She’s got the Edge, but then the interiors of Celebrity Cruises’ new ship are all the work of famous designer Kelly Hoppen.
And it was announced last night that the 2,900-passenger Celebrity Edge is heading to the UK in summer 2019 – sailing from Rome and Barcelona AND her 10-night inaugural voyage will be from Southampton on May 15.
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, said: “Europe has never seen a ship like this before and you’ve never seen Europe like you’ll see it from Celebrity Edge.
“Its curation into the most stylish, intimate and intuitive ship to ever sail is carefully complemented by the destinations featured on the first European season. From island escapes to culture capitals of the world – the ‘hot list’ destinations of the future, Celebrity Edge’s summer 2019 itineraries promise to enhance and bring to life this revolutionary ship and change the way you experience the world.”
There’s a range of Mediterranean sailings, from seven to 11 nights, visiting iconic destinations such as Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Mykonos, along with Ibiza and Valencia where she will boast longer evening stays in port.
The itineraries will also feature two new Celebrity Cruises-first ports – the picturesque Nauplion in the Peloponnese region of Greece and stunning Santa Margherita, on the Italian Riviera close to one of Italy’s most famous villages, Portofino.
Celebrity Edge has a revolutionary, outward-facing infrastructure – highlighted by signature features such as the Magic Carpet and the Edge Stateroom with an Infinite Veranda, which brings guests closer to the ocean than ever before.
Celebrity Edge also has two new suite categories, Iconic Suites and Edge Villas as well as a new private utopia called The Retreat offering suite guests a private sundeck, lounge and dedicated restaurant.
At the summit of the ship on Deck 16, the Magic Carpet becomes the ultimate speciality restaurant offering a special “Dinner on the Edge”, especially with late night departures from some of Europe’s most scenic destinations.
At its lowest position on Deck 2, Magic Carpet is a key component to the Destination Gateway, a luxury embarkation area where guests will be whisked away on-board sleek Edge Launches – transforming the guest experience in smaller ports of call such as Villefranche and Cannes.
Celebrity Edge’s new 2019 summer season went on sale at 8pm, October 17. The summer season includes one sailing from Southampton to Rome (Civitavecchia) on May 15. She will then depart from both Rome (Civitavecchia) and Barcelona.
The ship is offering cruises to the Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale in Florida from December 2018.
For more information and to book see www.celebritycruises.co.uk/edge