TOP 10 REASONS TO CRUISE ON CELEBRITY EDGE
August 6, 2017
If you’ve been researching a cruise vacation, look no further. Here are 10 reasons why you should set sail on board Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, Celebrity Edge.
You Love What’s New and Cutting Edge
When Celebrity Edge debuts in 2018, it’s destined to be a game-changer for the cruise industry thanks to its modern resort ambiance that blends together indoor and outdoor space like never before on a cruise ship. From staterooms to dining to entertainment, nothing on a Celebrity Edge cruise will be status quo and you’ll find delightful pockets of innovation and luxury wherever you are on board.
The Magic Carpet
The Magic Carpet instantly distinguishes Celebrity Edge from other ships before you ever even step on board thanks to its cantilevered position on the side of the ship. In the evenings, the Magic Carpet turns into a luxurious restaurant when it “floats” up to Deck 16. You’ll get the amazing chance to dine right over the open water. Get ready for some incredible views from your table. The Magic Carpet also moves to other decks throughout the day, becoming an extension of the pool area on Deck 14 at times, and an al fresco extension of another specialty restaurant on Deck 5.
The Magic Carpet isn’t only for dining. It also serves as a relaxing and luxurious waiting area, referred to as the Destination Gateway, for passengers to sit and chat until their tender boat comes to collect them and take them ashore during port days. Plus, you won’t be boarding any normal tender while sailing on a Celebrity Edge cruise; instead, you’ll step into one of the Edge Launches, a covered, air-conditioned boat with bucket seats and large windows for prime viewing of your new destination.
Celebrity Edge is all about the outdoor space, whether it’s through stateroom or suite verandahs, al fresco dining, or open deck space. Two places the outdoor ambiance of the ship really stands out, though, is the Pool Deck and Rooftop Garden.
Celebrity Edge’s modern Pool Deck has panoramic windows positioned to make viewing the passing sea and land formations easy to take in. Plus, two raised hot tubs shaped like martini glasses give passengers another amazing vantage point for taking in those glistening ocean views. The Pool Deck also has luxurious cabanas lining one side of it, which can be rented out by guests.
The Rooftop Garden keeps the nature aspect from the Solstice-Class’ Lawn Club by adorning the area with greenery tended to by a resident horticulturist. Throughout the day, games and activities are conducted in the Rooftop Garden and at night it transforms into an entertainment venue for live music and Celebrity Cruises’ popular “A Taste of Film” experience, which combines an al fresco meal and movie.
Eden: Dining Like You’ve Never Seen Before
All of the dining experiences on Celebrity Edge offer upscale settings with gourmet ingredients. Eden, however, stands out – and not just from the other restaurants on board your Celebrity Edge cruise, but from all cruise ship dining. Eden is a transformative and interactive dining experience that takes place in a special space on the ship that extends over three decks with a background of glass windows. It is decorated to reflect a nature wonderland and when you’re dining there, “Edenists” come around to entertain you and serve you your dinner. 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 look and design of Celebrity Edge was led by internationally renowned interior designer Kelly Hoppen and prestigious architect Tom Wright. Popular designer Nate Berkus was also brought on to serve as Celebrity Edge’s design ambassador. You’ll see their expert design style all throughout the ship, giving it a contemporary vibe with artistic flair.
The staterooms on a Celebrity Edge cruise are modern and spacious. 99% of the rooms on Celebrity Edge have king size beds plus you’ll find larger bathrooms, more storage space for your belongings, and spacious living areas. Celebrity Edge offers inside and outside staterooms (the latter of which have windows looking out to the sea), but its true stateroom claim to fame are the unique Infinite Veranda staterooms. The Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda features state-of-the-art doors that open completely to let you bring the sea air right into your stateroom, and so you can effortlessly step to the railing and see the views that await you. Outdoor ambiance is now a prominent fixture for many of the staterooms and suites on Celebrity Edge.
The suites on board Celebrity Edge will give you extra space while continuing to offer innovative and private outdoor areas. If you really want to douse yourself in luxury during your cruise, consider the Celebrity Edge’s Iconic Suites or Edge Villas.
The 2-bedroom Iconic Suites are nearly 2,600 square feet in size and feature panoramic windows in the bedrooms and living spaces plus a 700-foot, 270-degree ocean view verandah, all of which will have you relaxing to pleasurable ocean views no matter where you are in the suite.
The Edge Villas also have amazing ocean views, with 2-story windows and a private plunge pool on the verandah. Yes, picture that right now…looking out at the vast blue sea from your own private plunge pool. Guests staying in Edge Villas also have direct walk-out access to the Retreat Sundeck, a private area of the ship just for suite guests, which has a pool, lounge, and specialty restaurant.
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.
A Good Cause
Celebrity Cruises has partnered up with the Malala Foundation, which strives to bring a 12-year education to all girls. The foundation was started by 19-year old Malala Yousafzai, who is a Nobel Laureate and U.N. Messenger of Peace. She is also the Godmother of Celebrity Edge.