland America Line, Windstar & Hurtigruten Academy Graduate

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