The most unique features of Celebrity Edge
Fancy taking a magic carpet ride over the ocean or getting lost in an onboard oasis? Celebrity Edge is the cruise you’ve been waiting for.
Words: Lee Tulloch
From staterooms with Infinite Verandas that feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open at the touch of a button, to the double- and triple-height glass walls that flood the ship with light and give it an al fresco feeling, there’s a ‘wow’ factor at every turn on Celebrity Edge.
Aladdin at sea
A beautiful new addition to Celebrity’s fleet is the tangerine-coloured, cantilevered moving platform and lounge that hangs over the sea on the side of the ship, offering a dazzling new perspective of the water as you cruise.
It’s like a floating pleasure palace.
On board oasis
The rooftop garden with its cartoonish, cut-out trees is a kind of Alice’s Wonderland. Avalon, a mysterious ‘forest’ of golden trees and mirrored walls leads you to Eden, a two-level restaurant, open kitchen, bar and garden populated by Edenists—hippy-trippy performers who interact during and after dinner with diners.
A deck worth talking about
The Resort Deck features a 75-foot pool framed by whimsical martini glass-shaped hot tubs sitting atop slender stems. Eye-catching contemporary furniture, chosen by leading interior designer Kelly Hoppen, decorates every alcove and deck. The Spa and SEA Thermal Suites are magical, with eight distinctive therapeutic experiences including a Crystalarium, a Hammam and a Salt Room.
An Italian twist
The Grand Plaza, a three-storey meeting place, is designed in the style of an Italian piazza. In the heart of it is the sophisticated Martini Bar, with dazzling lighting at night, flanked by cafes, restaurants, a casino and luxury shops. The restaurant concept has been rethought—instead of one dining room, there are four, each with a different theme and decor, plus seven speciality restaurants and 11 bars.
For those travelling with a family, or want an extra touch of luxe, there are a number of gorgeous suites, including dual-level Edge Villas, dizzyingly perched over the water. These give direct access to the private Retreat Sundeck, with pool, bar and restaurant, exclusively for suite guests.
In 2020 Celebrity Edge will be in Europe from May to October, sailing to some of the region’s most glamorous destinations and offering a range of 7- to 11-night itineraries. Look for two new exciting new ports of call for Celebrity Cruises—Nafplion, a charming coastal village in the Peloponnese islands of Greece, and Santa Margherita, Italy, a picturesque seaside town near Portofino.
Six activities your teenagers will love onboard Celebrity Edge
Celebrity Edge is perfect for every age group, here’s a list to prove it.
Words: Lee Tulloch
There’s nothing quite like enjoying the blissful breeze and sunshine atop an outstretched deck, although, what’s even better is when energetic kids don’t interrupt it. For families with teenagers, Celebrity Edge will keep everyone happy. Packed full of activities perfect for every type of teen, you’ll barely catch a moment with them!
Get active at The Club
This gathering place for kids of all ages has plenty of teen-focussed activities, from the first laser-based mini-drone obstacle course at sea to Timeplay, a competitive, high-energy game show.
Camp at sea
With youth counsellors customising daily programs from a selection of 500 activities, including the largest Xbox One X experience at sea, no day is the same.
Watch a movie
The Rooftop Garden is the hotspot for family fun. Kids and teens can enjoy giant versions of classic games such as Scrabble, Connect 4, and Jenga. At night, the Rooftop Garden Cinema Series includes a live music performance.
Celebrity Edge features the fleet’s first escape-style experience. Free Spirits: A Table Maze allows a large number of players to participate without being constrained to a dedicated space.
Play with dinner
The world-renowned artists of Skullmapping designed 3D table animation for specialty restaurant Le Petit Chef™ and Friends, bringing the table to life in one of the most unique dining events in the world. Teens will love it.
Ride the magic carpet
It’s strictly a bar, but sophisticated teens can grab a mocktail and join their families on the over-sea platform, which can be raised or lowered between 10 decks. They’ll find the technical wizardry fascinating; the vibe super-cool.
Take the kids on a European adventure. In 2020 Celebrity Edge will be in Europe from May to October, sailing to some of the region’s most glamorous destinations including Dubrovnik and Rome, offering a range of 7- to 11-night itineraries.