Celebrity Cruises has taken delivery of its brand new groundbreaking cruise ship named Celebrity Edge. The ship was handed over at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.
Celebrity Edge Delivered
One of the most anticipated new cruise ships of the year has finally been delivered to Celebrity Cruises from the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France. This marks a major milestone as the cruise line now takes control of the vessel in preparation for the maiden voyage.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain, said:
“The Celebrity team has done an outstanding job and I cannot thank the Chantiers de l’Atlantique team enough for delivering this game-changing ship and for their ongoing partnership.”
“Their work continues to transform the way our guests experience the world.”
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A ceremony was held while the new Edge-class cruise ship was docked at the shipyard. Attending were cruise line and shipyard executives along with 1,377 crew members who have already joined the ship to get it ready for the first cruise passengers.
Celebrity’s President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, said:
“Today is a very special day for all of us as we have been eagerly anticipating this moment for more than four years.”
“There are so many aspects of Celebrity Edge that are more groundbreaking than we could have ever imagined, and it is all a testament to the hard work, creativity and talent of everyone who helped bring this magnificent ship to life.”
On November 6, 2018, Celebrity Edge will begin her transatlantic voyage to her home port at T25 at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 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 the spring of 2019, Celebrity Edge crosses the Atlantic again to offer guests stunning vistas of the Mediterranean with a range of seven- to 11-night sailings visiting iconic cities, including Barcelona and Rome.