Celebrity Edge Arrives into Fort Lauderdale
Celebrity Edge officially arrived in her new South Florida home on Monday at the customised Terminal 25 in Port Everglades, following the ship’s first-ever, 15-day transatlantic crossing.
Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Richard D. Fain, said:
The arrival of Celebrity Edge today book-ends a major chapter in the growth of Celebrity Cruises. It’s the culmination of years of dreaming, designing and dedication to bring this magnificent ship to life. A new era is truly upon us.
The arrival of Celebrity Edge
As Celebrity Edge entered the channel for the first time, more than 1,400 excited crew members waved to shoreside colleagues who gathered to welcome the ship and her crew to their new home at an exclusive welcome event hosted at the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center.
President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, added:
The completion of her first-ever transatlantic crossing and arrival at T25 marks such a historic moment for Celebrity Cruises. This has been more than four years in the making. The collaboration and effort between teams across the world all comes together in this incredible moment. I can think of no better place to be than with Captain Costas and the crew of Celebrity Edge knowing that we are sailing into the future, literally and figuratively, with this beautiful ship.
Terminal 25 (T25)
Key brand executives and esteemed Broward County and City of Hollywood officials were present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the official grand opening of T25, the first terminal designed exclusively for the Celebrity brand, dubbed the new home of modern luxury. T25 was brought to life in collaboration with Broward County’s Port Everglades, Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc. and Moss Construction.
Unique technology, such as Expedited Arrival, will make the check-in process seamless and an interactive light wall art installation graces the terminal. T25 will also offer The Retreat guests an exclusive lounge, elevator lobbies, screening areas and even a private rooftop terrace.