Celebrity Cruises has named two new ships being built at STX France: Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Beyond.
Steel was cut for Celebrity Edge on Monday, Celebrity's first new ship class since the Celebrity Solstice in 2008.
Celebrity Cruises signed a letter of intent for the two 117,000 gross ton ships in December 2014. The vessels will be 300 meters long and 38 meters wide and will carry 2,900 guests in 1,450 staterooms.
“Edge Class is destined to be a trailblazer in modern luxury travel,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises. “The new ships will be on the cutting edge of innovation and the leading edge of design, so the ship names are spot on and offer a sense of how Celebrity Cruises is looking into the future.”
The company expects delivery of Celebrity Edge in Fall 2018. Celebrity Beyond is scheduled for delivery in Spring 2020, and the third and fourth Edge Class ships in Fall 2021 and Fall 2022, respectively.