Celebrity Cruises, part of Royal Caribbean Cruises, has signed a letter of intent for two new ships, which will form part of a new class.
The project, which has been tentatively named project Edge will continue “the positive momentum” that the brand has built within the premium segment, according to Richard Fain, chairman and chief executive of the line’s parent company.
The two new ships will be smaller than the vessels in the company’s most recent Solstice class.
Fain added: “The addition of two project Edge ships to our fleet delivers on our long-term strategic plan of moderate capacity growth, and continues the positive momentum the Celebrity brand has achieved in the premium segment of our industry.”
Michael Bayley, president and chief executive officer of Celebrity Cruises said: “Our new class of ship will set the standard for premium world travel and deliver the next generation of modern luxury experiences that our guests know and love.”
“STX France designs and builds some of the most innovative and stylish cruise ships in the world, and project Edge offers them the opportunity to again set a new standard for modern iconic architecture.
“On this stunning new ship we will bring our guests even closer to the must-see destinations of the world, while indulging them onboard in the most luxurious accommodations, the finest culinary experiences, and the best hospitality delivered by our dedicated staff.”
The ships have been slated for delivery in autumn 2018 and early 2020.