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  1. Georgia_Peaches

    Edge Review December 16-23rd 2018

    Thank you for your detailed review. Really appreciate the pictures and dining/bar details. So glad you had a good experience..this is encouraging!
  2. Georgia_Peaches

    Celebrity Moveup

    I think I would be inclined to stay with the stateroom I booked. You've picked your location based on things that are important to you and you give up that luxury with the bidding program. As you say, you may end up with a nicer room but in a less desirable location. We chose AQ a few years ago because of the Persian Gardens access that came with the category. I believe you'd lose that if you were upgraded to the SS. That's something to check on. Good luck!
  3. Georgia_Peaches

    I Cancelled My Journey on the Edge...

    I completely agree. I would never cancel (or book) a cruise based on opinions of those who have never even experienced the ship, itinerary, excursion etc. for themselves. And you can certainly find many arm chair experts on these boards who offer up opinions about which they have no personal experience. For me, canceling boiled down to the apprehension I felt (as opposed to excitement) over some of the Edgeisms that have been reported as fact (like the impractical balcony furniture), rather than opinion. I had to weigh the cost against what I think I would find disappointing and decided to take a wait and see approach. My DH has "caught" me continuing to explore Edge reviews and pictures/videos and is concerned that I have regrets about canceling. I don't have any right now but it's not going to stop me from continuing to draw from the experiences and excitement of others who will embark on the Edge. I'm really rooting for this ship but would rather see for myself and a lower price point which I think would make having even a little bit of disappointment easier to swallow.
  4. Georgia_Peaches

    I Cancelled My Journey on the Edge...

    I KNOW you will have a fabulous time! By all reports and pictures, the ship is absolutely beautiful. Had we moved forward with final payment, we would have found things to love and enjoy. Fortunately, we had time on our side so that we could make a more informed decision about going now, or waiting until later. As someone else mentioned, it may behoove Celebrity to keep each class of ship, E, S, and M as unique classes within the fleet so that customers have options when choosing the Celebrity product.
  5. I've followed along with some pretty thorough and balanced reviews of the recently launched Celebrity Edge. I am ever so appreciative of the comprehensive pictures, details, and even personalized answers to individual questions that have been provided by VTCruising and a few others. It pains me to admit that the closer I got to final payment, which was 12/26, the less excited I felt about this ship. And that's HUGE considering that on any given day, I'd trade my first born for an opportunity to get away on a cruise...ok, well maybe not my first born, but you get the idea. After reading everything I could get my eyes on, I remained troubled about spending $7k on an S2 on the Edge. Recent pricing for my March 31 sailing on Edge has S2's at $5500pp so by those prices, my $7k was a pretty good deal (we booked in August, 2017). But later in the year (2019), DH and I are booked in a RS on Silhouette for 9 nights and the cost of that is still less than current S2 pricing on Edge. There are certain things I've come to count on when traveling on an S class ship and in a suite...that I don't think have quite translated over to the Edge. To name a few... a balcony table that's big enough to have breakfast balcony loungers or comfortable seating a ship library intimate cocktail lounge areas ideal for conversation reasonable charge for Thermal suite pass So, for now at least, I'm going to back off the Edge and wait a while to see how both reviews and prices shape up over the next year. Maybe by then the price will have stabilized along with some of the reported issues so that we can consider her again in the future. Many thanks to those who have taken precious vacation time to document their journey. I will continue to read and follow along and wish all my fellow X cruisers safe travels.
  6. Georgia_Peaches

    Just back from Seaside Yacht Club

    Thank you for the information. I spent the better part of an evening researching the Seaside and have also put a temporary hold on a YC suite. Final payment for the spring break itinerary is 12/29. So the dilemma is whether or not to keep our reservation on the Edge for the same time frame (final payment is 12/26) or cancel it and go with Seaside. Both ships offer mixed reviews...but MSC is $1700 cheaper and offers $325 OBC while Edge has $1025 OBC. I guess a discussion for a different thread...but again, thank you for the feedback!
  7. Georgia_Peaches

    Just back from Seaside Yacht Club

    Am considering giving MCS Yacht Club a try as have seen on some NCL boards that it has a better all around product than their Haven. Was wondering if you could outline the Yacht Club experience as it relates: embarkation/debarkation butler experience YC private areas any additional perks you enjoyed Thank you so much!
  8. Georgia_Peaches

    Disappointed with Options

    Our last 7 nighter on Breakaway had 4 ports and 2 sea days. We didn't get off the ship in Belize because we prefer more sea days. I think there is a lot of behinds the scenes stuff that goes on with planning for ports and the logistics associated with the scheduling. So I'm not sure they're doing it because they can, I think it has more to do with what's available at the time the itineraries are built. But I could be way off. For me, more sea days are a bonus so I've never really taken the time to investigate the inner workings. Maybe look into a small ship? Good luck...
  9. Georgia_Peaches

    Cruise inside cabin but eat in the Haven?

    Although I stopped watching at about 10 minutes in, I gathered that they were escorted to the Haven via special access from the pier. Seems like this error began with the private escort to the Haven area and this was, in their view, interpreted as special access. They should have never been taken there prior to verifying with the Haven concierge, in this case Adrian.
  10. WOW! You almost took the words right out of my mouth. We were on Breakaway in the Haven over Thanksgiving and that experience left me thinking that I never expected to like it more than Celebrity...but I did. We are on the Edge in an S2 over spring break...and like you, I will be making a comparison and going from there.
  11. Georgia_Peaches

    Norwegian's Poor Customer Service

    The maddening lesson to be learned here, by all cruisers, (unfortunately, at the OP's expense) is that one can assume nothing. The notice received by the OP gave a number to call in the event of questions. By reading this thread I've learned that despite my 20+ years of cruising, I might have easily done as the OP did: decide that a 5 day trip wasn't cost effective, taken what I thought was a 2-day refund and the 5-night loss and try again at a later time. NOW I know to call the number and ask questions....even if I think I already know the answers. Bottom line...always call the number. OP, the circumstances are unfortunate. Despite many of the comments here, the misunderstanding could have happened to anyone.
  12. Georgia_Peaches

    Must-try cocktails

    No, this is definitely on the rocks and with a nice salt rim.
  13. Georgia_Peaches

    Atlantis excursion

    $600 for a family of four is less than it used to be (I've seen it for $200 PP)...but still very expensive. The Comfort Inn will be about half that. Keep checking for cancellations. Something may become available. This is truly the least expensive option I've found. Keep in mind that although the passes are included in the price of the room, you have to go to Atlantis Coral Tower excursion desk to get your wrist bands...which is a little trek from the Comfort Inn. I hope you find tickets. If we do noting else, we go to Atlantis so the Kids (now grown ups) can spend the day in the water park.
  14. Georgia_Peaches

    Must-try cocktails

    I was introduced to the "Golden Margarita" on Breakaway. My new favorite drink: golden tequila splash of sour mix splash of OJ twist of lime Grand marnier topper
  15. Georgia_Peaches

    Getaway, Dec 9-16, A middle aged, middle class opinion

    I must confess... if there’s a pause in the flow of the line, I’ve been known to snatch a few pieces of bacon.