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This Is What a Typical Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Edge Looks Like

Are you wondering what it would be like to set sail on the most anticipated ship of the year? We’ve put together a curated Celebrity Edge vacation, from start to finish, complete with shore excursions, specialty restaurant recommendations, and more luxurious amenities than you can imagine in one vacation.

Beginning in December, 2018, Celebrity will begin offering Eastern Caribbean cruises among the first available sailings on Celebrity Edge. For our Celebrity Edge curated getaway, we’ve selected the December 30th Eastern Caribbean itinerary.

Sunday, December 30, 2018 – Embarkation Day: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

As soon as you arrive to Port Everglades, your luxurious vacation begins before you’ve even boarded the ship. You’ll be among the first to experience what we’re calling a ‘Frictionless Arrival’ – Celebrity’s absolutely seamless check-in process – in our stunning first-ever Celebrity-designed cruise terminal, Terminal 25.

Once aboard, you’ll be met with the breathtaking beauty that’s been carefully crafted into every designed detail of the ship. A myriad of choices awaits you, and the hardest decision you’ll have to make will be choosing which venue to visit first.

Since it’s your first time on board, we recommend heading up to the Rooftop Garden for a relaxing afternoon of live music, fresh bites, and refreshing cocktails as you wave goodbye to Ft. Lauderdale and set sail for the Caribbean.

Monday, December 31, 2018 – At Sea

Having a sea day as your first full day on board is the perfect way to get to know the ins and outs of this revolutionary new ship.

Spend your morning with the whole family and explore The Club for a little friendly competition in Drone Hunting or carefully find your way through the Laser Maze.

When it’s time to stop for lunch, head to Cosmopolitan Restaurant – one of the four main restaurants on board – and enjoy some of our chef’s creative new dishes in a style that’s uniquely American, yet globally-inspired.

 

The afternoon is the perfect time to check out the ship’s reimagined Pool Deck. With the largest pool in our fleet, an outward-facing terrace with sweeping ocean views, two totally unique two-story martini hot tubs, and cozy poolside cabanas, this area just begs for ultimate relaxation.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan is a world-renowned destination, known for its gorgeous, sweeping landscapes – from white-sand beaches to lush green rainforests to underground caves. But Puerto Rico – and specifically San Juan – is perhaps best known for the deliciously diverse flavors and fresh rum cocktails that originate here.

Venture off the beaten path to discover some of Old San Juan’s best-kept flavor secrets. As you stroll through the colorful streets of Old San Juan, you’ll learn about the city’s fascinating history and culture, and about the traditional cuisine that makes this region so popular. Stop in for refreshing cocktails and savory bites in some of the favorite local ‘mom and pop’ restaurants and try your hand at preparing some delectable dishes yourself.

Back on board, you won’t want to miss Eve at Eden – a scintillating, sensory, and interactive performance-meets-dining experience in our brand new transformative space, Eden – where nature is organically blended with design, performance art, and cuisine.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 – Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Both scenic and rich with a fascinating history, the stunning island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands is one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the world. The breathtaking crystal blue color of the waters that surround this island, and its strikingly diverse and colorful marine life make Tortola ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and beaching.

The best way to take advantage of this beautiful Caribbean island is by spending the afternoon exploring the Virgin Gorda Baths. You’ll set out on a scenic boat ride that will take you to the Baths of Virgin Gorda – named for the giant boulders, or batholiths, that form some of the most beautiful clear-water pools and natural grottos on the island. Enjoy free time to snorkel, swim, or simply sunbathe on the nearby pristine beach.

After you’ve worked up a healthy appetite in the Caribbean sun, you’ll be craving something delicious for dinner. Make reservations to experience the delectable contemporary French cuisine in Normandie. The casual ambiance of a springtime romance in Paris meets upscale, refined décor to provide you with an unparalleled European dining experience.

Thursday, January 3, 2019 – Philipsburg, St. Maarten

The charm of St. Maarten is difficult to match, both in surrounding Caribbean islands and around the world. Whether you’re on the French side (Saint Martin) or the Dutch side (Sint Maarten), you won’t be disappointed by what you experience.

One of the best ways to truly take in the beauty of St. Maarten is by sailing around the island on a luxurious catamaran. Step aboard the Golden Eagle and embark on a relaxing cruise past pristine beaches, lush green landscapes, and quaint fishing villages before stopping for a refreshing swim and snorkel in a secluded quiet cove. Breathe in the fresh sea breeze, soak up some island rays, and enjoy rhythmic Caribbean melodies, delicious sandwiches, and rum cocktails as you make your way back to the ship.

After a day in the sun, you may opt for a more relaxing and casual dinner back on board. Head to the spacious, open-aired Rooftop Garden Grill for a light gourmet backyard BBQ dinner under the stars.

Friday, January 4, 2019 – At Sea

Your second sea day offers an exciting array of new adventures to explore on board. Begin your day the right way with breakfast in Eden Café. Three-story windows let in the shimmering morning light while you sip your favorite specialty coffee, enjoy casual breakfast bites, and take in the magical sweeping ocean views that surround you.

After breakfast, enjoy an exciting game of trivia in The Club or enter your family in an Archery tournament in the Rooftop Garden. When it’s time to stop for lunch, you’ll make your way to our one-of-a-kind Magic Carpet – the outward-facing, floating platform that offers some of the best views on board. Here, you’ll find comfortable seating in a shaded, al fresco setting and unforgettably unique dishes to satisfy any palette.

Ready for an afternoon of relaxation? Try one of the most popular spots on every ship in our fleet – the Solarium. The same relaxing covered pool ambiance awaits you, except the Solarium on Celebrity Edge boasts a re-envisioned, more serene adults-only atmosphere, perfect for unwinding at sea.

What better time than Friday night to indulge your refined palette in a premium choice steak and fresh seafood dinner? Make reservations for dinner at Fine Cut Steakhouse and enter a warm, inviting ambiance with fine dining sophistication, flavorful dishes hand-crafted by our Michelin-starred chef, and an extensive wine list to bring you the ultimate dining experience.

Nothing completes your day at sea like watching a phenomenal performance in the brand-new Theatre on Celebrity Edge. With a main stage that extends out into the audience, rotating spiral staircases, aerial rigging, and three moving LED backdrops that are designed to change and interact with the performance as it happens on stage, going to a show in this dynamic and revolutionary theater is a truly immersive and unparalleled experience.

Saturday, January 5, 2019 – At Sea

Start out with a delicious, freshly-brewed specialty coffee and pastry of your choosing from Café Al Bacio – one of the most popular spots on board all of our ships.

Take advantage of your final day on board to visit the soothing, rejuvenating Spa on Celebrity Edge – with all-new, never-before-seen services, treatments, and amenities. Clear your mind, body, and soul at the SEA Thermal Suite – designed with elements inspired by the Sea, Earth, and Air. Relax in the Hammam – our modern take on a traditional Turkish bath – or take a load off in the Float Room – where you’ll become lighter than air and your worries will simply float away.

After a full day of pampering, break for dinner in Le Grand Bistro with the newest member of our Celebrity team – Le Petit Chef™. Sit back and relax as a tiny animated chef appears on your plate to offer an amusing little pre-dinner show and prepares each course of your meal right before your eyes.

Finish the night off with some live music, dancing and cocktails under the stars in the Rooftop Garden. The concert goes until midnight, so you can make the most of your last night on board.

Sunday, January 6, 2019 – Disembarkation Day: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Arrive back in Ft. Lauderdale with a smile on your face, plenty of memories to share, and plans to book your next exciting cruise on Celebrity Edge!

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