Celebrity Cruises, the company that brought you modern luxury cruising, has done it again. Introducing a revolutionary new ship that’s poised to change the way you experience the world—and a new class of ships designed to shatter all expectations.
When it came time to choose a name for this visionary vessel, we looked to the very thing that makes this ship so unique: the fact that during two years of exploration and excitement, every single design element has been taken to the leading edge of possibility. The name was right there in front of us.
Celebrity Edge. The first in our new Edge Class of ships designed to leave the future behind.
Eden, like so many aspects of Celebrity Edge, represents another revolution in modern luxury travel. It’s a space where nature is so present, we call it “a room that lives.” It’s an experience so multi-faceted and innovative, you won’t find anything else like it as sea—or anywhere. And no two visits to Eden are ever the same.
Celebrity Cruises has continually pushed the cruise industry forward with our stunning ships, and we’re doing it again. Introducing Celebrity Edge—the latest breakthrough in modern luxury travel.
The highlight of our outward-facing vision is the Magic Carpet, an extraordinary venue that changes mood, function, and even its location. This incredible engineering feat is the world’s first cantilevered, floating platform that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level, so you can soar over the open ocean. With breathtaking views, a full bar, and space for live music performances, it truly is a destination itself.
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.
High-ceilinged cabanas that face out to sea for private retreats. Two-story martini hot tubs. In-pool loungers and a 25-yard lap pool, the largest in our fleet. Oversized art installations and an abstract mirror installation positioned magnificently above the Pool Bar. On Celebrity Edge, the Pool Deck has been reimagined into a stunning asymmetrical space with a distinct resort-style atmosphere.
On Celebrity Edge, even our most popular Celebrity spots have undergone a transformation. The adults-only Solarium continues the tradition of a covered pool area where adults can unwind in modern luxury style, but now features a 3D art wall to represent the colors and movement of the ocean. It’s the perfect complement to a serene atmosphere where you can restore both your tan and your sanity.
Designed to awaken the inner-child in all of us, the Rooftop Garden is full of unexpected pleasures day and night. Drift away to the rhythm of live musical performances coming down to you from treetop sculptures. Get caught up in a friendly game of giant chess. Catch a movie at A Taste of Film for an interactive fusion of food and film. Your imagination is your guide in this fantastic garden escape.
A new multi-purpose area that brings our destinations to life, The Destination Gateway is a portal that leads to all things global through onshore exploration and onboard enrichment. When not in use as a luxury embarkation station, the space is transformed into an intimate setting for programming centered on destination immersion, shore excursions, and more.
The comfortable and welcoming environment of The Destination Gateway leads to our newly reimagined Edge Launches. With bucket seats, air conditioning, large windows for stunning sea-level views, and more space, they are designed to get you to your destination in modern-luxury style every step of the way, right up to your first step ashore.
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, 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.
As an Iconic Suite guest, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world—literally. Positioned high on top of the ship, above the bridge, our new Iconic Suites offer panoramic views from front to back. They’re also the most luxurious and largest in the fleet: Each suite is an opulent 1,892 square feet, not including the outdoor space with private hot tub and stylish furnishings, which adds more than 689 square feet to the grand total.
Our Penthouse Suites combine all the innovative amenities of our staterooms with the exceptional perks of being a Suite Class guest, including exclusive access to The Retreat. They also feature a master bedroom, bathroom, and dressing room, living/dining area, guest bedroom and bathroom, terrace, and private hot tub, plus an attentive butler on hand to ensure you never have to lift a finger during your vacation.
The luxury 950-square-foot, split-level Edge Villa residences are another new suite category on Celebrity Edge, and the first of their kind in the fleet. With two stories of windows that look out over the terrace (featuring a three-feet-deep plunge pool and inviting lounge furniture) to the incredible ocean views beyond, it’s an open and airy environment that truly invites the outside in, and vice versa.
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.
Famed London designer Kelly Hoppen took the design lead on Celebrity Edge’s accommodations—bringing her deceptively simple, warm, harmonious palette into rooms that serve as your primary vacation retreat. Kelly’s vision evokes the intimacy of an inviting, indulgent urban apartment…that just happens to open out onto the most beautiful scenery in the world.
To create Celebrity Edge’s outdoor public spaces, we recruited internationally acclaimed architect Tom Wright of WKK, who has over 30 years’ experience and is the designer of such world-famous projects as Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Hotel. With Tom’s vision, outdoor spaces are now transformed into serene outward-facing sanctuaries that showcase endless ocean views and the extraordinary places we visit.
Celebrity Edge, the ship designed to leave the future behind, hit a milestone moment with the ceremonial keel laying, which set the foundation for the ship’s innovative new structure. The event took place in Saint-Nazaire, France and was attended by leaders from both Celebrity Cruises and STX France.
An 875 ton block was lifted in the air, and, as part of tradition, a lucky coin was placed inside before the block was lowered into position. With the foundation in place, the building blocks can be joined together to create the ship that will change the way passengers experience the world.
Photos Courtesy of STX France—Bernard Biger.