Final thoughts on the cruise:
This was a port intensive itinerary, so we really did not spend that much time on the ship. This is something to keep in mind if you are really interested in visiting these ports, but don’t want to pay the higher prices of the Edge. The public areas we did have a chance to spend time in we really loved. Eden is beautiful. We loved the performance, but can understand if it’s not for everyone. Hot Summer Night’s Dream was a great show. We also enjoyed the vocalists a few times in Eden. The art work around the ship is worth the time to explore. There is a book in the cabins that is really helpful as it lists the artwork by location with information about the pieces. I have a few more photos to add, including the menus from the Veuve Cliquot and Chef’s Table dinner.
The cabin really had some functionality issues. When you are paying that much money for a suite you shouldn’t have to worry about the bathroom floor getting soaked when you take a shower, bumping into the protruding legs of a rocking chair, or disposals in the bathroom that just don’t work. There is a phone in the WC that would fall off the wall every time the WC door closed. The balcony furniture is just not comfortable. I missed having a walk in closet (I know, first world problems). The way the closet doors are set up in the bedroom made it really a pain for the two of us to get ready at the same time. This was actually the first time we noticed a real lack of storage space in a cabin. The interior design is meant to have a clean look, but with the lack of storage a lot of our things ended up all over the counter or draped over the rocking chair.
I’m going to wait and see what changes are made (if any) before we book another Edge class ship. Did we have a great time? Of course we did! The crew is top notch, the ports are gorgeous, the food was outstanding, and the entertainment we saw was wonderful. I usually book another cruise while onboard, and ended up booking the Summit for next summer with stops in Newport and Bermuda. I booked a RS, and I’m looking forward to enjoying it as there will be more time onboard with that itinerary.