The new Celebrity Edge comes out in 2018 and will spend it’s first summer in the Med before heading to North America in the fall.
She will offer 7 to 11 Nt itineraries in Europe and then 7 Nt cruises in the Caribbean.
This ship will be unlike anything out there and will redefine the cruise experience.
For example, with a push of a button, the floor-to-ceiling windows of Celebrity Edge-class staterooms retract like a super-sleek garage door, leaving nothing but a simple glass railing between your living room furniture and the crystal-blue sea.
By redefining the balcony, Celebrity is able to expand cabins right up to the edge of the ship—almost like an infinity pool. As a result, stateroom floor plans are (on average) 23 percent larger than before, with bathrooms gaining an extra 20 percent of square footage. This is a feat of engineering much larger than meets the eye: Currently, balconies help distribute the weight of a boat, and bringing them indoors requires boatbuilders to redesign the vessel’s support system. Making ships bigger isn’t the answer if you’re looking for increased square footage, either, as many ships are already too large to dock in popular ports. (They solve that issue by dropping anchor off shore and ferrying guests to land in smaller boats.)
Suites have traditionally made up five percent of Celebrity’s room stock; on Edge ships, they’ll represent 12 percent of the accommodations. Included are six duplex villas that shed the traditional décor you’ll find on, say, luxury cruise line Cunard’s two-floor suites—instead, they have private plunge pools and direct access to the one of the ship’s sundecks. Eucalyptus-treated cashmere mattresses from Italy, Bulgari bath amenities, butler service, packing and unpacking support, and a bar that’s set up based on your own preferences: They’re just a few of the signature amenities for suite guests. “They look like a beautiful hotel that just happens to float,” said Lutoff-Perlo, who added that if you opt for the penthouse suite, you’ll get a better view than the captain. “It’s set right over the bridge,” she said.
To read more about the Celebrity Edge, check out the article USA Today did this week on the ship.
Celebrity Cruise Lines offers interline rates on most sailings into 2018, including the brand new Celebrity Edge, thru InterlineTravel.com – 800 766-2911 with no extra booking fees added to the price.