The keel laying ceremony took place earlier today for Celebrity Cruises’ revolutionary new cruise ship, Celebrity Edge.
The laying of the keel marks the official start of construction of a new cruise ship. The ceremony took place at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire.
Celebrity Edge, the first of the Edge Class of ships from Celebrity Cruises, will sail to the Eastern and Western Caribbean out of Port Everglades starting in December 2018. Earlier this year, Celebrity Cruises announced many of the groundbreaking features that will be featured on this revolutionary new cruise ship.
Features on Celebrity Edge will include:
The Resort Deck offers endless ways to enjoy the outdoors and connect with the sea. It includes everything from an asymmetrical outward-facing pool deck to a jogging track that winds up, down, and around the new Rooftop Garden—a living urban playscape inspired by childhood playgrounds. Collectively, the Resort Deck is unlike any other outdoor space at sea. Or anywhere else on earth.
Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda
Staterooms that go right to the water’s edge with the touch of a button. Infinite Verandas that take your whole room right to the water’s edge at the touch of a button, giving you open air access to the sea whenever you wish. Exclusive Cashmere Collection bedding and mattresses handcrafted in Italy. With Celebrity Edge, the focus is always on modern luxury—even when you sleep.
There will be also be 16 staterooms for solo travelers.
As the sun sets, the groundbreaking spaces on Celebrity Edge transform to deliver completely new experiences. By day, outward-facing ocean views, ever-changing abstract artwork, and unexpected entertainment create a luxurious resort-style atmosphere. At night, ambient lighting, unique al fresco dining, and live music set the scene for energy, intimacy, and elegance.
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 first cantilevered, floating platform that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level.
The Magic Carpet is designed with comfortable seating, a full bar, and space for live music performances, so it truly is a destination itself on Celebrity Edge. But depending on the positioning, its mood and function changes—providing exciting new venues, incredible visual perspectives, and a distinct experience on every deck it visits.
Celebrity Edge continues the tradition of offering a covered pool area where adults can unwind in modern luxury style. Here, Celebrity turned again to Tom Wright for the design, and he used the ocean itself as his inspiration.
The Solarium now features a three-dimensional art wall that represents the beautiful colors and movement of the ocean. It’s the perfect complement to the serene atmosphere where you can restore both your tan and your sanity.
So not only did Celebrity create The Destination Gateway—a new multi-purpose area that serves as a luxury embarkation station, but they are also introducing the industry-leading Edge Launches which have been newly reimagined for an improved tender experience.
Featuring bucket seats, air conditioning, large windows for stunning sea-level views, and more space, Edge Launches are designed to get you to your destination in modern luxury style. Just like Celebrity Edge.