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6 Ways Celebrity Edge Is Changing the Game For the Cruise Industry

Discussion in 'Vacation Travel Information' started by MULTIZ321, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. MULTIZ321

    MULTIZ321 TUG Member

    Jun 6, 2005
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    6 Ways Celebrity Edge Is Changing the Game For the Cruise Industry
    By Hannah Sampson/ Skift/ Transport/ Cruises/ skift.com

    "Celebrity Cruises wanted its newest ship to be transformational for the brand and for the cruise industry. With reimagined staterooms, technology, and even hot tubs, the cruise line is following through on that goal.
    — Hannah Sampson

    Anytime a cruise line rolls out a new class of ship — a not-so-frequent occurrence — it’s a chance to introduce a host of new bells and whistles.

    With its first new type of ship in 10 years, Celebrity Cruises turned the volume way up.

    Boasting giant new features, reinventions of classic standbys, and quieter bits of whimsy, Celebrity Edge set sail for its first preview cruise on Sunday. The 2,913-passenger ship will cruise the Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale during the winter and head to the Mediterranean in the spring.

    “We wanted this ship to excel in every area and really amplify Celebrity in a pretty powerful and meaningful way,” said Celebrity Cruises CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. “And not only transform our brand … but also the industry in some very unique ways that have never been done in ship design before.”

    That’s clear in the most obvious new features, like the platform attached to a giant orange frame on one side of the ship. But it’s also evident in the small touches, such as the smart-room tech that allows passengers to adjust their room lights and temperature from an app or a touchscreen in the room. There are also playful elements like the giant horse sculpture named Mr. Edge (a nod to the old TV character Mr. Ed) and a hallway-turned-dark mirrored room full of tree-like sculptures.

    Not to mention the martini glass hot tubs, which are essentially what they sound like: whirlpools perched high atop spindly stems.

    “It’s one of those things that’s really easy to draw the first time,” said architect Tom Wright, who designed the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel in Dubai and worked on several outdoor spaces on Celebrity Edge. “The initial reaction was, ‘Don’t be stupid, it’s impossible.'” (It was, in the end, possible.)...."


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  2. pedro47

    pedro47 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Thanks Richard for posting this information. This new ship is amazing and to read more about The Edge, suggestion only, just go over to Cruise Critics.com . Celebrity Cruise Line
    Topics: Closer To The Edge. You can read current information posted from the time they started to build The Edge to the maiden voyage three days ago.

    You can see photos & read threads posted by Lloyd555 and Vtcruising

    New information, new photos, new videos are been posted on Cruises Critics right now.

    Yes, we will be sailing her in February 2019.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018

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