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7 hours ago, Gordoncruickshank said:

Just managed to catch up before your cruise finished. Missed the start of the post as we were on the MSC Preziosa in the YC when you were on the first cruise.

 

How do you feel the CS compares with those on the S Class? 

 

We are in one of the back SS in February for a week and move from the Edge to the Silhouette in a Revolutionised CS. Will be interesting to see the differences between the two ships

The suite is very similar but lots more modern electronics.   
 

Luminae is much larger but with more waiters and staff it ran like clockwork.   The retreat lounge and sun deck are much nicer on R Class.   At the right price we would do again. 

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3 hours ago, Dave&Robin said:

Just start a new thread "Jim & Ian at Home Between Cruises"!!  🙂

Safe travels home!

 

Robin

 

 

😂 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Gordoncruickshank said:

Just back from a walk and it was a very balmy 8 degrees C. No gloves or scarf needed today!!

Wow.  That’s cold.   Sitting outside at FLL (we have a 1:50 flight) REALLY Humid and warm. 

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28 minutes ago, Jim_Iain said:

Had a tour of the Iconic Suite this morning 

 

 

Well, just a suite for me to aspire to.... LOL

 

Thank you, safe home and bon voyage

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11 minutes ago, Jim_Iain said:

Wow.  That’s cold.   Sitting outside at FLL (we have a 1:50 flight) REALLY Humid and warm. 

8 degrees Celsius is much better than we have had since we returned from Barcelona. Hope FL stays warm for us in February.

Have a safe flight home.

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4 hours ago, Dave&Robin said:

Just start a new thread "Jim & Ian at Home Between Cruises"!!  🙂

This is a great idea. I am going to miss my daily Edge fix, not to mention great shots of Iain (especially like the double Baileys shots). 🙂

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5 minutes ago, dani negreanu said:

 

Oh, my... that sounds awful....

 

Thank you for a riveting review 😁.

LOL, not if they have another cruise planned, soon!

 

bon voyage

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1 minute ago, Bo1953 said:

LOL, not if they have another cruise planned, soon!

 

bon voyage

 

Well, being from the Holy Land, "last super" for me has "another bad connotation"...

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Just now, dani negreanu said:

 

Well, being from the Holy Land, "last super" for me has "another bad connotation"...

I understand, yet for some it is a 'Great Connotation', if not somber as well... in the end.

 

Thank you and bon voyage

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Well I have never been on Celebrity so don’t follow but someone mentioned ‘this review in another thread which led me here yesterday.  I have just caught up to the end.  So glad I found it.

 

Your review and pictures were amazing, thank you so much for sharing.  I am now not only interested in seeing Greece but Celebrity Edge looks absolutely stunning. I find the food choices a little fancy for me as I am not very adventurous with food but I am sure I would not go hungry.   Suite Life would not happen for me though because I am very “thrifty” and plain balcony would do just fine.

 

I absolutely loved your pictures and videos.

 

P.S: I would quite enjoy shirtless guy as my smoking buddy:)

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2 hours ago, #55worktoplay said:

Well I have never been on Celebrity so don’t follow but someone mentioned ‘this review in another thread which led me here yesterday.  I have just caught up to the end.  So glad I found it.

 

Your review and pictures were amazing, thank you so much for sharing.  I am now not only interested in seeing Greece but Celebrity Edge looks absolutely stunning. I find the food choices a little fancy for me as I am not very adventurous with food but I am sure I would not go hungry.   Suite Life would not happen for me though because I am very “thrifty” and plain balcony would do just fine.

 

I absolutely loved your pictures and videos.

 

P.S: I would quite enjoy shirtless guy as my smoking buddy:)


Regardless of room selection you will find Celebrity has great food.    We enjoyed the selection in Oceanview when just wanting comfort food.   I especially like their salad bar and sometimes just a good baked potato.   

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Jim, thanks for all of the terrific posts!!!! Reviews like yours and other favorites here are invaluable and has only made us more excited for our cruise next June. Safe travels and best wishes to both Ian and you!

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Safe trip home.  Thanks for sharing your cruise with us.  Going to try and find one of your reviews of a TA on an M ship.  Bon Voyage on your next cruise!

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Jim, I really enjoyed your review and postings.  I learned things about the Edge from you while we were on it at the same time!  I’m sorry our paths didn’t cross.  Maybe next time!

 

I noted that you commented on the heat and humidity in Ft. Lauderdale....we felt that, too, and when we were outside it was about 7:45 a.m.....and then we got to Atlanta to find pouring rain and boy, it felt cold after all that mild weather we were blessed with on the trip.

 

Thanks for all your posts and for sharing the information with us all.  

 

Joanie

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Thanks for the great review.  I've been gone a few days so just now finished up the last 6 pages or so.  Wondering what week your "placeholder" is on the Summit even though it sounds like you will be changing it.  We are on the 3/14 ABC trip.  Regardless, it's always great to travel along with you whenever and wherever you go!

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Jim, thank you for this fantastic live review!  We were a bit iffy on doing Edge, but this review has us energized! We leave Dec. 15 on a Caribbean cruise and are so excited to discovery the uniqueness of this ship. 

It sounds like you had a wonderful experience in Luminae despite the increased suite capacity. I was a bit worried they might be overwhelmed, but now I see that was unwarranted. Pictures were to die for!


Best to you and Iain in your further adventures and  for your generosity towards fellow travelers. 

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Someone on another forum sent me a link to this one to get more info on the Edge.  We've sailed on HAL a couple times but March 1 will be our first on Celebrity and are on the Edge for a western Caribbean cruise.  I'm hoping to pick up some tips as well as do's and don'ts for those of you with more experience.  Looking forward to it

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19 hours ago, GeorgiaPeach51 said:

Jim, I really enjoyed your review and postings.  I learned things about the Edge from you while we were on it at the same time!  I’m sorry our paths didn’t cross.  Maybe next time!

 

I noted that you commented on the heat and humidity in Ft. Lauderdale....we felt that, too, and when we were outside it was about 7:45 a.m.....and then we got to Atlanta to find pouring rain and boy, it felt cold after all that mild weather we were blessed with on the trip.

 

Thanks for all your posts and for sharing the information with us all.  

 

Joanie

 

Thanks Joanie -

I really enjoyed following along with your postings.  I always enjoy how passengers experience the same cruise in both the same and different ways.  

 

I definitely felt the humidity on arrival.   We don't get much humidity in Silicon Valley, California.   Actually on the rare occasion we get humid weather they call it "Earthquake Weather", as it is as rare as an earthquake.

 

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On 11/15/2019 at 8:42 AM, Bo1953 said:

LOL, not if they have another cruise planned, soon!

 

bon voyage

 

Just called the Zenith desk and had our place holder cruise changed to an Eastern Caribbean.   There is a reason for the change that only Iain could defend.    As we all know, Iain is a smoker and the prices of cigarettes are expensive.    U.S. Virgin Island has a special treaty that allows you to bring back 5x the regular  customs allocation.    He is planning on stocking up. 

 

It's only a 7 day cruise but sure we will find something to add on.   

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18 hours ago, garyl62 said:

Thanks for the great review.  I've been gone a few days so just now finished up the last 6 pages or so.  Wondering what week your "placeholder" is on the Summit even though it sounds like you will be changing it.  We are on the 3/14 ABC trip.  Regardless, it's always great to travel along with you whenever and wherever you go!

We were originally booked on a cruise that leaves in 91 days.   I wasn't sure how the change or cancellation works on a free cruise.     We shifted to the Equinox March 14.   Now I need to find something with close by date to add an additional week or 2. 

 

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15 hours ago, sunpsyche said:

Jim, thank you for this fantastic live review!  We were a bit iffy on doing Edge, but this review has us energized! We leave Dec. 15 on a Caribbean cruise and are so excited to discovery the uniqueness of this ship. 

It sounds like you had a wonderful experience in Luminae despite the increased suite capacity. I was a bit worried they might be overwhelmed, but now I see that was unwarranted. Pictures were to die for!


Best to you and Iain in your further adventures and  for your generosity towards fellow travelers. 

 

I think you will really enjoy your cruise.   To be honest with the increased passenger load in suites Luminae is set up to handle.   I did see a couple people on rare occasions that were given beepers and asked to have a drink in the Retreat and they would buzz them when table was available.

 

They have a Restaurant Manager and Assistant Restaurant Manager, Soner, that keep things moving. One think I like was that they attached a waiter to you after the first night and he stays with you for the complete cruise (or even a b2b), regardless of where you are seated.    It really helps having someone that gets to know your preferences and give you excellent service.   We had Kumar who was one of the best waiters we have ever had.  He has worked on Reflections and Summit.   Only complaint we would have is he would give us far to much to eat.  

 

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3 hours ago, jonyboy said:

Someone on another forum sent me a link to this one to get more info on the Edge.  We've sailed on HAL a couple times but March 1 will be our first on Celebrity and are on the Edge for a western Caribbean cruise.  I'm hoping to pick up some tips as well as do's and don'ts for those of you with more experience.  Looking forward to it

Great.   I tell you, the folks here on the Celebrity Board are excellent and will go out of their way to find answers to any questions you may have.  I learn so much about Celebrity.  

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