Cruise News2018's Hottest New Cruise Ship, Celebrity Edge

2018’s Hottest New Cruise Ship, Celebrity Edge

2018’s hottest new cruise ship, Celebrity Edge, will make its debut in six months. This latest cruise ship from Celebrity Cruises promises to be unlike anything at else at sea. It will be the cruise line’s first new cruise ship in six years.

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Here is a look at why Celebrity Edge is Cruise Fever’s hottest new cruise ship for 2018.

Perched on the starboard side of the ship, the Magic Carpet makes Celebrity Edge’s distinctive, sleek profile recognizable from miles away. With its stunning, open-air panoramic, outward-facing ocean views, Magic Carpet is designed with a yacht-like, breezy, and casual vibe, with comfortable seating, a full bar, and space for live music performances, making it the place to see and be seen. The size of a tennis court, this incredible engineering feat is the world’s first cantilevered venue that travels 13 stories.

This spectacular space is repositioned alongside several decks and transforms into a new and exciting venue depending on which deck it’s positioned.

Guests can soak up the sun and hand-crafted cocktails at the beautiful pool while lounging comfortable, take a dip in the 75-foot lap pool, relax in one of the spectacular martini glass-shaped hot tubs suspended elegantly in the air on the slenderest glass stem that bookend the pool, or sprint along the nearly quarter-mile-long two-deck jogging track.

Shimmering at one end of the pool is a larger-than-life artistic mirror installation designed by Tom Wright – an ever-changing, abstract piece positioned above the Pool Bar. The pool deck is full of oversized sculptural pieces that set this space apart from any other at sea. An example is the dramatic, unique tree sculptures that add an air of whimsy and create an intimate setting at night when lit up.

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Also on the expansive Resort Deck, which stretches from bow to stern of the ship, is one of the most popular spaces on any Celebrity ship – the adults-only Solarium. Celebrity Edge continues the tradition of offering a covered pool area where adults can unwind in modern luxury style.

The chic atmosphere of The Retreat Sundeck rivals any high-end resort. This spacious outdoor lounge area, which includes The Retreat Pool and The Retreat Pool Bar, makes it easy to unplug with plush, stylish furniture, a full-sized pool, and a hot tub. Guests can relax in hanging chairs while the water laps beneath their feet or lay back in the shaded resort-style cabanas and soak up the nearly 240-degree panoramic views on the forward end of the ship.

The Rooftop Garden, tended to daily by a resident horticulturist, is the perfect place for guests to enjoy interactive games and activities throughout the day, or enjoy the not-to-be-missed evening entertainment where food and film merge during “A Taste of Film,” and pop-up live music performances from the unexpected treetop sculptures.

The most transformational aspect of the new stateroom design is the introduction of the Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda. These revolutionary rooms take the standard veranda stateroom and, with the touch of a button, blur – even erase – the boundaries between inside and outside. The entire living space becomes the veranda, letting guests walk right out to the water’s edge.

Another new category of suites are the two-level Edge Villas, which offer stunning, outward-facing views, private plunge pools and direct walk-out access to The Retreat Sundeck, a convenience reserved exclusively for Edge Villa guests.

With two stories of windows in the two-level atrium stairway that look out over the terrace, featuring a three-foot-deep plunge pool and inviting lounge furniture, to the incredible ocean views from even the bathroom, it’s an open and airy environment that truly invites the outside in, and vice versa.

The Iconic Suite veranda, which adds 700 sq. ft. to the grand total space of the suite, also sits above the wing of the bridge, with a hot tub, a shaded private, resort-style cabana, and sweeping views of the ocean.

Eden Restaurant will be the perfect blend of world-class cuisine and performance art. It’s not just a restaurant, it’s something one has to experience. It’s immersive, sensory, visual, fun and delicious.

Inspired by classic French bistros, the mouthwatering sights, scents, and sounds of a bustling boulangerie-patisserie will excite guests almost as much as the food itself at Le Grand Bistro. The ambience changes from morning to evening, and the venues offers seating options that range from the planter-edged sidewalk to the inner café with stunning views of the sea. So, every time guests eat here, it’s a whole new experience.

Discover Fine Cut Steakhouse, an upscale dining experience for dinner with service that’s 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. While the design creates an ambience of sophistication, the cuisine offers up the sizzle—literally. With a wide selection of the choicest cuts of meat to the freshest premium seafood, there’s something here for everyone.

Step inside Tuscan Restaurant and discover the delicious ambience of a modern classical design inspired by Italian fashion and film. Guests will savor mouthwatering cuisine inspired by authentic Italian eateries, featuring all homemade pastas prepared with a rustic flare. Guests’ taste buds will get a tour of Italy without even stepping ashore.

With ties to Celebrity Cruises’ elegant Murano specialty restaurant on many of the brand’s ships, and a nostalgic nod to Celebrity Summit (wooden panels from the ship are incorporated into the design), Normandie Restaurant features contemporary French cuisine in a modern, upscale, refined atmosphere that evokes the romance of springtime in Paris, with a color palette reminiscent of cherry blossoms in full bloom. Guests can enjoy regional European wines, deliciously uniquely cocktails, tantalizing starters, and mouthwatering entrées.

Living and breathing at the heart of the Eden Restaurant on Deck 4 is the Tree of Life, the continuation of tradition and evolution of the iconic living tree installation onboard Celebrity’s heralded Solstice Class ships.

Celebrity Edge will sail her maiden season out of Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  The ship will sail seven night cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.  View Prices on Cruises on Celebrity Edge

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Ben Souza
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