TRADE partners and media were wowed at Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge Australian launch event in Sydney on Tue.
The local team released details of the $1b new vessel, describing it as “a ship designed to leave the future behind”.
Celebrity Edge was visualised completely in 3D, allowing the developers to see how they could better utilise the space.
The designers have reworked the disembarkation experience, to improve what was “not a very glamorous experience”.
As opposed to walking down a staircase and onto a tender, guests on Edge will exit though a destination lounge featuring imagery of the destination, step onto the “Magic Carpet” and board what will be called an “Edge Launch”.
The Edge Launches will “be a lot more comfortable, have more space and spectacular glass windows to offer you more of a view when you’re getting to the destination,” Cameron Mannix, bdm for Celebrity, ANZ told CW.
More suites will be available on Celebrity Edge, taking up 12% of accommodation stock, compared with 5% on Solstice class vessels and there will be a category for solo travellers – the Edge Single Stateroom with Infinite Veranda.
Cameron Mannix is pictured (left) with Peter McCormack, head of sales ANZ, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Australia.