Celebrity Cruises has exciting news for people who want to experience the brand new Celebrity Edge ship as soon as possible, but don’t have enough vacation time for the 7-night cruise itineraries it will be sailing when it embarks on its maiden voyage at the end of 2018. The exciting news? 3-night Bahamas sailings.
Starting in November 2018, Celebrity Cruises will have four preview cruises for Celebrity Edge. This makes it a perfect Caribbean getaway for discerning travelers who want to experience first-hand what is making Celebrity Edge a game-changing ship in the cruise industry.
Celebrity Edge is the first ship being built as part of Celebrity Cruises’ new Edge-class of ships. It’s aiming to bring fresh new amenities and entertainment to the high seas with the modern luxury vibe that Celebrity Cruises is known for. As Celebrity Cruises demonstrated in their last class of ships (the Solstice-class), the cruise line has a knack for introducing award-winning cruise ships with features never seen before on cruise ships. In the Solstice’s case the main aspects that stood out were the Lawn Club, which had real grass covering the top deck of the ship, and the Hot Glass Show.
For Celebrity Edge, guests will especially be wowed by these innovative features:
- Magic Carpet
- Outward Facing Design
- Infinite Verandas
- New Suites
We’ll get to why those features are so innovative in a minute, but first let’s discuss those preview sailings. Celebrity Edge will be spending the 2018-2019 season doing 7-night Caribbean cruises and 7- to 11-night European sailings, but before that begins, you have a chance to experience it for a faster getaway and a lower price point.
Introducing…Celebrity Edge 3-Night Bahamas Itineraries
In November and December of this year, Celebrity Edge will have four sailings that spend one full day at sea and a day in port in Nassau, Bahamas. You’ll also get to spend three entertainment-filled nights on board.
Nassau is known for its gorgeous beaches, candy-colored buildings, and exciting water sports. While in port, you can wander around the colorful architecture and do some shopping or check out the local market. Nassau is also close to beaches you can amble down or lounge on before taking a swim in the clear Caribbean water.
Another excellent option while in Nassau is to partake in a shore excursion to make your day extra fun. Visit nearby Paradise Island and get a pass to Atlantis Resort’s famous water park. Or if salt water is more your thing, sign up for a snorkel tour along the reef for the chance to see stingrays, sea turtles, reef sharks, and lots of colorful fish. Or take it easy on land with an escorted island tour. Discover more Nassau shore excursion options.
A shore excursion is also a stress-free way to spend the day in port since you’ll be met right by the ship and don’t need to worry about getting to and from the port or how to get around the island. Keep your Celebrity Edge Caribbean getaway relaxing!
Celebrity Edge’s Innovative Spaces
When it’s time to head back to the ship, you can’t miss which one is Celebrity Edge in the harbor. That’s because of the Magic Carpet, a unique addition to Celebrity Edge’s exterior. The Magic Carpet is a cantilevered lounge space that will move up and down the edge of the ship depending on the time of day. During the day, it will serve as a seating area for passengers waiting to disembark on their shore excursion. In the evenings, it will serve as an oceanview bar and restaurant.
When you’re not exploring Nassau, you’ll find that the thrill and excitement of your cruise doesn’t happen just on land. Celebrity Edge will have a level of modern luxury never seen before on a cruise ship. The design and décor of the ship’s interior is done by celebrity interior designers Nate Berkus and Kelly Hoppen and is both soothing and sophisticated. The design of the ship is set up to bring the outside in as much as possible. The pool deck has panoramic ocean views, while the Rooftop Terrace is awash in greenery.
Dining and lounging on Celebrity Edge also brings more opportunities to experience nature. Celebrity Edge’s impressive new venue, Eden, has three levels of floor to ceiling windows, an assortment of foliage placed all around it, and even an herb wall behind one of the bars, which bartenders will use to mix in drinks.
Speaking of Eden, it’s a can’t-miss experience while you’re on board Celebrity Edge. Eden is a dining experience that will be a highlight of your Caribbean getaway and one you won’t soon forget. A dinner at Eden plays to all five senses. It is an immersive experience where you move throughout the venue to try different courses served to you by “Edenists.” The cuisine itself is cutting edge with incredible and unique flavors and presentation that will be truly Instagram-worthy.
Edge Staterooms with Infinite Verandas are another innovative way Celebrity Edge is blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor space. Unlike traditional cruise ship verandas which require you to open a door and step out onto the veranda to experience the outdoor space, Infinite Veranda Staterooms will let you completely open the space to fresh air with the push of a button. This essentially turns your entire stateroom into a veranda, letting you enjoy cool ocean breezes and gorgeous ocean views while sitting in the comfort of your tastefully decorated stateroom.
Or, since the 3-night Celebrity Edge sailings have that lower pricepoint mentioned earlier, you may be able to afford pampering yourself and splurging on one of Celebrity Edge’s epic suites. Celebrity Cruises suite classics like the Penthouse and Royal Suites will still be on board, bringing stylish sophistication to the high seas.
In addition, Celebrity Edge is introducing some new suite categories that will wow even the most selective traveler. Take a dip in the private plunge pool on the two-level Edge Villa, or truly embrace outdoor cruise living with the two-bedroom Iconic Suite, which has a massive 689-foot veranda complete with lounge seating, a canopied bed, and a hot tub.
Are you starting to see why Celebrity Edge is a destination unto itself and a travel experience you can’t miss? Then book one of these Bahamas sailings before they sell out so you can get a taste of it. (And then be prepared you’ll likely be wanting to book a longer 7-night cruise vacation on Celebrity Edge before you even get off the ship!)
The departure dates for the Celebrity Edge Bahamas sailings are:
- November 21, 2018
- November 24, 2018
- December 3, 2018
- December 6, 2018
If you’ve been keeping an eye on Celebrity Edge news, you’ll also want to know that a new 7-night sailing departing on December 9, 2018, has been added, meaning you can get on the cruise ship a week earlier than its originally scheduled December 16 Maiden Voyage. The December 9 sailing will be a 7-night Western Mediterranean cruise that sails roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. During the cruise you’ll visit Key West, Florida; Cozumel, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico; and Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.
Book your Celebrity Edge cruise today!