Learn more about the Celebrity Edge cruise ship in our blog guide below…
With cutting-edge design, beautiful facilities and even the world’s first “Magic Carpet” deck, Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge is one of the most exciting new launches on next year’s cruise calendar.
The first of four new Edge Class ships to be unveiled, the 2,918-guest Celebrity Edge is set to debut in late 2018, and will redefine how passengers interact with their surroundings, through design which focuses on creating an intimate experience between guests and the ocean.
Homeporting in Florida’s Fort Lauderdale, bookings are already available for the ship’s two 7-night itineraries; an eastern and a western Caribbean cruise, or back-to-back sailings for a 14-night journey.
The luxury 1,004 ft. long new cruise ship, which was booked more than 800 times within just hours of launching online, debuts ahead of sister Edge Class Ships Celebrity Beyond – scheduled for delivery in Spring 2020 – and the yet unnamed third and fourth Edge Class ships in Fall 2021 and Fall 2022, respectively.
A Revolution in Luxury Accommodation
Celebrity Edge is already being hailed as the new standard in cruise vessel design, with modern, luxurious interiors created by world-renowned interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE and visionary architect Tom Wright of WKK.
Edge will feature 918 revolutionary “Infinite Veranda” cabins – designed with spaces which will stretch from Stateroom doors to the water’s edge, removing the old feeling of a barrier between guests and the ocean.
By removing the traditional steel and glass partition between the balcony and cabin, and replacing it with a thin glass, folding screen, Infinite Veranda Cabins allow for the balcony area to be incorporated into the cabin space when the screen is open. These new glass panel screens will be controlled by guests at the push of a button, or should the weather turn while a guest has left the partition open, the bridge will have the ability to close the panel. Infinite Veranda cabins will also offer guests a new standard of space, measuring 226 sq. ft., expanding to 269 sq. ft. once the balcony has been opened. This is much larger than the current industry average, which sits at 172 sq.ft. to 183 sq. ft.
Celebrity Edge has also doubled the number of suites and added two entirely new categories of accommodation. Suites will expand from 5% of capacity on the Solstice-class ships to 12% on Edge. At the highest end, the new Iconic Suites – which sit above the ship’s bridge – feature panoramic windows and 700sq. ft. verandas for 270-degree views. The second new Suite Class, the Edge Villas, offer guest private plunge pools and direct access to The Retreat – a private sanctuary with an exclusive pool, lounge, restaurant and 24/7 personal butler service.
Celebrity Edge will also feature Celebrity Cruises first ever single-occupancy cabins, with 16 Infinite Veranda cabins designed specifically to cater for solo travellers, complete with queen beds.
In-room automation will allow guests to control and personalise everything, from lighting to temperature and service, by using a simple touch screen, whilst guest can sleep in perfect luxury thanks to Cashmere mattresses, as part of the Celebrity Cashmere Bedding Collection. Passengers will also be able to unlock their cabin doors using an app on their smart phones, thanks to state-of-the-art door lock technology.
Celebrity Edge, which was designed entirely in 3D, will also give guests the chance to “see through walls”, with a new range of digital services. Using an X-Ray Vision app on their mobile phones, passengers will be able to take a peek into usually private areas of the ship, including the gallery, bridge and even the engine room.
Dine in Eden, All-Day Long
Along with numerous restaurants, bars and lounges, Celebrity Edge will feature Celebrity Cruises sinfully good “Eden” – a three-deck lounge for eating, relaxing and entertainment.
With a capacity for over 300 passengers, Eden will span from Deck 3 – 5, with floor to ceiling windows and a wide range of activities and functions available throughout the day. In the morning, passengers can relax at the Eden Café or partake in a yoga class, whilst in the afternoon, guests can join in with hands-on enrichment classes or enjoy live performances – from aerialists to guitar players.
When the sun goes down, sinfully good culinary experiences and nightlife promise to indulge guests’ senses at the Eden Restaurant, before moving past the “Tree of Life” to the Eden Bar, where the 18ft. Library of Plants offers fresh ingredients for hand-crafted cocktails.
Those with access to private space The Retreat, can also dine in the speciality Luminae restaurant, with floor-ceiling windows and a menu crafted by Michelin-starred Chef Cornelius Gallagher.
Sinfully Good Entertainment
As well as exploring the culinary wonders of Eden, passengers will be able to relax, play and party with Celebrity Edge’s wide range of onboard entertainment.
Celebrity Cruises have teamed up with performance company Variety Worldwide, who will take on the role of ‘Edenists’ – providing guests with music, dance and performance art throughout the day, alongside tableside magicians, acrobats and performances at night.
Outside of Eden, Celebrity Edge guests will be entertained by a range of musicals and Las Vegas-style shows, live comedians, vocalists, themed parties, live bands, contests and talent shows. On the Rooftop Garden, tended daily by a resident horticulturist, daily games and activities will give way at night to live music and outdoor movie-dining experiences at “A Taste of Film”.
Celebrity Edge’s enrichment classes and events, which include guest speakers, live demonstrations and craft lessons, give passengers the chance to learn something new during their time onboard.
For young shipmates, Celebrity Cruises’ Youth Activities program provides entertainment from toddlers to late teens – with everything from treasure hunts to discos, pizza parties and talent shows.
First-Class Facilities for All Ages
From the 25-yard lap pool – the largest in the Celebrity fleet – to the onboard casino, Canyon Ranch SpaClub and Fitness Centre – Celebrity Edge will feature a wide range of luxury facilities for all ages and interests.
Guests can enjoy the adult-only Solarium Pool, a wide range of traditional and exotic spa treatments and the onboard hair salon, whilst younger passengers can indulge in ZSpa treatments for teens.
The pool deck will also debut the industry’s first two-story jogging track, as well as an asymmetrical design that features pool loungers positioned outward for ultimate sea views. Guests will also have the chance to book one of six rentable cabanas, designed with 20-foot ceilings and tulip-shaped hot tubs.
The state-of-the-art Fitness Center, which features Life Fitness treadmills, bikes and weights, can be used individually or with the guidance of one of Celebrity Edge’s expert personal trainers, or for those who prefer a class, the new ship will provide everything from Pilates to Yoga and Zumba.
Guests can wind down after a busy workout in one of the thermal suites, the stream room, sauna or whirlpool.
The World’s First “Magic Carpet” Deck
It’s not just Celebrity Edge’s luxury accommodation, first-class dining and wide range of onboard activities which will set a new precedent for the cruise ships of the future; this vessel is the first in the world to feature what Celebrity Cruises are dubbing their “Magic Carpet”.
Cantilevered to the side of Celebrity Edge, the Magic Carpet is a moving, multi-purpose deck, designed to provide up to 90 guests at a time with the most exciting venue-space in the history of cruising.
At 110 ft. long by 20 ft. wide, the Magic Carpet is roughly the size of a tennis court, and will travel 13 storeys high, resting at four different decks throughout the day. Opening out onto decks 2, 5, 14, 16, the Magic Carpet will provide different functions and guest experiences, dependent on where it is currently located.
On Deck 2, the Celebrity Edge’s Magic Carpet will act as a luxury embarkation station at Destination Gateway. This new area will allow guests to be whisked away in luxurious style to their port destination, via the redesigned Edge Launches. When not being used for excursions, the Destination Gateway will provide a learning and activities centre, featuring enrichment talks, conferences, shows, shopping events and even art auctions.
Moving up onto Deck 5, the Magic Carpet will act as an alfresco dining area for one of Celebrity Edge’s new, yet to be named, speciality restaurants, where guests can enjoy spectacular ocean views whilst tucking into fresh food.
Later in the day, the Magic Carpet may be found on Deck 14, where it provides an extension of the main pool area. Sun-worshippers will be able to take a dip in the pool before relaxing on the deck with a drink in hand, taking in the incredible views.
The Magic Carpet’s highest stop, on Deck 16, offers guests one of the most unique dining experiences they can discover onboard any cruise ship. The moveable deck becomes an breathtaking dining venue, where Celebrity Cruises will host extravagant culinary events, including the mouth-watering “Dinner on the Edge”. Guests will be taken on a world-class al fresco food experience, with uninterrupted views of the ocean.
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