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Steel Cut for New Celebrity Ship

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Celebrity’s next generation of cruise ships has officially gone from concept to construction today.  The first piece of steel has been cut at the STX France shipyard for the line’s newest and boldest ship.

The vessel will be called Celebrity Edge, befitting for the many design advances of Celebrity’s first new ship class since 2008.  The cruise line is also announcing today the name of Edge‘s sister ship – Celebrity Beyond. 

photo: Celebrity - Celebrity. President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo cuts the first piece of steel for Celebrity Edge, the first ship of its class. (left to right: Jean-Yves Jaouen, Operations Senior Vice President, Harri Kulovaara, EVP New Build and Innovation, Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises President and CEO, Laurent Castaing, General Manager STX France)

photo: Celebrity – Celebrity. President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo cuts the first piece of steel for Celebrity Edge. (left to right: Jean-Yves Jaouen, Operations Senior VP, Harri Kulovaara, EVP New Build and Innovation, Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises President and CEO, Laurent Castaing, General Manager STX France)

Celebrity’s president and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said “We set the bar high for the architects and designers on Edge class, and we were rewarded with a  stunning design.  Cutting the ship’s first piece of steel is the traditional first step in the shipbuilding process, and I’m excited to see our dreams turn into reality over the next 24 months.”

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Celebrity expects Edge be to delivered in fall 2018.  Celebrity Beyond is scheduled for delivery in spring of 2020, and the third and fourth ships in the class in fall 2021 and 2022.

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