Wow! Did we love our two weeks on the Edge. This was our first time to sail the Edge, though we were supposed to sail on her way back in 2018 when she made her debut. We were all set to go on the pre-inaugural when my husband ended up in the hospital for a few days. We had heard so much about this new class of ship, we were excited to experience if for ourselves. We had done the Beyond, which is the latest and greatest version of this ship class in November, but we were in a suite and did specialty dining, so we didn’t experience the regular dining room.
On the first segment of our trip we enjoyed the standard dining class. This ship has 4 dining rooms and we did a mix of dining around and trying to have the same waiter the same night. Once we found the waiter we really like, Yunita, we requested her every night, and most of the time they were able to accommodate us.
What was kind of weird was that the 5 of us in our traveling group the first week all had 8:30 fixed dining, but because the ship was only about 60% full, they changed the seating to all open dining. That did make it more flexible, but also a little harder for us to get our favorite waiter ever night. We did have a strategy, If I went to the show with the older guests who were a little slower getting around due to recent knee surgery, I would leave the show and race to the back of the ship to put in our request for Yunita, table for 5 please. We mostly ate in the Cosmopolitan because that was where we could find Yunita every night. We liked her because she was friendly and had a helpful attitude. If we requested something off one of the other 3 restaurants special menus, we knew to do it right when we sat down to give her plenty of time to arrange getting it from the other kitchen. One night with another waiter, he said it couldn’t be done.
The food was once again the very high standard included food that we have come to love on Celebrity. My favorite new dish that we got to try on this cruise was the savory flan that they have in the Tuscan Restaurant. We had it there one night and the requested it again from Yunita who happily brought it for us.
Back also were many of our favorites including the mushroom “cappuccino” soup, beef wellington, and beef tournados.
Another thing that we loved about this cruise was the tradition that we use to experience before the beverage package was a thing. That is selecting wine with our sommelier staff and enjoying some wines that aren’t on the standard or premium beverage package program. Coincidently the sommelier that we worked with a lot on the first sailing was also our sommelier when we moved to the Blu dining room the next week. Our staff in Blu was absolutely amazing and having a second 10 days in a different type of dining experience made it really the “cherry on top of the Sundae”.
While the food was spectacular, it truly was the amazingly staff in Blu that made all the difference.
The food was pretty awesome too. The first couple of pictures are from our back to back lunch in Tuscan that was for concierge and back to back guests. Then everything else is the wonderful dishes from Blu. I was worried that the food in Blu might be too quirky for my husband who is a meat and potatoes guy, but he really loved it.
Finally, a few more dining options to mention. The Ocean View Cafe offers a full array of delights for breakfast and lunch and a very limited menu of favorites at dinner time. Not a whole lot of pictures here, but we usually ate lunch here everyday. The feature a great variety of food offered with rotating international themes.