Watch: Celebrity Edge Arrives in Port Everglades

Published Nov 20, 2018 1:02 AM by The Maritime Executive

Celebrity Edge has officially arrived at Port Everglades' Terminal 25 (T25) in Hollywood, Florida, following the ship's first transatlantic crossing.

Celebrity Edge embarked on the 15-day, 4,000-mile transatlantic voyage from the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, on November 4, 2018, with more than 1,400 crew members on board. Along the way, the new ship visited ports in both Azores, Portugal, and Freeport, Bahamas.

Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Richard D. Fain, and President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, arrived on the ship and then hosted an opening ceremony for T25 which has been designed exclusively for the Celebrity brand.

Celebrity Edge begins her inaugural season 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. 

The 2,900-passenger vessel is the first of four vessels from Celebrity Cruises’ Edge Class. 

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 her design 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.

Celebrity Edge will be joined by her sister ship, Celebrity Apex, in 2020, and two additional ships in the Edge Series will follow in 2021 and 2022.

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