THE GARDEN OF EDEN…ON A CRUISE SHIP
April 14, 2016
Tell us this: when you think of cruising, do these words come to mind?
No? Well then, you’d better change your perception of cruising because the latest reveal of the new Celebrity Edge ship is delivering that and much more, so you’d also better get used to these words epitomizing your vacations at sea:
Modern. Luxurious. Immersive.
But back to those first three adjectives. They describe Eden, an incredible, action-filled dining experience Celebrity Cruises is offering onboard Celebrity Edge.
The space for Eden on the ship is remarkable. It expands upwards across three decks with a background of glass windows (almost 7,000 square feet of glass!) and feels like a nature wonderland. The design for Eden even incorporates in the Fibonacci sequence, or “Golden Ratio,” a design pattern often found in nature and which has been incorporated into stunning works of art and architecture around the world. Now this pattern will be delighting passengers on Celebrity Edge.
Garden of Eden
Upon entering Eden, you’ll be met with an atmosphere that is nature-filled and like a garden. Beyond the interior ambiance are those glass windows, which provide panoramic views of the sea. After the sun goes down, the space turns inwards and sets the stage for a world-class performance that will amaze diners.
Start your morning on Celebrity Edge surrounded by a calm, natural oasis in Eden. Participate in Yoga or take a seat and enjoy a coffee while you gaze at the ocean or the hanging live plant pillars.
Enjoy the Eden environment in the afternoon while you take part in an enrichment seminar or class, like wine tasting or culinary demonstrations. You also may see an aerialist hanging from the ceiling because, again, this is no ordinary cruise space.
In the evenings, Eden is transformed into Eve at Eden, when the entire space comes alive through artistic performances and delectable cuisine, fused together to create an experience unlike nothing else at sea that will indulge all of the guests’ senses. The cuisine itself will be experiential with elements of surprise and is incorporated into the whole experience — this isn’t your typical sit-down restaurant dining experience.
The performance breaks all the “rules” of typical cruise ship entertainment. The characters, called “Edenists,” in this show are immersed among the audience and will even be serving your cuisine.
After the performance, guests can head up to deck 5 to a bar framed by an 18-foot Library of Plants where they can get a cocktail made that incorporates herbs straight from that library.
One thing that ensured Eden would live up to the vision Celebrity Cruises had come up with was to work with world-renowned designers. That team was made up of architect Scott Butler and designer Patricia Urquoila. They used their years of expertise to create a space that is connected to the sea and is truly transformative, no matter what time of day guests visit it. Variety Worldwide, known for their unconventional theatrical performances like Queen of the Night, was also brought on to help put together an unforgettable theater journey that makes guests feel as if they are part of the performance. Don’t expect it to be like anything you’ve seen at sea – or beyond – before.
More on Celebrity Edge
To learn more about Celebrity Edge, click here.
Celebrity Edge’s first sailing will depart December 16, 2018, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which will also serve as Celebrity Edge’s homeport. Celebrity Edge will offer two different itineraries from Fort Lauderdale. One will be an Eastern Caribbean cruise that visits San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten. The other itinerary option sails around the Western Caribbean and stops in Key West, Florida; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; and George Town, Grand Cayman. You can visit all ports of call and make your vacation a 14-night one by booking back-to-back sailings.
Bookings are already open for Celebrity Edge, and you can secure your vacation on this innovative ship by visiting www.CelebrityCruises.com/Edge or by speaking with your travel agent. And stay tuned for more Celebrity Edge in the coming years – three sister ships to the Celebrity Edge will be debuting in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Ready to book your spot on Celebrity Edge before sailings are sold out?