Celebrity Edge Floats Out
Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, Celebrity Edge, was floated out STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.
“The float out process marks a milestone in the building of Celebrity Edge,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises. “With exterior construction complete, the amazing STX France team will now turn their attention to bringing all of the meticulously designed venues and transformational staterooms and suites to life.”
The first in a new class of ships for Celebrity in 10 years, Edge, will feature several industry firsts including infinite balconies to a moveable platform named the “Magic Carpet” located along the outside of the ship, which can double as a tender station, restaurant or bar depending on where it’s located.
Celebrity Edge will sail its inaugural cruise November 21, 2018, from Fort Lauderdale and operate a series of Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises, before repositioning to the Mediterranean.