Celebrity Cruises has announced the names of its new generation of Edge Class ships as construction at the STX France shipyard begins on its latest vessel.
“Edge Class is destined to be a trailblazer in modern luxury travel,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.
The ship will be called Celebrity Edge, befitting the daring design advances and innovations of Celebrity Cruises’ first new ship class since 2008. The cruise line has also revealed the name of Celebrity Edge’s sister ship, Celebrity Beyond.
Fain added: “The new ships will be on the cutting edge of innovation and the leading edge of design, so the ship names are spot on and offer a sense of how Celebrity Cruises is looking into the future.”
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises’ President and CEO, said: “We set the bar high for the architects and designers on Edge class, and we were rewarded with a stunning design. Cutting the ship’s first piece of steel is the traditional first step in the shipbuilding process, and I’m excited to see our dreams turn into reality over the next 24 months.”
She added: “We are excited to reveal more details soon, and travellers, trade partners and enthusiasts alike will not be disappointed – this ship is going to be amazing.”
Celebrity Edge is expected to be delivered in autumn 2018. Celebrity Beyond is scheduled to launch in spring 2020, while the third and fourth vessels will be delivered in autumn 2021 and autumn 2022, respectively.
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