Celebrity Cruises to build two new ships

December 8, 2014

Celebrity Cruises has pulled the strings in ship design by announcing the arrival of two new vessels.

The cruise line, which is part of Royal Caribbean Cruises, currently specialises in Millennium and Solstice-class vessels that make for the modern luxury experience so favoured by travellers and holidaymakers alike.

These new ships – that will be developed under the project name EDGE – will still retain Celebrity Cruises’ modern luxury aesthetic, but will belong to a new class.

French shipbuilder STX France is on board project EDGE and will oversee the design and construction of each vessel.

Michael Bayley, president and chief executive of Celebrity Cruises, said: “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.”

Richard Fain, chairman and chief executive of Royal Caribbean Cruises, stated that the new vessels form part of the company’s long-term plan to strategically grow in the industry and are a continuation of the achievements that the Celebrity brand has already seen.

The ships will each carry 2,900 guests and stand at 190 ft high, 123 ft wide and 984 ft long.

Not only this, but each new vessel will also be designed to environmentally-friendly standards. This will include the implementation of new technologies that will enhance their fuel efficiency and ensure sustainable materials are used effectively for years to come.

The first ship is expected to be delivered in autumn 2018, with the second vessel arriving later at the start of 2020.

It is believed they will set the bar for a higher-quality cruise experience for affluent travellers and sellers of premium holidays.

Will you board the new iconic vessels? Why not start planning your cruise holiday early?