Celebrity Cruises latest and most innovative cruise ship to date, Celebrity Edge, has arrived at her new home port at Terminal 25 in Port Everglades, Florida following her first 15 day transatlantic crossing.
Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Richard D. Fain, said:
“The arrival of Celebrity Edge today book-ends a major chapter in the growth of Celebrity Cruises. It’s the culmination of years of dreaming, designing and dedication to bring this magnificent ship to life. A new era is truly upon us.”
President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said:
“The completion of her first-ever transatlantic crossing and arrival at T25 marks such a historic moment for Celebrity Cruises. This has been more than four years in the making. The collaboration and effort between teams across the world all comes together in this incredible moment. I can think of no better place to be than with Captain Costas and the crew of Celebrity Edge knowing that we are sailing into the future, literally and figuratively, with this beautiful ship.”
Adorning the decks as Celebrity Edge entered the channel for the first time, more than 1,400 excited crew members waved to a sea of shoreside colleagues who gathered to welcome the ship and her crew to their new home at an exclusive welcome event hosted at the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center — a fitting debut for Celebrity’s first new ship in six years and the first of a new class in more than a decade.
After the arrival of Celebrity Edge at T25, Lutoff-Perlo and Fain then hosted a grand opening ceremony in the revolutionary new terminal. Attended by key brand executives and esteemed Broward County and City of Hollywood officials, the dramatic ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official grand opening of the first terminal designed exclusively for the Celebrity brand, dubbed the new home of modern luxury.
Following a series of preview cruises, Celebrity Edge will commence sailing alternating 7 night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from December 9, 2018 through April 2019. She will then reposition to Europe for the Summer season, before returning back to South Florida in November 2019.
For more details visit Celebrity Cruises website www.celebritycruises.com/edge