Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Celebrity Cruises has the Edge With a Single Cut of Steel

With Celebrity Cruises and STX France shipyard executives on hand, the next generation of the premium cruise line's ships moves from concept to construction with the cutting of the first piece of steel. Celebrity Cruises' newest—and boldest—ship will be named Celebrity Edge, befitting the many daring design advances and innovations of Celebrity's first new ship class since 2008.

The cruise line also announced the name of Celebrity Edge's sister ship, Celebrity Beyond, signaling the incredible experience guests can expect onboard Celebrity Edge and the entire Edge Class, changing the way travelers see the world.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity's President and CEO, said, "We set the bar high for the architects and designers on Edge class, and we were rewarded with a stunning design. Cutting the ship's first piece of steel is the traditional first step in the shipbuilding process, and I'm excited to see our dreams turn into reality over the next 24 months." She added, "We are excited to reveal more details soon, and travelers, trade partners and enthusiasts alike will not be disappointed—this ship is going to be amazing."

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.

Image Courtesy Celebrity Cruises

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