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    So far, Transatlantic to the Med, but happy to cruise most anywhere!

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  1. I haven't heard anything negative about the SV's on 10 & 11 and have one of the center ones on 11 booked for one of my cruises. πŸ™‚
  2. I should have added quotation marks... πŸ™‚
  3. The Pendulum One of the most meaningful installations on Celebrity Edge is simple in conceptβ€”but not in design.Designers Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku elegantly interpreted the concept of a pendulum to create a breathtaking masterwork in the Grand Plaza. Crafted to subtly echo the rhythm of the ocean outside, The Pendulum is sure to mesmerize as it reflects the movement of the ship. A brass pendulum descending through the space takes centre stage in the atrium, contrasting against a canvas of white staircases. The installation reminds us of the wonder of ancient navigational tools that served seafarers for centuries before the advent of satellite navigation. It also acts as a reminder to guests that they are afloat, even when movement cannot be felt.
  4. Did they tell you anything about the Apex art on your Edge Art Tour?
  5. I'm with you. I like the various classes of ships for different reasons. I absolutely agree about Eden - a real gem and my favorite place on the ship (a big surprise for me and it had to grow on me). They have already made some of the changes i wanted (shortening the Eden show and making it only a few times a week, with a variety of live music in the evening). I'm hoping that they will change up the restaurant a bit and use the open kitchen as a cooking demo area and broaden the menu. Wouldn't mind seeing that on the Apex. I love all the little nooks where we can sit and have a drink - almost like going to a new place each time, if you change up your seating areas. The Magic Carpet is a unique venue - some call it a gimmick (and again, I wasn't a convert until I experienced it a few times), but between the tendering and having such a lovely bar/restaurant out over the ocean, it earns its keep. Hoping for more weather protection so it can be used more on the Apex. It was quite a feeling to be out there watching the sunset. The IV's are a different matter - they won't be able to reduce the number on the Apex, but maybe on Edge III (Beyond). I think there is a demand for them and they are an interesting concept, just not for 63% of the cabins - IMO, they should have more traditional veranda options. I'll be happy with some improvements and look forward to new artwork - can't wait to be on the Apex in about 4 months. It must have been fun to cruise with a big group! πŸ™‚
  6. Here's another one. Kids package - $15 per adult.... πŸ™‚
  7. Agree, I didn't think much about it until I saw some other lines and their offers: https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/4799/
  8. The Silhouette is having their Cellar Masters changed to Craft Social in Feb, 2020, but the Revolution doesn't hit the Reflection until 2023, so likely will have Cellar Masters until then.
  9. No, I didn't add the option "small lounge" - ran out of option options (only 20 allowed). πŸ™‚ We also thought we would miss the small lounges on the Edge, and did on our first few short cruises, but on our January cruise, we enjoyed her for what she is - a very unique experience that is not "S Class". We have never been Martini Bar people - too loud and not enough seats many times that we have tried it - we like the Ensemble Lounge on S Class and missed it on the first cruises. We did like the Grand Plaza on the Edge - we had the excitement of the Martini Bar right there, live music and dancing and some nice, cozy separate areas to have a group of friends meet before dinner (did that many nights and seemed nicer to us than Martini Bar on S Class when we were there). It did get louder as the night went on, so that was often our early evening go to spot. We also loved different nooks in Eden in the late afternoon or pre-dinner for live music, lovely private areas to sit and chat, with amazing bar service and a view that was breath-taking. Actually, I learned to like it better than the dark Ensemble Lounge with people constantly walking between you and the musicians on their way to dinner and people talking so loudly next to you that you can't hear the music. This venue is by itself and absolutely peaceful much of the time. The Edenist show is ~3 times/cruise for 45 minutes now at 10:15 so easy to avoid - lots of other fantastic live music there other days/evenings/nights. I never watched any Cirque-type show on the Edge - not my thing, but saw many other great shows (lots of choices like other X ships, where I have seen a Cirque-type show). The Magic Carpet is a wonderful bar option - we have had some lovely evenings out there and had a light dinner out there on a nice night and it was great. The Rooftop Garden was also a lovely place to chat with friends, in nice weather. If the weather was bad, we would go elsewhere (as we do for the Lawn Club Grill and The Porch - just not enjoyable out there when the weather is ugly, IMO). As far as the IV's, I likely won't book one either except for a cold weather cruise, though some love them - I only have SV's and S1's booked. Both are amazing spaces and though I like things on the Edge like the storage and bathrooms much better than S Class (I hate the above the bed storage and smaller bathrooms on S Class), there are some things I do like better on the S Class. Perfection, no, but no ship is - we like enough things about both S and E Class to enjoy sailing both. Not trying to convince you, since you sound like your mind is made up, for those who have booked and might be nervous about not having any nice spots to meet up with friends - it's just not true - they may not be what you are used to, but we enjoyed them very much. Some examples of small places (in larger venues) to meet with friends are below. Very different than S Class, but we came to enjoy all of the unique options for meeting spots. πŸ™‚ Grand Plaza/Martini Bar (deck 3) - our favorite spot when meeting more than a couple of friends: The Club: drinks/music/sometimes dancing: Eden (choice of cozy nooks or open spaces): And if the evening is nice:
  10. Have been following along on the app to see what is offered for @Bo1953. Looks like fun! Hope you have been able to keep all of your "baby ducks" in a row! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner onboard!
  11. Sounds wonderful! Here is the Edge Art Book pdf: Edge Art Book.pdf
  12. Even if the $14/day was added, one might still come out ahead with a price drop. Just wanted to remind people that may be part of the equation when rebooking. πŸ™‚
  13. If you book now without the beverage package $14/day surcharge, they will add it if you rebook to get a lower price, unless that offer also waives the extra charge, correct? If the offer is worth it due to the deposit and extra perk, then that may not matter to someone, but just wanted to point it out.
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