Watch: Celebrity Edge Begins Transatlantic Voyage

By The Maritime Executive 11-07-2018 05:58:36

Celebrity Cruises officially took delivery of Celebrity Edge from the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France this month, and the vessel has now departed on her first Transatlantic voyage.

The 2,900-passenger vessel is the first of four vessels from Celebrity Cruises’ Edge Class. On November 6, she began her transatlantic voyage to her home port at T25 at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her inaugural season will be spent sailing alternating seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruise itineraries, with her Maiden Western Caribbean voyage departing on December 9, 2018, and her Maiden Eastern Caribbean voyage departing on December 16, 2018. Then, in spring of 2019, Celebrity Edge crosses the Atlantic again to the Mediterranean with a range of seven- to 11-night sailings.

Celebrity Edge marks a turning point in Celebrity’s approach to ship design. From the first sketches, every step was done in 3-D, making Celebrity Edge the first ship to be completely designed in 3-D. 

One of the biggest influences on the design of Celebrity Edge was the desire to make the destination experience more immersive, and the vessel has a unique, outward-facing design that breaks from traditional ship design. The aim is to enable guests to feel more connected with the sea and their destinations.

Ship Specifications

Double Occupancy: 2,918
Crew: 1,320
Guest Decks: 14
Staterooms: 1,467
Tonnage: 129,500
Length: 1,004 feet
Beam: 128 feet
Drauft: 27 feet
Cruising Speed: 22 knots