Celebrity Edge has just docked at its homeport in Florida after completing its 15-day transatlantic crossing.
The latest addition to the fleet will operate during the winter from a new Terminal 25 at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.
The first ship in the cruise line’s Edge-class embarked on its 4,000-mile transatlantic re-positioning voyage from the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, on November 4th.
There was more than 1,400 crew members on board and the ship visited ports in the Azores, Portugal, and Freeport, Bahamas.
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises president and chief executive, commented: “The completion of her first-ever transatlantic crossing and arrival at T25 marks such an 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.”
Edge’s maiden western Caribbean voyage departs on December 9th followed by the first eastern Caribbean sailing a week later; she will cross the Atlantic again Spring 2019 offering a range of seven to 11-night cruises in the Mediterranean.
Chairman and chief executive Celebrity Cruises’ owner Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, Richard Fain, stated: “The arrival of Celebrity Edge 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.”
Celebrity Edge will be joined by sister ship Celebrity Apex in 2020, whilst guests can expect two additional ships in the Edge series to follow in 2021 and 2022.
The cruise line also recently announced the first ever glamping experience at sea which will be hosted onboard Celebrity Flora, the first ship ever exclusively designed for the Galapagos Islands.
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