Celebrity reveals Eden concept for Edge

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Celebrity Cruises has unveiled more details about Celebrity Edge, its upcoming vessel for next year, including Eden, a new concept venue.

The area, which will span three decks, features about 7,000 square feet of glass, making it the biggest window at sea.

“Eden, like so many aspects of Celebrity Edge, represents a unique advance in cruise ship design,” said Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “It’s an experience that’s multi-faceted and innovative. Connectivity to the ocean is one of the most exciting hallmarks of Edge Class, and with more glass than any other room at sea, Eden embodies that outward-facing concept beautifully.”

The area will serve different purposes throughout the day. During the morning it will be used for yoga or to relax in. During the afternoon there will be cooking seminars and cocktail-making workshops with musicians performing. Evening at Eden promises to “indulge guests’ every sense in the Eden Restaurant”, according to a release from the company.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO, Celebrity Cruises, added: “Our search for partners who are as passionate about world-class design as Celebrity led us to the incredibly talented Scott Butler and designer extraordinaire Patricia Urquiola, who offered a fresh perspective and keen eye. The entire space is magical throughout morning, afternoon, and evening when our guests will experience Eve at Eden, an experience produced by the visionary Variety Worldwide and our very own Cornelius Gallagher. They have all created something magical and magnificent.”

There will also be a Tree of Life – the next stage of the trees on board the company’s Solstice-class ships – and a Library of Plants, which towers 18-feet above the Eden Bar.

“When people think of traditional cruise ship entertainment, there’s a very specific image that people have in mind, but the exciting thing about Eden is we’ve actually been invited to break so many of those rules,” said David Ley, Director, Variety Worldwide.

Celebrity Edge will homeport in Fort Lauderdale and begin sailing on December 16, 2018.

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Sam Ballard

Sam Ballard is the publisher of CRUISE ADVISER and has been writing about the cruise industry for a number of years. His CV includes the likes of shipping magazine International Cruise & Ferry Review and the digital publication Cruise News. He can be contacted on:sam@cruise-adviser.com.

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