Edge welcomed to fleet
CELEBRITY Cruises has officially taken delivery of its 2,918-passenger Celebrity Edge vessel during a glitzy on-board welcome ceremony while docked in the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.
The guest list for the festive affair included senior members of the brand’s executive team, along with 1,377 crew members and Celebrity’s President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo ( pictured centre).
“Today is a very special day for all of us as we have been eagerly anticipating this moment for more than four years,” LutoffPerlo told guests.
“There are so many aspects of Celebrity Edge that are more groundbreaking than we could have ever imagined, and it is all a testament to the hard work, creativity and talent of everyone who helped bring this magnificent ship to life,” she added.
Celebrity Edge will set sail for her new home at Fort Lauderdale in Florida on 06 Nov, where the ship is scheduled to embark on her inaugural season sailing alternating seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises.
Capping off the event was the ceremonial keel laying for the Edge Class Celebrity Apex, with guests making their way across the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard to witness the official coin placing before a 762-tonne block was lowered into position.