DAY 527 Jan 2025
Time at Port: from 6:30 AM to 6:45 PM
The capital of New South Wales, Sydney is a popular tourist destination thanks to its variety of attractions, restaurants and picturesque surroundings. Best known for the Sydney Opera House, there’s so much to see and do in this vibrant city. Alongside Sydney Opera House, particular highlights include the Royal Botanic Garden and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Things to do in Sydney:
An iconic attraction in Sydney, the Sydney Opera House is home to a variety of performances throughout the year and features unique 20th century architecture. Located on Sydney Harbour, this extraordinary building is well worth a visit to, whether you’re looking to watch a performance there or to simply explore it.
Royal Botanic Garden
A popular attraction in Sydney is the picturesque Royal Botanic Garden. Spanning 30 hectares on Sydney Harbour, it has a wide array of plant life and boasts incredible views of the Sydney Opera House and the city's wide array of skyscrapers. Established in the early 19th century, it makes for a wonderful visit if you’re looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Alternatively, you could reach for the sky at the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Constructed out of steel, this prominent bridge connects the central business district to the North Shore. What’s so incredible about the ‘coat hanger’ bridge, is that you can climb it and take in breathtaking views of the city and harbour!
DAY 931 Jan 2025
Time at Port: from 9 AM to 6 PM
A bustling city in New Zealand, Dunedin is situated on the South Island. With a mixed heritage of Maori and Scottish ancestors, along with unique Edwardian and Victorian architecture, it’s a unique place to visit whilst on a cruise. Top highlights in the city include Larnach Castle, the Dunedin Botanical Gardens and the Otago Museum.
Things to do in Dunedin:
Located on the picturesque Otago Peninsula, Larnach Castle is one of the most popular attractions in the country and boasts beautiful award-winning grounds, luxury accommodation and historic features. A unique place to visit whilst in Dunedin, it was constructed in the late 19th century.
The Dunedin Botanic Garden is situated on the South Island of New Zealand, at the northernmost point of downtown Dunedin. The garden is situated on a spur of Signal Hill, adjacent to the Northern Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in the city, and the University of Otago. Filled with beautiful plant life, it’s a tranquil place to explore whilst stopping off in Dunedin.
One of the top attractions in the city, the Otago Museum has one of New Zealand's greatest museum collections, including exhibitions on culture, science, and natural history and is a must-visit whilst in the city.
DAY 1102 Feb 2025
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 6 PM
The bustling capital of New Zealand, Wellington boasts a beautiful waterfront promenade, vibrant harbour and picturesque surroundings. With lots of different sights to discover, from the Wellington Botanic Gardens to the Wellington Cable Car and Wellington Zoo, there’s something for everyone to enjoy whilst stopping off during your cruise.
Things to do in Wellington:
Spanning 25 hectares, the Wellington Botanic Garden is situated within easy reach of the city centre. With a variety of flora, from native forest to seasonal displays, it’s a tranquil place to explore away from the hustle and bustle.
A popular funicular railway, the Wellington Cable Car will take you from Lambton Quay and Kelburn. Spanning 612 metres, you’ll soar to 120 metres in the air and enjoy breathtaking views out over the city.
Spanning 32 acres, this popular zoo is home to over 500 animals and 80 different species. Opened in 1906, it’s the ultimate family day out when visiting Wellington.
DAY 1203 Feb 2025
Time at Port: from 9 AM to 5 PM
A picturesque coastal city on the North Island of New Zealand, Napier is renowned for its vineyards and natural attractions. Top attractions in Napier include the National Aquarium of New Zealand, the Bluff Hill Lookout and the MTG Hawke’s Bay art gallery.
Things to do in Napier:
Opened in 1957, the National Aquarium of New Zealand is home to a variety of marine life. A popular attraction in the city, it’s situated in the vibrant Marine Parade within moments of the centre. Popular with families and couples alike, this aquarium is a wonderful place to discover the marine life in the area and escape the hustle and bustle.
Bluff Hill Lookout
Once home to an artillery battery, this picturesque and historic lookout is the perfect place to enjoy incredible views out over the city and ocean. A relaxing landmark to visit, it provides plenty of opportunities for unforgettable photographs.
MTG Hawke’s Bay
Not only is this a popular museum, but also a theatre and art gallery in the centre of the city. Comprising three buildings, this modern landmark is the perfect place to see artworks, a show or even discover more about the city itself.
DAY 1506 Feb 2025
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 7 PM
A vibrant harbourside city located in the picturesque Bay of Plenty in New Zealand, Tauranga is home to an array of historic and modern attractions, including the Tauranga Art Gallery, Waimarino Water & Adventure Park and the Fernland Spa. With so much to see and do, you’ll be spoilt for choice on what you experience during your time there!
Things to do in Tauranga:
Situated in the Western Bay of Plenty, the Tauranga Art Gallery is home to an array of exhibits, from historical pieces to modern art. A cultural attraction that’s popular with tourists and locals alike, the variety of artworks on show are bound to impress.
This fun park is full of watersports, from kayaks to inflatable climbing walls. There’s even spaces for picnics - the ultimate place to explore during your time in Tauranga and one that’s bound to be a hit with the little ones!
Alternatively, you could head to the sumptuous Fernland Spa. Within easy reach of the heart of the city, it boasts mineral springs, hot pools, a large pool that’s surrounded by native foliage, 8 spacious private pools and more!
DAY 1607 Feb 2025
Time at Port: from 6 AM to 6 PM
The beautiful and vibrant city of Auckland is popular with those visiting New Zealand due to its array of attractions, including the Auckland Domain park, bustling harbour and seaside promenade. An oasis of music, art and food, this captivating city has something for everyone.
Things to do in Auckland:
Situated in the heart of the city, the Sky Tower is the tallest building in New Zealand. In the Central Business District, this popular attraction stands an impressive 328m tall. An icon of the skyline, you can take in breathtaking views from the top of it.
Spanning over 16 hectares, the Auckland Zoo is also located in the centre of the city. Over 100 years old, it’s home to 2,800 animals and over 130 different species. With so many different exhibits to see, this captivating attraction is a wonderful place to visit regardless of who you’re travelling with.
Auckland Botanic Gardens spans an impressive 156 acres, including 10 hectares of forest. Opened in 1982, it attracts over 1 million visitors each year due to its vast plant life. A beautiful attraction, this historic botanic garden is located in Manurewa.
Hotel stay included
Hotel in Sydney Central - 4 stars
25 Jan 2025
2 nights stay
We don't know the hotel in Sydney Central yet as this cruise is too far in the future but it will be centrally located, a minimum of 4 stars, selected from our list of preferred hotels & based on a 'room only' board basis. Local government city taxes & local resort fees may be payable.
Hotel in Auckland Central - 4 stars
7 Feb 2025
2 nights stay
We don't know the hotel in Auckland Central yet as this cruise is too far in the future but it will be centrally located, a minimum of 4 stars, selected from our list of preferred hotels & based on a 'room only' board basis. Local government city taxes & local resort fees may be payable.
Customer reviews for Celebrity Edge
Based on 32 reviews
Value for money
Fabulous ship, crew and atmosphere. Everyone was so friendly and helpful in all departments. Hoping to book again soon. Such attention to detail from first booking with Iglu in May to flight home to Heathrow was excellent. Only slight hiccup was two of our three taxi transfers were delayed but the third was excellent, the rep at Barcelona port could not have been more helpful.
Please add N/A to possible ratings of the above feedback. We didn't use the excursions so I had to put one star, but i've no idea how good or bad they are.
6-10 cruisesPrime Concierge Class
26 Sep 2023
A thoroughly enjoyable cruise. Relaxed atmosphere. Great ship, great accommodation, food, entertainment and service. The package through IGLU was a great value including flights, transfers, drinks package, wifi etc.
2-5 cruisesPrime Concierge Class
24 Sep 2023
Amazing trip - Spain, France and Italy. Super ship Celebrity Edge, first time on this ship and really want to go again. All arrangements through Iglu Cruise was perfectly planned and executed. Miss everything about this holiday.
Our transfers to and from the airport and hotel were all pre-booked with Iglu as well as our flight and hotel stay. We were checked in and taken straight to our room around 11 ish (thank you Iglu for that arrangement - cant thank you enough). Great hotel in Barcelona right in the centre for our brief 1 night stay and we planned our day to get the best out of the stay. Beautiful city.
Check in for the cruise was fairly swift, left luggage with the porters and went through the security checks and controls and soon as we were on board we went to our muster point and then on to exploring the ship a little and having a bite to eat.
When we did arrive to our room later on was highly impressed with our veranda balcony room on the 7th floor midship and close to the elevators (thank you Iglu) was a really good and modern decor and plenty of storage. Love all the mood lighting and how you can control it from your phone app.
Our Room attendant Rocky was so nice and made everything perfect every day (twice). He did indicate what items were complimentary and what were chargeable. Pointed to a tote bag in the cupboard that was for but didn't tell me the umbrella which was a cheap branded one was not! Got charged $16 dollars for that after we checked out!! Not happy about that. We did have to use on a couple of occasions in Cannes and Florence. I think the refreshment items left out and in the minibar/fridge are really a waste of space in this day and age. Would prefer to use the fridge to keep things chilled and not for something I am not going to consume. I wonder what happens to the expensive crisps (will eventually go out of date). There are so many options on the ship for snacks and refreshments having this is unnecessary in my opinion.
Food was very nice but would usually check and pre order due to dietary requirements. I tried the Petit Chef and that was so unique loved it and went a second time. All the different themed inclusive restaurants are amazing.
Staff are the best. Really enjoyed the company of Pavitra and the Nigerian young lady who were serving us one night and we would see them occasionally for breakfast. Everyone is extremely helpful and accommodating I must say. From the chefs to the waiting staff to the front of house.
My best place on the ship was 'Eden' hands down, love the 3 story area and so relaxing and peaceful loved to escape their. loved the rooftop garden area too with screen for movie. the Magic carpet is a nice feature. only used the pool once so much to see and do, but all the facilities are great. Didnt get to book the spa but did have a Elemis skin tutorial which was excellent. I did use the gym once or twice which is big and looks out to sea.
Shore excursions were amazing some of them such as travelling to Rome or Florence time involved but still glad I went. Corsija (Cannes) and Cannes (Monte Carlo, Ezra) was my highlight. felt it was like a dream sometimes.
Shops on board Effy the jewellers, Cartier etc was so good loved all the jewelry!
Theatre shows were not to be missed everynight. would go the early 7.30 pm one and then straight to dinner reservation. were funny fun and intractive at times, they do an amazing job day in day out every week. Cabaret shows, Abba dancealong and singalong was fantastic and loved the jazz performances. The Silent disco was the best, never done that but thoroughly enjoyed. just nice to listen to.
Everyone from guest services to the Captain were memorable and not forgettng the cruise director, love to listen to his introduction before the show and his helpful tips at the end especially about the next port. Miss him and the all the staff i interacted with . Vishal from the Restaurant staff, who made the necessary amendments to all my dinner times to fit in with my evenings and his recommendations. They will be serving others week in week out but my memory of them will remain. Coming home was very sad and i was quite disorientated for a while, waking up thinking i am on the ship and which port am i in today.
Weather was a plus although we did have some bad weather which didnt last too long.
overall trip was the best i have had on cruises, all the destinations were amazing in the mediterranean. cant wait to book again. i am sure i have missed things off this review but all areas of the ship was great. although i did find the professional photos (keepsakes) were not to the standard of other ships i have been on. I did pay for a bunch of photos that are superimposed from the green screen, that was a waste of my money, the only photos that are excellent are the ones we asked to be taken without the green screen. I should have insisted on the other ones like that especially as i would be the one paying for them. This area was no perfect but besides that everything else 5 star. Thank you.
2-5 cruisesEdge stateroom with Infinite Veranda
22 Sep 2023
Excellent ship, crew and food. Blu restaurant made the experience more personable and special. Can’t praise the staff enough for their friendliness and attitude to their guests. Would sail Celebrity and especially Edge again.
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