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WorcesterPear

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    Worcestershire, UK
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    Celebrity
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    Mediterranean

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  1. We are currently on the Edge Transatlantic and having a fabulous time in an S3 on the corner of the track of the Magic Carpet. The suite is very spacious and the balcony is very large with plenty of room for 2 loungers plus 2 very comfortable chairs and a drinks table. We have no interference from the Magic Carpet to our enjoyment of the balcony. The bathroom is excellent with a Roman bath / shower combination and a separate toilet cubicle.The suite itself has plenty of sitting space with a chaise longe type sofa , a leather covered pouffe, a round stool and a desk chair as well. There is ample storage both in hanging space and in drawer space. We initially booked an S1 corner Aft in mid 2018 for this cruise when Edge first came out, - but with no drinks package, no gratuities and no OBC! However we switched this summer just before Final Payment as we were offered a deal on the S3 which included these three perks, plus the airfare for about £5k less than we were going to pay just for the S1 without the airfare! We haven't regretted it for one minute! The S3 is midship, and it is so easy to get to all of the suite amenities such as Luminae, The Retreat and the Suites Sundeck via the forward lifts, with the aft lifts taking you directly to Eden, the Plaza and Al Baccio! By contrast, some friends who are in an aft S1 have commented that they do feel quite a way away from the suite amenities which are all at the front of the ship. Our butler, Hilario, has been excellent and most attentive. We would definitely be very happy to book an S3 again on the Edge.
  2. I too look forwards to having the pleasure of your company on the forthcoming Edge Transatlantic voyage on 1st November. I have really enjoyed reading your previous commentaries and love your enthusiasm, wry wit, and enjoyment of life. We have taken several East bound transatlantic voyages but this will be the first West bound with the luxury of gaining rather than loosing time! The suite life on Edge has been so well described in various posts by our estimable fellow CC contributor VT Cruising that I have high hopes of being spoiled rotten for the whole trip. Thank you in anticipation of what I am sure will be an excellent read!
  3. Dear VT, you are so lovely in your reassurance to me that I will not be left languishing in a sad corner of Luminae without alcoholic refreshment, and I have been really impressed with your very helpful and comprehensive Edge reviews. But my point here is that I don’t want to have to merely tell the sommelier the generic type of wine that I want, but to have at least the same published options as afforded to those dining in Blu, of having clearly listed specific options within the Classic Package other than just the Rose. I shall resort to bringing a photocopy of the Blu wine list with me, and asking very sweetly and in my most dulcet and persuasive “Downton Abbey” tones for specific Classic Package offerings therefrom. Again, thank you so much for your wonderful insights into the delights that await us on the Edge.
  4. We always cruise in suites on Celebrity and if we have Royal suites we have the included premium package, but otherwise , coming from the U.K., we don’t often get the 4 perks including the Premium Package offered as a matter of routine, but our offers do frequently include the Classic instead for Sky and Celebrity suites. My concern is that on our July Infinity Cruise the Luminae wine list included several options within the Classic limits, which meant I could order from a listed choice of several wines without feeling like a pauper for not having the dizzy heights of the Premium package! On our forthcoming Edge TA I don’t really want to throw myself like Cinderella on the tender mercies of the Luminae sommelier to find me something which I can afford- I just think that at the very least the same greater number of published options for the Classic Package by the glass shown as in the Blu wine list should be published and clearly available for Luminae . I shall await the arrival of the Luminae wine list with due humility for having my humble Classic Package!
  5. Thank you so much for sharing the revised Luminae menu and the wine list . I am a little concerned to see that there only appears to be one by the glass option- a rose wine- which comes within the Classic Package limit on the Luminae wine list; whereas I understand that there are several on offer on the Blu wine list. Oh well, Rose it will be then!
  6. Love trivia competitions! Met my husband at a charity quiz about 30 years ago when one of his pals took me along to supposedly boost their team! We always do the shipboard trivia’s when we cruise and enjoy teaming up with folk from different countries so that we all learn something new. It is great fun whether we win or lose, and the “trivia crowd” on a progressive Transatlantic Cruise trivia have always been delightful. It’s a shame if folks cheat, as it is a fun activity with nice people having fun together.
  7. We have found that Celebrity provides an excellent Suite experience for all suite guests. We have enjoyed Royal Suites on Century, Reflection, Solstice and Constellation, Celebrity Suites on Constellation and Silhouette, the “old” Sky Suites on Century and Galaxy and more recently SS1 suites on Equinox, Eclipse and Reflection. We have just enjoyed 2 weeks in a CS on Silhouette, and loved the angled balcony and found that the sitting room had oodles of room for the 2 of us, with plenty of space to get round and lots of storage for everything. Our butler and room steward were superb and second guessed my every need! And the Michael’s Club folks had my drink to hand as soon as I walked in! We found the RS on Constellation earlier this year to be more to our liking than the RS last year on Reflection, in particular that the “balcony bathtub “ jacuzzi on Reflection was a waste of space, whereas at least you could use it on Constellation! The Suite Life is indeed sweet on Celebrity! Sent from my iPad using Forums
  8. We have sailed in Sky suites on Celebrity on many ships including Galaxy, ( the old “top deck” suites) and on Infinity, Equinox and Reflection and also in a “new” Penthouse Suite on NCL Pride of America. The NCL suite had a very large balcony which was great for the Hawaii trip, but we thought that the NCL Penthouse suite itself was nothing special. It was a largish cabin with a curtain around the bed, a sofa at the foot of the bed- and a coffee machine, which we never used. It supposedly came with butler service, but we never saw him at all during the week we were on board. The cabin furnishings were rather garish for my taste. We have never sailed in the NCL Haven, so perhaps that experience is better, but we certainly were not overly impressed with Pride of America “new” Penthouse. But I do appreciate that the ambiance on POA is supposedly different from most of the NCL ships. However we have always really loved the aft Sky one suites on Celebrity, particularly the corner aft suites on the S Class, which are light and airy with masses of room- love the big round porthole in which I can sit to watch the world go by, and love the wrap around balcony. The combination of the light airy Sky suite, Michaels Club and Luminae is excellent . Sent from my iPad using Forums
  9. I can also confirm that all of the families who have dined with small children in Luminae whilst we have been there have also been charming, and the children well behaved and under control. With regards to the folks who push past others in lifts and who race to get seats etc, I always comment, in cheerful, exaggerated and audible tones “ gosh, you must be in a real hurry to get somewhere, so please, after you!” This usually provokes a giggle from the others in the lift! Sent from my iPad using Forums
  10. We have given drinks and nibbles parties many times in Sky S1, Celebrity and Royal Suites, and each time we have discussed our plans with our butler and each time they have well exceeded our expectations! Given enough notice, a mouthwatering display of food has appeared and the wine and champagne which we ordered has been served to our guests with panache by our butler, and we have tipped handsomely afterwards to show our appreciation. There is ample room in the S1 suites on the Solstice class for 10 people to enjoy your hospitality, although some may need to sit on the edge of the bed! Go for it! Your butler will delight in demonstrating his or her skills! Sent from my iPad using Forums
  11. I sympathise with the OP, as we had a similar situation a few years back of being ignored in Murano for nearly 30 minutes while all of the staff waited on a very large extended table of about a dozen of ships staff and the professional entertainers. We were left with our wine, but no food! We were not at all happy, and tried to attract a waiter- any waiter!- to come and deliver our meal. The Maitre D apologised profusely and invited us back the following night , promising to make it up to us. We accepted and we did have stellar service the following evening. However, my wife is extremely allergic to both strawberries and chocolate, which was notified on our booking and which Luminae and our butler took great care to ensure that neither strawberries nor chocolate did not go anywhere near her- however this information seemed not to have reached Murano as they sent a tray of chocolate covered strawberries to our suite with a note of apology! Our butler removed them pronto! When we returned to Murano for the follow up meal, the Maitre D insisted on personally making a table side crepe Suzette for my wife, - with no strawberries! Sent from my iPad using Forums
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