4.14.19 - 4.14.19 88 °F
For me it is always exciting when a new ship comes out and I am able to go to sea on it. Such was the excitement for boarding Celebrity Edge.
Edge has its own free app, which allows you to check in electronically, register your credit card and take a selfie for your picture in the system. The app the generates your set sail pass. When you arrive at the terminal, an agent scans your pass with a hand-held computer, scans your passport and then you board the ship. No standing in line. Your key is waiting for you at your stateroom. It was easy and fast as there was no waiting when we arrived just after noon.
The first night we ate at Raw on 5, one of the specialty restaurants, which features sushi and a variety of other seafood favorites. My brother and I are sailing with some clients who are friends from my time in the Navy, and we are enjoying each other's company.
Our cabin has in infinite balcony, a new feature on the Edge, which allows you to turn your balcony into part of your cabin, or pull a partition, and open the window and it becomes a traditional cruise ship balcony. Keeping the balcony as part of the cabin creates a great picture window overlooking the ocean. It's a great innovation.