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14 Photos From Celebrity Edge’s Sail Away

Sarah Bretz

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Cruising is finally back in the United States!

This past weekend, Celebrity Edge departed Port Everglades for a seven-night cruise, where it will call on Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico, as well as Nassau, Bahamas.

Doug is onboard, and — of course — took lots of photos on embarkation day. We thought we’d share some of them from embarkation, as well as the wonderful first sail away on a cruise ship from a United States homeport since March 2020.

celebrity cruise terminal port everglades

Above, a view inside Terminal 25 at Port Everglades — a terminal that Celebrity Cruises completed in 2018.

Below, the first glimpse of the ship! The orange apparatus is the ship’s Magic Carpet — a platform on the side of the ship that moves up and down and stops on different decks. It serves a different function depending on which deck it’s on. One function is a bar, one is a specialty dining experience, and it even serves as a loading dock for tender boats!

celebrity edge port everglades magic carpet

Masks are required during embarkation, but aren’t required for fully-vaccinated passengers once onboard. Nearly all passengers are vaccinated, but those who aren’t are required to wear masks.

celebrity edge embarkation

Celebrity Equinox was also in port on Saturday. Here’s a view of the vessel from Celebrity Edge.

celebrity equinox as seen from celebrity edge

There were lots of spectators at the end of the pier to bid farewell to Edge (and take pictures of course) for her first passenger cruise in over a year!

port everglades

I’m sure it was surreal for everyone to say that they were standing on the pool deck of a cruise ship again! And this is a particularly special pool deck, as it holds the largest pool in the Celebrity fleet — it’s 25 yards long!

celebrity edge pool deck

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When there’s cause for celebration in the cruise industry, that means water cannons! And this ship sailing from the United States is definitely cause for celebration.

port everglades celebrity edge

Another water cannon photo, because why not?

water cannon port everglades celebrity edge

Another look at the Magic Carpet.

magic carpet celebrity edge

Heading out! For most of the passengers on this sailing, we’re guessing this was one of the happiest sail away of their lives.

celebrity edge port everglades sail away

So much happening in the photo below!

celebrity edge magic carpet

Passing that last little bit of land before heading out to the open sea! It’s feeling real now!

port everglades fort lauderdale

The pilot boat can be seen below coming alongside the ship to pick up the pilot that navigated the ship out of the port.

pilot boat everglades celebrity edge

The stunning view from Doug’s cabin — we’ll take a view like this, please!

celebrity edge sea magic carpet

We hope you enjoyed this little gallery of photos from embarkation day on Celebrity Edge!

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