Celebrity Edge has officially arrived at Port Everglades’ Terminal 25 (T25) in Hollywood, FL – following the ship’s first-ever, 15-day transatlantic crossing.
Adorning the decks as Celebrity Edge entered the channel for the first time, more than 1,400 crew members waved to a sea of shoreside colleagues who gathered to welcome the ship and its crew to their new home at an exclusive welcome event hosted at the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center.
After the arrival of Celebrity Edge at T25, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Richard Fain then hosted a grand opening ceremony in the new terminal. Attended by key brand executives and Broward County and City of Hollywood officials, the ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official grand opening of the first terminal designed exclusively for the Celebrity brand.
Brought to life in collaboration with Broward County’s Port Everglades, Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc. and Moss Construction, T25 offers technology, such as Expedited Arrival, as well as an interactive light wall art installation. T25 will also offer The Retreat guests a singular experience along the path to The Retreat, with an exclusive lounge, elevator lobbies, screening areas and a private rooftop terrace.
Celebrity Edge embarked on the more than 4,000-mile transatlantic voyage from the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, on November 4, 2018, with more than 1,400 crew members on board. Along the way, the new ship visited ports in both Azores, Portugal and Freeport, Bahamas.
Celebrity Edge begins its inaugural season sailing alternating seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruise itineraries, with its Maiden Western Caribbean voyage departing on December 9, 2018, and its Maiden Eastern Caribbean voyage departing on December 16, 2018. Then, in spring of 2019, Celebrity Edge crosses the Atlantic again to offer guests vistas of the Mediterranean with a range of seven- to 11-night sailings visiting iconic cities, including Barcelona and Rome.
Bookings for Celebrity Edge are now open. Edge will be joined by its sister ship, Celebrity Apex, in 2020, and two additional ships in the Edge Series will follow in 2021 and 2022.
For more information, visit www.celebritycruises.com.