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Celebrity Cruises Will Have the Edge

Celebrity Cruises Will Have the Edge

Celebrity Cruises hosted an exclusive reveal event in Dublin to announce details of its new ship, Celebrity Edge. The reveal was live as it was simultaneously announced in Miami. Lorraine Quinn was on hand to introduce the details to select members of the Irish trade in Dublin’s Fade Street Social restaurant.

Simon O'Neill,Oasis Travel;Dawn Conway,Sunway;Eoghan Corry,Travel Extra and Lorraine Quinn were at reveal event.

Simon O’Neill, Oasis Travel; Dawn Conway, Sunway; Eoghan Corry, Travel Extra; and Lorraine Quinn. Celebrity Cruises at the reveal event.

Revolutionary staterooms erase the boundaries between the traditional ship stateroom and its veranda, creating a closer connection to the ocean. The new Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda turns guest quarters into a seamless space, from the room’s door all the way to the water’s edge. The simple touch of a button gives guests open-air access to the sea, bringing the outside in and the inside out. With the touch of another button, guests can take complete control of their stateroom and personalise everything from lighting, shades, temperature and service – even choosing a setting to tuck them in or gently wake them.

The design adds 23% more square footage and 10% larger bathrooms than Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice Class.

Caroline O'Toole,Fahy Travel;Amy Fitzpatrick,Falcon Holidays and Carol Anne O'Neill,Worldchoice were at the EDGE event.

Caroline O’Toole, Fahy Travel; Amy Fitzpatrick, Falcon Holidays; and Carol Anne O’Neill, Worldchoice Ireland.

Cantilevered from the side of the ship, the Magic Carpet makes Celebrity Edge’s distinctive profile recognisable from miles away. The size of a tennis court, this incredible engineering feat scales the 16-deck ship through the day and evening, positioning at four of the ship’s decks, transforming into a new and exciting experience at each one.

Ciaran Brady,Trailfinders;Judith Hall,Thompson Travel and Astrid Bell ,American Holidays.

Ciaran Brady, Trailfinders; Judith Hall, Thompson Travel; and Astrid Bell, American Holidays

Celebrity Edge will homeport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, making her first sailing on 16th December 2018. Bookings are now open at www.celebritycruises.co.uk, or through a travel agent, for the ship’s two seven-night itineraries. An Eastern Caribbean cruise visits San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Philipsburg, St Maarten. The Western Caribbean calls on Key West, Florida; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; and George Town, Grand Cayman. Holidaymakers will also have the option to book back-to-back sailings for a 14-night journey. Celebrity Edge will be joined by three sister ships in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

David ??????,Jutcruise.ie and Sharon Fleming,Thompsom Travel

David O’Grady, Justcruise.ie, and Sharon Fleming, Thompson Travel

With Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Cruises has more than doubled the number of available suites, adding two spectacular new categories. At the top of the line are two new Iconic Suites situated above the ship’s bridge. These near 2,600 sq ft, two-bedroom, two-bathroom suites feature mind-blowing views thanks to panoramic windows enveloping the dining room, living room and bedrooms. The 700 sq ft veranda offers a 270-degree view of the ocean.

The iconic

Iconic staterooms take the whole room “right to the water’s edge with the touch of a button”

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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