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NY Times Review of Summit Crise
Keep in mind this is by a comic and author and not a travel writer. You may have to cut and paste the link at it is not a hot link.
From The New York Times:

Cruises Are So Uncool They Are Cool
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We don't really expect to do anything on a cruise...
We don't really expect to do anything on a cruise other than enjoy the ship and see the scenery. When we travel, we do it on our own and stay in the smallest places possible. For example, before the...
On last year's EB crossing we got to eat in...
On last year's EB crossing we got to eat in Golden Lion only once. One of the problems was they change ship's clocks at noon so lunch is cut an hour short on most days. The first day we sat down...
We're on the 6 Aug. QV cruise. What time did you...
We're on the 6 Aug. QV cruise. What time did you arrive in Flam and what time was "All-on board"?
We're in 2162 on 12/6. Not having the window is a...
We're in 2162 on 12/6. Not having the window is a bit of a bummer but not having a connecting cabin or jutting out as far into the MC could make them a bit more quiet. The big advantage is the...
Can you imagine the blast of air through those MC...
Can you imagine the blast of air through those MC balconies if both ends were open and the ship was sailing into the wind?
As to earlier comments on the price of liquor, we...
As to earlier comments on the price of liquor, we have sailed both Cunard and Celebrity and find the Cunard prices to be much lower (in USD). I attribute that, in part, to Celebrity having drink...
Has anyone noticed how the massive MC creates a...
Has anyone noticed how the massive MC creates a wide area of obstruction on deck 6 when it settles on deck 5 to be used as a restaurant? I assume it would be there only at night, spending daytime on...
Note how the cabins on either side of the MC drop...
Note how the cabins on either side of the MC drop down a class, probably due to the obstruction. We're in 2162 which is S3, a lower class suite, also probably due to a partially obstructed view....
Here's the unfortunate truth... Cunard is...
Here's the unfortunate truth...
Cunard is looking to fill tens of thousands of beds.
They are unique in their strict dress code.
Other lines have gone informal as they find that's what their...
Keep in mind Edge is the first ship DESIGNED with...
Keep in mind Edge is the first ship DESIGNED with a suite area. The other ships added the areas over time and Michael's Club and Luminea are retrofitted from existing spaces and are spread around the...
We had to get tourist visas 3 or 4 years ago for...
We had to get tourist visas 3 or 4 years ago for a land tour. The tour agency would take us during the day but leave us off at the hotel. Visas were costly and a pain. There were so many questions I...
As these are three night cruises and one of the...
As these are three night cruises and one of the other available dates is Dec.1, it is apparent the 12/3 cruise was moved ahead to 12/1 which arrives back in port 12/4 leaving a two night cruise...
My understanding is these tenders are designed to...
My understanding is these tenders are designed to be able to enter them from the magic carpet without having to climb down steps as is normal. These may be used as lifeboats but there are obviously...
I really believe the color is to make Edge the...
I really believe the color is to make Edge the most easily identifiable ship at sea. Think of the times you've seen a ship in the distance and had to guess which line or ship it was. No mistaking...
It's a good thing I booked a B-to-B for Dec. 3...
It's a good thing I booked a B-to-B for Dec. 3 and 6 as my TA just called to tell me the third has been cancelled. He thinks it might be some sort of corporate preview or something like that....
I'm just guessing from what I have seen: On...
I'm just guessing from what I have seen:

On the deck plan, the S3 behind the MC rail sticks farther out than any other stateroom on the ship, indeed they are so far out that there is room for...
If you look closely at the Luminea deck plan, you...
If you look closely at the Luminea deck plan, you see the first group of seating on the right is pushed out a bit from the wall. There is also a narrow blank space behind the rest of the seating....
I haven't seen this addressed as yet. I know the...
I haven't seen this addressed as yet. I know the short "preview" cruises have no perks. We booked an S1. Should I assume there will the same drinks benefits in the new suite lounge as in Michael's...
I booked the second part of my B to B in S1 under...
I booked the second part of my B to B in S1 under the MC specifically to be able to report on what it is like. The sacrifices I make for CC reviews. ;)
My TA tells me it is sold out so they pulled it...
My TA tells me it is sold out so they pulled it from the web site. We're on the 3rd and 6th.
The "Edge Ledge". That's the ticket.:D
The "Edge Ledge". That's the ticket.:D
We like Aqua Class or a Suite on X and have Blu...
We like Aqua Class or a Suite on X and have Blu or Luminea so have never eaten in MDR. Have Infinite Veranda on Edge in our upcoming B-to-B so may end up in MDR unless we eat in specialty...
We have only the occasional drink or glass of...
We have only the occasional drink or glass of wine at home. When we sail Celebrity with the free beverage card we have a good time at the bars and have wine with all our dinners. We see no point in...
I booked an S3 because of the magic carpet as I'm...
I booked an S3 because of the magic carpet as I'm curious and wanted to see for myself. I have visions of me coming out of the shower with the drapes open at sea and have the Magic Carpet come...