Celebrity Edge – the ultimate guide

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Celebrity Edge is the newest ship from Celebrity Cruises and will be the first ship to debut as part of the new Edge Class. It will begin sailing at the end of 2018.

Stats:

  • 129,500 tons
  • 2918-passenger ship
  • 1320 crew
  • 1467 cabins (918 Edge Staterooms with Infinite Verandas)
  • 15 decks
  • first ship to be designed entirely in 3-D
  • second Edge-class ship – Celebrity Beyond – is scheduled for delivery in spring 2020
  • two other ships will arrive in 2021 and 2022
  • built by STX France
Celebrity Edge
Celebrity Edge

Designers:

  • Outdoor public spaces: Tom Wright
  • Interior Design: Kelly Hoppen
Kelly Hoppen
Kelly Hoppen

Interior design elements:

  • a subtle coordinated fusion of the East and the West
  • clean lines and neutral tones
  • geometric pattern, texture
  • vintage glamour
  • charming warmth and sumptuous opulence
  • Fresh, exciting, current and comfortable
  • Modern luxury and elegance
  • small punchy accents of bright colours
  • timeless, harmonious, ultra-luxurious and classic feel
  • carefree and relaxed
  • crisp blues
  • sculptural lighting
  • Layered textures
  • blend the division of indoor and outdoor spaces
  • timeless luxury, rather than a trendy vibe
  • intimate journey
  • sleek and chic
Celebrity Edge Iconic Suite
Celebrity Edge Iconic Suite
Celebrity Edge Sky Suite
Celebrity Edge Sky Suite
Celebrity Edge Royal Suite
Celebrity Edge Royal Suite

Exterior design elements:

  • outdoor spaces are serene outward-facing sanctuaries that showcase ocean views
  • connection to the seas and the world around you
  • unconventional, distinct exterior lines
  • dynamic, innovative and beautiful
  • small-ship itineraries with large-ship amenities
  • destination-rich experiences and iconic architecture

Target customers:

  • an elite ship for for affluent travelers
    • Younger cruisers
    • New to cruising
    • Luxury travelers who may have  have overlooked cruising previously

Innovations:

  • Magic Carpet
    • A 90-ton platform or mini-deck that slides up and down between decks vertically like an elevator
      • at its lowest station it becomes a stylish embarkation station called Destination Gateway
      • raised to Deck 5, it becomes an alfresco dining space
      • on Deck 14 it’s an extension to the pool area, sometimes with a DJ
      • at its highest level it’s an alternative restaurant in the eveings  called “Dinner on the Edge”
    • tennis court-sized, open-air
    • features a bar and space for live music
  • Infinite verandas
    • allows passengers to merge their balcony and living room at the touch of a button by floor-to-ceiling windows that retract leaving nothing but a simple glass railing between your living room furniture and the sea or other surroundings of the ship
    • creates a wide-open indoor space that is about 23% larger than traditional balcony cabins
    • bathrooms gain an extra 20 percent of square footage
  •  Eden
    • a 7000 square feet restaurant at the aft of the ship spanning three decks that is said to feature more outward-facing glass than any other room at sea
    • 18-foot tall wall of plants over a bar called the Eden bar that uses ingredients from the plants in its drinks
    • relaxing lounge during the day and dinner theater venue at night with aerialists and musicians
  • Jogging track that spans two decks
  • Rooftop Garden
    • relaxation area to the aft of the pooldeck
  • new Celebrity app
    • checking in for cruise vacation
    • unlocking stateroom door
    • controlling rooms temperature and lighting
    • concierge services
    • ship map
    • daily event schedule
    • sends notifications for the things passengers told the cruise line they are interested in to enhance entire cruise vacatin experience
Celebrity Edge Magic Carpry
Celebrity Edge Magic Carpet

Celebrity Edge balcony stateroom
Celebrity Edge balcony stateroom
Celebrity Edge Eden entrance day
Celebrity Edge Eden entrance day

Accommodations:

  • Iconic Suite
    • Over 2,600 square feet
    • two bedrooms, two bathrooms
    • panoramic windows that envelope the dining room, living room and bedrooms
    • 700 square fee veranda will offer 270-degree view of the ocean
    • located above the bridge
    • cool gray tones with pops of yellow and mauve
    • located above the bridge
  • Edge Villas
    • 950 square feet
    • one bedroom, two bathrooms
    • Duplex stateroom with two stories of windows offering full views of the ocean
    • private plunge pools
    • direct walk-out access to the Retreat Sundeck
    • grey tones with pops of green from the furnishing and plants that are placed throughout the suite
    • located above the bridge
  • Penthouse Suite
    • two bedrooms, two bathrooms
    • soaking tub on veranda
    • large dual walk-through showers
    • expansive walk-in closets
    • hot tub
    • baby grand piano in living -room
    • grays, creams and navy
  • Also like on Celebrity Cruises’ other ships, Celebrity Edge will have other suite and stateroom staples
    • Royal Suites
    • Celebrity Suites
    • Sky Suite
    • Aqua Class
    • Concierge Class
  • For suite guests only:
    • butler service
    • access to exclusive specialty restaurants
    • access to the Retreat Lounge and Sundeck
    • Eucalyptus-treated cashmere mattresses from Italy
    • Bulgari bath amenities
    • a bar set up based on one own’s preferences
  • Infinite Veranda
    • floor to ceiling glass windows
    • glass slides down with a push of a button
  • Sunset Veranda
    • located on the stern of the ship
    • largest veranda of all Edge Class staterooms at 89 square feet
  • 99% of the accommodations have king-size beds
  • Edge Sinlge
    • Infinite Veranda
    • queen-size bed
Celebrity Edge Iconic Suite
Celebrity Edge Iconic Suite

Celebrity Edge Penthouse
Celebrity Edge Penthouse
Celebrity Edge Aqua Class stateroom
Celebrity Edge Aqua Class stateroom
Celebrity Edge Concierge Class stateroom
Celebrity Edge Concierge Class stateroom

Dining:

  • 29 distinct venues to enjoy food and beverages
    • Specialty Dining
      • Fine Cut Steakhouse
        • modern, featuring a private dining-room inside the restaurant
        • Signature Dish: USDA dry-aged sirloin steak
      • Raw on 5
        • seafood, including
        • sashimi, hand-rolled sushi
        • design of the restaurant is raw and refined, based on an oyster shell
        • bright, light and explosive flavours
        • can be expanded by the Magic Carpet to offer an al fresco dining experience
      • Le Grand Bistro
        • Celebrity’s version of a French bistro
        • open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
        • design is contemporary
        • innovative versions of classic French dishes
        • features a to-go section
      • Le Petit Chef
        • inside Le Grand Bistro
        • fusion of entertainment and dining
        • the tabletop is brought to life with an animated character who appears beside the diners’ plates and prepares each course in front of them
      • Martini Bar
        • in the heart of the Grand Plaza
      • Rooftop Garden Grill
      • located on top deck
        • simple BBQ-style fare
      • Eden Restaurant
        • magical, whimsical
          • open-air kitchen
          • seeks interaction between the guest and the dish
          • blend of culinary offerings and performance art
            • experiential dishes served by performers known as Edenists
      • Dinner on the Edge
        • locally sourced ingredients from wherever ship is that evening used to execute a meal served on the Magic Carpet when it is parked on the top deck
      • Cafe Al Bacio
        • specialty coffees and sweet treats
      • Spa Cafe & Juice Bar
        • healthy bits, smoothies and fresh-squeezed juice
      • Il Secondo Bacio
        • grab and go counter
    • Complimentary Dining
      • no Main Dining Room, instead four distinct resstaurants
        • Tuscan Restaurant
          • modern Italian – guests will feature the fashion and the art that Italy is known for
          • a portion of the restaurant will feature southern Italian food and the rest of the menu will feature the best of Celebrity’s award-winning Main Dining Room favorites
          • freshly made pastas
        • Normandie
          • sophisticated, romantic French restaurant
          • traditional flavors and ingredients, but presented in a new and refreshing way
          • pays tribute to the Murano restaurant on other Celebrity ships
        • Cyprus Restaurant
          • a nod to the Mediterranean and Celebrity’s Greek heritage
          • pan Mediterranean food
            • fresh and light
        • Cosmopolitan
          •  the entrance of the restaurant feels like a wine cellar
          • restaurant has the feel of a city like New York or L.A.
          • ‘a night out on the town’
          • upscale and refined menu with global influences
          • new American cuisine
      • Luminae Restaurant
        • exclusively for Suite Class guests
        • at the top of the ship
        • a little bit more elegant than elsewhere on the ship
      • Blu
        • exclusively for Aqua Class guests
        • each dish is put together utilizing three distinct ingredients that complement one another
      • Ocenaview Cafe
        • buffet
      • Mast grill
        • poolside grill
      • Eden Cafe
        • breakfast and lunch with smaller outdoor areas
      • Grand Plaza Cafe
        • small cafe

Celebrity Edge Blue restaurant
Celebrity Edge Blue restaurant
Celebrity Edge Rooftop Garden Grill
Celebrity Edge Rooftop Garden Grill
Celebrity Edge Raw on 5
Celebrity Edge Raw on 5
Celebrity Edge Le Grand Bistro
Celebrity Edge Le Grand Bistro
Celebrity Edge Tuscan Grille
Celebrity Edge Tuscan Grille

Celebrity Edge Eden Cafe
Celebrity Edge Eden Cafe

Public Spaces:

  • Suite Sundeck
  • Pool area
    • called Resort Deck
    • chaise lounges facing out to seas
    • asymmetrical space with abstract art installations like sculptural trees
    • two martini glass-shaped hot tubs
    • poolside cabanas for rent with 20-foot ceilings
  • Rooftop Garden
    • combines  popular top-deck Lawn Club on Solstice-class ship with the Rooftop terrace on Millennium-class ships
    • filled with live greenery
    • tree sculptures that are used by musical performers as seats
    • yoga, games and activites during the day
    • at night live music and Celebrity Cruises’ ‘A Taste of Film’, which pairs movies and dining
  • Solarium
    • adults-only relaxation area
Celebrity Edge Suite Sundeck
Celebrity Edge Suite Sundeck

 

Celebrity Edge Pool Deck
Celebrity Edge Pool Deck
Celebrity Edge Solarium
Celebrity Edge Solarium
Celebrity Edge Solarium
Celebrity Edge Solarium

Itineraries:

  • seven-night alternating eastern and western Caribbean itineraries out of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale
  • seven-, nine-, 10- and 11-night Mediterranean cruises out of Barcelona (Spain) and Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

 

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