Celebrity Edge Cruise Ship, United States of America
Celebrity Edge is a new Edge-class cruise ship being built by STX France for Celebrity Cruises, a part of Royal Caribbean Cruises. Celebrity Cruises signed a letter of intent for the construction of new Edge-class cruise ships in December 2014.
The first steel was cut for the first ship in class, Celebrity Edge, at the STX France shipyard in November 2016. Delivery of the vessel is scheduled in Fall 2018, while the second ship in class, Celebrity Beyond, is scheduled for delivery in Spring 2020.
Celebrity Edge cruise ship design and features
The new ship features a cutting-edge design developed by Nate Berkus. The unique outward facing design will distinguish the ship from traditional cruise ships. The design integrates Magic Carpet, the world's first cantilevered floating platform.
The Magic Carpet will feature plush seating, a full bar, and space for live music. The transformable platform will serve different purposes based on its positioning. On the upper deck of the ship, it will serve food at Dinner on the Edge, at Deck 14 it will serve as an extension of the swimming pool, and at Deck 5 it will transform into an open-air dining venue. The Magic Carpet will extend the Destination Gateway at Deck 2.
The ship will have a length of 306m, beam of 39m, draught of 8.2m and gross tonnage of 129,500t. It will have the capacity to accommodate 2,908 passengers. The cruise speed of the vessel will be 21.8kt.
Celebrity Edge staterooms
The accommodation units aboard the vessel will be categorised into AquaClass veranda staterooms and Concierge Class staterooms. The AquaClass cabins will feature Cashmere Collection bedding and mattresses and will integrate spa elements. The rooms will provide the occupants with priority seating in the AquaClass restaurant and unlimited access to Persian Garden within the AquaSpa.
Concierge Class staterooms will be furnished with Cashmere Collection bedding, mattresses and bathrobes. The rooms will offer a pillow menu, as well as priority check-in and check-out services.
Dining and entertainment facilities aboard the Edge-class vessel
The cruise ship will house a rooftop garden, which offers cocktails and gourmet burgers and barbecue at the Rooftop Garden Grill. Guests can enjoy live musical performances and an interactive fusion of food and film.
Dedicated for Suite Class guests and Captain's Club Zenith members, the ship's Retreat Lounge will feature a large-screen TV and reading areas, and will serve continental breakfast and complimentary pre-dinner drinks in the evening. Special concierge service will enable the guests to book specialty dining and shore excursions.
The Resort Deck will feature an asymmetrical outward-facing pool deck and a jogging track around the ship's new rooftop garden. The pool deck will house a lap pool featuring loungers, a bar and two two-story martini Jacuzzis. The adults-only solarium on the Resort Deck will feature a covered pool area and a 3D art wall representing the colours and movement of the ocean.
The Destination Gateway on the ship will provide information to guests about the Edge Launches for transportation ashore. The highlights of the port of calls will be displayed on large LCD screens. The Destination Gateway will also serve as an activity centre, which will host enrichment discussions, shore excursion information gatherings and gaming tournaments.
Itineraries of Celebrity Edge
Celebrity Edge will embark on her maiden voyage from Fort Lauderdale in December 2018. The seven-night eastern Caribbean journey will cover destinations including San Juan (Puerto Rico), Tortola (British Virgin Islands), and Philipsburg (St. Maarten).
The ship will then sail on a seven-night western Caribbean voyage covering Key West (Florida), Costa Maya (Mexico), Cozumel (Mexico) and George Town (Grand Cayman).