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Celebrity Edge

Capacity
2918
Crew
1320
Tonnage
129,500
Length
306 m (1,004 ft)
First voyage
2018
Decks
15

Celebrity Edge is an Edge-class cruise ship operated by Celebrity Cruises. She is the lead vessel of the Edge class in the fleet, and at 130,818 GT, she is currently the largest ship in the fleet by gross tonnage.

She commenced operations in December 2018.

History

Planning

On 4 December 2014, Celebrity Cruises' parent company, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., announced that they had finalized an order with STX France for two new ships... Read more

Celebrity Edge

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
2918
Crew: 
1320
Tonnage: 
129,500
Length: 
306 m (1,004 ft)
Beam: 
39 m (128 ft)
First voyage: 
2018
Decks: 
15

Celebrity Edge is an Edge-class cruise ship operated by Celebrity Cruises. She is the lead vessel of the Edge class in the fleet, and at 130,818 GT, she is currently the largest ship in the fleet by gross tonnage.

She commenced operations in December 2018.

History

Planning

On 4 December 2014, Celebrity Cruises' parent company, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., announced that they had finalized an order with STX France for two new ships that would compose a new class of vessels for the Celebrity Cruises fleet. Known under Project EDGE, these two new ships were planned to be at 117,000 GT each, with a guest capacity of 2,900 passengers. Deliveries were planned for Fall 2018 and early 2020 for the two vessels, respectively. Each ship is reported to come at a cost of $1 billion.

Construction

Celebrity Cruises marked the inauguration of construction for the first new Edge class vessel with the steel-cutting ceremony on 21 November 2016 at the STX France shipyard. On the same day, Celebrity Cruises announced the name of the first newbuild as Celebrity Edge, and her sister ship as Celebrity Beyond, which was later changed to Celebrity Apex in July 2018.

Celebrity Edge had its keel-laying and coin ceremony at STX France on 21 June 2017, six months following the steel-cutting. She was officially launched on 23 January 2018, marking its float-out from the shipyard. On 27 July 2018, she began her first round of sea trials and completed them four days later, on 1 August. Her second and final round of sea trials were performed in September 2018.

Delivery and christening

23 months after construction began, Celebrity Edge was delivered to Celebrity Cruises on 31 October 2018.

In April 2017, Celebrity Cruises named Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, as the godmother to Celebrity Edge and upon the ship's arrival in Fort Lauderdale, she christened the ship on 4 December 2018.

Design and facilities

Of the ship's newest features, her most notable is an orange protruding platform, called the "Magic Carpet," that is suspended along the starboard side of the ship, which is designed to facilitate safer and more accessible tender embarkation and disembarkation, as well as host dining and lounge space while the ship is at sea. Celebrity Edge is also installed with balcony staterooms, called "infinite verandas," that incorporate the outward patio of the balcony into the stateroom by moving the steel superstructure of the ship inward.

The ship's bow is also designed to maximize fuel efficiency by having a parabolic shape that vertically rises towards its decks, as opposed to the bulbous bows with a raked design commonly found on passenger ships.

Route

Following her delivery, Celebrity Edge jumpstarted her inaugural season on 6 November 2018 with a transatlantic sailing from France to her homeport of Port Everglades. As a result of construction moving faster than expected, Celebrity Cruises announced four short, three-day preview cruises on 21 November, 24 November, 1 December, and 6 December. Her official maiden voyage started on 9 December 2018, calling in the Western Caribbean ports of Key West, Grand Cayman, and Costa Maya.

As of December 2018, Celebrity Edge homeports in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at Port Everglades and operates Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings during the winter season. The ship spent summer 2019 cruising around Europe and the Mediterranean before returning to Port Everglades in the fall to resume sailing Caribbean itineraries.

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Attractions on Celebrity Edge


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Magic Carpet

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Prepare yourself for some of the best views aboard as you soar over the open ocean on the Magic Carpet. The highlight of our outward-facing vision, this incredible engineering feat is the world’s f...
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Tuscan Restaurant

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Step inside and discover the delicious ambiance — a modern classical design centered around Italian fashion and film. Savor mouthwatering cuisine inspired by authentic southern Italian eateries, fe...
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Fine Cut Steakhouse

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Discover an upscale steak and seafood experience where service is elevated to an art form and a space that’s warm and inviting with a glamorous palette of rich ruby, amber, and gold design elements...
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Salon

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We’re thrilled to be partnering with Kerastase®, one of the world’s most advanced luxury haircare brands, to create the ultimate salon experience at The Spa. Not only will this be the first Kerasta...
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The Retreat Lounge

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Exclusive to Suite Class guests, and open 24/7 for beverages, gourmet bites and live entertainment.
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Normandie Restaurant

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With ties to our elegant Murano specialty restaurant on many of our ships and a nostalgic nod to Celebrity Summit® (wooden panels from the ship are incorporated into the design), Normandie Restaura...
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Raw On Five

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Using both raw and refined elements with earth tones, pearlescent accents, and natural textures, we’ve created a sophisticated yet approachable restaurant. The dramatic raw bar display at the entra...
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Treatment Rooms

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Choose from a number of enticing services, each one ending with the mellow tones of sound therapy. Our treatments and therapies include the Salt Stone Therapy, ELEMIS® Thousand Flower Detox Wrap, a...
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Outdoor Deck

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It is a cozy place to enjoy sunny days and starry nights.
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Destination Gateway

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The Destination Gateway is a modern, multi-purpose area on Celebrity Edge that transforms from a luxury embarkation station into an intimate setting for destination enrichment talks and additional ...

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