Watch: Inside Celebrity Edge’s Newest Venue, Eden

Celebrity Cruises announces the new Eden venue at a press event in New York.

Celebrity Cruises has released more details on its upcoming new cruise ship, the Celebrity Edge, with a look at a new venue for the cruise line: Eden.

Spanning three decks at the aft of the ship, the venue measures 368,640 cubic feet, making it larger than the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, Celebrity said. Eden also has almost 7,000 square feet of glass looking out over the ocean for dramatic sea views. The space was designed by Scott Butler of Wilson Butler Architects and Patricia Urquiola (her first venue at sea), plus Queen of the Night creators Variety Worldwide. Celebrity has released a video walkthrough of the new space:

In the morning, Eden will aim to offer a space for relaxation, yoga, coffee and croissants. As the day wears on towards the afternoon, the space will host hands-on enrichment seminars and tastings, as well as performances ranging from sitar players to aerialists. At night, Eve at Eden is billed as a “sinful” fusion of performance art, culinary exploration and nightlife, while the Eden Restaurant will serve dinner. After dinner, on Deck 5 guests will be able to enjoy cocktails at the Eden Bar, in front of an 18-foot Library of Plants and near the Tree of Life, a continuation of the living tree installation onboard Celebrity’s Solstice-class ships.

Other design elements include a 90-meter ramp enveloping the space, based on the golden spiral of the Fibonacci sequence, as well as hanging plant pillars and signature furniture by Patricia Urquiola.

Rendering of Celebrity Edge's new Eden venue

The design of Eden is meant to exemplify the outward-facing design of the new Edge Class ships, Celebrity said. For example, one of the ship’s signature features is a “Magic Carpet” area suspended of the side that scales the ship’s 16 decks throughout the day and evening, offering a changing experience throughout the day. Other public spaces will include a Rooftop Garden that will host an “A Taste of Film” outdoor movie and meal at night.

Celebrity Edge will also have nearly double the number of suites as Celebrity Cruises’ previous ships, including two new categories: two-bedroom Iconic Suites situated above the ship’s bridge and six split-level Edge Villas.

The new cruise ship is the first in the line’s new Edge Class, which will also include three sibling ships set to launch in 2020, 2021 and 2022. The cruise line has been promoting the new ship with a 10-week trade blitz, as well as a mobile cinema tour that visited cities across the United States earlier this year.

The ship is set to make its debut sailing December 16, 2018, out of its homeport in Fort Lauderdale, FL, after which it will offer two seven-night eastern and western Caribbean itineraries. Travelers will also have the option to book back-to-back sailings for a 14-night cruise. Booking are now open at www.celebritycruses.com/edge.

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