Celebrity Edge

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Celebrity Edge
Celebrity Edge - Sept 2018 (cropped).jpg
Celebrity Edge in Saint-Nazaire
History
Name: Celebrity Edge
Owner: Celebrity Edge Inc.[1]
Operator: Celebrity Cruises, Inc.[1]
Builder: STX France
Laid down: 21 November 2016
Launched: 22 January 2018
Completed: 31 October 2018
Maiden voyage: 9 December 2018
Identification:
Status: Delivered
General characteristics
Class and type: Edge-class cruise ship
Type: Passenger ship
Tonnage: 130,818GT[1]
Length: 306 m (1,004 ft)[1]
Beam: 39 m (128 ft)[1]
Draft: 8.4 m (28 ft)[1]
Decks: 15[2]
Installed power:
Propulsion:
Speed: 21.8 knots (40.4 km/h; 25.1 mph)[3]
Capacity: 2,918[3]
Crew: 1,377[2]

Celebrity Edge is the first Edge-class cruise ship operated by Celebrity Cruises.

Celebrity Edge was constructed at the STX shipyard in France. The vessel was delivered to Celebrity Cruises on 31 October 2018,[4] had her maiden voyage on 9 December 2018.[5][2]

Three other members of the Edge Class are planned to enter service between 2020-2022, Celebrity Apex (2020), and two yet-to-be-named ships (2021 and 2022).[6]

Construction timeline[edit]

Celebrity Edge was laid down on 14 June 2017 and launched on 22 January 2018.[1]

On 27 July 2018 she began her first sea trials.[7]

The second and final round of the ship's sea trials took place in September 2018.[8]

She was completed and accepted on 31 October 2018.[1]

The ship began preview cruises on 21 November 2018, with the official maiden voyage on 9 December.[5]

Description[edit]

Celebrity Edge has a tonnage of 130,818GT and a double-occupancy capacity of 2,918 passengers.[1][3]

The ships facilities include a tennis court sized movable platform on the starboard side which can be positioned to aid tender embarkation and dis-embarkation or used as extra entertainment space on other decks.[9]

Celebrity Edge's accommodations include several different types and sizes of passenger cabins.[6]

The ship has what Celebrity Cruises calls the company's most technologically advanced theatre.[10]

In December 2018, it was announced that Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai would be the official ship godmother for Celebrity Edge.[11] She helped formally name the ship on 4 December 2018.

Route[edit]

As of December 2018, Celebrity Edge is homeported in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and operates Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings.

In the spring of 2019, the liner will reposition to Southampton, England, and spend summer 2019 cruising around Europe and the Mediterranean.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Celebrity Edge (34827)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  2. ^ a b c "Celebrity Edge". CruiseMapper. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Celebrity Edge Cruise Ship". Celebrity Cruises. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  4. ^ Kalosh, Anne (31 October 2018). "Chantiers de l'Atlantique delivers Celebrity Edge". Seatrade Cruise News. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  5. ^ a b Kalosh, Anne (8 January 2018). "Celebrity Edge is entering service earlier, five cruises added". Seatrade Cruise News. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Celebrity Edge Cruise Ship: Review & Photos on Cruise Critic". www.cruisecritic.com. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  7. ^ "Celebrity Cruises' New Cruise Ship Begins Sea Trials". cruisefever.net. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  8. ^ "New Celebrity Edge Cruise Ship Successfully Completes First Sea Trials". www.cruisecritic.com. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  9. ^ "This New Cruise Ship Re-Imagines What It Means to Be Outdoors". Bloomberg.com. 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  10. ^ "Celebrity Cruises Unveils Their Most Technologically Advanced Theater". cruisefever.net. Retrieved 2018-08-14.
  11. ^ "Celebrity Edge: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai helps christen ship in Florida". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  12. ^ Monk, Dave (13 September 2018). "Celebrity Edge: What to expect on the $1bn cruise ship". The Telegraph. Retrieved 11 December 2018.