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Celebrity Cruises Outlines New Edge-Class Ship

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Celebrity Cruises has unveiled today new features and details on their upcoming ship, Celebrity Edge.  The first in its class, the vessel will include expanded staterooms, a moving Magic Carpet platform on the side of the ship, and stunning suites all in a modern, luxury design.

Designed completely in 3D, the 2,918-guest Celebrity Edge aims to make global travelers redefine how they experience the world and how intimate a vacation can be.

Design

This is Celebrity’s first new ship class in 10 years, and they spared nothing in bringing together a design and architectural dream team from around the world for it.  Key members include renowned interior designer Kelly Hoppen, MBE of Kelly Hoppen Interiors and visionary architect Tom Wright of WKK.  American designer Nate Berkus serves as the ship’s design ambassador.  Together with other designers who will be revealed later, the team came up with fresh, exciting, modern, and comfortable designs – the essence of Celebrity’s style.

Accommodations

New stateroom designs erase the boundaries between traditional ship cabins and their verandas, creating a closer connection to the ocean.  The new Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda turns cabins into a seamless space.  With the touch of a button guests can have open-air access to the sea, bringing the outside in and the inside out.  Guests will also be able to control lighting, shades, temperature, and service with the touch of a button.  The design of these rooms adds 23 percent more square footage and 10 percent larger bathrooms than the Solstice class.

Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda – rendering: Celebrity Cruises

The Retreat

The ultimate sanctuary for world travelers will be the new private utopia called The Retreat, which includes a private pool, sundeck, and lounge with 24/7 butler service and an exclusive Suite Class restaurant – Luminae @ The Retreat.

With Edge, the cruise line has more than doubled the number of suites, adding two additional categories.  At the top of the ship above the bridge are two new Iconic Suites, which feature two bedrooms, two bathrooms, panoramic windows, and a 700 square foot veranda with 270 degree ocean views.  Another new Suite Class comprises of six split-level Edge Villas, which offer two stories of windows, private plunge pools, and direct walk-out access to The Retreat Sundeck.  The Penthouse Suites feature large soaking tubs on the veranda, large walk-through showers, and expansive walk-in closets.  There are also 146 large, outward-facing Sky Suites on the vessel.

Iconic Suite veranda – rendering: Celebrity Cruises

Destination Experience

The Rooftop Garden is one of many spaces aboard Celebrity Edge that will lure guests out for relaxation and fun.  Designed by architect Tom Wright, the space will be tended daily by a resident horticulturalist and will be home to games and activities during the day, and live music and a music-and-movie pairing experience at night.

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The Rooftop Garden – rendering: Celebrity Cruises

The Magic Carpet

Cantilevered from the side of the ship, the Magic Carpet will make Edge recognizable from miles away.  The size of a tennis court, this engineering feat scales the 16-deck ship through the day and evening, positioning at four of the ship’s decks and transforming into a new experience at each one.

On deck 16, the Magic Carpet becomes a specialty restaurant offering “Dinner on the Edge” for 90 guests.  On deck 14, Magic Carpet becomes an open-air expansion of the main pool area.  On deck 5, it extends one of the specialty restaurants into al fresco seating, and at its lowest position on deck 2, the Magic Carpet is a key component to disembarkation in tender ports, where guests will be whisked away aboard sleek Edge Launches.

Magic Carpet – rendering: Celebrity Cruises

Lido Deck – rendering: Celebrity Cruises

Itinerary

Celebrity Edge will homeport in Fort Lauderdale and make her first voyage on December 16, 2018.  The eastern Caribbean itinerary visits San Juan, Tortola, and St. Maarten.  The western itinerary visits Key West, Costa Maya, Cozumel, and Grand Cayman.  Edge will be joined by three sister ships in 2020, 2021, and 2022.  Voyages aboard Celebrity Edge are now open for booking.

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